On Sunday I pottered over to Cambridge and met Alice (The Middle Sister) for the #CambMeetUp at Catesbys. Catesbys can be found on Green Street in the most beautiful historic building full of wood panelling and a grand fireplace. It makes the perfect setting for you to choose from an impressive hand picked collection of tableware, glass and candles.
Neil and Jonathon, owners of the store, spoke to us about how Catesbys came to be. It was great to hear how the idea originated in Paris where they discovered l’art de vivre or the ‘art of living’. It was refreshing to hear them say they are the ‘anti Primark’, a store I hate with a passion (is hate a bit strong?).
We all made our way upstairs to the light and airy cafe which to me is the ‘anti Starbucks’, see what I did there. We were treated to the most impressive blogger brunch which was delicious, I know I will be popping in for a spot of lunch when I’m next in the city.
After we finished eating (I wish I’d taken Tupperware to smuggle some home) we heard about Catesbys latest project. They will be offering different themed boxes named Cool Kitchen, Summer Dining and Hot Desk. These boxes contain various items to pull together the look of your room. They are a great idea if you are someone who needs some guidance when it comes to interior design. My favourite piece has to be the giant cutlery set; I just need to figure out where to display it.
It was also lovely to chat to Julie Deane, CEO of Cambridge Satchel Company. We also got a sneak peek of the new satchel which should be coming out this year. It has a classic, sleek design with the option of carrying it in your hand or over your shoulder. I love it as there is plenty of room for all your essentials without it being too big.
I would also like to say thankyou to the lovely Pippa (Clashing Time) who is a super busy person but she always takes time to help organise these events and get all of the #CambMeetUp girls together. I know this post strays from fashion rather a lot (fashion for your home maybe..) but I always think that it is great to support local businesses and be a part of the blogging community so I hope you won’t mind that I have made an exception.