Festival Fashion

We love festivals and the inspired fashion looks from boho, bright, patterned, crocheted to down right wacky! Check out some of our favorite on trend festival fashion looks for the coming festival season…


Embrace your inner bohemian wild child with kimono’s, crochet dresses and ankle boots!

Festival Fashion - Boho










American Indian head dresses may have been banned from Glastonbury Festival but aztec and native prints are definitely still a fashion.

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90‘s Grunge

The 90’s are back obsession will be a big influence on festival fashion this season! Crop tops, doc martens, flannel shirts, cut off jeans and boyfriend t-shirts are sure fire purchases to nail 90’s grunge look!

Festival Fashion - 90's Grunge









Shopping a look can be a time consuming and expensive process! We are super excited that the high street giant H&M has announced they will be collaborating with Coachella, the US version of Glastonbury to launch it’s very own branded festival line for 2015. The ladies line with focus on a romantic trend with fringe, lace, rompers, crop tops, shorts, and wide-legged pants. For the men it will be all about the graphic tees and shorts.
The collection will be launched in March so plenty of time to stock up on your favourite looks before the UK festival season kicks off in June.

Right, off to get our wardrobes ready for our next festival adventure!

Outdoor Dining…

Here at sshh… we have been recently thinking about outdoor dining, what boundaries it has and what can be created. Weather its a big event such as a wedding, a children’s party or even an intimate affair with friends and family, outdoor dining is a magical dining experience that can be enjoyed by anyone.

outdoor dining

We are now able to create the same beautiful dining experience we do inside – outside. However, outside it seems we are able to push boundaries, with added space, height and gorgeous natural lighting you can create an enchanted experience that you may not get inside.

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Festivals have become very adaptable to outdoor dining with the likes of ‘Latitude’ festival supplying the festival goers with a unique dining experience right next to the lake. Other festivals across the UK are constantly giving us a new, interesting outdoor dining experience. Outdoor dining is world wide, in the UK one we have admired is ‘Riverford traveling yurt’. Bringing food on the move in a yurt which provides a fantastic dining experience outside.



Outdoor dining


At sshh…, we love South Lodge Hotel’s afternoon tea outside in there gorgeous gardens, they also provide wedding and ceremony services where you can also experience outdoor dining in beautiful settings whilst watching the sun go down. ‘Under sunny skies and balmy nights’. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? You can find out more about there al fresco dining at www.southlodgehotel.co.uk



The use of decorations, table layout, center pieces and lighting are all used to there best effect when teamed with natural lighting, peaceful settings, natural woods and surroundings. Centre pieces can be bigger, lighting can hang higher  and even the traditional buffet can be brought to life outside giving it an open, vibrant feel. The use of flowers and petals are able to simply bring the outdoors to the table. Whether you are able to splash out or are on a tight budget, there are so many options to create a beautiful setting for your outside dining experience. You can use your best china, silver cutlery, or, are the children about? Plastic tableware now comes in a fantastic range and is very affordable.

Outdoor Dining

In a cosy yurt, a tree lined field, or at a buzzing festival, the possibilities are endless with outdoor dining. The outside uses its magic to make everyday ‘indoor’ objects spring to life. We love the use of colour the outside can bring to outdoor dining, a setting with blue skies, green grass and even a bit of mud! Can really show-off the table decor. Clear glass ware, rustic tables and traditional flowers all add to the feel and buzz outdoor dining can create.

At sshh… we think there is something quite beautiful about using freshly pressed quality linens and the best china outdoors. You cant help but smile when dining outdoors, you can make a special occasion spectacular, especially when the sun is shining!

If you would like any further information on indoor or outdoor dining, along side one of our luxury yurts, please contact our friendly, helpful sales team for further information and advice.


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Headwear – not just hats!

Got an event to go to? Looking for that perfect headwear to match your outfit? Or, perhaps you are looking for something with a little more pizzazz! Headwear and head pieces are very much in fashion lately and with the festivals doing there bit to support the ever growing festival fashion culture, it is no doubt having something on your head is the thing to do!

Headpieces are now showcased at not only festivals but weddings, parties and corporate occasions. So where did this all begin? We have been looking into the world of the headwear here at sshh… and have come across some spectacular pieces and a little history too!

There are many things we can wear on our heads – caps, crowns, hair covers, hats, helmets, hoods, masks, headgear, veils and wigs just to name a few! The head piece has been transformed into a modern couture accessory that adds a certain wow factor to any occasion.



The 1700’s saw the first headwear being made, the traditional bonnet was worn to cover women’s hair and it was seen as sinful not to wear one! When wigs began to come into fashion in the late 1700’s the hat took on a slightly different form and was then used to keep the wig in place! Over time the traditional headwear has now found its place amongst the world of fashion and has battled its way through the past few decades changing quite dramatically as time has gone on.

In more recent times and with fashion reaching limits it has never before it is no wonder that the headwear we have on offer today is sometimes out of this world. Some of the pieces we see clearly have links back to the past especially the 1960s – currently we have seen the turban creeping its way back in and the russian hat – both pictured on the front covers of Vogue magazines from the 60’s!



Jess Eaton is a ‘conceptual artist’ who started her careers in the early 90’s. In more recent times she has worked on costume design and sculpture. One of her most impressionable pieces of work is ‘Roadkill couture’ where she has made the most incredible head pieces from  bird feathers, animal skins and even bones! Headwear to the extreme but some amazing creative talent, we love it! Eaton showcased these pieces at Brighton’s fashion week 2011, you can take a look at her fantastic work here. www.eatonnott.co.uk/roadkill-couture and her work has been more recently seen in Brighton’s ‘Absolute’ magazine. www.absolutebrightontv.com



Sticking closer to home, based in Brighton are many creative individuals also embarking on a career in costume design and head pieces. ‘Beksies Boutique’ is a small but ever growing company that started in a small attic in Brighton. This creative artist makes head pieces, hats and others accessories with a fresh and vibrant style. She works on the festival circuit in the summer months selling feathered headwear and bespoke accessories. Keep your eye out for her market next summer or take a look at her website for some fabulous inspiration and she will take on custom projects too! www.beksiesboutique.com


Wedding head pieces have come on leaps and bounds since us ladies first started to wear them and even the traditional veil has had an uplift, with flowers of all sizes and harder materials used for structure, the limits seem to be endless. A trend we have seen over the last couple of summers is the modern day take on the feathered headdress inspired by the Native Indian Americans. These are stunning head pieces, are often worn by festival goers to add to the festival atmosphere. But more so lately, miniature versions and accessories inspired by the headdresses have let us use it not only for one crazy weekend but to add a bit of fun to our everyday high street outfits!



Head pieces and hats have no limits, feathers and flowers are just a couple of the core items used to create these stunning sculptures and they don’t always have to be big! Stunning jewelled pieces for weddings or small bows tied around a headband can give a similar effect and instantly give our heads a lift without breaking our necks!

If you would like more information on headdresses and head pieces please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you.


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Twenty Thirteen

2013 has been an event filled year for many, from winning events to a new prince not forgetting the brilliant festivals d


uring the summer. Here is a little re-cap, take a moment to enjoy this year.

 Royal Ascot 2013 – The event this year was fun filled and packed full of exciting races. The Queen was their herself to enjoy and celebrate the equestrian event of the year. She presented the winning jockeys with their prizes.




Buckingham Nicks Mac McVieFleetwood Macs Reunion Tour -After months of reunion rumours it was announced that they would return to the road. They have had an extensive tour that will has taken them all over the globe.




London-Moves-Me-outdoor-s-001London Film Festival – The festival is the UK’s largest public film event, screening more than 300 features, documentaries and shorts from almost 50 countries. It also helps the undiscovered film makers in the UK.






Wimbledon – Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion with a hard-fought victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.





Mick Jagger at Glastonbury

Glastonbury – After 51 years of The Rolling Stones, 43 years of Glastonbury, and decades of will-they, won’t they gossiping, in the end it was worth the wait, They were said to be the festival’s best ever headliners.




Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 16.10.58Hyde Park Festival – Over 10 days last July – during one of the UK’s hottest summers since records began. The Royal Parks presented the Barclaycard British Summer Time, a totally unique and world class event which entertained over 350,000 fans in London.



What does 2014 have in store for us? Of course the year ahead will bring unexpected surprises and breaking news but some events are easier to mark in the calendar, like the up coming festivals. There seems to be a lot more interest in boutique accommodation at not only festivals but some of the UK’s biggest sporting events.


To find new ideas and pictures please go to our Pinterest page – sshh… yurts If you would like more information on hireing one of sshh’s yurts please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you. info@sshh.uk.com – 01273 399059 – www.sshh.uk.com


Fleetwood Macs Reunion Tour – http://www.rollingstone.com
London Film Festival – http://www.bfi.org.uk/
Wimbledon – tbivision.com
Glastonbury- www.theguardian.com/uk
Hyde Park Festival -http://www.bst-hydepark.com/




Unique uses for yurts

Yurts can be used for many occasions such as weddings, corporate events, honeymoon suites, pop-up businesses and even homes! Here are a few ideas….


Ski Lodge Retreat – This beautiful yurt has been used as a simple yet effective holiday home. The effective wood burner gives the cosiness and warmth needed in the chilly snowy hills. The yurt can fit the whole family and give you the break you need from the harsh outdoors.




Wedding Accommodation -This yurt is decorated to the finest level, with luxury beds and furniture to keep the homely civilised feel. Give every guest the opportunity to stay in luxury for your special day.  Do you fancy having a wedding somewhere secluded, natural and private but you would like your friends and family to travel with you?


Bar Interior 24 Ft Luxury Yurt


Corporate events -Yurts can also be hired for corporate events. This would give your business the professional yet fun image and shows the will to try new things. It is also a brilliant experience for all employees and allows for extra bonding and improved motivation. The yurts decoration is all about personal taste.


mongolian yurts


Yurts for homes – This yurt neighbourhood is based in Mongolia, where yurts are common place. As they provide enough space for a whole family. They are also relatively mobile which means the families can move around with their agriculture. These homes show that yurts can be a perfect place for families to enjoy time together.


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Yurts for business – Why not rent a yurt and fill it with your business like this sushi yurt! This is a new funky idea that is also very practical. Yurts are very mobile as seen when used as homes in Mongolia, this means you can move your business to a prime location with a considerably lower cost of premises.


Christmas Yurt


Christmas Grotto – To keep in the Christmas spirit yurts can be used as Santa’s Grottos. With decoration the yurts can come alive.  A cosy room for Father Christmas to give presents and for the children to enjoy. It also gives the cool and consistent view that children have of santa living in the North Pole.


Our yurts come in a few sizes, which hold up to 120 guests for any event or occasion:

18′ yurt with capacity up to 30 guests, 24′ yurt with capacity up to 90 guests, 18′ and 24′ yurts podded together with capacity for up to 120 guests.

To find new ideas and pictures please go to our Pinterest page – sshh… yurts If you would like more information on inspiration of yurts please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you. info@sshh.uk.com – 01273 399059 – www.sshh.uk.com

Ski Lodge Retreat – www.theguardian.com

Wedding Accommodation – http://sshh.uk.com/

Corporate events – http://sshh.uk.com/

Yurts for homes – www.mnn.com

Yurts for business – www.sushiyurt.co.uk

Christmas Grotto – yurtproject.blogspot.com

Christmas Wedding Inspirational Ideas

Are you planning a wedding with a Christmas theme? Have a look here for some inspirational ideas.The number of winter weddings taking place every year is increasing. Although off-season prices are a big factor for many couple’s, there are lots of fun reasons to have your big day during the winter months. 



Berry Decor – Who wouldn’t want to harness the Christmas spirit and incorporate it into their special day. You can use the Christmas theme to the extent that fits you, however the distinctive red of winter berries is something different and special to add for a little touch of care and decoration.





Horse-Drawn Sleigh – Arriving on a sleigh is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you and your soon-to-be husband or wife to share. It gives your wedding the regal style and importance every bride loves. It also adds a fun factor of experiencing a horse drawn sleigh, or you could opt for a reindeer to make it that little bit more of the christmas spirit the….children would love it too!





Block Colour Themes – Using the them of white, red and green really captures the Christmas spirt and would make your winter wedding come together. It also reflects the natural side of winter with the white snow, the red berries and the green of the Christmas tree. You can also incorporate the Christmas theme further and use real trees for the aroma.





The Cake – The cake can be incorporated into the theme with added extras such as berries, candles and holly leaves. The cake is one of the most important features in a wedding and helps the theme and secures continuity throughout the whole wedding day experience.  Using similar colours and decorations will help bring the whole wedding as an event together as one.



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A Unique Destination- Why not rent a yurt to make the day that little bit more unique, you could be the first person out of your friends to discover using a yurt for you wedding. The beautiful bespoke furnishings and choice of location gives you the chance to have your wedding anywhere! A yurt is perfect for an intimate ceremony. You can choose your size from 30 – 120 guests.





The Bridesmaids- A winter theme means the bride and bridesmaids need to wrap up warm. Fur can be the stylish yet sophisticated answer to this. Fur is seen as an expensive and luxury item to wear and would make the bride and bridesmaids feel that little bit more special on the day. Not to mention how nice and beautiful fur looks on a wintery day.



To find new ideas and pictures please go to our Pinterest page – sshh… yurts

If you would like more information on Christmas wedding inspiration please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you.


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 A Unique Destination – http://sshh.uk.com/weddings

Bridesmaids- www.bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-reception/winter-wedding-ideas

Horse Drawn Carriage – www.bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-reception/winter-wedding-ideas

Berries- www.bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-reception/winter-wedding-ideas

Cake – beacont.com/tips-for-christmas-centerpiece-decoration-ideas/

Block Colours – www.wedding-splendor.com/christmas-wedding-songs/


What to get a GLAMPER for Christmas……

Have you got a friend who loves the glamorous side to camping? Why not get them the latest accessory for that special gift this Christmas!






Why not treat a friend to a much needed fashionable rain mac with the additional bonus of being transparent! So you can show off your outfit underneath and your fashion effort wont go un-noticed ever again! It will keep you totally dry and has a detachable hood.


Available for ONLY £1







Quick Dry Towel

A quick dry towel is a must have when camping especially if you are dancing until the early hours or need that quick refreshing wash. The quick dry towel is perfect for festival showers as they dry in no time at all. It also has the benefit of being extremely light, so no more soggy and heavy towels!

The towel can be purchased for only £9.99 from this site.






Batiste Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is the best cheat for a shower! It gives you the clean fresh haired look you want when avoiding the showers when camping or at a festival! Not to mention the range of styles, smells and strengthening extras it comes in.

Available in most beauty shops and supermarkets, at boots for £1.99.  





Fair Trade Recycled Sari Bunting

This bunting is the perfect gift for your eco friend who is looking to make their tent their own! The bunting is washable by hand making it suitable for use inside and outside. It is made using the off-cuts from the fabric covers of sari ‘s so you can be sure that only the most beautiful colours and patterns will be used.

The bunting is only £9.95 from






Cardboard Cool-boxes

Why not buy a friend a much needed cool item! The cardboard cool box means you don’t have to carry a heavy normal cool box around the place when camping! Its also a lot lighter! It has waterproof lining for weatherproofing and reusability, and stores 30 liters of goods cool for 36 hours. It also made from recycled cardboard.

Only £9.30 from:





Packable Kettle

This brilliantly clever collapsible kettle packs up into the tiniest of spaces and is incredibly light and durable so you won’t have to forgo your afternoon cuppa on camping trips. Its the special gift your friend will thank you for on an early camping morning.

£29.99 from:






To find new ideas and pictures please go to our Pinterest page – sshh… yurts

If you would like more information on glamping accesories please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you.


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Upcoming Winter Events In Sussex

Winter is coming and East Sussex offers you a series of unmissable events.











 Are you ready for an exciting experience on ice?

The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink has opened its doors! Brighton surprises us again with this romantic but also child-friendly event you can’t miss. The rink is a romantic destination for couples to enjoy skating followed by dinner and a bottle of wine, whilst groups of friends can enjoy their winter get-togethers in the lively rink-side Bar & Kitchen overlooking the ice skating scene, with a range of good value meals and wines on offer as well as real ales and seasonal continental lagers. For families, visiting the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink for a day out is an experience not to be missed during the festive season.

Tickets are available online and at the cost from £4 (student ticket) to £13 (adults tickets) and £34 (family ticket).

To find out more information please go to:


winter wonderland illumination














Drusillas Park winter wonderland is waiting for you. You can enjoy the astonishing display everyday at 4.30pm and attend a musical animal themed light show. Drusillas Park will celebrate the magic of Christmas with a series of child-friendly experiences: Winter Wonderland Illumination, Sid and Scrat from Ice Age-The Grand Switch On, Santa’s Christmas Cottage and many others. Younger children will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas as he returns to his Christmas cottage.

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 Year after year since 1994, Brighton celebrates the year’s end. On 21st December, the shortest day of the year, the people of Brighton and Hove gather together to enjoy the lantern parade and a spectacular fireworks show. Adults and children carry paper and willow lanterns through the city and burn on the beach, accompanied by live music. This free event is organised by Same Sky – Brighton’s community art charity and over 2,000 people take part in the procession…that’s incredible!

To find out more information please visit:



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The Christmas Festival is located at Berkshire’s Wellington Country Park.

It featured five Big Tops Tent’s; each has a unique style of entertainment with shows, games, activities, storytelling, tribute acts and lots more.

It also has a brilliant ice rink and market stalls for last minute gifts, along with an Enchanted Forest complete with its very own treasure trail, the festival is specialised for 3 to 12 year olds, but we know all the older children will enjoy it too. And no Christmas Festival would be complete without the big man himself, so Father Christmas will be in his yurt grotto (provided by sshh…) ready to meet all the good boys and girls.

To find out more information please visit:



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If you would like more information on upcoming event in Sussex please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you.


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Eco-friendly parties

Are you looking to organise an eco-friendly party? Think about all the details or more easily take our advice!

Let’s start with the invitations, make sure that yours are made of recycled paper. There are thousands of gorgeous craft paper cards you can send your guests!









The best choice is biodegradable party cutlery and plates, but another clever idea is opting for colourful tableware made from recycled containers, think out of the box!












Tableware can also become part of your decoration, what do you think of this?

Besides paper fans, balls and lanterns, decorate your party table with odd newsprint plates and cutlery! Your guests will be left speechless!












No more decorations made out of plastic, choose lovely hanging paper decorations and re-use them many times over!













Be original! Forget the usual bags made out of plastic and instead opt for recycled paper bags. You can find bags of each size and colour and then you can decorate them to your liking. Why not stick some pictures on them or write your guests names?

There are million of things you can do to make a party YOUR party!












Use children’s creative energy and you will be surprise about how many activities you can organise! If you have a garden, take advantage of it by playing hide-and-seek, blindman’s bluff, football or red light – green light.. But what about indoor games? Ask your young guests and meanwhile..let them paint a paper bag, the perfect hand made and eco-friendly gift!










Last but not least food! Make your banquet delicious and original. Finger food is an excellent idea, it’s easy to make and easy to eat. Don’t forget to buy locally produced food, it’s the best choice for your eco-friendly party!

Valeria Gaiano

Valeria Gaiano








To find new ideas and pictures please go to our Pinterest page – sshh… yurts

If you would like more information on eco-friendly parties please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you.


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Best Festival Food Companies

As team sshh… have been present at many of the summer’s biggest and best festivals, one thing is always clear, the amazing array of exciting foods festivals now have to offer. We know that you don’t go to a festival just for food but we must admit, it is pretty important, and you don’t want to be stuck with a choice between a greasy hamburger or a floppy pizza. That’s why we’ve decided to let you know where to eat, next time you’re covered with mud in a busy field.


Picture provided by 'Girl Interrupted Eating'

Picture provided by ‘Girl Interrupted Eating’

First up is The Goan Seafood Co.– now, this isn’t any old fish, this is award-winning fish. The company describe their food as “fresh Cornish fish, authentic Goan recipes” and that’s exactly what it is. They’re based in Cornwall but travel to loads of different festivals during the summer, including Glastonbury, WOMAD and Green Man. Their most well-known and sought after dish is their Goan Mackerel Masala Dahl, which they claim have turned mackerel-haters into mackerel-lovers. This is one stall that the sshh… team will be visiting again and again!





Next is a Mexican street food company, which serve their delicious burritos from one of two brightly coloured spray painted vintage vans, they’re hard to miss! Luardos spend most of their year in one of London’s most up and coming street food areas, Whitecross

Picture provided by 'Matt Biddulph'

Picture provided by ‘Matt Biddulph’

Street. However, during the summer months, their dazzling pink van travels around Britain seeking out hungry customers at Camp Bestival, Lovebox, Glastonbury, and more! According to the Guardian, their burritos are “simple, fresh and value for money” and the head chef claims it’s “all about the big flavours”. That’s what we like to hear!

Last but most certainly not least is Anna Mae’s, another street food stall that doubles up as a festival crowd pleaser. Their Southern American grub can be found in London’s centre,

Picture provided by http:// colourliving.co.uk/feast

Picture provided by http:// colourliving.co.uk/feast

Canary Wharf, and at Wilderness, The Secret Garden Party and Camp Bestival, to name a few. One recommendation when eating Anna Mae’s famous and aptly named Notorious P I G pulled pork sandwich is a napkin, no, a few napkins. Although the Evening Standard claims it’s “worth getting messy for”.

And you want to know the best bit about street food? It doesn’t cost the earth, with prices ranging from £5-£7 per dish, you can definitely afford to try all three!


At sshh… we’re always adding weird and wacky things to our yurts but one thing we’ve never had are street food venders, although I’m sure they’d make a great addition! Maybe next year…

For more information on festival food and our luxury yurts please contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help.

(Blog written and composed by Rosie Apperley)

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