Coveting a Zoom backdrop refresh but want to shop local? Raise your interiors game with our edit of the best boutique buys in Essex right now, from a stylish diffuser and want-it-now vase to the new-season monkey sculpture your shelfie can't live without (yes, really)…
From potters and painters to stylists and chefs, Essex is awash with creative talent and in this new culture series, we meet the skilled artisans who deserve championing. First up: Isabelle Taylor-Jones of Dantes Ceramics in Wivenhoe
Whether you're hosting an outdoor soirée or pulling together a leisurely lunch, these alfresco add-ons will give your garden a breath of fresh flair. What's more, you can check them all out locally, so no more home-delivery disasters just before the guests arrive. You're welcome…
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Working from home? Sounds like the perfect excuse to pimp up your workstation with the loveliest stationery and desk accessories.
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