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Alishia's Top Picks

If you have popped into our Bloc store before you've probably met the lovely Alishia, our Bloc store manager. In this journal post Alishia is telling us about her favourite five products at the moment.

I love lonely, so it's very cool to be stocking Lonely Swim. My favourite would have to be the Dita set, I love the flattering tie detail and of course the fun apple green colour. 
The Sophie linen bucket hat is a really cute piece for summer. So easy to throw in your bag and pair with any outfit... my favourite is the Bone colour way. 
The Sophie big bag... I love this for summer! Such a cool oversized bag, perfect for all those days spent at the beach. But also really cool as an everyday bag.
Father Rabbit tees are a great everyday basic! Nice wearing and I love the vintage black.
The Journey of Something puzzles are great and the perfect gift for anyone this summer. It's also cool that they are made from 100% recycled paper.
Alishia x

Claire's Top Picks

Claire is the super talented photographer behind all of the stunning product and campaign shoots we do at Father Rabbit. Today she is sharing with us which products she's loving at the moment.
In summer I'm forever at the beach, some form of watering hole or on an outdoor adventure so will always have a pair of sunglasses on me or in the car. The James Ay Soho in clear are my top pick. Such a great brand with a focus on Sustainability. For each pair purchased, a tree gets planted and 1kg of plastic waste removed from the ocean. Win win situation.
I keep my bathroom and beauty products to a minimum, so what I do buy is bought thoughtfully. This Austin Austin Body Soap is a fav as it's certified organic and looks cute on the shelf too.
I love a dreamy, cosy bedroom and the new linen from Father Rabbit is so good, you can mix and match the colours without a second thought as it all goes together beautifully. I have my eye on this linen duvet in white to pair with some Moroccan cushions collected from my recent travels.
I take this Rethink Grocery Bag everywhere and it often ends up being my beach bag as well as my grocery bag! Also great as a gift, I'll pop a few little presents inside and they get to keep the bag as well.
Claire x

Laura's Top Picks

This is Laura, our fabulous general manager who always keeps things running smoothly at Father Rabbit's head office. Laura is one of the first people to see all the wonderful new products we get in, so today she is sharing with us five of her own favourite pieces.

The Companion Planting in New Zealand by Brenda Little book will be an absolute winner gift for the avid gardening enthusiast in your life. It has heaps of wonderful tips on planting the right plants next to each other so you get the right combination of plants that will thrive well together. It is a great resource on how you can make the most of your garden by working with and understanding the natural ecosystem (including plants, insects and animals) specifically to New Zealand. A lovely holistic approach to gardening!  Also check out our amazing range of garden tools (some tools I did not know they existed until I started working here) which makes gardening so much easier and enjoyable!

Cooking for other people is one of my favourite things to do! Having a very versatile and sharp knife like the Pallares Usuba Professional Knife makes all the difference in the kitchen. This knife has a bit of weight to it and has a sharp thin blade which gives you clean and delicate cuts. Anyone that you know is a bit of cook, you should definitely get them one for Christmas, they will thank you for it!
I love simple, beautiful and functional objects like the Yamazaki Tosca Laundry baskets. It is great to have a few around the house for storage and as laundry baskets, but even better doing your grocery shopping with a bit of style! This is my reusable bag alternative, as I find it so nice to use and seem to be able to carry quite a lot of things in it. It has rigid sides to help keep things upright so your fresh vegetables won't get squashed on the way home!
Drinking a lot of tea runs in my family (coming from Chinese heritage) and quite often we make big pots of tea for everyone. The Kinto teapots are great and can hold a few cups of tea! The strainers that come with the tea pot are the best for loose leaf teas and make it really easy to clean.
I am such a t-shirt gal, and am forever scoping out the best cut plain tees. I love them slightly oversized and with a drop sleeve. The Father Rabbit Classic Tee in Snow Marle is my favourite piece in my wardrobe right now. 
Laura x