O&C Butcher | Blog

19/09/2018

O&C Butcher takes on the Aldeburgh Triathlon

The official name of the Aldeburgh Triathlon is the Aldeburgh FUN Relay Triathlon and our two teams definitely had fun on Sunday. So much so that we’re already looking forward to next year. This was the events 4th year and we’ve always been proud to support it but this year it was great to take part as well. We entered a men’s and ladies team made up of staff and friends of the shop. On arrival at the Moot Hall we were greeted with very challenging sea conditions and all... Read More

10/09/2018
, , , ,

Quilts, Colour and Statement Patterns: Barbour AW18

As we reach September, the nights begin to lengthen and our thoughts turn toward Autumn it’s tempting to think that it’s time to put away the bright colours and get ready for the more muted colours ahead. Although that’s not the case this year with the AW18 Collection from Barbour. One of their key focuses this year has been for pops of colour either on their own or as part of a layered look that will really help you stand out from the crowd on even the greyest day. One... Read More

Aldeburgh Triathlon Swimmers 30/08/2018

High Tide for the Aldeburgh Triathlon

High Tide Festival, 11-16 September It’s the 12th year for the High Tide Festival in Aldeburgh. Referred to as the theatre world’s Sundance Film Festival, it brings a wealth of innovative and challenging work to the town including productions direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tallulah Brown has written the headline production Songlines which is set just up the coast in Reydon. The ‘Festival Hub’ is just over the road from us this year at the Garage Gallery and the East Coast Café. From there you can buy/collect tickets, find... Read More

Samba and the Shopfront 23/08/2018
,

Out of this World for Carnival Weekend

Aldeburgh Carnival Weekend was glorious and lots of people made the most of the wonderful weather and the many activities that were taking place around the town. A huge well done to everyone involved in making it such a success and to everyone who made such an effort to decorate houses, shops and floats – the town looked amazing. We were very lucky to have a bird’s eye view of the ‘Fly me to the Moon’ parade on Monday. Here are a few favourite photos but there are lots more... Read More

Aldeburgh Carnival Poster 24/07/2018

Fly Me to the Moon! Aldeburgh Carnival 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Owen who designed this fantastic Aldeburgh Carnival poster which is now in our window. As always there’s much anticipation about this year’s Carnival and the theme is Fly Me to the Moon – we’re sure it will be out of this world (sorry!). The Carnival runs from 18 -20 August and really is a fantastic weekend of family fun here in Aldeburgh. It recently won the Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Family Event of the Year 2018 and is also in the running to be named the UK’s... Read More

O&C Butcher Summer Sale 04/07/2018
, , , ,

O&C Butcher Summer Sale

  SALE STARTS 9am SATURDAY 7th JULY! Head to Aldeburgh this weekend for the start of the O&C Butcher Summer Sale where seasonal stock is reduced to clear and many items are half price or less. All your favourite brands are included with styles from the likes of Gant, Barbour, Levi’s, Timberland, Sebago, Masai and Gabor. Over the road sister shop Fleur also goes on sale at 10am on Saturday with 30% off beautiful brands such as Maison Scotch, Selected Femme, White Stuff, Sandwich and Part Two. If you can’t... Read More

Something for your suitcase 15/06/2018
, , ,

Something for your Suitcase

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite women’s holiday items just in case you need help with your packing. Holiday Accessories We’ve picked out two summer hats, one is the classic Barbour Tartan Braid hat and the other is The Aldeburgh Fedora from Hicks and Brown. Well we couldn’t not stock The Aldeburgh Fedora could we? It’s a lightweight version of their Suffolk Fedora and is hand finished in their Suffolk studio using British feathers. The bags are from Barbour and Ilse Jacobsen – the latter will pack very flat... Read More

Ilse Jacbosen Glitter Flip Flops 12/06/2018
, , ,

Summer Shoe Spotlight

With Summer now in full swing down here on the Suffolk Coast it’s important to ensure that your footwear is up to scratch. Whether you’re hitting the beach, the high street or a day at the races it’s important to match your shoes to the occasion. Here we highlight just a few of our favourite pairs from the current season. These Sebago Spinnaker Stripe Deck Shoes are just the thing to make impression on deck or on the beach. They are part of collabaration between  Sebago and Armor Lux, the... Read More

Happy Socks Father's Day 06/06/2018
,

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2018

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’ve picked out some great gift ideas if you’re in need of some inspiration. How about saying Happy Father’s Day with Happy Socks? Whether he’s a pop-of-colour kinda guy or the classic plaid type, there’s a pair of Happy Socks that will add some happiness to his wardrobe. Made from a blend of combed cotton, Happy Socks are crafted to smooth perfection, offering all day comfort and style. If his sock drawer is full how about one of these gifts instead? Claudio Lugli Skull Print Shirt... Read More

Shop the Look - Summer Nights 31/05/2018
, , , , ,

Shop The Look – Summer Nights

With long summer nights now upon us it’s important to have an outfit that can work throughout the day. We really love this Ilse Jacobsen Maxi Dress which updates the classic format with a pattern that mixes both retro and contemporary perfectly. Mix and match the accessories for a look that will see you through from Dawn till Dusk (or vice versa!) Shop the look links are found below. She wears: Ilse Jacobsen Maxi Dress £140.00 Fitflop DELTA™ SLIDE SANDALS £85.00 Pranella Quin Tassel Necklace £75.00 Decadorn Mini Gemstone Stud... Read More