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The Jetsetter Christmas Gift Guide

The Jetsetter Christmas Gift Guide

We are forever planning our next adventure at Wisteria London HQ, so we thought we would share The Jetsetter Christmas Gift Guide on what to get the stylish traveller in your life, or maybe you’re one yourself (in which case, subtly share this post with anyone who needs a nudge in the right direction!)

From travel document wallets, to passport cases and travel mugs, our range of travel accessories are the perfect gift for the girl who loves to travel whilst doing so in style.

Travel Wallets

Organisation is key to a relaxing journey. Why carry everything separately when you can have all your travel documents in one convenient place?

Our Alice Scott and Yes Studio travel wallets are the ultimate must have for any traveller! These luxury textured, leatherette travel wallets will store all your travel documents and currency in one convenient place. The pink and green banana leaf print exterior on the Alice Scott wallet, features the words ‘OUT OF OFFICE’ in embossed gold detailing, while the pink Yes Studio Wallet is printed in red with the words ‘ROADTRIPS AND OCEAN DIPS.’ Inside each of the travel wallets you will find labelled tabbed compartments, for easy access to tickets, boarding cards, passport and currency with a zip compartment for change and smaller items.

Alice Scott ‘Out of Office’ Travel Wallet  // Yes Studio ‘Road Trips and Ocean Dips Travel Wallet

Passport Cases and Luggage Tags

Our passport cases and luggage tags are perfect for the girl who loves to travel. The stylish designs (which also match the travel wallets), come beautifully boxed ready to gift this Christmas. The leatherette luggage tags will be easy to spot, ensuring that you grab your suitcase and start your vacay stat.

Alice Scott Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set // Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet Passport Cover // Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet Luggage Tag

Toiletry/Make-Up Bags

Protect your make-up essentials with our small and large cosmetic bags. The Alice Scott ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’ make-up bag is compact in design. It’s size and simplicity means that it is perfect for your cabin bag or check in luggage. An ideal carry case for your make-up, or easily lost items, such as, contact lenses, headphones and earplugs, keeping them neat and tidied away.

Alternatively we have the stylish and eye catching large tropical printed pouch also from Alice Scott, perfect for keeping your toiletries in check.

Alice Scott ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’ Make-Up Bag // Alice Scott Large Tropical Toiletry Bag

Travel Mugs

For the avid tea/coffee drinkers these travel mugs are the perfect gift. Not only do they save money and help with the environment, they let you look fashionable while drinking your daily cup of tea/coffee on the go! We love them!

Yes Studio ‘I Did Not Wake Up Like This’ Travel Mug // Yes Studio ‘I’m Like 110% Tired’ Travel Mug // Yes Studio ‘I Don’t Need An Inspirational Quote. I Need Coffee Travel Mug

Alice Scott ‘Pocket Money’ Card Holder

Our slim Alice Scott credit card holder is both fun and versatile. A perfect alternative to a full sized purse, fitting effortlessly into your pocket or handbag to keep your essentials close at hand. It holds up to 4 credit cards and standard size business cards.

Alice Scott 'Pocket Money' Card HolderAlice Scott ‘Pocket Money’ Card Holder

 

 

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Secret Santa Christmas Gift Guide

Secret Santa Christmas Gift Guide

Secret Santa – the present we all leave until the last minute!

Every year it’s the same – you pick a name out of a hat, then spend half your time struggling to find just the right thing for that person…but fear not, we have the annual Secret Santa conundrum all wrapped up!

We have picked some of our favourite items from the Wisteria London website, all £10 or less, that’ll be sure to raise a smile as well as put the ho, ho, ho back into your Secret Santa gift!

For the Jetsetter

Every workplace has one, the colleague that seems to spend more time at the beach than at their desk! While you might be sick of seeing all her holiday snaps on Instagram and secretly jealous of her constant sun kissed glow, you’ve still picked her name out of the hat…so why not treat her to our fab-u-lous Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet’ Luggage Tag. She might even bring you back a fridge magnet from her next trip!

Yes Studio Are We There Yet Luggage Tag

Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet’ Luggage Tag

For the Coffee/Tea Lover

Coffee/Tea breaks just got better, sip away the afternoon with our range of mugs perfect for the office or at home. Our ‘I’m like 110% Tired’ Mug will let everyone know that you’re not quite ready for that 3hr meeting on a Monday morning! Plus, it can be just as useful as a pen pot on your desk as it is a coffee mug at home!

Yes Studio ‘Awkward’ Mug // Yes Studio ‘I’m Like 110% Tired Mug // Yes Studio ‘I Did Not Wake Up Like This’ Mug

For the Organised Co-Worker/Friend

Sure to get them noticed in the boardroom, our fun yet stylish notebooks are perfect for brightening up any note taking task.

Old English Company ‘The Master Plan’ Notebook // Alice Scott Set of 6 Pencils // Old English Company ‘Get Stuff Done’ Notebook

For the Selfie Queen

We all know that one friend or colleague – the one who spends more time on their selfies than they do on their work! The one who takes so many selfies she always has her camera front facing. We might like to wind her up about it but we can’t help appreciating the dedication she has for the selfie game. As the holidays are approaching, why not support the cause with our Alice Scott #nofilter compact mirror. This handy pocket mirror means she will always be prepared for the perfect selfie. A must for make-up touch ups and quick hair fixes. This mini mirror is as pretty as it is practical!

Alice Scott #NOFILTER Compact Mirror

For the Fashionista

Keep the chills at bay with our fabulous range of fashion scarves, perfect for your fashionable colleague or friend. We have a wide selection of different prints including animal print which is HUGE this season. Our Nala and Lumi scarves are perfect paired with your favourite outfit, tied in your hair or wrapped around the handles of your handbag.

Nala Leopard Print Scarf // Lumi Leopard Print Scarf // Beatrice Floral Print Scarf

The Inexpensive Way to be Thoughtful

Fashion designers are accessorising with them on the catwalks and they are all over the internet. It’s official the enamel pins are having their moment and what’s great is they make a really affordable Christmas gift. Whether they’re a coffee addict or you just want to show your girl gang some love, our fabulous range of Old English Company enamel pins will have you covered.

Old English Company ‘She Believed She Could So She Did’ Enamel Pin // Old English Company ‘Coffee Then The World’ Enamel Pin //Old English Company ‘Girl Gang’ Enamel Pin

 

Happy Shopping xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Payday Treats – Autumn/Winter Must Haves

Payday Treat - Autumn Winter Must Haves

Happy Friday everyone and happy payday! Yes that’s right the day is FINALLY here! It’s our favourite time of the month and the perfect excuse to treat yourself (not that we need an excuse to shop!)

From chunky scarves to bobble hats it’s pretty obvious that autumn is here and it’s here to stay! Is anyone else getting excited about the thought of coats, boots and all the layering? We know we are!

Below we have put together our top picks from the website this month to help you get ready for the autumn/winter months and the colder days and nights. Don’t forget that by signing up to our newsletter you can get an exclusive 10% off your first order (it’s only technically two more paydays until the big man in red comes, so every little helps!) and we would love to hear what you are treating yourself to this payday! For full product ranges check out the website here.

Cold Weather Essentials

Blanket Scarves

As the cold weather draws near, oversized blanket scarves are an essential investment for AW18 and especially if you are looking to refresh last year’s winter coat. Think sophisticated neutrals in classic check patterns with our Olivia Scarf, heritage-chic vibes in timeless tartan with our Rosie scarf and bold faux fur for statement making style with our Roxy Scarf.

Chunky Knit Bobble Hats

Keep your head warm this winter and feel glamorous whatever the weather with our stylish cable knit bobble hat with faux fur pompom, available in a range of colours. Warm and thick with a soft fleece lining, our chunky knit bobble hat will be a staple of your cold weather styling, the perfect accessory for AW18.

The Sassiest Travel Mug

Forget the quotes…just give me the coffee and no one gets hurt! Get your caffeine fix and make a statement with these straight talking travel mugs, perfect for travelling to work, college or your everyday adventures.

Double walled to keep your drink warmer for longer, these super cool plastic eco mugs are guaranteed to make a statement no matter where you go! So go on, show the world your sassy side!

The Ultimate Reusable Water Bottle

If you wanna be great, you gotta hydrate! The Yes Studio ‘I Did Not Wake Up Like This’  and ‘Woman Power’ water bottles allow you to enjoy your favourite drink anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re keeping your warm drink hot or cold drink cool, this gorgeous insulated bottle does it for you in style and will keep your drinks warm or cold for up too 6 hours! Genius!

New Season Jewellery

Lucky Coin Earrings

Make a statement in our lucky coin earrings available in gold and silver plate. These beautiful earrings are perfect for everyday wear or save them for a special occasion. The perfect gift for any stylish lady whether it be your sister, best friend, daughter or mum.

Mini Astrid Beaded Hoop Earrings

Keep your look always on point with our mini Astrid beaded hoop earrings. The small hoop shape will sit closely to the ear while the beaded details adds that little something extra to the overall look. The perfect foundation for creating the new Instagram trend: the curated ear.

Knot Bangle

A simple accessory that can be worn on its own or layered with other bracelets. This would make a beautiful gift for a birthday, anniversary, bridesmaid or just as a treat to yourself.

The New Season Bag

Sloane Cross-Body Bag

Our new Sloane circle cross-body bag will round of your outfits with a major trend twist this AW18. For a stand out style statement that’s still wonderfully sophisticated, the Sloane bag is a great way to update your handbag collection without the hefty price tag! With an eye catching rounded design the Sloane bag also features a double zip closure and adjustable strap. Available in red or dark green.

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London on a Budget

Free things to do in London - Views from the Sky Garden overlooking the city and Tower Bridge

BECAUSE THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE!

Easter is just around the corner so why not plan a jam packed weekend in the city without splashing the cash? For those of you who want to explore the city on a budget, Wisteria London has compiled a guide to the best free things to do in the city over the bank holiday weekend. Yes you heard us right FREE!

London can be super expensive. I for one have been known to spend £20 on a burger before, which was anything more than average! I know (insert gasping emoji), but it’s true; some places in London can set you back a pretty penny. However, look in the right places and you will find that there’s also a lot of fun to be had for absolutely nada!

So let’s get started, below is our guide on doing ‘London on a Budget.’

MUSEUMS

We are so lucky to have so many museums on our doorstep, but did you know that admission into some of them is absolutely free? I will note that some of them do ask for a small donation that will help to maintain the museum but this donation is entirely voluntary.

V&A Museum

First up is the V&A, the world’s largest museum of art and design that houses 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity (WOW!) Spend your morning exploring the endless corridors of amazing exhibitions that the V&A have to offer, and whilst there be sure to check out the amazing tearooms, you will want to get that photo for the gram!

Free things to do in London - Inside the V&A

Free things to do in London - Inside the V&A

Free things to do in London - Inside the V&A

Natural History Museum

This is probably my favourite museum to visit, and is a great one if you have kids. From dinosaurs to mammals explore the amazing diversity of life on Earth! Take a journey through their spectacular Earth sculpture, experience their famous earthquake simulator, stand under the 25.2 metre blue whale skeleton and do it all for free! From the moment you step inside, your inner child will be released and you will never want to leave, a fab way to spend your afternoon in the city!

Free things to do in London - Inside the Natiral History Musuem with the 25.2 blue whale

Free things to do in London - Inside the Natiral History Musuem with the 25.2 blue whale

Free things to do in London - Inside the Natural History Museum - the giant Earth sculpture

VIEWS OF LONDON

Sky Garden

Want free uninterrupted views of the city? Then look no further than the Sky Garden, located within the Walkie Talkie building on Fenchurch Street, right in the heart of the city. Whiz your way up to the 35th floor where you will be transported to a unique public space that spans three storeys and offers 360 degree views across the city of London. Spend time wandering around the landscaped garden, observation decks and open air terrace, and be sure to get that insta-worthy photo of one of London’s many famous landmarks. This is one definitely not to be missed and although it is free and walk ins are accepted I would highly recommend that you book tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the Sky Garden website and are usually released on a Monday for the following week, and you will be able to choose the day and time of your visit. Why not book two visits and see London in all its glory both day and night!

Free things to do in London - Sky Garden - wander round the landscaped gardens

Free Things to do in London - View from the Sky Garden overloking the city and the Shard

Free things to do in London - View of London Bridge from the Sky Garden

Free things to do in London - Sky Garden - bar in Sky Garden

Free things to do in London - Sky Garden - enjoy a drink while you take in the views from above

Discover London on Foot

Be truly British and discover some of London’s most iconic landmarks on foot. Walking is a great way to discover the real London, as well as getting in some much needed exercise! Head to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guards, or go see the beautiful sights of Covent Garden. Head down to the embankment to get views of the London Eye or walk towards London Bridge to get some of the best views of the city! Don’t forget to keep looking up as you might miss something along the way!

Free things to do in London - Take a walk to Horse Guards Parade

Free things to do in London - take a walk down to the Embankment to see views of the London Eye

Free things to do in London - Take a walk to Tower Bridge and tak in the amazing views of the city

MARKETS

Borough Market

Why not wander around some of London’s favourite and oldest markets. Start off with Borough Market the foodies favourite and probably one of the busiest markets you will come across in London. Here you will find lots of gourmet goodies along with fresh loaves, rare breed meats, fruit and veg and lots of yummy cakes. Be sure to take advantage of the numerous free samples on offer too!

Portobello Road Market

Next stop Portobello Road Market an antique collectors dream! Several markets rolled into one (Saturdays being the day when all are in full swing) visitors flock from all over the world to discover one of London’s best loved treasures.  Unfortunately the market is closed on Bank holidays but does open on Good Friday.

Spitalfields Market

Something for the whole family, Spitalfields market is set in the heart of one of the most popular, diverse and historic neighbourhoods in London. With Shoreditch and Hoxton only a short walk away you can discover the amazing works of Banksy and Roa which change on a weekly basis.

Whilst these are our favourite places to visit for free in London there are many other exhibitions and galleries which do not charge admission. Let us know in the comments below if you have visited any of our top picks and what you thought of them, or let us know any of your recommendations. We too love discovering new places!

Until next time,

Rebecca x

 

**All images used in this post are our own**

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Wisteria London’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mum in a Million

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (Sunday 11th March) it can be stressful to find the ‘perfect’ gift. How do you say thank you to the woman that brought you into this world? Who taught you right from wrong and who has and always will continue to do anything in the world for you?! Don’t panic we have got you covered!

Jewellery

Jewellery is always a great option when it comes to gifts. There is something very sentimental about it, it can tell a story, pass on good wishes and it’s something someone can get a lot of wear out of too. Forget flowers and chocolates if she is a jewellery lover give her a new favourite from Wisteria London this Mother’s Day.

  1. Ornate Chinese Fan Necklace
  2. ‘Spread Your Wings’ Angel Wing Necklace
  3. ‘Message on a Postcard’ Necklace
  4. ‘Key to my Heart’ Necklace
  5. ‘Postcard from Paris’ Necklace
  6. ‘Loved to be Loved’ Puffy Heart Necklace

All of our jewellery is beautifully presented in a gift box ready to gift to that special woman in your life.

Bags

When it comes to accessories there is definitely one item that every woman should have and that item is a good handbag. Handbags are the necessary accessory all us women can’t help but swoon over and Wisteria London have a selection of handbags that are both classic and chic and sure to earn you some extra brownie points this Mother’s Day!

 

  1. Mayfair Handbag
  2. Chelsea Cross Body Bag
  3. Kensington Tote Bag
  4. Camden Cross Body Bag
  5. Belgravia Handbag
  6. Fitzrovia Cross Body Bag

Scarves

Accessorising outfits with a gorgeous scarf is a simple yet stylish way to upgrade your look. A gift that you cannot go wrong with (after all one size fits all!) Wisteria London’s fashion scarves are an-any season and all weather staple.

  1. Inject a touch of style to any outfit with our Lola Scarf
  2. Our Olivia Scarf with its classic check pattern will add style to any cold weather outfit
  3. Add a statement finish to a casual out with our gorgeous paisley print Elizabeth Scarf
  4. Make your new season outfits bloom with our Beatrice Scarf
  5. Keep the chills at bay this season with Carlita Scarf
  6. Add a pop of colour with our printed Ivy Scarf

Stationary

Your mum spends so much time thinking about everyone else, but this Mother’s Day give her something that puts the focus back on her. Wisteria London has a selection of stationary that will let her set goals, plan her week and always have a place to jot down her brilliant ideas.

  1. Alice Scott ‘Dangerously Good Ideas’ and ‘Never Ending Notes and Lists’ set of 2 notebooks
  2. Alice Scott set of 3 ‘Note to Self’ boxed ballpoint pens
  3. Alice Scott tropical B5 Notebook
  4. Alice Scott set of 6 pencils
  5. Alice Scott ‘List of Enemies’ A6 Notebook
  6. Lily and Val ‘Make Today Ridiculously Amazing’ set of 2 notebooks

Beauty Favourites

Finally why not inject some fun into your mums everyday accessories with our fab range of make up bags or #nofilter compact mirror. They will be sure to bring a smile to her face this Mother’s Day!

  1. Alice Scott ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’ Make Up Bag
  2. Alice Scott #nofilter Compact Mirror
  3. Alice Scott Tropical Large Make Up Bag

The best thing about shopping for women is that the options are endless, especially when it comes to accessories. There are a million reasons to celebrate your mum and the right gift says it all. I hope you found this gift guide helpful, you can shop the full Mother’s Day Edit here.

Until next time

Rebecca x