May 28, 2020
At home

Back to work buys – from your laptop

The end is in sight! Workdays back at the office are edging closer – if you're not there already – so treat yourself to something nice to get you ready to step back into the world outside your home.

If you’re finding the transition from loungewear (or, let’s face it, pyjamas) to office wear a little difficult, Iris and Wool’s Dutton’s skirt is made from 100 per cent Australian Merino wool for your soft, stretchy comfort. There are no zips or buttons, but it’s chic enough to wear in public.

Are your hands well and truly dried out from all that sanitising? Pop a nice new bottle of moisturiser on your desk – Maine Beach’s Organic Ligurian Honey Hand & Body creme works its magic to make your hands feel like the softest of velvet. Just be careful not to let your colleagues catch you sniffing your hands. The hint of blood orange fragrance is subtle and fresh.

Not equipped for those drizzly winter days just yet? See the silver lining in patches of rain, with Marimekko’s Pieni Unikko stick umbrella from Living by Design. It’s easy to open and its sturdy curved handle will stay firmly in your hands, even in the stiffest breeze. You’ll be a beacon of style among the sea of plain black umbrellas.

With the unimaginably bumpy start we all experienced to 2020, it’s understandable to get the feeling you’re not quite organised for the year ahead. Start to plan and get on top of your appointments and deadlines with Emma Kate Co’s beautiful Burgundy Rose Weekly Planner. If you want to feel really special, there’s an option to add a monogram.

Creator of Wildflower Tea, Annette Simmons named her Brighton Breakfast Tea after the beach she visits each morning. It’s a combination of black tea, white tea, silver needle and rose petals. Keep a bag of this at your desk and make a ritual out of brewing a pot before you even log on for the day.

While we’re on morning rituals, start the day on a sweet note, with a bowl of Crunchy Maple Muesli from Goodies + Grains. Who could say not to hazelnuts, pure maple syrup and a tasty blend of spices? Great for a quick breakfast at the desk, or a sweet afternoon snack straight from the bag.

Ready to head back to a frosty office building? Be prepared with this divine Alpaca wrap from Wendy Voon. The Peruvian alpaca wool with an Italian linen striped detail is the perfect item to leave slung over your chair for when the cooling kicks in, or just to wrap up during those lunch break walks.

Loveridge & Co’s BASE Market Bag is the perfect way to carry your lunch in style – as well as lug around all those things that seem to need to make the journey from home to work and vice versa. You can feel good about not carrying around plastic – the BASE bag is made of washable paper, complete with a zipper on the inside for those little things that get lost in the bottom. It’s tear-resistant and durable, and even better – machine washable. Topping it all off, it’s made from sustainably-sourced paper and doesn’t contribute to deforestation.


Give yourself that extra incentive to get up on time for that meeting, with Gucci’s G-Frame watch from James Thredgold Jeweller. The elegant mesh bracelet frames the mother of pearl dial.

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