All we want to wear now the weather is warming up, are shoes that let our toes breathe. Slides are the easiest option by far and we're loving the variety available (no joke - we own at least two of these) from brands like Zara, Rihanna x Puma, Raf Simons x adidas and Gucci.


As much as we like a modern take on traditional Caribbean architecture, we also love it when traditional elements are incorporated and updated for the way we live now. Belle Mont Farm is a relatively new property on the island of St Kitts that was established to appeal to a new type of traveller: one interested in the best, most authentic experience, is concerned with sustainability and the environment and has a desire to experience a Caribbean vacation that offers more than just a relaxing island escape.

Belle Mont Farm is, as its name would suggest, an organic and sustainable farm where guests can stay and enjoy authentic West Indian food made with locally grown ingredients. The 400-acre farm prides itself on the expansive, edible landscape that surrounds the resort and the fresh, organic produce it offers. There are several restaurants on the property and 90% of the restaurants' provisions are sourced from the estate as well as nearby farms in St. Kitts and Nevis. Meals can be enjoyed al fresco at The Kitchen restaurant which is located high on the slopes of Mount Liamuiga and where a 30 foot long table provides a communal dining experience. Guests are encouraged to dine early to catch the spectacular sunsets from this vantage point. At the water's edge sits Arthur's, the newest addition to the Belle Mont Farm culinary roster. Arthur’s offers an oceanfront dining experience on the black sand beach of Dieppe Bay, a 10 minute drive from the resort. With a location just down the beach from a fishing spot popular with locals, Arthur’s menu reflects the freshest catch of the day, paired with complementary produce from the farm. The Mill Bar is housed within a refurbished sugar mill. Here mixologists create classic or original, exotic cocktails inspired by the fruit and herbs found around the resort.

While food is obviously an important component of any stay at Belle Mont Farm, great care has also been taken with the buildings. Visitors can stay in three types of properties: a guesthouse, a farmhouse or a villa all of which have been designed by the award-winning architect Bill Bensley to be in harmony with the natural landscape and to offer spectacular views of the tropical forest of Mount Liamuiga and the organic farmland that covers the slopes to the sea. The guesthouses consist of one bedroom structures with open verandas and decks that skirt the exterior. Each guesthouse comes with a daybed and private pool that overlooks the tropical forests and the Caribbean Sea. They feature high ceilings, private bathroom verandas fed by a rainwater showers and freestanding bathtubs. The farmhouses are slightly larger and can host up to four couples or eight guests. Each group staying at a farmhouse has its own private accommodation which can be accessed via a short-stroll across a private footbridge or through the trees from the central living pavilion. Each farmhouse is outfitted with a 100-foot long infinity-edge pool and a professional kitchen, ideal for gastronomes and bon viveurs alike. The largest properties, the villas, have been designed for families or groups of friends seeking an authentic Caribbean vacation. The buildings are constructed from local stonework and have shingle rooftops, shuttered windows and carved balustrades, all of which capture the feel of a traditional Caribbean residence. The villas also have high vaulted ceilings, open and airy verandas and private, infinity-edge pools that make them ideal for entertaining.


The Rodan table by Pinch, a collaboration between husband and wife team Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon, is inspired by the restraint and detailing of the iconic Shaker box. Consistent with Pinch's signature style, the Rodan celebrates simplicity while delivering on the detail. The table consists of a turned, solid wood base upon which sits a top with raised edge that has been  secured using the classic Shaker swallowtail lapper detail. The Rodan comes in white oiled Oak, natural Walnut and black stained Ash.


This collaboration between French fashion designer JC de Castelbajac Paris and Portugese children's wear brand Wolf + Rita features the primary colours and basic prints that are characteristic of JC de Castelbajac on the simple silhouettes of Wolf + Rita. The capsule collection includes dresses, rompers, tops, trousers and swimwear in sizes from three months to ten years. It is divided into three categories: "Dans la Forêt", a dreamlike world featuring children and animals in colourful camouflage, "Camo Animoux" where birds and animals are depicted in simple black sketches on a white background, and a group of mono-coloured pieces in primary colours on which disembodied arms have been placed.


The Laguna dinner table was created by Moisés Hernández Design Studio in conjunction with Cesare Bizzotto for the Briccole competition of the Italian company Riva 1920. The table reuses wood from the bricole or masts of Venice and features three angled legs upon which the rough hewn wooden surface rests.


The flower-like Blom table lamp by Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik is compact standing at a mere 24cm tall with a diameter of 15cm. With its petal-shaped shade, its name is a contraction of the word blomst, which is Norwegian for flower. Those petals aren't just pretty but are also functional; the intensity of the light can be adjusted depending on personal preference by rotating the petals as they act on the diffuser. The lamp's aluminium base ensures its stability. A compact fluorescent bulb guarantees good lighting with low energy consumption and the polycarbonate petals do not conduct heat easily. The lamp, which won a Reddot Award 2014, is designed to be portable and to blend into many different settings. The Blom lamp is available in red, grey, green, yellow, white and black.



Dot is the first smartwatch designed for the visually impaired that eschews audio prompts for a tactile touchscreen. It receives smartphone information including texts, notifications and directions by way of Bluetooth which is then translated into mobile braille using four cells of six balls each that are displayed on its round face. The wearer sends replies or takes simple actions using two side buttons. Dot features a sleek, minimal face which is covered by a protective bezel. It has a seven-day battery life and comes with a magnetic charging base. The watch also has open-source software to encourage developers to improve and refine its performance.

The South Korean start-up will begin shipping product this month.


The design of the Maissi Bench by Helsinki-based designers Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters for their studio Kaksikko was inspired by old stair handrails and industrial machinery parts. The curved elements are made by laminating thin strips of oak over moulds and routing them into cylinders. The bench seats two people comfortably and its narrow profile makes it suitable for use in living rooms or entranceways.


Pottery Barn have been entering into a number of high-end collaborations with designers recently and this has had the effect of keeping their lines fresh and interesting. On February 17 they released the Margherita Missoni for Pottery Barn Kids collection online and in stores. It includes brightly coloured bedding, decor items, gifts and accessories for kids and babies and features unique elements like embroidery, pompons and fringing. The daisy, Missoni's namesake flower, is a repeated motif showing up as a pouf, dolls, quilt and pillow. The pieces are designed to be mixed to create a truly personalised space. The bright and fun collection reflects Missoni's love of colour and pattern-mixing as well as her rich Italian heritage.