Louise White

Louise White is co-owner of Cobblestone women’s fashion store in Stokesley, North Yorkshire which she and her mum Anne run. The store stocks brands such as Penny Black, A Postcard from Brighton and Two Danes. Louise is married and has three small children

Luxe places >>

For a weekend > My husband’s family have a beach hut off the South Coast near Christchurch. It’s absolutely magical and the children love it too. Waking up there on a morning overlooking the deserted beach is amazing!

A long holiday > I love Italy; in fact I love everything about it – the people, the food, the shops, the architecture. We’ve visited many areas and had some memorable times there but one of my favourite places has to be Verona, it’s such a great city and watching opera by candlelight in the amphitheatre was spellbinding.

Luxe relax >>

Best food > I love Asian cuisine especially Thai food.

Best wine > I can’t resist a glass of prosecco but come the winter months you’ll find me with a good pinot noir.

Favourite restaurant > The Crab and Lobster at Asenby. I love the selection of seafood and The Crab club sandwich is something else on a lunchtime!

Perfect weekend > A crazy Saturday morning tucked up in bed watching cartoons with the kids, brunch with the girls followed by a spot of retail therapy and rounded off with dinner with my husband Tom.

Sundays would have to be a lovely walk preferably along the beach (we spend a lot of time at Saltburn) followed by a huge Sunday lunch with the whole family and finished off with our usual family film night – complete with popcorn.

Downtime means > Relaxing with a gin and tonic, flicking through a good magazine.

Best telly > I don’t get much time to watch telly but I love Gogglebox.

Best theatre > The last theatre production I saw was To Kill A Mockingbird.

Best book > The Sister’s Brothers by Patrick De Witt. I really didn’t expect to like this book; we read it at my fabulous book club but I absolutely loved it!

Best sounds > I’m currently hooked on Spotify. What an ingenious idea! I especially love the playlist selection – find the playlist to match your mood!

Luxe shop >>

Best shopping city > I have a huge soft spot for Leeds as I lived there for 12 years. It’s a great sized city with everything in easy walking distance and a wide variety of shops, bars, cafes etc.

Favourite shop > Cobblestone of course. Followed in a swift second place by Harvey Nichols.

Luxe retail treat > I love candles, I have them all over the house. I think smells are really evocative and a good candle can make/change an atmosphere.

Best buy > The Joseph black leather jacket that I bought with my first pay cheque after graduating – it’s still going strong 16 years later.

Luxe party >>

A memorable night out > Cocktails, dancing, good friends.

Perfect party > An alfresco party in the warmth of the summer, surrounded by good people and even better wine.

Best dress > This probably changes by the week depending on my most recent find. Because mum and I do the buying for the shop six months before the stock comes into store, I always have an idea of the styles which are coming in for the season ahead. We are about to start the buying for spring/summer 2016, so hopefully I’ll find a few gems to add to my wardrobe for next summer!

Dinner date > My husband Tom or my best friends as I don’t get to see them half as much as I would like.

Your luxe thing in life >>

My children and husband, my family, my Ipad and my subscription to Grazia magazine.

Related Stories



    Fans of the distinctive shoes include Michelle Keegan, Jo Whiley and Fearne Cotton. Based in Newcastle, the company has distributors and showrooms in London, Milan and New York. LUXE...


    Judie now works as a People’s Postcode Lottery Street Prize presenter, touring the country as winning cheques land in the different postcodes. As part of her role, she also...


    The luxury interior design company specialises in high end care, retirement and residential developments across the UK. Jen’s infectious energy, creativity and effortless attention to detail are the driving force...


    His plays include, Like a Virgin (which gets studied for GCSE), Dead Fish, Studs and Albert Nobbs. His newly formed Steelworks Theatre Company last year staged his latest play...