One of the problems with winter sailing is keeping your feet warm. Gore-Tex boots are infinitely warmer than traditional rubber wellies, but if you're still suffering, why not invest in some serious socks? I've been trying out a pair of gorgeous, luxury alpaca socks from Perilla, which might seem a touch pricy at £18, or alternatively absolutely priceless for enabling you to extend your season and enjoy clear, sunny but extremely cold winter days on the water." Cathy Brown, Editor www.themainsail.com
"Every now and then gear arrives in the go4awalk.com office that just takes your breath away. Beautifully presented in a ribboned gift box, these socks just ooze luxury. Made from 75% Alpaca and 25% nylon they are thickly padded and delightfully soft to the touch. My boots never felt so comfortable." www.go4awalk.com
Perilla has also been recommended by The Site Guide - the definitive guide to the best online shops -and is included in the The Shopaholic's Guide to Buying Fashion and Beauty Online, The Shopaholic's Guide to Buying Online and the latest book The Shopaholic's Guide to Buying Gorgeous Gifts Online, by Patricia Davidson - all available from www.amazon.com.
"What started off as a deluxe alpaca sock retailer has now developed into one of the best gift and accessory stores you can find. Shop here for beautiful cashmere stoles and wraps, deluxe socks for everyone (beautifully boxed), True Grace candles, wonderful crystal evening bags, weekenders and Kazuri hand-painted ceramic jewellery. Expect superb service and lovely presentation." Patricia Davidson, The Site Guide www.thesiteguide.co.uk
In addition, Perilla has been featured in: The Telegraph "In Country", The Observer, The Independent, Adventure Travel, Trail, The Field, Country Life, The Countryman, Farmlife Shooting & Conservation Country Living, Worcestershire Life, Wye Valley Life, House & Garden , Gardens Illustrated, AGA Magazine, Trout & Salmon , Fly Fishing & Fly Tying, Horse, Your Horse Magazine Irish Golf Digest, Golf World, FHM ,Country Landowner, Shooting Times, Shooting Gazette, Sporting Shooter, NFU Countryside, Rise, Country Gentleman's Association and more