"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside."

With her keen, magpie eye, Suzie Ovenstone has curated a shop crammed with covetous goodies from Zanzibar, Lamu Mauritius and Madagascar to Mozambique, Kenya and back. Her love shows in the choice of unique hand-crafted homeware and clothing: ‘I travel to shop, to share… it’s the stories behind the product that excite me, the families I find, still crafting things themselves. That’s the story of The Old House Shop and why I’m still passionate about it 30 years later’.

This not-so-little shop is steeped in history and thoughtfully chosen pieces and well worth the visit, even if it’s just for a coffee and entremets.