HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM TV PRESENTER MATT LITTLER AND ANDREW COLLINGE ART DIRECTOR JAYNE MAHON SHARE THEIR SPRING OBSESSIONS.
I’ve tried to choose between two books which you must rush out and buy, but I just couldn’t bear to choose, so you’ll have to! These books are more than just holiday reads – they’re essential reading for the fabulous fashionistas that are His & Hers readers. Firstly ‘How to be Parisian Wherever You Are’ is ideal for anyone who adores Paris. It’s not just a cute read, but a necessity. Helping you with everything from what you won’t find in her closet to Sunday recipes to the Parisian essentials, such as a little black blazer, ballet flats and oversized sunglasses, this book has it all. Getting that Parisian feeling already..?
Sali Hughes’s ‘Pretty Honest’ is more of a beauty bible than a regular book. Sali is a journalist who has written for every magazine that you can think of, and is currently Beauty Editor of the Guardian. ‘Pretty Honest’ will hold your hand through most beauty decisions and generally help you with amazing hints and tricks on how to do things best. So don’t wait, go get these books, or at least make sure you put them on top of your wish list.
The must-have look for hair at the moment has to be the chop. Don’t worry, ladies and gents, I know it’s not for everyone, but if it’s something that you’ve thought about why not give it a go? The midi length is here to stay for summer – think Sienna, Margot and even Kim. Cut and colour go hand in hand and for spring/ summer you should be thinking global colours with soft shell and ice cream blondes, and for the darker tones, think auburn, bronze and rose gold. Ombré is still happening but I’m sure your stylist will be moving you on with your colour look about now. So why not use your next salon appointment to freshen up your cut & colour?
VR is dead, long live VR
So, a while back I wrote about the ‘game changing’ Oculus Rift, a head worn virtual reality device that essentially replaces your human eyes, and lets you feel like you truly are somewhere else. It was a young industry back then, and in the last few weeks things have changed. While the Oculus was no doubt brilliant, it was also expensive, placing it pretty much out of reach for most people – but all that just changed! Some of the bods at google figured out a way to turn your smartphone into a VR device – Google Cardboard ($30 online, or download and build your own free!) is a piece of cardboard you fold up and slide your smartphone into – add some lenses and load up a spacial app – and you’re VR-ing! For free – it’s well worth a look!
I’ve spent many an hour up in the Liberty Tavern in Woolton of late. Why? The Bourbon! The guys up there have got a few of the best I’ve tasted, and more than one of them is almost impossible to get hold of! They’ll let you test some and the guys behind the bar are passionate about the spirits, imparting an almost geek like knowledge of how these caramel coloured elixirs came to be. Next time you’re over that way, why not try the Hudson Baby Bourbon, or the FEW Bourbon (They do a Rye too, but it runs out quickly…sorry). Kick back and pretend you’re Deckard from Bladerunner, or Don Draper!
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