Mother’s Day Gifts Guide 2020 ! Segment 2 ! Mum is always practical in her personal signalling, always there for us, always encouraging… Happy Mother’s Day !

The HeatBank® 9s rechargeable hand warmer keeps you warm from the office to the woods. The convenient power bank features champagne, black and silver models and recharges your USB compatible […]

The HeatBank® 9s rechargeable hand warmer keeps you warm from the office to the woods. The convenient power bank features champagne, black and silver models and recharges your USB compatible device, so you can stay connected while enjoying the outdoors. www.zippo.com

Benq Portable LED Projector

§ Not only does it look slick (and dare I say sexy!), it is splash-proof, drop-proof and has a convenient 15° tilt hinge designed for outdoor use! So not only great for at home use, users can take it out and about with them, on holiday etc.

§ It has a wireless casting, is HDMI, and has USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports for multi-connectivity. Plus it has a portable Bluetooth speaker & built-in Aptoide TV Market for downloading apps.

You can control the GS2 projector with your smart phone as it is embedded with a smart control app
You can project things from your smartphone (iOS & Android) and laptop (Windows, Chrome & MacOS) wirelessly.
You can connect the GS2 to game consoles such as Switch, PS4 and Xbox.
It can be used as a Bluetooth speaker.
There are 3 ways to transmit audio and video content via GS2 wireless projection: WLAN mode, GS2- hotspot mode, mobile hotspot mode.
The content you can run through the device includes:
1. Photos, videos, and music files on your mobile phone.

2. Webpages

3. Youtube

4. Music Apps (e.g. Spotify)

5. Microsoft Office and email apps

6. Netflix

It is on sale for £539 and would a great present for mother’s day! More info here: www.benq.eu/en-uk/projector/portable/gs2.html

The Mothers Day gift she will treasure forever & pass down for generations – With greater numbers of people choosing to work from home and move out of London, Broadway Bespoke Kitchens has revealed people are now investing more into their properties, especially investing in a new kitchen.

According to hso.co.uk, 50% of the UK workforce will have decided to work remotely by the end of 2020. Thanks to changing attitudes and constantly improving network capabilities, this number is expected to continue increasing over the next 3 years. Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveals that the number of UK workers working remotely has increased by nearly a quarter of a million over the decade. This has recently risen due to the ‘coronavirus’ outbreak, which has encouraged more people than ever to work from home.

One way people are choosing to increase the equity of their homes is to add a bespoke kitchen island. A bespoke kitchen and/or kitchen island is the perfect gift to give your mother she will never forget. Broadway kitchens plans, designs, manufacture and builds world-class modern, shaker, traditional, fusion, Edwardian and German-style kitchens and kitchen islands that are timeless and last decades. Meaning, that her new kitchen island can be passed down generations, and contribute to increasing the value of her home every 8-10 years according to UK property stats. Broadway kitchens can plan, design, manufacture and build her dream luxury kitchen. It will be the perfect gift she will never forget and treasure forever.

Pop into one of Broadway’s beautiful showrooms in Essex or The Midlands or request for a free brochure that can be shipped directly to her home: www.broadwaybespokekitchens.com

MAKEUP WEAPONS ACCEPTED INTO PETA’S BEAUTY WITHOUT BUNNIES

At just 29, there is no stopping Australia’s award-winning make-up artist and total girl boss, Sheri Vegas with her luxe makeup brand, MakeUp Weapons, recently accepted into PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, certifying the range as cruelty-free and vegan friendly.

Her MakeUp Weapons range of 14 multi-functional and makeup artist quality brushes, brow balm, diamonte-encrusted lash curler, brush cleansing bar and bio glitters have also been given the tick of approval from Four Paws Australia, accepting the brand into the international Fur Free Retailer Program.

Earlier, Sheri was named Best Independent Business Thinker of the Year and MakeUp Weapons was awarded Best Independent Beauty Brand in the Australian Make Up Industry Awards.

And she’s not stopping there – with a game-changing cosmetic product to be released in 2020.

MakeUp Weapons has become the go to for professional make-up artists and a cult must-have for beauty lovers.

Each of the 14 multi-functional and hand-crafted

makeup artist quality brushes have been expertly designed and developed by leading Australian makeup artist and beauty therapist, SheriVegas.

100% cruelty-free and made from quality durable synthetics with a nylon and Taklon blend, each brush has been hand-crafted by makeup brush artisans and are suitable for use with cream, liquid and powder.

Each MakeUp Weapon brush is available individually or in a variety of sets including MakeUp Weapons Essentials Base Set), MakeUp Weapons Essentials Eye Set , MakeUp Weapons Essentials Set , MakeUp Weapons Essentials Set with Lash Curler and MakeUp Weapons Luxe Set

To support all the fabulous Intouch Rugby supporters use the code “mum” to receive 25% off for Mothers Day. We will also include a FREE gift and gift wrapping if needed. I hope you love our products as much as the worlds top makeup artists do. Happy Mothers Day Sheri x

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Clean beauty skincare made in Australia with Kakadu Plum, Lilly Pilly and Jojoba Oil. Vegan, Toxin and Cruelty Free.

Kadee Botanicals is an Australian clean beauty skincare brand with a philosophy of Beauty without Harm. Their products are free of harmful ingredients like parabens, sulphates, artificial colours, artificial fragrances or petrochemicals. Vegan and cruelty free, they use powerful Australian plants in their formulations and use amber glass jar packaging that is recyclable.
No harm to planet, people or animals.
Made by a scientist, Kadee Botanicals formulations contain Australian Kakadu Plum, Lilly Pilly and Jojoba Oil.
Kakadu Plum, grown in remote regions of Australia, contains the highest source of Vitamin C of any plant. A safer alternative to retinols, the vitamin C from Kakadu Plum provides your skin a jolt of antioxidants, waking up the production of collagen used to plump fine lines and wrinkles, help fade age spots and hyperpigmentation.
Lilly Pilly, an anti-inflammatory, helps brighten the skin, improve skin elasticity and protect against the adverse affects of UVB radiation.
The natural moisturising properties of Jojoba Oil, high in Vitamin A, assists skin cell regeneration keeping the skin healthy. Vitamin D and E, found in Jojoba, aids in the hydration of the skin, nourishing it and fighting the aging process.
All three are found in the Kadee Botanicals Luxury Facial Skincare Pack containing:
Kadee Botanicals Hydrating Day & Night Cream
Kadee Botanicals Eye Cream
Imagine a skincare routine that promotes a sense of wellbeing while holding back the aging process and restoring plump youthful skin. Where you don’t have to worry about hidden filler ingredients, toxic chemicals or harming animals.
With a relaxing Australian botanical scent, the Kadee Botanicals Hydrating Day & Night Cream with Organic Rosehip Oil, Kakadu Plum, Lilly Pilly and Jojoba Oil does just that.
It’s light enough to use under makeup in the morning and restore vitamins and antioxidants to your skin at night while you sleep.
The Kadee Botanicals Eye Cream, made with Cucumber Oil, Kakadu Plum, Lilly Pilly and Jojoba Oil, is the secret to that well rested look sleep deprived mothers and night owls use.
Brighten those dark shadows around your eyes with the highest source of Vitamin C, Kakadu Plum, and fade those fine lines with Jojoba Oil. Keep cool with Cucumber Oil and fight aging with the antioxidant rich Lilly Pilly.

Budeful Ltd
The Molls Cynthia Cushions

From The Molls range, our cushion has a ‘Flirty’ design, based on the actress Joan Bennet.
The washing instructions for the cushions are turn inside-out before washing, max. wash 30 degrees C, do not use bleaching agents or tumble dry. The print can be ironed with a hot iron up to 200 degrees C.
Designed and manufactured in the U.K
See more at :- www.budeful.com/shop/cynthiacushionpad/
Price: £25.99

NEXTBASE LAUNCHES NEW ENTRY LEVEL 122 DASH CAM

Part of Nextbase’s new revolutionary ‘Series 2’ Dash Cam range
122 comes with Powered Magnetic Click & Go mount
Features a 2” high resolution screen and a five-layer glass lens that provides unbeatable footage quality
Free cloud storage for your videos on the MyNextbase Connect app

Nextbase, the UK’s leading and award-winning Dash Cam manufacturer, is continuing to break new ground in the Dash Cam industry with the launch of its Series 2 collection, starting with the 122.

This entry-level product, with an RRP of £49, is just one of the next steps Nextbase is taking in its continuing reign of the Dash Cam market. Compared to its predecessor, this model is 35% smaller, making it less intrusive on the windscreen when you’re driving. A ground-breaking new Powered Magnetic Click & Go mount allows users to quickly and easily remove the Dash Cam, saving time fixing the camera to its mount on every journey, as well as removing the need for a wired link between the mount and Dash Cam.

The 122 also has a five layered glass lens with a 120 degree angle, providing crystal clear image quality for the improved 720p HD-quality videos, which can be viewed on an ultra-clear 2” LED colour screen.

Alongside these, the 122 has an intelligent parking mode and highly precise G sensor, making it the perfect addition to any road user’s car. younger or new driver’s car. The inclusion of a Dash Cam in these drivers’ cars could help combat the high insurance premiums they are often saddled with simply because they are younger or new drivers.

Increasingly, motorists are using footage to prove that they weren’t at fault during accidents. Insurers are also recognising the benefits, with 41 of the UK’s major insurers now accepting** in car camera dash cam footage as part of an insurance claim.

Furthermore, there are immediate financial benefits for motorists using a dash cam. SureThing! offer a 25% discount*** on motor premiums for motorists using a Nextbase dash cam.

The Nextbase 122 is available at £X from UK Halfords stores, or online. Halfords also offer a WeFit service, where they fit your dashcam into your car for you.

Specifications:
120 degree wide angle view with 720p High Definition recording at 30fps
35% smaller than predecessor
Ultra clear 2” LED display for ease of playback and menu selection
Exclusive new Click&Go PRO Powered Magnetic car mount
Inbuilt G sensor to detect accidents and automatically save video files
Supports SDHC Micro SD cards up to 32GB
Free cloud video storage on mynextbase.com to store your footage
Intelligent parking mode included, which records any bump or physical movement on the car when it is left unattended
Easy to install with 4m 12-24v power cable and Click&Go window mount included

The Camden Watch Company (www.CamdenWatchCompany.com), an independent British brand based in the heart of Camden founded by wife and husband team Anneke Short and Jerome Robert, has a great choice of watches to give mum the perfect gift – something to remind her of you all the time.

The Camden Watch Company No.27 Grey and Rose Gold

£108

www.camdenwatchcompany.com

ROSE GOLD CASE WITH ROSE GOLD DIAL AND GREY LEATHER STRAP.

The No.27 is a modern reworking of the classic vintage dials found on Victorian floor clocks and pocket watches. The Roman numerals have been slimmed down and refined, and the added addition of triangular studs evoke the rivets used in the railways on bridges, tracks and trains.

Case size: ø 37 mm

Case depth: 8.4 mm

Case Material: Stainless Steel (PVD Rose Gold Plated)

Strap type: Genuine Leather

Water resistance: 50 metres

The Camden Watch Company No. 24 Black and Rose Gold

£79

www.camdenwatchcompany.com

ROSE GOLD CASE WITH BLACK DIAL AND BLACK LEATHER STRAP.

The No.24 is designed to be worn on its own or mixed with bracelets & bangles. It is named after bus route 24 which is London’s oldest unchanged bus route and runs through Camden Town. The minutes are designed in what is known as a ‘train-track’, a fitting reminder of Camden’s industrial past.

Case size: ø 27 mm

Case depth: 8.4 mm

Case Material: Stainless Steel, PVD Rose Gold Plated

Strap type: Genuine Leather

Water resistance: 50 metres

Crafted from 100% Mongolian cashmere, this stunning pashmina has a silky smooth texture and is a versatile addition to any stylish mom’s wardrobe.

Perfect for throwing over a lightweight dress, draping over the shoulders at a summer wedding, or having on hand at a garden party, this sophisticated ladies scarf makes the perfect versatile gift.

You can truly feel the quality of this delicate cashmere stole, and the best part is that each piece purchased from the N.Peal website comes beautifully gift-wrapped. Featured as part of the brands refreshing SS20 collection, N.Peal are known for their high quality cashmere pieces that last a lifetime – Kate Middleton, Marilyn Monroe and Daniel Craig have all been wearers of the brand.

Lovingly crafted to blend seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe, it’s the perfect way to capture a effortless quintessentially British style!

Sanex Dermo Micellar Gels

Have a spa day at home with Sanex’s range of Dermo Micellar Gels. These gels are formulated to capture impurities while maintaining skin’s natural barrier, leaving it purified, hydrated & naturally protected. Available in 3 different variants.

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Let you mum relax with the Sanex Dermo Micellar Soothing Gel. This micellar shower gel, for body and face, is enriched with emollient and omega 3 to comfort and rebalance skin from head to toe. Available to purchase at Tesco for £4.00

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For mums with sensitive skin, the Sanex Dermo Micellar Hypoallergenic Gel. This cleansing gel for face & body, frees skin from oil & impurities. Dermatologically tested for combination skin, it has been formulated to capture impurities while maintaining skin’s natural barrier, leaving it purified & hydrated.

Available to purchase at Tesco for £4.00

Palmolive Japanese Garden Shower Gel has a light and subtle fragrance of cherry blossoms and a creamy moisturising formula, which will leave your skin feeling wonderfully soft and heavenly scented – perfect after a good work-out.

Available to purchase at Superdrug for £3.99.

Whisk you mum away to a far flung destination with Palmolive Pure Coconut Shower Gel, crafted with a limited number of carefully selected ingredients. Contains coconut and glycerine, a moisturiser of natural origin for a gentle cleansing shower with a beautiful fragrance. Due to the natural ageing process, the formula can turn light yellow with time.

Limited number of carefully selected ingredients, Contains coconut and glycerine, a moisturiser of natural origin, 90% natural origin, 96% biodegradable formula, Vegan.

Available to purchase from Ocado for £2.99.

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Raise the bar this Mother’s Day with these beautiful alcoholic gifts.

Barentsz Mandarin & Jasmine Gin

Barentsz Mandarin & Jasmine Gin is infused with exotic jasmine flowers and natural mandarin peel for a distinctively smooth and fresh taste. Jasmine is the symbol of love, romance and beauty and mandarins represent good fortune so all in all your Mum will feel well and truly loved.

Barentsz Mandarin & Jasmine Gin is gluten free, sugar free and vegan with no artificial sweeteners.

RRP: £38.00 for 70cl in a luxury gift carton. ABV: 40%
Available from: www.barentszgin.com and masterofmalt.com

Kokoro Cherry Blossom Gin Liqueur

Kokoro Cherry Blossom Liqueur is a British gin liqueur with a Japanese heart. Kokoro means ‘heart’ in Japanese, whilst Cherry Blossom is a symbol of elegance therefore this is the perfect gift to show your mum how much you care. The bottle features Japanese writing, known as Kanji, taken from Hanakotoba, the Japanese language of flowers. Cherry Blossom, or Sakura in Japanese, has a uniquely floral flavour and the softest hint of sweet cherry.

RRP: £20.50 for 50cl. ABV: 20%
Available from: kokorogin.com and John Lewis

Union Rum Lemon & Leaf

If gin is not your mum’s thing, then why not treat her to a bottle of Union Rum Lemon & Leaf? Union Rum Lemon & Leaf is the world’s first botanical white rum and is made from lemons grown along the Amalfi coast and the finest blue eucalyptus leaves. When combined with Sri Lankan black tea, the agricole-style rum from Mauritius has distinctive grassy citrus notes which produce a light and minty union with a complex spicy finish.

RRP: £29.95 for 70cl. ABV: 38%
Available from: Spirited-Union.com, Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange

Cotswolds Dry Gin

Cotswolds Dry Gin is distilled with a blend of carefully-considered botanicals including freshly hand-peeled grapefruit and lime and local Cotswolds lavender. Cotswolds Dry Gin is non-chill filtered meaning the oils are retained in the gin, causing a pearlescent cloud to appear when mixed with ice or tonic. Cotswolds Dry Gin is best served with tonic, a slice of fresh grapefruit and a bay leaf to create The Cloudy G&T.

RRP: £34.95 for 70cl
Available from: Cotswoldsdistillery.com, Waitrose, Majestic, Oddbins, Laithwaites, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason.

Gin 1689 – The Queen Mary Edition

Gin 1689 – The Queen Mary edition is based on an original 300-year-old recipe from the time of King William III of England and Queen Mary II, found in the archives of the British Library. Gin 1689 – The Queen Mary is a classic juniper style spirit with botanicals such as dried quince and pippin (apple), lemon and orange peel, nutmeg, aniseed and clove. The addition of strawberries and raspberries gives this first Dutch Pink Gin a pink hue and a red fruity nose. Treat your mum like a Queen this Mother’s Day with this 100% sugar-free pink gin which comes in a distinctive royal red bottle with luxurious gold lettering.

RRP: £37.95 for 70cl. ABV: 38.5%
Available from: Master of Malt and Amathus Drinks

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

Treat your mum like royalty this Mother’s Day with Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin. Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is a triple-distilled spirit, handcrafted in a traditional copper pot still in small batches at one of India’s oldest distilleries, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The use of botanicals is a time-honoured tradition in India. Jaisalmer has 11 botanicals, 7 of which are sourced from the four corners of India.

RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 43%
Available from: The Whisky Exchange, Drinks Supermarket and Master of Malt

Pinkster Gin

If your mum loves all things pink, what better gift than Pinkster Gin? Pinkster Gin is made from ‘ real raspberries that grow on bushes’ and makes for a refreshingly different G&T when served with raspberries and a sprig of mint. With no added sugar, Pinkster Gin is much less sweet than other pink gins.

RRP: £35.00 for 70cl. ABV: 37.5%
Available from: pinkstergin.com and Amazon

Pinkster Gin Jam Cocktail Mix

Pinkster has a strong sustainability agenda and make sure every last ounce of raspberry is used and not wasted. Pinkster have recently launched two new cocktail mixes in two flavours, Winter Cocktail Mix and Gin Jam which are both made from re-cycled raspberries leftover from making Pinkster Gin.

RRP: £10 for 50cl. ABV: 2.5%
Available from: pinkstergin.com

Nectvs Launches in time for Mother’s Day

The perfect gift for a mother who has everything. Newly launched Nectvs from True British Spirit brings you a luxurious thoroughbred spirit for a truly discerning drinker.

Nectvs is created from fruits grown and hand-picked from the Bardsley estate in the Garden of England. These beautifully mellow fruits have been pressed and distilled before being united with pure juice drawn from the same crop to enliven a distinctly natural flavour.

Nectvs makes an exquisite gift presented in a luxurious tactile magnetic soft close presentation box.

Enjoy these spirits after dinner as a digestif, over ice or with tonic or other mixers to create a refreshing long drink.

Nectvs Apricot Spirit 34% ABV 50cl (£90)

Apricot Spirit is like a British day in springtime with bursts of sweetness perfectly balanced by zesty citrus. The aromas of this refreshing spirit combine notes of heather and almond.

Nectvs Plum Spirit 43% ABV 50cl (£90)

The richness of the autumnal palette gives way to a comforting whisper of spicy cinnamon. The deep flavour is born of hand-picked single-estate plums that are grown, harvested, and distilled right here in England.

“At True British Spirit, the aim is to ensure no fruit is left behind. The company use only fruits that are grown in the grounds of its estate, benefiting from generations of experience, handled with care and harvested with the environment in mind.” Comments Ben?/Georgia? Bardsley, Founder of Nectvs?.

www.truebritishspirit.com @truebritishspirit

Have an unforgettable Mother’s Day this year with one of IHG Hotels & Resorts newest hotel brands, voco™. With research showing that mums across the UK get less than an hour to themselves each day, we have rounded up bespoke packages across some of our voco properties so guests can spend extra time with loved ones.


voco® Oxford Spires, Oxford

This Mother’s Day, explore the beautiful city of Oxford with a visit to voco® Oxford Spires. The hotel has two bespoke offerings to celebrate mums across the nation.

The Mother’s Day Love package:

Includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
A luxurious Cream Tea for two
Complimentary late check out at 12pm
All from only £160 per double occupancy room

Mother’s Day Lunch:

Offers a 3-course carvery lunch, served in the Deacons Restaurant
The lunch costs £23.96 per adult
Children under 12 years costing only £11.95
Children aged under 4 eating for free

voco® Oxford Thames, Oxford

voco® Oxford Thames is located in 30 acres of beautiful parkland and on the banks of the River Thames. Here mum’s can enjoy a relaxing walk with the whole family post the hotel’s delicious afternoon tea package.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea:

Offering a glass of fizz on arrival
Delicious afternoon tea inspired by local food
Costs £25 per adult
£12.50 per child
Children aged 4 years or under eating for free

voco® Reading

Escape the hustle and bustle of London by visiting voco® Reading. Explore the historic town and admire the beautiful buildings which belong to some of the greatest Victorian architects. Experience the bold, contemporary and inviting interiors of the hotel making it a charming choice for a weekend away. Mum’s will be spoilt with voco® Reading’s luxurious afternoon tea.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea:

Served in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Cilantro
Costs only £19.95 per person

To book a stay at any of voco’s properties, please visit www.vocohotels.com

Snowdonia Cheese Company – perfect for foodie mums.

£5-£10

1. Boxed Duo: The Snowdonia Cheese Company Black Bomber& Red Storm Gift Set

RRP £9.30

£10-£20

2. Boxed Trio: Snowdonia Cheese Company Black Bomber, Red Storm & Beechwood Gift Pack

RRP £13.60

Escape to the Cotswolds with Cotswolds Distillery this Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March


Spoil your mother this Mother’s Day (Sunday 22nd March) with a visit to the award-winning Cotswolds Distillery. Escape to the glorious English countryside and enjoy one of Cotswolds Distillery’s experiences…

Tour and Tasting Experience

This 90-minute experience includes a guided tour of the Distillery including the production areas and warehouses. The tour concludes in the Distillery’s stylish tasting room where you will have the chance to sample their range of spirits. The Tour and Tasting experience costs £15 per person. Book your tour here.

The Cotswolds Gin or Whisky Blending Masterclass

If your loved one deserves an extra-special present, why not treat them to a Gin or Whisky Blending Masterclass. Beginning with a Cotswolds Cloudy G&T or whisky Highball on arrival, you will then be taken on a guided tour of the Distillery before having the chance to blend your own gin or whisky and create a Martini or whisky cocktail. You will leave with 2 x bespoke 20cl bottles of your own gin or whisky and 1 x 20cl bottle of Cotswolds Dry Gin or Single Malt Whisky, depending on which masterclass you choose. Both the Whisky and Gin Blending Masterclasses are £100 per person and take place on specific dates. Book your experience here.

If you can’t make it to the Cotswolds, why not surprise your mum with one of these stunning gifts:

Cotswolds Dry Gin

From £34.95 for 70cl (46% ABV). Available from cotswoldsdistillery.com, Waitrose, Majestic, Oddbins, Laithwaites, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason.

Also available in 5cl, Magnum and Double Magnum sizes from cotswoldsdistillery.com.

Cotswolds Dry Gin is a delectable blend of nine carefully-considered botanicals, including lavender from the Cotswolds and freshly-peeled pink grapefruit and lime zest. Cotswolds Distillery use over 10 times the amount of botanicals and do not chill filter the gin, which causes a beautiful pearlescent cloud to appear when ice or tonic is added, known as The Cloudy G&T.

Cotswolds Distillery Trio Gift Set

From £44.95 for 3x 20cl. Available from cotswoldsdistillery.com.

Cotswold’s Distillery’s trio gift pack is the perfect gift for the spirits drinker in your life. The trio pack comes with three 20cl bottles of their signature Dry Gin (46% ABV), Single Malt Whisky (46% ABV) and Cream liqueur, made with fresh Irish cream (17% ABV).

Cotswolds Distillery Miniature Gin Gift Set

From £16.95 for 3x 50ml. Available from cotswoldsdistillery.com.

The perfect gift for the gin-lover in your life. Cotswolds gin trio pack comes with three 50ml bottles of their signature gins: Cotswolds Dry Gin (46% ABV), Cotswolds Ginger Gin (46% ABV), and Cotswolds Old Tom Gin (42% ABV).

Enjoy £5 off all orders over £20 with code ‘MOTHERSDAY’ when purchasing from cotswoldsdistillery.co.uk

FIND THE PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT AT ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL STATION

The station’s premium retailers provide visitors and commuters alike with an array of gifts to help show love for Mother’s Day

Visitors to St Pancras International Station can delight mothers with exclusive gifts from the premium shopping destination. With plenty of retailers under one iconic roof, St Pancras provides endless options for those wishing to spoil the main woman in their life.

Mother’s Day Gifts & Experiences

Kate Spade

From 8th until 22nd March, any purchases of £200 or over will receive a complimentary gift of a face roller and eye mask designed with their falling flower seasonal print. Exclusive for a limited time only!

Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston love grand gestures, but sometimes it really is the little things that count – especially when it comes to the women that made us. Whether you gift her a chic new tote or upgrade her makeup bag, ‘The Little Things’ is our way of saying thank you Mum for being a brilliant friend and confidante, and for all the delicious dinners, lifts and homework support when we were young.

Jo Malone London

The new limited-edition collection offers a fresh perspective on iconic English Lavender, which is perfect for Mother’s Day. Choose from 3 different colognes that are all available in 30ml decorative bottles.

Aspinal of London

Aspinal of London has taken inspiration from the capital’s most enigmatic era, the sixties, a style-defining decade that rebelled against every sartorial rule giving rise to a spirit of freedom and creativity. Treat mum to a bag, purse or accessory that embodies this mood!

John Lewis & Partners

Mother’s Day gifts include Stoneglow candles, Katie Loxton pouches, Find Keep Give vases and their new range of makeup bag collection.

Fortnum & Mason

Celebrate this Mother’s Day with a new speciality blend of black tea with delicate rose and bergamot.

Combining the fragrant tones of Earl Grey with the sweet scent of rose. Alternatively, treat mum to a Mother’s Day hamper filled to the brim with an abundance of Fortnum’s goodies, from delicately aromatic teas to our delicious biscuits and delectable jars of preserves and marmalades.

St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys

This year, St Pancras by Searcys created the ultimate Mother’s Day feast for you, your Mum and the rest of the family to enjoy in the Brasserie on Sunday, 22nd March. Enjoy a delicious three-course menu with an option including a glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne.

What could be sweeter than chocolate for Mothers Day?


There’s not much that a little chocolate can’t solve, right? History has it that people have been delighting in the joys of the humble cocoa bean since 450BC… no surprises there!
But not all chocolates are created equally…

This is something that Chocolates Valor knows all about. The premium Spanish chocolate brand has been pleasuring palates since 1881, and now, it’s finally available in South Africa. Chocolate connoisseurs rejoice!

Its authentic and original bean-to-bar production process guarantees the highest quality chocolate, made using the finest raw ingredients, sourced exclusively from world-renowned cocoa-producing regions of Ecuador and Ghana. Chocolates Valor is more than just a brand – it is one of Europe’s oldest and most acclaimed chocolatiers.

Grounded in a history that spans more than 13 decades and involves a family of skilled chocolatiers, the story of Chocolates Valor is about a passion for this unique product. Valeriano López Lloret founded the brand in 1881 and gave the company its name and personality, and today it is in the hands of his great-grandson Pedró López López, who has grown the brand to become an internationally renowned industry leader.

Its more traditional Premium chocolate bar range, loved the world over, includes favourites like Valor 70% Dark Sugar-Free Chocolate, Valor 85% Dark Sugar-Free Chocolate and Valor Creamy Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut with no added sugar.

The brand also offers no-sugar-added and lactose-free chocolate varieties – all of the flavour, none of the guilt. Natural sweetener, Stevia, is perfectly combined with the finest cocoa beans in the world, for the 0% Sugar Added bars, making them ideal for anyone who cannot consume sugar or for those who are watching their diet. But there is no compromise on taste! All the products from the 0% Sugar Added range have the same flavour and aroma as traditional Valor chocolates.

Ready to sample real-deal Chocolates Valor for yourself?

The Chocolates Valor range will launch nationally through Dis-Chem, as well as several regions within the Checkers and Spar groups.

About Chocolates Valor:
With almost 140 years dedicated to making high-quality chocolate in Spain, Chocolates Valor is now in its fifth generation of family ownership. Offering a wide range of products to satisfy the most particular palates – from the most traditional to the more innovative – quality is key and each bar is produced using the brand’s authentic mix of quality cocoa beans.

Annabelle Minerals – (www.annabelleminerals.com/en_gb/)


Annabelle Minerals brand was established out of love. Out of love for health, beauty, nature and women to themselves. We believe every woman have the beauty inside and her conscious choices determine if and how it is going to be externalize.

An Olympic year, but no medals for diversity in sports’ boardrooms

Inaugural everywoman in Sports Industry Awards launches to escalate female representation

9 March 2020: With all eyes on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, there are no medals for diversity in the business of sport with women gravely under-represented at executive level. In a bid to address this, everywoman – the global platform for women in business – today announces the launch of the inaugural everywoman in Sports Industry Awards.

The awards seek to identify women working in businesses that are the backbone of the sports industry – from manufacturers of sports clothing and equipment and sports tech companies to those working in senior roles within sports clubs and providing services to sport professionals. By celebrating their achievements and sharing their career stories, the awards will create a generation of role models to inspire future talent and business success.

British sport is an economic powerhouse, generating an estimated annual revenue of over £28 billion. Despite a growing workforce of close to 900,000, women remain woefully under-represented in the boardroom. Just 8% of board members at professional English sports clubs are female with over half of all professional sports clubs in England without any female representation on their boards*.

Awards patron, Judy Murray, herself a pioneer in professional sport, is patron of the programme and has felt first-hand the challenges of being a woman in professional sport. She comments: “There is a shortage of female representation in key decision-making positions within sport, but it’s not just about men withholding access. There is a deep social conditioning that has led to women being less assertive, less confident and less likely to take risks. If we have more women in the industry, I think we will retain girls in sport for longer.”

Over 20 years, everywoman has created thousands of female role models and inspired generations of future leaders through its industry specific awards programmes. Research shows that when women have access to female role models in business, they are more engaged with their organisations and more likely to advance further into senior positions.**

Nominations are invited for the 2020 everywoman in Sports Industry Awards categories as follows:

Special Recognition Awards

Grassroots Inspiration Award: Awarded to an individual who has had a significant impact in driving female participation in sport at a grassroots level. This could be a coach / trainer or someone who works in a voluntary capacity to increase participation in sport.
Campaign of the Year: Awarded to an agency or company that has delivered a standout campaign elevating the profile of women/girls in sport in the UK.

Male Advocate of Change: Awarded to a man who is actively committed to advocating for greater gender representation in his company and/or the wider sports industry.

Category Awards

For each category, there will be a ‘Rising Star’ and a ‘Leader Award’ (excluding the Campaign of the Year and Male Agent of Change Awards where there will only be one winner per category):

Rising Star – Awarded to a woman under 30 who is excelling in her career and making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

Leader – Celebrates women working in a managerial/director/leadership capacity in an organisation who is an inspirational role model for women looking to pursue a career in the sport industry.

Technology & Innovation: This is awarded to a woman who is furthering tech and innovation within the industry, working either within a sports tech company/start up or within a tech/product development/innovation related role within the sports industry.

Sports Brand: Awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role within a sports apparel, sports equipment or sports nutrition brand.

Health and Wellbeing: Awarded to a woman either within or outside the sport industry who is focused on using sport as a solution to improve the wellbeing and mental health of others.

Services to Sport: Awarded to a woman excelling in her role within a company providing services that support the sports industry (e.g. insurance, law, financial services, sport management agencies).

Sport and Sporting Event Organisations: Awarded to a woman working in professional sports team management, for a sports event organiser, or in an association who is excelling in her role and is contributing in some way to getting more women/girls involved in sport.

Sports Venues, Stadiums and Hospitality: Awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role working within a sporting venue (such as a stadium, club etc) or in the sports hospitality industry.
The awards are free to enter and nominations close on 18 May 2020

Delight Your Mother with a Surprisingly Affordable Taster Cruise This Mother’s Day

Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor, Cruise Critic

A two-or-three-day cruise is the perfect gift to thank your mother for simply being the best mum in your world. Rather than worrying about everyone else, a cruise will enable her to let down her hair and relax. With no meals to cook and no washing, drying or house tidying to think about, Mum can truly leave all her cares behind to enjoy a sumptuous experience of fine dining, quality entertainment, perfect pampering and an exciting shore experience or two – without anything to organise and everyone waiting on her. Modern-day cruise ships are packed to the gills with innovative onboard activities – from exciting wine tastings, specialist educational programmes, and arts and crafts to dance classes and luxury spa treatments. Your mother will certainly never be bored, especially with so many cruise evenings now bringing Vegas-style shows, West End musicals, comedy, magic acts and a variety of live music and dancing.

Blast Mum back to the good old days: 2-Night ‘Back to the 80’s: Weekend Spring Break from Tilbury, with Cruise & Maritime from £99 pp

For a taste of real cruise life at an exceptional price – as well as the chance to party the nights away like it was 1984 – Cruise & Maritime Voyages is offering a 2-night taster cruise to Amsterdam, onboard, Magellan, departing Tilbury on 23rd April, 2020. Prices start at a phenomenal £99 pp, which includes accommodation; all meals in both formal and relaxed restaurants, as well as afternoon teas and late-night snacks; high quality entertainment; and free use of the swimming pools and fitness and wellness centres. The cruise ends in Newcastle, so you will have to factor in a return journey into the overall cost.

The ship Magellan itself exudes a feeling of intimacy and has several comfortable lounges with panoramic seating and observation decks – ideal for the ship’s scenic cruise programme. This fun, music and dance cruise promises Mum a fun and energetic blast from the past – and a great way to relive her youth with a bang.

Check out the cruise details here.

Check out what other cruisers are saying about their experiences on Magellan

Give Mum some R&R in vintage splendour: 2-night Hamburg Cruise on Queen Mary 2 from £299

For a truly opulent experience at a low price, Cunard Line is offering a two-night Southampton to Hamburg cruise to Hamburg, on the stunning Queen Mary 2, on 13th July 2020, for as little as £299 per person. The price includes all meals, entertainment and taxes. Following its stylish refurbishment a few years ago, QM2 truly feels like a five-star hotel, without losing Cunard’s maritime heritage. This ship offers your mum the chance to step back in time to a golden age of travel. Dressing for dinner, taking walks on the Promenade Deck, dancing in the Queens Room, experiencing the Planetarium, enjoying a refined cream tea or simply just delighting in the lavish ambience throughout – this is one of the most elegant cruise experiences for any mum to enjoy.

Check out the cruise details here.

Check out what other cruisers are saying about their experiences on Queen Mary 2

Indulge Mum with a Three Country European Fly/Cruise and West-end Worthy Entertainment: 4-nights on MSC Grandiosa from £399 pp

Christened in November 2019, by the ship’s iconic Godmother, Sophia Lauren, MSC’s new Meraviglia Plus flagship, MSC Grandiosa, certainly lives up to its name. The ship showcases a number of ground-breaking firsts for the line, including: two all-new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows and the largest shopping area ever on a cruise ship. What more could a mum want! With 10 restaurants and 21 bars, your Mum will never go hungry or thirsty either. For a different slice of culture, the ship also features the ‘Degas Danse Dessin’ exhibition of 26 original works by French Impressionist, Edgar Degas. But there’s more! The MSC Aurora Spa has introduced a range of new beauty products and treatments such as the Nail Salon by OPI, to keep Mum looking and feeling amazing. For the more active mum, there’s even a F1 Simulator, huge waterpark and a technologically-advanced gym, to help keep her trim. There’s plenty onboard to keep all mums happy, and they also have the destination experiences to enjoy too.

The cruise departs on 6th November, 2020, from Genoa. Frescoes start from £399 pp and include: return flights, accommodation; all food and entertainment.

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A mother is always selfless. She is the most loving and most caring person in everyone’s life. If we give a gift to our mother, which is gifted by another Mother (Nature), isn’t that most precious Gift? Here’s to treat your fellow mommies with some basic yet remarkable gifts:

Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush From ecofworld.com :


Bamboo toothbrushes are quickly becoming a staple in many households, not only because they’re naturally antimicrobial, but also because of their eco-friendliness and biodegradability. Bamboo is a very fast-growing, renewable, and easy-to-grow resource. It requires no fertilizer, no additive, and self-regenerates from its own roots . Isn’t it awesome? Moms will definitely love this as a gift! (www.ecofworld.com/blog/why-switch-to-a-bamboo-toothbrush/)

The environmentally friendly features of bamboo are the main reason why bamboo cutlery is becoming extremely popular and widely used among eco-conscious individuals. Also, because it’s aesthetically appealing, moms of all ages will adore these and use them frequently. Anyways, we also know that moms really like kitchen products. (www.ecofworld.com/blog/bamboo-cutlerya-perfect-eco-friendly-valentines-gift-to-your-spouse/)

These were the best ways to show your love to your mum with a thoughtful gift that she can use over and over. So, what are you giving your mom this Mother’s Day?

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This year get some serious brownie points and give your mum the gift that keeps on giving – the gift of travel with HomeExchange! See the world in the best way we know how by exchanging (either reciprocally or not) with over 400,000 homes in 187 countries worldwide. Give overcrowded tourist areas and mundane, pricey hotel rooms a miss and show mum how to travel like a local.

The gift card comes in a 6 or 12 month membership option, opening the doors to unlimited authentic travel experiences for the entire duration of the membership.

Note: The gift card is sold in US Dollars ($75 for 6 months and $150 for 12 months) but is available to purchase worldwide. See website here: www.homeexchange.com/p/gift-card

The best gift for a mom is a tree. That tree will be there even once the mother is gone, and will ensure a healthy, beautiful planet for her children and grandchildren.

In addition, planting and nursing that tree generates jobs and incomes for local communities, which helps to offer even more children a better life.

She who plants trees may never sit in their shade, hence few things so perfectly reflect a mom’s unconditional love as much as planting trees.

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Custom Pet Portraits which are the perfect gift for the Mum who loves her fur baby.

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ANY EGGS-CUSE FOR CHOCOLATE

With Easter just around the corner, it’s time for chocolate-lovers everywhere to get eggs-cited!

These deliciously indulgent Love Cocoa Easter Eggs from Royal Opera House Shop, make the perfect gift and are sure to make taste buds dance!

Whether you are a caramel lover or a dark chocolate fan, these vegetarian and vegan Easter Eggs are suitable for everyone.

And even better… the packaging is completely plastic free!

Salted Caramel Easter Egg – £12.95

Sea Salt Easter Egg – £12.95

Royal Opera House shop – shop.roh.org.uk

Navigate Ltd
Dove Food Flask


Insulated food flask.
Ideal for transporting your food, either hot or cold.
The capacity is 400ml.
Part of the Champagne Edit Range.
Matching items sold separately.
The perfect sized vacuum insulated food flask for keeping pasta’s, soups & rice dishes hot, fresh & tasty for up to 6 hours. The ideal lunch time accessory for dining on the go and will keep summer lunches fridge fresh all day long too.
See more at :- www.beauandelliot.com/product/dove-food-flask/
Price: £14.99

Emily Smith
Taj Toucan Print
Print that comes in A4 or A3
See more at :- www.emily-smith.uk/product/taj-print/
Price: £10

Stockist information: www.emily-smith.uk

Anni Edwards

Mixologist Cocktail Candles Lifestlye
A candle that smells good enough to drink!

A 100% natural plant wax scented candle served up in a reusable stainless steel cocktail shaker, with a cotton wick (that is free of lead, tin and zinc) for a clean, even burn and scent throw.

Scents shown:

Gin and Tonic: Perfect for gin lovers everywhere, this realistic smelling scented cocktail candle combines citrus with crisp tonic + juniper berries.

Pink Fizz: Be whisked off to the red carpet and inhale the fizzy top notes of sparkling wine blended with the delicious citrus fruits of sweet grapefruit, Brazilian orange and pink pomelo.

Our candle containers: What sets us apart is our reusable, useful candle containers. Every container has another life in the home, once the wax inside is gone.
We call it repurposing. The result? A high-quality candle, without the waste. And your environmental footprint will be lower. That’s good for you – and the planet.
See more at :- www.anniedwards.com/collections/mixologist
Price: £25

Stockist information: www.anniedwards.com

Stitch & Story

Masley Cushion Cover Knitting Kit-
Stitch & Story sell a beautiful wide range of knitting and crochet kits either for beginners or more advanced knitters. Their kits are a perfect gift for any occasion and are a great option as something a little different. The Masley Cushion Cover is perfect for adding a bit of fun and brightness to any home with its beautiful block colours.
Knitted using Stitch & Story 100% Chunky Wool yarn, it’s super comfy to snuggle up to. The pattern is aimed for beginners and the kit contains all you need to get started, learning the basic stitches, as well as stockinette stitch pattern, perfect for the Mum who has everything or loves a project.

Struggling to think of something different this Mother’s Day?

Tyne Bank Brewery has the answer!

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Strawberries & Cream is one of the ales available in the

Tyne Bank Brewery Mother’s Day 6 can gift pack, £16.50

www.tynebankbrewery.co.uk/product/can-gift-pack/

Tired of buying the same old perfume, flowers and chocolates for Mother’s Day?

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2020, Tyne Bank Brewery has created a special edition gift set of its most popular ales, including its flagship flavours, Strawberries and Cream.

With the weather starting to improve as we head towards Spring and Mother’s Day falling on a Sunday, the flavoured ale gift set is the perfect companion to a Mother’s Day lunch or some relaxation in the garden with the family.

The gift set includes six distinct but equally delicious flavours – Strawberries and Cream, Summer Breeze, American IPA, Rhubarb and Custard, Silver Dollar and Mango IPA.

Described as ‘the perfect English beer,’ at 3.8 % AVB, Strawberries and Cream is a refreshingly fruity, and more-ishly sweet, luxurious pale ale with a springtime twist. In keeping with Tyne Bank Brewery’s belief that ‘it’s what’s inside that counts,’ Strawberries and Cream is brewed using the finest, seasonal English strawberries.

Summer Breeze and Silver Dollar are just as delightful on the taste buds. Summer Breeze, with 3.9% AVB, is a pale ale brewed with ginger and lemongrass for a subtle kick and citrus notes. Silver Dollar, at 4.9% AVB, is brewed with American Centennial and Amarillo hops and has a wonderful Grapefruit and citrus aroma leading to a clean, slightly dry lasting bitterness.

Last but certainly not least, American IPA, Rhubarb and Custard and Mango IPA make up the other flavours to complete a set that provides a perfect refreshment for all preferences.

Julia Austin, founder and owner of Tyne Bank Brewery, said: “We started to get quite a few enquiries about Mother’s Day from people who wanted to hear our recommendations for a Mother’s Day gift so It made sense to create a special gift set for the occasion.

“Our Strawberries and Cream flavour in particular will appeal to all tastes, whether you’re a beer lover or not! We’ve used lactose alongside the strawberries, giving this extra pale ale a lovely, creamy taste. Strawberries and Cream is a well-balanced beer, and we do hope it’ll go down well this Mother’s Day.”

The ales are brewed and canned on site at Tyne Bank Brewery, on Walker Road in Newcastle. Overseen by head-brewer, Ryan Maughan, to create the Strawberries and Cream ale, each barrel includes 8000 strawberries, 5kg of hops, plus specially-formulated lactose to bring that luxurious creaminess to Strawberries and Cream.

Julia added: “It takes 14 days to create one barrel of Tyne Bank Brewery’s Strawberries and Cream, and it’s worth every single minute!”

The ale gift pack retails at £16.50 and is available to buy online, today. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your Mother’s Day special edition gift set now: www.tynebankbrewery.co.uk/product/can-gift-pack/

Tyne Bank Brewery is also hosting the Mama Makes Market ahead of Mother’s Day on Saturday 14 March, 12pm-4pm, a celebration of mamas that make with a curated selection of craft stalls from local businesses run by local mums.

Or, if she enjoys the gift set, she might want to visit the brewery to sample some of the other great tasting ales that Tyne Bank Brewery make.

Here’s where to find the brewery: www.tynebankbrewery.co.uk/contact/

CARNEVALE GALA IN VENICE

“All the World’s a Stage”

Save Venice Raises Half A Million Dollars for Art Restoration in Venice

Isabella de Luca Chartouni, Skylar Pinchal, Shana Davis, Casey Kohlberg, Christina Senia, Lizzie Asher ©Matteo Prandoni BFA.com

140 international philanthropists passionate about preserving the cultural treasures of Venice came together for three days and nights of masked revelry in Venice, Italy, for Save Venice’s Carnevale Gala, “All the World’s a Stage.” Proceeds from the event support Save Venice’s mission to conserve at-risk art in Venice, and the 50th Anniversary campaigns, which together represent a commitment of $2 million.

Sponsored by Select Aperitivo with underwriting support from the Gala Chairs and Hosts, the event will net over $500,000 to support Save Venice’s mission and two historic campaigns for the organization’s upcoming 50th Anniversary in October 2021: the conservation of more than 2,400 square feet of Byzantine apse mosaics and walls in the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta on the island of Torcello, the oldest surviving structure in the Venetian lagoon, and the 16th-century Italian Synagogue in the Ghetto of Venice.

Prior to the three-day Gala, there was an invitation-only tour for the inauguration of the exhibition, Drawn From Life: Tiepolo, Longhi, and Guardi, at Ca’ Rezzonico Museum. Pietro Longhi’s spectacular artwork was recently adopted by the Young Friends Steering Committee of Save Venice led by philanthropist and activist Lizzie Asher to preserve the artwork for years to come.

Guests experienced days filled with special opportunities to view works by Paolo Venerose, Pietro Longhi, and Palma il Giovane, restored by Save Venice, and themed evenings in spectacular settings–La Festa di San Valentino at the Ex-Chiesa di Santa Chiara on the island of Murano (attire of Hot Pink, Sizzling Red and Black Tie), the Royal Garden Reverie Ball in Palazzo Pisani Moretta (wear your most luxurious period costumes, fit for kings and queens, masks required) and the Clash of the Centuries Ball (dress to the nines in your favorite time period, masks encouraged) at the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in the Palazzo Pisani. The program featured a lecture by British biographer, playwright, and actor Ian Kelly, Casanova on the Stage of Venice; a costume ball designed by renowned Venetian designer Antonia Sautter, a private premiere performance of Phantasmagories: The Life, Deaths, and Miracles of Pulcinella in the Sala Apolinee of La Fenice; and concluded with a blockbuster concert of music through the ages performed by Broadway star Ashley Brown.

Venetian jeweler Alberto Nardi donated an Arlecchino brooch with colored stones and diamonds as the prize for the winner of Treasure Hunt, designed by Michael LaPlaca and sponsored by Beatrice & José Esteve. Save Venice Board member Juan Prieto won the brooch.

In light of the recent historic November flooding in Venice, participation in the Gala not only supported Save Venice’s mission, but also brought crucial patronage to the local businesses and artisans still recovering from the financial impact of the damage.

Generous support was provided by the event Chairs and Sponsors Tina & Jeffrey* Bolton, Lee Essex Doyle, Beatrice & José A. Esteve, Cassandra & Frederick Ilchman, Karin & Peter Leidel, Elizabeth Locke* & John Staelin, Cat Jagger Pollon, Juan Prieto, Tracey Roberts, Francesca Bortolotto Possati, and Matthew White* & Thomas Schumacher, John Wilson & Annasue McCleave Wilson, and event Benefactors Amy Harmon, Bruce Horten, Alan Howard & Caroline Byron, Christopher Todd Page, and Merrill Shields & Dr. M. Ray Thomasson.

Experts and Presenters: Christopher Apostle*, Alberto Craievich, Daniele D’Anz, Nora Gietz, Frederick Ilchman*, Ian Kelly, Gabriele Matino, Cleo Nisse, Xavier Salomon*

PHOTO CREDITS: ©MATTEO PRANDONI BFA.COM, SAVE VENICE YOUNG FRIENDS, MARIBEL LIEBERMAN, SEE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS FOR CREDIT

The Gala Committee included: Kei Akatsu, Keiko Aoki, Frank & Phyllis Angello, Christopher Apostle*, Barbara & Bruce Berger, Maestro Mauro Bergonzoli & Franziska Countess Fugger von Babenhausen, Ashley Brown & Daniel Wisler, Alyson & Joseph Cafiero, Mary Lea & Bill Carroll, Madame Keika Coombs, Eric Crotty, Daniel Dan, Kate & Andrew Davis, Shana Alessandra Davis & Hudson Gaines-Ross, Sherry & Larry* S. Davis, Isabella De Luca Chartouni & Charlie Ponti, Madame Barbara de Portago, Joy Dinsdale, Lee Essex Doyle*, Adelina Wong Ettelson*, Sergio Fava & Lidia Ricci, Tito Ferguson & Nayef Nebusi, William Fox, Alex Goldsmith & Neil Weiner, Hilary Gosher & David Quigley, Lindsay & Russell Grant, Brad Haak, Trevania & John Henderson, Mary Hilliard, Laura Hodgson & Andrew Jones*, Kathryn & Bruce Hounsell, Daniel Howard & Georgia Clerc, Leah Howard, Frederick* & Cassandra Ilchman, Dick & Pat Jay, Hiroaki Kimura, Casey Kohlberg, Jasmin Kossenjans, Manfred Flynn Kuhnert & Peter Iacono, Mary-Lee Kvietkus, Trecia Laird, Aaron Lieber, Maribel Lieberman, Jenna Mack, Donna Malin, Carol & Doug Mancino, James Meehan, Gina Morda & David S. DeSimone, Kyle Munzenrieder, Natsumi Nishio, Byron Nixon, Chip Oberndorf, Victoria Olcott, Mary Ellen Oldenburg*, Tatsuya Ono, Angela Page, Dr. Frederik Paulsen* & Olga Litviniuk, Skylar Pinchal & Oliver Coysh, Barbara & Charles Pratt, Juan M. Prieto*, Polina Proshkina & Yan Assoun, Mr. William Pugh & Dr. Lisa Santos, Kate & Rawleigh Ralls, Tracey Roberts*, Alexandra Lind Rose*, Mrs. Sandra Rotman, Augustus Rylands & Evis Progonati, Roxanne Sabbag, Rena Sarant & Petros Philippou, Ann Scott, Christina Senia & Mark Bowtell, Gina Senia, Mr. Barty Shepherd, Mrs. Jo Shepherd, Dr. Suman Shirodkar & Dr. Shreeram Aradhye, Ratna Sari Dewi Soekarno, Charles Tolbert*, Georgina & Bowdy Train, Elizabeth da Trindade-Asher* & Daniel Ezra, Tina Walls*, Ryan Walsh & John Barbato, Randa & K.C. Weiner, John Wilson & Annasue McCleave Wilson, Martha Wright*, Chiyoko Yamamoto, Amelia Yuan Yao, and Seeta Zieger.

*Save Venice Board Member

About Save Venice

Save Venice is the leading American non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy for the world. Founded in response to the floods of 1966, the worst in recorded history, and incorporated in 1971, Save Venice has since worked tirelessly to preserve, protect, and promote the art and culture of Venice and has funded the conservation of more than 550 projects comprising over 1,000 individual artworks. In 2015, Save Venice established the Rosand Library & Study Center in Venice, creating a nexus for the research of Venetian art, history, and conservation. Save Venice also provides grants for fellowships, exhibitions, and publications to advance Venetian scholarship and conservation.

For more information about Save Venice, please visit: www.savevenice.org

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Mother’s Day gift guide: premium bird feeders from Henry Bell

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY

1)The Henry Bell Decorative Collection

The Henry Bell Decorative Collection brings a splash of colour into mum’s garden with a creative and vibrant collection of distinctive bird care accessories. Inspired by the Lily, Rose and Magnolia flowers the Decorative Collection Wild Bird Feeders – hanging, garden or ground – make a beautiful addition to any garden.

Decorative Collection Magnolia Hanging Feeder, RRP: £19.99

Decorative Collection Rose Ground Feeder, RRP: £19.99

Decorative Collection Lily Feeder, RRP: £19.99

2) Henry Bell Feeding Stations

Henry Bell Feeding Stations are a great gift for both new and experienced bird care enthusiasts. They are quick to assemble, with easy push button connections.

Henry Bell Essentials Two Arm Complete Feeding Station, RRP: £14.99 – includes two feeder hooks and an Essentials Seed & Peanut Feeder.

Henry Bell Essentials Four Arm Complete Feeding Station, RRP: £29.99 – includes four feeder hooks and feeders, a seed tray and a water bath.

Henry Bell (www.henrybell.co.uk) is a leading quality animal feed producer. The Henry Bell Wild Bird Care range includes over 100 products catering for every type of garden bird. Products are available nationwide in 150+ garden centres (such as Dobbies), pet shops and mainstream retailers.

Menkind has a wide selection of quirky gifts for mom, from their personalised gift range to a host of fun gifts and experiences.

All available here > www.menkind.co.uk/search/?q=mother%20s%20day

Personalised Heart Trinket Box, RRP £15

www.menkind.co.uk/personalised-mother-s-day-heart-trinket-box

Personalised Mother’s Day Wine Glass, RRP £12

www.menkind.co.uk/personalised-floral-mother-s-day-wine-glass

Full Body Massage Mat, RRP £59

Full Body Massage Mat – lifestyle

www.menkind.co.uk/full-body-massage-mat

Percussion Personal Massager, RRP £30

www.menkind.co.uk/percussion-personal-massager

Teddy Bear Bouquet, RRP £30

www.menkind.co.uk/teddy-bear-bouquet

Adopt a Penguin, RRP £18

www.menkind.co.uk/adopt-a-penguin

Personalised Rose Gold Jewellery Box, RRP £25

www.menkind.co.uk/personalised-rose-gold-glass-jewellery-box

Personalised Initials Luxury Hooded Robe, RRP £35

www.menkind.co.uk/personalised-initials-luxury-hooded-robe

Personalised Toblerone, RRP £11.5

www.menkind.co.uk/personalised-toblerone

Personalised Deluxe Gift Box for Mom, RRP £70

www.menkind.co.uk/personalised-deluxe-gift-box-for-mum

Pamper Day for Two, RRP RRP £69

www.menkind.co.uk/pamper-day-for-two

Comedy Night Tickets for Two, RRP £34

www.menkind.co.uk/comedy-night-tickets-for-two

Following their sponsorship of Edinburgh and Scottish Rugby they have launched two new Scottish Rugby Gins, naming them after international players who also happened to be the grandsons of Crabbie’s founder, John Crabbie. One of which scored the winning try in the 1904 Calcutta Cup contested at Inverleith Park.

This Mother’s Day…


Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better present is there for your mum than for her to know the family is safe and sound?

The pocket-sized, indoor Neos SmartCam can be easily set up and allows mothers to keep an eye on their home from wherever they are in the world – whether at work, the gym or out with friends – all through the Neos app on their smartphone.

And on top of this, the high quality smartcam only costs £19.99.

The Ultimate Lust List

The Calcio Balilla Foosball Games Table, £10,690 from LuxDeco.

On most people’s wish list with ultimate luxury Italian hand craftsmanship and Scandinavian inspired design. Teckell provides an opulent reinvention of a humble game of table football. The lavish Calcio Balilla Foosball Games Table is crafted from a ½” thick tempered crystal glass playing field, a walnut wood structure, handles, players and scoring units. The chrome details, polished stainless-steel goal frames, white or black nets complete this work of art. It’s an investment sure to take centre stage in any household, games room or office. Guaranteed to increase in value, it’s also a wise investment for those who have a spare £10k.

The Freedom Razor, £19.99 from BuyFreedomRazor.

For anyone who loves to be well groomed the Freedom Razor from Creative Concepts is the ultimate razor, which is ideal for any type of hair from facial, head to bikini it is the leading Razor with its 3-IN-1 shaving system. This one handle offers limitless opportunities, use your favourite razor brand as the Freedom fits over 40 of the most common razor brands. Thanks to its dual sided blade and 360-degree rotary head the opposing end of this gadget allows you to trim and edge facial hair, neck, sideburns, moustache or beard from any angle with precision. Then for optimum safety in the shower the Freedom Razor is water resistant and incorporates an ergonomic grip so you can shave confidently and slip free.

The Varidesk Pro Plus 30, £275.00 from Vari.

Here’s the must have solution to make your workspace so much happier, healthier and productive. Turn any desk into a standing desk and elevate your body and mind. The Varidesk reduces aches and pains that are commonly created in an sedentary enviornment. The first tier offers space for a single monitor set up meanwhile the additional tier leaves plenty of room for your keyboard, mouse or other computer accessories. No assembly or installation needed; you’ll have a fully functioning standing desk straight out the box. It ia spring assisted with 11 varying height settings that ensure that mean you can seamlessly adjust your desk to find the perfect height.

The Vasco Mini 2 Translator, £259.00 from Vasco.

Google Translate won’t cut it for those in-depth business trips of off-grid explorations. The cutting-edge electronic voice Vasco translator ensures all those paperback phrasebooks and dictionaries can be left on the shelf. The Vasco Mini 2 hears exactly and accurately what you’re saying and translates it into the chosen language and pronounces the translation out loud in the correct accent, – just like a native speaker would. Allowing conversation to flow with ease no matter the language the Vasco Mini 2 offers 96% accuracy, translations are immediate, and the handy compact size ensures it fits into any pocket or backpack with ease, perfect for saving space in your already limited luggage allowance. It comes complete with a free in-built life-long sim card which means you won’t get expensive roaming and data charges which a mobile would.

The AnySharp Pro, £19.99 from Amazon.

Love to cook, but have a drawer full of dull, old and blunt knives? Now you can make them as good as new with the AnySharp Pro. Whether your slicing meat, dicing vegetable or carving the Sunday Roast there this won’t let you down. Once fixed to any smooth work surface using its PowerGrip suction you can sharpen you knifes easily and safely, even your serrated ones. At 20 degrees gently draw the blade though the tungsten barbide sharpening edge 3 – 4 times and in just a few seconds the process is complete and you’re ready to work your culinary magic in the kitchen. Now available in a range of stunning colours and finishes to suit your set up.

Digital Family Portraits

Timings: w/c 16th March – Tues/Wed/Fri/ – 3-5pm. Sat/Sun – 12-2pm.

Samsung KX is inviting guests to enjoy a hand-drawn digital portrait experience, the perfect gift for mums this Mother’s Day. Sketched live by one of the skilled Samsung staff, opt for either a full family drawing or make it extra special with a portrait of yourself.

Digital Mother’s Day cards

Timings: w/c 16th Mach – Mon-Fri 3-5pm. Sat/Sun – 12-2pm.

Samsung KX is inviting guests to push their creative limits this Mother’s Day with digital card-making workshops using a Galaxy tablet. The experience will include insightful live demos showcasing easy tips and tricks to make the ultimate e-card, which can be easily downloaded and sent to mum in time for the special day.

Ooma’s Telo 4G is the perfect gift for any mom that wants to stay in touch with her kids and all her family members around the world.

The popularity of connected family products has grown over the past few years – for fun, but also for safety. Ooma has a reliable solution for any event through their Ooma Telo 4G product and service; keeping families connected – even when telephone lines and power is impacted! So moms can get in contact with family and friends any day, any time, no matter the circumstances!

This is why families should really consider giving mothers a home phone solution for Mother’s Day for everyone in their unit to stay connected.

With its cellular network connection and battery back-up, the Ooma Telo 4G provides phone service during internet failures and power outages, delivering the security that users seek. Ooma Telo 4G includes e911, connecting callers directly to their local first responders during an emergency – unlike mobile phones, which often connect to regional or even national call centers and can’t automatically share the caller’s street address.

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Make Mother’s Day magic with a wonderful card for your Mum

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Mother’s Day is a very special day, and a chance to tell Mum how much she means to you, with a card sent with love.

Danilo has a wonderful range of licensed cards for every magical Mum, whatever age the child. Peppa Pig and Mr Men are popular choices for younger children.

Peppa Pig has the perfect words for a special and much loved mum (danilo.com, ASDA, Morrisons and Tesco RRP £2), whereas the Mr Men card features a host of characters with six wonderful and humorous reasons why you love so much (Tesco exclusive RRP £1.50).

Everyone loves the Minions from Despicable Me, and this cute card ‘to the best mummy in the whole wide world’ is sure to make your mum smile (danilo.com, Tesco and Clintons RRP £2).

The Paw Patrol card features Chase and Skye sending lots of love to mummy (danilo.com, Tesco RRP £2).

For older or grown up children, Danilo has a glorious Ladybird Mother’s Day edition retro card for the ‘world’s best mum’ (Danilo.com, Tesco, Clintons RRP £2).

Or for mums who are fans of the show, the Mrs Brown’s Boys card, featuring Agnes Brown with a glorious bunch of flowers and a glass of fizz, is a perfect choice (danilo.com and Tesco RRP £2).

The full range of Mother’s Day cards can be found at  www.danilo.com/Shop/Cards-and-Wrap/Mother-s-Day-Cards

Did you know? People still love to spoil their mums and:
•  UK Mother’s Day spend is set to rise to £1.6bn this year
•  £1bn of this will be on gifting, which includes cards, flowers and chocolates
•  Cards and gift wrap are set to perform best, with a forecast rise of 1.2%
(Source: GlobalData)

  

GIFT MUM A BREAK THIS MOTHER’S DAY WITH

PREMIER COTTAGE VOUCHERS

Struggling to find the perfect Mother’s Day treat ? Then why not give the gift that every mum wants – a break?

Premier Cottages’ self-catering collection features almost a thousand stylish places to stay in over 200 beautiful locations and its gift vouchers can be used as part or full payment for a holiday or short break at any of these.

They also have a collection of properties that are ideal for families too, ranging from stylish countryside barns and cottage clusters with pools and picture perfect escapes with hot tubs. Many are dog-friendly too. Great family options include Trelowarren in Cornwall with a choice of 17 luxury five star houses set in 1000 acres of historic woodland. Facilities include: outdoor tennis court and a large outdoor heated ozone pool plus, countless walking possibilities around the beautiful estate. Onsite is the award-winning New Yard Restaurant open throughout the year for lazy afternoon teas, tasty pizzas, and delicious evening meals. A week’s stay in Polgear for four guests starts from £525.

Vouchers can be bought in various denominations ranging from £50 to £250 and are valid for three years. To purchase simply visit: www.premiercottages.co.uk/vouchers/

EVERY INCH THE ‘STAR’!
Beauty Bag from Le Toy Van

Star Beauty Bag – £29.95

The Star Beauty Bag from Le Toy Van has all the essentials for hours of role play fun and allows children’s imaginations to soar. Perfect for aspiring make-up artists, hairstylists and beauticians, or just little ones wanting to copy their parents getting ready!

Every inch the star, this gorgeous nine-piece wooden hairstyling and beauty set with subtle pastel flourishes and finished with opulent gold accents of paint has every little detail covered.

From the chic vintage-style perfume bottle with a squeeze bulb atomizer, to a Hollywood glam ruby red lipstick through to the coral-coloured nail varnish with a removable brush, this set will have all customers looking and feeling a million dollars in no time!

Completed with a pretty pink hairdryer which features an on/off button, a traditional long-handled comb to smooth those hard-to-reach stray hairs, and a hand-held mirror to check the finishing touches and final results of all the hard work.

As the last appointment leaves, let your little one add a bit of sparkle to their own face using the classic style, soft puff compact and the cute shell-shaped mirror, and finish off with a touch of cream to ensure hands are silky smooth after a day’s work in the salon.

Then watch them gather up all the accessories in the drawstring vanity bag ready for a new (and busy) day ahead.

This child-friendly beauty set has all the items for your little one to get creative, and have fun pampering themselves or others – without any mess or broken make-up!

Made from natural, sustainable rubberwood, the Star Beauty Bag with its vintage charm is the perfect choice for encouraging early learning through play and brining alive little imaginations through colour, shapes and textures.

And who knows, maybe the Le Toy Van beauty bag will be the making of an up-and-coming little ‘star’!

Suitable for ages 3+

www.letoyvan.com

Just launched! 100% compostable phone case from juice® mobile phone accessories!

These make great Mother’s Day gifts and they are kind to the our planet, which we are all striving for!

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juice® goes green and proves that even the mobile phone accessories market can do their bit for sustainability and the environment

Have you considered what happens to your phone case when you throw it away?

– It could end up in the ocean…with 8,000 tonnes of plastic each year

– Or end up on one of our ever growing mounds of land fill

SOLUTION and LATEST NEWS

juice® mobile phone accessories has launched 100% Compostable Phone Case

FACTS:

– Manufactured from natural materials including wheat, corn and starch

– Designed to break down in the same time as a tea bag (12 months)

– Colours produced from natural and abundant sources such as bamboo, mai and tea.

– Compact and fashionable design

– 1 metre drop protection

– Designed with our future generation in mind

Available at Juice.co.uk & Urban Outfitters !

Check out this promo video

To mark Mother’s day (22.03), please see below for some delicious recipes from The Mushroom Bureau a perfect reason to treat your mum to an amazing meal and a great alternative to traditional meat heavy dishes – perfect for those looking to reduce or cut out meat from their diet.

Mother’s day brunch and dinner recipes;

Mushrooms and Avocado on Sourdough
Portobello Mushroom, Kale and Egg One Pot Brunch
Vegan Portobello Waffles
Mushroom Veggie Bolognese
Mushrooms and Lamb Skewers with Chimichurri sauce
Warm Portobello Mushroom Salad with Butternut Squash and Pomegranate

THE APPEAL OF TEAL…

Teal Pyramid Stud Earrings – £20


Teal and glittery gold, these statement earrings from Royal Opera House Shop are the perfect go-to accessory, brightening up any wardrobe choice by adding a touch of glam.

Classic, yet contemporary, these pyramid-shaped studs created by British jewellery label Wolf & Moon draw inspiration from the iconic interior of the Royal Opera House.

Royal Opera House shop – shop.roh.org.uk

GroomsShop, an ecommerce store selling unique and practical gifts for special occasions since 1992.


This past October, GroomsShop celebrated its 26th anniversary and the’re excited to present these products for Mother’s Day!

1. Personalized Home State Shadowbox. Perfect for the best mother in the world! As a decorative gift or exciting home decor idea for the wall or a table top near the wet bar, the shadow box is a very personal gift for moms and makes a terrific conversation piece for her girlfriends when hanging out together. Perfect for a first home or beach or lake house where bottle caps, wine corks, or discovered seashells or beach glass might be collected and displayed.

www.groomsshop.com/collections/bridesmaid-gifts/products/home-state-shadowbox

2. Personalized Wooden Phone Speaker – Cell Phone Speaker. For those who simply must have their smartphone in reach at all times, this personalized gift is an exceptional idea that will naturally enhance their listening pleasure when they need to be hands-free.Created from sustainable reclaimed walnut, each wooden amplifier will have a distinguishing appearance due to every piece of wood having unique qualities. This little trophy will look amazing as a desk accessory.

www.groomsshop.com/collections/bridesmaid-gifts/products/personalized-wooden-phone-speaker-cell-phone-speaker

3. Marble Personalized Passport Holder. This compact holder with a touch of personalization will easily stow in carry-on bags or other travel gear and makes an excellent personalized gift for ones who need to pass through airport and other security checkpoints. A personalized gift for travelers would not be out of the question when the mom loves to travel.

www.groomsshop.com/collections/bridesmaid-gifts/products/marble-personalized-passport-holder

4. Personalized Pink Insulated Wine Tumbler. This perfect Mother’s Day gift is not only fun for some casual drinking but also makes a unique keepsake.

www.groomsshop.com/collections/bridesmaid-gifts/products/personalized-wine-tumbler-12-oz-insulated-matte-pink

5. Personalized Compact Mirror – Heart – Silver Plated. This is not only a beautiful accessory statement, but can be thrown in the purse for easy travel all year round!

www.groomsshop.com/collections/personalized-travel-gear/products/personalized-compact-mirror-heart-silver-plated-gifts-for-her

6. Personalized Women’s Clock – Watch Pendant Necklace. This personalized ladies watch pendant necklace is sure to be a hit with its luxurious trend setting style that emulates vintage memories. Its long adjustable chain allows many style options and with the quartz quality pop-open clock attached you will always be on time. The personalized clock pendant make the perfect gift for moms, best friends and neighbors. Give a gift they will treasure for years to come.

www.groomsshop.com/collections/bridesmaid-gifts/products/personalized-womens-clock-watch-pendant-necklace

7. Personalized Bathrobe. Our personalized bath robes are made from high-quality white terry cloth and come personalized with 1 line and up to 8 characters using any of our 20 colored threads. Each robe is One Size Fits Most.

www.groomsshop.com/collections/bridesmaid-gifts/products/personalized-bathrobe-womens-bridesmaids

8. Personalized Wine Tool Set. Any recipient will love the Personalized Wine Barrel Accessory Kit. Give your mom a gift to show case in her personal kitchen or bar. No doubt it will be a piece that is used on numerous occasions. Makes a great “Best Mom” gift as well!

www.groomsshop.com/collections/bridesmaid-gifts/products/personalized-wine-barrel-accessory-set

Barentsz Mandarin and Jasmine Gin – spoil your Mum on Mother’s Day (22nd March) with this recently launched gin – a fabulous edition to the flavoured gin category.

Infused with exotic jasmine flowers and natural mandarin peel. Jasmine is the symbol of love, romance and beauty and mandarins represent good fortune so all in all your Mum will feel well and truly loved.

Barentsz Mandarin and Jasmine Gin is available online from www.barentszgin.com and www.masterofmalt.com . It comes in a luxury gift carton priced at £38.00
ABV 40%

TAKE THE WEIGHT OFF WITH SOME MUCH-NEEDED R&R


Enjoy 20% discount off all weighted blankets from The Works!
Day-to-day life can be stressful. Whether it be coping with work pressures, juggling parenthood or trying your best to prioritise plans in your social life, we all know how important it is for our mental health to take some time out every now and again.

Now’s the time to take the weight off your shoulders and invest in some much-need R&R. Weighted blankets are a recent phenomenon that are proving hugely beneficial to people who suffer with anxiety and other related conditions, alleviating daily stresses, improving sleep and creating a calming effect to aid relaxation.

The experts at The Works have recognised the health benefits of weighted blankets, and updated their home and lifestyle range to include five size options to appeal to a wide range of customers. The team are also making it even easier to reach ultimate ‘zen-like’ status by offering 20% off all weighted blankets from Friday 28th February 2020*.

Recreating the feeling of a great hug, the weighted blankets are filled with high-density microbeads that distribute the weight evenly across the body, helping to create a greater sense of calm on a daily basis.

Available in a soft touch cotton finish, the range of Weighted Blanket from The Works can be purchased in 4kg, 6.8kg, 7.7kg, 9kg and 11.3kg weights. Finished in a lovely neutral grey shade to suit any home décor, it’s recommended selecting a blanket that is 10% of your body weight, to experience the maximum wellbeing benefits of the product. Starting from just £50, and available in a convenient storage bag to preserve the quality of the product, the family-friendly retailer’s weighted blanket options are competitively priced to help improve your stress levels for less. For more information on the range, click here.

Available online only at www.theworks.co.uk.

*The 20% discount is available online only, using code BLANKET20. Must be applied at checkout and is valid from Friday 28th February 2020.

Elvie Trainer – The must-have gadget for training the pelvic floor, recommended by professionals and loved by Gweneth Paltrow

Odds are that even the fittest of mum’s this Mother’s Day will have forgotten to train those crucial, but neglected band of muscles called the pelvic floor.

The pelvic floor can be weakened from pregnancy, childbirth or menopause , with high impact activities like running or jumping leading to embarrassing leaks for 1 in 3 women.

Even those who do Kegel exercises find it hard to nail them without any guidance, but luckily the Elvie Trainer is a nifty little gadget you can gift them to squeeze their way to stronger pelvic floor from as little as four weeks.

The world’s smallest and smartest Kegel trainer, the device is recommended by more than 1,000 health professionals including physiotherapists, obstetricians and fitness experts. And, it looks beautiful too.

Using cutting edge tech, it directly measures force and motion and can detect incorrect contraction to help the user improve their technique. It comes with an app full of mini games to bring out their competitive spirit, give them motivation and provide, all important, real-time feedback.

It’s available to purchase via www.elvie.com and John Lewis (RRP £169.00).

Elvie Breast Pump – The must-have gadget for new mums looking for hassle free ways of pumping their breast milk, wherever and whenever without tubes or wires

Elvie Pump, (RRP £249.00) is the world’s first silent wearable breast pump. A complete departure from existing pump technology, the truly hands-free pump gives women the flexibility to go about their daily routine while expressing milk.

Elvie Pump is equipped with stimulation and expression modes, as well as seven different intensity levels. The device includes durable BPA-free and dishwasher-friendly 5oz/150ml bottles, comes with two breast shields (a third is available for purchase separately) to help customise the fit and can be fully recharged in just two hours via micro-USB cable.

By connecting to the companion app mums are able to monitor milk volume in real-time, track pumping history for each breast and control the pump remotely. Elvie Pump received international praise following its unveiling on the catwalk at London Fashion Week and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where it scooped four awards.

It’s available to purchase via www.elvie.com and John Lewis (RRP £249.00).

TO MUM, WITH LOVE

Show your mum just how much you love her this Mother’s Day with flowers from award winning online florist, Serenata Flowers
Free next day delivery on orders placed as late as 10pm, seven days a week

From midnight baby feeds to teenage tantrums, first heart breaks to first homes, our mums are always there for us. Show your mum just how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

With free next day delivery until 10pm, the UK’s leading online florist Serenata Flowers makes it easy to remind your mum just how much you love her this Mother’s Day. Go on, make her day.

MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE – Price £49.99

There’s no better way to surprise your mum this Mother’s Day than with this stunning bouquet of pink lillies and avalanche roses. This blooming blush arrangement, encapsulated by delicate lavender stocks and white gentle lisianthus, is a sweet yet spectacular way to show your love and appreciation to mum this year.

DARLING DELIGHT – WAS: £39.99 NOW: £29.99

This bouquet makes the perfect gift from mummy’s little darling, as it oozes feminine sweetness. Blooming with beautiful lily flowers, classic roses and frilly carnations, this bouquet will add a sugary scent to any room. Delicate alstroemeria and sweet pink gypsophila bring a childlike joy to this blushing bouquet.

FELICITY – Price: £29.99

Celebrate the joy that you have shared with your mum over the years with this beaming bouquet of radiant yellow roses, gentle freesia and solitago. This delightfully bright arrangement is complimented by white santini, and is sure to put a smile on your mum’s face.

BELLA – WAS: £49.99 NOW: £39.99

This gorgeously scented arrangement is the perfect way to show your mum just how much you love her. The pretty pastels of delicate pink roses and white lithiansus are contrasted by the deep hues of pink astrantias, eucalyptus and lush green foilage, adding depth to this charming bouquet.

PEACE – WAS: £49.99 NOW: £34.99

Mother’s Day is a day for mums to relax and this bouquet is the perfect way to give your mum some much-needed peace. This delicate arrangement of freesias and luxurious roses will bring serenity to any home. With the calming scents of lisianthus, oriental lily and waxflower, this bouquet is sure to help your mum relax on her special day.

FLORAL ODYSEEY – Price: £99.99

Show your mum how special she is with this luxurious bouquet. Perfect for those mums who like to make a statement. This stunning arrangement of lively pink lillies, bold blue clematis, and traditional red Roses is sure to be a showstopper this Mother’s Day. Contrasting eucalyptus and asparagus fern add lush foliage to this bouquet, giving it an air of luxury.

Serenata Flowers offers the best possible prices and provides a fast and convenient way to gift fresh flowers to family and friends, whatever the occasion, offering FREE next day delivery seven days a week. Customers can order as late as 10pm for next day delivery.

Serenata Flowers sells affordable fresh flowers and bouquets lovingly arranged by floral artists and hand-delivered by couriers in the UK. For more information, visit www.serenataflowers.com.

When all about you… have a Calm Drinks Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink infused with CBD!

www.calmdrinks.co.uk

“Absolutely delightful! I am delighted with this range. The CBD-INFUSED Oat Milk Caffe Latte in a can drink is amazing! Combining with CBD is just inspired and I really loved the coffee beans which have somehow also been infused with CBD, and I find that so helpful!  ” InTouch Rugby Relaxation Editor-At-Large !

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Calm Drinks specialise in Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks infused with CBD

Calm Drinks specialise in Coffee and Chocolate drinks infused with CBD, helping you UPLIFT your energy…FOCUS your mind and RELAX. Life these days is too busy, too many distractions and too many devices…take a little respite, have one of their drinks and reset your natural balance. Calm Drinks Calm Coffee brand is 100% vegan using only natural ingrediends and flavourings, their coffee is fair trade certified and they use UK sourced lipsomal CBD for infusion.

Mother’s Day gifts from Glam Wax

Treat mum to a ‘Glam for Mam’ gift box and fill her home with fabulous fragrance

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with the ‘Glam for Mam’ gift box, containing a beautiful selection of five wax melt snap bars.

Lovingly hand-poured in maker Christie Stapleton’s Devon kitchen, each soy wax melt releases a stronger scent throw than traditional scented candles due to the lack of wick.

Vegan and environmentally friendly, the wax melt snap bars are presented in a pretty pink postal box with each providing 50 hours of scent release.

Simply pop one or two squares, depending on desired scent strength, in a tealight or electric wax burner and enjoy a beautifully fragrant home.

Wax Melts included in ‘Glam for Mam’:

Daisy Chain – a feminine floral scent with notes of jasmine and white violet on a sandalwood base

Cashmere & Pearls – comforting cashmere, vanilla, rose and jasmine wrapped in a sandalwood and musk base provide a little luxury

My Sanctuary – a gorgeous clean oriental scent of bergamot and mandarin intertwined with cardamom, jasmine and orchid resting on a sensual base of vanilla and woods

Jimmi Blossom – a fabulously floral scent of rose and sweet pea with hints of red berries and lemon on a sexy sandalwood and white musk base

Putting on the Glitz – a florally fresh blend of mandarin, fresh linen and lemon with floral notes of peony, jasmine, freesia on a sandalwood and musk base

Alternatively, treat mum to all five fragrances plus a pretty wax burner and tealights with the Mother’s Day Gift Set.

The Glam for Mam postal box costs £13 and the gift set is £20, available from glamwax.co.uk/.

See www.instagram.com/glamwaxuk/?hl=en

Mother’s Day getaway experience at the Waterside Holiday Park and Spa

The Waterside Holiday Park and Spa in Weymouth, Dorset, park offers first-class holiday accommodation, restaurant dining as well as the Waterside spa and leisure complex for an unforgettable luxury short break. With direct access on to the beach, this is the perfect destination for just relaxing by the sea or in the spa.

The park is offering Mother’s Day (March 22) weekend breaks from £119 for two nights or £129 for three nights. For just £25 for two, guests can indulge in the Waterside Spa experience and relax in the hydrotherapy pool, invigorate with the monsoon and rainforest showers, enjoy the aroma steam room and sauna as well as lie back on relaxation loungers. When booking a treatment, the Waterside Spa experience can be enjoyed for only £10.

New and improved accommodation for 2020, are the Signature collection of luxury holiday homes which offer stylish interior and facilities as well large verandas (with optional hot tub!). For an impressive glamping experience, the park’s Safari Village offers deluxe and signature lodges, with the latter featuring log burners and hot tubs.

Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, two waterslides, children’s splash pool, a gym, a luxury spa and entertainment.

To book telephone 01305 833103 or visit www.watersideholidaygroup.co.uk/our-holiday-parks/waterside/

The perfect item to add to your basket of gifts for Mum this Mother’s Day! Jeffrey’s Tonic Syrups. They’re new to the scene and seriously scrumptious.

www.jeffreystonic.com

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Mother’s Day Drinks Special

If you’re stuck for a gift idea for your Mum, we may just have the answer. If your Mum is a fan of gin or indeed any spirit, she might well be interested in Jeffrey’s Tonic Syrups. They’re new to the scene and seriously scrumptious. Add a few drops of the syrups to your favourite spirit and top up with soda water or sparkling water for a palate pleasing drink. And if your Mum is not fond of spirits then these syrups are just great as a long, cool, refreshing and brilliantly uplifting soft drink.

Made with natural herbs and spices and amazingly tantalising flavours, Jeffrey’s uses cinchona bark, instead of the standard quinine extract and a host of exotic ingredients. As well as evocative tastes the beauty of these tonic syrups is in their versatility, allowing you to make great tasting drinks to your own spec. There are four great flavours to choose from:

The Original Recipe combines warm spices of Cassia bark, nutmeg, clove and allspice with cinchona bark and Sicilian Lemon. It has a wonderful warming taste to it and can be mixed with a wealth of spirits, especially spicy gins Try just a drop to neat whisky & ginger to truly transform the taste.

‘Not so Plain’ Tonic is a truly unique marriage of flavours bringing together cinchona bark and organic Sicilian lemon juice. This comes into its own as a mixer with herbaceous gins.

Another favourite is Lime, Galangal & Orange. It’s a complex and unusual blend with delicious hints of the Far East and perfect with citrus based gins and rum.

And last but definitely not least is the Yarrow, Rosehip & Elderflower syrup with cinchona bark, yarrow flowers, rosehips and elderflower juice which has lovely delicate, warm and sweet notes and terrific by itself or with floral or fruity gins, vodka or even prosecco.

For a great hot gin combination try the following, best served in a pre-warmed mug:

Classic Hot Gin

2 measures Jeffrey’s Original Recipe, 1 measure Tanqueray Sevilla, with an orange slice, or

1 measure Jeffrey’s Lime, Galangal & Orange, 1 measure Tanqueray Rangpur, with a ginger slice, or

1 measure Jeffrey’s Not So Plain, 1 measure British Polo Gin, with a lemon slice

and

4-5 measures of boiling water

A slice of Orange, or Orange peel

They say if you have to have one cocktail, make it a Bourbon Old-fashioned. This will not disappoint over ice, but it’s great also warmed briefly in a microwave!

Jeffrey’s Bourbon Old Fashioned

2 measures of Bourbon (Gin, if you want a Gin Old-Fashioned)

1/2 a measure of Maple Syrup or runny honey

1 measure of Jeffrey’s Not So Plain Tonic Syrup

1 measure of water

A little lemon juice (optional)

Ice

Tumbler

The bitterness of quinine in a tonic syrup works brilliantly in a Negroni, but Jeffrey’s Not So Plain tonic syrup makes this extra special

Jeffrey’s Negroni​

​2 measures gin – Gordon’s works well

2 measures Jeffrey’s Not So Plain Tonic Syrup

2 measures Aperol (widely available from the supermarket)

A squeeze of lemon

A slice of lemon

You can buy Jeffrey’s Tonics Syrups direct from www.jeffreystonic.com – £6.99 for a 200ml bottle containing 8-10 serves, also available from Ocado. Or you can get a gift pack containing 50ml of each variant for £14, available from the website.

  

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day

Award-winning costume and fashion jewellery designer, Buckley London reveals ten of its best gifts for your mum this Mother’s Day.

www.buckleylondon.com

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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s a time to show your mum how much you really love her. The experts at Buckley London give their recommendations on their best Mother’s Day gifts, all under £50.

Gifts under £25

Mama Locket

· www.buckleylondon.com/mama-script-pendant

· The scripted necklace is suspended from a silver-plated chain

· Chain length: 45cm +7.5cm extender

· It’s gift packaged in a specially designed box finished with beautiful silver detailing and the words ‘Hey Mama’.

· Price: £20

Mama Script Pendant

· www.buckleylondon.com/mama-locket-pendant

· The silver-plated circular locket is beautifully decorated with a scripted mama surrounded handset with crystals

· The locket opens and reveals a star dresses interior

· Locket chain length measures: 58cm + 5cm extender chain

· Price: £25

Alexandra Set

· www.buckleylondon.com/silver-plated-solitaire-brilliant-cut-cubic-zirconia-set

· A pendant and earrings set.

· The pendant comprises of an 8mm claw-set, stunning zirconia stone which is suspended on a fine curb chain.

· The matching radiant earrings hold brilliant-cut cubic zirconias in a 4 claw-setting.

· Price: £25

Lottie Pendant

· www.buckleylondon.com/rhodium-plated-simple-heart-pendant

· This stunning pendant encompasses a flawless heart shaped cubic zirconia which is suspended on an exquisite diamond cut twisted curb chain.

· It’s rhodium plated.

· Chain length is 40cm (16”) with a 5cm extender chain.

· If you want to spoil your mother, why not purchase the matching earrings?

· Price: £25

Lottie Earrings

· www.buckleylondon.com/rhodium-plated-simple-heart-stud-earrings

· These elegant, simple stud earrings encompass a flawless heart shaped cubic zirconia.

· They are rhodium plated.

· Earrings measure 8mm x 8mm.

· If you want to spoil your mother, why not purchase the matching pendant?

· Price: £25

Gifts under £50

Crystal Heart Set

· www.buckleylondon.com/crystal-heart-gift-set

· A versatile earrings and pendant gift set.

· A rose gold tone pave pendant and earring set featuring a layered, cut-out heart disk set upon a crystal covered disk for a classic, yet contemporary look.

· A perfect piece to layer with other jewellery.

· Price: £30

Ornate Heart Set

· www.buckleylondon.com/ornate-heart-gift-set

· A versatile gift set consisting of earrings and necklace.

· Features a layered, cut-out heart disk set upon an iridescent, mother of pearl covered disk for a classic yet contemporary look.

· A perfect piece to layer with other jewellery.

· Price: £30

Puffed Heart Gift Set

· www.buckleylondon.com/puffed-heart-gift-set

· Spoil your mum with this simple, yet elegant earring and pendant set.

· The pendant encompasses a dainty rose gold chain which emphasises the crystal puffed heart and the matching earrings bring style to any outfit.

· Necklace chain length: 16” plus 2” extender.

· Necklace heart size: 20 x 15mm.

· Earring size: 8x8mm.

· Price: £30

Heart of Gold Pendant & Earring Set

· www.buckleylondon.com/heart-of-gold-gifting-set

· This gorgeous set is the perfect gift to give your mum if she has a heart of gold.

· The intricate design showcases the sparkling crystal centre, a very versatile piece.

· Necklace chain length measures: 46cm (18”) plus

· The pendant encompasses a dainty rose gold chain which emphasises the crystal puffed heart and the matching earrings bring style to any outfit.

· Necklace chain length: 16” plus 2” extender.

· Necklace heart size: 20 x 15mm.

· Earring size: 8x8mm.
Price: £30

Rosa Ring

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· This stunning ring comprises of highly finished rhodium and rose gold plated bands

· Finished with handset sparking crystals to offer a subtle touch of elegance to this contemporary take on a classic style

· Available in sizes: Small, Medium and Large.

· If you really want to spoil your mother, why not purchase the matching pendant, earrings or wristwear available?

· Price: £30

Rosa Pendant

· www.buckleylondon.com/rosa-pendant

· This stunning pendant consists of highly finished rhodium and rose gold plated bands which are interlinked and suspended on a fine rolo chain.

· Finished with handset sparking crystals to offer a subtle touch of elegance to this contemporary take on a classic style.

· Chain length measures 48 cm + a 5cm extender.

· If you really want to spoil your mother, why not purchase the matching ring, earrings or wristwear available?

· Price: £35

Rosa Bangle

· www.buckleylondon.com/rosa-bangle

· This stunning bangle consists of highly finished rhodium and rose gold plated bands which are interlinked.

· Finished with handset sparking crystals to offer a subtle touch of elegance to this contemporary take on a classic style

· Bangle diameter: 62 x 54mm.

· If you really want to spoil your mother, why not purchase the matching ring, earrings or pendant available?

· Price: £35

Mother of Pearl Rose Gold Flower Bracelet

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· This beautiful pedant and earring set shines with smooth iridescent Mother of Pearl.

· The shell is set upon feminine rose gold and finished with a hand cut faceted stone at the centre to add a touch of sparkle.

· The pendant is suspended from a diamond cut trace chain.

· Pendant length 16” + 3” extender.

· Earrings 10mm diameter.

· Price: £35

  

Treat New Mums and Mums to be this Mother’s Day with A Gift from My Expert Midwife

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My Expert Midwife has the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for new mums and mums to be. The products found in each of the collections have been selected carefully to complement each other – while providing premium pre, and post-natal care for new mums and mums to be.
The multi-award winning My Expert Midwife range has been designed by midwives, developed by aromatherapists and leading chemists. The premium products have been recommended by mums for three years, helping thousands to overcome the physical side-effects of pregnancy and childbirth.
The Mum to Be Collection comprises of four of the brands most popular full-size skincare products, presented in a premium white drawstring bag, all for £79. This includes:
Fantastic Skin Elastic – which contains a serum infused with delicious smelling essential oils such as grapefruit, geranium, calendula and lavender to soothe growing bumps and soften skin, it is also perfect for giving mum a well-earned massage.
Peri Prep your Bits – a perineal massage oil for helping to prepare your perineum to stretch during childbirth.
Spritz for Bits – instant post-birth relief from perineal soreness, bruising and swelling of the perineum.
No Harm Nipple Balm – to help soothe and protect sore, cracked nipples during breastfeeding.
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Bits and Nips (Spritz for Bits and No Harm Nipple Balm £36)
Just for your Bits (Spritz for Bits and Peri Prep Your Bits £35)
Mum and Baby Balms (No Harm Bum Balm and No Harm Nipple Balm £33)

My Expert Midwife is available on boots.com from 17th February.
For full information on the My Expert Midwife range and to purchase any product or collection, go to www.myexpertmidwife.com
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For the mom who smokes: A better alternative

For mom’s who can’t quit cigarettes, there is a better alternative. IQOS is free from smoke smell and ash and is 95% less harmful than cigarettes with real-tobacco and no liquid. Give her something that lasts beyond Mother’s Day and get her to go smoke-free.

IQOS 3 DUO is designed with new features to help adult smokers switch from cigarettes more seamlessly. Featuring the fastest and most powerful holder within the IQOS family, IQOS 3 DUO allows two consecutive uses without recharging the holder, while the holder charging time is much faster compared to previous models.

The award-winning tobacco heating system offers a cleaner way of enjoying real tobacco with no smoke, no ash and less smell. IQOS heats tobacco instead of burning it, so consumers can enjoy real tobacco taste and satisfaction, with 95 percent less harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes

To date, more than 12.5 million adult smokers globally choose IQOS, of which over 70 percent have abandoned cigarettes and switched completely to IQOS. This is the result of more than 10 years of development by a team of over 400 leading scientists, engineers and experts at PMI and USD$6 billion investment in PMI’s growing portfolio of advanced smoke-free products.

The device can also be customized to the users style with over 500+ colour combinations and accessories.

Available at IQOS stores and kiosks for more info visit: www.iqos.com

Discover DARK HORSE WINE This Mother’s Day…

For Sauvignon Blanc lovers, Malbec fans, and everything in between, Dark Horse offers the perfect wine to treat your Mum this Mother’s Day. So grab a glass and celebrate your Mum with a fantastic tipple from our selection!

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Dark Horse Merlot

This full-bodied wine is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Filled with jammy fruit flavours toasted oak and warm spice. A delicious accompaniment to a dinner prepared by you just for your mum, perfectly paired with dishes from red meat to stuffed mushrooms.

Dark Horse Rose

for a fabulous wine option to share with your mum this Mother’s Day, consider the Dark Horse Rose. A blushing wine boasting fresh strawberry raspberry, citrus and floral notes. Pair with grilled salmon for a refreshing, crisp finish.

Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

Toast to the woman that helped make everything in your life possible with this rich and velvety smooth Dark Horse Cabernet Suavignon. Featuring concentrated jammy fruiyt and black cherry flavours, the aded hints of dark chocolate and espresso offer a suitably decadent feel.

Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc

A bold wine with a big personality, the Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc has exceptional flavours of lively pink grapefruit, backed by notes of fresh tropical fruit and bright citrus. Enjoy with fresh fish and mum will be in heaven!

Dark Horse Malbec

Your mum is guaranteed to fall in love with the rich taste and plush velvety finish of the Dark Horse Malbec. Filled with flavours of dark plum and blackberry combined with notes of chocolate and a hint of spice, it works deliciously with a lean steak or a fresh tomato pasta dish.

    

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While cotton and silk can only bend a few thousand times before they crack, wool can be bent tens of thousands of times before it breaks.

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Baabuk shoes are comfortable wool footwear designed for all seasons and situations. (Wool is temperature regulating which makes it an ideal material for any time of the year). To learn more and check out their shoes, check out Baabuk’s website >> www.us.baabuk.com

AlcoSense Elite 3 Breathalyser Launches

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The latest generation of the UK’s most award-winning* personal breathalyser has been launched.

The AlcoSense Elite 3 features upgraded Semi-Conductor alcohol sensor technology for unrivalled accuracy at this price point.

Designed in the UK and easy to use, the Elite 3 fits in the palm of your hand and gives your alcohol reading in seconds.

Simply turn it on and insert a blow tube. When the blow symbol is displayed on screen, blow through the device for approximately six seconds until it beeps.

A few seconds later your results will be shown in increments of 0.01 ‰BAC or mg/L, giving you a detailed understanding of your alcohol level – and more importantly, when any alcohol from the evening before has cleared your system.

The Elite 3 uses a colour coded results system, alerting you when you are near or over your chosen drink drive limit. It can be set to any limit in the UK and Ireland, including the lower Scottish limit and novice driver limit in Ireland.

It features inbuilt air flow sensors and, unlike many other breathalysers at this price point, the Elite 3 takes a larger breath sample including deep lung air to increase the accuracy of the readings.

Deep lung air contains the most accurate concentration of alcohol – but some similarly-priced breathalysers take much smaller samples and risk sampling air from the throat or top of the lungs, significantly reducing accuracy.

To make life even easier the Elite 3 will store the last nine test results, which can be easily accessed by pressing and holding the history button on the front of the breathalyser.

Keeping a Semi-Conductor breathalyser sensor free from oxidisation is essential for long term performance. The AlcoSense Elite 3 automatically performs a sensor clean every time it is used and periodically performs a deep clean, helping to keep the sensor in top condition and readings accurate.

It also now features a calibration reminder after 12 months or 300 tests, so you can easily remember to have your breathalyser recalibrated to ensure ongoing accuracy.

“Part of the responsible enjoyment of alcohol is to understand its effect on the body and when you are clear of alcohol the next day,” comments Hunter Abbott, managing director of AlcoSense Laboratories.

“The Elite 3 helps you do exactly that by giving you the tools to make an informed decision – removing the potentially fatal guesswork of knowing when you’re clear of alcohol the morning after the night before”.

The sleek pocket-sized AlcoSense Elite 3 is available from Halfords or www.alcosense.co.uk priced £69.99

*The AlcoSense Elite 2 won more group tests than any other breathalyser in the UK market including: What Car? Best Breathalyser Under £100; Fifth Gear Group Test; Wired Magazine Group Test; Diesel Car Magazine Group Test; Sunday Post Group Test; Road Safety Analysis Group Test.

Everything You Need For Mother’s Day Gifting and Advance Event Gifting is here ! Wonderful ! Choice & Brands all under one roof !

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Alex and Alexa aims to bring “The World’s Best Kids Brands” to discerning consumers at the click of a button. Discover the extensive range of designer kids’ clothes now, from more than 400 luxury labels.
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Practical or pampering?

Mother’s Day gift ideas from Kate Guy and Live in the Light…


Rebecca’s Cupboard illustrated homewares from Kate Guy

Whether your Mum prefers practical or pampering (or perhaps both!), here are a few suggestions for perfect pressies for Mother’s Day…

Practical homeware gifts from Kate Guy

Rebecca’s Cupboard Apron- £21.95

Inspired by the large, creative kitchen one of Kate’s friends in the South of France; shelves of homemade preserves and home-grown produce are the backdrop for many a delicious meal.
This pretty yet highly practical apron is made from organic cotton, very hard-wearing and fully machine washable at 40 degrees.

Also available as a tea towel which shows the complete print (ideal for framing!) – £12.00 (pictured above left)

Rebecca’s Cupboard Tote Bag- £18.00

These sturdy, hard-wearing bags, feature Kate’s distinctive Rebecca’s Cupboard design in a burgundy colourway.
The bags are printed and made in the UK from top quality cotton. The long handle enables comfortable carrying and the generous size ensures you can fit everything in whether you are heading to the shops or the beach!

Gift experience – a great gift for someone looking to explore their creative side – Kate also holds Introduction to Printmaking Workshops with small groups in her studios in Putney and Camden – see the website for further details.
See the full range of homewares at www.kateguy.co.uk
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Pampering bodycare gifts from Live in the Light…

Body Essentials Travel Kit from Live in the Light
Annmarie Gianni natural skincare Body Essentials Travel Kit from Live in the Light

Bath Accessories Gift Set – £15.00

Bath Accessories Gift Set from Live in the Light
An eco-friendly, cute and very useful gift box to give to someone who loves their bathing routine!
This carefully crated gift box contains 1 Handmade Wooden Soap Dish, 1 Nail Brush, 1 Ayate Washcloth (amazing results from this!) & 1 Handmade Soap

Really Relax Gift Set – £24.50

Really Relax gift set from Live in the Light
The perfect combo to relax and wash the day away – an indulgent soak in the bath with Fat & The Moon’s Sooth Bath Oak whilst you fill the room with the beautiful, natural scent of Lavender from Way Out Wax’s natural candle. Complete the home spa experience with the luxurious Orgaid Sheet Mask to hydrate the face and neck, leaving skin that’s supple, moisturised and instantly replenished!

Annmarie Gianni natural skincare Body Essentials Travel Kit – £24.70

Body Essentials Travel Box from Live in the Light
This three-piece, Body Essentials Travel Kit is a two week supply that delivers nourishment to bodies of all skin types. The Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash, Radiant Skin Silk and Coconut Body Oil are the ideal trio to leave your skin hydrated and moisturised.

Pure Anada Peppermint Cream Effervescent Bath Soak – £11.50
Pure Anada Peppermint Cream Coco Body Butter – £8.00

Bath Soak – This fizzing, effervescent soak is both calming and therapeutic. Israeli Dead Sea and pink Himalayan salt infuse the bathwater with essential minerals to detoxify and ease muscle tension. African Shea butter and cold-pressed olive oil help to soften and hydrate dry skin. Natural essential oils of Peppermint & Vanilla transform an ordinary bath into a spa experience!
Body Butter – Deeply hydrate and soothe the skin with this nurturing, organic & vegan blend of shea butter, vegetable oils and essential oils of Peppermint & Vanilla for an indulgently fragrant layer of moisture.

Live in the Light is an online natural and organic lifestyle store sourcing a comprehensive collection of natural and chemical free ranges including skincare, bodycare, colour cosmetics, hair and nail care, mother & baby, men’s grooming, home fragrance and pet care.

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THE PERFECT GIFT THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Give the perfect gift this Mother’s Day
The One4all Gift Card can be spent at more than 55,000 stores nationwide
Gift cards can be loaded with any amount between £10-£120

Thinking of new and exciting ways to treat mum on Mother’s Day can be a challenge, especially for those with mums who are difficult to buy for or already have everything they need.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a present that mum could use in many different ways, allowing her to pick a gift she really wants? Great news – there is!

Instead of searching endlessly for the ideal gift, treat mum to the perfect gift this Mother’s Day with a One4all Gift Card.

The One4all Gift Card can be spent in over 55,000 stores nationwide including leading high street favourites such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Boots and The Perfume Shop, giving mum the chance to spoil herself with something she really wants. It can be loaded with anything from £10 to £120, making it suitable for all budgets or for those wanting to group together with siblings.

For mums who love to keep up with the latest fashion, the One4all Gift Card can be used to shop online or in-store with the likes of Dorothy Perkins, Warehouse and TK Maxx.

If mum is a foodie and would appreciate a night away from the kitchen, then she will love the chance to dine out and enjoy a delicious meal at restaurants such as Wagamama, Pizza Express or Zizzi’s.

It might be that mum wants the opportunity to relax and unwind, so she can use her gift card to book a luxurious spa day with SpaSeekers or Spafinder. The gift card can also be redeemed at Virgin Experience Days or Red Letter Days for mums looking for a new adventure.

The One4all Gift Card is available in an exclusive Mother’s Day design and can be purchased at one4all.com, in Post Offices or gift card stands in Tesco stores nationwide.

For more information visit one4all.com.

LouLou Clayton

Custom Dog Portraits

MARCH Events!

Golden Retriever Commission

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Hello March

I really look forward to

meeting you, and

sharing our love for our pets.

Pet Portraits make special gifts.

Portrait commissions

will be open

at these events

March Events

Shops of Centerville

Open House

Friday, February 28th 5-7 pm

Visit my new studio & meet

the owners of the wonderful &

creative shops in my neighborhood

commissions open

5714 Kennett Pike

Centerville, De 19807

484-680-4487​

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Sat. March 7th 11-3 pm

Dog Portrait Exhibit

commissions open

425 Hockessin Corner

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Thursday, March 19th 4-8pm

Dog Portrait Exhibit

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Saturday

Kids Art Classes

5714 Kennett Pike

Studio “dOg”

1st class offered on

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​These classes are offered

Saturdays, one at a time so your

child can attend the classes that

work best for your schedule.

$25 per class

Min 4 children

Students will enjoy the opportunity

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fun and creative space. My classes

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To sign your Child up

email

loulou@claytonpetportraits.com

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the Saturdays that you would

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LouLou Clayton

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One of the highlights is the amazing 7-IN-1 Shampoo for Women Hair Thickening Treatment, which gets rave reviews – and many of the product ingredients are based on skincare-inspired technology to support scalp health. The range is available at Larger Boots stores, at www.boots.com and www.nanogen.com.

JODIE ISITT HOPES AUTISM KICKSTARTER WILL MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

While autism is increasingly in the media spotlight, mum of three, Jodie Isitt, is taking things one step further to break down the taboo with the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign.

The children’s book author, self-funded her first book, Autism with Lola – Playing with Bourbon Badger via Autism with Love, and is looking to raise £6,000 from this Kickstarter so she can complete book two, Lola’s Wobbly Lunchtime.

By securing investment, which starts at £15, Jodie will not only get her book to market, but also continue to teach children, and their parents, why some things are difficult for others, but that everyone matters, and inclusion is vital to harmony in society.

Believing that autism doesn’t define individuals and families, Jodie has seen first-hand the discrimination, judgement and exclusion that can happen when ignorance is at play. Jodie, who was recently nominated for an award to mark her services to change, is determined to help others understand autism and has used her family’s experiences to create positive stories and inspiring role models.

Giftsets, early bird copies of the new book, stickers, colouring sheets as well as signed copies of Playing with Bourbon Badger, are all on offer for those who pledge donations, but it’s more the change in behaviour and perceptions that’s up for grabs with Jodie.

Jodie says, “All three of my children are autistic and have additional needs and I know only too well the wilderness we live in and the barriers that are put in our way. We know there are cuts being made across the education system that not only impacts basic learning, but makes it impossible for children to learn about the wider community, about difference, love and tolerance.

Jodie says, “I’ve fully funded my work to date, but now need investment to help me not only publish the next books. This capital will also give me the means to roll out education plans and drive policy so that disabilities are accepted, judgement is quelled, and explanations and apologies are no longer needed when the lines of ‘normal’ are blurred.”

She ends by saying, “I’m determined to teach our children about compassion, tolerance and acceptance and that is what I am doing with my storytelling; and if you want to do the same, please check out our Kickstarter and get involved.”

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Treat Your Mum This Mother’s Day with A Glass Of Barefoot Wine – Chin Chin!

Show your mum just how special she is to you this Mother;s Day with a well deserved bottle of Barefoot wine. Whether she loves a luscious red, a crisp white or a deliciously sweet Moscato, there’s a wine for every mum to enjoy this Mother’s Day.

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Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc (RRP £6.99)

Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine, bursting with fruit flavours including honeydew melon, nectarine and peach. This tasty tipple is the perfect finishing touch to a carbonara or calm linguine to treat your special lady!

Barefoot Chardonnay (RRP £6.99)

Barefoot Chardonnay is bursting with flavours of green aplles, ripe peaches and a hint of honey. No one loves you like your mum, so spoil her and serve up with seafood, chicken and cheeses. Delicious!

Barefoot Shiraz Cabernet (RRP £6.99)

Full of flavour, Barefoot Shiraz Cabernet is bursting with jammy blackberry and embodies hints of toasty vanilla, giving it a smooth, velvety finish. This tasty tipple comes with an affordable price tag and is ideal for a pampering night with your mum! Why not give it a go with a sizzling steak or a good tomato pasta!

Barefoot Pink Moscato (RRP £6.99)

Think pink for mother;s Day this year and give mum a dozen roses! Barefoot Pink Moscato is the perfect option for a fun night in with your mum. It’s a deliciously sweet and versatule wine. its sweetness makes it an excellent accompaniment for desserts – perfect for strawberries and whipped cream!

Tasty Cookbook Serves Up A Treat

Make sure every recipe is one your mum will love with the My Tasty Cookbook from Hacche. A catalogue of over 300 recipes which have been shared round the world, each and every recipe selected by you! Mix and match from the 22 chapters to select 6 of your favourites; Quick Eats, 5 Items or Less, Meal Prep, Mug Meals, One Pot Wonders, Recipes for Kids, Dinner Party, Vegetarian, Desserts and many more. Every recipe, chapter and ingredient will be utilised, removing any components your mum may dislike in the process. Your mum is sure to love the Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake, Cookies & Cream Puffs or Berry-Stuffed French Toast to mention a few. Achieving a totally unique gift for someone special!

From start to finish the book is made with love. What’s more, select a personalised mother’s day themed front cover design full of your mums favourite sweet treats; flowers, scones, macaroons and pancakes. To complete your master piece add your mums name to the front cover, then My Tasty will do the hard work for you, delivering to your door. For an additional cost they will even gift it too, by adding a gift box and personalised gift wrap for that finishing touch.

As a global sensation, BuzzFeed’s culinary brand Tasty reaches over 325 million people. The MyTasty Cookbook is designed and developed with the Tasty fan in mind, recognize recipes from the largest social food network. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner Tasty has you covered and it’s now easy accessible in your own home.

The My Tasty Cookbook is available to buy online for £19.99 (Paperback) or £21.99 (Hardback) at MyTastyCookbook.com.

Seedball has teamed up with contemporary artist Yvonne Coomber to launch its new Artist’s Meadow Mix – sales of which will raise funds for the Wildlife Trust.

Inspired by the wildflowers growing outside her studio in Devon, Yvonne has painted a canvas for Seedball called ‘Here Is Where All The Wildflowers Grow’. “I so love working in collaboration with Seedball. We both celebrate kaleidoscopic, rainbow drenched wildflowers and share the belief that these untamed beauties matter” says Yvonne. “They create magical transformation not only on the land but also in our hearts.” A detail of her painting has been used for the design of the Artist’s Meadow Mix tin.

The seed mix has been specially created so that the flowers grown are those from the painting with a mix of Common Poppy, Oxeye Daisy, Musk Mallow, Corn Marigold, Purple Field Scabious, Red Campion and White Cow Parsley.

Proceeds from the sale of every tin will go to the Wildlife Trust – a conservation charity working to save the UK’s wild places whilst bringing people closer to nature.

The Artist’s Meadow Mix has 20 seed balls with 30 seeds per ball, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). Best scattered in Spring or Autumn. RRP £6 seedball.co.uk/product/artists-meadow/

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Mothering Sunday gift ideas

The new Mini Bellini Rack
For anyone who likes to start a party with a little fizz, our new Mini Bellini Rack would make an excellent small present idea, possibly for Mother’s Day on 22nd March.

This clever little gift set can make 3 deliciously simple Bellini Cocktails using the 3 drinks held in its tantalus. A dash of either our Raspberry Vodka Liqueur 22%, Morello Cherry Brandy Liqueur 17% or Gooseberry Gin Liqueur 17% in a champagne flute and topped up with chilled Prosecco is the basis for this seriously fun Italian inspired cocktail.

Our new Mini Bellini Rack, for those who like to fizz up their parties!

The classic Bellini includes fruit puree and Prosecco. However, Prosecco can be replaced by another sparkling white wine such as Champagne or Cava. Read our Saluti for the Bellini Cocktail blog for a more in depth history of this great drink.

Celtic Manor Resort offers an array of gorgeous treats and inspired gifts ideas for Mother’s Day 2020


From mouth-watering Sunday lunches to sumptuous spa treats –
give your mum a day to remember

The Celtic Manor Resort, recently voted by AA as the Best UK Family Hotel in 2020, has a host of gift ideas to treat your mum this Mother’s Day (Sunday 22nd March), running throughout March. With everything from indulgent afternoon teas, to relaxing spa packages, treat your mum to an extra special gift she’ll love.

Delicious Dining
For a three-course Sunday lunch she won’t forget, choose from one of seven restaurants, all of which offer a unique experience. From the Twenty Ten Clubhouse with its spectacular views, to the two AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, Newbridge on Usk where you can dine whilst enjoying the sounds of live jazz (both at £45 per person and family friendly). Or if you’re looking for a more exclusive ‘adult only’ afternoon the stunning Steak on Six will be sure to tick all your boxes, priced at £48 per person for 3 courses.

Afternoon Tea
For those with a sweet tooth, the Celtic Manor Resort hosts an assortment of delectable Afternoon Teas. For a more traditional experience, spend an afternoon at the Olive Tree (£32 per person) or visit the impressive Manor House (£38 per person), and enjoy an array of delicate cakes, perfect pastries and seasonal savouries.

If you’re looking to add a bit of sparkle to your afternoon, head to Hedleys where you can enjoy all the treats of a tradition afternoon tea plus plenty of bubbles, all for £46 per person.

Sensuous Spa
If you’re looking for a day of total relaxation, then The Rose Ritual spa package is the perfect gift. Using rose infused products, this blissful package includes a back, neck and shoulder massage followed by a luxurious facial cleanse. Full use of the Forum Spa facilities is also included as well as a scrumptious spring afternoon tea to whet your appetite. Don’t miss out on this exclusive offer available from 1st – 31st March. Starting from £73 per person (Tuesday to Friday) and £89 per person (Saturday to Sunday).

To find out more about these exclusive Mother’s Day offers, visit the Celtic Manor Resort website at www.celtic-manor.com/dining/mothers-day

Tropical-fragranced Body Lotion by Guava & Gold

Inspired by the tropics and formulated to transport your mind to a distant golden beach, the Guava & Gold Coco & Cherimoya Body Lotion is a product everyone needs in their beauty cupboard.

A blend of grapeseed, avocado, shea butter and Vitamin E, the combination performs well to hydrate, nourish, smooth and condition your skin, particularly against these colder temperatures.

Easily absorbed right into the skin, the lotion leaves skin feeling more supple and soft after just one use! For those who suffer from dry skin, the Body Lotion allows skin to be moisturised with instant results as it leaves a silky sheen across the skin with a graceful perfume of Coco & Cherimoya.

Available at: www.guavaandgold.com