You may have noticed some changes around the site, to start with I’ve rebranded to ‘Amber-Rose Smith’ it finally seemed fitting after all these years to have my full name as the business name. My new layout was co-designed and created by the amazing Phil and Pipdig. There are still some new pages to be added with some of my latest packages but for now I’m really pleased with the outcome and I hope you guys like it too. Now let’s dive back into today’s blogpost! Earlier this month I headed over Brentford for an event with Teapigs at their HQ along with stationery marvel Martha Brook. I was greeted with a cup of everyday brew as I walked through the door to see by two of my favourite things together, tea & stationery! What more could you ask for on a sunny Thursday morning?
I was asked to be a Teapigs ambassador last year and since then I’ve been lucky enough to try so many of their delicious blends. I’d have to say their liquorice and peppermint tea is one of my absolute faves. So when we got to create our very own tea blend I couldn’t resist putting a little twist on my favourite combining liquorice root, peppermint and orange peel which is going down a treat in our house. It’s so incredible to learn about the Teapigs production process especially from the founders themselves Nick & Lou. They are committed to putting the best of every tea leaf and botanicals into their tea temples so that everyone can enjoy a luxury cup of tea everyday.
I immediately started following Martha’s instagram account when I got invited to the event, her style of stationery and design almost felt nostalgic and I just instantly fell in love with her designs. What’s more amazing is that so many of the designs are customisable at such a great price too. At the start of the workshop we were asked to design our own notebook with a quote or phrase on that they’d have made and delivered at their Brentford office and factory just down the road from Teapigs. When our designs arrived in our hands before the end of the workshop, not only was I stunned but completely in love with Martha Brook’s brands attention to detail. We also got the chance to do a little crash course in brush lettering, something I’ve have always wanted to try. It’s a little trickier than it looks, but with some more practice it would be such a nice skill to have. A big thank you to the Teapigs & Martha Brook team for hosting such a wonderful event.