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  • Our new award winning, vegan apothecary brand - Join

    Posted on November 08 2019

    Join London is an independent fragrance and lifestyle brand founded in early 2017. Cruelty free and vegan, the brand began in London where they first started handcrafting organic vegan candles...

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  • The new season scent // Q & A with Plum & Ashby

    Posted on November 05 2019

    Plum & Ashby create beautifully designed, high quality apothecary products for the home with an aesthetic that is clean and considered. Their home and body collections are inspired by and...

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  • Hunker down

    Posted on November 05 2017

    With the days getting darker there is nothing as relaxing as the cosy glow of candlelight. Parkminster Products is a company with a very home-spun origin. They have been making...

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  • Raise your well-being game.

    Posted on October 07 2017

      The award winning apothecary collection Abahna was founded in 2005 by Claire and Ed Croft who took inspiration from the exotic bathing ceremonies and spas of India and the...

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  • The niche perfume to know.

    Posted on September 19 2017

    Born in Västerås Sweden, Maya Njie (pronounced 'Maia En-jai') moved to London in her late teens. Her background lies in surface design and photography, which she studied at the University...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide - Last minute Stocking Fillers & Mini Gifts

    Posted on December 20 2016

    Claus Porto Musgo Real aftershave £38.00 After-shave enriched with aloe, witch-hazel and echinacea extract that help comfort the skin after shaving. Ortigia Bath Salt Sachet in Zagara (Orange Blossom) £4.50 Also...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide - Men's Under Fifty

    Posted on December 15 2016

    Read on for our edit of Christmas gifts under fifty for the special man in your life...   L:A Bruket Soap Bar £13.00 Lee Socks in Black, Green or Maroon £9.00...

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  • Introducing - L:A Bruket

    Posted on December 13 2016

    Building on the principles of design and ceramics, L:A Bruket co-founder Monica Kylén began exploring skincare out of necessity. As a trained ceramic artist, Monica was creating a line of...

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  • Brand Focus - Ortigia

    Posted on December 06 2015

    Ortigia is a small Italian soap and scent company founded in Sicily in 2006 by Sue Townsend. The luxurious range of soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions are formulated using...

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  • 19

    Posted on November 09 2015

    Known for being a home to free-thinking writers, artists, actors, musicians, hippies, eccentrics and some off-the-grid folks, the coastal town of Topanga, Los Angeles provides the inspiration and memories for...

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  • Focus on...Priddy Essentials

    Posted on November 06 2015

     Next up in our 'Focus on...' series, we take a look at apothecary brand, Priddy Essentials.      The story Priddy is a family design team creating unisex apothecary products in...

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