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Art shows, I adore ’em… Let me take you to the Forum…” Yvonne Rees, Hastings Arts Forum Poets’ Society

Meet Kate Bramwell-Cole, dress designer, ceramicist, maker, shopkeeper and all round creative life-force housed in a dinky shop on Norman Road. One off dresses and tops are made by collaging together vintage fabrics and details made with buttons, ribbons and bows. The effect is a dreamy recollection of ’70’s childhood, bedroom wallpapers, and caravan holidays, plus the exuberance of Indian textiles. Skirts that swing, colours that zing, madcap prettiness, daywear that makes the day. And its affordable, with outfits under £100. In addition to accessories and groovy lampshades, Kate produces a range of pottery vases and beakers with refined shapes to soften the soul and a dab of colour to please the eye.

Peridot Peridot Jewellers Ltd

46 London Road TN376AN Handmade wedding rings, bespoke pieces commissioned, all aspects of jewellery repair and restoration undertaken, good prices for scrap gold.

Est. 30 years Flowers bought weekly direct from Dutch auctions plus seasonal local blooms for an unsurpassable range. Contact us to create what you had in mind.

La Collina Gardens Passionate about Flowers 13 Norman Road TN37 6NH Tel: 01424 422605

Same day local delivery for orders placed before 2pm

Bramwell-Cole 72 Norman Road, 01424 552 959, or 0790 025 2857 Open: Wed, 1–5pm Thurs–Sat, 10am–5pm


VERY St Leonards-on-Sea  

A magazine celebrating life in St Leonards and the special businesses that are based here.