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Why we love Blundstone boots

What other boot is there to own apart from a Bundstone Boot? The simple answer is there isn’t. Our entire family now has a pair and it’s our go to boot for any outdoor activity. Apart from being light weight with a rubber sole, they are incredibly comfortable. The full leather uppers are nubuck and distress so well with time. The shape is also iconic and a lot of these style boots are based in this having been around for a while. We try to keep a full range of sizes in store from a 3 to a 12 and yes they are unisex too! If you would like to know more about what we have in store give us a call. So if you’re looking to buy Blundstone Boots in Devon or around Totnes Come in and see us!

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Bologna, Italy

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Seems that we have been travelling a lot recently. And we have. It is our passion & love to experience the world as much as we can.

This trip was a family affair heading for Italy. It is hard to beat the Italians, both in style and taste and there is something special about the language and feel of anything Italian.

Our holiday was mostly spent in the stunning Tuscan hills just south of Florence at Norcenni-Girasole campsite which we can truly recommend to anyone fancying a bit of ‘camping’.

The last day we headed for Bologna in order to catch an early-am flight back to the UK and therefore got a few hours to indulge in some fab food & wine in what is the slow food capital of Italy and the world.

By all means, head to the little streets just east of Piazza Maggiore and sample some antipasti over a glass of wine but if you want to hang out with the locals then we really recommend the old food market, Mercato delle Erbe where you can either eat indoors at the Altro! restaurant or carry on through and join the cool locals for an  afterwork-beer in the square. Couldn’t have been a better ending to an amazing holiday.

 

 

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New York City

Just back from a long weekend in this amazing city which we love! We are fortunate enough to have the lovliest of friends,  living right opposite the Flatiron on 5th Avenue, who kindly put us up for a few nights, tell us where to go, take us to amazing places and give us a bit of that ‘local’ feel which we totally relish when abroad.

Hanging out with true New Yorkers at Mad Square Eats https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/news/eats-spring-2016, a twice-annual, month long event gathering a selection of the best foodies in the city, was a high-light of our trip. So was Roberta’s in Brooklyn where we were indulging in the best of American IPA,  70 day old steak and woodburnt pizza whilst enjoying this ramshackled garage place which could only be found by people in the know. http://www.robertaspizza.com/

With the right connections we were fortunate enough to get a table reservation at The Dutch in Soho where head chef Andrew Carmellini offers an all American menu with New York oysters which we probably should have tried but resisted and went for bamboo and beef tartar instead. There is nothing Dutch about this place other than the name. It is a buzzy & busy true New York venue in the middle of Soho and high on our list of recommendations. http://www.thedutchnyc.com/

Below: Roberta’s in Brooklyn

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