Thursday, 6 October 2011

Destination Askew Road

A very pleasant stroll this morning to enjoy the delights of two, yes two, groovy new shops on Askew Road. First stop was Long Live Vintage at number 163.
The lovely proprietor, Kieran Williams, was very welcoming, orange juice or fizz at the ready, busily making a few final touches to the displays. The shop is bright and stylish, with a select range of women's clothes and some very good bags and shoes - mainly of a sixties/seventies feel I would say.
The highlight of our visit was discovering a very fine Burberry mac in exactly the cut we were looking for that fitted Jonathan like a glove.

In fact, with its pre-loved look, it could have been his for years! And even better, 10% all purchases today.
Next stop was the much anticipated Ginger Pig. Lovely.

Yes, there is a lot of meat, but it looks really good. I loved the deli side of the shop too, with baskets of eggs, homemade preserves, pies and patés.
We secured a terrific looking Pork Pie with Stilton and Caramelised Onions and 100g of Smoked Cheek Pig Paté - roll on lunch time.