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Slice of Cake - May 2018

Feeling better now the sun is shining. So writing this while it’s still out!

Despite all the bad press in retail Cake & Catwalk doing OK! Hopefully it’s all the good choices we have made in buying the right stock at the right price. Or perhaps it’s the customer service and our happy relaxed style.

My favourite brand at the moment is still ‘A Postcard from Brighton’. Super soft fabrics for luxury lounging about at home and great for the understated casual outfit for a drink down on the waterfront.

Linen dresses arriving as I type and lots of new bits and pieces for the summer coming in all through June and July.

I have done a couple of fashion shows recently and have been mobbed afterwards as the ladies have loved the outfits on the catwalk. And talking of fashion shows we have two in June. The Library one I mentioned last month has been postponed until the autumn. The lovely ladies are super busy and have overstretched themselves.

SALE As you know I do not normally do sales but I have a few gems to shift before the summer season really kicks off and am having a SALE for one week only. This will include some ICHI, Moutaki, Cubic and Weiss clothing plus Envy Jewellery and SACS Leather Bags. Starts on Saturday 19th May. Put it in your diary so you don’t miss out on a genuine bargain.

FASHION SHOWS Ashtons Fashion Show at Quay Place on the 20th June is almost sold out. £10 ticket with canapés, styling and stalls. Tickets RSVP.

Step into Summer by NSPCC in the Garden of Cake & Catwalk on Friday 22nd £15 includes cheese and wine and a glass of Prosecco. Entertainment, Fashion show including something for the men and stalls. Tickets from www.Eventbrite/‘NSPCC:Step in Summer charity event’

Both are selling well so make sure you get in quick as booking is via the source and both are for charities.

CARBBEAN TEA PARTY There is the annual Caribbean Tea Party at Arlingtons Restaurant on 24th May 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 and available from Arlingtons and The Shiloh Centre, Vernon Street or the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre.


Tickets are on sale at the shop for our smoothie.... Andy Spall...singing in the garden on Friday 15th June. £5. Bring your own picnic, beverages of choice. Buy now as its a great night.

LETS PARTY To round off June in aid of Age UK Suffolk we have a Spanish themed fiesta in the garden. Ruth from the Paella and Taps company is setting up and cooking fresh Paella (veggie option available), we have Marz Harley and Richie playing Spanish guitar and we invite others to join in, bring your guitar and jam along. Sangria and wine is also on offer and if you want to dress up, feel free. Bring your castanets. There will be dancing...Tickets £10 from

I am planning July now and if you have any special requests please email me....This summer is going to be FAB U LOUS.......

WORD ON THE STREET.....THE SAINTS. Sadly we have lost our Rose House Butcher. Deep sorrow... Valentino's should be opening again soon. Summer Street Fair Sunday 17th June from 10am to 4pm it’s The Saints Street Market. Hurrah.... Such a nice day here. We are looking for suitable people to take a stall. Particularly Foodie people. and good quality local artisans. To apply for a stall contact Cathy Frost or Zoe Price will be £60 for a stall which includes a trading license.


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