Dreaming of >>
As the warmer weather begins to resurface, we can’t help but picture where our next adventure abroad will be. At the top of our lists this summer, is the beautifully serene Santorini. This gorgeous Greek Island offers magical sunsets, fascinating architecture and stunning panoramic views of the sea. This romantic destination is a must for your summer calendar.
Pampering with >>
ALEXANDRA KAY TIME TO EASE BODY OIL
Escape muscle tension with this relaxing organic body and massage oil. Combining the phyto active CB2-SkinTM Biofunctional with pure plant actives with pain-relieving properties, this dreamy herbal body oil blend is ideal for taking away aches, pains and relieving tired muscles. Packed with skin-loving ingredients including ginger and black pepper to provide a warming heat relief, and peppermint and eucalyptus to soothe and calm, this spectacularly scented synergistic blend works in tandem to ease muscular tension.
Looking for gorgeous home interior inspiration, trendy outfit ideas – or just an overload of cute dog pictures? Then you need to be following @hoppshouse. Sharing content from her 1930s North East home, Aylsa Hopps is a lifestyle blogger with a beautiful and colourful Instagram page, sure enough to have you scrolling and smiling. Aylsa shares wholesome family posts, often giving insight into daily life happenings and sharing her exciting trips, as well as good locations to visit around the North East. Her home renovation has been documented throughout her page and is bound to influence and inspire followers on their own home design journeys.
Listening to >>
BEST FRIEND THERAPY PODCAST BY ELIZABETH DAY
We know that, for a lot of people, their best friend is like a family member. A go-to person for advice and someone to enjoy life’s precious moments with. In this brilliant podcast, novelist and journalist, Elizabeth Day, chats with her psychotherapist best friend for over 20 years, Emma Reed Turrell. The Best Friend Therapy Podcast sees the pair discuss the challenges of daily life and delve deeper into their mind workings. If on some days you are feeling a bit stuck for advice and need to listen to wholesome conversations between two best friends, this podcast is for you.
Kitchen inspo >>
MAGIMIX GELATO EXPERT ICE CREAM MAKER
Enjoy the warmer climes with this handy tool that will help you whip up a batch of your very own ice cream. This luxury gelato expert from Magimix is a brilliant investment for the sunny season with the ability to create ice cream, gelato and frozen yoghurt in just thirty minutes. What more is there to love? The maker is super-easy and convenient to use, with a built-in freezer to make your delicious creations last even longer. So, whether it is a fresh fruit gelato or a luxurious chocolate ice cream you’re dreaming of, get your hands on this product to delight the whole family this summer.
THIS IS GOING TO HURT
Prepare yourself for a reality check with the engaging series, This Is Going to Hurt on BBC One. The seven part drama, which is based on the memoirs of former junior doctor Adam Kay, follows his personal diary of working on an NHS labour ward. Kay is played by Bafta winning actor Ben Whishaw, and the character takes us on a gut-wrenching journey, filled with love, laughter and heartbreak. The series is truly eye-opening – an honest insight into working in a high-intensity hospital ward, with multiple people relying on you at one time. Squeamish viewers may need to watch through their fingers, however with hilarity and sadness in equal measures, the series is definitely worth a watch.
AGAIN, RACHEL BY MARIAN KEYES
After 25 years of waiting, the sequel to Marian Keyes’s brilliant novel, Rachel’s Holiday, is finally here. The new release follows Rachel Walsh in her recently transformed life. She has a great job, great family and to top it all off, she even gardens. However, all of this is tested when an old love re-enters her life and she begins to question everything she has built. This novel is jam-packed with relatable and funny content, sure enough to make readers laugh at the right moments and sympathise with Rachel’s situation at others, all the while being a humorous, witty and charming read.
Perfect scent >>
JO MALONE LONDON SEA DAFFODIL PERFUME
If you’re looking for a long-lasting scent that represents the essence of summer, this pick from Jo Malone is a must to add to your collection. The tasting notes of mandarin, daffodil and vanilla complement each other perfectly and give the new fragrance a freshness, capturing the feel of an Italian summertime in a bottle. Pick up Sea Daffodil, spray the scent on your skin and feel yourself transform to a location at the coast with beautiful white beaches and gentle waves. Bliss!
In our basket >>
WHITE COMPANY SHEEPSKIN ROUND POUFFE
The new statement piece for your home you never knew you needed. This gorgeous sheepskin pouffe from The White Company is sitting at the top of our wishlist. It’s pure Australian curly sheepskin material, which has natural durability and a hyper-allergenic nature, just oozes luxury. Whatever your design preference, this versatile piece is sure to bring a dreamy aspect to your space. Perfect for a cosy corner to kick back with a glass of wine and a book.
Living by >>
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph