If you need a lift, a rainbow of summer colour can tantalize your senses when you walk through the door. The eclectic pairing of items and café experience is all rolled in to one and sits nicely tucked in along Oxley Road in Chelmer.
Adrift can be found living in an old refurbished shop. Large windows fitted into the yellow brick exterior allow lots of light to enter and make this colourful place even brighter. The outdoor area is mostly undercover so there is plenty of space to sit in the shade.
The shop is home to a colourful selection of summer dresses, light and airy clothing and casual shoes. The shop is chock full of candle holders, large and small, in greens, blues and pinks. Boxes adorned with artistic flair, hair bands, bracelets, necklaces of all different coluors and shapes, beads and glass baubles fill shelves and tables. Scarves are hung in tidy rows, and metal boxes for storing your trinkets, glass jars, bottles of oils and perfumes stand everywhere. Purses, more dresses and ornamental birds share space in the large picture window and catch your eye.
Belts, bags, lunch bags, clothing hooks, napkins, tablecloths, towels, baskets, and pillows fill shelves and give you lots to look at and wonderful gift ideas to purchase. No surface is left empty so there is a lot to look at.
When you have done your shopping you can make your way out to the deck where you can order aromatic coffee, and sit and have a snack, sweet or savoury. You can even stop, have a coffee then go back to shopping again. For those who like to sit and wait for the person shopping this is the ideal location.
The vast array of wooden tables and benches, strewn with colourful pillows of all shapes and sizes to help keep you comfy, offers lots of seating, from early morning to later in the day.
Old wooden tables pair with curved metal chairs. You can even decide to pull up a hassock and share conversation over a tree trunk. There is room for big groups, or cosy spaces for 2 to have a quiet conversation.