Product Review- My Monthly 'Walter & May'
I'm so excited about this collaboration, you will probably know by now that I'm a BIG lover of small brands, I get immense satisfaction out of finding a unique brand selling cool products or products that are new to me. Part of the reason I began planning the 'Mama meet & Market' events was to be able to house all the brands that I have had the pleasure to collaborate with over the years. Instagram has introduced me to a collection of super talented people that deserve so much more, I love being able to use my platform to promote them. That is why 'Walter & May' caught my attention right away.
Walter & May are a curated gift store with a growing collection of inspiring gifts and home wares. They created the brand as a way for people who love giving to have a special space to shop, what better way to shop then through those who've poured their heart and soul into designing and making it. They support an amazing community of UK creative businesses, promoting their designs to you guys. When you need something super dooper special, they will pair you up with a designer who can create you a bespoke piece- how amazing is that! Almost like an online personal shopper, they are so passionate about UK design and promoting those designers and makers who either don't have the confidence to shout it from the rooftops themselves or simple don't have the time or knowledge.
So much of myself I see in this brand, what they do for busy makers and designers Is give them more time to make and create. They allow them to do what they love and help us to shop them in the meantime, I love that! So personal, and If your like me then you will love selecting gifts that you know will mean the world to your loved ones. With Christmas approaching what better time for me to be educating you on the brands that they stock, here you will see what we have received each month, in depth reviews and descriptions and lots of beautiful pictures. So you can see the products in 'real life' and get a feel for the brands through myself.
So what was in my box?
The box was so well packaged, beautifully wrapped and it smelt lovely too (you will see why in a moment.) We decided to have no theme, with this being the first month and the start of our monthly collaborations its was a nice chance to just test the water, for me to learn about the brand and all the other wonderful brands they stock, it was also a fabulous chance for Walter & May to show me just how well they can shop for they're customers. I was so excited to see if they had managed to select items that I would love and prove to me just how much they can take the stress out of shopping by getting to know they're customers likes and wants.
- Annie James liberty 'Mama' fabric bracelet, the most perfect gift for any mama, I already own my title with pride but now I can wear it with pride too. Its easy wear, comfortable and Oakley loves fiddling with it when hes chilling out with me on the sofa. (Hes funny like that) I think it makes a lovely addition to my wrist!
- Little Beau Candle Company handmade soy wax candle, well the second I lifted the little black box up I could smell the strong scent, by the time I took it out of its box the smell was so immense and I couldn't wait to light it. The scent we have is called 'Daisy' its fresh and full of floral tones, it smells incredible! If your like me and love candles its always so lovely use recommended brands, I worry when investing in a new candle that it wont be strong enough (you know to cover thee smell of dog and fish fingers ha)
- Made By Jay floral frill shorts, these are perfect for Olive. We love bloomers at the moment and with the weather changing it was nice to receive a these shorts as they appear to be like bloomers but have a longer leg. I cant wait to team these up with a chunky cable knit and a pair of wool tights, who says shorts are for winter? The pink floral is just the right amount of girly too!
Really hope you have enjoyed looking at our picks from Walter & May this month, keep your eyes peeled to see what we go for next month when we start our themed blog posts each month. Use code 'OAKSANDOLIVE' for a special discount off your orders for this month only, and you may be lucky enough to receive a new code for next month too.
Pop me a comment in the comments box for ideas for next months theme... Boys decor? Girls decor? Clothes? Keepsakes? Mum products? Let me know so that I can help start your Christmas shopping lists with cool brands that not everyone will have on their lists too.
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