Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bee jewellery (surprising how many pieces there are) and sapphires were the inspiration behind our Bumble bees card from the Eden range. Here are some of our favourite vintage finds:

A modern piece from Alex Monroe. So sweet

When I was little we also used to keep bees; in hives outside but also in a sort of observation box set into the wall in the telephone room. It was like this one below, only completely set into the wall, with a pipe so bees could come in from and go outside. It was fascinating to sit watching the bees work and spot the queen bee whilst talking on the phone!

Mario Testino's house

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Love the look of Mario Testino's house as seen in Vogue. Sophisticated, comfortable, and interesting. The fantastic artwork , the dark wood floors, the rustic detailing, the ironwork staircase, the touches of flamboyance...

Scarlet statements

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Looks like next autumn/winter is going to be a glamorous scarlet one, if these dresses from Dior and Marchesa are anything to go by. Fine by us!

Just some books on our must get list...

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

All of the Anzu team are lucky to have great Mums, so this is for them! Hope you all have a lovely day.

London calling

Friday, 16 March 2012

Classic British style and Olympic excitement were the inspiration behind the new Anzu London calling range. This Norman Parkinson photo from the 60s is so great.
The Anzu cabs card

Years later, but we are all still lusting over these Alexander McQueen tartan dresses in the office.

Steve Haulenbeek umbrella chandeliers.

Anzu trunk show, Quartier 206

Quartier 206 cordially invites you for drinks to celebrate the Anzu exhibition at the gorgeous Berlin store on March 31st, 2012. You are cordially invited for drinks 5-7pm!

Anzu giveaway!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

We're feeling generous! When we reach 1,000 followers on twitter we will give one lucky follower one of our A4 limited edition prints, hand-decorated with Swarovski crystals and signed and numbered by the artist, Ellen.
Simply follow Anzu on twitter for a chance to win!
Click here to magically travel to the Anzu twitter page.

Mother's Day ideas, time for tea

Monday, 12 March 2012

If you're taking your Mum for tea on Mother's day, you could also buy her a gift on the tea theme as a memento of the day. The Anzu black tea candle is a bestseller of ours,

vintage teacups are a lovely gift (ebay always has a great choice and they're reasonable too - I like to search for paragon china),

the hummingbird bakery book has a Mother's day section so you could buy it, cook her a cake from it then give it as a present afterwards - a double gift!

The Anzu Bond Street apron in turquoise adds a glamorous touch to baking.

Or alternatively if she is not into baking but has a sweet tooth, you could buy these Vivienne Westwood chocolates from Fortnums. Such pretty packaging.

Grey and gold

Friday, 9 March 2012

The Anzu brand colours are grey and gold, and we just love the combination!

A touch of leopard is never a bad thing either.

Stunning mermaid style gown from Marchesa 2012 Fall-Winter

Ippolita's shell and diamond ring, from Net a porter.

Images: Unknown, Veranda, Marchesa,

Mother's Day, celebrate with flowers

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Send our Jewels and hibiscus Mother's day card, hand embellished with Swarovski crystals.

A stunning bouquet from florist Zeze in New York. Buy a beautiful container for them too. These ones are from Charlotte Moss.

Our multicoloured flower necklace limited edition print decorated with Swarovski crystals available from Quartier 206 Berlin, or email us

Beautiful painterly brown Sevilia scarf from Athena Procopiou

Keep it classic with with gardenia perfume from Annick Goutal.


Monday, 5 March 2012

One of my favourite places to visit in Paris is Malmaison. The home of Josephine (above) and Napoleon Bonaparte it is a place that manages to empress whilst still having a very relaxed feel. A perfect example of Empire style, with stunning details and beautiful colour combinations.

Josephine had tremendous style and was a trensetter in her day. Above is the Anzu Josephine's necklace card which is based on a sapphire necklace that Josephine owned.

With carved swan heads and figurines, Egyptian inspirations,

intricate embroidery, and stunning rose gardens it is an inspiring place to visit. However, all did not end well. Josephine and Napoleon divorced and Napoleon re-married. However, Josephine being Josephine did not leave it there and ensured that her signature fragrance of violets was sprayed onto all the wallpaper throughout the house. Who could forget Josephine?

Anzu in Myself magazine

Friday, 2 March 2012

Thank you to Myself magazine for featuring our Scarlet typewriter card in their top presents for a loved one. It was a lovely surprise!