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February finds #23

Ahh February a month for lovers and, it would seem, a month for dog-lovers.
Read on to discover our top picks this month for the canine-inclined.

Thibaut Gleize

Thibaut Gleize

Paris: Amour Chien

Launched in the city of love last week, French illustrator Thibaut Gleize's "Amour Chien" or "Tough Love" - a series of humorous limited prints of dogs and humans. They may not make you swoon but are guaranteed to give you a giggle. Visit the show until 18 February at Sergeant Paper or fetch one from afar right here.

David Hockney

David Hockney

London: David Hockney

An extensive retrospective of the work of British artist and committed daxie-lover David Hockney opens at Tate Britain on Thursday. A must-see for every art hound. 

The show, which spans six decades of Hockney’s prolific work, runs in London until 29 May before travelling to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the MET, New York. 

As the fastest selling exhibition in the Tate's history, you'd be barking to miss it. In fact what an excuse to trip to all three fab cities!

Noel McKenna

Noel McKenna

Canberra: The Popular Pet Show
 

And for those residing DownUnder a little reminder...there are only a few weeks left to visit The Popular Pet Show.

This fur-free show includes portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists such as Nicholas HardingLucy CullitonDarren McDonaldAnna CullitonFiona McMonagleKen DoneNoel McKennaGraeme DrendelRobyn SweaneyKristin HeadlamShen JiaweiJude RaeWilliam RobinsonJanet Dawson and Davida Allen. Many works have been created especially for the exhibition. 

See it now at Australia's National Portrait Gallery. Can't make the show? The catalogue itself is a dream. Get your paws on a copy here!

Nanushka

Nanushka

February finds for frugal fashion hounds
 

You may think we have a penchant for pricey (we do), but that doesn't mean we don't love a bargain. Fashion hounds, check out our fabulous February finds. They won't break the bank (nor our start-up budget) and will send you park-bound with a spring in your step. Starting with...

1. The "Follow Me" T  (pictured above) by hip Hungarian fashion house Nanushka (we adore their jumpsuits). There are a few styles to choose from and best of all these puppies are now on sale!  

Trade Goods

Trade Goods

2. Steam Punk shades by Trade Goods. Available in black or gold and an absolute steal (well compared to Celine or Loewe!) at the sale price of only £48.
 

Adidas Originals x Colette x Undefeated

Adidas Originals x Colette x Undefeated

3. Campus 80s by Adidas Originals x Colette x Undefeated. At 130€  "NOT CHEAP!", you may say, but cost-per-wear we bet you'll get your money's worth. Change your mind? You can probably re-sell them and recoup your dosh! Walkie happiness.
 

Ader Error

Ader Error

4. We love Seoul-based brand Ader Error. Just like Vetements but at half of the price, and dare we say it, "more wearable". I mean, how does one cope in real life with those pavement-grazing sleeves? Shop now, these guys sell out fast!

A new mag for lovers of dogs & design
 

And now back to something we can actually afford. Agapornis Magazine is a new(ish) - now on its 5th issue - magazine for animal and design lovers hailing from Spain. This stylish tome explores the bond between people and animals, and how this is captured in Art, Design, Photography and Fashion.

Great piccies, cute furries and best of all the team behind the mag has a passion for organisations that promote animal welfare. Each issue features a different welfare group with readers given the opportunity to make a 3E donation towards its operations. It'd be rude not to buy it.

Loewe: Past, Present and Future

Loewe: Past, Present and Future

Loewe's fashion and frenchies

Luis Venegas, the genius behind Growlmama-faves the Printed Dog and J.W Anderson's recent campaign has snuck his fabulous Frenchie Perri into Spanish fashion house Loewe's limited edition book: Loewe, Past, Present and Future. Fair cop when you are responsible for editorial and creative direction. Loewe + Dog, what more could you wish for? Thank you Luis.

 

Take a (puppy) lovers stroll for All Dogs Matter

So what's on for puppers this dog-loving month?  

For starters, Frida and I are getting our schizzle on and heading this weekend to Hampstead Heath. Leaving the confines of East London we'll be spreading some love and helping to raise some dinero for the pups of All Dogs Matter

There'll be prizes in store (including a few Growlees) and a tonne of beautiful puppers to cuddle. Who knows one of them may just be the love of your life.

See us at the Garden Gate at 11am, 12 February 2014. For more info, visit All Dogs Matter.
 

Hello Pets

Hello Pets

Let your pup snooze in style

Does a walk sound too much in this inclement weather? No problem. February brings also something for snoozers. Hello Pets have again excelled with their luxe Legowisko loft bed. Simple and stylish and super comfy, it will be sure to appeal to your resident design hound (and also their mutt!).

Ace Hotel, London 

Ace Hotel, London 

Don your pet's pjs for a city escape!

No matter how stylish your gaff or comfy your bed, sometimes one gets sick of napping at home. Why not treat your best friend to a dog-friendly getaway? We remind you again it's the big month of love.

Pet's Pyjamas can point you to a plethora of dog-friendly places. Take for example the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch.

Great sheets, great vibes and just up the road (for us). For London doggies and city-lovers forget passports and Customs and check yourself in somewhere fun and super dog-friendly: bowls and beds are provided and doggies welcome in their Bulldog Edition cafe and the Lobby Bar.  A perfect escape for you and your number one love. Book now!

TV for dogs? I canine believe it!

And last but not least, in this edition of Growlmama Loves we bring you DOGTV - a US TV show with programmes created especially for canines. While you may quip, "We'd rather spend time out-of-doors with our canine companion", we're pleased to report that programmes are designed (in partnership with the Humane Society) to help alleviate stress and anxiety in dogs left alone. Not happening at our house until this Growlmama gets cable. 

 

 

The future is bright bitches!

The future is bright bitches!

Love is a four-legged word

Love is a four-legged word