Like so many people across the world, I have always been a big fan of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Whether by reading the book as a child, or watching one of the many film adaptations, Alice’s world is still capturing people’s imaginations today, as it did back in 1865. That is why when I was invited to the launch of The Alice Boutique I was super excited to discover the range, as well as spend an evening nerding-out with others over our love of Alice in Wonderland.
The Alice Boutique specializes in exclusively designed Alice in Wonderland inspired gifts, ranging from china tea sets to stationary and home-wares. Using the original John Tenniel illustrations and quotes from the book, each product was a perfect representation of the much-loved classic. Everything in The Alice Boutique is either designed by Tracie herself, the lady behind it all, or by hand-picked local designers from the midlands.
During the evening, which took place ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, AKA downstairs in The Bureau Bar in Birmingham, we were able to explore the range of products, get behind the camera for an Alice-inspired photo-shoot, and even have a go at flamingo croquet. A wonderful spread of canape’s and cocktails was put on for us, complete with ‘Eat me’ and ‘Drink me’ labels, which was a brilliant touch.
My favourite collection had to be the ‘Monochrome Alice’ china, which can be bought as a set or individually. I now have aspirations of owning the whole lot in a glass cabinet, but for now in my student digs I’ll have to do with the odd mug! The ‘Simply Alice’ range of mugs and coasters are perfect for one-off gifts, each having on them one character and a quote from the novel.
The Alice Boutique is online and in The Handmade Boutique in the beautiful Great Western Arcade in Birmingham. If you love Alice in Wonderland as much as I do, be sure to check them out! Thanks again to Tracie for having us down, it was a great evening and I’m so glad to have discovered The Alice Boutique.