Shoreditch and Hoxton were the original Fri-Sun party spots of my twenties, and even though the area has changed significantly sprawling London’s own Silicon Valley and chains a-plenty, I still have a lot of love for this area. When it comes to drinks, eats, shopping and fun the area still retains its appeal with loads of great spots to offer, and with its relaxed vibe it's a pretty good place to hangout with your hound too.
I won't lie; through our time blogging on Barkarama, Basil has been sent an impressive selection of petwear, doggy stuff and a small mountain of treats to review and chomp his way through, as well as being on the guest lists for some Very Important Pet events.
The above said I’m far from shy about putting my hand in my pocket when it comes to spoiling him or dealing with his everyday doggy needs. But in the same way I shop for myself, I prioritise going for the best I can afford but if there’s a way to save without compromising on quality or style I’m all over it. In this post, I share eight tips on how to get the best pet swag and tuck for less.
Dogs before dudes, must love dogs, the best therapist has fur and four legs and dogs are a girl’s best friend are all mantras that any self-respecting crazy dog lady lives by. So if you and your furry bestie are hot-footing around London town this weekend, swing on by Gallery Different in London’s Fitzrovia to check out “Canines & Companions – Women and their Dogs” exhibition, which explores the special relationship between women and their dogs.
Anyone who knows me can vouch for that fact that I talk ten to the dozen so emojis are definitely my kind of chat… and thanks to fashionable pet fun house FuzzYard, dogs are barking for emojis too.
Along with the Love Eyes, Eek, Tongue Out and Bahaha faces – the messy matter of poop has been given a smiley makeover too thanks to Harperandhugo.com, as shown above.
Did you know that we also write about our favourite modern dog products for Townandcountry.co.uk? Hop on over to their Animal section where you will find five luxe dog beds, designed for the soundest of sleeps, in the most discerning dwellings.
With Basil’s penchant for bed burrowing, we’ve long declared our love for Charley Chau’s Snuggle Beds and in our guest edit, you’ll see their new for Spring design in lush velour, which is just dreamy - see Teal bed above. You can also browse through a selection from MiaCara, Sofa.com and Cloud 7 that are straight off the style pages. Prepare yourself for serious sleep envy. Browse our selection of luxe dog beds now at Townandcountry.co.uk.
The pet gift and subscription box market has exploded with a variety of options to cater to a modern pet’s whim, and of course the owner’s convenience of having it delivered direct to their door. Affording your pet the opportunity to sample everything from treats to toothpaste, there’s even a service to keep you on top of your pet’s healthcare treatments.
As the title of this post suggests, these boxes can be purchased as a one off or for the gift that keeps giving - as a subscription, normally three, six or twelve months. The major plus for pet boxes is they favour new or quality products that you don’t tend to find in your local pet shop making it a real treat for your cat or dog.
We’ve rounded up nine pet gift and subscription boxes based on their quality and value for money. As with the beauty box companies, you will find some similarities between the boxes so which one you go for is a personal choice. However, we recommend digging around their website to see past boxes, weighing up what price suits and sniffing through their social media to weigh up what gang you want your pet to be part of. Plus many of the companies donate a portion of their sales to charity so let that be part of your decision too!