New Year’s Resolutions

Every year I find it more difficult to come up with an attainable New Year’s Resolution, so much so that over the past few years I have deliberately not set any. A New Year’s Resolution is supposed to make your year better than the previous one, but deciding on an achievable goal can be quite tough. The most common resolutions usually surround health, like losing weight or quitting smoking or some of the more quirky can involve learning new party tricks, breaking records or trying new foods. Whatever your resolution may be, I know it’s going to be a hard...


December 30th 2015


Merry Christmas

Season’s greetings! Christmas is one of my favourite times of year; and we’d like to wish all of our customers, friends and families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The presents are wrapped, the food bought and my Christmas jumper is ready for another year of festive celebrations. To help you get in the Christmas mood (the big day is only 2 days away!) I’ve come up with the top 10 ways to get in the Christmas spirit; there’s simply no room for any ‘bah humbugs’ this year… 1. Top of the tree is Christmas music, let the...


December 23rd 2015


Sleep tips for the party season

The festive period is well and truly upon us and that means late nights, Christmas parties and family get-togethers. A packed social calendar looks great but it also means that you’ll be spending less time in bed. So, with that in mind, we’ve prepared some handy sleep tips to help you get through what can be a very tiring month! Without meaning to sound so obvious, you should first make sure your room is as dark as possible when you go to sleep. This is because it encourages production of a hormone called melatonin, which helps restful sleep. Any amount...


December 17th 2015


Headington Live Event

Feather & Black Oxford hosted a fantastic live dance performance last weekend in their local branch. The Lunas Dance Project performed to a packed audience as part of the Headington Live Event, an initiative which showcases and celebrates the talents of its wider community, delivering 24 performances in 24 venues across just 24 days. With the Headington Live Event being organised during traditional Advent calendar dates, a small part of the Christmas story is read before each act performs. In addition to the entertainment at Feather & Black, the Headington Live Event’s busy schedule also includes performances at some of...


December 15th 2015


Portuguese linens

This week’s blog is going to be a little different because it’s been written by our Linens & Accessories Buyer, Katie, here at Feather & Black HQ after her recent trip to Portugal, where she sampled some new linens in preparation for AW16. Take it away, Katie… Last month, the company MD and I jetted off to the warmer climes of Porto, northern Portugal to take a closer look at some new linens, cushions and throws for our AW16 planning. The weather was gorgeous and a far cry away from the grey skies of home! But our packed schedule (we...


December 10th 2015


Teenage Bedroom

Today's blog comes from Katie, our lovely PR consultant, who is blogging about her daughter's bedroom makeover... First a confession, Tilly has only just turned 12 so is actually just short of the teenage zone. However, she is growing about three feet a week and her bedroom usually looks like a squat so I think she is close enough for me to comment. I devised a rather elaborate way of getting her to tidy her room. I suggested we work together to give it a decorative and functional overhaul. Sure, this is a long way round the problem, but I...


December 4th 2015