If, like me, you like a glass or two of vino of a winters evening, you will be most pleased to learn that a new boutique wine shop has opened on good old Kings Road. Yes folks, we now have our very own local wine merchant. And we’re not talking about the mass produced stuff either – I tried the Rioja Lanzado the other night and I tell you it was the best Rioja I have ever tasted Argentinian Malbec, Chilean Cabernets, French Merlots, Chianti, Tempranillo, Syrah, Garnache – a great selection of hand picked independent labels. I intend to become a regular! They’re called Phoenix and Plum and they are located at 13 Kings Road. Check it out
Hastings Arts Forum will be hosting The Big Draw 10 – 4 Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th.
At the preview on Friday the walls of the Forum will be covered in paper for everyone to draw on. Everyone Can Draw!
The Big Draw was initiated by Quentin Blake in 2000 and has since grown from 160 events in the UK to almost 1,500 worldwide. Big Draw events use drawing to connect people of all ages with museum and gallery collections, urban and rural spaces and the wider community – in new and enjoyable ways. The overriding principle of The Big Draw is that Everyone Can Draw!
The Big Draw is for families with children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and really anyone who wants to be involved in a fabulously fun day of drawing, painting and generally creating art.
Sounds good to me
Just to let you know I am still in the land of the living. Humble apologies for not keeping you up to speed with the latest on Kings Road, been a busy old summer what with school holidays etcetera. Anyway I am on the case now, preparing some tasty morsels for you to digest over the coming months. In the meantime, I hope all you loyal followers are keeping well, and remember, keep promoting St Leonards. We have to shout to be heard these days :)
Hi folks. Another week, another funky new shop opens on Kings Road. May I present Pandora’s Wardrobe. And don’t worry, unlike the Greek myth, you will not encounter all the evils in the world should you venture in. Instead you will encounter some very tasty apparel indeed. Here’s the blurb from the owners themselves :-
We are a designer dress agency based in Kings Road St Leonards On Sea. Pandora’s Wardrobe is full of incredible bargains. We offer carefully selected new and pre owned designer clothing, accessories, handbags and shoes at a fraction of their original cost. Dress yourself from head to toe in top designer brands and look truly amazing without spending a fortune.
Please come in and have a look around to check out the latest clothing arrivals including a selection of brand new Max Mara dresses at more than 50% off their RRP. Fantastic Mulberry, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Anya Hindmarch handbags.We are open from 10.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.
We all like a local green grocers. We like to shop local if we can. Well now you can because Kings Road has its own fruit and veg store. Its called 4 seasons. The sign’s a temporary one until the council sort out the facade, but I kind of like it – its very St Leonards if you know what I mean Remember folks, buy local. I must insist!
Firstly let me wish all my good readers a HAPPY NEW YEAR
Kings Road Stationers, the longest serving shop on Kings Road (over 100 years), has closed. So I guess this marks something of a new chapter in the history of the road. The good news, in my opinion, is that an art gallery will be replacing it. Which is all good because art = regeneration (think Hackney). And that is what St Leonards is all about – art and individuality. Indeed there are four or five art galleries on the road now. So here’s to another step up in the regeneration of Kings Road. Onwards and upwards I say!
PS Love the old sign – thought it might be one of Robert Tressell’s?