Doily Days are partial to weddings, ice cream and quirky retro caravans, so imagine the excitement when Caravanilla drove onto the scene, combining all three. Chichester based Caravanilla run their ice cream business from Olive, a beautifully restored 1960s Cheltenham Fawn caravan with a vintage feel inside and out. Olive is available to hire for weddings, birthdays, parties, fetes or any kind of get together. Wherever she goes, Olive is guaranteed to make people smile; serving up organic ice cream with a sprinkling of nostalgia.
The caravan’s restoration was a six month labour of love completed over winter 2013 ready to take on the summer season. Charlie, Olive’s proud owner wanted to serve up ice cream as it conjures up sunny days and happy times, thus making a lovely environment in which to work, she also gets to visit some amazing places… completely different to her day job! Beautifully styled from top to toe, inspired by pretty posies, and the nostalgic welcoming feel of a friendly front room, Charlie describes Olive as: “the perfect office, flowery, pink and full of ice cream”.
Let’s talk flavours! Vanilla has proved to be the most popular so far, closely followed by strawberry and champagne, banana, brandy butter and salted caramel. The British sourced mouth-watering selection doesn’t stop there, there’s everything from mint choc baby chip to clotted cream to cider sorbet. Not forgetting an array of homemade toppings including popcorn, toffee sauce, chocolate ganache and meringues. Charlie takes great pleasure in watching adults experience a popping candy fix and the childhood memories it conjures up, and loves seeing the look on children’s faces when they take their first lick! Your guests will be also be tempted by traditional ice cream floats and lashings and lashings of ginger beer and cloudy lemonade.
Covering mainly Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey, Caravanilla are happy to discuss venues and events a little further afield. For more information and to view Olive in all her retro glory, check out Caravanilla on Facebook www.facebook.com/Caravanilla or email them at email@example.com
Words by Faye Spiller