Thursday, November 09, 2006

Just back from Scotland: barn linings and transformation

And we’re also just back from a week in the Highlands of Scotland, where we installed our linings for a big wedding in an enormous farm barn (80' x 80' and 6400 square feet*) for 350 people – some before and after images of our transformation below.

Most of the guests didn’t know that they were in a farm barn from what I can gather!

*Typical marquee widths are 20', 30', 40', and 50' (or 6, 9, 12, 15 metres).

Morocco buying and sourcing trip

We’ve just got back from Morocco where we’ve been on a buying trip, talking to designers, craftsmen and manufacturers. ... and where we drunk a LOT of mint tea!

We stayed in some lovely places in Marrakech, the Atlas, and so on, amongst them:

Dar Ayniwen in the Palmeraie – great for rest and relaxation. Excellent food too
Riad L'Orangeraie – Cyril was very helpful!
Chez Momos in the mountains [though watch out for the construction of a dam nearby]
Heure Bleue – Essaouira – unadulterated luxury

Transport by
EasyJet and Grand Taxi, though you could just as well hire a car – it’s very good value.