This year has been pretty non-stop for us over at Domestic Science. We’ve been busy…and we’ve been neglecting the blog… so here’s a little update on what we’ve been doing.
First stop was a buying trip to India in January where we were more than blown away by amazing fabrics, food and people. Delhi is a truly wonderful, magical, crazy place and after a few days there we couldn’t wait to see what else the country had to offer.
We journeyed south by train which was an experience in itself. After enjoying our ‘Meals on Wheels’ (and feeling very Slumdog Millionaire) we arrived in the ‘pink city’; Jaipur, an ancient, beautiful city 5 hours south of Delhi.
We sourced some wonderful block print- fabrics and got them made into lovely tunic tops and Pyjamas. (and soon we’re hoping to get cosy winter PJ’s made too).
In May we were busy too on another buying trip, this time to Marrakech. After a busy weekend we returned with bags full of colourful bowls, wooden spoons, and wicker baskets and our heads filled with snake charmers, dates and mint tea.
In August, we traveled en famille to Italy on an exclusively ‘non buying’ trip but – of course – we couldn’t resist this wonderful jewellery we found in Tuscany.
We did find time to relax and soak up the sun, food and wonderful scenery.
As September rolled around, the kids went back to school, and we’ve gone back to the drawing board, our thoughts turning from long summery days to cosy, wintry nights. We’ve been from Paris to Birmingham to London over the past week at the trade fairs sourcing wonderful new things for autumn and Christmas. We’ll let you know when they all arrive in store …