When I headed off to California for a Road trip earlier in the year, I knew I was going to need a hat that would keep the sun off my face. Not only that but it had to do double duty, looking great in San Francisco city, not out of place in the National Parks and then also poolside in Vegas. Hats can be a bit of a packing nightmare, but this particular one is ‘crushable’, by heritage brand Christys’.
I’m still wearing mine in Florida now, by the pool and when I need some protection as we’re out and about. It has withstood packing and unpacking over 5 or 6 times now, each time being rolled, or if I’m feeling particularly good, stuffed. Each time, I simply shake it out and whilst it’s clearly not a ‘stiff’ hat, once on, the shape is just fine again.
If you’re looking for something similar, I’d highly recommend them. Called the Christys’ Nimbin trilby, you can find them on the Christys’ site.
So, how was it? I feel like I’ve been away for ages and I’m dying to have a good catch up with my girlfriends! That has to be a good sign that I’m enjoying Florence Finds.
I couldn’t kick us off into the post-Christmas/pre-New Year lull without sharing some of the lovely gifts I received this year and I’m hoping that you’ll be wanting to share one or two (or maybe the whole list like me!) of yours?
It’s not quite the Macbook from my fantasy gift list 😉 but I’m loving getting to grips with my new Apple Magic trackpad mouse – I’m a sucker for new technology!
I was so excited to receive the Laura Mercier Illuminator I mentioned in my beauty gift guide, but it’s so pretty I don’t want to spoil it by using it!
I don’t normally get cleaning products for Christmas, but this was a stocking filler from Pete as I love my other e-cloths and he completely wrecked slightly damaged mine during the decorating… e-cloth + painting = upset Rebecca.
Now my hair has gone back to being short and sassy (read completely unsalvageable with a bobble on rainy days,) I needed a rain hat and think I’m going to look very Inspector Gadget in this trilby from Ted Baker
GAP socks, always.
Another hat which I asked for, a classic bobble, although mine is pink, of course. Accessorize Bobble hat
My genius Mum found me a handbag hook… Accessorize handbag hook.
Burning in my office right now? A Jo Malone fig and cassis candle
For perfect at-home manicures, Leighton Denny Miracle drops – watch out for a DIY coming up on this soon.
Super thrilled with this one (after buying no less than 3 as gifts for other people!)Design*Sponge at Home book
And another great present – I totally missed out on Downton Series 1 and now I can catch up… did you see the Christmas special?!
Of course it wasn’t all about gifts, I had a wonderful few days at my home for Christmas Day, lots of lovely food and drink 😉 rest and relaxation and a bit of sale shopping already… more of that to come soon!
Share your favourite gifts by leaving a comment in the box… as always I can’t wait to hear what you’ve received!