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Le Lomo!

  • Posted by mark
  • 1 October 2010

i've just returned back to rainy London after a trip to the sunny South of France with the wife, we took the eurostar to Paris and then the TGV all the way down to Nimes, i can't recommend the french rail system highly enough, it beats hanging round for hours in airports by a mile.

whenever we go away we take hundreds of photos on my little digital camera but by the time we return home we've already looked through them a million times, deleted all the ones that make us look fat and ugly and are generally pretty bored of them all, this time however was a little different. i bought sarah a mini diana lomo camera as a wedding present and this was our first opportunity to use it, it goes without saying that neither of us read the instructions and just made it up as we went along, i lost count just of the times we forgot to even take off the lens cap.

as we were both pretty excited about seeing the results i dropped the film in to get developed as soon as we got back and here's a couple of the better ones, they are both taken at Pont du Gard just outside the town of Remoulins.

the waiting for the photo's and the complete suprise as to what you end up with brought a whole new element to the holiday for us, i think it's safe to say we'll be taking it every we go from now on.

Long live 35mm

CARNABY'S THIRD BIRTHDAY!!!

Today is a special day. It's the howies Carnaby Street store's 3rd anniversary. It snuck up on us a little bit (did September go really fast for you too?), but we're always ready for a celebration here!!!

So pop over today for a piece of cake (it's not gonna hang around for long!) and a delicious 10% discount.

15% if you sing us Happy Birthday!

ps. the cake's vegan and gluten free, we like to cover all bases.

Wee Do Recap – Wil Gritten

On Tuesday night Wil Gritten came in to give a talk on his new book, Letting Go, about his travels through South America. He spoke about about facing fear, hard work and happiness, as well as reading some bits of the book (complete with convincing Venezuelan accents).

It turned out Wil was facing one of his fears in doing the talk, but it ended up being a relaxed, funny and enlightening evening. Even the dogs loved it.

Thanks go out to Wil, Parthian Publishing and everyone who came down to the shop to see it. Hope to see you at the next one!

Carnaby supports OK Go

If you are a howies blog regular, you’ll already know that the Carnaby section of our company has a slightly obsessive appreciation for anything dog related. We’ve got books, puzzles, PDSA cuddly toys and several animal rescue sites bookmarked for easy access. I thought we were approaching any dog lover’s limit.

Then OK Go stepped it up with their new video.

We have some catching up to do.

Jeff.

Wil Gritten Wee Do - This Tuesday!

One of Wales’ sexiest men, Wil Gritten, has flown back from his Bondi Beach pad for a whirlwind UK tour. Wil, who has modelled all over the world for some of the biggest fashion houses, was once voted Wales’ 13th sexiest man by the Western Mail. But all that posing is behind him. Now he grows organic vegetables, surfs and makes weird music. He also writes books, in which he talks about his travels and confesses his secrets. Letting Go is one of the first four titles in an exciting new series...

Wil says goodbye to his family and friends in North Wales, and hello to adventure in South America, heading into the unknown, away from comfort and predictability in a bid to ‘let go’. From the beach he lives on with only a stray dog for company, to his final destination with its tearful goodbyes, Wil shares the joys and the trials of his search for freedom of the soul. He talks candidly of friendships, drugs, sex, politics, of the fear and elation he experiences along the way, of how dangerously close ‘letting go’ can come to ‘losing it’ when the boundary between exploration and hedonism becomes blurred. 

This is no ordinary series of books. To start with, all four authors are pretty damn young (and also, possibly, pretty, young, and damned). Before they’d turned thirty, they had each approached Parthian with their manuscripts, which varied in style and genre, but were all examples of exceptional literary talent. The Bright Young Things series was born.

7.30 pm Tuesday 21st of September, howies Carnaby Street.. pop down to hear Wil talk of his travels and adventures, we have organic beer and juices, and plenty of chairs to perch on. Tickets are free as usual but give us a ring on 0207 287 2345 or drop us an email CarnabySt@howies.co.uk to reserve your place.

Wil Gritten Wee Do

                    

One of Wales’s most sexy men, Wil Gritten has flown back from his Bondi Beach pad for a whirlwind UK tour. Wil, who has modelled all over the world for some of the biggest fashion houses, was once voted Wales’ 13th sexiest man by the Western Mail. But all that posing is behind him. Now he grows organic vegetables, surfs and makes weird music. He also writes books, in which he talks about his travels and confesses his secrets. Letting Go is one of the first four titles in an exciting new series...

Wil says goodbye to his family and friends in North Wales, and hello to adventure in South America, heading into the unknown, away from comfort and predictability in a bid to ‘let go’. From the beach he lives on with only a stray dog for company, to his final destination with its tearful goodbyes, Wil shares the joys and the trials of his search for freedom of the soul. He talks candidly of friendships, drugs, sex, politics, of the fear and elation he experiences along the way, of how dangerously close ‘letting go’ can come to ‘losing it’ when the boundary between exploration and hedonism becomes blurred. 

This is no ordinary series of books. To start with, all four authors are pretty damn young (and also, possibly, pretty, young, and damned). Before they’d turned thirty, they had each approached Parthian with their manuscripts, which varied in style and genre, but were all examples of exceptional literary talent. The Bright Young Things series was born.

7.30 pm Tuesday 21st of September, howies Carnaby Street.. pop down to hear Wil talk of his travels and adventures, we have organic beer and juices, and plenty of chairs to perch on. Tickets are free as usual but give us a ring on 0207 287 2345 or drop us an email CarnabySt@howies.co.uk to reserve your place.

Blog Worthy Bakery

  • Posted by howies
  • 8 September 2010

Let me set the scene.

I was sitting at my desk getting on with my work and Hollie walks by from the kitchen with a cup of tea for me.  Lovely!

Next thing I know Robin puts a big box down on my desk saying F.A.O Lydia.

I have a look inside and I find these four perfectly crafted cup cakes all the way from the London Humming Bird Bakery.

Thank you guys at the Carnaby store! A perfect accompaniment  to my brew.

I'm logging my phone off for 5 minutes while I stuff my face. Do not disturb. Thanks!

A howies wedding.

  • Posted by emma
  • 8 September 2010

Our lovely Mark, manager of  Carnaby Street, is getting married on a beach this coming Sunday.

We have sent him and Sarah a present from everyone at howies.

It will be with you tomorrow all being well. (Along with the huge piece of cheese Lydia has sent you both)

The very best of luck for a lovely life together.

Enjoyed The Ride

We had a full house last night for The Ride Journal's Wee Do talk. Lots of people...

Lots of bikes...

Lots of fun. A big thank you to everyone who came to see it, and of course the Diprose brothers (The Ride Journal creators) for a really good talk. And an extra thank you to Innocent Drinks and Pitfield Beers (we had a fair few) for keeping us hydrated.

It was inspirational stuff. See you at the next one!

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