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Have an EggMag Christmas

25 Nov

EggMag guide to Christmas

Come one, it’s Christmas, we needed to make our gift-guide look nice. Flick through and download our guide EggMag Guide to Christmas.

(NB – you can download the document by clicking on the furthest-to-the-right grey icon, underneath the first page when you hit the link above. It’s the little box with a white  downwards arrow inside.)

‘Tis the season…

12 Jul

EggMag’s fashion editor Zoe Robinson explains how to do nuptials, naturally

The royal wedding may be a distant memory, but for many of us, wedding season is in full swing. For the perfect wedding accessories look no further than the sublime creations of A Alicia who crafts beautiful pieces from vintage, organic and fair trade fabrics.  There is something for everyone, from blue vintage satin garters for the bride (something old, new and blue), stunning and simple fascinators for bridesmaids or wedding guests, and pinholes for the groom and ushers.

Oh, and she also runs workshops too – perfect for some stylish hen afternoon fun (and you get to come away with something beautiful, rather than just a hangover and hazy memories of drunken hen night exploits you’d really rather forget)

If you don’t happen to have any wedding invites this year, and listening to music in a muddy field is more your thing, A Alicia has got festival season covered too with a gorgeous array of colourful pieces that would stylishly accessorise a straw Trilby and wellingtons.

If you’re going to Lovebox next weekend, have a look for A Alicia’s stall where you’ll be lucky enough to get a sneaky peak of her A/W collection which doesn’t launch officially until September.

Tiny Blossoms Boutonniere / Button-hole in fair trade organic cotton £10

Fascinator

Large Camellia with Vintage Net Fascinator in Fairtrade Organic Cotton

Bangle earings

Bangle Earrings in vintage kimono fabric £30

Crow necklace

Crow Necklace in organic fair trade cotton £60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Zoe’s blog here and website here

Dad’s Day ideas

13 Jun

Give your Pops a special thank you with some of these Father’s Day bits n’ pieces.

Folksy 'FanTACHEtic' Father's Day card

THE CARD

Treat the moustached man in your life with this card. (This particularly appealed to us at EggMag of course.) A snip at £2.50, from Folksy.

 

 

Red Ted Art - permanent paintings for Dad

THE PERMANENT PAINTING FOR YOUR BABY DADA

Follow this guide on how to create a real work of art with your littl’un and give your chosen one something to cherish. Or take your pick from many more ideas by our favourite crafty Mum at Red Ted Art.

 

 

Sipsmith Vodka & Gin

THE BIG MAN’S BOOZEY GIFT

A bottle of Sipsmith’s Barley Vodka (£26.25) or London Dry Gin (£27.49) will certainly pep up your Papa’s day. Made in small batches using a unique copper still named Prudence, Sipsmith truly believe in spirit-making as a craft. Find them here.

 

 

 

 

Travel Card HolderTHE SMART TRAVEL ACCESSORY

Aura Que’s super-soft, ethically made and leather goods are a real treat. Snap up one of these travel card holders for your commuting Dad for a reduced price of £10.

 

 

 

The Ride magazineTHE CYCLER’S MAG

Is your old man a bike-aholic? Does he crave a bit of a different spin (sorry) on the usual cycling journalism? If the answer’s yes, The Ride journal might just be for him. This lovely collection of tales and ideas from riders of all walks (or cycles) of life can be found online here for £9.50 including p&p.

 

 

Storm kettleTHE GREAT OUTDOORS GIFT

If he fancies himself as a bit of a Bear Grylls, this storm kettle will be a hit with your Pops. No stove or electricity is needed –  just a bunch of twigs and a match. The small fire inside the kettle heats up the water in the double skin surround in a matter of minutes. Genius! Bag one for £48.50 from Ethical Superstore.