Cary’s Blog

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Museum of Bags & Purses

Hidden away behind leafy trees in a lovely old canal-side house in Amsterdam lies the Tassen Museum Hendrikje – Museum of Bags and Purses with three floors of the most interesting and divine handbags! The Museum of Bags and Purses is the only one in Europe and is the largest in the world – and […]

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The Classic Car Boot Sale

The ever so popular and successful Classic Car Boot Sale is venturing East for the weekend 20 & 21st September to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. Already firmly established as a highlight in the calendar for vintage enthusiasts, classic car buffs, music lovers and design aficionados it will see over 150 classic cars, bikes […]

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Artists Textiles

The Fashion & Textile Museum in Bermondsey holds the most wonderful courses, workshops, talks and exhibitions throughout the year and is well worth keeping on your radar.  The Artists Textiles exhibition is no exception and has been running since January – it closes on 18 May, so don’t miss it. I was attracted to this […]

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Brocante Road Trip 2014

Our ever-popular Brocante boys Gary and Ramon, who offer a wonderful eclectic range of wares at the Wanstead Vintage Fashion & Brocante Fair are offering a fabulous Brocante Road Trip in April 2014. The Itinerary for the four day road trip is: Day 1 - Two pick-up points (Aylesbury and London) where you will meet your fellow […]

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A Very Vintage Christmas

One of the most highly anticipated fairs of the year opened its doors yesterday for their annual Christmas Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington.  The Country Living Magazine Fair hand-picks some of the best artisans, crafters, designers, antique and vintage sellers to participate in their fabulous five day fair. Not only can you […]

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Lille Braderie

It was for the second year that I headed with uncontainable excitement to Lille Braderie, one of the largest flea markets in Europe stretching over 100 km and with a reported 10,000 sellers. According to Wiki its origins date back to the twelfth century and it used to be a five day affair. Now it […]

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On the Scent

Visiting Graham Leonard from Green Parrot Collectables and Vintage Perfumes was like ‘walking into the past.’  I was keen to explore his vast collection of over 2764 bottles of perfume and to hear his enthralling story. Before even entering his house I was standing in his garden and could smell the scent, but not from […]

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Waiting for Gatsby

Are you keen to watch the Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the Great Gatsby as much as a guest waited in anticipation for one of Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties? Personally I can’t wait to see the gorgeous costumes and make-up.  A Miuccia Prada collaboration – they raided the Prada and Miu Miu archives for over 40 […]

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So Dior

I had the most fabulous time visiting the ‘So Dior’ at Harrods Exhibition. Harking back to my twenties, if I could have picked an era to live, I would have chosen the very early 50’s, and I would have moved heaven and earth to have been dressed in Dior. But back to 2013 – Harrods […]

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Country Living Magazine Spring Fair 2013

Doors opened yesterday to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair.  Hundreds lined-up outside and made a quick bee-line to the vintage stands. Here are a few of the stalls well worth a visit – they re-stock daily so no fear of missing out – however most of the items are one-off, unless it’s the beautifully […]