Life, Lather & Luxuries

Style your bathroom with our new Hand Washes

July 3rd, 2013 | 1 comment | permalink

Sometimes the simple pleasures in life are the most satisfying. The first pump of a fresh Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Wash has to be one of them. Our new collection of Hand Washes will not only leave your mitts feeling cleansed, softened and rehydrated, the opulent jewel colours will look dazzling in your bathroom.

 

Let us introduce some of the new sink-side saviours, as well as some home decor ideas inspired by paint and paper craftsmen Farrow & Ball to freshen up your interiors…

Lavender love

Do you believe your bathroom should be a hub of relaxation? Then you’ll adore our Lavender Hand Wash. The laidback herb is known for it’s soothing properties, so it’s perfect to use after a stressful day. To enhance the mood of serenity opt for muted shades, and adorn the windowsill with a rustic vase of lavender or wild flowers.

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Pomegranate passion

As rich as a magpie’s nest after swooping into the Selfridges sale, and as juicy as a fruit picker’s paunches, Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed has to be the most decadent Hand Wash in our collection.  If you’re going for accents of red on your walls, the berry-bright bottle will give an extra pop of colour to your bathroom.

 

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Citrus crush

Are you the type of person who struggles to get up in the morning?

Well, the zesty fragrance of our Citron, Honey & Coriander Hand Wash will shake up your wake-up regime. Opting for lemony shades in your bathroom can help to lift your spirits – and they will look striking if you have plenty of natural sunlight pouring in.Tin Shot Citron

 

Mermaid magic

If you’ve been sailing the seven seas for the caviar of hand treats, reel in our La Source Hand Wash. It’s fresh, soothing and packed with nurturing minerals, so leave the scales to the fish and say ahoy to pebble smooth palms. Hone the costal-chic theme in your bathroom with sea green walls and jars filled with shells.

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There are 8 hand washes to choose in our new collection, what will be your favourite shade ?

 

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Things to see and do in Wimbledon

June 18th, 2013 | Comments Off | permalink

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It’s time to practice your backhand and stock up on strawberries and cream, because tennis season is here. Whether you’ll be watching The Wimbledon Championships (24 June – 7 July) from centre court or from your sofa, the London suburb of Wimbledon is well worth a visit. Take a look at our top 5 suggestions of things to see and do in the area…

Visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Even if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets to the Wimbledon Championships this year, there’s always the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.  The latest exhibition Tennis on the Riviera features memorabilia depicting tennis on the French Riviera from 1890s – 1930s. The main collection boasts 15,000 tennis related objects from toys to teapots – the oldest artefact dates from 1555.

For further info visit: www.wimbledon.com

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Go horse riding

Ditch the tube and saddle up at the Wimbledon Village Stables, which has been a horse riding school for over 100 years.

While Wimbledon is only a short journey from the city, there are more than 3,000 acres of countryside in the surrounding commons and nearby Richmond Park to explore on horseback. The perfect way to make the most of the green space London has to offer.

For further info visit: www.wvstables.com

Go to the theatre

If you’re after a relaxing evening of entertainment away from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out The New Wimbledon Theatre. The Edwardian building is stunning, and it’s only a short walk from Wimbledon Station. Dreamboats and Petticoats the musical will be running from 29 July – 3 August, and promises to be a fun-filled show.

For further info visit: www.agttickets.com

 

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Visit the Windmill Museum

Wimbledon Common isn’t just a great spot for a picnic or taking the dog for a walk, it’s also home to the fascinating Windmill Museum. Built in 1871, the windmill was fully operational until 1864 and the building now houses a museum of windmills and exhibits on local history and the Scouting movement. Look out for the Womble memorabilia in the gift shop.

For further info visit: www.wimbledinwindmill.org

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Shop until you drop

If you’re after unusual gifts, explore the delights of Wimbledon Village, from eclectic homeware to unique dresses there’s something for everyone. Every Saturday from 9am-1pm you can pick up fresh fruit and veg at Wimbledon Farmers’ Market at Wimbledon Park Primary School. Also, pop into the Crabtree & Evelyn store at the Centre Court Shopping Centre to stock up on goodies. Our Strawberry & Cream biscuits are a must-try!

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What are your favourite Wimbledon hot spots? Tell us in the comments box below…

Summer Pampering Guide

June 7th, 2013 | Comments Off | permalink

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We usually change our wardrobe according to the seasons, but our beauty regimes don’t always follow suit. Even if it’s raining outside, bring a touch of sunshine to your pampering regime with Crabtree & Evelyn’s hero summer products. That way if the sun does make an appearance, you’ll be sandal ready and bikini beautiful…

Fragrance on the go

Welcome in the new season by updating your pampering regime with our new Somerset Meadow Eau de Toilette. No matter whether you’re jetting off to exotic climes, or camping under the stars on home ground, the fresh fruity-floral fragrance will refresh your senses and lift your spirits. Apply to pulse points to evoke the heady scent of a West Country meadow in bloom.

Holiday heaven

Everyone has favourite holiday smells and our Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Body Mist is even better enjoyed in the sunshine. The sweet zesty scent is refreshing on a warm summer’s day and adds moisture to the skin. Plus, the natural fragrance helps to neutralise odours – so it’s perfect to use after sports and before a shower. Why not store the spray in the fridge and apply as a cooling treat on a hot day?

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Scrubbing up well

Whatever the time of year, it’s always a good plan to exfoliate skin once or twice a week. But if you’re thinking of hitting the beach there’s all the more reason to make sure your skin is at its best. Our Citron, Honey and Coriander Body Scrub is gentle, moisturizing and has a comforting scent. It’s wonderful to use in preparation for tanning or shaving, plus exfoliation can help minimize those pesky in-growing hairs.

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Handy work

Now the evenings are lighter, keen gardeners have more time to prune those petunias and deadhead those delilahs. Watering and weeding can take its toll on your mitts, so thank Crabtree & Evelyn for the Gardeners Hand Scrub with Pumice. While the ultra-fine granules help cleanse and lift dirt from hands and nails, the formula is gentle and soothing to skin. Don’t forget to finish off by moisturing with the Gardeners Hand Therapy.

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Three feet treats

During the winter months our feet often hibernate in boots and can become neglected, so the arrival of sandal season can be a shock! Don’t panic, with our 3 for 2 offers on pedicure-friendly products your feet will soon be ready to show off.  First bathe them in La Source Effervescent Foot Soak, and then remove hard skin with a pumice stone or foot file. Dry them carefully and apply the La Source Ultra-Moisturizing Foot Remedy to soften skin. To cool and refresh feet and legs, spray on the La Source Reviving Foot & Leg Mist –it’s a hero product for using on long haul flights to perk-up tired and puffy ankles.

 

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What are your favourite Crabtree & Evelyn summer pampering treats? Share them in the comments box below or     on our Facebook page.