New In - Our Mini Christmas Collection!
And boom - it's on our shelves our gorgeous bijoux Christmas collection.
In our signature heathered jersey we have the perfect oversize tee. Think longish sleeves, wider neck, a little side slit with the back falling a tad lower than the front. In Gunmetal and Pacific Blue, £89.
We've imagined this for busy days, belted up with on trend wide leg jeans.
Relaxed with our moss coloured track pants.
We're also going to be wearing this one to bed (with our cream shorts -cute!)
Our cargo pants reflect our love of the utility look, a hardworking style that's super simple to dress up and down.
Mix it up with a silk shirt and block heels for meetings and drinks.
Channel relaxed luxury by 'French tucking' our silver sweatshirt and lacing up some box fresh white Converse.
Bring it on Christmas!
Kiss the Moon Free Gifts!
Free with the next lucky bunch of orders until they runout, we have some fabulous Kiss the Moon samples of their brand new Team Night Cream for feet. 90g for £26.
Award-winning beauty sleep brand, Kiss the Moon have extended their night-time Bath & Body care range with the launch of a new overnight treatment to ease tired feet and legs. This 100% natural, cream combines deeply nourishing Shea Butter whipped with natural Chamomile Flower Water to create a super-rich texture that readily absorbs deep in to the skin. With a generous helping of Kiss the Moon’s signature DREAM blend of relaxing essential oils (Lavender, Bergamot and Chamomile) to soothe the soul, ease tired feet and help to heal skin while you are sleeping.
Allgreen Sustainable Fashion Pop Up
Alongside some fantastic sustainable brands, Cucumber spent a fruitful day in September at the inaugural Allreen pop up. We loved meeting so many customers interested not only in being stylish, but also sustainable! Look forward to seeing you all next year.
Christmas Pop Ups - Come Visit!
We'll be setting up some gorgeous pop up shops in the run up to Christmas in some swanky spaces, come visit and book to enjoy a spa day out too.
Cucumber at Sea
We're thrilled to be supporting Shirley Thompson on her 3000 mile unsupported row across the Atlantic. Determined to do her part in proving age is just a number, here fisher most recent diary entry - we'll get updates every so often as she makes her way across the big water.
Only a month to go until I set off on my solo unsupported Atlantic Row. 3,000 nautical miles to reach the Caribbean.
It's starting to get very real.
The last 8 weeks have been very busy, getting the boat seaworthy for my voyage and organising my supplies. For my three month voyage I need a huge amount of food ( most of this is freeze-dried meals supplemented with snacks). I need to eat around 8,000 calories of food per day or more to keep my energy up, as I will be rowing 12-14 hours per day.
I have also been focusing on building my core strength and doing plenty of upper body exercises as well as spending 3-4 hours a day on my rowing machine. It's not a substitute for rowing on the ocean, but it's the next best thing until Amigo, my wonderful boat, is back on the water.
I have limited space onboard, so everything I take with me needs to serve a purpose and be the best I can get. Thats why I am so thrilled with my Cucumber Clothing shorts and t shirt. The fabrics are so comfy next to my skin, they are lightweight , breatheable and effortless to wear - I hardly know that they are on. This is so important as clothing can tend to rub and chafe especially when salt water is part of the equation. With my Cucumber gear it is so easy to rinse out and its quick drying.
On my most recent trip to the Canaries I put their logo on my boat - who knows it might get seen by the odd passing super yacht?? ;)
Retreat November 28th - December 1st, 2019
For those of you in search of a whole body and mind refresh just in time for the holiday season, we are spotlighting Aging Gracefully's retreat for women over 40 run by Sophie Benge which 'offers you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of your body and your relationship with life from different yet complementary perspectives.'
Sophie has brought together loving and expert women to help you navigate the biological and emotional ups and downs of our changing wisdom over a long weekend in a private country house in Wiltshire.
Cucumber Newsletter readers receive 15% off the price of the retreat, just reference our name when booking. Register your interest here.
Cucumber in the News
Read about Co-founder Nancy Zeffman profiled here as one of 2019's most prominent female leaders!
Get the Gloss
Volcanic Ash - Cucumber's at the forefront, read all about it in Get the Gloss
on how fashion is finally catching up with the menopause. Read the whole article here.
Women Who Create Podcast
Listen in to Nancy and Eileen chatting with Women Who Create, Amy and Debbie, on feminism and busting age myths here.
Possibly the most beautiful festival of all, we love the Lumiere, the stunningly imaginative light festival which will be in Durham this November lighting up the city in the most spectacular way. Even better, it's all free (though free tickets are necessary for peak hours). Prepare to be utterly entranced!
If you somehow managed to miss it this summer, Fleishman is in Trouble is the book to read. A rude and bumpy ride through divorce, relationships, parenting and dating apps, it's laugh out loud funny as well as painfully, agonisingly honest with one of the best cameos of teenage years to date.
We can't wait to hear what you think of our new pieces! Email or DM us t lets know. And by the way, we had so much news this month we couldn't fit it al lin, so look out for a bumper November newsletter!
xeileen & xnancy