It's time to 'Escape to Paradise'... 5 minutes with founder Sacha Alagich

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Escape to Paradise was founded 12 years ago in Sydney's Iconic Manly Beach and the brand has captured the imagination of the world with its vibrant island lifestyle offering and it’s goal to bring holiday bliss to everyday life.

Escape to Paradise designs a wide range of premium luxury homewares and accessories, from bags to cushions to beach towels.  Founder Sacha Alagich is a global gypsetter and surfing enthusiast who travels regularly to exotic destinations around the world to help build the narrative behind her brand.

Sacha has always felt that there needs to be more to a label than for it just to be pretty, the brand needs to be a vehicle for change. 'I want to use the brand to be able to make a difference and support causes that I am so passionate about, such as environmental projects to plant trees in rainforest regeneration areas or marine conservation programs, so it isn't just about the products but about the difference we can make in the world' she says.

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How/when did Escape to Paradise begin? 

My initial dream for Escape to Paradise began when I was only 7 years old on a holiday to Fiji where I made tropical flower decorations to sell to guests at the resort I was staying at, from that moment onwards I always knew that one day I wanted to have my own business, especially something inspired by beautiful tropical destinations…then 10 years ago that dream finally came true when I launched our first collection of handbags and travel accessories. We had humble beginnings at the Bondi and Kirribilli Markets as most brands begin this way, shortly after we discovered the world of trade shows and from there the brand grew over time to now be a truly global brand where our designs can be found throughout the US, Canada, Europe, South East Asia, New Zealand and of course Australia.

How would you describe your current collection?
Our current collection is inspired by the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki Beach. I just love the vibrant colours and tropical feeling when visiting this iconic hotel, I wanted to translate this into a collection where everyone can have the feeling of paradise in their own home.

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What inspires you when designing a new range?
I think of the most beautiful destinations around the world and ways to translate this into products through the colours and patterns associated with the feelings from these destinations.

Your top 3 tips for creating a luxurious tropical space?
1. You can’t go wrong with palm trees. Having either real palms or décor items with palm tree motifs will always set the tone for a tropical space.

2. Use furniture in natural materials such as cane or wood to create an earthy feel.

3. Let the sun shine in. Having lots of natural light in a space will always make a space feel more coastal. Use lots of white for the walls, upholstery and light shear curtains so the light will bounce off these surfaces and give the room a fresh tropical feeling.

Where can we buy your beautiful products?
We have over 300 stockists Australia wide in all of the major coastal locations so our products can be found at most beachside suburbs, such as Swish in Warriewood, NSW, Coasting Home, Forster, NSW, Whitebeach in Perigean Beach, QLD, Biku Furniture in Bundall, QLD. We also have an online store

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What can we expect next from Escape to Paradise?
Our next collection will be inspired by the islands of Tahiti, so keep a look out for beautiful aquas, teals and coral motifs to reflect the beauty of these islands.

We love that you give back by donating to not for profit charities, why is this so important to you and your business?
I always believe in helping to make the world a more beautiful place and by giving back to charities who help conserve the environment this is a way to help have a positive impact on the world. For every item sold on our website this helps plant trees in rainforests around the world where they have been depleted.

What is your favourite tropical holiday destination?
I have so many favourite tropical destinations around the world it is hard to list them all, but my top places to visit are Tahiti, Hawaii, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.


The stunning new 'Rumah' Collection by Sage x Clare has landed!



Inspired by the tranquil village vibes and the soothing colours of twilight, Rumah – meaning ‘home’ in Indonesian – encapsulates that rare charm of authentic Bali. A colour palette featuring the rich blue-greens of the ocean, the pinks, oranges and reds of a summer sunset, lush botanical greens and earthy sand tones offers a bold yet soothing combination. And floral motifs, organic shapes and playful imagery are set against rich textures, ensuring this collection delivers an expression of laid-back luxury.

Indoor and outdoor living are taken care of thanks to woven waffle towels and playful accessories, some past Sage x Clare favourites have been re-released in fresh colour-ways and, as always, embroidery, hand-weaving, beadwork, tassels, shag and tufting offer a nod to authentic artisanal techniques. Rumah is a modern take on traditional design, with the same level of detail and craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from Sage x Clare.

Create your own tropical escape with this wide-ranging combination of homewares that celebrates the very best of Bali in a fabulous mish-mash of pattern, colour and texture.

See the full collection here!

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TRENDING | Gypsy Queen


By Alexandra Carter

Gypsy Queen

A trend board created to help you replicate the feeling of summer inside your home when it's still a little bit frosty out there!

The colours and tones stem from the fun and captivating artwork by Jen Sievers - pulling out pops of pastel, textured furniture pieces and soft furnishings that are tactile and detailed.

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Artwork: Greenhouse Interiors

Teal cushion: Nathan & Jac

Side table: Beeline Design

Big cushion: Sage & Clare

Duvet cover: Sage & Clare

Bed frame: Ethnicraft

Pendant: Designstuff Group

Jewellery box: Arrival Hall

Candle: Mecca Cosmetica

Clock: Nathan & Jac

Pot: Lightly Design


TRENDING | Raspberry


By Alexandra Carter


Winter has arrived, can you believe that it's the first day of the season?! And with that in mind it's time to swap out your blush for a burst of berry, raspberry to be precise! 

Inspired by the beautiful artwork by Anna Thomas, this trends board focuses on creating a layered winter palette... bursts of berry, natural timbers and navy accents!

Shop the look below!

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Artwork: Barnaby Lane

Bed frame: Curious Grace

Euros: Cultiver

Side table: Designstuff Group

Rug: Art Hide

Duvet: Cultiver

Lamp: Norsu

Chair: Click On Furniture

Bear puzzle: Fenton & Fenton

Throw: Greenhouse Interiors

Candle Holders: Fenton & Fenton

Round Cushion: Nathan & Jac

Square cushion: Designstuff Group

Jar: Nathan & Jac

Mirror: Arrival Hall

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Bold & Bright - OON release their AW18 collection ‘Falgun’

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib


This season Oon goes bolder and brighter with their latest collection entitled 'Falgun'. Falgun is the Nepalese calendar month synonymous with the big colour festival 'holi' which is held at the beginning of each spring. The collection is inspired by the ideals of the festival - both the experience  and the observance. The colours of 'holi' are bright, contrasting, fun and joyous and that is exactly what the 'Falgun' collection embodies.

We love Oon's use of geometric patterns and tailored stitching, which are paired back with the use of natural textures, simple structures and organic shapes. Throughout the range their is a juxtaposition of carefully considered textures all perfectly complementing each other.

The AW18 Collection is all about celebrating colour by encouraging the use of bold colours, mixing and matching patterns and shapes and making a statement with interiors.

Oon continue to stay true to their core values by using traditional techniques, such as 'kantha' stitching from India, while always adding a touch of their signature contemporary style and edge.

Featuring shags, tailored stitching and organic shapes alongside muted shades of hazelnut, soft pink, navy with dashes of red and gold, we just know that you are going to love this range just as much as we do!



Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling - Greenhouse Interiors | Photography - Armelle Habib

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

Styling & Photography - Louise Roche, Villa Styling

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TRENDING | Colourful Neutrals


By Alexandra Carter

TRENDING - Colourful Neutrals, a play on traditional tones of what is considered neutral. Try using these muted colours to add depth and sophistication to your space.

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Armchair - Click On Furniture

Artwork - Green House Interiors

Peach cushion - Milk & Sugar

Magazine rack - Hunting for George

Plant stand - Hunting for George

Side table - Retro Jan

Pendant light - Norsu

Rug - Norsu

Clock - Arrival Hall

Throw - Norsu

Vase - Keep Pressin


An iconic Melbourne Hotel reimagined...

Interior Design by  Meme Design   |  Photography by  Tom Blachford .

Interior Design by Meme Design  |  Photography by Tom Blachford.


The iconic Prince Hotel in Melbourne's St Kilda has been reimagined and refurbished by the incredible design team at Meme Design. It's beachside location was inspiration for the softer palette of textures and hues, suggestive of Miami beaches and 'candy coloured ice-creams'. The Interior design approach paid homage to the hotels original art deco architecture, expansive windows and natural light. 

The choices of lighting and furniture in each room showcase Australia's diverse artesian makers. Each room offers a range of pieces, from handmade oak chairs by HR McCarthy, generous armchairs by Jardan, blush concrete tables by Nood Co, brass pendants by ISM Objects, cushions by Sly Australia and photography by Kate Ballis.

Every element within the Prince Hotel has been thoughtfully considered, from it's fresh aesthetic, it's relaxed vibes and it's uber comfortable furniture pieces. 

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SLY do it again - say hello to 'Tangence AW/18'

All images © Sly Australia 2018. Styling Bek Sheppard. Photography Annette O’Brien.

All images © Sly Australia 2018. Styling Bek Sheppard. Photography Annette O’Brien.


One of our all-time favourite homewares brands Sly have just launched their AW/18 collection Tangence and our jaws have dropped at just how stunning the range is!

The form, the shape, the colours, tones, materials.. it’s all to die for, check it out below!

The Tangence collection is online and available for pre-order here:


Tangence"The act of touching. A collection formed around a sense of tactility, shape and tone. An alternate path of journey and discovery where simplicity and minimalism are at the forefront."


Axton Suspended Rail – Melbourne-made Axton is a multifunctional steel rail, powder-coated in a soft matte clay hue and features a single Tasmanian Oak rung.


Cover: Elwyn II Velvet cushions return in Autumnal hues of Olive, Cobalt, Clay and Blush. 50cm filled.


Knox Cushion – Knox is stitched in Australia with the finest perforated Italian Suede and brass hardware. 40cm filled, available in Buff, Clay, Navy and Olive.


Tuck Floating Shelf – A versatile floating shelf folded from powder-coated steel and featuring a Tasmanian oak peg. Available in White and Moss. 


Omni Terrazzo Trivet Set – Omni is a set of four assorted Fibonacci Terrazzo Trivets created exclusively with Sly. Housed in a Moss steel cuff, each trivet has a unique colour, pattern and chip size. 

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Cosy and classy - RJL x Adairs Winter 18 Collection!

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We are crushing hard on the latest RJL x Adairs Winter 18 Collection – it is cosy, comfy and oh so classy!

Inspired by fashion and some of Bec’s very own iconic wardrobe moments, her latest Autumn Winter 2018 Collection for cult favourite Adairs features a stylish colour palette of blush, teal and grey hues.

The collection features a range of on-trend elements, think soft Ombre pink, grey Mongolian faux fur, contemporary geometric patterns, angular quilting, tassels, luxe velvet and modernised lace placement.

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RJL x Adairs Winter

“Jardin is my velvet offering for this season, coming in a beautiful teal colour with a unique placement quilted design. Something very different which we haven’t done it before and its come up a treat.” – Bec Judd

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RJL x Adairs Winter

“We’ve also designed a printed bedlinen cover called Fusion, which features a beautiful Ombre pink colour with a printed geometric design. The quilt cover is double sided, so it’s completely versatile, and then you’re free to mix and match by either styling it with the Mongolian Euros or the Cable Kitted Euro – it’s amazing!” – Bec Judd

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"The Como design has been made from a beautiful Stonewashed Cotton, it’s so lush with layers fringing and strip lace. When I say lace, it’s not a flouncy - flowery lace, it’s a masculine - a little bit of a hard-edge lace, so it’s more contemporary. I cannot wait to get it on my bed!” – Bec Judd

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Blushing beautiful - 10 Valentines Day Picks for your design savvy loved ones!


Valentines Day is just about here... 

and to mark the occasion I've complied my Top 10 last minute blushing beautiful gift ideas for you!

What about flowers and chocolates you say? I'll take homewares and art any day of the week!!!

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Christmas Gift Guide - Under $50!


Christmas is officially less than 1 month away and I am left wondering, how does it continue to sneak up on us every single year?!

To mark the beginning of the rush to the finish line, I have compiled my TOP PRESSIES for UNDER $50!

Perfect for your family, loved ones, Kris-Kringle, stocking fillers or for anyone who deserves something special this Christmas!

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A designer furniture collection from interior stylist Sarah Ellison...

New Wave

For a long time I have been a fan of uber stylist Sarah Ellison, mostly for her work in Real Living Mag, where she worked as a senior stylist and the style director for over 7 years and also for her down right spot on eye for styling amazing spaces. During her time as stylist she has been on the forefront of interior trends, curating them as well as making them.

Therefore we feel that her latest venture is the perfect fit, a furniture collection all of her own – entitled New Wave. It features furniture and accessories that are inspired by her local Bondi Beach, from key furniture pieces for your lounge room and kitchen, to 70's inspired mirrors and ceramic sculptural pieces. The range is truly impressive, has a distinctly relaxed modern feel and aesthetically is right up my alley!

The collection consists of an array of materials, such as linen, my personal fav terrazzo, marble, brass, leather and travertine. All of these elements work harmoniously together to bring this collection to life, and wow is it divine!

The New Wave collection by Sarah Ellison is available from Sarah’s website, and exclusively through Clickon Furniture nationwide.

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New Wave
New Wave
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Blankets with personality... by Slowdown Studio


If you know me well, you would know that personally I'm not the biggest fan of pattern in my own home, but the amazing work of Slowdown Studio has changed my mind and has made me really excited! 

Slowdown Studio is the creative project of Australian-born, Los Angeles-based designer Marc Hendrick. With a love of playful prints and patterns, Marc selects his favourite illustrators and artists from around the world to collaborate on a series of woven blankets. With limited runs of each style, Slowdown Studio celebrates individuality and artistry, bringing these unique pieces into homes in the form of something as beautiful and versatile as a 100% cotton throw. 

Slowdown Studio says "Whether laying around a grassy knoll, sunning on a beach or getting comfy on the couch, Slowdown Studio blankets are the perfect item to help you find a welcome change of pace and comfort. So grab a coffee, a book and a blanket, and slow it down."


A beautiful, functional and easy storage solution...

Black Ash Boxy.

Black Ash Boxy.

Combining aesthetics + functionality Urban Couture's new Boxy Range is the perfect addition to your home.

Urban Couture have released their latest must have - the Boxy. The perfect piece to create your own custom storage, use as a gorgeous bedside table, a side table or even a stack them them to create a sideboard - the options are endless.

Urban Couture's Boxy Units are available in Oak, Black Ash, Green + Carrara Marble, and can be purchased in sets to create a storage solution or on their own to accessorise your space. 

We love, do you?

Green Marble Boxy.

Green Marble Boxy.

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American Oak Boxy.

American Oak Boxy.

Carrara Marble Boxy.

Carrara Marble Boxy.


Darren Palmer has launched a homewares range and it is gorgeous...

Darren Palmer Lives Here

Darren Palmer is the style guru we all know and love; from his books, tv shows, judging on The Block and just being an all round Interior Designer extrodinaire!

And now you can have a piece of his style in your own home... Partnering with Myer, the Darren Palmer Collection is a curated selection of stunning pieces that pay tribute to his signature style and flair. Think lots of Navy, touches of coastal, multiple textures, pieces for layering and a touch of luxe. 

The collection is online and in store at Myer nationally.

My Top 3 Picks!

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Darren Palmer Lives Here

New day, New Dawn by Arro Home...

Photos - Arro Home | Styling - Heather Nette King | Photography - Mike Baker

Photos - Arro Home | Styling - Heather Nette King | Photography - Mike Baker

'New day, New Dawn' is the latest collection of furniture and homewares from Arro Home.


Arro Home is an Australian lifestyle brand, based in Melbourne. Their collections consist of stylish rugs woven in natural fibres, beautiful furniture pieces that offer all aspects of living and dining, an array of soft furnishings and linens and stunning decor pieces. Their ranges are constantly refreshed to reflect trends, ensure newness and deliver distinctive products for your home that will stand the test of time. 

Arro Home recognises and is responding to shifting global demographics, where people are seeking a true lifestyle balance that informs how a home functions and serves.. and we absolutely love this about them!

This season see's the return of the ottoman which comes in three sizes and in a gorgeous array of colours. Their range of rugs are colourful, tactile, have the most gorgeous tasselling and some feature graphic imagery. And let's not forget the velvets... oh so gorgeous!


"We don't know about you, but we can already see ourselves sprawled out in the Oscar chair, feet hanging over the side, book in our lap. We're relaxed just thinking about it, actually. Mmm..." says Arro Home.


“Inspired rugs pair with monochrome cushions and revamped Arro favourites meet with modern twists. We introduce a versatile new colour-range of velvet ottomans alongside our lounge chairs and sofas. And we lift the layers on our entire collection with tasselled cushions and rugs. Arro Home brings together contemporary trends in urban living to cater for a world of movers: those who want to curate their space, even if the place isn’t permanent. From sprawling homes to studio apartments, we believe in the potential to make your space anew and do it from the ground up.” says Arro Home


""Go on. Put your feet up. You've earned it," is what the Aloft ottoman would say to you if it could. Who are we to argue? In a sumptuous rust velvet with a subtle sheen, you'll wonder where this ottoman has been all your life. Also comes in Small and Tall." says Arro Home.


"With its tassel texture and jewel tones, the Miette Rug (centre) is one sassy showstopper! Whether you pop it in your living room or your bedroom (or your office, or your dining room), this woven kilim rug is sure to make your space feel special." says Arro Home


Tired of your lounge or bedroom? Problem solved!



Do you ever walk around your house and feel like it needs a refresh but you don't have the time or the expertise to make it instagram worthy? Nathan + Jac are your saviours, they create handpicked interior accessory packs designed for you to replicate at home.

Each of their full room packs have been designed to help you with the final layer of decorating and feature artwork, furniture, cushions, homewares, books and more.

They have just released their SS18 Collection and it is AMAZING... you will want to throw your whole lounge room out and start again!

Casablanca Collection - Inspired by handcrafted tiles, spices and garden villas, our Casablanca collection is woven like a rich tapestry of colour, culture and romance. Infusing a vibrant colour palette with timeless sophistication and glamour to create an intoxicating allure.

Sandstorm Collection - Inspired by the dunes of the vast Saharan desert, our Sandstorm collection combines a tonal feast of soft, floaty layers of ivory, camel, sand and oatmeal for a calming, serene effect. Like a Bedouin of the desert stumbling upon an oasis, pops of indigo blue, blackened kohl and rust punctuate this sandy backdrop, while glints of brass play like a mirage on the horizon.






SAHARA SS17 - by Sly

All images © Sly Australia 2017 | Styling Bek Sheppard | Photography Annette O’Brien.

All images © Sly Australia 2017 | Styling Bek Sheppard | Photography Annette O’Brien.

Dusky sandscapes, the rusty hues of windswept dunes and blushing skies. Sahara by Sly is a celebration of earthy, summery tones working in harmony, bringing warmth and softness. Simplicity in its design means you can seamlessly bring the tonal beauty of the desert to your home.

We absolutely love Sly's latest offering and it's dusty pastel hues, brass detailing and the material of the moment terrazzo of course!! 

Nomad Cushion (above) - A summer edition of soft pastel cushions of 100% stonewashed linen in desert hues, featuring the return of the exposed brass zip. 


Marlow Tray - Marlow is a tabletop marvel. Simply designed to suit any flat surface, Marlow can display, store or organise with minimal beauty. Featuring perforation detail for use in or outdoors. 


SlySKIN Luxe Wash - The second addition to SlySKIN sees the arrival of two luxurious hand wash blends. Fresh, herbal and zingy, this blend is a delicious and refreshing way to cleanse your palms. 


Harlan Side Table - A compact side table celebrating form and function. Combining powder-coated steel and unique Terrazzo detail from Fibonacci Stone, Harlan is both minimal and versatile. 


Canningvale... an Australian homewares brand you need to know about!


Today we are thrilled to be sharing with you Australian homewares brand Canningvale, who specialise in luxury items for the bedroom, bathroom, living room and a cheeky beach towel too!

Canningvale's goal is “to make luxury homewares attainable”, and for their customers to make a real home for themselves and for those they love. Their collections transcend both trends and seasons because of their timeless designs and impeccable quality.

And for DOT + POP readers we have a super special 20% OFF discount code - use code: DOTANDPOP20 at the checkout until the end of 2017 - on full priced items!


Canningvale selects only the highest quality materials and weaves them into the beautiful products that will become your timeless favourites, and this desire for quality is what has driven Canningvale since their beginning over 40 years ago.

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Sogno Linen Cotton Quilt Cover Set

The neutral tones and subtle textures of their collections offer a solid and calm foundation for confident self-expression in a peaceful home life. We love their passion for creating not only superbly high quality products but the love and passion that they put into creating each and every piece. 

The soft neutral palette that Canningvale is renowned for resonates with so many of us who wish for a dreamy and luxurious bedroom and home.

Vintage Softwash Cotton Quilt Cover Set

Vintage Softwash Cotton Quilt Cover Set

Canningvale believe in a sustainable business model - one where the focus is on their own unique style and the quality of product, rather than a short-lived fashion trend. And to prove their devotion to their brand they back all their products with a 5-year warranty.

Now based in Richmond, Victoria, Canningvale is still a family owned and operated business 40 years on; and they are continually focused on making luxury homewares in a sustainable way for Australian families.

And as the saying goes, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’.

Vintage Softwash Cotton Sheet Set

Vintage Softwash Cotton Sheet Set


Do you need help picking a fab present for your father? Read this!


Fathers Day is just around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about what to buy your dad... and let's be honest, boys & men in general can be super hard to buy for!

So to help you in your time of need I have created the edit below of my fav finds to say a big thank you to your dad this Father's Day... and if you didn't already know, it's Sunday September 3rd, so pop it in your diary!