Roo Abrook is a woman with a rarely seen creative depth. I think this is why her work is so unique and of course collectable! Her style and vision appeal to a very interesting audience, attracting buyers from all over the world.
Having seen Ali in her glory shot for issue 1 it was nice to go and hang out at the Wave Maiden on an early Friday evening and chat to her about food, beer, gin and of course all the creative things they have going on there.
What a weekend planned for the 14th and 15th July with the Southsea Food Festival that has been going now for 12 years and has just grown each year to be such a great event with a buzzing atmosphere. Offering a real celebration of food for the whole 2 days, it is a chance to see the local food businesses we have step outside of their shops and produce some really mouthwatering festival food! With over 60 stalls and lots planned for both days, if you love food and a touch of gin you know it is somewhere you need to head down to.
Having moved to Southsea for all the independent businesses, the first thing that struck me was just how many interior shops there actually are! What I love about Southsea is that there’s a lot packed into a relatively small area. For an interior enthusiast like me, you can spend an entire day covering all the shops and buying favourite items to take home. Over the last year living and working here, I have spent time getting to know the business owners and, having bought and trailed home with many items for my house, I thought it would be nice to put together an ‘Interiors Trail’ and share my love of these shops.
Round mirrors have been a love of mine for over a year now but who is counting the days? The interior love for this item just keeps getting stronger every day. When you look at inspiring pictures to help you decide on a new room theme, one item that just keeps appearing is the round mirror.
Towards the end of 2017 saw Bureau of Change move premises to Albert Road. It sits just as you start walking down towards the Kings Theatre.