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Take a summer holiday with us !

What a strange year or so it has been !

is always good to have something to look forward to and that has been a really difficult part of lockdown for everyone. For the Hettie family , this has also meant that we haven’t been able to visit our second home in France as usual. As I write this we are trying to work out if the rules will allow us to go and take care of our little house there. The garden is very overgrown , and we need to give it some tlc .

 You can read a bit more about our French life on our blog.


A trip to the boulangerie

One of the lovely things about having our home in France is that various friends and family can come and visit too. Our dogs also come , and love to greet everyone that they know coming through the gate.

There is a boulangerie in our little village , and a highlight of every day is going to buy freshly baked bread for lunch from the wood fired oven there. Fresh , warm and delicious. Karen our friend has been to visit many times , and her sketch of the Boulangerie is available as part of our greeting cards pack , or as a art print

Sunshine colours , polka dots and pretty checks in our handbags collection.

And there are three different styles of handbags to suit your mood .

French markets


One of the things that we love about our stays in France is visiting the fantastic French markets . These are a huge part of life in France and an integral part of France's famed tradition of good eating. A real French tradition. Read more on our blog


I always take my Kate totebag with me to carry everything home .

First photoshoot

The very first photoshoot we did for Hettie was in France. We took our handbags and accessories samples around the beautiful bastide villages to get our first lifestyle shots in the sunshine. And the locals were very interested in what we were up to !

A friend’s dog Jasper proved to be the perfect dog model for our new dog coats and harnesses , and we have named our dog coats after him.

Getting there

Our dogs always come too and are professionals at travelling the long way in the car between our houses. We travel through the Eurotunnel with ease and stop overnight in a dog friendly hotel on the way down . You can read all about travelling to France with your pet in our blog for Eurotunnel below.

Crossbody handbag and matching dog harness by Hettie below. Shown in Gargrave Lilac.



Lazy days

One of the best things about being on holiday is doing absolutely nothing. Taking the time out to clear your head , read a book and time for yourself.

Our Hettie cushions and throws help to make a cosy relaxing space somewhere for some much earned "me time "


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