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There’s no denying that the little things in life make a big difference, especially in the pandemic landscape. So we’ve decided to bring back our Favourite Things feature, which was a staple of our Wild Hearts magazines. Each month, we’ll be putting together a lusty list of things to dream over, from jewellery, to books, shoes and products (and everything in between).

October’s lustful list features not only things of beauty and creativity, but some thoughtful items that stem from either small batch productions and/or conscious business practices. Revel in the small things that evoke happiness, better practices and wonder. Enjoy this October’s covetables x 

One Of A Kind by Zoe & Morgan

Zoe & Morgan’s One of A Kind range is designed to celebrate your own definition of love – be it an engagement, a personal milestone or a commitment to loving yourself more. Each piece is as the collection’s name suggests – one of a kind, and there aren’t any others like it. Create your own love and let Zoe & Morgan help you to celebrate it through individuality. Aside from each piece being exquisite and unique, Zoe & Morgan are transparent and ethical in practice and delight in making jewellery for life.

Check out the One of A Kind bespoke gallery here.
Follow Zoe & Morgan on Instagram at @zoeandmorgan

Lost In Wonder by Jo Malone London

Conjured from a lost moment of wanderlust, the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon are the inspiration for Jo’s latest scent duo, Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne and Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense.
Fig & Lotus Flower is graceful, delicate and floral. Water-fresh petals balance the sweet juiciness of ripe fig and rise above the evergreen trees. In contrast, Cypress & Grapevine is sumptuous and robust; powered woody notes and rich foliage are infused with the fresh, aromatic scent of wild grapevines. The base notes of both are earthy, warm and mythical. Layered, they are alluring, exotic and embody the perfect pairing for your upcoming summer events.

Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne is $122 NZD (30ml)
Cypress & Grapewine Cologne Instense is $197 NZD (50ml)
Find Jo Malone’s new range, here.
Follow Jo Malone London on Instagram, here.

Little Biddy Gin by Reefton Distilling Co

A distinctively New Zealand selection of small batch distilled gins with attitude. Reefton Distilling Co’s foraging for native botanicals takes them into the heart of the untamed wilderness of the West Coast where local legend, Little Biddy, once fossicked for gold. Botanicals including toatoa, horopito and Douglas fir infuse a striking aromatic bite into Little Biddy Gin which creates a fresh, dynamic character against spiced citrus and warm resin.

Little Biddy Gin starts from $84.99 NZD (700ml)

Delve into striking flavours this summer and purchase Little Biddy Gin here.

Follow Little Biddy Gin on Instagram here, and Reefton Distilling Co here.

Photos from the Rooftop Vows Styled Shoot captured by The Official Photographers. See the full feature here.

Black Blaze Candles

Light up your home with these gorgeous column pillar candles by Black Blaze. They’re handmade in Sydney using plant-based wax, so each one is slightly unique. They’re sleek, minimal in style and uber chic, so they’ll fit any space. Choose from muted modern colours of eucalyptus, taupe, ashy peach, cream and marle.

Shop Black Blaze Sydney and purchase your own pillar candles here.

Follow Blaze Blaze on Instagram, here.

The Hotel Britomart

The Hotel Britomart is New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, providing luxurious inner city accommodation with serene sustainable features, both through its construction and operation. Nestled in the heart of the Britomart neighbourhood and positioned to soak up the vistas of the Waitemata Harbour and city sky line, The Hotel Britomart is the perfect inner city retreat.
The handmade brick exterior, timber lined interior and its harnessing of natural light across all rooms is just the start of The Hotel Britomart’s beauty. Details are plentiful; fittings have been carefully chosen to ensure their use of resources is minimal, handmade New Zealand ceramics grace each room, as do super-king beds with organic cotton linen, and ensuites hosting Sans[ceuticals] skin and haircare products. Feel healthy and relaxed in these carefully curated spaces and make the best of the Auckland waterfront.

Book your inner-city escape at The Hotel Britomart here.

Follow Hotel Britomart on Instagram, here.

Vow books by Smitten With Love

Make your commitment in style and cherish your forever words with keepsake vow book sets by Smitten With Love. With several designs (some limited edition) and colours to choose from, your words will sit pretty and be preserved for years to come. You’ll receive two books with eight pages each to fill with handwritten love notes. These precious books are created with luscious card, deliciously textured creamy pages, and depending on the design you choose, optional silk ribbons and handmade paper. New styles will be added shortly, so keep an eye on these gorgeous mementos.

Vow book sets start at $59.99 NZD.

Choose your beautiful design, here.

Follow Smitten With Love on Instagram, here.

Kami & Kindred

Embracing natural beauty and a softer, slower way of life, Kami & Kindred presents a collection of handmade ceramic jewellery and homeware. Each piece is handcrafted by Hayley Richards from naturally sourced materials in her solar powered studio in Nelson. Combining a Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic with wabi-sabi Japanese philosophy, Kami & Kindred’s pieces are both beautiful and functional and contribute to a more sustainable, creative world.

Shop Kami & Kindred’s ceramic collection here.

Follow Kami & Kindred on Instagram, here.

Will & Bear Hats For The Road

Born from a life travelling the Australian roads, Will & Bear comes from a love of nature, road trips and beautiful humans inhabiting vast landscapes. Will & Bear hats are produced from high quality, 100% natural materials, and they continue to push the boundaries of sustainability as they grow. Alongside their conscious practices, they are committed to giving back to their community too; for every hat sold, 10 trees are planted. We love Will & Bear’s ethos and they’re certainly forging a responsible, conscious path that should be celebrated. Make sure you take Will & Bear travelling with you.

Pack for an adventure and shop Will & Bear hats here.

Follow Will & Bear on Instagram, here.

Photos from Her Wild Heart – Styled Shoot captured by Dawn Thomson Photography in Queenstown. See the full feature here.

Together JournalAn Organised Life Wedding Planner

Together Journal editor, Greta Kenyon, and An Organised Life founder, Beck Wadworth, have designed and developed an innovative, sophisticated wedding planner for the contemporary couple.
This stylish compendium comes in black or ecru and is full of detailed checklists and expert advice from industry professionals and real-life couples. Beautiful yet highly practical, you’ll find functional tabs, title pages for each section, a gold spiral bind, acid-free paper, and a back pocket to store any extras within the buckram cotton hardcover. Suitable for a diverse audience and all types of couples and unions, it really is a wedding planning tool you can’t do without.

Together Journal x An Organised Life Wedding Planner is $79 NZD.

Start planning in style and purchase your planner, here.

Follow Together Journal on Instagram here and An Organised Life, here.

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