Nomad Atelier’s new shoe collections have finally arrived in-store. To celebrate, Rita Britton explains why 21st Century femininity has nothing to do with killer heels that you can’t walk in, but is all about a humble peasant sandal from Minorca and a Victorian invention made for walking.
From the Sicilian seduction of Meo Fusciuni’s perfumes to the perky prettiness of Pyatt & Hesbrook’s Derbyshire-made fragranced candles, Jamie Huckbody sniffs out 13 olfactory adventures on offer at The Tobacco Warehouse.
Love is in the air on the top floor of The Tobacco Warehouse. No, not the sloppy, saccherine kind but that for raw, creative passion. Jamie Huckbody falls head over heels with the three artisans — Florit Nin, Ashraf Hanna, and the Dyehouse collective — currently on show. Photographs by John Britton.
Dickie Bird is a fan; Rita Britton is a fan; but then again, who isn’t a fan of Martin Blake’s? Jamie Huckbody meets up with the Quintessential Kitchen’s master-chef, and chews the fat about midlife career changes, the genius that is Worcestershire Sauce and fantasy Last Suppers.
Settling into her new ‘home’ at The Tobacco Warehouse, Rita Britton talks to Jamie Huckbody about being happy in your own skin, her love of Barnsley and life after Pollyanna.