INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: Remotely
Lucy Williams has long been a source of wanderlust inspiration for many, sharing in and amongst her daily outfits and fashion week content, images of her exotic travels. Fans of the salty haired, sandy toed collective on Instagram will love her latest venture, Remotely – billed as 'for the curious and nostalgic', expect all the romantic, vintage travel inspo unique to the blogger's aesthetic.
NOVEL: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan
One of the most hotly tipped debut authors of 2020, Naoise Dolan delivers an enthralling dissection of love and commitment in the international circles of contemporary Hong Kong. Exciting Times offers a fresh perspective to the grass-is-always-greener scenario, showing how power, privilege, doubt and compulsive self-searching shape – and break – modern relationships. Fans of Sally Rooney will love this.
Larq is the world's first intelligent water bottle with a water purification system. A self-cleaning bottle, it uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999% of bio-contaminants from your water. Plus, with any purchase of the limited-edition vessel the brand will be donating 5% of the proceeds to Well Aware, a non-profit partner that builds sustainable water systems in communities all over the world.
PRODUCT: Drunk Elephant Hair
US beauty brand Drunk Elephant – which delivers clean-compatible skincare formulated with cutting-edge natural ingredients – was an instant hit when it landed in the UK last year. Now the covetable brand has launched a hair range. We like the look of the CocominoTM Glossing Shampoo, a sulfate-free, colour-safe blend which creates a gentle, creamy foam that effectively lifts dirt and styling products without damaging the hair shaft or stripping colour. Expect the scent of sacha inchi seed, marula and argan.
SWIM: Cossie & Co
Tempting though it may be to stock up on loungewear right now, make like our fashion ed and find some summer hero pieces, so that when the time comes, you're prepared. Swim brand Cossie & Co's latest collection is top of our holiday wishlist – The Summer Highlights drop features their signature, flattering fits in pastels hues and bold colour blocking, with a high-waisted bikini or smart swimsuit to suit everyone.
BOX: Detox Kitchen
Detox Kitchen and 2 Serve have come together to create food boxes using goods usually sold to restaurants. The ‘Veg & Essentials’ boxes feed two to four people for a week, and includes sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, broccoli, aubergines, tomatoes, cucumber, mixed leaf salad, rice, pasta, eggs, Oatly oat milk, bananas, apples, salad, mixed herbs and dressings. The box costs £40 including delivery, with 50% off for over-70s and NHS staff.
ILLUSTRATOR: Charlie Mackesy
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by artist Charlie Mackesy was Waterstones’ Book of the Year in 2019. A little like a modern-day Winnie-The-Pooh, his work is a collection of moving moments that appeal to children and adults alike. Now, he’s using his Instagram account to post equally lovely messages of support for the NHS and others affected by these troubled times. A must-follow for a daily hit of positivity.
COLLECTION: H&M Conscious
H&M is one of the more impressive high street brands when it comes to sustainability efforts. Their latest Conscious collection, which features pieces made from at least 50% sustainably sourced materials, is both kinder to the environment and seriously stylish too – think puff-shouldered, full-bodied dresses, cotton voile tops and summery pieces to give you hope.
Love reading? Subscription service Reposed handpicks one inspiring new book for customers every month. The box also includes everything you’ll need for a relaxing evening in – think gourmet chocolate, relaxing teas, luxury beauty products and elegant stationery. You can sign up month by month or for six or 12 months. Previous reads include Daisy Jones & The Six and A Spark Of Light.
COFFEE TABLE BOOK: St Tropez Soleil
St Tropez has enjoyed the spotlight for more than half a century, with celebrities flocking to the Riviera for its beaches and a dose of Mediterranean sun. St Tropez Soleil guides the reader through its storied past and ever-evolving present. Featuring annual mainstays such as Les Bravades and the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez as well as exclusive events like a Chanel fashion show and the ‘White Party’ at Nikki Beach begun by Naomi Campbell. Perfect for those craving a dose of wanderlust.
SCENT: Eight & Bob
Eight & Bob is a fragrance house whose scents date from the early 20th century: expect a limited production of unique scents for both men and women for everyday use. Its newest scent is Annicke 5 – a refined fusion of floral and oriental notes. The perfume features complex, full-bodied hits of rum, together with golden honey, delicate notes of Lily of the Valley and spicy bergamot.