Ideas for treating yourself this autumn with a few indulgences, from candles to beautiful cashmere wristwarmers
Treat yourself to some post-summer pick-me-ups to remember why autumn has its advantages too. Blustery days call for cosy feel-good treats – from soft cashmere wristwarmers to rich truffles and fine red wine.
If you like your autumn accessories dainty, keep your cold hands happy with Brora’s two-ply Scottish cashmere wristwarmers. Practical and cheerful, they come in Brora’s signature playfulcolours. Easy to squash into your handbag, they will make walking around on a bracing day somuch more enjoyable. www.brora.co.uk, £45
With damask rose, grey amber and musk L’Ombre dans l’Eau is a richly floral and complex scent. Romantically named, packaged and scented, everything about it is both whimsical and comforting. Combining warmth and freshness, a little spritz will perk up a grey day and lasts for hours. www.diptyqueparis.co.uk, eau de toilette of 100ml, £75
Cartwright and Butler
There is nothing more cheerful through the post than a hamper, and Cartwright and Butler’s Northallerton selection is a cornucopia of indulgent treats. Arriving in a stylish grey wicker basket is ba feast of unusual biscuits, wafers, jams and chutneys from Yorkshire. Your afternoon tea will be much enhanced by one of their naughty chocolate crispies or syrup waffles. www.amazon.co.uk, £69
Soft, stretchy and streamlined, Wolford is still top of its game when it comes to making comfortablebody wear, as their Berlin Body demonstrates. Neatly close fitting with a scooped neckline, it is bdesigned to be used every day as smart cold weather wear. It is so versatile that you are bound toend up getting it in several colours.
Red wine is an instant autumnal pick-me-up, especially when you have a fire to go with it. Ditch allthe floral white wines from the summer and curl up instead with the rich and fruity organic ChateauLeoube. The Forts de Leoube is a full-bodied, deep red colour from a syrah, grenache andcabernet sauvignon blend, made in small quantities from grapes gathered by hand. It is a great crowdpleaser for a dinner party, or works just as a treat for yourself, of course. www.daylesford.com, £20
Forget all about the wind and rain by tucking into Prestat’s delectable Red Velvet Truffles. Prostatehas been making chocolate since 1902, so they know a thing of two about creating incrediblechocolate. The attractive packaging makes it an excellent present to keep on hand too – after allwho doesn’t like truffles?
Add a little autumnal drama to your make-up with a new richly coloured eyeliner. Soft and slick, thesultry Gel Liner Pencils by Chantecaille come with an angled brush to tailor the line exactly as youlike it. The liner is easily applied in one or two strokes with a light texture that does not look tooharsh. It is important in the autumn not to pick a harsh eyeliner that will drain your complection.
Start with one pretty colour, such as the espresso or hematite, and end up collecting them all… www.spacenk.com, £28