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Festivals And Events in Italy - October, November and December 2018

Festival of the Thrush – Montalcino – October 27th - 28thLocally known as the Sagra del Tordo, this annual festival celebrates the regions hunting heritage and the opening of the hunting season. It's a very lively and colourful festival which is alway set on the last weekend of October. Proceeding really get going on the [...]

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Choosing the right laptop bag

Laptops really are a great piece of kit. A compact, slim, lightweight computer that you can transport easily from one work place to another...what a fantastic invention that suits our new age lifestyle. However, as you all know, laptops don't have a built in handle and they need some protection, so you'll definitely need a [...]

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The history behind our Italian Silk Ties

Lake Como and the surrounding countryside is the beautiful setting for one of the most important areas in the world for silk production. Introduced into the region in the 16th century by Pietro Boldoni a local businessman who had the foresight to realise that the two things essential to silk production is an abundance of [...]

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Ryder Cup 2018 New Terrida Leather Golf Bags

The excitement is building for every keen golfer and golfing fans as we get ever closer to the Ryder Cup 2018. Held this year at the Albatross Course at Le Golf National, Paris, France between September 28th - 30th. The Ryder Cup is played every other year in even numbered years between 12 member teams [...]

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The Humble Hobo Bucket Bag is the Perfect Companion

As an everyday bag, the shoulder bag makes so much sense. It's easy to carry, it allows you to keep both hands free and they are normally large enough to carry all your bits and bobs. However, there is one style of shoulder bag that has become extremely popular in recent years and that is the [...]

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Puglia, Italy's Garden of Eden

I was watching an episode of ‘Jamie Cooks Italy’ where he travels to various destinations in Italy with his old friend and mentor, Gennaro Contaldo. This week they visited what I think is one of the most magical and unspoilt regions in the whole of Italy, Puglia, a region situated on the heel of the [...]

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The Demise Of The High Street

There doesn't seem to be a week that goes by when we don't hear some more bad news about the High Street. The sad erosion of retail outlets closing down is ripping the beating heart out of our towns and cities just seems relentless. For quite some time now we have seen the small independent [...]

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Suppliers of Roberto Pancani Woven Leather Bags

We are proud to announce that we are now exclusive UK suppliers of Roberto Pancani handbags. Based in Florence, this luxury brand are experts in creating beautiful and completely handmade woven bags. Although they are specialists in weaving leather, they are also expert straw and rattan basket bag makers which include detailed crocheting rafia as [...]

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Choosing The Perfect Leather Attache Case

I guess that you know when your career is going well when you wake up one morning and decide that you need a briefcase. It may be that you have reached middle management, a sales executive or maybe a newly qualified doctor. Whatever you are, it has now become essential that you need to carry [...]

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3 Things To Consider When Looking For The Perfect Handbag

1. What is the reason for buying a new handbag?There are many reasons why you may be looking for a new handbag. If it's for a special occasion such as a wedding or a function, the chances are you have already selected your outfit and now you're looking to accessorise. In this instance you are [...]

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