The Great British Summer Staycation 2019

by Rowena Howie April 25, 2019

Blame it on Brexit, call it Eco Friendly or simply Love Local? It's official, more Britains are "staycationing" this year since the advent of cheap air travel. Well, so the newspapers would have you believe!


staycation summer 2019



We at Revival Retro are loving the idea and have already made plans. In fact, we are celebrating Summer 2019 in collaboration with a female British artist from the South West, Becky Bettesworth


The owner of this small business, Rowena, came across Becky's work on a London weekend escape to the south coast a few years back (read more). Rowena and Becky both have a nostalgic streak and share an appreciation for the British seaside.


nostalgia english seaside


Young Rowena was a committed seaside visitor in any weather! 


Becky lives in Devon with her three children, hubby and Squiggle their golden retriever dog. She feels blessed to be living in South Devon, within walking distance from the beach and she loves living in such a stunning part of the world.


Becky is inspired by the classic travel and railway posters of the 1930s. Her vintage seaside posters are modern and fresh, showing a place off at its best, with a nostalgic twist of a bygone era. 


Becky Bettesworth vintage style seaside british art prints


Nowadays, Rowena runs Revival Retro, a bricks and mortar shop in London England and online shop selling clothing shoes and accessories inspired by beautiful bygone eras. Rowena also designs the in house range at Revival Retro,


Looking for an interesting new direction for a summer collection Rowena came up with the idea of translating Becky's prints into wearable art creating beautiful summer skirts that are vibrant, colourful and something special.


Sharing a passion for supporting small business, appreciating artists, celebrating women and loving local they decided to work together. 


Whilst the staycation may be gaining popularity recently Rowena and Becky already know that the British coast is a beautiful place to live / visit / holiday. Not just that, but it deserves to be celebrated wearing one of these fantastic skirts that shows off some iconic British locations.


wearable art British seaside Bettesworth skirt



Customers can also revel in the knowledge that their purchase is supporting the British economy, helping create British jobs and highlighting British talent. The fabric is printed in the Cotswolds, the skirts are designed and manufactured in London, the lining was purchased from another local London business and even the labels were embroidered in Derby. Made in Britain and proudly so. 





Rowena Howie


Lover of beautiful things and amazing people. Explorer and Entrepreneur. This is my independent shop, whether you visit our London boutique or browse our online offering it is my vision that our wonderful team is working hard to bring to life.

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