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Fun, Quirky and Original!

''Fun, quirky and original' This is how Mandarina shoes describe themselves. We would add colourful, gorgeous and desirable to the list! With limited editions and an attention to detail and quality, Mandarina has much in common with Fioriblu. 'Live life in colour' is one of our mantras and Mandarina definitely does this! What else do we like about Mandarina? The styles look gorgeous day or evening, with casual jeans or adding a finishing touch to a formal outfit.  What is our favourite Mandarina style? Tricky! - they regularly add new ones but we're loving the Broadway Bow loafer. How would you wear Mandarina and Fioriblu together? Fioriblu's handbags and belts and Mandarina's Shoes can lift an outfit, add some originality...

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On the wild side

We have to say, if you love African wildlife, you will love Nathalie’s work. She captures wonderful moments from the wild including a massive bull elephant standing on its two back legs reaching up into the trees to find a tasty branch and a lioness keeping watch over the grassy plains of the Serengeti from a cool rocky kopje. You’ll find beautiful graphic black and white pictures of zebra and golden sun drenched elephants. Details of her exhibition are on the invitation and we would heartily recommend a visit. NB 10% of all the proceeds from the exhibition will be divided between Big Life UK and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We are proud to say that Nathalie is a regular...

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A Fine (& Sandy) day out!

A lovely part of our job is to visit our amazing stockists around the country. Last week I went to the gorgeous village of Tynemouth to see Fine & Sandy who have recently started stocking a range of our Forget Me Not clutch/cross-body bags including our new Dalmatian and our ever popular Ocelot (Leopard) print. Perched on the coastline, a hop and a skip from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tynemouth is a lively community of cafes, restaurants and a wonderful variety of independent shops. There is even a church which has been converted into a shopping arcade. I can thoroughly recommend a stroll along the high street breathing in the salty sea air, listening to the whirling sea-gulls and a visit to the...

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