Pampering with >>
WILD & WOOD UK
Time for a moment of calm. We’re big lovers of all things self-care. Lighting some candles, running the hot tap and soaking away the stress of the day is something we all need to indulge in every once in a while.
With that in mind, we’re swooning over Wild & Wood – a luxurious self-care brand known for its natural, no-nasties, vegan and cruelty-free beauty products.
Handcrafted in Yorkshire, this independent businesses prides itself on providing its customers with high-quality, natural products that are suitable for all skin types.
Their blends are known to uplift low moods, reduce irritation and leave the skin feeling nourished. Not sure where to start? Their Wild & Wood experience set comes packed with all six of their luxury bath or shower milks – depending on your preference – and is ideal for those looking to test the waters.
Think gorgeous aromas, pretty petals and soft skin. Once you’ve experienced a Wild & Wood bath, you’ll never go back.
In our basket >>
GREY WEAVE COMPACT CORNER SET
With sunshine moments fast approaching, it’s time to get our gardens summer-ready. This stunning seating arrangement from Cox & Cox is patiently waiting in our basket, and we just had to share it with you.
The elegantly-toned grey weave compact corner set includes a corner bench, two stools and an adjustable height table – perfect for al fresco dining, sunset sipping and all-day BBQs with loved ones.
Crafted from a durable faux rattan, plaited detailing highlights the unique shaping of the set, and a high-backed design to each bench provides ample comfort. £2,200.
THE BOLD TYPE
Inspiring, heartwarming and relatable. The Bold Type made its way on to our watch list this month and boy are we glad that it did.
Set in the heart of New York City, at a women’s magazine, three millennials juggle their challenging careers, steamy romances, charming friendships and big-city life while finding their own voices.
The show explores the challenges and triumphs of working in the publishing industry: from stressful deadlines, legal battles and writer’s block, to glamorous parties, powerful articles and a taste of success.
While the show comes with a bundle of laughs, dream-chasing ambitions and blossoming friendships, it also tackles important issues including race, gender equality, sexual consent, body positivity and many more complex subjects.
Pour yourself a glass of the good stuff, get comfy on the sofa and strap yourself in for a taste of the New York high life.
Dreaming of >>
As our wanderlust awakens, we’ve been looking back at some of our super staycations and it’s turned our thoughts to cosy log cabins, charming shepherd huts and luxury getaways just a stone’s throw from home.
Our overseas travel plans may have been postponed for a little while longer, but we’re all for tracking down those Insta-worthy travel spots closer to home.
The UK has some of the most magnificent towns, bustling cities and idyllic countryside locations and we can’t wait to explore them this summer.
Listening to >>
RENEGADES: BORN IN THE USA
Ever imagined being a fly on the wall? Well, now you can.
President Barack Obama and music legend Bruce Springsteen have joined forces to bring you their brand-new podcast, Renegades: Born in the USA. Essentially, the podcast is a series of conversations between the pair discussing their lives, music, and love of America – despite all of its challenges.
The eight-episode series explores topics of race, fatherhood, marriage, and the future of America – ideal for listeners who’d like to have an eavesdrop on their personal, intimate conversations.
A must-listen for commuting, travelling, walking the dog or simply soaking up the spring sunshine at home.
Kitchen inspo >>
MIDDLE EASTERN SWEETS BY SALMA HAGE
Pick up this pretty-as-a-picture recipe book for a fine celebration of delights from the Middle East, from traditional recipes tweaked through generations, to inspired takes on baklava, halva and ways to use tahini.
The book is filled with beautiful imagery featuring must-try delicacies from across the region. You’ll find everything from pancakes and pastries, to syrups, sweets, ice creams, cakes and drool-worthy drinks.
Salma Hage brings together inspiration from her childhood, stories and insights from the people she’s met along the way. Sweet food is not just for enjoyment, it is also for comforting, confiding, celebrating and showing love! £24.95.
Ever fancied converting an everyday van into a luxury motorhome? If the answer is yes, then you need to give this Instagram account a follow.
Think cool transformations, travel inspo, wow interiors and a ton of small storage hacks you never knew you needed.
This picture-perfect corner of Instagram is the go-to place for travelling types with a creative edge. Happy scrolling – and no doubt we’ll see you on the road!
Perfect scent >>
JO MALONE CANDLE
As we begin to welcome warmer days, we transform many elements in our lives – freshening up our makeup routines, switching out our boots for sandals and saying hello to fresh new scents.
There’s nothing better than transforming your home with elements of luxury as the seasons change. The Jo Malone Grapefruit Home Candle is the perfect scent for warmer months.
Think punchy notes of grapefruit combined with rosemary, peppermint and pimento. A truly refreshing scent sure to help lift your mood. 200g, £49.
THE TWENTY-SEVEN CLUB
You simply can’t beat getting lost in the pages of a good book – especially a meaningful, moving and powerful narrative which shines a light on real-life and tackles important issues including mental health.
From published author and mental health campaigner, Lucy Nichol, The Twenty Seven Club explores the impact that the media can have on our mental health – throwing in nostalgia, humour and popular 90s punk rock and pop.
The story follows Emma, a working-class rock music fan, who is hurtling towards her 27th birthday, riddled with anxiety that her idols Joplin, Hendrix and Morrison all died aged 27, and now Kurt Cobain has gone too.
Will Emma be next to join The Twenty Seven Club?
Living by >>
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
What are you loving this month? Let us know on Instagram, @TheLuxeMagazine.