Friday, June 14, 2013

new stockist in barcelona

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities for sure. Tapas, siestas, beautiful architecture and the beach... what's not to like?

Mengsel is now stocked at The Old Kitchen, based in Mercantic, in Sant Cugat del  Valles just outside Barcelona.

The owners sent me a photo of their window display. Bueno!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

introducing Mengsel's brand new baby range

Say hello to Mengsel's brand new BABY range!

SO excited about this. I've started the collection with Bigger Boat bodysuits. Made from screen printed 100% certified organic cotton and available in 3 colour options: turquoise, rose blush and chartreuse and 2 size options: 3-6 months and 6-12 months. 

A super sweet Autumn/Winter baby range in the works and can't wait to share it with you. In my circle of friends, everybody is having babies (that happens when you're 32!) and it almost feels like I'm buying baby gifts in bulk now. I really wanted to create a baby range that was affordable as gifts for friends (or for your own beautiful little bambino).

Shop the range HERE.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

fish markets of venice

Over here at Mengsel, we LOVE a good Fish & Chips. I was in Venice, Italy last week and visited the famous fish markets next to the Rialto Bridge. A seafood lover's paradise. A few of my snaps...

Do you prefer British style Fish & Chips or fresh Italian seafood dishes? Any favourites?

Mengsel's version of "Fish & Chips" - available at the Mengsel Shop

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

love my new blue bicycle

A couple of weeks ago, I got a beautiful new bicycle from Bobbin. I can't tell you how much I love cruising around on this little beauty. I also got the white rectangular basket to cart around all my Mengsel orders to the post office. 

I picked the Brownie model in navy blue and I'm calling her Bebe (short for Bobbin Brownie). All of a sudden it is so quick to get to places where I usually would have to take a bus or train. I live SO close to Wimbledon Village, but the public transport to get there is awful. With Bebe, I can be in Wimbledon Common quick quick.

Now I just need one of these stylish retro helmets. I'm still using @endurancehero's old helmet from 1992. 

Bring on Summer!

At the Dog & Fox in Wimbledon Village (photo by my lovely friend Louise)

What a beauty!

Parked in front of my home

Love this town!