Fantastic Day – fantastic horse!

By Sarah Bates

While at the races I also came across a fantastic sculpture. Jennifer from Lemon Zest has yet again excelled in creating a horse made from Yorkshire produce. Even on the third day of the races, having had lots of rain and sunshine the horse was still fairing well!

“To underscore the use of local produce in the kitchens and restaurants of York Racecourse Lemon Zest have staged a number of successful PR stunts that range from fanciful hats made of seasonal fruit and veg, an enormous mural of a horse and now to top it all a live size horse made entirely from food produced in Yorkshire.”

Fantastic Day – fantastic hat!

By Sarah Bates

I haven’t updated the blog for a while and it’s the same old excuse we all have, …no time! Well we all know the lists gets longer and the time gets shorter but that is down to time management, prioritising and a realisation that the list may not get done in 1 day or indeed ever…!

Anyway I was going to the races at York for the August Bank Holiday meeting, where on the Wednesday the unbeaten Frankel enhanced his reputation as one of the greatest horses in history by easily taking the Juddmonte International race. I didn’t have a hat to wear, I was tight on time and so asked Jane, who is a lecturer at Selby College and teaches millinery and has her won bespoke millinery business, if she could possible make me something in 3 days!

What a service Jane provided! I text her a photo of my dress and left it up to her judgement as to what she designed and created!  1 day later I went to collect this absolutely fantastic creation!. The skill and ability that Jane has is phenomenal and I would always recommend her – so  if you ladies out there need anything to do with head attire then look no further than – Jane – Ann, Bespoke Millinery.

Jane-Ann’s hats were also paraded down the catwalk at Selby College Fashion Show this year and she also has a range of hats and fascinators in Fenwicks in York.

Jane was also at the races on the Wednesday, as she had just won a prize for the competition organised by York’s newest visitor attraction the York Chocolate Story.

Jane’s chocolate challenge was to create a chapeau that depicts a piece of confectionery that has been produced in York over the years. Her inspiration was one of chocolate’s Christmas classics – the purple-wrapped sweetie from the Quality Street tin. Selby Times covered the story. What a great hat and it’s going into the museum for all to see!

EQ Weightloss

By Sarah Bates

Another collaboration with Stephen at Orange Crush Design, was designing a downloadable brochure for the EQ Weightloss plan – which sounds great and perfect for those busy lives we lead and it gets results – they have trialed this plan and it works!

Obviously designing a downloadable brochure or an on-line brochure has different set of rules to work with as the viewer has a different expectations and uses it differently – it needs to be bright, eye catching and most importantly easy to read. From the feedback they have got already – it is a success!

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