Lately, our Google search has been dominated by all things ‘home’.
From staying-in rituals and TV listings to festive recipes and must-haves interiors, we’re embracing the great indoors (what choice do we have?), donning our best pyjamas, and wholly considering hunkering in for the remainder of 2020.
Here are five things to give you (and your home) a little lift this week.
SHOP THIS Agent Provocateur, Silk-Satin Pyjama Top
Is this the ultimate in elegant loungewear? Agent Provocateur creative director Sarah Shotton draws inspiration from vintage men’s styles to create this pale pink Classic pyjama top, which we consider the perfect sleep option. Crafted from lustrous silk satin with shawl lapels and a monogram-embroidered tie belt defined by black piping it’s super chic. The only way to improve upon the look? To pair it with matching pyjama trousers (priced at £150). Add to cart and instantly elevate your night-time game.
SHOP THIS Tiffany & Co., Airplane charm
Queen Victoria was a fan of a charm bracelet. In fact, it was believed to be so beautiful and popular that it inspired the creation of Tiffany & Co.’s iconic bracelet in 1889. Today, the appetite for charm jewellery is just as strong. Each piece is symbolic, and often sentimental. Express your personal style (and penchant for travel) with this sterling silver airplane charm from Tiffany & Co. Secure your Tiffany charm to a bracelet with a clasping link (sold separately) for wrist wear or detach it and string it around your neck for an alternative look.
ORDER THIS Richard Corrigan's Festive Hamper
Looking for a gift for the gourmand in your life? Richard Corrigan of Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill has created the most extravagant Christmas hamper. From treacle soda bread and seaweed butter to native oysters (oyster knife included), Exmoor caviar with homemade blinis and dressed crab, the luxe hamper is brimming with moreish goodies. High-quality items for the pantry and scrumptious perishables you’ll want to eat as soon as the hamper hits the kitchen counter, no modern-day Christmas celebration is without this festive hoard.
WATCH THIS Farewell Amor
The plot: Esther and Sylvia arrive from Angola to live with Walter, who left his war-torn homeland 17 years ago. Sharing a tiny apartment in Brooklyn, they try to rebuild their lives together and overcome the personal and political differences that developed in their years apart. This three-way character study, directed by Ekwa Msangi, is a sensitive and thought-provoking drama, offering a glimpse into the experiences of New York’s African immigrant population.
COOK WITH THIS Saucy, by Nina Parker
“Want the secret to eating well? Give your food a bit of sauce.” So says London-based chef Nina Parker. Parker, who has cooked for the likes of Stormzy, Russell Brand and Millie Mackintosh, is back in the kitchen whipping up flavour-packed (mostly) vegan and veggie dishes with the help of her latest cookbook, Saucy. The cookbook mimics the author’s own flexitarian diet (with a few fish and meat ideas thrown in for good measure) focusing on quick, fuss-free, healthy recipes brought to life by delicious sauces, dressings, and marinades. It’s time to vamp up your mealtimes.