Easter Sunday

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter everyone!
Anzu x


Saturday, 30 March 2013

Just some Spring images for this lovely time... Hope you're having a great Easter!

The perfect dress for the Egg hunt.

All topped off with a tasty slice of simnel cake, recipe here

Images: Hatch events, Shop les fleurs, unknown, unkown, choosychu courtneycourtney.com, tastykitchen.com

Dior at Harrods

Monday, 25 March 2013

The Dior at Harrods exhibition was unexpectedly inspiring and fun. I had thought it would be small, so was surprised at the size of it and also how great the displays were. Dior dresses surrounded by Dior perfume bottles,

graphic grey and red window displays outside the store,

this incredible dolls house based on the Dior atelier in Paris

with tiny interior scapes,

key Dior pieces such as this New look outfit, and dresses worn by icons such as Princess Diana

and this dress worn by Audrey Hepburn (the waist is tiny!),

miniature doll size Dior outfits on a large glittering stage,

a telephone box which was actually an olfactory chamber,

the beautiful perfume bottles and iconic scents such as this one created for Grace Kelly,

iconic elements of the Dior brand including the star (Dior had spotted a metal one on the street, taken it as an omen of good luck and so began Dior..),

and at the end a Dior cafe complete with afternoon tea and signature Dior dress cupcakes.

Share Your Stories

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

All of our cards start from a thoughtful hand painted illustration.  We love to hear that people have kept our cards as a keepsake after receiving them.  Have you been given an Anzu card that you really treasure?  We always love to hear special reason the card was chosen for you, or how you’ve displayed one afterwards.  If you have any pictures or stories we’d love to hear about it!  Email us on info@anzu.co.uk if you’d like to share your story.

Pattern Range

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Anzu has a new range of cards out, inspired by patterns on gorgeous objects like decorative books, 

presents wrapped in patterned paper and ribbon.

painted china

embroidered, dyed silks
and of course our favourite teacups.  Our English Teacups card and the rest of the Pattern range are now available.  For more information email info@anzu.co.uk

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day!
To all you fabulous Mums out there, hope you're having a lovely day.

Lovely meadow flowers by Hattie Fox, from That Flower Shop, cards by Anzu.

Violets, irises, and purple orchids

Friday, 8 March 2013

Mother's day is this Sunday. The latest trend for purple makes a great inspiration for Mother's Day gifts. Above the Anzu amethyst orchids card
Ear-rings from Lawkspur & Hawk,
Swarovski ring from Oscar de la Renta,
violets and iris scents combine in the Anzu for Harrods Roma candle
We especially love purple when it is combined with red roses as on this Athena Procopiou kimono,

in this Charbonnel & Walker box of rose & violet truffles,

or just simply in a bouquet.

Regal glamour

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

So much old-style glamour from the Autumn/Winter collections! The models looked as if they'd just stepped out of a Singer Sargeant painting, Marie Antoinette's Boudoir or a Byzantine palace. Here are our favourite picks so far, but with Alexander McQueen and Valentino later today there's sure to be much more!

Above are all by Marchesa, two of which were worn at the Oscars.

Love the Byzantine style bejewelled head-dresses at Dolce & Gabbana

Oscar de la Renta's amazing 18th century modernity.

Images: Grazia daily, Vogue, unknown, all the rest Vogue