THE OMLET BEEHAUS
The latest buzz in the suburbs!
Recent media would suggest that Britain is generating somewhat of a buzz for beekeeping. With “one in three mouthfuls of the food we eat dependant on bee pollination”, the British Beekeepers Association has been doing it’s bit in our schools and have captivated the minds of children countrywide. Thanks to omlet.co.uk, building your very own hive has never been so fashionable with their funky looking ‘Beehaus’. Available for £499 from Amazon in green, yellow, purple, white and red, and capable of providing up to 7kgs of honey, your garden, terrace or rooftop will be a hive of activity in no time!
STARBOARD TRI BOAT SHOES
Be style savvy this season with the return of a classic. Summer, ahoy!
The chino has seen great popularity of late and several high street retailers have added their own twist on the classic design. With warmer weather on the horizon, you can do no wrong by ensuring that your chinos are incorporated into your summer wardrobe along with a good pair of boat shoes. We found these at topman.com, and being 100% leather and just £42.00, quite frankly, they tick all the boxes. Team with navy chinos or tailored shorts to rock the nautical look.
PORTMEIRION DAWN CHORUS TABLEWARE
Invite the girls round and pop the kettle on: introducing tea party chic.
From John Lewis comes this delightful tea set by Portmeirion. True to their philosophy, Portmeirion have created a collection that is not only beautiful but also functional and affordable. Tastefully decorated with birds and butterflies set upon vibrant pinks and blues, the set includes cups, saucers, a cake stand and even a cake slice. Starting from just £8.00, you’ll always find an excuse to get out your best china.
RETRO SLUSH MACHINE
Forget your Mojitos, Cosmopolitans and Mai Tais, 2012 is all about the revival of the 80’s cocktail.
Bring on the Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon and the classic Woo Woo. Reach for those shoulder pads and pop on a bit of ‘Club Tropicana’ to get you in the mood. Then, really get the party going with this retro inspired slush maker for just £53.99. It’s one thing making a Pina Colada, but it’s another having it perfectly chilled and on tap. Add your garnish and the obligatory umbrella and you’re all set. You’ll be channelling vibes of Tom Cruise before you know it.
CATH KIDSTON ‘PETAL’ CAG IN A BAG
April is upon us and with it comes those pesky showers.
It’s finally happened – a designer has managed to make the cag in a bag fashionable: Cath Kidston has taken her panache for quaint, pastel florals and utilised them to brighten up the rainiest of days. By folding right down into its bag, the cag can be kept at hand in your handbag or glovebox. With matching ‘Petal’ accessories and costing just £26.00, April showers never looked so good.