I’ve recently come across a brand that was new to me: Your Dreamcatcher. The idea behind the company is that they design clothes that are comfortable to wear, but which look great too. Leisurewear is increasingly more popular and I think people enjoy feeling comfortable in their clothes so much that the trend is likely to continue.
Your Dreamcatcher clothing all uses their attractive logo which features a stylised dream catcher. Most of you will probably know that a dream catcher is a hoop which is decorated with feathers and other objects and that it comes from various native american cultures.
I’ve been putting the T-shirt to the test by wearing it to my weekly yoga class to see how comfortable it is. I found it easy to carry out all my poses in the T and liked the fact that it didn’t fall down, when I turned upside down to perform a head stand. So far it’s stood up to washing and ironing well too and looks good despite having gone through the machine a few times. It’s priced at £15.99 and is available in sizes 8 to 16. It’s got a fitted, flattering style and is made from comfortable cotton and elastane.
George Home recently asked me to take a look at their site and it will be no surprise to regular readers that I felt drawn to the kitchen section. As we are in the midst of redoing our kitchen at the moment, it’s very much an area where I am looking for design inspiration and some special touches, so I’ve been putting together my very own kitchen wish list.
For me a kitchen has to have a clock. From a practical perspective, it’s good to be able to time your cooking, for example if baking times are key. But a clock is also a stylish accessory and looks good hung up on the wall. This one from Jones Clocks has a 1950s feel and is based on school clocks from that era. Perfect if you are going for a 50s vibe or want to add a slightly masculine touch to an otherwise feminine kitchen say.
For me, kitchen storage should be pretty enough to be left out on display. Glass containers are top of my list because they look good and you can see what’s inside saving valuable cooking time. I also like these clip lid jars with their pastel coloured tops. Or this heart jar with a screw top lid is very cute and would be perfect for storing smaller quantities. It would be great if you wanted to make a feature of your storage too by putting it on display. Perhaps you could use it to store something pretty like sprinkles.
Being practical doesn’t have to mean that an item lacks in style. This multicoloured chopping board set looks great, but it really helps with food hygiene too because you use a different coloured board for a each food group. A lot of attention to detail has gone into the design of these with their coloured handles to make it easy to pick out the board you require and their sturdy stand to keep them in.
It can be difficult to find the right present can’t it? Sometimes you start early with something in mind, only to find yourself failing to find what you want and settling for something that isn’t quite right in a last-minute rush. This year I’m determined to start a bit earlier and try a bit harder, so I’ve started doing a little browsing already.
Buyahipflask.com have some lovely items available at the moment. I’ve tended to think of hip flasks as being a male gift item, rather than one suitable for giving to women, but seeing this lovely Eiffel Tower hipflask has changed my mind. It’s a very feminine take on the hip flask and would easily slip into a handbag.
I’m also loving this floral stainless steel flask which would look equally lovely on a picnic or to warm you up while you are shivering on the touchline this winter say. It’s a great way to save a little money on buying drinks when you are out and about and it’s much more stylish than carrying round a bottle or can.
There are some stylish looks for men too like this cubic sateen finish pewter flask. It’s got fabulous, clean lines and a simple look that just oozes style.
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