So here it is, the place where vintage and modern collide, a place where the floorboards creak but the walls are silent, a place where you can spend ages looking at all the pretty things, a place scented with lavender, rose, sandal wood, cedar, amber and patchouli, a place where you can buy tiny bottles of orange essence to add to iced milk.Where french soaps share space with sea shells and hand stitched moroccan leather tassels lie quietly next to sugar scented lip balms.Recycled sari’s, vintage haberdashery ribbons, handmade decorations, tiny ships and antique paintings, beautiful cards made by local artists and so much more, didn’t you mention that you wanted to take a trip to the seaside this summer?


  1. Jess says:

    Where is this shop? It looks lovely!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Oh it looks amazing! I love the little hair slides. Wish we had a shop like that near us.

  3. Eleanor says:

    This looks so gorgeous, what a lovely shop, where is it? xxx

  4. Katrine K says:

    How inspiring, I wanna go there!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hi just wanted to say love your blog only just started peeking in

  6. sam says:

    Heavenly! Exactly how far is it from London? Is the surrounding area worth a day trip? Such lovely photos Jeska, thanks for sharing :)

  7. Jeska says:

    It’s Butlers Emporium George Street Hastings (Old Town)

    Definitely worth a day trip! I will do a post about all the other joys of our old town for you :)

  8. Jess says:

    Brilliant! I’m near Eastbourne so will definitely make a trip ;)

  9. Dee says:

    You’ve really caught the essence of the place. Clever you. Hastings is super lucky to have such an eloquent spokeslady. Luckily for me, I spend half my time on top of the West Hill so I can pop down there often. It really is a lovely spot. Enjoy your new job!

  10. sofia says:

    Oh my, Jess this is so extremely gorgeous I think if I enter this place I might never leave :)

  11. Wow, lovely – love those boats!

  12. Wow! this shop look so beautiful…so many lovely things. I need a visit to Hastings, looking forward to your next post.

  13. Ombretta says:

    Wonderful shop!!! The Chinese girl in that paint it is actually a piece of art by a friend of mine! So fantastic to randomly find it there….make me smile

  14. alma says:

    I love the chairs up there!

  15. Anna says:

    What an inspirational place to work! You must be getting lots of ideas.

    While I love discovering new places, blogs and shops it’s often frustrating as much as it is delightful. I just love so many styles and objects. I must wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to interior design!

  16. I love this place. It will make me wander and wont get out from there. The rustic feeling and the vintage finds are gorgeous.

  17. Cassandra says:

    It’s a lovely store – luckily I have friends who live in Hastings – beautiful building and a great change from London stores.

  18. why oh why was it never there when i lived in old town……….

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