I just LOVE these hand painted organic silk scarves handmade by Brighton-based Daubs & Dashes founder Georgia and inspired by her own travels. You might just squeak an order in for Mothers’ Day or shortly after.Read more
Check out these fancy yet playful trainers from Rose Rankin that combine sleek styling and retro references. They bring a glamorous touch to jeans, lend a hip edge to smarter looks and I want a pair bad!Read more
Stylish new Sussex candle brand SevenSeventeen gets its name from the heavenly time when the founders’ kids are bundled into bed and the wine is poured. They cost much less than Diptyque and smell heavenly.Read more
Check out these snuggly eco-friendly blankets, throws and bags and tell me if you can spot the bottle!Read more
This little beauty, Vanderohe No. 1 Nourishing Face Serum (£88), is absolutely brand spanking new – you’re literally the first to know about this indie beauty brand that launches on 1 Feb…Read more
Doing a January detox? Get your dog on a health kick too with these organic veggie treats – Muddy pooch tried and tested!Read more
On a new year fitness kick? If your yoga or pilates gear is more dog’s dinner than downward dog feast your eyes on these sustainably produced clothes. They’re made in Newhaven and they’re available online.Read more
Panic not – with all the great experiences that can be gifted these days a voucher is no longer a cop out and you can buy someone a treat or membership online right up to the wire! Here are some Sussex-based ideas you may not have considered. You’re welcome!
Here’s a fabulous present for someone with an outdoor space not fulfilling its potential – a garden makeover, or at least the plan for one, that doesn’t involve Alan Titchmarsh.Read more
On the downward slope to Christmas but still after a few stocking fillers? Here’s one good place you might have overlooked.
If you shop in Brighton you’ll probably recognise Bert’s Homestores in North Laine (there are two more Brighton/Hove branches besides) but you may not know that at the back, past all the kitchen bits and bobs (some quite fun presents in themselves), is an area with toys, including a heap at stocking filler/pocket money prices.Read more
These cool, durable messengers, duffels and backpacks are made from truck tarpaulins and seat belts! Great for sport, the man or student in your life, or even baby change gear. Check out the brand new shop in Brighton or buy online.Read more