21 November 2022

The weather has been tossing us some curveballs of late. I don’t know about you, but when it’s really lousy weather, I like to either hunker down with a good book, cook up a storm, or head for the shops braving the elements as I go.  The latter has seemed like a good idea of late as it’s an opportunity to shop with Christmas festivities in mind, and right now it’s an excellent time to make the most of sales (the words Black and Friday are getting bandied about a bit of late.)

Like me, you’ve probably noticed a few festive decorations adorning peoples’ rooftops, and shop fronts already. Social media posts alert me to the fact that some friends have their trees up already. And hence, this blog includes a few Christmas-focused items like the placemats (there’s quite an array), the wreath /garland (there’s also a similar swag and other wreath options) and that gorgeous, magical looking tree. I feel if I had such a tree of light, it may not get packed away after Christmas!

Still with Christmas in mind, I have included a selection of possible gifts that have caught my mind, like that colourful chilly bin, that comes in other colours too. (Do check in to see if some of the listed prices are reduced thanks to Black Friday.) How fabulous it is, of course, to have Number One Shoes + Hannahs at Westgate Lifestyle now and don’t make the mistake of thinking that solely (pardon the pun) shoes are on offer there. How’s that handbag, for example? And, I know I’ve featured those planters from NOOD before, but I really can’t resist them, so I’m reminding you of their availability, plus they’re at a reduced price, and you could buy the pair gifting one and keeping one! As I type this, the sun is peeping, deciding to show its dominance over the rain for a change. Just as well shopping at Westgate Lifestyle is a great idea, regardless of the weather.  Enjoy those sales and good luck with any early Christmas purchases.

|1. Indus planter set – two piece, black/gold, $199.50, from NOOD  |2. KAS Natura green slouch plain bean bag cover (250L), $99.99, from Briscoes |3. Misha basket set, two piece, now $39.99, from NOOD |4. Whiteberry garland, $89.85, from Freedom Furniture  |5. Just Home wipeable Santa trees placement, now $3 each, from Briscoes |6. Oakley Encoder sunglasses, grey prizm road, black, $363.99, from Rebel Sport |7. Seaside Supplies kids’ velour poncho, swimming fish, now $24.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |8. White Forest light up tree, $189 – $329, from Freedom Furniture |9. Therapy, Minnie bag, $79.99, from Number One Shoes + Hannahs |10. BB&B Outdoors Arctic Cooler Box (13L), $199.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.