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Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

An interview with Georgia Ruth and review of debut album Week of Pines

An interview with Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, on returning to Wales and feeling at home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Ruth by Gemma Cotterell
Georgia Ruth by Gemma Cotterell.

Week of Pines is the beautiful long playing debut album by Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, it's creation prompted by a return to Wales. Love that has been lost is tempered with joy at being home, and in the solitude of a Snowdonia studio she has melded together a plethora of influences to create an album that has an all pervading sense of calmness. Opening track and album namesake Week of Pines is a highlight, the gorgeous melody swinging along to a hastening drum beat. Welsh tune Codi Angor harnesses more obvious folk influences, and Dovecote includes the atmospheric clanging of bells, Georgia's voice drifting in and out of the instrumental with hypnotic grace. Seeing You Around and In Luna trace the troubles of lost love, her vocals soaring in delicate arcs around the harp. A lonesome harmonica takes pride of place in Old Blue, a reinvigorated Appalachian song made popular by Joan… read more

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Style Passport: An interview with fashion retail website entrepreneur Sarah Walter

Retail entrepreneur Sarah Walter has gone from fashion editorial to internet guru. Here she shares the story of her success.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Walter by Gemma Cotterell. Style Passport is the brainchild of Sarah Walter, formally a fashion director at Marie Claire, now retail entrepreneur. Realised as a one stop shop for […]

Allcast Leather Duck Boots, Kew Gardens and David Nash Sculptures in the Snow

My new pair of Crocs were perfect for our recent snowy weather: keeping me perfectly cosy on a trip to Kew Gardens to admire the David Nash sculptures.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago, as you may have noticed, it snowed. And like everyone else I did my best to enjoy our short lived winter wonderland, getting out and about […]