We are pleased to announce that the Cabot Circus website has undergone a fabulous renovation. The new look site, which is now open, will have its very own blog – so we will be moving base!
But not to fear trusty followers, our brand new website will be bigger and better than ever, offering lots of exclusive content to cater for all fashionistas, including
– Product of the week
– New collection reviews
– Film reviews
– Latest offers and discounts
– Trend reports…
… And so much more! So what are you waiting for, get your fashion fix today at www.cabotcircus.com
With the return of the Barbour, the knitted polo neck and the Hunter welly, the catwalk and high-street alike are endorsing the English heritage trend. Spurred on by the Queen’s Jubilee and the triumph of Team GB, everyone is keen to celebrate Britain’s recent success and display their heritage wardrobe.
For anyone unsure on how to approach this trend: luxurious fabrics are a must. Country glamour can be ensured with fabrics like tweed and tartan, herringbone and check. This structured Vivienne Westwood jacket (found in GarmentQuarter) is a perfect example of how to modernise the way you wear tartan:
Team with a pair of black skinny jeans and knee-high riding boots, or a slim fitting midi skirt, and you will have achieved the two Stella McCartney looks perfectly. And Stella isn’t the only celebrity designer ruling this trend. Victoria Beckham (GarmentQuarter) also has a selection of leather satchels and slouchy knit dresses to perfect the casual heritage style:
Accessorising this trend is simple. Brooches, leather gloves, waist-belts and fedora hats are all essentials and work effortlessly with the A/W season. This French Connection boater hat will add the final touch to any tweed-inspired outfit, and teamed with a Timney silk scarf (House of Fraser) you’ll be dressed for the most stylish of country dog-walks!
Unless you’ve managed to escape every fashion magazine for the last few months, you’ll be well aware that big, bold prints are a massive trend for A/W. As a result of this, print is in all the stores right now and it can be tricky deciphering what to buy and how to wear it.
Printed jeans and trousers are a stylist favourite at the moment and are being fully endorsed by celebrities like Cherry Healey, Katie Holmes and Jessie J
Whether you go for the 1950’s floral print, the geometric pattern or the elegant baroque, the high street is offering something for everyone, and there will be something to suit your style.
Zara and H&M both have an enviable selection of printed trousers in subtle floral prints and monochrome colouring – perfect if the thought of prints covering your bottom half is slightly daunting! For a simple style that can easily be worn with a woolly knit, River Island are selling a pair of leggings featured here. Whilst those of you who are more daring, check out these eye-popping, digitally floral trousers by Ted Baker:
Mary Katrantzou, a British designer who hit high-street stardom with her range of printed dresses and t-shirts for Topshop, has made her mark by collaborating more printed pieces with Ted Baker. If you fancy standing out at the New Year’s party, head down to Quaker’s Friar for a range of dresses that allows you to boast the print, pastel and oriental trend all in one item!
Whether you go prefer the 1950’s floral print, the geometric pattern or the elegant baroque, the high street is offering something for everyone, and there will be something to suit your style.
It’s not essential to wear bold patterns for the print trend to work, but eye-popping styles and pattern clashing will no doubt have you maximising this trend to your best potential.. The question is, how will you wear your prints this autumn?
Cabot Circus is set to host a two-day culinary extravaganza this weekend. Celebrity chefs Jean Christophe Novelli and Dean Edwards will take to the stage to showcase their culinary talents along with head chefs from restaurants within Cabot Circus.
The free event will see the celebrity chefs demonstrate their skills and reveal the secrets that have helped them achieve their successes. On Saturday Jean Christophe Novelli will share some of his culinary secrets with us and also judge the final of the Cookie Competition, where the winner will scoop £100 worth of Carluccios vouchers. The excitement continues on Sunday when Dean Edwards will teach the Bristol crowd some delicious and simple recipes.
Jean Christophe Novelli said, “I am looking forward to being part of the Food Festival at Quakers Friars. Visitors to the event can expect to see wonderful dishes being prepared healthily, using local produce. The recipes will be full of flavours that some may find unusual to combine but the results will be fabulous I promise.”
Dean Edwards said: “I’m delighted to be appearing at the Closer to Food event at Cabot Circus in my hometown of Bristol. The city has a fantastic reputation for food and drink, a great range of restaurants and culinary talent. I’ll be cooking some exciting recipes at the event and look forward to welcoming the people of Bristol in August.”
As well as picking up some expert tips, visitors will be able to indulge in seasonal delicacies from a special local produce market, which includes a selection of cakes, artisan breads, locally-produced cheeses, chutneys, sausages and more.
There will also be a variety of stalls for visitors to explore, with Brasserie Blanc, Frankie & Benny’s and Harvey Nichols amongst those with produce and items on offer for shoppers.
Today is the day – unless you have been hibernating for the past year, you will no doubt be gripped with sporting fever, and Quakers Friars is celebrating the start of the games by showing all of the action for free on a giant screen – the perfect opportunity for soaking up the competitive atmosphere and cheering on Team GB!
If you didn’t manage to secure tickets to the sporting event of the year but still want to experience the excitement, then head to Quakers Friars for live open air screenings and follow the most hotly anticipated competitions.
And what perfect weather for it!
While there may be no Glastonbury; The Isle of Wight, Hackney, Leeds and Reading all make sure that that the British festival season gets in to full swing. Through the mud, mosh pits and dodgy glow sticks (please don’t try and drink out of them) some great fashion trends have emerged each festival season, and this year is no different. As Ted Hughes said, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing”. Festivals inspire creativity and so we believe they are a great place to spy the latest trends and keep you one step ahead of the rest.
There has been a lot of denim flying around this festival season and with it being so versatile, the celebrities have been rocking out denim jeans, shorts and jackets in all different shapes and sizes. We’re a big fan of these MOTO Gold Stud, bleach wash Denim Hotpants from Topshop. A classic festival item that can go with almost anything; from light frilly tops to heavy bomber jackets. We think it would look great with this rather neat flower girl garland adorning your locks, also from Topshop.
Floral patterns have been extremely popular around all the festivals and again go great with a huge variety of items. Get back to your hippy roots and feel the music man with a great selection of cut off floral tops from River Island, top it off with a cropped leather jacket and you’ll be mixing with Alexa Cheung in no time.
Be a Lad, Go Bold
Festival fashion for men has embraced bold colours and patterns, so stand out this season by embracing all things vivid. However, if the thought of bright clothes isn’t for you, try teaming coloured bottoms with plain white t-shirts, or go for the more conservative nautical theme. Pastel colours have been tipped to be huge this summer and so festivals are the perfect place to try them out.
Even if you didn’t get tickets this year don’t fret – as Wimbledon takes centre stage at Quakers Friars. With a big screen, relaxing deckchairs, classic lawn green games, Cabot Circus is the place to be to enjoy the tournament in quintessentially British fashion. Cheer on all your favourites (Murray!!) whilst choosing any number of delicious drinks and snacks on offer around Cabot Circus, with strawberries and cream being a must for that true Wimbledon experience. Between games don’t forget to indulge yourself in the latest fashions on offer around Quakers Friars and make yourself in to a style icon, Sharapova and Federer won’t know what’s hit them.
Sit Back and Relax
Let the players do the grunting and instead enjoy the tournament in true comfort and relaxation. Take a seat and revel in some great tennis, all shown on the big screen for pure sporting heaven. The only drama you’ll see here is on centre court
Join In the Action
Enjoy Cabot Circus in true British style with classic English lawn games, as well as some old favourites. Boules, rope toss and Giant Connect 4 guarantee entertainment for those of you who want to get involved in a bit of competition, without exerting yourself too much of course.
Forget the trophies; Wimbledon would be nothing without strawberries and cream, and at Cabot Circus this year same is true. Tuck in to the great British classic or stroll around and pick up some of the other delicious treats and snacks on offer, all of which are nearby so you don’t miss any of the action. We firmly believe that staying well fed and watered is the key to enjoying the tournament and is sure to keep you happy, even in the rain!