Tag: Independent

Lovelace Atelier

April Lovelace of Lovelace Atelier has been a bridal alterations specialist for a while now, offering bespoke dresses and tailoring of suits along with general repairs and alterations of other clothing. Speaking to April, she said something that stuck in her mind was her own brother’s wedding and how he really struggled to get the suit that he wanted. So she wanted to have a place that not only caters for Brides but for Grooms too.

Pigeon Books

Southsea now has its very own independent book shop, ‘Pigeon Books’, which is a fantastic addition to the already diverse and independent Albert Road. There is something magical and special about these kinds of places, which you can’t find in bigger high street names

Antica Bread And Pasta

Walking in the door of Hunter-Gatherer I expected to see a 50-year-old Italian there to greet me for my pasta class which I was going to be part of for the evening. I don’t know why I had this idea in my head! Spending a few weeks talking over Instagram gave me these preconceptions and I always think of someone who has such a passion for bread and pasta to be Italian but this is not true. Instead, Lorin who is smart, handsome and is only 29 years old stood before me with a whole world of knowledge and has crammed so much into his life already!

SBH Albert Rd

Last week I took a walk down Albert Road and ended up in the new Southsea Bathing Hut skincare apothecary, not far from the King’s Theatre; 2C Albert Road to be precise. I’d seen SBH at a few local events and have tried their lavender and patchouli soap (my friend raves about the vanilla and lavender Salty Sea Scrub). Earlier this year at the Portsmouth Vegan Festival I managed to spend a bit of time chatting with founder Samantha Worsey about her products.

Forced To Be

Having met Jenna Boyson a few times at various fayres around Southsea, I wanted to catch up with her and talk one to one about her mission, love, future and main project, Forced To Be Fussy Having spent time these last few weeks changing my own diet by cutting out milk and thinking about cutting out dairy, I remembered Jenna. She’s had to remove so many foods from her diet, I wanted to talk to her about how that felt and what steps she’s taken to get where she is now.