A Wonderful Little Shop.20:42
Whilst in Brighton I spent quite a bit of my time in a Gorgeous little shop called 'Imi Loa', to me it was called 'Clare's Shop', so I actually had to investigate to discover what it was actually called.
I was and still am completely in love with this shop, everything was just so beautiful. I could have spent so much money in there that my bedroom would have looked like the shop, although it would have been difficult to get everything home. There's a very homely and friendly atmosphere in the shop, both Clare and Marius are incredibly charming and unbelievably kind.
The term Imi Loa roughly translate as explore, which fits the boutique in an outstanding way, there is so much culture included in the shop, from styles of accessories to the images used on some of the products.
The shop is located down the main high street, just around the corner from Brunswick Square, about 500 metres away from the beach, how lovely, but I do warn you, it's not a real beach; it has pebbles instead of sand; it hurts! It honestly grieves me that I didn't take more photos on my many trips to Brighton, it's such an amazing place and I haven't been since last July, I'm feeling rather deprived really.
This was my Christmas present from Sam Reece (an amazing artist) in 2011, from Imi Loa of course, it's lovely, isn't it? It did used to have a photograph in it, however it has been removed, which is rather annoying as it was quite difficult to get in, I tell you now!
This was another gift from Sam when my Granddad died, I was devastated, but she lovingly looked after me. This notebook is now one of my most prized possessions as I use it as my design book. At this present moment there are 47 designs and I'm just waiting until inspiration strikes again. I choose this one because I think the mix of colours and motifs was beautiful and it comes in handy for inspiration sometimes. Because I loved it so much I wanted to know if there was anything similar out there in the big wide world, so I very cleverly looked at the back of the book. Magically I found Papaya Art!!! I've spent hours looking through this site, making wish lists in my head and I swear as soon as I have a decent amount of money I will be spending a fair amount of it on this website.
This is the gorgeous Heart Clare wrapped around my Notebook when Sam bought it. Clare was also very sympathetic about my loss and gave me a nice big hug, the two of them are just lovely. I now hang this heart in my bedroom along with my little bird.
I'm completely running out of words to describe all this, it's ridiculous.
But all in all, I can't wait to go back to Brighton, need somewhere to stay and someone to go with, hmm, hopefully I can go in the Summer holidays, although I would like to go to Ireland too.
Anyone visited anywhere nice lately?
So remember, each day, live a little, laugh a little and love a little. ♥