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Finishing Touches: Best of British Accessories


In keeping with the theme of our April issue, we’re celebrating the best of British accessories.

What could be more English than an umbrella? Fulton have been making umbrellas since 1956, originally in a small factory in Whitechapel, London. Holders of a Royal Warrant, their latest range is the Eco Planet collection which includes this Beehive design.


Princes Street is Edinburgh’s main shopping thoroughfare so it seems particularly fitting that OX favourites, luxury leather goods designer, Strathberry. have given its name to this cute purse, used in their current collection.

From £125

Sara O’Neill creates Éadach’s dreamy handmade prints from the Causeway coast. She has taken inspiration from Irish myths and legends for this exquisite silk pocket square: The Children of Lir This fable tells the tale of an ancient King, Lir, whose daughters were turned into swans by his jealous second wife.

£65 or £95 including customisation kit.

Who doesn’t love a good cwtch? The welsh word for cuddle is immortalised in perspex by Cardiff-based jewellery makers,


Let’s not forget our canine companions – Barbour’s iconic waxed jacket (the epitome of British bucolic living) is also available for your best-dressed doggy friend.

From £39.99


Tue 3 May 2022

Pineapple is my pick of the bunch this month. Rich in enzymes, this is a super-fruit worthy of its moment in the May sun. 

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Tue 3 May 2022

Although at time of writing we’ve experienced both sunny days and snow-filled skies here in Oxfordshire, by May it should be fairly safe to assume that a seasonal switch-up will be required for your skincare. Here are the products we’re excited about. 

Tue 3 May 2022

Inspired by art? Us too. Here’s how to wear the look

Mon 2 May 2022

Brora X Willow Crossley

Designing The Good Life

Collaborative working is the way forward, so we were delighted to see OX favourites, Brora collaborating with the incredible Cotswolds-based Willow Crossley on their recent collection, Brora