Thursday, 7 June 2012
Each summer, we stock some really comfortable and versatile sandals from a company in London.
They are very light and easily slip into one's suitcase along with those airy summer clothes we all like to take on holiday.
This season's styles are a mixture of "flats" and "wedges", which we hope you will love.
The flat sandals are priced at £38.50 and their wedge counterparts are £44, very competitvely priced you will find.
Yes , it does seem to be raining and cold much of the time, but Summer is definitely coming, so do come in and try these sandals on, as sizes do begin to run out by mid-summer.
The sandals are hand crafted in Africa and have leather uppers and soles. The base of the soles are EVA, which is why they are so light.
There are 5 styles, with the wedges at a height of 2 inches at the heel.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Spring-Summer 2012 Fashion Show @ Number 9Our Spring-Summer 2012 Fashion show was a great success, from our perspective:
- The invitees had a wonderful time
- More than £800 was raised for the Lewis Manning Hospice over the two evenings.
- The food was wonderful and we discovered a new and very enjoyable white wine in the No. 9 cellars.
- We had fun interacting with everyone and watching the show.
- The models enjoyed talking about their outfits and were fed and watered (wined to be more accurate) behind the scenes.
- A lot of positive feedback was received by all the participants over the ensuing days.
|Fraser puttting the final touches to Lesley|
Each evening began with a hair-styling session for the models. Fraser, from Reeves and Gallagher, performed brilliantly, giving the ladies hair both lustre and bounce.
None of the models wanted an actual cut just for the occasion, as they had recently had one, so Fraser had the challenge of giving them a glamourous style with a healthy sheen, but within strict constraints.
|Diane, Greg and Helen|
Diane and Helen performed brilliantly to ensure each course was delivered in a timely manner.
The taster menu was inspired. It comprised:
Steamed Cornish Rope Grown Mussels with a Garlic Noilly Prat and Cream Sauce
Served with granary bread
Miniature Chicken and New Season Asparagus Pie
Topped with Cheddar Glazed Mash
Served with Roasted Vegetable Crisps
Chocolate Brownie with Fresh Blood Orange
Served with Clotted Cream
Warm Treacle Tart
The fashion show began around the time the food began to appear. There follow a series of photographs depicting the outfits and accessories worn.
|Katie in a Joules dress|
|Hannah in a Seasalt dress|
|A few of our guests enjoying the ambience at No. 9|
Our three models, Katie Ridges, Lesley Woodward and Hannah Mirza wore a range of outfits, which were carefully coordinated with shoes and accessories by Sarah (Riverside Gallery) and Maria (Doris & Daisy).
|Hannah in a lace tunic by Cream|
|Lesley in an In Town ensemble with a Komodo coat|
|Hannah wearing a Komodo tunic/dress made from tencel (eucalyptus)|
|Lesley entertaining the diners|
|Katie in a sleek Masai Ora dress|
|Katie looking lovely in a great dress by Cream|
|Hannah in Komodo|
|A happy winner of an Owen Barry bag|
- Owen Barry suede bag
- Scarves by Komodo
- Cut & Blow Dry from Reeves & Gallagher
- £50 Gift Token from Doris & Daisy Shoes
- £30 Gift Token from No. 9
- £25 Gift Token from Riverside Gallery
|Our lovely Hayley Chinnock, who gave up so much time to the project|
Finally, you can see more photographs and a video of the event on our facebook page, by clicking on this link: www.facebook.com/riversidegallerydorset
Or, alternatively you can find a higher quality version of the video on YouTube using the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eWdYYLihho
Th music on the video is by Imad's son, Joe Mirza, who has a number of projects running concurrently. The lovely piece used for the video came from The Slow Revolt, his solo project.
You can hear more on YouTube via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR24jYYCr6I
Thursday, 8 March 2012
|Yes, more Masai|
Tickets will cost £20, with all proceeds going to the Lewis Manning Hospice. They are already on sale from No. 9, who will also arrange table bookings.
on 01202 849973.
More information on Spring-Summer fashions can be found via this link
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
A number of traders and businesses support the scheme to pedestrianise the square in Wimborne, including ourselves. However, it us difficult to explain the merits of the scheme to the sceptics when all electricity in the town centre is cut by some 'clumsy' drilling by the contractor.
This happened yesterday and caused two hours of inconvenience.
That said, the scheme has been well-planned, by and large, causing little disruption considering its complexity.
Let's hope it all goes smoothly and Wimborne becomes an even more desirable destination.
Sunday, 29 January 2012
- Potted Brown Shrimp
- Roast Duck with Rhubarb
- Miniature Fish Pie
- Mini locally-caught Hake Rarebit, Baby Spinach & Beef Tomato
Carpaccio on Sour Dough Bruschetta
- Mini Goat's Cheese and Roasted Beetroot Burger, Dorset Watercress and
Horse Radish Creme Fraiche
- A Selection of Poole Bay Ousters & Portland Scallops
- Sticky Toffee Pudding, Caramel Suace, Vannilla Bean Ice Cream
- Baked Raspberry Cheesecake with Poopy Seed Caramel
- A Selection of Homemade Ice Crea, Baby Spinach & Tomato Carpaccio with Sourdough Bruschetta
For lovers of soft, organic cotton that washes really well, then Seasalt is a label which will appeal to you. This Cornish company has created some great prints for this summer season and we have selected a number of dresses, tunics and tops, in floral and nautical themes, that we believe you will love. This Sassy tunic below will retail at under £45.
More exciting shapes and prints from Joules include:
|Remy dress/tunic at £49.95|
|Julia dress at £54.95|