24/8/2010 Goose Island reminds me of a holiday gift shop in the Caribbean - with racks of flowing dresses protruding from a tiki hut overhang, beaded jewellery in an assortment of colours and sizes, and red mosaic pots peppered throughout.
I like browsing this shop, even if I don't have a forthcoming beach holiday booked - it's just that sort of place.
If you're not in the market for dresses and accessories, Goose Island offers a range of knick knacks like trinket boxes, Buddahs, and laterns that would add a bit of non-IKEA flamboyance to any bohemian home.
If you can't make it to the Cowbridge area, Goose Island products are available to buy on their website, where you can also find more information on Goose Island parties, a shindig where you and three or more of your friends get together to "'take a gander' at the exciting range of distinctive Goose Island merchandise on offer".
26/6/2010 This shop is one of my favourites when looking for holiday clothes or pieces suitable for long hot summer days.
They have a good selection of long colourful batik type dresses and indeed an Indian theme permeates the whole shop in terms of its clothes and gifts.
There was a beautiful selection of beaded handbags, ornate statues, boxes and lanterns on sale as well as ornate mirrors and colourful picture frames.
If you get a chance check out their Mumbles store which is also fab!