1. The Joy of Food: Recipe of the Month

    The Joy of Food: Recipe of the Month

    With the nights getting colder, a hearty recipe like this Kerala Cauliflower Curry is a perfect warming dish even for the most dedicated carnivores. A perfect meal for two, or just double the quantities to share with friends for a cosy night in...

    15 Minute Vegan shows that vegan cooking doesn't have to be complicated or boring; these tasty, quick and simple recipes are great if you're looking to make the change in your diet, or are simply looking for a speedy and delicious meal!

    Discover more great recipes in 15 Minute Vegan and our other recipe books online and in stores.

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  2. Create Your Joy Capsule Wardrobe

    Create Your Joy Capsule Wardrobe

    Fashion is forever changing; there are so many styles, colours, cuts and trends, it can be difficult to keep up with it all! Well for those of you in need of help, we're here with some wardrobe advice. Creating a capsule wardrobe simply means choosing pieces that you love, that you can mix and match, and work well together. It can make getting dressed in the mornings so simple, giving you effortless style, every day.

    Your capsule wardrobe trousers don't have to be boring! Our JAYLO WEAVE and ICHI KATE styles are perfect examples of versatile and comfortable pieces, great for work or evening. Our culottes have a subtle hint of yellow, adding a playful element, and the Jaylo Weave skinny style are navy, a great alternative to black, and can be worn with anything.

    A jumpsuit is perfect for when it's just too early to think about pulling an outfit together- it's already done for you! We've chosen these 3 classic pieces as they will never go out of style, all you have to do is change up your accessories. The CHRISTA SPOT has culotte style trousers and a polka dot print; perfect for the coming season. The JOY DAVIS is a favourite with our customers and is also available in black, and the SIDRA CHAMBRAY is a beautiful transitional piece for the end of summer.

    All of these tops work with the trousers and can be worn under the jumpsuits! (see, we've thought this through!). Our LYLOU and KATIANA styles have just dropped, so get them before they're gone. The JAYON top is the perfect Breton style, easy to throw on over jeans, trousers and skirts.

    Polka dots will always be in style and so will our JERSEY SWING SPOT DRESS! Great for the summer months but looks so good with tights and boots when the weather starts to turn. The MARNA dress is the ideal layering piece; so popular this summer, we've made more. Pair it with a stripe top as we approach Autumn.

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  3. Podcasts We're Loving

    Podcasts We're Loving

    Ever felt like your life is so full of ‘stuff’ that you can’t think clearly? The Minimalists are here to help! Josh and Ryan tell us about their lives as ‘Minimalists’ and their journey from corporate consumerists to how they now live a meaningful life, with less. They cover every aspect of Minimalism with a broadminded attitude, from people, to diet to clothing to travel. They engage in thoughtful discussions and offer pithy answers to listener questions, proving that Minimalism can benefit us all.


    If you haven’t heard of Emma Gannon by now, then where have you been? She’s written her own books, runs her own blog and guested on radio shows and to top it all off, she has her own podcast. She’s a busy gal. Emma interviews people she admires, including writer Dawn O’Porter, life coach Lucy Sheridan and YouTube sensation Zoella, focusing conversation around social media and the internet, as well as careers and life advice. Her down to earth approach means she connects easily with people, making each episode an easy and interesting listen.

    Are you a fierce feminist? Then let us introduce you to Lady Lovin’, the podcast promoting female empowerment. Jilly, Greta and Lo are women who aren’t afraid to dig deep and discuss topics and answer those questions that we are all dying to ask, but might be too shy to talk about. Health, business, sex – you name it and they will be happy to help. They aim to educate and inspire listeners to love themselves for who they are and if that isn’t something to celebrate, then we don’t know what is.

    Beauty Junkies unite! Join Jill and Carlene, long time beauty editors, as they chat about products, brands and all things in between and share how their own careers came to fruition. Their mid-month #theglowdown series has them interviewing industry experts, discussing new products and catching up on all the latest beauty gossip. This is a must for makeup lovers and product obsessives.

    Fascinated with true crime but scared to share your morbid curiosity? Then Karen and Georgia are the ladies you need in your life. MFM has become a podcast sensation, showing that perhaps we are all a little more fascinated with death than we care to admit… but this is a crime podcast with a twist- it’s hilarious! Each episode they share crime stories from way back when, to recent times, as well as gifting the audience with their favourite listener ‘Home Town Murders’. The hosts are two bad ass women who say what they think and are not afraid to share TMI. Even more reason to listen!

    The Sporkful is hosted by Dan Pashman, an author and speaker on the subject of food. His approach is an unpretentious, thoughtful and sometimes comedic look at the why, who, how, when and where of all things food. His subjects are broad, ranging from a man who collects pizza boxes, to a couple who discuss how food has affected their 62 year relationship. If you are someone who loves to eat then this one’s for you!

    If you love fashion as much as we do, then check out the Pop Fashion podcast. Hosted by Lisa Rowan, a former vintage shop owner, turned financial extraordinaire and Kaarin Vembar a retail writer, they discuss all aspects of (you’ve guessed it), fashion! If you are looking for a career in this field or already have your foot in the door, then this will give you an insight into the industry and offer great advice from those who have been there and done it.

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  4. JOY Customer Style - Celebrating You!

    JOY Customer Style - Celebrating You!

    We've said it before and we'll say it again, we love seeing you share the JOY! Our monthly roundup is back for August with more of your amazing outfits.






    Next time you find yourself in your favourite JOY piece, make sure to take a picture and share it with us! Use the hashtag #sharethejoy and you could be one of our next customer style favourites…

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  5. Bike Friendly Outfits

    Bike Friendly Outfits

    There’s no denying that being outdoors in the warm weather brings out the JOY in everyone, and can be a much needed break from overdosing on screen time. With busy schedules and constant social media updates, one of our favourite ways to refresh our minds and bodies is by hopping on our bikes and cycling. Whether it’s your daily commute or a once-in-while weekend ride, there are no end to the benefits of cycling.

    With cycle to work day on the 15th August, we’ve put together our recommendations for our favourite cycles, and a few stylish yet practical outfit suggestions!


    Tokyo Bikes

    Designed for ‘comfort over speed’, Tokyo bikes are lightweight, easy to ride and gorgeously chic. In a huge range of colours, these cool cycles will take you around the city with absolute ease. Perfect for a short cycle to work or Saturday morning cycles round the park!

    What to Wear

    On those days the sun is uncharacteristically hot, a light playsuit is your answer. The SIERRA WRAP FRONT PLAYSUIT is our favourite, with a quirky cactus print and tie details. Wear on lazy day cycles to brunch or the park.



    Temple Cycles

     Built in Bristol, Temple cycles are built to last, without compromising on aesthetic. Each bike is made to order, meaning you can add extras to make sure it’s the perfect ride for you. Choose from their ‘Every day’, ‘Adventure’ or ‘Urban Singlespeed’ to find a bike that fits how you want to use it.

    What to Wear

    Our DAVIS JUMPSUIT works with almost everything, meaning you can easily throw it on over a white broderie blouse for a summery workwear look, or over a classic Breton top for the weekend.



    Bobbin Bicycles

    Bobbin bikes are gorgeously fun, their bright colour schemes and stylish frames have helped make them one of the most sought-after leisure bike brands in the world. With frames designed for country road cycling, and fold-up designs great for commuting, you’ll find your perfect cycle here.

    What to Wear

    For a hassle free bike commute, our KEN GINGHAM TROUSERS have you covered. In the perfect length and fit, these will work with everything from knitwear to smart tops, and won’t get in the way of your wheels.


     

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