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Blue and all its hues (oh, I do love a rhyme!) is at the forefront of our minds at the moment. Not least because of the glorious bluebells carpeting our woodland but also because of the exciting arrival of Baby Sussex, Archie. Are Royal baby boys double blue?
We make no secret of the fact that blue is close to our hearts here at Cove. Navy, denim, royal, powder, cornflower and cobalt to name but a few are a collection staple. Blue is a chameleon of colours and with its various different shades there is a colour that suits all skin types, ages and colours.
Well, what an amazing weekend. Wall to wall sunshine and the hottest Easter Monday on record*. Is it fair to say, out loud, Spring is finally here? The sunglasses and bare ankles certainly say it is. But then it is April and as we know this is synonymous with showers so it may be prudent not to get too carried away in wearing our floaty Spring dresses on rotation.
This aside, there is no denying that the evenings can still be a little chilly and when the temperature drops you want to have a cosy jumper to hand. Even with bare legs, throwing on a warm jumper seems to do the trick once the sun goes down. That, and a large glass of something.
For us, International Women's Day is all about supporting and inspiring one another; not only in the world of business but in every day life. There is no denying that women deserve equal recognition and gender parity but just a mere act of kindness to each other epitomises the message behind IWD.
Instagram, whether you love it or hate it, has been a great platform to meet, connect and support other women in business. Those squares are proof of the hugely talented women out there who have grafted, made sacrifices and overcome challenges to be where they are today.
When you think of February, what comes to mind? Love and romance? Grey days and freezing temperatures? Our answer probably speaks volumes; but let's not get in to that! February is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. A phenomenon that just keeps on growing. The pressure to buy something ‘just right’ for your loved one can make the art of gifting a minefield for an old romantic. Judging the price (can the monetary value be translated in to the strength of my love?), the content (staying on the right side of ‘romantic’ that is not too cliché) and, of course, choosing something that they might actually like can make even the bravest run for the hills.
One of the best cures for the January blues? A break in the mountains. If you are one of the lucky ones heading off to the slopes, now is the time to wheel out your favourite cashmere, moon boots and sunnies. Even if snow sports aren’t your thing, who doesn't like jacuzzis, a spot of mountain retail and the prospect of a ‘vin chaud’? It is always a challenge to nail après ski style. Particularly if time does not allow an outfit change between a day on the slopes and a night at a club. There is no need to forsake warmth for style these days.