If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your dad, boyfriend, husband, brother, brother-from-another-mother or whoever this Christmas then you can start to breathe easy. Why? Is it because men have finally started to appreciate Diptyque candles and Becca highlighters as much as we have and we can start sharing? Er, no. But I have found the perfect new luxury men’s brand, making finding that special present 320 times easier this year. Phew.
Cocktails and summer are the ultimate perfect pair (followed closely by cocktails and winter, and cocktails and always), so when I was recently sent The Tipple Box* it was absolutely fantastic timing.
So, God knows how this happened considering my Christmas dinner feels like it was last week, but we’re now more than halfway through the year. EEK. In order to distract myself from the sheer panic of how quickly time is going (and that I really need to start putting more money into pension, seeing as I’ll be 70 in about two months at this rate), I decided to focus on some of my favourite brand discoveries of the year. Of course there are still five months for me to fall in love with new products, but for now these are my winners of 2017… View Full Post
We’ve been a little bit hashtag-blessed with the weather for a couple of weeks, but of course when you live in the UK you know not to get too hyped about a long, hot summer. The chances are that there are still plenty of wet weekends ahead of us, so I thought it was worth putting together a little guide to my favourite TV shows at the moment. View Full Post
My one true bae | Biker goth vibes for date night | Embroidery obsessions
Floral Missguided number for Ladies’ Day | My second true bae | Discovering new garden drinks
Summer sandal time | Summer body time (maybe) | THE BEST THINGS EVER
Barbour Jumper | Amazon Fire Stick | Sony Headphones | Baylis and Harding Pepper and Ginseng Record Tin | Hugo Boss Aftershave | Panasonic 4K TV | Stainless Steel Travel Mug | Ted Baker Leather Holdall
If you read my Christmas Gift Guide for Dads then you’ll know I find present shopping for paternal figures the trickiest of all gift shopping. My dad generally only enjoys football, beer and buying the exact same jumper in slightly varying shades of green; so unless I can arrange for Steven Gerrard to meet him down the pub in matching knitwear, I’m destined to always buy disappointing presents. With Father’s Day approaching, I thought I would put together this wee gift guide for anyone else facing the Dad Struggle – and I’ve expanded below on some general categories you might want to explore if nothing on that list floats your boat. View Full Post
There’s a very good reason why my Instagram is littered with photos like the above – no, not narcissism, but because I am nearly always in bed. I absolutely love sleeping, and getting an early night often brings the same level of excitement as an Asos sale and an aperol spritz combined (which is very high, in case you were wondering). Considering the average person spends around 7 hours sleeping each night, it’s important to make sure we get the most out of our sleeping time – after all, that adds up to quite a big chunk of our lives. Here are some essentials for a good night of Zzzzs.
From Donald Trump to denim shoes, there are plenty of things in this world designed to make us miserable. However, I’m a big believer in trying to spread those positive vibez, not just for yourself but for those around you too. We all know how much being around a negative person can affect our mood, so to counteract the actions of all of the Debbie Downers in the world, here are some tips for increasing the positivity. View Full Post