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8th August 2018

Full swing Picnic Season!

Full swing Picnic Season!

We're currently having the hottest summer on record with North Wales regularly featuring on TV as being the hottest place in Britain! Now is never a better time to make the most of al fresco dining and eating outdoors!

Portmeirion Village Shop and Portmeirion Online has everything you need to create the perfect Picnic, including the location ;)

We've put together some must haves to help you create an epic picnic;

1. Hydration

Remember to stay hydrated whilst outdoors in the sunshine. An easy way to do this is to take a good stock of water with you and some refreshing drinks in re-usable bottles, such as the Beau & Elliot Hydration Bottle, or a beautiful Sara Miller Water Bottle. Reusable bottles are hugely important in helping to avoid single use plastic and reduce waste.

2 Food Storage

Wrap your food well when preparing for a picnic. Bee's Sandwich wraps are perfect for wrapping sandwiches and picnic goodies, and are fully re-usable. It’s easy. Simply wash with cool water and soap, hang to dry and repeat.  If you're looking for something a little more rigid, to stop squashing your sandwiches, opt for an insulated sandwich box, available in various colourways.

3. Picnic Blanket/ Rug

Comfort is a must whilst lounging outside for hours. Anorak have launched super cute animal inspired outdoor blankets which feature a waterproof backing and useful carry handle.

4. Location 

Of course we're going to be bias about this one, but you couldn’t get a better location that Portmeirion Village, with its idyllic gardens and coastal paths, picnicking here is simply heaven. 

Top tip today, soak up the glorious summer whilst it lasts!

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7th December 2017

So I’ve just been introduced to Seascape Island Apothecary…

So I’ve just been introduced to Seascape Island Apothecary…

Seascape Island Apothecary is a 100% natural essential oil - based collection of luxury bath & body ranges for the whole family. Their ranges include hair care, hand care, three different bath and body ranges, luxurious products that are maternity-safe, a men's range, and the a range for babies and children.

Having tried a number of products through their ranges, my absolute favourite has to be the Soothe Sleep Oil, ‘with natural essential oil of Lavender to relax and calm, as well as the oils from Grape Seed, Sweet Almond, Bitter Orange Flower and Mandarin Orange Peel to balance the mind and deliver a gentle fragrance’. After hectic days of work and parenting a toddler and teenager, this really is great for relaxing and unwinding. The smell of Lavender isn’t too overpowering and works well; my sleep pattern has definitely improved. I’m a big fan of Lavender and its relaxing, calming properties, but nothing I have tried is as effective as this. The packaging for this is rather pretty and would make a perfect gift.

Seascape Island Apothecary is a 100% natural essential oil - based collection of luxury bath & body ranges for the whole family. Their ranges include hair care, hand care, three different bath and body ranges, luxurious products that are maternity-safe, a men's range, and the a range for babies and children.

Having tried a number of products through their ranges, my absolute favourite has to be the Soothe Sleep Oil, ‘with natural essential oil of Lavender to relax and calm, as well as the oils from Grape Seed, Sweet Almond, Bitter Orange Flower and Mandarin Orange Peel to balance the mind and deliver a gentle fragrance’. After hectic days of work and parenting a toddler and teenager, this really is great for relaxing and unwinding. The smell of Lavender isn’t too overpowering and works well; my sleep pattern has definitely improved. I’m a big fan of Lavender and its relaxing, calming properties, but nothing I have tried is as effective as this.  The packaging for this is rather pretty and would make a perfect gift.

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7th December 2017

Sara Miller London

Sara Miller London

Its easy to see why Sara Miller is an ‘award winning’ designer with her stunning collections of designs in home fragrance, stationery, greeting cards, gift packaging and homewares. Her collections stand out from the crowd, with her stunning designs, vibrant colours, gold embellishments and delicate embossing.

I love her quirky and enchanting Flamingo collection, each one a must have (even if I don’t have an actual need) and have been an instant hit here in our office. I found myself buying the stationary range for my desk to recreate the beautiful lifestyle imagery that she tempts us with, including the Magazine rack, Document wallets and Flamingo Notebook. I’ve added a Grapefruit, Tonca & Yuzu Diffuser to my office, to add warmth and comfort with the aroma, and the Flamingo Thermal Flask to carry my drink with me throughout the day. (Confessing here to having a Flamboyant Flamingo Mug hidden safely in my draw for special occasions, meetings etc).

The ‘Sara Miller’ office conversion has happened and now I feel I must do the same at home with her stunning Chelsea Collection tableware. Perfect for sophisticated Afternoon Tea, Girly get together’ s and family gatherings, this luxurious collaboration with Portmeirion Pottery is textured with 22-carat-gold detailing making it worthy of keeping on permanent display.
Being a trendsetter throughout 2017, I’m really excited to see what Sara Miller has in store for us in 2018!

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5th December 2017

Be Merry & Bright with PortmeirionONLINE

T’is almost the Christmas season (and feels like it gets earlier and earlier every year!) and it’s no secret that I absolutely love this time of year. I love the festive decorations, twinkly fairy lights,  hot mulled wine, Christmas dinner, Christmas TV Adverts and Christmas Gift shopping.  I love to see family and friends reactions when they open gifts that I’ve searched long and hard for, gifts with meaning and gifts that they will put to good use. 

We understand the importance of finding the perfect gift for loved ones, colleagues and friends, so we have carefully selected gifts to suit all ages. Some quirky, some practical, some entertaining, but definitely something for everyone.

Don’t traipse the shops endlessly looking for gift ideas; grab a mulled wine, relax in your own home and shop our site for gifts for everyone on your Christmas list! Our site is full to the brim of festive gifts, food and drink, decorations, and homeware that yule love

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