INTRODUCING BOWLER & BEACH TO YOUR SUITCASE

It doesn’t matter whether you’re headed for the beaches of blustery Britain or sun seeking in Santorini, there’s simply no excuse for bad beachwear. Whatever your summer holiday plans involve, a pair or two of stylish swim shorts are a suitcase essential. With that in mind, say hello to the newest brand to arrive in store and on the shelves of Robinsons, Bowler & Beach.

Established by brothers Matt and BJ, Bowler & Beach takes light-hearted British design and adds a touch of Portuguese flair, creating vibrant swim shorts that stand out on the beach for all the right reasons.  

Matt and BJ spent their childhood summers on the beaches of Portugal’s Algarve. Now, through Bowler & Beach, they’re conveying the colour and excitement that comes with spending a day in the sun with friends and family so well that you can almost smell the sea air.  The brothers know that London is one of the world’s design capitals, which is why those famous animal prints are designed right here in the UK capital. When it comes to production, the brothers turn to Northern Portugal, where luxury swim shorts have been made for years on end. Throw in great quality quick-dry fabric, luxury detailed trims and the craftsmanship of Portugal’s most talented, and you’re left with beachwear so good, it almost seems a shame to hide it away in the water.  

The Animals collection isn’t your average, meaning you’ll be centre of attention on the beach, by the pool or on the boat. Lobster, seahorse, swallow, elephant, stag or octopus; which Bowler & Beach man are you?  

Shop brand new Bowler & Beach, plus more of your summer holiday suitcase essentials, in store now at Robinsons.

 

 

ROBINSONS' TOP TIPS FOR RACE DAY DRESSING

With the onset of summer comes the realisation that the most anticipated event on Yorkshire’s social calendar is just around the corner. The St Leger Festival attracts race fans in their thousands and it’s never too early to start planning an outfit that will guarantee you are the finest filly on show. Here are our top tips for race day dressing.

Stick to the golden rule; legs or chest but never both

Shorter hems can look amazing when the sun makes an appearance, whilst a little décolletage will ensure that your midi-length dress doesn’t veer towards matronly. The key to putting together races appropriate look is to opt for legs or chest, but never both. Highlight your curves in a longer dress with a lower neckline, or show off great pins with a shorter style that incorporates a higher neckline or sleeves. It’s the fashion rule that never fails, leaving you free to focus on choosing the winner rather than awkwardly tugging at your hem all afternoon.

Trade skirts for suits

Dressing for the races needn’t mean bearing your legs. A summer suit can look just as stylish as a dress, whilst a beautifully tailored jumpsuit will channel some seriously sexy 70s vibes.

Accessorize with an accent colour

The key to a perfectly put-together look is picking an accent colour and carrying it through your outfit via your accessories. Highlight a hue in the print of your dress or work with a classic colour combination such as navy and fuchsia, matching your accessories accordingly.

Headwear is obligatory

Okay, so strictly speaking it isn’t entirely obligatory to don a hat for the St Leger Festival, but how often do you get a chance to go all out with your accessories? The races were made for hats, headpieces and fascinators, so take the opportunity to go for gold with marvellous millinery.

Think long and hard about your heels

A day at the races almost inevitably leads to an evening at the bar, something that you’ll need to bear in mind when it comes to considering your footwear. If your races look isn’t complete without heels, think about opting for a wedge in a suitably summery shade in order to avoid the sunken heel issue; negotiating the grass in skinny stilettos is no mean feat.

When it comes to bags, bigger is often better

A beautiful box clutch is the perfect finishing touch for many an outfit, but a day at the races calls for a few extra inches if you’re to make it to the finish line in style. Choose a larger clutch bag and you’ll have room for everything from your races programme, to that all-important lippy for touch-ups throughout the day. Opt for a style that incorporates a detachable shoulder strap and you’ll find your hands are free to hold those champagne flutes too.

 

Plan ahead

Just as there’s no better feeling than counting down the days until you can finally wear an outfit you have loved from the moment you saw it, there’s nothing worse than leaving your outfit shopping until the very last minute and finding that your options are limited. The St Leger Festival is one of the year’s most exciting events and it’s never too early to start planning an outfit that’ll make you feel a million dollars. 

Have you started planning you race day outfit for the St Leger Festival yet? Visit Robinsons of Bawtry today and let us find your perfect look. 

BAG THE SHADE OF THE SUMMER WITH MICHAEL KORS

There are certain colours that just work better for summer and when it comes to coordinating with a great post-holiday tan, few colours pip coral to the post; bright, bold and begging to be worn with pale denim and tanned skin, it really is the shade of the season.

If your wardrobe is crying out for a hefty hit of summer colour, but you prefer to err on the side of neutral when it comes to dressing day-to-day, coral accessories are the perfect way to brighten your look. Michael Kors handbags are a must-have at any time of year and some of the designer’s classic styles have been reimagined in a sweet shade of coral for SS16.

 

The Michael Kors Jet Set Cross Body Bag and the larger Savannah Large Leather Satchel are both available in the season’s hottest hue; lighten your summer work look with the tote, before switching to a more casual cross body style at the weekend.

Did you know that Robinsons of Bawtry is the region’s leading official Michael Kors stockist? Visit us in store today to shop more accessories from the American designer’s most-recent collection. 

HAVE YOU GOT YOUR TICKET FOR SUMMER’S HOTTEST EVENT?

Sunday 3rd July sees the arrival of the fifth Visit Bawtry Polo Cup, an event that has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest new horseback polo events in the north, and tickets are on sale NOW!

In addition to being one of the hottest events on the Yorkshire social calendar, the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup is recognized as one of the largest contributing events to raise funds in aid of the incredible cancer care charity, Aurora Wellbeing. Last year’s Visit Bawtry Polo Cup saw over £10,000 raised for this amazing cause and organisers are hoping to exceed this fantastic amount once again, at an event that aims to attract up to 1,500 spectators.

This year’s event will see eight teams battle it out to win the coveted Visit Bawtry Polo Cup, with Robinsons joining seven other Bawtry businesses as sponsors. The Vale of York Polo Club will once again host the prestigious event and is located just 10 minutes from Bawtry, in the nearby village of Misson. Jaysters Catering and The Pizza Guy will be on hand to fuel festivities with everything from hog roasts to wood-fired pizza.

Tickets for the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup are on sale NOW, with spectators offered a choice of packages:

Walk-in - £5.00 per person

Park-&-Picnic - £25.00 per car space + £5.00 entry per person

Robinsons Champagne Marquee - £250.00 per table of up to 10 people

Spaces in our Robinsons Champagne Marquee are extremely limited and are expected to sell out quickly – don’t delay, buy yours today!

Visit www.visitbawtrypolocup.com for more information and to purchase tickets for the event. Enter your details into the ticket request form located halfway down the page and click ‘submit’. A representative will be in touch shortly after to confirm ticket allocation and arrange payment.

We can’t wait to see you there – here’s to another amazing year for the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup!