Katie Perry heels to gunpowder gin – the hottest products of the week REVEALED
This week’s style and taste tips come from Laura Mulley
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish gin, £32.35, Asda and thewhiskyexchange.com
The Shed Distillery in Ireland has produced this fine gin, which is distilled in a steam-fired copper pot before being hand-filled, sealed and labelled. Citrus fruits and oriental botanicals such as gunpowder tea and Drumshanbo meadowsweet are included in the process, giving it a smooth, subtle flavour. Enjoy it in its signature serve, with tonic and ice and finished with a wedge of red grapefruit.
UP TO THE MINUTE
Rebel watch, from £179, Calvin Klein (00800 7463 6499, calvinklein.co.uk)
The first of Calvin Klein’s watches to showcase the vision of the brand’s creative director Raf Simons, this style is simple, modern and elegant. The bold stripe down the middle is inspired by the striped trousers seen at Calvin Klein’s SS18 catwalk show in New York, and the rich colours sees the brand move away from metal and pastel shades previously used.
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish gin
Rebel watch, Calvin Klein
HEAD OVER HEELS
Katy Perry The Loretta heeled sandals, £170, Littlewoods (0844 292 1000, littlewoods.com)
Feel fruity this spring with these kooky, kitsch mules from Katy Perry’s range at Littlewoods. With a lemon-wedge outer, striped sole and chunky Perspex heel, they’re perfect for girls who aren’t afraid to have fun with fashion.
Make and Move Mega: Creatures of the Deep by Sato Hisao, £12.98, Laurence King (0207 841 6900, laurenceking.com)
Get your children to create their very own Blue Planet scene with this activity book, which contains everything they’ll need to create 3D paper models of some of the deep’s creatures, from the great white shark to the spider crab.
Katy Perry The Loretta heeled sandals
Make and Move Mega: Creatures of the Deep by Sato Hisao
LET THEM EAT CAKE
Yvonne Ellen set of four cake plates, £40, Amara (0800 587 7645, amara.com)
Serve sandwiches, afternoon tea or dessert on these vintage-style cake plates from designer Yvonne Ellen. They’re made from bone china and finished with gold leaf edges, and each features a detailed animal design.
BAGS OF FLAVOUR
PG Tips Perfect with Dairy-Free teabags, £2.60, Sainsbury’s (0800 636 262, sainsburys.co.uk)
If you drink dairy-free milk but have always found it tastes a bit odd in your usual cuppa, PG Tips’ new teabags might be the answer. They contain specially selected black tea that perfectly complements vegan milks, whether you favour soy, almond, oat or any other alternative.
Yvonne Ellen set of four cake plates
PG Tips Perfect with Dairy-Free teabags
Sunglasses, £315, Roberto Cavalli (robertocavalli.com)
Get a rosy outlook on life with these super chic sunnies by Roberto Cavalli, as seen on their SS18 catwalk. Made from flat laser-cut acetate and with the brand’s snakeskin pattern on the arms, they’ll make every outfit that bit more glamorous.
EAU SO PRETTY
Liberty-print stainless steel bottles, £42 each, S’well (swellbottle.com)
Perfect for spring, S’well bottles have collaborated with Liberty London to produce a collection of four designs featuring some of the iconic brand’s floral prints. When water bottles look this good, you’ll never go back to using plastic ones.
Sunglasses, Roberto Cavalli
Liberty-print stainless steel bottles
Wonderful City Dreams Collection chocolates, £15 for a box of nine, Godiva (godivachocolates.co.uk)
Godiva have created a new collection of chocolates inspired by five iconic cities around the world, filled with interesting flavours and intricately decorated.
Along with a couple of familiar flavours – New York cheesecake and rich hazelnut praline – there are also some more unique combinations: strawberry, violet and white chocolate inspired by London summers, the Japanese citrus fruit yuzu and, from Shanghai, lychee and white chocolate.
Wonderful City Dreams Collection chocolates
Willow bike, Raleigh
Willow bike, £415, Raleigh (01773 532691, raleigh.co.uk)
Classic style bikes have seen a rise in popularity recently, and if you favour that timeless style, the Raleigh’s Willow bike ticks all the boxes.
It features a tan coloured seat and handlebars, a wicker basket and traditional bell, and it’s a comfortable ride too, with a light frame, an upright riding position and wider tyres. It’s available in three shades, including this blush pink.