Written by Leila Glen and edited by Alison Jane Reid
Who says gadgets are just for the boys? In our 24/7 quest to stay constantly in touch on the move, a mere over-night charge is no longer adequate in order to greet our Twitter followers on the morning commute, Instagram our lunchtime sashimi and ‘check in’ at that swanky bar for evening drinks. Hence EH Spy’s excitement upon discovery of the gorgeous Gillan Battery Pouch by Jadeco. Combining glamour, practicality and a gadget that is designed for cult status, this slick innovation not only allows you to fully charge your smartphone for up to 1.5 hours, but it takes the form of a sublimely dinky make-up bag – ideal for carrying around all your ‘Emerald Princess Essentials.’
The Gillan is available in a range of colours and patterns across three different types of leather, so stylish socialites can coordinate outfits as appropriate.
Both brainy and charmingly elegant (not to mention a steal at £50 pounds a piece), we think this petite pouch has the whole package.
Available from www.wowthem.com
Retreating back in time considerably, the beloved, annual Chelsea Antiques Fair is one autumn event Ethical Hedonist can render categorically unmissable. This periodic favourite returns to its familiar September date, this time supporting a local charity, and sporting a new look and an abundance of fresh, specialist dealers, laden with heirlooms for ‘antiquephiles’ to behold.
Paintings, jewellery, glass and ceramics will shine outlandishly side-by-side, whilst bordering boutique furniture from the likes of Marcus Rex, Marcellino Herald and Cantelo.
Why not wander down to Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road this 18-21st September to peruse 20th century treasures, take a guided tour of the fair and even, perchance, discover a one-of-a-kind treasure to procure and cherish…
E-tickets and details on www.penman-fairs.co.uk
Finally, if you’re looking for a pair of standout earrings (and, let’s be honest, when are we not?), look no further than these delicate ‘button-drop’ delights. Made by British jewellery designer LucyQ, the sterling silver chains adorned with quirky buttons would look delectable paired with a cocktail dress at any forthcoming winter soirées.
LucyQ Button Drop Earrings – £96 www.lucyqdesigns.co.uk