From the archives. Originally published in 2019.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been traveling the last few weeks. The Cotswolds was the last leg of the trip and I had a few notes on villages, pubs, shops and inns not to be missed. I stopped in Stow-on-the-Wold for lunch and a look around the quaint market town.
As an avid Instagram fan of Amanda Cutter Brooks, I wasn’t going to miss popping into her boutique, Cutter Brooks. The former Barneys New York fashion director moved to her husband’s family farm in the English countryside where they raise their two children. She opened the boutique in 2018 filling it with unique pieces appealing to both tourists wanting to bring home a slice of the Cotswolds, and locals looking for things outside the realm of typical country shops.
Pale blush plastered walls, weathered oak beams, low ceilings and deep-set windows set the stage for the cozy atmosphere which invites a slow look to take in all of the details. Colorfully set tables with a mix of designers including John Derian and Vladimir Kanevsky, country-life style loose dresses, hand blocked textiles, Atelier Vime lighting, plus vintage and antique finds are harmoniously displayed.
The curated mix and beautifully merchandised setting made Cutter Brooks my favorite shop in the Cotswolds. “Farm from Home”, Brook’s 2018 published book is an escapist treat, giving a further glimpse of a charming life living in the English countryside.