Traditional wax prints in vibrant colour combinations: burnt oranges clashing against lime greens, egg yolk yellows with contrasting inky blue blobs, striking reds proudly stand out. These are the colours of Africa. Truly another world. Bustling food markets. Untouched deserted beaches. Life changing safari trips. Take in the beauty in mirrored sunglasses. Enjoy the feel of the cool water beneath your feet and the air against your skin, whilst decked out in a printed bikini. Embrace Africa’s soul through this effervescent travel collection.
That unmistakable azure blue of the Greek sky. Bright white buildings surround the coastline. The soft waters lap lazily at the beach. This scenery must have inspired Greece’s iconic blue and white national flag. Whether you’re taking in culture in Kos, astounded by the beauty of Santorini or swimming in the crystal clear waters of Kefalonia; Greece deserves to see you at your best. Adopt Onassis-level glamour and bedeck yourself in statement-beaded necklaces, vertiginous heels and of course wear that distinctive blue.
The sun gets in your eyes. It sits so high in the blue Spanish sky. The colour is further intensified by the green palm trees, which stand at the edge of the beachy scene. White sands warm up the under soles of your feet. This is the holiday feeling you were searching for, a feeling you had almost forgotten. Take in the cool scenes of Marbella through a blue-tinted view. Feel the heat against your legs and familiarise yourself with the sound of your flip-flops. Discover the good life, the Spanish way.
In 1987, a group of Londoners: Trevor Fung, Paul Oakenfold, and Danny Rampling went on holiday to the Spanish isle of Ibiza. Whilst there, they heard DJ Alfredo playing an eclectic mix of music to an even more eclectic crowd of hippies, locals, playboys and playgirls. This sound, christened 'Balearic Beat' and the associated lifestyle, fashions and attitude was brought back to London and adopted by many, paving the way for thousands of Brits who made their pilgrimage to the spiritual home of Balearic. This collection sums up some of the fashion, music and style of the original Balearic spirit.
The car..the bike..the sunshine...diving into coming of age....making friends..a summer to remember..
Hear the wind rustle through the surrounding hedges before taking in the most extraordinary scene. A stunning mansion surrounded by twelve acres of land. Everything beautifully manicured. A glossy scene made for a glossy owner. A show jumping star with superstar looks. She looks like something out of the pages of Jilly Cooper’s Riders. Head to toe in ecru. She has timeless taste. Fitted jodhpurs are her standard uniform, accessorised with diamond horseshoe earrings – such is her passion for the sport. Effortlessly channel equestrian glamour with this elegant collection.
The familiar smell of the stables. The rugged scene of straw strewn across the floor. Moody clouds inspire an invigorating ride. You and your horse have ridden together for years. You’re virtually one entity. He knows you better than anyone. Cantering along the country roads is not your bag. You love to gallop. The feel of the wind through your hair; better than jogging in your opinion. Be the rider you’ve always aspired to be and dress the part, with a little help from this dashing collection.
This week, we're all about horses and equestrian fashion! Let your kids enjoy the summer on their rocking horses and pretend they come from the far far west for the day!
A fresh jug of lemonade filled with bright lemon slices and an abundance of ice blocks takes centre stage. Precisely cut sandwiches with perfect right angles are filled with an array of classic fillings: from egg and cress to cheese and ham – all put together by proud little hands. Their teddy bears have never seen such a spread. The two favourites, Master Edwards and Miss Tubby, will dine today on the best picnic ever. Even a variation of teas will be served. Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Let you kids’ imagination run wild with this playful collection.
Flashes of indigo flutter by on butterfly wings. Bees buzz about the foxgloves busily pollinating. An army of ants determinedly carry food across the patio. The garden is alive and nature is in full bloom. Of course your mini-assistant wants to help keep the garden growing – so let them go to town on those quiet summer days. The kids will be full of pride, watering the pot plants and seeing them look fresher in an instant. They’ll adore pushing about their own mini-wheelbarrow. Make even the simplest things a summer treat with our gardening collection.
Saturday morning. The hushed sound of whispering children can be heard as you enter the stables. A clear summer’s day, ideal for the kids to enjoy a countryside canter. They all stand together looking incredibly proud and smart. Perfectly plaited pigtails finished off with red ribbon are many a little girl’s choice of hairstyle. The boys are dressed up in tailored riding jackets and boots, so well polished they could almost double as a mirror. Discover more about their love of riding with this inspirational collection.
A cloud of flour covers the kitchen from top to bottom. An abundance of sprinkles seems to have decorated more than just the top of a cake pop. The buttery cake mixture is a sweet and appealing mass that the little ones cannot get enough of. Let them live out their sweetest kitchen imaginings, whilst staying busy with some cookery fun. From baking chocolate indulgences to creating tasty ice-lollies, your master chef won’t be able to resist all the culinary excitement this collection has to offer.
They zoom by. Rush through. Hurriedly up and down the hilly grass. Across bridges. Rocket through tunnels. The sun shines every single day of their summer holidays and they certainly make the most of it. Their wheels transport them to another place; on them they feel invincible. Whether your little adventurers are racing on 2-wheel scooters or riding flashy go-karts, nothing makes their outdoor activities more entertaining than some wheels. Roller-skate into their idea of heaven with this playful collection.
The shrill ring of that familiar bell. Pencils down for the last time. Freedom will be celebrated. School is finally over. The summer is the next adventure for them to embark on, so why not throw them a party they’ll never forget? Laughter and giggles are non-stop as the party gets into full swing. Tepees are played in as colourful pom-poms are thrown in the air. Let your little ones celebrate the beginning of the holidays with this collection for party playtime.
Ah, summer, I love it. I love the heat, the light, the long evenings, the feeling of sun on my skin. Of course this is the UK and we all know that those days are rare, but that's why we have to make the most of them! This collection is inspired by the beautiful British outdoors, by the tantalising thought of al fresco family meals, bike rides, of picnics with friends, camping (in a field or in the back garden) and just being outside in the fresh air and sunshine, making the most of every day.
Forget chalkboards and timetables. Lunch breaks and allocated playtimes are a thing of the past. This is their summer – they define fun from here on in. Inspire a jolly good time with cool wooden games. Retro, but never unloved. The wooden toy is timeless, fun and good-looking. Watch your kids run riot in a wooden tree house or play endless games of diabolo in the garden. This is an anti-tech playtime with lashings of imagination and laughter. No electricity required, just plenty of enthusiasm.
Invested in a serious caravan some months ago. Boys and I aren’t as young as we think. Time to grow up. No more long weekends in Amsterdam. I was thinking Devon this summer, sometime in June. There’s a Michelin-starred pub that’s not too far away. Got a killer cooker too, going to try out my pulled pork buns and homemade barbecue sauce on the lads – they’ll love it with a pint of local ale. Good times really are coming.
Our first ever holiday together was a rainy camping trip in Somerset whilst we were at university; so I’ve decided to surprise her with a sunnier version of it in Cadiz - before I pop the question. We’re “glamping” just a stone’s throw from the beach, I’m thinking breakfasts at sunrise whilst we dream of our future together. Candles and rose petals will decorate our teepee on proposal night. Fingers crossed she says yes.