Last month was crazy busy, so I’ve skipped September and fast-forwarded straight to October. Basil and I have got some exciting posts coming up but this one is dedicated to what’s buzzing around our heads that we think you HAVE TO know about.
THE BIG ONE – LEAD THE WALK @ STYLIST LIVE: this coming weekend Basil and I will be returning to Stylist Live with our fashion pals Lead The Walk to showcase all the latest looks for pack leaders, such as the cool Camp Cloon doggy body warmer shown here on Basil. Adding to the barking buzz are our Insta-famous friends Bruno The Mini Dachshund, Winny The Corgi and Ari of Honey I Dressed The Pug, who will also be appearing at the pup up boutique throughout the weekend.
Basil’s squishy-faced compadre – Dave the French Bulldog (@LittlePawse9) will also be back to steal hearts, and rumour has it that Lead The Walk will also be revealing their very first capsule collection too. We can't wait! We’ll be there on Friday 14 October from around 3.30pm, and again on Sunday 16 October from 10.30am onwards, so we hope you’ll come and say hi BUT note that this one’s for humans only. For all the details, head to > Leadthewalk.com
If you’re looking for an event where the dog is invited, head to Cabbages & Frocks Dog Day Afternoon in Marylebone. From 2.30pm onwards, there’ll be a competitive dog show, dog photographers, a doggy yoga routine to join in with, a four-legged friends’ café, as well as fashion and food stalls for humans where you can snap up some designer vintage pieces. For info > Cabbagesandfrocks.co.uk
DOGGY BOOKS ARE KIND OF A BIG DEAL
There’s a hat trick of pup culture books that I’m super keen to add to my dog library, and they’re definite contenders for a dog-lovers letter to Santa.
Doug The Pug is in TOWN!!! So I’ve had trouble breathing about this one because I freakin’ LOVE Doug. This squished up bundle of hilarity is going to breezing through Manchester and London town this coming week, as part of his promotional tour for his new book Doug The Pug: The King of Pop Culture. Northern fans – meet him at 4.30pm on Thursday 13 October at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square for 4.30pm. Southern fans - shimmy your tooshies down to Waterstones on Kensington High Street this Saturday 15 October at 11am. Spot me in the queue! Be more Doug > Itsdougthepug.com
Dogs & Their Faithful Celebrities by Dogs Trust - as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations, Dogs Trust has released a fab illustrated book featuring hound and humans from across the worlds of music, sport and TV. The book takes you through tales of tails and animal anecdotes from over 50 famous owners such as Ryan Gosling, Pink, Lewis Hamilton and more. All royalties go to Dogs Trust. Grab your copy at Amazon.co.uk
Neville Jacobs: I’m Marc’s Dog – this one’s for fashion hounds! Re-live the glitz, glamour and fun of Neville the Bull Terrier, dog to fashion designer Marc Jacobs. Showcasing his climb to stardom from puppy-hood through to his now superstar status, the book reveals what it’s like to be a furry fashionista and have cuddle-buds such as Christie Turlington and Karlie Kloss. Snap it up at Amazon.co.uk
BUY – THE FIELD COLLECTION FROM ORVIS: last month Basil and I were invited to the launch of the new pet department at Orvis UK’s Flagship store in London’s Regent Street. I was won over by their Field Collection ‘inspired by the rugged materials’, which I think are bang on the money for practical style for Autumn country walks. Shown are the Field Collection Dog Jacket, Travel Dog Bowl, and the Upland Collar and Lead combo. Prices start at £25, shop the Field Collection at Orvis.co.uk
MAKE TIME FOR A BRU: a new venture from our friends Joy and Bruno of dog blog Paws & Prada, Have A Bru combines dogs and a cuppa to create a gift range for dog lovers. Leading with mugs decorated in doggy designs, choose from an existing illustration or have one created in your own custom design. Basil got the Have A Bru treatment and I’m beyond chuffed with the result. Also in the range are coasters to compliment your mug and fun dog-themed totes. Prices start at £7.50. Take tea with Bru at Haveabru.com
THE CAT’S WORD: and for our cat lover fans, here's some new things you should know about…
Pounce! By Seth Casteel - it's likely that you’re already familiar with Seth’s work of utterly brilliant photos of underwater dogs. Now it's time for cats to get this Casteel treatment but this one’s on dry land. Coming out later this month, Pounce features over 80 photos of cats and kittens, as they pounce and jump through the air with their arms outstretched. Get ready to ‘pounce’ when it launches on 20 October at Amazon.co.uk
Meyou Paris Luxury Cat Furniture - ooh la la, there’s a fabulous new cat brand in town and leading pet design curators StyleTails are the first to stock their stunning wares. Bringing a touch of Parisian chic to the modern cat-lover’s home, Meyou Paris create delicate and elegant cat furniture in unusual shapes, that will be please both fussy felines and their design conscious owners. Included in the range are cat cocoons, beds and accessories made from high quality materials such as a woven cotton, felt, wood and metal. Priced £79 and up, shop at Store.styletails.com
Have a great October guys!