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AUTUMN NEWS 2017

MARC CAIN ROADSHOW We are thrilled to welcome back the Marc Cain team on the 11th September

NO SUBDUED HUES FOR AUTUMN The stunning new collections for Autumn will certainly pack a punch!


Autumn 2017

Editor’s letter Hello to Autumn! ‘Oh no’, I hear you cry, ‘we want to hang on to summer as long as possible’ and believe me, so do I. I am making the most of my summer clothes but I am getting just a little excited about what has been delivered into the shop. Designers do understand our climate and are becoming more aware of the buy it - want to wear it – trend, which is why I’m struggling to resist just the odd new addition to my wardrobe. We are thrilled to have the Marc Cain Roadshow back this autumn, with the team from Germany descending on us in September (see page 6). Of course that won’t be our only event - we have a lot to show you throughout the season so do book yourself into one (or all) of the fashion shows to get some genuine inspiration for the autumn.

us understand our obsession with body image and hopefully put into perspective and strike a balance on what we should be happy about.

This Autumn, I will be:

Our theme nights at The George continue, with tastes from France, dishes with a Nordic flavour and a Middle Eastern influence at our Lebanese evening. All still £19 for 2 courses and a glass of wine.

• Cycling the Coast to Coast

We’ve also thrown in a Autumn wine dinner (see page 26) for those who enjoy discovering new grape flavours.

• Sampling Nordic cuisine

It will be a packed second half of the year, come and join the fun.

41 High Street, Buckden,

• Celebrating my son’s 21st – ahhh! • Putting some animal print in my wardrobe

Anne Furbank St Neots, Cambs PE19 5WZ Telephone: Shop 01480 811333 Office: 01480 811321

Becky

www.annefurbank.co.uk

Rebecca Furbank Managing Director

The George Hotel and Brasserie High Street, Buckden, St Neots, Cambs PE19 5XA

Check out our article on Beauty Sickness (see page 14) which helps

Telephone: 01480 812300 www.thegeorgebuckden.com

Front cover by Luisa Cerano Editor: Rebecca Furbank

Anne Furbank Director

Richard Furbank Director

Debbie Daniels Sales Director

Jacky Maskell Assistant Manager

Design & Print: Right Click Creative Tel: 01767 262858 www.rightclickcreative.co.uk

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Autumn 2017

Editor’s letter Hello to Autumn! ‘Oh no’, I hear you cry, ‘we want to hang on to summer as long as possible’ and believe me, so do I. I am making the most of my summer clothes but I am getting just a little excited about what has been delivered into the shop. Designers do understand our climate and are becoming more aware of the buy it - want to wear it – trend, which is why I’m struggling to resist just the odd new addition to my wardrobe. We are thrilled to have the Marc Cain Roadshow back this autumn, with the team from Germany descending on us in September (see page 6). Of course that won’t be our only event - we have a lot to show you throughout the season so do book yourself into one (or all) of the fashion shows to get some genuine inspiration for the autumn.

us understand our obsession with body image and hopefully put into perspective and strike a balance on what we should be happy about.

This Autumn, I will be:

Our theme nights at The George continue, with tastes from France, dishes with a Nordic flavour and a Middle Eastern influence at our Lebanese evening. All still £19 for 2 courses and a glass of wine.

• Cycling the Coast to Coast

We’ve also thrown in a Autumn wine dinner (see page 26) for those who enjoy discovering new grape flavours.

• Sampling Nordic cuisine

It will be a packed second half of the year, come and join the fun.

41 High Street, Buckden,

• Celebrating my son’s 21st – ahhh! • Putting some animal print in my wardrobe

Anne Furbank St Neots, Cambs PE19 5WZ Telephone: Shop 01480 811333 Office: 01480 811321

Becky

www.annefurbank.co.uk

Rebecca Furbank Managing Director

The George Hotel and Brasserie High Street, Buckden, St Neots, Cambs PE19 5XA

Check out our article on Beauty Sickness (see page 14) which helps

Telephone: 01480 812300 www.thegeorgebuckden.com

Front cover by Luisa Cerano Editor: Rebecca Furbank

Anne Furbank Director

Richard Furbank Director

Debbie Daniels Sales Director

Jacky Maskell Assistant Manager

Design & Print: Right Click Creative Tel: 01767 262858 www.rightclickcreative.co.uk

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Letter from Annie

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t seems hard for me to contemplate autumn, not because it still feels summery but more to do with being in the middle of buying for summer 2018! Out of the shop my head is focused on spring and summer collections whereas inside the shop, autumn has arrived. I have to confess I am more of an autumn/winter person. I think that might have something to do with my feet or more precisely what I put on my feet. I have loved the fact that trainers have become a fashion statement and that certainly helped me this summer as I wore my Kennel & Schmenger fringe trainers to death but, come the autumn, boots are back!

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I had a sneak preview of the shoe collections before they started coming into the shop and now that they are arriving I’m more excited than ever. Some people start their wardrobe from the top down, I definitely start mine from the feet up! It has been a busy few months with the shop team - weddings, births and a retirement! There’s been a house move within the hotel team and a new kitchen for me – I can’t believe I could be that excited about a kitchen cupboard! Lots to look forward to as well, with all our events in the shop and the hotel and I look forward to catching up with many of you at one or more of these.

“I had a sneak preview of the shoe collections before they started coming into the shop and now that they are arriving, I’m more excited than ever.”


Anne Furbank Fashion

Letter from Annie

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t seems hard for me to contemplate autumn, not because it still feels summery but more to do with being in the middle of buying for summer 2018! Out of the shop my head is focused on spring and summer collections whereas inside the shop, autumn has arrived. I have to confess I am more of an autumn/winter person. I think that might have something to do with my feet or more precisely what I put on my feet. I have loved the fact that trainers have become a fashion statement and that certainly helped me this summer as I wore my Kennel & Schmenger fringe trainers to death but, come the autumn, boots are back!

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I had a sneak preview of the shoe collections before they started coming into the shop and now that they are arriving I’m more excited than ever. Some people start their wardrobe from the top down, I definitely start mine from the feet up! It has been a busy few months with the shop team - weddings, births and a retirement! There’s been a house move within the hotel team and a new kitchen for me – I can’t believe I could be that excited about a kitchen cupboard! Lots to look forward to as well, with all our events in the shop and the hotel and I look forward to catching up with many of you at one or more of these.

“I had a sneak preview of the shoe collections before they started coming into the shop and now that they are arriving, I’m more excited than ever.”


Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

MARC CAIN ROADSHOW BACK IN TOWN Monday 11th September, 11am and 2pm

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e are thrilled to welcome back the team from Marc Cain when they put on their Roadshow, here in Buckden, on the 11th September.We are the first stop on their UK tour when they visit 4 stores on the mainland and then head over to Ireland for another week. They will bring their catwalk show to Buckden with their own models and compère showcasing the very best of the new season’s fashion. Lighting and sound will create the perfect atmosphere – you will feel like you have front row seats at London Fashion Week! With a colour palette that crosses over from bright pink to sapphire blue, burnt orange to charcoal grey and gentle lilacs to mocha, the show will take you on a journey through the rainbow.

Animals play a big part in this season’s collections with leopard prints, diving swallows, galloping horses and even a sausage dog making an appearance – not live on the catwalk, purely in print! There will be Marc Cain fizz and a Marc Cain gift with your Marc Cain purchase, which we know you won’t be able to resist!

To make sure you don’t miss out we are running two fashion shows on the day, one at 11am and one at 2pm. But do book your seats by calling the shop on 01480 811333 or emailing becky@annefurbank.com

Autumn Fashion Week

Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th September.

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s the Marc Cain Roadshow moves on we bring you our very own Autumn Fashion Shows at Anne Furbank. With over 50 different collections to choose from, brands from the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA; clothing for day and evening; desirable and wearable fashions; feminine, sporty and artistic looks and all the accessories to make it complete – we have plenty to show you! Over two floors there is a lot to take in but our fashion shows, from Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th, will focus your

senses and be an event of inspiration for you to update, add to or create a whole new wardrobe. The shows, at 10am and 2pm each day will be sparkling occasions with bucks fizz or, if you prefer, straight bubbles, and front row seats for everyone so you can get up close and personal to see the detail in all the designs. On top of all this there will be a beautiful bespoke leather coin purse on every seat as our complimentary gift to you. A thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for our shows, our collections and fashion in general.

Bespoke leather gift We have the most beautiful fine leather coin purse with side card pocket as our complimentary gift to you during the Anne Furbank Autumn Fashion Week. Created by Byron & Brown exclusively for Anne Furbank this luxury leather coin purse is the perfect size for loose change or to take out when you have no need for a wallet full of loyalty cards. It comes in its own gift box - a perfect present from us to you. All you need to do is book your seat at one of our Autumn Fashion Shows and the gift will be waiting on your seat for you.

Shows are Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th at 10am and 2pm. Book to reserve a seat by calling the shop: 6

01480 811333 or emailing becky@annefurbank.com

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Autumn 2017

MARC CAIN ROADSHOW BACK IN TOWN Monday 11th September, 11am and 2pm

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e are thrilled to welcome back the team from Marc Cain when they put on their Roadshow, here in Buckden, on the 11th September.We are the first stop on their UK tour when they visit 4 stores on the mainland and then head over to Ireland for another week. They will bring their catwalk show to Buckden with their own models and compère showcasing the very best of the new season’s fashion. Lighting and sound will create the perfect atmosphere – you will feel like you have front row seats at London Fashion Week! With a colour palette that crosses over from bright pink to sapphire blue, burnt orange to charcoal grey and gentle lilacs to mocha, the show will take you on a journey through the rainbow.

Animals play a big part in this season’s collections with leopard prints, diving swallows, galloping horses and even a sausage dog making an appearance – not live on the catwalk, purely in print! There will be Marc Cain fizz and a Marc Cain gift with your Marc Cain purchase, which we know you won’t be able to resist!

To make sure you don’t miss out we are running two fashion shows on the day, one at 11am and one at 2pm. But do book your seats by calling the shop on 01480 811333 or emailing becky@annefurbank.com

Autumn Fashion Week

Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th September.

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s the Marc Cain Roadshow moves on we bring you our very own Autumn Fashion Shows at Anne Furbank. With over 50 different collections to choose from, brands from the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA; clothing for day and evening; desirable and wearable fashions; feminine, sporty and artistic looks and all the accessories to make it complete – we have plenty to show you! Over two floors there is a lot to take in but our fashion shows, from Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th, will focus your

senses and be an event of inspiration for you to update, add to or create a whole new wardrobe. The shows, at 10am and 2pm each day will be sparkling occasions with bucks fizz or, if you prefer, straight bubbles, and front row seats for everyone so you can get up close and personal to see the detail in all the designs. On top of all this there will be a beautiful bespoke leather coin purse on every seat as our complimentary gift to you. A thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for our shows, our collections and fashion in general.

Bespoke leather gift We have the most beautiful fine leather coin purse with side card pocket as our complimentary gift to you during the Anne Furbank Autumn Fashion Week. Created by Byron & Brown exclusively for Anne Furbank this luxury leather coin purse is the perfect size for loose change or to take out when you have no need for a wallet full of loyalty cards. It comes in its own gift box - a perfect present from us to you. All you need to do is book your seat at one of our Autumn Fashion Shows and the gift will be waiting on your seat for you.

Shows are Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th at 10am and 2pm. Book to reserve a seat by calling the shop: 6

01480 811333 or emailing becky@annefurbank.com

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Autumn 2017

It has been a number of years since we stocked Luisa Cerano in the shop.The brand has been through a few changes but has settled down and been producing some great collections over the last few seasons – we’ve just had to find space in order to house it!

T We are thrilled to have American brand Tommy Hilfiger join our collections this autumn.

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ommy has been enjoying a great deal of press with the signing of top model Gigi Hadid to represent the brand as well as being the first designer to pioneer the idea of ‘see it – buy it – wear it’. His 2016 catwalk show was backed up by pop-up shops which sold the clothes that had just been seen on the catwalk.

hankfully this season we have and we are delighted to welcome it back in store.The collection gets a definite YES from us and it is a YES from Luisa Cerano as they have emblazoned the word over their sweaters! It is definitely reminiscent of the ‘80’s statement t-shirts but in a much more subtle and sophisticated way. A nod to fashion but not a slave to it. Jet black and cherry red combinations add to the stylish element with stripes and checks building interest and the fabrics, as they have always been, true quality. ‘We are so pleased we could find a home for it,’ said Rebecca. ‘It is a perfect collection to get a complete look from or to simply pick some pieces to update your wardrobe.’

Away from the glamour and the hype the collection really does stand up to the test of being a wearable, quality brand at affordable prices. ‘It is a brand that I’ve looked at for a couple of seasons to make sure that the quality of the product was good for both an autumn and summer collections,’ said Rebecca Furbank. ‘It also needed to be right for our customers. I took Annie to see the collection and she fell in love with it. It is casual and very wearable. The outerwear is like wrapping yourself in the softest of duvets.’ Along with the clothing we will be stocking the Tommy Hilfiger bags. 8

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Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

It has been a number of years since we stocked Luisa Cerano in the shop.The brand has been through a few changes but has settled down and been producing some great collections over the last few seasons – we’ve just had to find space in order to house it!

T We are thrilled to have American brand Tommy Hilfiger join our collections this autumn.

T

ommy has been enjoying a great deal of press with the signing of top model Gigi Hadid to represent the brand as well as being the first designer to pioneer the idea of ‘see it – buy it – wear it’. His 2016 catwalk show was backed up by pop-up shops which sold the clothes that had just been seen on the catwalk.

hankfully this season we have and we are delighted to welcome it back in store.The collection gets a definite YES from us and it is a YES from Luisa Cerano as they have emblazoned the word over their sweaters! It is definitely reminiscent of the ‘80’s statement t-shirts but in a much more subtle and sophisticated way. A nod to fashion but not a slave to it. Jet black and cherry red combinations add to the stylish element with stripes and checks building interest and the fabrics, as they have always been, true quality. ‘We are so pleased we could find a home for it,’ said Rebecca. ‘It is a perfect collection to get a complete look from or to simply pick some pieces to update your wardrobe.’

Away from the glamour and the hype the collection really does stand up to the test of being a wearable, quality brand at affordable prices. ‘It is a brand that I’ve looked at for a couple of seasons to make sure that the quality of the product was good for both an autumn and summer collections,’ said Rebecca Furbank. ‘It also needed to be right for our customers. I took Annie to see the collection and she fell in love with it. It is casual and very wearable. The outerwear is like wrapping yourself in the softest of duvets.’ Along with the clothing we will be stocking the Tommy Hilfiger bags. 8

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No subdued hues for Autumn

Summer 2017

Designers come up with a whole host of names to give subtle variations to a single base colour – we don’t say brown we say mocha, coffee, chocolate or cappuccino. Orange is another one they try to avoid, preferring to call it mango, burnt sienna or tangerine but I’m afraid there is no getting away from it this season because orange is a highlight! And it is orange – no subtleties, no watered down version – pure and simple orange.

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his autumn is definitely not going to be a dull affair with bright orange, sapphire blue, bold pink and cherry red giving a real punch to the new collections. Even the gentler tones of lavender and mint green lift the mocha tones they have been paired with. It is not just about the colour. There are plenty of bold prints, from large floral displays to lots of animal antics – leopard print, tiger faces, butterflies, birds and dogs on everything from knitwear and blouses to skirts and scarves. You can’t beat a bit of animal print and, teamed with a flash of colour, it really does make a statement.

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Anne Furbank Fashion

No subdued hues for Autumn

Summer 2017

Designers come up with a whole host of names to give subtle variations to a single base colour – we don’t say brown we say mocha, coffee, chocolate or cappuccino. Orange is another one they try to avoid, preferring to call it mango, burnt sienna or tangerine but I’m afraid there is no getting away from it this season because orange is a highlight! And it is orange – no subtleties, no watered down version – pure and simple orange.

T

his autumn is definitely not going to be a dull affair with bright orange, sapphire blue, bold pink and cherry red giving a real punch to the new collections. Even the gentler tones of lavender and mint green lift the mocha tones they have been paired with. It is not just about the colour. There are plenty of bold prints, from large floral displays to lots of animal antics – leopard print, tiger faces, butterflies, birds and dogs on everything from knitwear and blouses to skirts and scarves. You can’t beat a bit of animal print and, teamed with a flash of colour, it really does make a statement.

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Autumn 2017

Best boot forward As autumn hits us it is time for feet to disappear again. In fact the new look for the season not only covers our feet but encases two thirds of the leg, with the super long, over-the-knee boots.

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high high boots can look amazing both with skirts and over trousers – pulled up high above the knee. Marc Cain and Kennel & Schmenger have done the look well, keeping an elegance and shape to the boot so it is flattering on the leg. If you don’t want to go so high, Kennel and Schmenger have slightly tweaked an old favourite long boot with a suede front and elastic back which is available in black, taupe and navy. For you sporty types there is the trainer boot or check out MICHAEL Michael Kors’ cosy, furry lined, flat, ankle boots. Whatever your preference, there is a boot for you.

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Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Best boot forward As autumn hits us it is time for feet to disappear again. In fact the new look for the season not only covers our feet but encases two thirds of the leg, with the super long, over-the-knee boots.

T

high high boots can look amazing both with skirts and over trousers – pulled up high above the knee. Marc Cain and Kennel & Schmenger have done the look well, keeping an elegance and shape to the boot so it is flattering on the leg. If you don’t want to go so high, Kennel and Schmenger have slightly tweaked an old favourite long boot with a suede front and elastic back which is available in black, taupe and navy. For you sporty types there is the trainer boot or check out MICHAEL Michael Kors’ cosy, furry lined, flat, ankle boots. Whatever your preference, there is a boot for you.

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Are you beauty sick? In this age of social media, we are all guilty of comparing ourselves to the latest celebrities and even to our friends. And yet, when we actually talk to our friends, we find that everyone has their own insecurities about how they look – whatever shape or size they are.

Autumn 2017

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ou can imagine in a team of girls there are a great many tips, secrets, insecurities and joys shared in the staff room.The conversation can jump from best muffin recipes to the most tasty combinations for juicing. We’ve lived through food fads, face cream recommendations, exercise tips, joint pain and hot sweats (or as we like to call them tropical moments!). We’ve talked about muffin tops, saddle bags, bingo wings, crepey skin and how gravity is not our friend. Between the team we’ve tried big pants, killer heels, fake tan and teeth whitening. Hands up, we are guilty of being influenced by images. We are surrounded by images everyday, not only through print media but social media has made imagery even more accessible. Before the digital age we would take a photo on a camera and only see the result once you picked up your developed prints. Now we can take 20 photos and immediately decide which one is best.You can dip your chin, stand at an angle and hold your arm slightly away from your body to make it look slimmer – yes really! There was a great article in the paper the other week about a professor of psychology, who shared with her female students a survey from Esquire magazine which

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stated that 54% of women would rather be hit by a truck than be fat. She asked the class what they thought. Rather than being scathing they asked questions like How big was the truck? How fast was it going? Her class of educated women were seriously weighing up pain and injury against being fat. We are lucky in our team of girls that there is a great support network. We can share our cellulite and vein stories and not be judged. We also see a great many body shapes, sizes and ages so we are very aware that the images we see in magazines are not necessarily realistic. We also see that clothes can look great whatever shape and size you are and you can look good whether you are 40, 50 or 60+. Age does help when it comes to being happy and content with yourself and your body. We might not like it all the time and we definitely can’t stop the process of growing older but we can embrace who we are and have a happy aura which definitely helps. One great bit of advice came from a customer who said ‘The way to feel good is to wear a smile and get a good bra!’

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Anne Furbank Fashion

Are you beauty sick? In this age of social media, we are all guilty of comparing ourselves to the latest celebrities and even to our friends. And yet, when we actually talk to our friends, we find that everyone has their own insecurities about how they look – whatever shape or size they are.

Autumn 2017

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ou can imagine in a team of girls there are a great many tips, secrets, insecurities and joys shared in the staff room.The conversation can jump from best muffin recipes to the most tasty combinations for juicing. We’ve lived through food fads, face cream recommendations, exercise tips, joint pain and hot sweats (or as we like to call them tropical moments!). We’ve talked about muffin tops, saddle bags, bingo wings, crepey skin and how gravity is not our friend. Between the team we’ve tried big pants, killer heels, fake tan and teeth whitening. Hands up, we are guilty of being influenced by images. We are surrounded by images everyday, not only through print media but social media has made imagery even more accessible. Before the digital age we would take a photo on a camera and only see the result once you picked up your developed prints. Now we can take 20 photos and immediately decide which one is best.You can dip your chin, stand at an angle and hold your arm slightly away from your body to make it look slimmer – yes really! There was a great article in the paper the other week about a professor of psychology, who shared with her female students a survey from Esquire magazine which

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stated that 54% of women would rather be hit by a truck than be fat. She asked the class what they thought. Rather than being scathing they asked questions like How big was the truck? How fast was it going? Her class of educated women were seriously weighing up pain and injury against being fat. We are lucky in our team of girls that there is a great support network. We can share our cellulite and vein stories and not be judged. We also see a great many body shapes, sizes and ages so we are very aware that the images we see in magazines are not necessarily realistic. We also see that clothes can look great whatever shape and size you are and you can look good whether you are 40, 50 or 60+. Age does help when it comes to being happy and content with yourself and your body. We might not like it all the time and we definitely can’t stop the process of growing older but we can embrace who we are and have a happy aura which definitely helps. One great bit of advice came from a customer who said ‘The way to feel good is to wear a smile and get a good bra!’

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Diary Dates for Autumn Marc Cain Road show

Monday 11th September, shows at 11am and 2pm

Autumn Fashion Week

Autumn 2017

Wedding Belles Carolyn enjoyed the most special of days at her daughter’s wedding. Gemma looked simply beautiful and Carolyn complemented her, wearing an Ian Stuart outfit. In a few weeks time Debbie Tomlin will be celebrating the wedding of her daughter Yasmin. Look out for some photographs on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th September Shows at 10am and 2pm

Nordic dinner

Baby Boom Many congratulations to Alexa who gave birth to Freya, a new little sister for Fleur. Mother and baby are doing very well with Freya already being introduced to the shop. It is also baby heaven for Julie Bevan who is proud Granny of baby Arthur and Julie Chelsom-Pil who had a double whammy with her two daughters giving birth within a week – welcome to baby Fred and baby Augustus. Karen became an Aunt to a little girl and Jacqui Moore’s daughter-in-law gave birth to a baby boy. Emma and Gill are both about to become glamorous grannies.

Thursday 28th September Continue the journey around the world at our Nordic themed dinner. 2 courses and a glass of wine for £19. Booking essential: 01480 812300 or thegeorgebuckden.com

Gerry Weber Fashion Show

Saturday 30th September, shows at 10am and 2pm Book your seat: 01480 811333 or email becky@annefurbank.com

Autumn Wines Dinner Friday 6th October, 7.30pm

Three course dinner, each course paired with a different wine Booking essential: 01480 812300 or thegeorgebuckden.com

Trouser Day

Saturday 7th October, shows at 10am and 2pm Cathy from trouser house Michele will be here and along with our team we will find you a perfect bottom. Book your seat: 01480 811333 or email becky@annefurbank.com

Repeat Fashion Show

Saturday 14th October, show at 11am We will wrap you up warm with our cosy knits from Repeat. Book your seat: 01480 811333 or email becky@annefurbank.com

Lebanese Dinner Thursday 26th October 16

Middle Eastern cuisine, 2-courses and a glass of wine £19 Booking essential: 01480 812300 or thegeorgebuckden.com

Anne Furbank

SPOTTED...

We were delighted to dress a wonderful customer, Deidre Newham, when she went to collect her MBE at the Palace. Deidre was presented with her MBE for services to the Community in Northamptonshire, which included her Chairmanship of the Governors of the University of Northampton, membership and Chair of the former Northamptonshire Police Authority, the Northampton Bench of Magistrates and her work with the Citizens Advice Bureau. She looked stunningly elegant in a Goat dress and a bespoke hat made by Vikki from Darcie Mae. A deserved winner of a £50 Anne Furbank Voucher. Keep your photos, letters and emails coming in – it’s good to stay connected and you could win a £50 voucher.

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Diary Dates for Autumn Marc Cain Road show

Monday 11th September, shows at 11am and 2pm

Autumn Fashion Week

Autumn 2017

Wedding Belles Carolyn enjoyed the most special of days at her daughter’s wedding. Gemma looked simply beautiful and Carolyn complemented her, wearing an Ian Stuart outfit. In a few weeks time Debbie Tomlin will be celebrating the wedding of her daughter Yasmin. Look out for some photographs on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th September Shows at 10am and 2pm

Nordic dinner

Baby Boom Many congratulations to Alexa who gave birth to Freya, a new little sister for Fleur. Mother and baby are doing very well with Freya already being introduced to the shop. It is also baby heaven for Julie Bevan who is proud Granny of baby Arthur and Julie Chelsom-Pil who had a double whammy with her two daughters giving birth within a week – welcome to baby Fred and baby Augustus. Karen became an Aunt to a little girl and Jacqui Moore’s daughter-in-law gave birth to a baby boy. Emma and Gill are both about to become glamorous grannies.

Thursday 28th September Continue the journey around the world at our Nordic themed dinner. 2 courses and a glass of wine for £19. Booking essential: 01480 812300 or thegeorgebuckden.com

Gerry Weber Fashion Show

Saturday 30th September, shows at 10am and 2pm Book your seat: 01480 811333 or email becky@annefurbank.com

Autumn Wines Dinner Friday 6th October, 7.30pm

Three course dinner, each course paired with a different wine Booking essential: 01480 812300 or thegeorgebuckden.com

Trouser Day

Saturday 7th October, shows at 10am and 2pm Cathy from trouser house Michele will be here and along with our team we will find you a perfect bottom. Book your seat: 01480 811333 or email becky@annefurbank.com

Repeat Fashion Show

Saturday 14th October, show at 11am We will wrap you up warm with our cosy knits from Repeat. Book your seat: 01480 811333 or email becky@annefurbank.com

Lebanese Dinner Thursday 26th October 16

Middle Eastern cuisine, 2-courses and a glass of wine £19 Booking essential: 01480 812300 or thegeorgebuckden.com

Anne Furbank

SPOTTED...

We were delighted to dress a wonderful customer, Deidre Newham, when she went to collect her MBE at the Palace. Deidre was presented with her MBE for services to the Community in Northamptonshire, which included her Chairmanship of the Governors of the University of Northampton, membership and Chair of the former Northamptonshire Police Authority, the Northampton Bench of Magistrates and her work with the Citizens Advice Bureau. She looked stunningly elegant in a Goat dress and a bespoke hat made by Vikki from Darcie Mae. A deserved winner of a £50 Anne Furbank Voucher. Keep your photos, letters and emails coming in – it’s good to stay connected and you could win a £50 voucher.

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Autumn 2017

Celebrating in Bath Richard’s 70th birthday celebrations continued in Bath in May, when he and Annie spent two days in the beautiful city. The trip was a birthday present from the girls in the shop who bought a voucher for a fabulous book store, Mr B’s Emporium. As an avid reader Richard loved the ‘book spa’ experience where he sat with a member of Mr B’s team, talked to them about his book tastes and then they brought a selection of books he might like. ‘I completely got the concept of this unique shopping experience,’ said Richard. ‘I was in a shop that sold things that I love, talking to someone whose product knowledge was extraordinary. I went in expecting to pick a couple of books and came out with a library! I now know how you feel ladies!’

Family Challenge Survival Annie hinted at a family sporting challenge in the last magazine – a half Iron Man Triathlon at Grafham Water. Annie and Richard’s son, Jonathan, swam the first leg in Grafham Water before handing over to Richard to cycle 56 miles and Annie ran the 13 mile anchor leg to the finish. With a combined age of 183 they completed the course in an incredible 5 hours 40 minutes. ‘It was wonderful to do this as a team,’ said Annie. ‘I’m not sure what I was more nervous about, my run or Richard cycling. There were 800 competitors taking part and I was so relieved he didn’t get knocked off his bike and so happy to see him come in that I almost forgot about the changeover!’ ‘Jonathan was brilliant in the water, coming out in the top 20, so he gave us a great start. Would I do it again? Never say never.’ 18

Julie B’s fish and chip supper We all wished Julie a happy retirement with a fish and chip supper (Julie’s favourite) at The George. Richard, in his own inimitable way, summed up what we all thought and know of Julie.Think Sandra D in Grease.

Julie B Look at me – I’m Julie B – a picture of serenity, The girls are in awe as I travel the floor But I’m simply Julie B

The Little 50

Look at me – I’m Julie B – I’ve worked here for an eternity, My workmates are giants, I’m loved by my clients But I’m simply Julie B

Little Jacky became a big girl in May, celebrating her 50th birthday. As with all big events we couldn’t let it pass, so all the girls enjoyed a delicious meal at The George to wish her happy birthday.

It’s only me – I’m Julie B – always turned out perfectly My twentieth year of working here, It’s where I like to be!

Pastry chef Amina made a fabulous cake, which was partly devoured on the night but even the chocoholics among the girls couldn’t polish it all off, so there was plenty to share with Jacky’s family during her birthday weekend.

Just look at me – I’m Julie B – a shining example of loyalty, I’ll always be there to show that I care ‘Cos I’m always Julie B I’m silver blonde – I’m Doris Day – my hair has always been this way, I wash it at six, so it’s properly fixed And can’t be blown away! My face is a picture – I have to be sure – that every bit of my makeup is pure, I check every batch for a true colour match That will add to the glow and allure! Now look at me – I’m Granny B – can this be true? Can it really be?I would keep it quiet but Arthur’s a riot And he keeps asking for me! So here I am – I’m still Julie B – seeking peace and quiet, me, And I want to retire to old Bedfordshire – It should come quite naturally! But if you girls are missing me – and I’m not missed by family – I’ll do my hair and my full facial care And return here as your Julie B. 19


Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Celebrating in Bath Richard’s 70th birthday celebrations continued in Bath in May, when he and Annie spent two days in the beautiful city. The trip was a birthday present from the girls in the shop who bought a voucher for a fabulous book store, Mr B’s Emporium. As an avid reader Richard loved the ‘book spa’ experience where he sat with a member of Mr B’s team, talked to them about his book tastes and then they brought a selection of books he might like. ‘I completely got the concept of this unique shopping experience,’ said Richard. ‘I was in a shop that sold things that I love, talking to someone whose product knowledge was extraordinary. I went in expecting to pick a couple of books and came out with a library! I now know how you feel ladies!’

Family Challenge Survival Annie hinted at a family sporting challenge in the last magazine – a half Iron Man Triathlon at Grafham Water. Annie and Richard’s son, Jonathan, swam the first leg in Grafham Water before handing over to Richard to cycle 56 miles and Annie ran the 13 mile anchor leg to the finish. With a combined age of 183 they completed the course in an incredible 5 hours 40 minutes. ‘It was wonderful to do this as a team,’ said Annie. ‘I’m not sure what I was more nervous about, my run or Richard cycling. There were 800 competitors taking part and I was so relieved he didn’t get knocked off his bike and so happy to see him come in that I almost forgot about the changeover!’ ‘Jonathan was brilliant in the water, coming out in the top 20, so he gave us a great start. Would I do it again? Never say never.’ 18

Julie B’s fish and chip supper We all wished Julie a happy retirement with a fish and chip supper (Julie’s favourite) at The George. Richard, in his own inimitable way, summed up what we all thought and know of Julie.Think Sandra D in Grease.

Julie B Look at me – I’m Julie B – a picture of serenity, The girls are in awe as I travel the floor But I’m simply Julie B

The Little 50

Look at me – I’m Julie B – I’ve worked here for an eternity, My workmates are giants, I’m loved by my clients But I’m simply Julie B

Little Jacky became a big girl in May, celebrating her 50th birthday. As with all big events we couldn’t let it pass, so all the girls enjoyed a delicious meal at The George to wish her happy birthday.

It’s only me – I’m Julie B – always turned out perfectly My twentieth year of working here, It’s where I like to be!

Pastry chef Amina made a fabulous cake, which was partly devoured on the night but even the chocoholics among the girls couldn’t polish it all off, so there was plenty to share with Jacky’s family during her birthday weekend.

Just look at me – I’m Julie B – a shining example of loyalty, I’ll always be there to show that I care ‘Cos I’m always Julie B I’m silver blonde – I’m Doris Day – my hair has always been this way, I wash it at six, so it’s properly fixed And can’t be blown away! My face is a picture – I have to be sure – that every bit of my makeup is pure, I check every batch for a true colour match That will add to the glow and allure! Now look at me – I’m Granny B – can this be true? Can it really be?I would keep it quiet but Arthur’s a riot And he keeps asking for me! So here I am – I’m still Julie B – seeking peace and quiet, me, And I want to retire to old Bedfordshire – It should come quite naturally! But if you girls are missing me – and I’m not missed by family – I’ll do my hair and my full facial care And return here as your Julie B. 19


Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Notes from Helen’s Coffee Bar

“I’m certainly no barista - I leave that to the experts at The George next door who can whip up a cappuccino, latte or kick start you with an espresso.”

As titled, I do refer to the coffee bar in the shop as ‘my coffee bar’. I have to confess I also refer to all of the gentlemen that sit at the bar as ‘my lovely husbands’!’ My lovely husband at home is very understanding!

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have known many of you for over 12 years now and each time you visit we pick up where we left off. Not only does the time fly for the partners who are shopping, it certainly flies by in my coffee bar. I’ve shared tips on rose gardening, I’ve learnt about river cruising and I’ve picked up many ideas on places to visit and West End shows to see – The Jersey Boys being a favourite (thank you John). I love having family updates and I sometimes feel like I know some of the people I have never even met. I did have a nice surprise when a couple brought in their son who was on holiday from Australia. I had heard so much about him and it was great to finally meet him. I think I am pretty good at remembering the little quirks of those who are a little more regular in how they take their coffee or tea and those that have the will power to resist a biscuit from my secret stash behind the counter!

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I’m certainly no barista - I leave that to the experts at The George next door who can whip up a cappuccino , latte or kick start you with an espresso. It did get me thinking about different coffees so with a little bit of research I thought I would share some coffee knowledge: • Coffee arrived in Europe in the 17th Century • A coffee bean is a seed. The seed sits inside a cherry-like fruit. It is picked, dried, tested and not until it is roasted does it look like the beans we are all used to seeing. By the time it reaches my coffee bar it is ground and sealed and wonderfully delicious. It can also be a welcome boost to keep those energy levels up and help the enthusiasm in a support role to the shopper!

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Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Notes from Helen’s Coffee Bar

“I’m certainly no barista - I leave that to the experts at The George next door who can whip up a cappuccino, latte or kick start you with an espresso.”

As titled, I do refer to the coffee bar in the shop as ‘my coffee bar’. I have to confess I also refer to all of the gentlemen that sit at the bar as ‘my lovely husbands’!’ My lovely husband at home is very understanding!

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have known many of you for over 12 years now and each time you visit we pick up where we left off. Not only does the time fly for the partners who are shopping, it certainly flies by in my coffee bar. I’ve shared tips on rose gardening, I’ve learnt about river cruising and I’ve picked up many ideas on places to visit and West End shows to see – The Jersey Boys being a favourite (thank you John). I love having family updates and I sometimes feel like I know some of the people I have never even met. I did have a nice surprise when a couple brought in their son who was on holiday from Australia. I had heard so much about him and it was great to finally meet him. I think I am pretty good at remembering the little quirks of those who are a little more regular in how they take their coffee or tea and those that have the will power to resist a biscuit from my secret stash behind the counter!

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I’m certainly no barista - I leave that to the experts at The George next door who can whip up a cappuccino , latte or kick start you with an espresso. It did get me thinking about different coffees so with a little bit of research I thought I would share some coffee knowledge: • Coffee arrived in Europe in the 17th Century • A coffee bean is a seed. The seed sits inside a cherry-like fruit. It is picked, dried, tested and not until it is roasted does it look like the beans we are all used to seeing. By the time it reaches my coffee bar it is ground and sealed and wonderfully delicious. It can also be a welcome boost to keep those energy levels up and help the enthusiasm in a support role to the shopper!

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Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Celebrating trends It is an age-old tradition that when there is something to celebrate we do so with food and drink. How we celebrate is definitely influenced by food and drink trends.

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fternoon tea has seen a resurgence across all ages, ‘We’ve had people celebrating their 18th and 21st birthdays at The George with afternoon tea’, said General Manager, Richard.

More formal dinner, with numerous courses has stood the test of time, with Richard Furbank doing just that for his 70th birthday - The Orangerie lends itself perfectly to this. However, a slightly more casual trend could well be making its mark. ‘I think we will see a move to ‘Cocktail Suppers’, said GM, Richard. ‘It makes things less formal as people mingle but, instead of a few bite-sized canapes the food is substantial - bowls of fish and chips, Thai curry, beef bourguignon, Tagines - all of a size that you can try two or three.’ Gin continues to be popular with customers expecting to have more than one Gin to choose from – and there really are some quite different flavours to be had. As with all fashions there is no right or wrong - fashion just opens up the options. What you ultimately choose to do has to be right for you.

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Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Celebrating trends It is an age-old tradition that when there is something to celebrate we do so with food and drink. How we celebrate is definitely influenced by food and drink trends.

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fternoon tea has seen a resurgence across all ages, ‘We’ve had people celebrating their 18th and 21st birthdays at The George with afternoon tea’, said General Manager, Richard.

More formal dinner, with numerous courses has stood the test of time, with Richard Furbank doing just that for his 70th birthday - The Orangerie lends itself perfectly to this. However, a slightly more casual trend could well be making its mark. ‘I think we will see a move to ‘Cocktail Suppers’, said GM, Richard. ‘It makes things less formal as people mingle but, instead of a few bite-sized canapes the food is substantial - bowls of fish and chips, Thai curry, beef bourguignon, Tagines - all of a size that you can try two or three.’ Gin continues to be popular with customers expecting to have more than one Gin to choose from – and there really are some quite different flavours to be had. As with all fashions there is no right or wrong - fashion just opens up the options. What you ultimately choose to do has to be right for you.

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Autumn 2017

Christmas is coming It may seem a long way off but Christmas menus are already written and three party nights are already fully booked, so now is the time to plan your family, friends or work Christmas event.

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ur Christmas menu starts on 1st December, which happens to be a Friday, so if you really want to get into the festive mood you may as well start on day one.The decorations will be up, there will be warming winter cocktails and plenty of festive food right throughout December. Our party nights combine food with dance and are a great night out for groups who, as the name suggests, want to party. Long lunches can be a wonderful way to get together with work colleagues, gym buddies or school gate parents.

To book: thegeorgebuckden.com mail@thegeorgebuckden.com 24

01480 812300

If you want to put your feet up on Christmas Day you can let the George take care of it – a perfect way to enjoy delicious food and wonderful wines and not have any of the clearing up to do afterwards. Boxing Day becomes a more casual affair with Boxing Day breakfast blending into lunch which morphs into dinner.Then it is time for the glad rags to come on for a truly decadent New Year’s Eve. If you want to find out more, contact the George for their full Christmas brochure which will include special offers on accommodation for those who prefer not to drive home.

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Autumn 2017

Christmas is coming It may seem a long way off but Christmas menus are already written and three party nights are already fully booked, so now is the time to plan your family, friends or work Christmas event.

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ur Christmas menu starts on 1st December, which happens to be a Friday, so if you really want to get into the festive mood you may as well start on day one.The decorations will be up, there will be warming winter cocktails and plenty of festive food right throughout December. Our party nights combine food with dance and are a great night out for groups who, as the name suggests, want to party. Long lunches can be a wonderful way to get together with work colleagues, gym buddies or school gate parents.

To book: thegeorgebuckden.com mail@thegeorgebuckden.com 24

01480 812300

If you want to put your feet up on Christmas Day you can let the George take care of it – a perfect way to enjoy delicious food and wonderful wines and not have any of the clearing up to do afterwards. Boxing Day becomes a more casual affair with Boxing Day breakfast blending into lunch which morphs into dinner.Then it is time for the glad rags to come on for a truly decadent New Year’s Eve. If you want to find out more, contact the George for their full Christmas brochure which will include special offers on accommodation for those who prefer not to drive home.

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Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Global Theme Nights

Autumn Wine Dinner

Our theme nights continue on the last Thursday of the month with the next three offering you the chance to taste quite different cuisine.

TWO COURSES AND A GLASS OF WINE

£19

Wine is delicious at any time of year but there is definitely something more warming and hearty about wine in the autumn and winter months.The variety in flavour that can come from wines is quite amazing.

From the rich and hearty dishes of France to the recently revived and popular Nordic cuisine with its clean palate and then moving further afield to the fragrant and spiced tastes of the Lebanon.

Philip Amps from Amps Fine Wines has paired four delicious wines to go with each course at our Autumn Wine Dinner. Philip will be our host for the evening to take you through each wine, the grape, method and passion that goes into producing each of the wines.

Flavours you wouldn’t normally get to experience, all washed down with a glass of wine for £19. To book you table call the hotel on 01480 812300 or book online at thegeorgebuckden.com

Friday 6th October, 7.30pm

For more information about the evening and to see the menu contact the George on 01480 812300 or look on the website at thegeorgebuckden.com

French Thursday 31st Aug

Nordic Thursday 28th Sep

Branded van

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Our newly branded van has been spotted in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Emblazed with a picture of our iconic bar it has certainly turned a few heads. If you see it out and about don’t forget to give us a wave.

Lebanese Thursday 26th Oct


Anne Furbank Fashion

Autumn 2017

Global Theme Nights

Autumn Wine Dinner

Our theme nights continue on the last Thursday of the month with the next three offering you the chance to taste quite different cuisine.

TWO COURSES AND A GLASS OF WINE

£19

Wine is delicious at any time of year but there is definitely something more warming and hearty about wine in the autumn and winter months.The variety in flavour that can come from wines is quite amazing.

From the rich and hearty dishes of France to the recently revived and popular Nordic cuisine with its clean palate and then moving further afield to the fragrant and spiced tastes of the Lebanon.

Philip Amps from Amps Fine Wines has paired four delicious wines to go with each course at our Autumn Wine Dinner. Philip will be our host for the evening to take you through each wine, the grape, method and passion that goes into producing each of the wines.

Flavours you wouldn’t normally get to experience, all washed down with a glass of wine for £19. To book you table call the hotel on 01480 812300 or book online at thegeorgebuckden.com

Friday 6th October, 7.30pm

For more information about the evening and to see the menu contact the George on 01480 812300 or look on the website at thegeorgebuckden.com

French Thursday 31st Aug

Nordic Thursday 28th Sep

Branded van

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Our newly branded van has been spotted in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Emblazed with a picture of our iconic bar it has certainly turned a few heads. If you see it out and about don’t forget to give us a wave.

Lebanese Thursday 26th Oct


Anne Furbank Autumn 2017  
Anne Furbank Autumn 2017  
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