Summertime definitely means more outdoor activities, but for some folks (like me) it means more chances to travel to historic mansions, Victorian estates, and the curio shops that surround these beckoning landmarks. Yes, it’s true that the summer means more sun, more warmth, and more excuses to exit your front door and soak in some much-needed, naturally occurring Vitamin D.
While my thoughts are still in a “Rule Britannia” princely state of mind—or would that be commonwealth of mind—I thought I’d write this week about a very talented English bear artist named Gill Cattroll. I was fortunate to interview her for an upcoming issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine—the September issue, I believe—and she has so many fantastic creations that they can’t be contained in one single article!
Oh, love is in the air … and it has much to do with the impending Royal Wedding 2018 version and also the brand-new Steiff wedding collectibles. These beautifully crafted mementos are ideal as bridal-shower gifts and decorations for receptions and other nuptial-based festivities. While Meghan Markle might be the bride of the hour, Steiff is making sure that glamor, romance, and sentimentality can belong to all current “I Do’ers.”