Pearl Resort

November 22, 2017 | News

We caught up with Bella Hamilton, proud owner of the stunning Pearl Resort and found out what influences her style choices… 1) How did you come up with your business idea? After buying Pearl and getting her home I started thinking of ways I could turn her into a business, I always wanted to hire her out for others to enjoy and as the design and interior took shape it became clear that she was a rather luxury camper… perfect for a romantic get away. 2) How would you describe your style? Modern twist on fifties style with a tropical…

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Dapper & Suave

November 20, 2017 | News

We catch up with two dapper and suave gentlemen about the lengths they go to to make their clients happy, and the things they’d take with them on a desert island… 1) How did you come up with your business idea? We both love accessorising our outfits and found it hard to find something unique at a reasonable price. On a country walk in March 2016 we decided to teach ourselves to sew! 2) How would you describe your style? Our style is Dapper and Suave; vintage meets high street; classic style from a capsule wardrobe. 3) Who, in the…

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Mind Your Bonce!

November 18, 2017 | News

Today we hear from Farnham-based milliner Karen Geraghty about solitude, desert island essentials and her marriage advice… 1) How did you come up with your business idea? Who wouldn’t want to make hats? 2) How would you describe your style? Elegant, quirky, casual  3) Who, in the public eye, suits your brand the most and why? I’ve never thought about it. How about Myrna Loy?  She was gorgeous, stylish and witty, and she could really wear a hat. 4) What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love? Married an Englishman?  5) What tune do you put on…

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The Duo Behind The Wonderous Wedding Fair

October 27, 2017 | News

Two busy ladies from the world of vintage events and publishing join forces to inspire brides on the south coast. Alex Cvijovic and Helen Ruff met at a wedding fair in 2013. Both doing their bit for the wedding world; Alex was organising the fair (The Nostalgic Wedding Fair in Winchester) and Helen was distributing Doily Days magazine. From the outset it was clear the girls shared a mutual passion for nostalgia as well as the desire to promote their take on vintage to the wedding and events industry. Neither of them are into a specific era; although they’d probably…

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Doily Days

A Brand New Website

October 18, 2017 | News

Our brand new website launches today!.. It’s been a long time coming and it now ties in with the look and feel of the magazine (we re-branded last year). We’ll be blogging regularly on the new site, to give our magazine advertisers added value and more exposure. This is a rushed post as I’m busy preparing for a networking event tonight. It’s in Southsea and it’s for our exhibitors at The Wonderous Wedding Fair which we work on with The Vintage Parade. The show is just a few weeks away on Sunday 5th November. We’ve already done a styled shoot…

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Issue 9 launches

Issue 9 launches!

March 12, 2017 | News

We’re launching issue 9 TODAY (!) at The Happily Ever After Creative Wedding Fair in Brighton. All attendees will receive a copy of the issue, hot off the press, and we’re also giving away 50 copies of our special ‘gold’ issue in the VIP bags. Issue 9 is the second issue of our ‘new look’ – new design and new uncoated paper stock – so I feel like we’re really ‘settling in’. The logo’s finally been updated on the website too and issue 9 is available (for anyone and everyone, all over the world!), to read online. I’m going to…

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Doily Days

Commer Camper/van Opportunity

November 26, 2016 | News

So… after buying out the ex I am now the proud sole-owner of a very beautiful, charming 1968 Commer camper/van. This van was purchased two years ago for nostalgic/sentimental reasons as my grandparents owned a very similar vehicle back in the day and spent many happy weekends in the ‘passion wagon’ on the beach in Lyme Regis and the like. It’s a rare van, a British van that was previously used by British Telecoms and The Post Office as delivery vans. You don’t see many of these on eBay… VWs a-plenty! The American company Dodge bought out Commer in the…

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Doily Days

What a Year!..

November 24, 2016 | News

… I know it’s not over but with The Wonderous Wedding Fair behind us and issue 8 officially ‘out there’ I’m winding down, reflecting on a crazy year and planning for 2017. 2016 started in a new home in a new town with a two week old babe in arms; nappies, feeding, washing and all the craziness that goes with new parenthood. Doily Days special issue was under-way but, to be honest, the business was the last thing on my mind… as was showering, leaving the house and attempting to make a proper meal. Cut to March and I was…

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Come and network with us this September!

July 20, 2016 | News

Who’s heard of Dawn Gracie? EVERYONE has right? Well I knew about her when I lived over Brighton way and I got to know her better when I moved closer to her base in Chichester. If you’ve been living under a rock somewhere and haven’t heard of her, Dawn Gracie is a one-woman dynamo; she’s a vintage singer/entertainer/compere, she puts on cabaret shows, she teaches burlesque and she’s organising a ‘camp as Christmas’, kitschtastic vintage weekender at the beginning of September. For more details and to find the link to buy tickets please click here. In Dawn’s other life (how…

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Sussex Hampshire Wedding Magazine

Getting Hitched in a Field

June 1, 2016 | News

What a scorcher of a bank holiday weekend! And what a lovely one we had. Me, Fred and Rupert packed our bags and took Rupert off on his first ‘glamping’ trip. A mere 15 miles up the A3 from our home in Southsea and we were at Wriggly Tin campsite in Hambledon. I know the site well because I actually worked there for a bit last year. That was before I realised how bad (and slow) I was at cleaning and just before I found out I was pregnant! But I loved the peaceful, secluded site and the shepherd’s huts…

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