Monday, 12 December 2011

Amanda Darley of Adventino Chooses Her Favourite Gifts and Accessories

Amanda Darley, founder and owner of lifestyle gifts for the home, accessories and childrenswear company www.adventino.co.uk was originally a chef who trained at the Manoir aux Quatres Saisons and at Prue Leith.  After cooking for society weddings and a stint out in the Hamptons she decided, with two young children in tow, that she wanted to do something that involved spending more time at home and less in the kitchen particularly at weekends, and so launched Adventino with a handpicked, beautiful collection of childrenswear, based on the things she wanted to buy for her own but simply couldn’t find.

With superb taste and attention to detail Amanda then moved the collection into both ladieswear and accessories, plus gorgeous, reasonably priced, useful and attractive gifts and objects for the home, for children’s roomsbedrooms, bathrooms, wine and dine and beyond.  I asked her to pick out her favourites and here they are.

Mousie Ballerina Clock  Little Rabbit with Doudou Pirate Pottery SetMohair BearHammered Silver Heart DishSet of Three Butterfly PlantersMaster Games CompendiumBasset Hound on Book Box

Bearing in mind some of the gorgeous cashmere accessories on the site I also managed to pick out my favourite four, well there’s just something about cashmere and cosy faux fur, now isn’t there??

Cashmere Gloves with Buttons in Ivory and Blue Cashmere Fingerless Wrist Warmers  Faux Fur HatStriped Cashmere Scarf

Please remember that all the best online stores are now coming under pressure, not just from the huge increase in the amount of orders we’re placing online this Christmas, but in getting the delivery services to have enough time to deliver to you.  So don’t hold back.  Browse and buy and finish off your Christmas shopping and then sit back with a cuppa and congratulate yourself on a job well done…………..