As we make the small steps of reopening the boutique, please find details of our new temporary opening hours and private appointments. Please note that we hope to extend our opening hours in the coming weeks.
CLOUDBERRY RE-OPENING DATE
MONDAY 6TH JULY
This has been a difficult time for many of us to navigate and as we all know it is not over just yet. We all find ourselves adapting to a new situation, and none of us know how long it will last.
We would like to assure you that at all times, we have had and continue to have your, our staff and our wider community’s safety and well being at the centre of any decisions we make.
We have always strived and enjoyed making a visit to Cloudberry a happy, tranquil and relaxing experience. Now more than ever, as we implement government guidelines (and a few of our own) we endeavour to uphold this comfortable atmosphere and hopefully even to improve on it.
With this is mind, and if the countries R rate continues to fall, we intend to open on July 6th
We will continue to take orders online and carry out UK wide and local deliveries.
We are still contactable with our personal service for help and advice about our products.
Our trading hours will adapt to incorporate our new “Book the Boutique” private appointment system, and after much positive feedback we will continue with our free doorstep delivery service to our locality. More details to follow soon.
In operation now
Our ever growing website will continue with the added personal service of our new “Chat Button” which enables you to talk directly to us as you browse our online store, giving you access to our knowledgable staff, before you purchase online or visit us in the boutique. Of course we are always happy to help on the phone.
GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES (and a few of our own…)
To give you reassurance when we’re open, we are implementing the following procedures:
Firstly, our high standard of hygiene will continue.
We will, as always continue to sanitised door handles, card machines, surfaces and the fitting room.
We are currently re-configuring the interior of boutique to be able to adhere to the 2m distance.
For your comfort on the days we are not doing personal appointments, we will be working on a one-in-one-out basis.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands as you enter.
We will continue to use our fitting room, which will be cleaned and sanitised after each use.
If and when clothes are tried on and not purchased, they will be steamed at a high temperature.
We will take cash payments where necessary, as well as continuing with card and contactless payments.
BENEFITS OF KUKUI OIL FOR YOUR SKIN
Connock London is one of our best loved brands at Cloudberry. With its uplifting frangrance and the many benefits of Kukui nut oil, we wanted to share a few of the ones we think make it a must-have in your skin care routine
Kukui Oil has been used by Hawaiians for centuries to keep skin soft and smooth and the oil used by Connock London is sourced from a small factory on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. This elegant floriental fragrance is built around the Gardenia flower and is complemented by a full bouquet of fresh flowers including Italian Bergamot, Moroccan Rose and White Jasmine. The scent is further enriched with Vetiver, White Amber, Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Bean.
1. Deeply moisturising
Kukui oil is famously known for it’s moisturising qualities as it absorbs quickly into the skin with a non-greasy feeling. The oil contains Vitamin A, C, E and F giving the skin the nutrients it needs to stay hydrated and protected.
2. Controls eczema and effective against Psoriasis
Because Kukui Oil is deeply moisturing and due to the fact that the oil holds moisture well, it means that it soothes itchiness in skin conditions such as eczema! It has also been known to be effective against conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea
3. Healing qualities
As a result of its inflammation healing qualities, when diluted, Kukui Oil can also be used to increase the speed of healing wounds from scratches to bruises and cuts.
4. Minimises wrinkles
Ageing is inevitable and so are wrinkles however, if you incorporate Kukui Oil into your beauty regime, fighting the appearance of these wrinkles is much easier. The oil is rich in anti-oxidants meaning that it boost collagen production which helps shed dead skin cells to make room for healthy ones! This also means it’s great at minimising the appearance of stretch marks.
5. Boosts immune system
Both Vitamin C and E are contained in Kukui Nut Oil which are packed with anti-oxidants that are immune boosting. By applying products with the oil in regularly especially on your hands and face gives your skin an advantage when it comes to fighting infections.
6. Lowers inflammation
The reason Kukui Oil is such a popular choice for masseuses is due to its blend of fatty acids and anti-inflammatory effect it helps soothe muscle sores which is exactly what you want from a deep massage!
With food on our mind and time on our hands here's our easy peasy lockdown basic bread recipe. This is a great simple recipe if you've never made bread before, or have kids in the house that need entertaining and feeding !
We have played around with several flavours and we have to say so far it has been a great success. Its smells divine as it comes out of the oven, a real "hygge" feeling of cosiness and comfort and of course it tastes delicious eaten warm with lashings of melting butter and homemade soup. Give it a go and let us know how you get on, you'll probably find some of your own variations to share with us too.
500g White Plain Flour (or wholemeal)
325ml Tepid Water
1 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil
1 Teaspoon Dried Yeast
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1. Weigh out the flour in to a large bowl, then add in the dried yeast, salt and sugar. and combine together.
2. Add the water and oil, mixing thoroughly until the dough comes together.
3. Knead well for a good 5 minutes until a smooth ball of dough is formed.
4. Shape and place on baking tray with baking paper or place in a greased loaf tin, I have to admit we liked the rustic look of not using a tin. (we used sunflower oil to lightly grease the tin)
5. Cover and place in a warm area to rise for 40 mins.
6. Then bake in a pre heated oven for 40 mins (ours is a fan oven, your times may vary depending on your oven type)
Experiment with your own versions, the above is for a plain white loaf, the wholemeal version is particularly delicious. We've added olives and sun dried tomatoes for a mediterranean taste, and love the combination dried onion flakes and a little smoked sea salt. Which went perfectly with homemade roasted sweet pepper soup.
Give it a go !
and if you have a recipe to share, please let us know.
Fashion and film have always been inextricably linked, borrowing stuff and copying from each other like a couple of teenage girls. Women bobbed their hair in droves to try and copy Louise Brooks, star of the silent screen, sales of gingham fabric rocketed when The Wizard of Oz came out, and women everywhere wanted copies of Scarlett O’Hara’s green velvet curtain dress in Gone with the Wind. If it had been today, demand would have crashed the website.
On the cusp of being a teenager, who shopped at Tammy Girl and C&A, I aspired to dress like Ali McGraw in Love Story. As I sobbed my way through it, in my sensible Clarks T bar sandals and Holly Hobbie style tiered dress, she just looked so cool in her ribbed turtleneck, plaid skirt, camel coat with the collar turned up, and that red crochet hat that sparked a thousand imitations. The next craze was Sandy in Grease in that rather dubious transformation scene. I teamed my school leotard, footless tights and bagged a pair of wooden soled high heeled, single strap shoes like she wears and went over on my ankle. In the eighties I flirted with the safari look pretending to be Meryl Streep in Out of Africa wearing jodhpurs and a khaki jacket which had so many pockets the driver invariably had to wait whilst I rifled through looking for my bus pass. Over the years, I learnt what suited me more. I knew I could never pull off braces, a skinny tie and a bowler hat like Diane Keaton in Annie Hall. I bypassed altogether the fad for Empire line dresses at the height of the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice mania.
I grew up watching musicals – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Girl and High Society. I always envied Grace Kelly’s groomed perfection and her style in High Society still looks fresh and new: crisp cotton or linen shirts tucked into Capri pants worn with a wide leather belt; a stunning pale blue dress in a froth of tulle with huge bell sleeves and a sailor style collar. Off screen, her wedding dress to Prince Rainier of Monaco sparked a sensation. She is one of the few people to have a handbag named after her. The story goes that whilst shopping with the legendary costume designer, Edith Head, for Hitchcock’s 1954 To Catch a Thief, they came across a shop window of Hermes accessories. Kelly was particularly taken with a trapezium shaped bag with a high handle, padlock and hardware, and four little studs on the base to enable it to stand up. It had already been through various reincarnations – starting life as a way for ladies to carry their saddle around in. Kelly was pictured using it to shield her growing pregnancy bump from the paparazzi and in 1977 it became known as the Kelly bag.
Another star to have a bag named after her is of course Jane Birkin. The opposite in some ways to Grace Kelly’s glacial perfection, Birkin represented that laid back, thrown together but somehow effortlessly cool chic. In pictures, she can be seen carrying an open topped wicker basket. On a flight, she happened to be sitting next to the Chief Executive of Hermes, when the contents of her basket, lodged in the overhead locker, spilled out everywhere. Moaning that she couldn’t find a bag she liked, he decided to design a bag for her and so the Birkin was born. It is still probably the most recognised and coveted bag of all time, attracting waiting lists of years.
Another perennial favourite of mine is Faye Dunaway’s wardrobe in The Thomas Crown Affair. She wears a succession of mini dresses and skirt suits in delicate lilacs, her hair piled high like a plaited cottage loaf, huge bug eyed sunglasses, Pucci-esque headscarves, and long tapered nails in a shade of nude. I spent a long time searching for that particular shade of nude.
When I got out Revolutionary Road on DVD, a particularly bleak portrait of the disintegration of a marriage set against the backdrop of 1950s suburbia, I freeze framed every other scene to get a better look at Alice Wheeler’s (Kate Winslet) beautiful wardrobe: a parade of fitted shift dresses with peephole necklines in a palette of ice cream colours, worn with matching gloves, clutch and courts.
And who could forget when the shops were filled with a delicious choice of Art Deco inspired clothes to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann’s lavish spectacle that was The Great Gatsby? Even if you couldn’t run to a pair of Tiffany & Co chandelier drop earrings, which were worth so much actress Carey Mulligan had to have an on set security guard, there was dozens of drop waisted jewel encrusted dresses, feather capes, bags and headbands to covet.
There is still a massive appetite to see the clothes worn in films as witnessed by the massive crowds at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A. I queued with hundreds to see Keira Knightley’s green dress from Atonement, Tippi Hedren’s suit from Hitchcock’s The Birds. They even had Meryl Streep’s Out of Africa jacket. It looked remarkably like mine !
Alison is a freelance journalist (ex BBC) who specialises in features on homes and gardens, designs and craft. Alison has just had her first novel published called " Just like you"
WEST SUSSEX BOUTIQUE ONLY
March 15th 2020
In light of the current situation, it is with measured thought that we have made the decision to temporarily close the Cloudberry Boutique in Angmering, West Sussex. These are unprecedented times and the health and well being of our Cloudberry staff, customers, friends and community are of our up most importance.
We will continue to introduce our Spring and Summer Collection to the website, updating constantly as we do in our boutique. So for those of you that don't live near the boutique, this will be a plus. We will continue to provide the personal service that we are so proud of via email, phone and our social media sites. So please feel free to contact us regarding enquiries.
It is an understatement to say that we are sad to take this action, but we believe this is the right time to take care, be patient and look after each other.
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It may not feel like it outside with all the rain, but Spring has sprung at Cloudberry. Check in store or our social media pages for all our fabulous new arrivals.
Our last date for website orders for Christmas on the website is 17th December. Orders placed after this date without contacting us, can not be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.
If you would like to order after this date in time for Christmas please contact us directly in the boutique on 01903 856804
We will then do our best to help you with next day delivery options or local area deliveries by hand if possible.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
CHRISTMAS EVE 10am - 5pm
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
Until Thursday 2nd January 2020
When our normal opening hours resume.
10am - 5pm
We wish all our CLOUDBERRY friends, customers and clients
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR
The cooler crisp mornings are on the way and we are busy preparing for Autumn at Cloudberry. Our boutique is slowly filling up with the start of our ever changing collection and the website is being added to daily....
For us, this is an exciting time, designs that have been carefully handpicked over the last 12 months arrive and take their place in our windows, on our shop floor and a selection are uploaded onto our website. We hope that you will be as excited about embracing the coming season as we are.
We welcome comments, so please feel free to leave any.
Our Summer sale is now finished in the boutique. Should you wish to continue your bargain hunting, then we have a selection on our website for you to browse.
Alongside our hi-season and resort wear, our trans-seasonal collections are starting to arrive in he boutique.
Pop by and see us soon, join our mailing list or follow us on social media to keep in the loop !
Our fabulous Summer Sale starts in the boutique on Saturday from 10 am.
Should you see sale items on our social media pages, you are more than welcome to phone and arrange mail order.
Please note that on the first day of the sale we are sometimes unable to get to the phone. So please leave your number and we will get back to you asap, or send us an email.
Sale items will be available to purchase online from the following week.... should we have any left !
DON'T MISS OUT !