Bank Holiday Bash: Our Blog

It’s the height of summer, the sun is shining and the bank holiday weekend is approaching – life is good. Whether you’re spending quality time with your family, celebrating with your friends or being whisked away on a romantic getaway, we’ve got all the Bank Holiday inspiration you need right here …

What better time for a barbecue in the sun? Fire up your Bank Holiday with Robert Dyas, who have everything you’ll need to make your barbecue the envy of all the neighbours. From firelighters, to cutlery and the barbecue itself, Robert Dyas are the go-to for your summertime essentials. Our personal fave? This Bar-Be-Quick Portable BBQ, easy to transport to camp-sites, festivals or picnics.

Robert Dyas Green BBQ
Robert Dyas Green BBQ

No barbecue is complete without some sweet treats, and everyone knows calories don’t count over the Bank Holiday, so ditch the summer diet and indulge in some mouth-watering Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Sharer Dozen doughnut box is ideal for the whole family, packed with 12 of their best-selling doughnuts guaranteed to please.

Krispy Kreme, The Sharer Dozen, £12.45
Krispy Kreme, The Sharer Dozen, £12.45

Take a picture, it’ll last longer! Make sure you preserve your Bank Holiday memories forever, by taking lots of snaps. Currys PC World has cameras to suit all budgets. We love this SONY Compact Camera with panorama, HD video recording and built in filters, all the features you need to take the best possible pictures to remember your Bank Holiday fun.

SONY Compact Camera
SONY Compact Camera

So you’ve got the essentials, next on the list is the Bank Holiday look. Need inspiration? Look no further than this eyeshadow palette from Kiko Milano, channelling one of this summer’s biggest trends: bright colours. All eyes on you if you dare to be bold this season.

Kiko Milano Eyeshadow
Kiko Milano Eyeshadow

Pair your bright eyeshadow with an equally bright jumpsuit to really make a statement. Whatever  the occasion, our favourite summer looks are always the most colourful. This jumpsuit gives us all the holiday vibes, so if you’re staying in England this August, avoid FOMO in this tropical print, featuring a funky wide leg and adjustable knot straps for all the carefree summer feels.

Zara Summer Jumpsuit
Zara Summer Jumpsuit

Are you still deciding on your staple summer scent? Our pick for this month is Gucci Bloom, inspired by a floral garden with notes of Iris, Jasmine and Tuberose. A fragrance truly inspired by summer, be prepared to answer lots of questions about what perfume you’re wearing!

Gucci Bloom Perfume
Gucci Bloom Perfume

With an extra day off work, why not relax and treat yourself to a pamper session, courtesy of The Body Shop, who have everything to fulfil your pamper day needs. Indulge in a tranquil bath using the Egyptian Milk & Honey Bath, inspired by Cleopatra herself, it’s guaranteed to leave your skin silky smooth. Follow up your bath by relaxing and unwinding with the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask, packed with Community Trade honey, olive oil and marula oil, your skin will definitely be thanking you for this one!

The Body Shop Egyptian Milk & Honey
The Body Shop Egyptian Milk & Honey
Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask
Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask

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With love, Clarendon Oxford x