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Stripe Parasol – Fatboy
Take a break from the summer rays in style with the Stripe Parasol from Fatboy. Perfect for lazy sunny days at the beach or drifting away in the serenity of your own garden. £649.
A creative corner of Instagram, packed full of inspiration for the home, the desk and for gorgeous gifting. Inspired by its coastal location in Saltburn, hey ho & co is home to some seriously cool designs, prints and homewares. This feed is sure to bring smiles to faces this summer – expect to see waves, flowers, pebbles and must-have, eco-friendly products.
Dreaming of >>
Isle of plenty…
Grecian waves on the tranquil blue isle of Mykonos. Whether you are party people or a paradise-seekers, our Mykonos guide will have you planning your trip to the Aegean coastline. Sprinkle in a few foodie hotspots and a bit of boutique shopping, and you’re ticking all the boxes for an unforgettable all-round retreat.
Listening to >>
Table Manners with Jessie Ware
In this feel-good, foodie podcast, singer-songwriter, Jessie Ware, is joined by her mother Lennie to discuss all things food and family. Each week, they’re joined by celebrity guests as they cook a three-course feast and sit down for a good old natter. Warm, charming and totally refreshing – with plenty of humour thrown in for good measure. Guests include Michael Sheen, Jake Bugg, Adam Lambert and Joe Lycett. A must-listen for summer foodie inspiration.
Those who binge-watched After Life the first time round, will have noticed it’s back with season 2 on Netflix. Those of you who haven’t seen the show, it’s a must-watch dark sitcom that will leave you belly laughing one minute and sobbing your heart out the next. Perfect for riding the motions during these uncertain times. It’s packed with the unique comedic flair of Ricky Gervais, but with a devastating storyline sure to pull at the heartstrings.
Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
Widely regarded as a modern classic of contemporary food writing, Anthony Bourdain’s sensational Kitchen Confidential has had us in the palm of his hand as he accounts his life as a professional chef. Detailing everything from his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a suspect fish restaurant in Provincetown, the late-great Bourdain transports us to the underbelly of world-class cuisine with aplomb. Expect humour, horror and volatility.
Perfect scent >>
CREED Aventus Eau de Parfum, 100ml
A cult classic in its own right, CREED’s Aventus Collection has been turning heads since launching back in 2010. CREED Aventus combines tantalising notes of blackcurrant and Italian bergamot with Calville Blanc apples and sparkling pineapple notes. £265.
Kitchen kit >>
SMEG 50s Retro Style Citrus Juicer
If, like us, a summer brekkie is all about packing in as much fruit as possible, you must try this SMEG 50s Retro Style Citrus Juicer – the perfect start to any day. Quick and easy freshly-squeezed juice or lemonade to keep you hydrated in heat. £129.99.
Pampering with >>
Elemis De-stress Massage Oil
Soothe your mind and body with Elemis’ De-stress Massage Oil – the perfect way to wind down after a busy day in the office. This Elemis essential contains pure oils such as rosewood, geranium, rosemary, lavender and chamomile. The go-to product to help melt tension and harmonise both body and soul. £40.
Living by >>
– “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”