Wednesday, 1 October 2014

1st October 2014

Hello and welcome to our new blog! This is the first post since the launch of our brand new website – launched today (hopefully, if there are no glitches!!)
In fact a new website has been ‘in the pipeline’ for quite some time now, but due mainly to the perception that this would be a difficult and therefore very time consuming task meant that we were always putting it off.

Actually, building the new site has been fairly easy and it got me thinking how far things have moved on since we first started Sukie back at the start of the new millennium, in the year 2000…

Back in those ‘early’ days we didn't have access to email (or, any internet connection we did have was so slow it was very frustrating).  Now, I am aware that this is going to make us seem really old – and we are not THAT old, I promise! But back in those early days much of our communication as done by fax, telephone and a lot of walking the streets of London and knocking on shop doors.

When we started the company, Darrell and I were living and working from our very tiny one bedroom flat in what was then, the not so posh part of Notting Hill, London.  The area was great, but the live / work arrangement wasn’t ideal, what with faxes coming through from India at 2am and meetings with buyers in our bijoux siting room.  I remember one occasion when the owners of the iconic Parisian store Colette came over and due to lack of space, we presented our notebooks arranged businesslike on our BED!! I don’t know what they thought but they placed an order anyway.

Since then things have evolved, we have moved on – a few moves actually.  And here we are today, in a lovely studio on the Sussex Coast .

We hope you like our new website – please take a look around and also check out our facebook page for offers and competitions. 

I hope to write a little on the blog every week and share some of our life and inspiration with you.
Thanks for reading,


  1. I can not wait to read more of your posts. That is a great picture of your family and it will be great to see more. I can understand your frustration in your old place. I am currently living in that situation. We have a two bedroom with one room as the office but it does not make things better.

    Jane Osborne @ Customer Finder Marketing