Discover what we’re wearing, watching and doing this month – from easy linen pieces to the perfect beach read.
1.Three wardrobe updates
We think this new-in trio are the perfect midsummer buys: unfussy pieces in loose, airy linen and crepe that offer maximum movement and breathability. We love wearing white every season, but especially in Summer – this romantic maxi dress and fluted linen top will offset bronzed skin beautifully.
2. Five favourites: the warm-weather edition
At the time of writing, temperatures are predicted to reach record heights this weekend – and we plan on spending every moment possible outside. If you haven’t already, carve out time to revamp your wardrobe, sheets, and skincare routine – opt for crisp linen separates, feather-light bed linen and a gentle cleansing balm now and you’ll reap the benefits later.
3. Get the look: faraway shores (at home)
We all sleep better on holiday. We slip, sun-tired, into an easy slumber, our minds free from the worries of our everyday lives back home. While we can’t promise clear skies and ocean views, you can make your bedroom feel like a beachside retreat with a few simple tweaks.
Inspired by the beautiful prints we’ve encountered on our travels, our Flores throw and coordinating Azores bed linen boast soft-grey embroidery and damask-inspired detailing. On balmy evenings, turn off artificial lights and enjoy the gentle flicker of a lantern, like our Moroccan-inspired filigree design, which radiates a soft glow.
4. The culture edit
This month, you’ll mostly find us…
Watching The Handmaid’s Tale. Boxset season may be long over, but we’re firmly planted on the sofa on Sunday evenings (Channel 4, 9pm) for this note-perfect adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s seminal dystopian novel.
Eating English strawberries, every which way. Drizzled in honey, swirled in coconut yoghurt, or straight from the punnet, strawberry season has arrived – snap them up while they’re at their sweetest, juiciest best.
Reading Into the Water, Paula Hawkins’ hotly-anticipated second novel. Following the lives and losses of several generations of women in the small town of Beckford, it’s a slow-burn thriller that’s no less gripping than its predecessor, The Girl On The Train.
5. Chrissie’s pick of the month: June
“Summer wouldn’t be Summer without a straw basket. This one will be just as useful on the beach as back home at the farmers’ market.”
June also sees the launch of The White Sale – there’s no better time to stock up on Summer favourites, from your holiday wardrobe to bedding essentials. Discover more here.