ecru's Soundtrack, The Beatles Words of Love September 12 2018, 0 Comments

You can never go wrong with an early Beatles song for a quick pick me up.  "Words of Love" has been stuck in my head all day long, so I decided to share it to cheer up your work or school day! 


ecru's Soundtrack, Velvet Underground + Nico's Femme Fatale August 13 2018, 0 Comments

The music of the Sixties is very inspiring to us.  One of the bands we absolutely love is the Andy Warhol managed Velvet Underground + Nico.  Here's Femme Fatale to set the mood... 

ecru's Soundtrack, The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations June 11 2018, 0 Comments

It's that time of the year when we are wishing that we are some beautiful beach, instead of sitting on our desks...  The best way to deal with our dreams of wanderlust is to listen to "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys.


ecru's Soundtrack, The Specials' A Message to Rudy March 13 2018, 0 Comments

We are still on a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae theme, here is one of my favorite all-time songs The Specials cover of Dandy Livingstone's "A Message to Rudy".  

ecru's Soundtrack, Desmond Dekker & The Aces' Reggae Recipe February 21 2018, 0 Comments

As we work on our new collection in Kuwait's gloomy weather, we are listening to fun Reggae music and dreaming of Jamaican beaches. 

ecru's Soundtrack, Nina Simone's Felling Good January 10 2018, 0 Comments

We started 2018 with a lot of changes.  Moving to a new space was the first thing we did, and it feels so good.  So in that spirit, here is Nina's "Feeling Good". 


ecru's Soundtrack, The Ronettes' Be My Baby November 13 2017, 0 Comments

I'm always nostalgic to pop songs from the early 1960s, especially ones sung by girl groups.  My all-time favorite girl group song is The Ronettes "Be My Baby".  So lately, there's been a lot of fun songs from these retro girl groups being played in the office. 



ecru's Soundtrack, Tommy McCook & The Supersonics' Reggae Merengue July 19 2017, 0 Comments

As the hot summer continues, we are busy dreaming of beautiful turquoise seas on our desks.  The best consolation is to listen to some reggae beats like Tommy McCook & The Supersonics' "Reggae Merengue" and dream about laying on a gorgeous beach sipping Piña Coladas.  

ecru's Soundtrack, Burt Bacharach and Mack David's The Five Blobs March 20 2017, 0 Comments

We are always in a retro mood at the ecru office.  So it's natural to be listening to the soundtrack of "The Blob".  Enjoy the groovy tunes of this song.  


ecru's Soundtrack, The Ethiopians' Train to Skaville September 28 2016, 0 Comments

As summer closely comes to an end, we are holding on to the last days of it with some Caribbean music at the office.  Here's some fun Ska music from The Ethiopians with "Train to Skaville".  Enjoy!


ecru's Soundtrack, Pink Floyd's Any Color You Like May 18 2016, 0 Comments

Our latest collection "Twist Me, Dip Me, Dye Me" has definitely put me in a psychedelic mood. Naturally the soundtrack to this mood would be Pink Floyd, and specifically "Any Color You Like.


ecru's Soundtrack, Ella Fitzgerald's Lullaby of Birdland April 25 2016, 0 Comments

Spring is turning slowly into summer.  Time to relax and fantasize about faraway places.   The best song for such a mood is Ella's "Lullaby of Birdland".  

ecru's Soundtrack, Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine March 08 2016, 0 Comments

Good music and good weather go hand in hand.  When entertaining outdoors my music playlist is rich in soul music from the 1960's and 1970's, and there always has to be some Marvin Gaye. Happy springtime everyone!



ecru's Soundtrack, Buddy Holly's Words of Love February 15 2016, 0 Comments

As we are winding down from Valentine's Day, our music is still stuck in a lovey dovy mood.  So here's one of our favorites from Buddy Holly.  

ecru's Soundtrack, Louis Armstrong's When The Saints Go Marching In January 19 2016, 0 Comments

Since I'm still on that New Orleans kick, I've been listening to their local Louis Armstrong.  And there's nothing better than his "When the Saints Go Marching In" for an upbeat start to the New Year. 


ecru's Soundtrack, Mariam Makeba's Pata Pata January 05 2015, 0 Comments

A new year means new things, and here at ecru it means a completely new collection. This year we are taking you somewhere different and exotic. Here is some “Pata, Pata” from Miriam Makeba to take us all to this new destination...

ecru's Soundtrack, Duke Ellington's "Sugar Rum Cherry" December 01 2014, 0 Comments

It’s December, it’s finally cold, and it’s Christmas season.  This all means that Christmas music will be playing in the background all month long.  Here’s Duke Ellington’s “Sugar Rum Cherry”, his rendition of The Nutcracker's "Sugar Plum Fairy", to get you in the mood. 

ecru's Soundtrack, Harry Belafonte's "Sweetheart From Venezuela" November 03 2014, 0 Comments

We started thinking of a new destination for our upcoming collection, but we still have the tropics in our minds and hearts. While Harry Beleafonte sings to his “Sweetheart From Venezuela”, it makes it hard to stop thinking of the South American jungles.

ecru's Soundtack, Alma Cogan "Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo" September 17 2014, 0 Comments

The weather is cooling down, yet it's still quite hot and not subzero temperatures that makes us still stuck in a tropical mood.  As Alma says, "Never Do  A Tango With An Eskimo" especially in this weather.  


ecru's Soundtrack, Little Richard's Tutti Frutti August 21 2014, 0 Comments

The weather is still scorching hot, but it's the weekend and we will be cooling ourselves on a frozen fruity treat.  So here's Little Richard singing Tutti Frutti to satisfy our thirst. 


ecru's Soundtrack, Marilyn Monroe's Heat Wave July 16 2014, 0 Comments

It's sweltering outside and we are definitely experiencing a heat wave, an extended one.  If that's the case, we don't mind Marilyn's tropical "Heat Wave".   


ecru's Soundtrack, Tamba Trio's Mas Que Nada June 24 2014, 0 Comments

Everyone's eyes are on Brazil at the moment, but we've been dreaming of Rio for a while now.  So a little samba has been playing in the background lately, especially Tamaba Trio's "Mas Que Nada".  


P.S. Don't forget about our Table Setting Competition, more information in the link here.  

ecru's Soundtrack, Louis Prima's Banana Split for My Baby April 14 2014, 0 Comments

We are just two weeks away from our tropical event and summer 2014 collection launch. As the temperature rises we've been craving some ice cream. Louis Prima's "Banana Split for My Baby" is the perfect song to listen to as we enter the sweltering summer.




ecru's Soundtrack, Astrud Gilberto's The Girl From Ipanema March 18 2014, 0 Comments

As we are in the midst of producing our latest collection, influenced by all things tropical, Brazil is on our mind.  Naturally we have to add Astrud Gilberto's "The Girl From Ipanema" to our soundtrack.  


ecru's Soundtrack, Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat Song February 19 2014, 0 Comments

With our banana craze, we've been blasting Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat Song" in the background.  At the moment we are working on a tropical collection and we cannot wait to share it with you in April. 


ecru's Soundtrack, Celia Cruz's Guantanamera January 22 2014, 0 Comments

Our tropical fever is not going anywhere anytime soon.  We've been heavily influenced by the sounds and colors of the Caribbean.  And with the help Celia Cruz's Cuban Salsa beats playing in the background, we've been busy coming up with our tropical themed Spring Summer 2014 collection.  


ecru's Soundtrack, She & Him's Baby, It's Cold Outside December 23 2013, 0 Comments

All we want to do in this cold weather is snuggle up in bed with some hot coco. So in the spirit of the Holidays, we felt that She & Him's "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is the perfect song to be listening to during these chilly days.  



ecru's Soundtrack, Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade December 04 2013, 0 Comments

We're busy sampling new prints in new colors.  With the excitement of production we felt the need to listen to Glenn Miller's relaxing "Moonlight Serenade" as we create new products for you.  


ecru's Soundtrack, Louis Prima's Buena Sera October 29 2013, 0 Comments

The weather is beautiful these days and all we want to do is relax outdoors under the moonlight.  The perfect song for long entertaining nights is Louis Prima's "Buena Sera".  Enjoy the breeze. 


ecru's Soundtrack, Mel Torme's I'm Coming Home September 25 2013, 0 Comments

The new shipment of our new collection is on its way and we cannot wait to share it with you.  In anticipation to the latest reveal, we are listening to Mel Torme's "I'm Coming Home".  Stay tuned... 


ecru’s Soundtrack, Ereland Oye’s La Prima Estate August 28 2013, 0 Comments

We cannot get enough of this endless summer, and we wish we were still on holiday.  Erlend Oye’s upbeat Italian “La Prima Estate” takes us back to the Mediterranean's beaches and makes us fantasize about the never ending seafood lunches.   



ecru’s Soundtrack, Buena Vista Social Club’s Chan Chan July 24 2013, 0 Comments

Havana is a destination on our travel wish list and a constant inspiration for ecru.  Since we won’t be going there anytime soon, Buena Vista Social Club’s "Chan Chan" is the best way to get us in a Cuban mood. 


ecru's Soundtrack, Frank Sinatra's Come Fly With Me June 26 2013, 0 Comments

Summer has arrived in full force, which means it’s time to escape the heat.  Franks Sinatra’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ is the perfect song to listen to as everyone is packing their bags and jetting off to different corners of the world.  


Enjoy your summer getaway,  


ecru Soundtrack, Francoise Hardy's Comment te dire adieu May 15 2013, 0 Comments

While we plan our next steps for ecru after our launch, we can’t help but listen to something upbeat.  Here’s a bit of Françoise Hardy’s je ne sais quoi in 'Comment te Dire Adieu' to keep your day light and easy.


ecru's Soundtrack, Della Reese's Come On-A My House April 22 2013, 0 Comments

As we set up our Pop-Up shop, we are listening to Della Reese’s Cha Cha beat ‘Come On-A My House’ to make sure you come on-a over and see what we have in store for you.  Don’t forget our doors will be open to the public on Wednesday April 24th at Dar Al-Funoon.  See you soon! 


ecru Soundtrack, Carmen Miranda's I Like You Very Much April 01 2013, 0 Comments

We can never get enough of Carmen Miranda’s upbeat energy and music.  Her songs, especially ‘I Like You Very Much’, inspire us so much that she became the muse for our ‘Carmen’ range. 


ecru's Soundtrack, Santo & Johnny's Sleepwalk March 18 2013, 0 Comments

As the weather gets warmer and we get closer to summer we’ve been listening to Santo & Johnny’s moody instrumental Sleepwalk.  It’s the perfect song to listen to while you laze away in the sun...


ecru’s Soundtrack, Silvana Mangano’s El Negro Zumbon February 27 2013, 0 Comments

To keep the mood upbeat, we've been listening to the beautiful Silvana Mangano’s El Negro Zumbon from her movie Anna.  There’s nothing like a Latin beat to add a little spice to our day. 


ecru's Soundtrack, Billie Holliday's Summertime February 06 2013, 0 Comments

Number one hit on our soundtrack, perfectly in tune with our summer obsession.  Thought we'd share what we have playing in the background while we work, with you...


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