From pretty-in-pink makeup must-haves and spring-inspired scents, to romantic comedies and floral Instagram accounts you need to know about, Nicole Wood picks out 10 things we’re loving this season
CODE8 5SECS EXPRESS LIP & CHEEK BALM
Combining the hydrating and repairing benefits of a lip balm with the colour effect of a sheer lipstick, this crayon is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your look.
Apply the ‘Off Broadway’ shade to your smile for a flattering natural shine which will leave your lips intensely hydrated and subtly tinted.
This pretty-in-pink shade is also great for creating that rosy cheek glow.
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BY FAR SOFIA 65 TAUPE LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS
The time has come for a wardrobe refresh. As we step into the new season, we plan on doing it in style.
These stunning By Far taupe leather ankle boots are an all-rounder that can be worn in any season. With a block heel, round toe and zip fastening style, these on-trend coloured boots can be dressed up and down from day to night.
They’re the ultimate wardrobe staple and we can’t wait to get our hands on a pair.
If, like us, you’re dreaming of beautiful floral arrangements as we head into spring, then you need to head over to Instagram and follow @blossomandash.
This beautifully presented feed is filled to the brim with perfectly picked and placed bouquets, artistic wreaths and the most stunning wedding designs you’ve ever laid your eyes on.
From pretty pastels to deep hues and bold brights, this talented North East-based floral designer is capable of it all.
AL FRESCO DINING WITH MAYFAIR OVAL DINING TABLE
As the weather begins to get warmer, we’re looking forward to cooking up our favourite dishes and heading outdoors to dine al fresco.
There’s nothing better than taking your brunch into the garden under the spring sunshine and this beautiful 8-seater dining table from Bridgman is the perfect way to enjoy it.
The stylish Mayfair Dining Set is crafted using versatile olive-green synthetic rattan, with an easy-to-clean safety glass tabletop and parasol hole, with matching dining chairs which come complete with cosy grey seat cushions to ensure maximum comfort.
Days spent in the garden are back!
It’s that time of the year when our wanderlust awakens and our daydreams are occupied by sun, sea and vitamin D.
Here at Luxe HQ, we’re no stranger to jetting off to far-flung destinations and with a backlog of dreamy destinations under our belts, we’re currently dreaming of where our next flight will take us.
But for now, we’re digging through the Luxe travel archives and reminiscing about our time exploring beautiful Sri Lanka back in 2019, relaxing in the Maldives pre-pandemic and one of our more recent trips to Anantara’s stunning new private island resort in Dubai.
Drop us a message on Instagram @theluxemagazine and let us know where we should consider for our next adventure.
MISS DIOR BLOOMING BOUQUET
Delicate, sweet and fabulously floral, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette is a vision of spring.
This light fragrance comes packed with fruity top notes of Sicilian orange combined with a tender floral mix of peony and damask rose.
As a finishing touch, white musk notes delicately wrap around this springtime fragrance to create a flawless daytime scent.
£107, 100ml, theperfumeshop.com
“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” – Anita Krizzan
THE COFFEE SHOP PODCAST
Entrepreneurs Elisé Hanna from Hartlepool and Sophie Knight from Goathland have recently joined forces to bring an inspiring podcast to fellow like-minded business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and those with an interest in behind-the-scenes access to business life.
The pair who met during their time at the University of Sunderland each went off to set up their own business.
Elisé, who owns The Little Events Company, and Sophie, who own SOPHiE coffee shop in York, decided it was time to shed a light on the ups and downs of life in business, relationships and everything in between.
Coming soon to Spotify
As the days get brighter, our binge-watching habit shifts ever so slightly as we begin to spend more time outdoors. But when there’s a new action-packed romantic comedy on the cards, it’s impossible to say no.
A new rom-com landed on our screens earlier this year starring the brilliant Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel.
The plot? Husband and wife-to-be, Tom and Darcy, gather their families for a destination wedding, but the ceremony gets put on hold when gunmen take everyone hostage. With the couple separated from the rest of the group, it’s up to them to save their loved ones.
Mayhem, romance, action, laughter… you can expect it all.
IVY LANE: PART 1, SPRING BY CATHY BRAMLEY
If you’re looking for a light-hearted, then the Ivy Lane collection is for you.
This four-part book series takes you through a year in the life of Tilly Parker – beginning with spring.
The story follows Tilly who is in need of a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude in order to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she settles into a new town seeking peace and solitude, taking on her own plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.
But, the vibrant, friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas.