Our Jasmine Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion is light and silky and your skin will absorb its goodness to make it seductively soft. I know I feel as though my skin needs a little help as we leave winter behind, so a top tip is to add a bit of your bronzer to the body lotion to give you a bit of colour. It’s a great way to look fantastic, nourish your skin and smell divine at the same time.
In 1929, Bourjois created Evening in Paris, one of the most celebrated perfumes throughout the world. It was an immediate success and a firm favourite during WWII and even now this beautiful fragrance conjures up the headiness of wartime dance halls, seamed stockings and G.I.s.
Re-launched in limited quantities as Soir de Paris – this classic fragrance is as evocative as ever and has been beautifully repackaged in a unique cobalt blue crescent bottle.
I love the scent of Soir de Paris and people who discover it in our Haworth shop are thrilled to discover it still exists. If you’re planning to come to the Haworth 1940s weekend, or are just in love with all things vintage, this is the fragrance to be wearing. Still modern, still romantic… a rare find.
Rosie was the first of the Chihuahuas to enter my life and I love her so much that we ended up with six more. She is the princess of the Chichuahua clan and rules over the others as she reigns as top dog.
Rosie’s favourite thing in the world is her green monkey and she takes him to bed with her every night. As soon as she goes upstairs and reappears with green monkey in her mouth I know she’s ready for bed. This is her way of saying “bedtime mummy please”. The other girls are not allowed anywhere near him and they get in to serious trouble if they even look in monkey’s direction.
It takes a lot of work to become a friend of Rosie’s. Even after years of trying, lots of humans have yet to win Rosie over; she’s a tough cookie.
Bluebell is the shyest of all of Chihuahua clan. She may make an appearance and say hello, but won’t stick around long enough for you to say hello back. Bluebell has the biggest puppy dog eyes you’ve ever seen which can make her look even more terrified than she really is. She has a jaunty walk which turns into a skip every four or fives paces.
Our Cherry Kiss is a lovely lip balm scented with a rich cherry fragrance and a hint of red cherry colour. It’s fabulous for lips, but I’ve got a more interesting idea for you. Use a dab of Cherry Kiss on your cheek bones to add definition and a hint of colour. If you’re caught short without any make up this tip will give you extra va va voom.
For the past 15 years the traders’ association of Haworth has organised an annual 1940s weekend in May. It has got bigger and better every event and has now become so enormous that a committee of local people have stepped up to organise the weekend and raise money for Help For Heroes.
The weekend is great fun with vintage cars, a military vehicle parade, bands, dancing and a 1940s remembrance service. Whether you’ve been before or fancy coming along for the first time, the Official Haworth 1940s Weekend website is currently being updated with all the information. It’s a fabulous weekend filled with vintage fun for everyone.
Do you feel it too? Spring is on its way, which means it’s time to crank the beauty regime up a notch and prepare to unveil your body from its winter wardrobe and greet the fresh air. I’m starting by giving my skin a special treat with our amazing Rose & Patchouli Body Polish.
Did you know that 90% of household dust is dead skin cells? By exfoliating your body with our Rose & Patchouli Body Polish you’re gently removing dead cells and invigorating the healthy skin. It also means your moisturiser isn’t fighting through dead layers before becoming effective.
You can use our Rose & Patchouli Body Polish in the shower or bath. Scoop a small amount of the scrub into your hand, apply to the area you wish to exfoliate, and massage into your skin in a circular motion until the sugar and salt has dissolved, and then rinse the residue from your skin. Our Rose & Patchouli Body Scrub contains sunflower oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and vitamin E to nourish your skin, and applying Rose & Patchouli Body Butter will give your skin a real moisture boost. It makes for a marvellous spring clean.
Let me introduce to Lou Lou. She’s the smallest of the Chihuahua clan but has the biggest personality. She may look like a tiny, innocent puppy, but don’t be fooled as she’s a clever little bundle of trouble. Lou Lou spends her day pretending to sleep whilst she is really plotting ways to entertain herself. She’s regularly escapes from the garden, battles with the other Chihuahuas, and pinches food which makes living with Lou Lou great fun.
I am so proud that the roots of Rose & Co. grew from Haworth, a Yorkshire village famous as the home of Emily, Charlotte and Anne Bronte. Haworth is on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway with a working steam train running at the weekends, which is the perfect way for you to pay us visit. Just catch a train to Keighley and then hop on a steam train to Haworth for a glorious outing, just make sure you check their timetable before you leave.
The train line running through the Worth Valley opened on 15th April 1867 to serve the numerous woollen mills in the area. Tackling the steep 5 mile gradient from Keighley up the valley, the train brought coal to keep the looms running by steam power. Today, it is a picturesque way to enjoy the beautiful countryside immortalised by the Bronte sisters.
British Railways closed the line in 1962. After many years of struggle a loyal band of locals and steam enthusiasts created a Preservation Society under which the line was bought outright and re-opened to passenger traffic on 29th June 1968. I think we’re lucky that it’s stayed open as there’s nothing more evocative of a bygone time than taking a trip on a steam train.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has lots of lovely events planned over the coming months and I’ll keep you updated. You may even bump into me enjoying an afternoon tea in the dining car.
My pretty Petals attracts a lot of attention because she really is a cutie pie. This little pup, however, is not fond of strangers and often disappears when we have visitors. The good news is that once she’s got used to you she’s full of admiration. It’s well worth spending the time to win Petals over as she uses her big brown eyes to flirt and flatter her human friends. It’s impossible not to be won over.
Petals loves playing with toys and her favourite pastime is to pinch the other Chihuahua’s treats, but she easily gets distracted and walks away from her stash only to find it’s disappeared on her return.