Caroline Clements’ Gift Guide

AHL's Australia Editor shares her list inspired by a few key things: the new taste of freedom after coming out of months of lockdown, the smell of summer in the air down under, and the feeling of supporting local makers and producers

AHL's Australia Editor and author of Places We Swim, Caroline Clements
AHL's Australia Editor and author of Places We Swim, Caroline Clements

This year has given us a few things – a lot more time for cooking, listening, reading, watching and being at home. Making our spaces more comfortable and more livable, we’ve spent our travel money on books and homewares, artworks and food. Here are a few of those things. They’re great as gifts for others, or for ourselves.

You can follow Caroline on Instagram at @CarolineClements, and learn more about her book Places We Swim, here.

1.KOBN Towels

Terry fabric on face and plain weave reverse framed by raw fringe detail on each end. Designed in Australia. Made in Turkey.

2.Maison Balzac Glassware

A timeless design for everyday and special occasions alike, each tumbler adds extraordinary pleasure to the simple act of sipping your favorite drink.

3.Lodestars Anthology Magazine

Lodestars Anthology is an independent magazine-meets-journal for curious travelers who long to be inspired, see the world and meet interesting characters along the road.

4.Fella X Lucy Folk Swimwear Collaboration

With an emphasis on fit, simplicity and fabric, FELLA celebrates the female form with premium swimwear that enhances and endures. Informed by the body and influenced by art, life and the world, FELLA’s designs blend retro nostalgia with crisp, clean lines.

5.Falastin: A Cookbook

From refugee-camp cooks to the home kitchens of Gaza and the mill of a master tahini maker, Sami Tamimi teases out the vestiges of an ancient culinary tradition as he records the derivations of a dynamic cuisine and people in more than 130 transporting photographs and 120 recipes.

6.Worktones Kids Apron

Built for your special little guy or girl, this neat number is built to fit ages 3 to 10 and somewhere either side of that number.

7.Lucy Folk Robes

Crafted in Morocco with a unique woven textile exclusively to Lucy Folk. Each piece is woven by local craftsman. Available in three beautiful variations.

8.Tamsin Johnson's Spaces for Living

The first book from acclaimed interior designer Tamsin Johnson is a lovely insight into her unique aesthetic through some of her favorite projects.

9.P Johnson Swimmers

Made in Portugal from light weight, quickly drying fabric

10.Carla Uriarte Art

Carla Uriarte is a multi disciplinary artist whose practice has a focus on painting, writing and video. Her works main emphasis is to externalize internal emotions allowing the viewer to feel a sense of belonging, comfort and camaraderie within their own personal growth.

Check out more of A Hotel Life’s Shopping Guides, here.

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