Wow, who can believe that we’re almost into July already? We’re at the tail end of June, the month of longest daylight hours in the northern hemisphere and conversely shortest hours in the southern hemisphere. We’ve also had the Queen’s Jubilee here in the UK with an extra bank holiday that’s got us all way too used to a four-day weekend!
No fear though, as summer holiday season is just around the corner and we have another bank holiday coming up in August – we just need to find a way to keep this sun shining for more than a fleeting half hour!
We’ve had a busy few months at Pureshore; in early May we took part in the fantastic SheerLuxe Spring Fair along with a host of fabulous brands. We’ve also launched our delightful Letters in the Sand collection https://www.pureshorejewellery.com/collections/letters-in-the-sand They’re dainty, desirable and even more affordable as they’re now available in silver and yellow gold vermeil. We were lucky enough to have them photographed by the fabulous @julie.juliet so they will be popping up on Instagram over the next few months.
The first bank holiday in May, we managed to get tickets for the sought-after Faberge exhibition at the V&A museum in London. It was amazing to see the intricacy of the work on display and to also learn a lot more about the history of the super talented Carl Faberge and the launch of his amazing craftmanship onto the world stage. We’re also planning to head to the Jubilee exhibition at Sotheby’s Auction House in Bond Street before it finishes at the end of this month, to marvel at the royal tiaras and generally indulge our love of gemstones.
If you’re heading off on holiday any time soon a must-read is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This book had me transfixed throughout and I barely said a word to my family the whole time I was reading it. Set in a North Carolina marsh it tells the story of Kya in two parts, as a child left to her own devices and then as an adult in her reclusive lifestyle. I won’t say any more for fear of spoiling it but safe to say it has the perfect elements – the sea, art, intrigue and romance - it’s definitely one to absorb yourself in (expect your family to get annoyed with your lack of communication while you avidly read to the end) but it really is worth the moody faces you will encounter in the process. There’s also a movie coming out this summer so it's worth reading the book now before it hits the cinemas to allow your imagination run free. It’s not often we get to just switch off like that in this instantly available digital age where hours and even days can be easily lost in screen time!