PUBLISHED: 06:30 01 September 2014
Burnham Deepdale label Gone Crabbing has a fantastic new range for summer
A nippy tale
Burnham Deepdale label Gone Crabbing has a fantastic new range for summer – and it’s not just clothing. Susie Mason launched the brand in 2008, creating a coastal inspired range of fun, stylish clothing for children and adults, perfect for a day at the seaside. Central to many of her designs and logo is her Cromer crab character Colin, and now kids can not only wear a hoodie bearing his image – they can read about his adventures.
The newest addition to the Gone Crabbing range is the Colin the Crab pop-up book, written by Susie, featuring him and his seaside friends, Sally the Starfish and Mike the Mussel in a story brought to life by Robert Crowther with an underlying message about how to have fun rockpooling while ensuring no harm comes to the creatures who live there.
The book costs £7.99, from Gone Crabbing, Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, PE31 8FB, 01485 211111; 64 High Street, Southwold, IP18 6DN, 01502 722400; www.gonecrabbing.co.uk
Shoppers may be familiar with Dotties at Holt and its lovely accessories and gifts for the home, but recently it has moved to a new premises and now boasts its own ladies’ boutique upstairs.
The new department specialises in feminine, Italian Lagenlook clothing, a layered style of design. The pieces are flattering and perfect for the summer – such as this gorgeous coral linen frill dress for £29.95. It also has a range of costume jewellery and a selection of scarves, just right for taking summer dresses into the autumn.
Dotties, 14 Bull Street Holt, NR25 6HP, 01263 478060; also 19A High Street, Sheringham, NR26 8JP; and gifts only at Castle Mall, Norwich, NR1 3DD; www.dottiesgifts.co.uk
A gem of a pendant
These boho festival pendants will leave you dreaming of happy summer days long into the autumn. The Wayfarer Gemstone triangle necklace from Norwich jewellery company Eclectic Eccentricity is the perfect accompaniment to any outfit, from t-shirts and shorts on the beach to glamorous evening wear.
Choose from the purple amethyst, believed to bring clarity and calmness to the mind of the wearer; orange carnelian, said to increase energy levels, instil a sense of humour and encourage creative flow, and green jade, the ultimate luck stone, encouraging love into your life, aiding finances and offering emotional protection. At £20, they are a great addition to your jewellery box; www.eclecticeccentricity.co.uk
Stylish summer footwear
For last-minute additions to your holiday wardrobe, take a look at the summer accessories at Bakers and Larners of Holt – in particular its range of Pikolinos pumps and sandals.
The brand uses beautiful leather treated with natural products to leave it incredibly soft, with a high quality, finely crafted finish.
The Pikolinos Selva pump is currently on sale for £46.66 (normal price £70) and the Pikolinos Espuma Sandal is now £36.66 (normally £55). It also has a great collection of Pour Moi? Swimwear – but be quick, it’s selling fast. The Ahoy stripe range features several different styles of bikini tops and bottoms, starting at £16. Bakers and Larners of Holt, 8 Market Place, Holt, NR25 6BW; 01263 712244; www.bakersandlarners.co.uk