Thursday, 24 March 2011

Beautique - Viva Violetta, Rye, East Sussex



Beauty editor Karena Callen (ex-Red, ex-Elle) has opened the kind of beautique that frankly you'd be happy to stumble upon in any corner of our fair isles. In fact, it's in Rye (East Sussex), a convenient hop-skip-and-a-jump from Jo's home town of Hastings - but definitely worth a pilgrimage from much, much further afield.

What will you find? Beautiful Miller Harris fragrances, the cutest discoveries from Sussex-based Juliette at Home (loving the teacup candles and the gorgeously gift-wrapped soaps), This Works skincare and bath oils (we swear by Deep Calm), Adrianne's vintage-inspired jewellery, Max Benjamin candles, Cartolina cards (our favourite), and lingerie from Tallulah Love, which comes in powder-style boxes.

Viva Violetta stoks vintage items too, aswell as Paul & Joe, Narciso Rodriguez fragrances, and - fingers crossed - the amazing perfumes of Serge Lutens, which will definitely be a fragrant Sussex first. If you're lucky, you'll find Karena there, too: as lovely, clever and drily funny a beauty editor as you could hope to meet. And if you're very lucky, she might answer your beauty conundrums.

Violetta
110 High Street
Rye, East Sussex
TN31 7JY
Tel: 07793-824166

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