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Friday, September 11, 2009

Good things come to those who Labour & Wait.

Labour & Wait

Kids, your Uncle Beefy has entrepreneurial aspirations. Even after years in the service industry, and some hair-raising tales to go along, I still dream of a little something to call my own one day. Call me crazy. (Seriously, it's fine. Others do it all the time... only they also roll their eyes usually.)

I'm always looking for sources of inspiration and trying to visualize what I might like to conjure up. And that typically has me drooling over one British retailer or another! I don't quite know what it is but I just find the British sensibility for merchandising extremely appealing (I know, insert gross generalization here). So many of the shops I come across have that homey but sophisticated feel. Thoughtfully curated without feeling contrived. Anyway, it certainly boosts my Anglophile nature and makes me long for a British accent. (But we all saw how that worked out for Madonna... so I'm steering clear of that move!)

This, Kids, is one of my favorite inspirations and a shop I'm dying to visit! Labour & Wait. Isn't this just about perfect? It makes me want to plant roses and bake shortbread and drink tea and wear wellies while walking the corgi! I mean who wouldn't relish going positively domestic with all these offerings for inspiration?! Seriously. But for the moment I'm afraid I'll just have to [Labour &] Wait.

Labour & Wait
Labour & Wait
Labour & Wait

All images from Labour & Wait website.


Blogger Broke-ass Bride said...

I'm drooling. All over my keyboard. I love it.

September 11, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Tina Tarnoff said...

I abolutely hear you, being an Anglophile myself. Gimme a pair of wellies, some tweed, a nice crumbling cold castle and plenty of hot toddies and I'm in heaven!!

September 11, 2009 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Tina Tarnoff said...

btw, after living in england for a while, I "accepted" the british accent, and it does wonders here in US! trust me, you must try it. it's all somehow nicer, better, more eccentric (instead of crazy, right?), posh, etc. I love it. but I do agree, it must sound naturall, that madonna one is hilarious :)

September 11, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger The Sice Family said...

This shop is adorable!

September 11, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

If you build it, they will come!

September 11, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger * Alice To * said...

This shop is amazing too! What lovery finds today! I think I could spend hours there!Love that kind of stuff!

September 12, 2009 at 2:12 AM  
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