Wrap Up Warm With Pia Rossini

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The colder days are here and it’s time to update your wardrobe for the new season.  Pia Rossini are here to help, with their beautiful new AW17 range of scarves, hats and gloves.  Each piece incorporates autumnal colours, warm materials and on-trend detailing to create your new wardrobe staples.

We’ve picked out a few of our favourite pieces below to help you get started and inspired.  Click on any image to be taken straight to the Liquorice Tree Gifts website, where the full Pia Rossini range is available for delivery straight to your door.  Alternatively, visit us in store in Edinburgh or Glasgow, where our friendly staff would love to show you the new arrivals.


Pia Rossini are renowned for their gorgeous scarves, offering blanket styles for the colder days and lighter, on-trend designs for events and evening wear.  This year we’ve fallen in love with the new Brianna scarf, which features a beautifully soft pink and blue checked design.  Perfect for wrapping up warm on a frosty day, this big blanket style scarf is oh so snuggly and great for wearing as your pop of colour with a neutral coat and cute boots.

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Pia Rossini Brianna Scarf Pink and Blue – £22.99
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Pia Rossini Brianna Scarf Pink and Blue – £22.99

For a beautiful scarf to compliment an evening outfit, the Isabelle is the perfect choice.  Featuring a neutral black colouring, this scarf will can be worn with almost anything.  Delicately detailed with shimmering pearlescent beads, this scarf is a sophisticated way to add some glamour to your look.  This would be a gorgeous way to accessorise for a Christmas party or work night out.

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Isabelle Scarf Black Beads – £29.99
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Isabelle Scarf Black Beads – £29.99


A warm, woolly hat is an essential this season, since they can instantly make a simple outfit look effortlessly put together.  For the new AW17 range, Pia Rossini have reimagined the classic knitted pom pom hat, adding shimmering sequins for an eye-catching look.  The chunky knit style will keep your head feeling cosy all winter long, with a choice of classic black or vivid red.  Red is set to be a huge trend for this season, and accessories are a great way to incorporate this bold colour into your everyday wardrobe.

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Pia Rossini Willow Hat Red – £17.99
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Pia Rossini Willow Hat Black – £17.99


A stylish pair of gloves should add sophistication to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe without compromising on comfort and warmth.  Pia Rossini have so many amazing designs in their new range that we struggled to pick our favourites.  This is the season to make the most of faux fur, however, and we just love the way that they’ve offered both a classic and more playful way to wear it.

For a classic faux fur cuff design, the Monroe gloves are the perfect choice.  Available in two neutral colours, choose either charcoal grey or camel beige.


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Monroe Glove Charcoal and Wolf – £19.99


Monroe Camel Fur Wool Gloves – £17.99

For a more daring and fun style, we love the Lucia gloves.  Featuring a large statement pom pom, these are sure to get you compliments.  Choose from the more neutral black or charcoal grey colours, or be bold and rock the red design.

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Pia Rossini Lucia Gloves Black – £17.99
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Pia Rossini Lucia Gloves Charcoal – £17.99
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Pia Rossini Lucia Gloves Red – £17.99

These are just a few of the gorgeous accessories from Pia Rossini’s new AW17 range.  To view the full range, head over to http://www.liquoricetree.com.  If you have any problems or any of the styles aren’t available please get in touch, as items that are out of stock will not appear online.  We will do our best to help you and are happy to reserve items from future deliveries.

If you’re in Edinburgh or Glasgow, come and say hello!  You can find us at 29 Cockburn Street in Edinburgh, just off of the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town.  Alternatively, our Glasgow store can be found at 431 Great Western Road, just next to Kelvinbridge subway station.  We’ll be happy to help you find your new favourite accessories!




Cosy Autumn Nights In




It’s officially Autumn, which means that it’s time for everyone’s favourite seasonal activity: cosy nights in!  We can’t wait to trade in picnics and sunglasses for long evenings spent under a warm blanket with a good book and a big mug of hot chocolate.  We’ve put together our list of night in essentials to help you relax and indulge as the colder weather arrives.

The Cosy Accessories

The first thing you’ll need are a snuggly pair of socks, which make you feel instantly warm and comfy.  Some cute, chunky knit socks are a treat that you can enjoy again and again, so invest in a pair made to last.  We love Powder’s new Autumn/Winter range, which features so many adorable, cosy designs.  Each pair of Powder socks come with a branded gift bag included, so why not treat you and a friend to a matching pair?


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Fair Isle Long Socks Candy – £15.99



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Mr Fox Long Socks Slate – £14.99

The Indulgent Snacks

Every night in needs to involve snacks, it’s a rule! A luxurious bar of artisan chocolate from Coco Chocolatier is the perfect way to indulge.  Whether you’re sharing with friends or keeping it all to yourself, these delicious chocolate bars are available in milk, dark and white varieties, with a range of crowd-pleasing flavours.  Try their famous Gin & Tonic dark chocolate, or enjoy the warm, rich tones of Artisan Roast Espresso.


Gin & Tonic Dark Chocolate Bar – £4.99


Artisan Roast Espresso Chocolate Bar – £4.99


The Warming Hot Chocolate

Now it’s time to pair your favourite chocolate with a delicious mug of hot chocolate to match.  Whether you love to pile on the cream and marshmallows, or enjoy discovering exciting new flavour blends, this selection bag will keep everyone happy.  Featuring twelve sachets with six delicious flavours to try, choose from sweet vanilla, classic cocoa, warm orange, rich caramel, roasted hazelnut and toasty cinnamon.


Café Tasse Hot Chocolate Assortment Gift Bag – £8.99


The Lively Board Game

Now that you’re wrapped up warm and have your chocolate and a hot drink, it’s time to add some entertainment.  Evenings at home are the perfect time to play a board game with friends and loved ones.  Whether you enjoy fast paced group games or family quiz nights, it’s always fun to discovered something new.  Just try not to get too competitive!


Buzzed Out Game – £10.99
Doodle Dash – £7.50


These are just a few of our favourite products to help you create your perfect Autumnal night in.  To browse our full range of products, visit us at Liquorice Tree Gifts in the West End of Glasgow at 431 Great Western Road, or in Edinburgh at 29 Cockburn Street.  Alternatively, head over to http://www.liquoricetree.com to see the products available on our website.

New For Autumn: Katie Loxton

KLB191One of our favourite brands for beautiful accessories has just launched their new Autumn/Winter collection and we’re in love!  The new Katie Loxton range promises rich, autumnal tones and gorgeous designs, guaranteed to become your new wardrobe staples.  All of these products, as well as many more, are now available in store and online with Liquorice Tree Gifts, so why not treat yourself or someone you love to some gorgeous new accessories?


Brand new for this season, the Florrie bag is the perfect everyday handbag for Autumn and Winter.  This stunning bag has a wonderfully unique design, with side stitching and a large, statement tassel.  The perfect size for everyday use, the bag comes in 2 neutral colours, charcoal or stone, great for coordinating with a whole range of outfits.  Which colour is your favourite?

Katie Loxton Florrie Day Bag Stone – £49.99
Katie Loxton Florrie Day Bag Charcoal – £49.99


For a smaller bag option, the brand new Loulou is the perfect choice.  Great for day trips and nights out, this compact bag still has space for all your essentials.  Designed to be worn in a cross body style, this gorgeous little bag features an interior pocket and a zip closure.  Choose between the neutral oyster grey or the beautiful blush berry pink.


Katie Loxton Loulou Bag Oyster Grey – £38.99


Katie Loxton Loulou Bag Blush Berry Pink – £38.99


The popular bucket bag is also back, with 2 new colour options now available!  Introducing the classic black and sophisticated charcoal grey bucket bags, which feature an adjustable shoulder strap and a drawstring fastening.  With loads of space for your everyday essentials, this beautiful bag is both stylish and practical.  The neutral colour choices allow this bag to suit any outfit, making it the perfect choice for your new everyday bag this Autumn/Winter season.  For the full range of colour options, visit us in store on online at http://www.liquoricetree.com.

Katie Loxton Chloe Bucket Bag Charcoal – £49.99
Katie Loxton Chloe Bucket Bag Black – £49.99



Katie Loxton have also given their range of purses a fresh Autumn update.  We particularly love this beautiful burgundy Spend In Style purse, which is the perfect colour for the new season.  The purse features loads of storage space, including 8 card slots, 2 note sections, 2 storage slots for receipts and an internal zip pocket for coins.  Finished with gold metal accents, this purse is the perfect accessory to transition your wardrobe into the new season.


Katie Loxton Spend In Style Burgundy Purse – £34.99



As the colder months approach it’s time to wrap up warm and stock up on gorgeous, cosy accessories.  The new range of scarves from Katie Loxton offers loads of beautiful choices in a whole range of colour options.  Their gorgeous Life’s A Charm scarf features a rich, burgundy colour with a scattered star, heart and polka dot design, perfect for coordinating with the other burgundy accessories from the range.


Katie Loxton Lifes A Charm Burgundy Scarf – £19.99


The soft slate grey Love Love Love scarf is another addition to the range that we just can’t get enough of!  The neutral colouring and sweet design would make this scarf a lovely treat for you or gift for a loved one, especially since each Katie Loxton scarf comes with a lovely branded gift bag included.


Katie Loxton Love Love Love Slate Grey Scarf – £19.99


All these beautiful accessories and more and now in store at Liquorice Tree Gifts!  Shop the range in store at 29 Cockburn Street in the centre of Edinburgh, or at 431 Great Western Road in Glasgow.  Alternatively, head over to http://www.liquoricetree.com to browse and shop the new collection as well as many other amazing Katie Loxton accessories and homeware items.

New Product Alert: Orbitkey


We are excited to announce the arrival of an exciting new product line to the Liquorice Tree Gifts stores and website!  Introducing Orbitkey: the new way to carry your keys.

This handy device is the perfect way to keep your keys compact, organised and silent.  Your keys are stylishly stored in the order of your preference in a neat stack, so no more annoying jingling.  This also means that your gadgets are kept safe from screen damage and scratches.

The classic Orbitkey Leather offers a wide range of colour options to suit every taste.  The perfect gift for him, this sophisticated key holder is made from quality cowhide leather and comes presented in a sleek Orbitkey gift box.  It can hold between 2 and 7 standard keys, as well as being car key compatible.  To see the full range of colour options, visit us in selected stores, or head over to our online store.

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Orbitkey Leather Cognac With Tan Stitching – £34.99
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Orbitkey Leather Navy With Tan Stitching – £34.99
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Orbitkey Leather Espresso With Brown Stitching – £34.99


Orbitkey also offer a selection of gorgeous leather colour options tailored to the modern woman.  With all the same features as the classic leather colour options, these pastel toned Orbitkeys are an essential accessory for a luxuriously organised life.  Their slim, compacting effect makes them perfect for events and nights out with a small bag or clutch.  They also feature beautiful rose gold elements, making them even more chic and on trend.  These Orbitkeys are available in a soft Blush pink and a neutral Stone grey.

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Orbitkey Leather Stone With Stone Stitching – £34.99
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Orbitkey Leather Blush With Blush Stitching – £34.99


Orbitkey also offer a range of alternative product styles to suit different lifestyles.  For gym regulars and joggers, the Orbitkey Active is the perfect choice.  Made from durable and dust resistant TPU polymer rubber, the lightweight design is the perfect partner for exercise.  Enjoy an uninterrupted workout without noisy, bouncing keys bothering you.

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Orbitkey Active Jet Black – £21.99


For those who love the great outdoors, look no further than the Orbitkey Canvas.   Designed to endure and made to last, the canvas is reinforced with leather for maximum durability.  The tightly woven and water resistant canvas allows this Orbitkey to survive any adventure.  For a balance between style and function, the Orbitkey Canvas is the perfect choice, available in either Olive Green or Navy Blue.

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Orbitkey Canvas Olive Green – £29.99
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Orbitkey Canvas Navy Blue – £29.99


Orbitkeys are also customisable with a range of specially designed add on accessories.  The bottle opener is perfect for picnics and day trips, meaning you can enjoy a refreshing drink anywhere.

Adding the multi tool transforms your Orbitkey into an adventure essential.  With 6 tools in 1, including a bottle opener, box cutter, flat-head screwdriver, multi-sized wrench and a file, this little gem will always come in handy.

Orbitkey also offer USB sticks, perfect for those who need to take their files on the go.  Available in 8GB or 32GB, this slim and light weight accessory offers a highs speed 3.0 chip for a super fast transfer rate.  All accessories are sold separately and do no include an Orbitkey.  We are expecting all add on accessories to arrive in store soon, so watch this space!

To find out why Orbitkeys have been flying off our shelves, visit the Liquorice Tree website at http://www.liquoricetree.com, where you can find the full range of colour options and Orbitkey styles.  Each style featured in this post will also link you straight to the website in just one click.  A free gift wrapping service is also available, so shopping for the perfect gift has never been easier!




Meet the Artist: Louise Mulgrew

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Picking out which greeting cards to stock is one of the most challenging yet exciting tasks for the Liquorice Tree Gifts team.  There are so many amazing artists out there with loads of great designs to choose from that we have a tough time deciding which ones are going to make it to our shelves.  With some ranges, however, we know straight away that we just have to have them!

One artist who really stood out to us at a recent trade show was Louise Mulgrew.  Her bright, bold designs are full of energetic colour and heart-warming characters.  She runs Louise Mulgrew Designs along

side her dad in Brighton, illustrating the cards while he handles the admin. Many of her designs feature adorable animals in stunning watercolours that we just couldn’t help but fall in love with.  We chatted to Louise to find out first-hand what inspires her work and which of her cute creations are her special favourites.


Take It Easy Bear Card – £2.50


Louise loves to draw inspiration from everything and anything!  She has a particular soft spot for animals which really shines through in many of her collections, where cute furry friends take centre stage.  As Louise says, she loves “creating characters that people can relate to and that make them smile”.  She readily admits to being an ‘unfocused’ person, who can be distracted by new ideas and inspiration at any moment, even if she is mid-conversation!  These ideas can be sparked from anything, such as “pretty flowers, a quirky building or a picture on Instagram”.



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With Love Bluetits Card – £2.50


Favourite Designs

There will always be one or two designs that hold a special place in their artist’s heart.  We wanted to know which of Louise’s amazing illustrations were her personal favourites.  She is particularly fond on her new Jungle Tumble range, which she created from observing wildlife first-hand on a recent trip to Costa Rica.  Her two favourite characters from the range are the anteater and orang-utans because of their fun, cheeky personalities!  She sent us over these sneak peak images of the new jungle designs, which are still to be released.




Real Life Animal Inspiration

When artists frequently feature animals in their work, we always wonder whether there are any real life animals and pets inspiring the designs.  We asked Louise if any of her adorable designs are based on animals that she has known.

It turns out that her childhood cat, Osc, has featured on a few of her cards, as she always enjoys drawing him.  Sadly, Osc recently passed away, however Louise feels that “having lots of drawings of him around the place is a huge comfort”.  It is also lovely to think that drawings of him are being sent as cards, so that he can continue to make people all across the world smile.


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Thinking Of You Cat Card – £2.50

Edinburgh & Glasgow

We always love to ask people about their experiences in our two favourite cities: Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Our two stores are located in the Old Town at the heart of Edinburgh and in Glasgow’s West End, so a lot of our customers want to know all about the best places to explore.

Louise is currently planning her first trip to Edinburgh this Christmas.  Being a huge Harry Potter fan, she can’t wait to see the city that inspired J. K. Rowling when she was writing her world-famous series.  With so many incredible Hogwarts-esque buildings to see, we’re sure that she’ll have an amazing time!


Bon Voyage Suitcases Card – £2.50

Future Projects

Louise has loads of amazing designs and cards available, and we wanted to know what fun projects she has in the works just now for future release.  Although it can be difficult to balance spending time in the studio with keeping up to date with the admin, she has lots of exciting new ideas which we hope to have hitting our shelves very soon!


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A Little Note Mouse Card – £2.50


To purchase some of the cards featured in this post, make sure to visit us online at http://www.liquoricetree.com or in store at 29 Cockburn Street in Edinburgh or 431 Great Western Road in Glasgow.  Due to popular demand, some card designs may currently be out of stock, so make sure to check back or get in touch for stock updates.

We want to thank Louise for taking the time to answer our questions all about her wonderful card designs.  Make sure to follow her on Instagram at @louisemulgrew to keep up to date with her work!


Meet the Artist: Ilona Drew


We are so fortunate to call the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow the home of the Liquorice Tree Gifts shops.  Both cities are full of world-renowned buildings and landmarks, so many of which are right on our doorsteps.  Such an amazing setting is also enjoyed by many artists, who draw inspiration from the historic beauty.

One such artist is Ilona Drew, whose brand I Drew This is best known for its eye-catching Landmarks collection.  Ilona uses vivid colours to depict famous landmarks from across the UK, including some of our favourite Scottish sites.  Her use of colour reimagines well-known buildings and monuments in a whole new way, capturing their shape and details.  Her illustrations are available in the form of prints and greeting cards, both of which can be found on the Liquorice Tree Gifts website and in stores.

We wanted to know where her love of such bold colours came from and which of the Scottish landmarks were her favourite to draw.  Here’s what she had to say…

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Edinburgh Castle A3 Print – £24.99

Love Of Colour

Ilona fell in love with using vivid colours when she was at college, where she loved to create pieces that were bursting with as much colour as possible.  Any project with a restricted colour palette was her worst nightmare!  This love affair with colour has continued in her work, particularly in the Landmarks collection.


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Scott Monument A3 Print – £24.99


Inspiration For The Landmarks Range

While taking part in an Open House in Brighton, Ilona decided to create something local.  Having always loved the ornate detailing of the Brighton Pavilion, she decided to reimagine it in her own, unique style.  The illustration was so well received that she began to look for other places to draw, and thus the Landmarks range was born.

The range continues to expand to this day and Ilona is frequently adding new, exciting designs.  It has also enjoyed widespread success, winning the Best Art Range at the Henries Awards in 2016.  Ilona loves working on the Landmarks range, as she gets to learn about incredible architecture whilst doing something that she loves.


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Forth Bridge A3 Print – £24.99


Edinburgh & Glasgow Landmarks

Of all of her Edinburgh-based illustrations, Ilona most enjoyed taking on Edinburgh Castle.  Her use of colour allowed her to capture the natural element of drama that the castle and its location hold.

As for Glasgow, Ilona was particularly struck by Glasgow University’s building.  She was blown away by its size and detailing and has just recently finished illustrating it as a new addition to her Landmarks range.  We’ve just ordered this illustration as cards for the shop because we just love the way that the vibrant colours highlight the scale and complexity of the building!


Glasgow University Card – £2.99

Ilona On Edinburgh & Glasgow

Ilona lives in Brighton but loves to visit Scotland, especially since she has family near Edinburgh.  Each time she visits she always loves the people and the food!

She recently visited Glasgow to work on some new Landmarks illustrations, including the Glasgow University drawing featured above.  She also drew the famous Duke of Wellington statue (below) whilst there, and has just released these two designs!  Ilona plans to continue expanding the Landmarks range and we hope that she will return to Scotland to illustrate even more of our favourite local buildings!


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Eilean Donan Castle A3 Print – £24.99


If you love Ilona’s art as much as we do, then head over to the Liquorice Tree Gifts website to browse her products.  Each image in this post will link you straight to the print version of the illustration, with the greeting cards also available.  Please note that the prints are sold unframed, and that the images included here and on our website are for illustrative purposes.

Due to practical issues, we unfortunately cannot post the prints, however they are available in store at 29 Cockburn Street, just off of the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.  For more information, please get in touch!



Duke Of Wellington Card – £2.99


Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Weather Survival Guide


The Scottish weather is famous for its unpredictability.  It’s been known for there to be rain, sun and snow all in the same day!  We understand that airline luggage restrictions can be strict, and that packing for such temperamental weather can be difficult. Thankfully, Liquorice Tree Gifts have all the accessories you need to survive Edinburgh’s ever-changing weather and enjoy the Festival to the fullest.  Our Edinburgh store is conveniently located just off of the Royal Mile, just a minutes walk from the Edfringe Shop.


We all have our fingers crossed for a glorious summer full of sunshine!  After all, Edinburgh in the sun is an incredibly beautiful place, perfect for exploring and relaxing.  The arrival of the Fringe Festival means that beer gardens will open all around the city centre, so enjoying a refreshing gin and tonic in the sun becomes oh-so-tempting!

For the hot weather, certain accessories are essential.  A quality pair of sunglasses are a summer must-have, and the right pair can make any outfit look instantly put-together and chic.  Whether you’re looking for something neutral or statement, we have a great range of fabulous styles, shapes and colours available in store and online.

Here are a few of our favourite pairs, all of which will link you straight to our website for a simplified shopping experience.  Each pair comes with a branded hard storage case and cleaning cloth included to keep your sunnies safe and polished.  A gift bag is also included, if you’d like to give someone the ultimate summer gift!

Bardot Sunglasses Pearl – £26.99
Britt Sunglasses Tortoiseshell – £26.99
Kelly Sunglasses Amethyst – £26.99


Unfortunately, we all need to be prepared for the Edinburgh rain, which can strike at any moment!  Carrying an umbrella at all times is definitely recommended.  Being a shop based in Scotland, we make sure to offer an extensive range of umbrellas to suit all styles and needs.  For those with limited space, a small, collapsible brolly is the perfect choice.  Here are a few of our favourite designs.

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Polka Dot Print Umbrella – £4.99
Fulton Incognito Scottie Dog Umbrella
Scottie Dog Umbrella – £4.99


For a more substantial umbrella, we love these beautiful brollies!  Each one features a stunning design in vibrant colours, guaranteeing that you’ll never get lost in the crowd! These umbrellas also feature a smooth automatic assembly function with just the press of a button, so you’ll be protected from the rain in no time with minimal hassle.

Gerbera Daisy Folding Umbrella – £29.95
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Monet Water Lilies Art Folding Umbrella – £29.95


We hope you have an amazing time at the Fringe Festival, exploring this amazing and historic city! Come and say hello to us at 29 Cockburn Street, just off of the Royal Mile.  A full range of sunglasses, umbrellas and other beautiful accessories are available in store. Alternatively, head over to our website to browse the range and have your favourite products delivered straight to your door.  Each image in this post will link you straight to that item on our website, making your shopping experience as simple as possible.