going green

This vibrant dress is perfect for hot summer days – team with your comfiest sandals and layer up on gold jewels (£60, riverisland.com).

Turn it up

Laura Mvula’s new album Pink Noise – out 2 July – melds electro pop with lyrics she describes as “honest and unapologetic” (on vinyl for £19.99, roughtrade.com).


Kopari Beauty’s plant-based Beach Deodorant uses coconut extracts to protect and care for even the most sensitive of underarms (£13, cultbeauty.co.uk).

Big noise

Created by Quaglio Simonelli for Lexon, this mini wireless speaker is all you need for easy listening, plus it can be personalised too (£29, notanotherbill.com).

Beauty spot

An investment for your outdoor space, this folding garden chair is a collaboration between Business & Pleasure Co and Slowdown Studio featuring Uruguayan artist Maite Garcia (£225, anartfullife.co.uk).

Miracle worker

Designed by women for women, Ovira’s Noha uses pulse therapy to treat period pain without the need for paracetamol (£99, ovira.co.uk).

Cheers to that

Gimber is organic ginger concentrate with lemon, herbs and spices. Just mix with sparkling water for a delicious alcohol-free aperitif (£32.50, uk.gimber.com).

home comforts

The endless chat around staycations has made us want to rethink our bedrooms – a good place to start is with Bedfolk’s tactile linen cotton throws in Ink (£99, bedfolk.com).


TikTok ‘skinfluencer’ Hyram Yarbro has launched his own brand, Selfless by Hyram, and not only is this Retinol & Rainbow Algae Repair Serum perfect for beginners, but every purchase helps fight climate change (£28, uk.selflessbyhyram.com).

Store cupboard saviours

Fiid’s new menu of plant-based meals are excellent for when you need something quick and tasty. We’re particularly big fans of the Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry (£20.73 for six meals, eatfiid.com).


Comfy and stylish, the dad sandal is still reigning supreme this summer – try these now and love them forever (£100, Suicoke at browsnfashion.com).

get the message

Send some good vibes with I Am Roxanne’s excellent plant-conscious cards, mantra notes and posters (card £3.50, iamroxanne.co.uk).

Smart buys

Plonk’s insulated stainless-steel wine bottles keep your rosé and white beautifully chilled all day long (£35 each, thedrop.stylist.co.uk).


Made from leftover fabric, this adjustable cotton face covering will add a pop of colour to your look (£20, Tandi Fashion at akojomarket.com).

Essential experiences

Comprising essays by Black Britons, Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices On Racism features actor and writer Kwame Kwei-Armah, journalist Nadine White, MPs David Lammy and Dawn Butler, and more (£20, uk.bookshop.org).

Claws off

Off for the weekend? Don’t go anywhere without Donna Wilson’s hard-wearing bear wash bag (£20, donnawilson.com).


Holifrog Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash sloughs away dull, dead skin for an instantly brighter complexion – plus it will soothe adult acne and work to reduce breakouts, too (£35, contentbeautywellbeing.com).

Eat the rainbow

Sweet Tree by Browns has celebrated Pride Month by creating some stunning rainbow explosion chocolate bars with 10% of each sale going to Stonewall (from £10, sweettreebybrowns.co.uk).

Love eyes

How much do we heart Summerill & Bishop’s handblown in Italy Mood tumblers? A bit too much is the answer (£55, summerillandbishop.com).

leisure LUXE

With lounging still one of our main hobbies right now, do it in style with these cute PJs from Siân Esther (£95, sianesther.co.uk).


Herlum’s Comfortable Silence candle blends sandalwood and black pepper. Light it at the end of a long day for maximum relaxation (£42, libertylondon.com).


Check out Bea Bongiasca’s cool jewels – this enamel and crystal ring will add a little zest to your jewellery collection (£395, net-a-porter.com).


Fancy switching up your hair colour for summer? Josh Wood’s Peach Blush Glaze is a deep conditioner-cum-semi permanent colour designed to inject a bit of fun into blonde hair (£19, joshwoodcolour.com).

Clever thing

Closca’s Pearl Coral Loop Helmet not only looks magnificent but can be flattened to fit in your bag. Mind blown (£65, fashercise.com).


This Straw Basket Company bag will fast become your summer go-to whatever the occasion (£65, thedrop.stylist.co.uk).


Make-up maestro Pat McGrath has finally ventured into the world of blush – and her nine-shade collection of densely pigmented, silky soft powders does not disappoint (£30, selfridges.com).

flower power

A lockdown project that went big, these cool hand-embroided socks have shot to the top of our wish list (£30, Hannahsgarms at koibird.com).

give a wave

This large and beautiful Lola & Mawu Bonita Bolga fan is handwoven by the artisans in the Bolgatanga area in Northern Ghana (£32.99, akojomarket.com).


If you’re new to CBD, Orlo Health recommends using its mint-infused oil as a natural pain-relief solution – a few drops under your tongue should help soothe aches and pains (£35, orlo.health).

All in one

For camping trips and outdoor adventures, this Festival In A Bag rucksack comes with a two-person tent, a sleeping bag, a camping mat and a water bottle (£129, festivalinabag.co.uk).