After a fairly crazy Christmas time with festive fun interspersed with manic picking and packing, when the calendar rolled over to the first of the 2019, we’re not ashamed to say that Cucumber breathed a little sigh of relief.
 

That’s not to say that we have been twiddling our thumbs. This month saw Cucumber right in Claudia Winkleman’s sights (she of starry Strictly Come Dancing and so much more, fame). We were featured in her weekly column in The Sunday Times Style Magazine as the her number 1 go-to yoga brand! So we suggest you channel Claudia and try our joggers and wrap top out the next time you head out to pilates/yoga or for that all important raw food lunch after! We heart you Claudia, in a big way.


claudia winkleman

New Cucumber Styles

If you were wistfully wondering when there might be a few new Cucumber shapes to throw on, the wait is almost over. We have a simply beautiful new pyjama design coming out. Just three pieces, a subtly feminine take on a man’s pj top, matching perfectly cut drawstring trousers and shorts. We’ve been swooning over the creamy shell buttons that make this piece so perfect. Arriving late February – keep your eyes peeled!



CUCUMBER IN THE NEWS!

I dont know how she does it


We started podcasting with cool women in late 2018 and now you can’t stop us. This month we’ve appeared in the How She Does It podcast produced by journalist Josella Waldron. Listen to us HERE. Somehow what seemed to Cucumber a fun, rambling chat with lots of diversions was professionally pummelled by Josella into thirty minutes of straight talk and more than a few laughs,

That’s not all. We have just finished recording with the delightful and delovely Rachel Peru. With her shining silver hair and delicious curves, it somehow took Rachel until the age of forty seven to be spotted as a model. Since then, she hasn’t stopped working and, in what little spare time she has, she has created the fantastic podcast Out of the Bubble. Cucumber had a brilliant time talking women, work, and what the future holds for us at every age with Rachel. You will be able to hear the result later on this month.


eileen and nancy

Goldie mag might not yet be on your radar, but it should be! Founded by Rebecca Weef Smith and her husband, this quarterly is a properly beautiful glossy print magazine full of inspirational stories, interviews, fashion and more for those who in Rebecca's words
' are talking ‘bout our generation and aspire to do so for many years yet.'

We spent an excellent morning with the marvellous journalist Angela Kennedy, who gently and efficiently prised everything Cucumber from us for an upcoming feature in Goldie. There was a photo session too – cue lots of flustered application of blusher and lippy – let us know what you think when it comes out!

p.s. Did you spot Rachel Peru right there on Goldie's cover?


A date for your February diary is Thursday 14th - it may well already be marked as a day or evening to do something warm and cosy, whether with or without a partner. Sometimes a boxed set, snuggly (Cucumber!) clothes and a large glass of something works perfectly; other times, only an armful of flowers (maybe from Flowerbx – our new favourite – see below) and candlelight will do. Either way, if you happen to be at that age and stage in life when menopause is a thing, you will want to sign up to The Really Helpful Club’s Menopause Morning. It’s only a morning but it is crammed full of information from experts in the field, including Dr. Karen Morton (you can read her piece for Cucumber here on the gender pay gap). Cucumber will be there and it should be a very worthwhile morning if you are looking for solutions.

Cucumber Around the World

cucumber clothing in the mountains


We like to think that Cucumber is just about everywhere! We've had enquiries, orders and pics from every corner of the globe.

Here is a photo from an intrepid Cucumber fan taken in Torres del Paine a gorgeous national park in Chile. As usual, wish we were there!

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read this Illyrian Spring by Ann Bridge. A mother of three dismissive adult children, disregarded wife of a brilliant economist and yet a celebrated painter in her own right, Grace Stanway (Lady Kilmichael) does a runner to exchange a spiralling negative domestic life for freedom on the Croatian coast. Contemporary fiction? No, first published in 1935, this portrait of a middle aged woman in turmoil as well as a beautifully crafted travelogue of a then unspoiled ‘Dalmatian’ coast is the perfectly entertaining page turner for cold nights in.

do this treat yourself and order some planted bulbs from this moment’s florist of choice, Flowerbx. Started by Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, the uber glam former PA to Tom Ford, all the ravishingly beautiful flowers and plants are sent straight from the wholesaler meaning super fresh and surprisingly economical blooms. Vogue, Net-a-Porter, and Dior can’t be wrong!

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