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03/09/2018
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When Stanwells met Smythe: The Interview

Smythe co-founders Andrea Lenczner (right) & Christie Smythe (left) For those of you who have been keeping up to date with our ‘new arrivals’ section, you’ll know that Canadian brand Smythe has returned to Stanwells with a bang for AW18, with power blazers and modern tailoring that you won’t find anywhere else. We’ve been lucky enough to chat with co-founders Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe to delve deeper into the world of sartorial elegance they have created…. Hi Andrea & Christie, thank you so much for taking the time to give... Read More

30/08/2018

It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: Homemade Cocktails by Helen McGinn

Blow the cobwebs off those mysterious bottles hiding at the back of your cupboards and get ready to create something magical that you won’t want to share! That’s right, it’s cocktail o’clock and we’re excited to share a sneak preview of our good friend Helen McGinn’s new recipe book with you all. You may know her better as author of the Daily Mail Femail drinks column or author of bestselling The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, but now Helen has turned her hand to cocktail making and we can’t wait to try some... Read More

28/08/2018
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How to Wear: AW18 Trends

How to Wear: AW18 Trends Get ahead of the trends with the Stanwells guide to AW18 dressing; from bold prints to sumptuous textures and chunky footwear, we’re here to help you curate your coolest outfits yet. Why not try pairing casual trainers with a structured blazer for a modern take on daytime dressing or perhaps mix a bold print with tonal accents for a chic co-ordinated look. Here’s our round-up of the hottest trends for AW18 and how to wear them… Animal Print A timeless classic, animal prints feature heavily... Read More

23/08/2018

Recipe of the week: Forest mushrooms, wilted chard leaves & poached hen’s egg on toasted sour dough

Relax and enjoy this easy brunch recipe from Harbour Hotels Chef Director Alex Aitken this bank holiday weekend Here at Stanwells we love our food as much as we love our fashion, so we’ve teamed up with Harbour Hotels Chef Director Alex Aitken to provide you with our favourite recipes of the moment. Get ready for the ultimate bank holiday brunch recipe that is sure to fill your kitchen with tempting aromas this weekend… Ingredients: 25g Butter 200g wild mushrooms 1 shallot finely diced 1 x clove garlic finely minced... Read More

07/08/2018
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SS18 Accessorising Tips

With temperatures soaring, this season’s fashion accessories are definitely hotting up. The perfect route to really making your SS18 outfits pop is to mix-match and keep things as fresh as that summer breeze with some all-encompassing, truly stylish and complementary accessories. Here at Stanwells, you’ll find just that. A stunning range of bags, scarves, sunglasses and jewellery that will refresh your wardrobe and have you turning heads from the beach to the bar. So declutter your drawers and get ready to soup up your suitcase with our SS18 accessorising tips!... Read More

02/07/2018
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Summer Sale Picks: Update Your Holiday Wardrobe

It’s that time of year again, the Stanwells Summer sale is in full swing and there’s a plethora of designer items waiting to be snapped up! To make it a little easier for you, we’ve curated a hand-picked selection of our favourite pieces that we’re sure you won’t want to miss out on… Pleated Pairing | Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Breathe some life into your evening wardrobe with this chic co-ord set by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. The perfect alternative to a summer dress, this elegant duo was made for... Read More

06/06/2018
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SS18 Prints & Patterns: Upgrade Your Wardrobe

The style of prints and patterns is ever-evolving in the fashion world; from season to season, we see shifts in what you (supposedly) should and shouldn’t be seen wearing. SS17 included the likes of chunky geometric patterns, the flower-filled cottage garden look and, of course, the love-hate tropical leafing phase among other trends. As ever, the staff here at Stanwells have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to predicting designer collections and what to include in your wardrobe, so we’ve compiled a super simple list of stunning SS18... Read More

Stanwells Packing Tips 24/05/2018

Holiday Packing Checklist: Stanwells Top 5 Tips

At Stanwells, we love a holiday. Picking your destination… Choosing the perfect hotel… The buzz of the buildup to departure… And of course – the all important holiday shopping! One thing we don’t look forward to however, is packing. The endless checklists, the worrying about what you might have forgot, the squeezing of everything into a suitcase that you’re sure has shrunk since you bought it. Ultimately, it’s something that most people dread and leave until the very last minute.  That’s why we’ve compiled some packing tips on how to... Read More

16/04/2018
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Denim Edit: Find The Perfect Fit For You

Finding the perfect pair of women’s jeans to fit your shape can be a real struggle. But when you DO find it, the right denim is wonderfully flattering, forgiving and comfortable, and the perfect fit is out there waiting for you. Here we’ll help you find that perfect fit by matching your body type to the various jean styles and cuts available. Find the shape that most closely resembles your body below and see which styles are best suited to you: Your Perfect Jean: High Rise Slim/Cigarette You share a... Read More

03/04/2018
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Where To Go On Holiday 2018: The Stanwells Dream Destination Guide

The Stanwells team gets around. We love to travel and find exciting new designer brands to introduce our customers to, so we’ve seen a lot of amazing places. But when it comes to relaxing in the sunshine we’ve each got our own dream destinations in mind for summer. If you need some ideas on where to go on holiday in 2018, take a look at our suggested dream destinations from the team here at Stanwells. Plus, we’ve also provided bonus tips on the must-take boutique fashion pieces to suit your... Read More