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One World in the Summertime

by Ciara Brimfield
Posted in Ideas on 4th July 2019

Oh hi there summer... finally the Great British Summertime is here and doesn't it feel all kinds of good? The long days, the warm summer evenings, and a chance to head outdoors and enjoy the simpler things. And on that note, we're sharing a few of our favourite things to really savour some time over these sunny days.

Summer Siesta Competition 

Fancy winning one of our stunning One World x Matthew Williamson Summer Siesta lamps? For your chance to win simply head over to our Instagram post, like our page and tag two friends in post. The winner will be announced at the end of July.

Lamp and orange typewriter on desk

Make time to – Sip 

Is it really summer if you’re not indulging in a refreshing cocktail alfresco style? We didn’t think so. Which is why we thought we’d share a couple of cocktails (one alcoholic the other non) for you to mix and muddle your way through the sunshine.

Winchester Rose

This delicious cocktail is courtesy of the fabulous Cabinet Rooms in Winchester. Our editor is from Winchester and can HIGHLY recommend the stunning cocktails here. (Winchester Rose © Cabinet Rooms). You can find out more over on this blog post

Winchester Rose Cocktail
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 10ml Pama pomegranate liqueur
  • 20ml Rose syrup
  • 40ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • Shake with ice then double-strain into a chilled coupe
  • Garnish with English rose petals
  • Optional – for a luxe look, add a few flecks of gold leaf

Garden Cooler 

We love the name of this – a definite for post-gardening refreshment and it comes from the fabulous Seedlip!

Seedlip Cocktail
  • Seedlip Garden 108: 50ml/2oz
  • Cucumber & Mint Verjus*: 25ml/1oz
  • Sugar Syrup: 1 Tsp
  • Soda: Top
  • Highball full of ice
  • Garnish with Sprig of Thyme

**Add 10-12 mint leaves & 100g Sliced cucumber to 375ml of Verjus and leave overnight. Strain & store in fridge.

Make time to – Read

What’s on your summer reading list? Whether you’re off on holiday and looking for a good read or fancy making the most of your garden with a good book, here are our top three summer reads!

My Lovely Wife book in hand with coffee
Image c/o Crime by the Book blog

1. My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing

If you’re looking for a page-turning, gripping thriller then this is the one for you. A real beach read

2.Sweet Sorrow – David Nichols

Fans of One Day will be pleased to know that David Nichols has written another story of love, friendship and a summer that changes everything.

3. This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay

Painfully honest, refreshing, and laugh-out-loud anecdotes, this no-holds-barred account of the frontline of the NHS is a great read.

Make time to – Listen

When it comes to relaxing there’s nothing quite like a good podcast to unwind to. Here are our current favourites that have us tuned in.

Desert Island Discs

Perfect for… lying on the beach. Kick back and listen to the soft tones of Kirsty Young as she interviews her guests on their eight tracks, a book and a luxury that they’d take to a desert island. Indulgence at its finest.

Happy Place

Fearne Cotton

Perfect for… that evening walk or whilst doing the gardening. Fearne Cotton chats to some really interesting and insightful people about their love, life, and what happiness means to them. The Ruby Wax and Mary Berry episodes are real gems!

The Joe Rogan Experience

Perfect for… listening with a cocktail in hand. Hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist and television host Joe Rogan, this podcast is funny and honest in equal measures!

We’d love to hear your favourite suggestions of things to drink, read, and listen to this summer. Head on over to Instagram to join in the conversation – and don’t forget to enter our competition!

Happy Summer!


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