Lockdown Lowdown

Despite the gloom and déjà vu, it’s time to find the silver linings of lockdown life and treat ourselves with a few ‘essential items’.

Our lockdown lowdown has something to keep every soul sane –from fashionistas striding the line of comfy and cool, dads who are grumpy because they can’t play golf and even mums battling terror tots running amuck with vegemite fingers. 

Stay fashionably comfy

For the fashionable few, lockdown life needn’t mean leaving style at the door. The Flora Sweat and Platform Track Pant from Kiwi fashion brand Ketz-ke serve up mood-boosting panache that’s sure to brighten any WFH set-up. Available online here.

Something for every gamer

Purchased the PlayStation or Xbox last lockdown? And now can’t stand the sound of your kids or partner gaming for hours on end? Enter ASTRO Gaming. With headsets for beginners and pros there’s a piece of kit sure to please every gamer guy or girl –and keep other members of the household sane in the process. Available here.

Wine down

Go a little Leftfield this lockdown with a brand new blended red wine that dares to be different. The Hatchling combines six different grapes into one perfectly crafted creation for a silky rich result that will make you wonder why you ever thought single varietals or basic blends were the safest choices. Available online here.

Become a master in the kitchen

Need a helping hand in the kitchen? Kai Shun’s Japanese handcrafted Classic Paring Knife is the perfect companion for those lockdown creations, leaving you with cutting-edge ingredients any chef would be proud of. Available here.

Feel comfy while looking classy

With Zoom calls quickly filling up WFH days, Witchery’s blouses will have you looking put together –even if you don’t feel it. Pair with a comfy pant because let’s be real –no one is going to be seeing them! Available at Witchery online.

At home takeaways

When takeaways are a no-go and comfort food is on the mind, turn to the Lodge Cast Iron Combo Cooker, perfect for the average Joe turned Jamie Oliver, baker and bread maker! This two-piece serves multiple purposes with a deep and shallow skillet –sorting all those lockdown sourdough dreams. Available here.

Save your leftovers

When you’ve gone overboard with cooking and leftovers are on the menu, Zip Top dish containers are the plastic-free storage solution to keep your food fresh and upright plus are environmentally friendly. Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe, they are endlessly reusable with no need to worry about rogue lids. Available online.

Try something new!

Lockdowns are a great time to try new things (and have a drink), so why not broaden your horizons with Basil Hayden’s Kentucky distilled straight-shooting bourbon whiskey. The perfect drop to enjoy while laying low –either neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water, but certainly nowhere near cola! This classy drop is changing up the bourbon game for the better. Available online.

Spruce up your home office

Make your home office setup as comfortable as possible during lockdown and show your limbs some love with the ergonomically engineered Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split Keyboard and Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Wireless Mouse. Available online here.

It’s binge time!

There’s no better time to find and binge your new favourite show with Acorn TV offering a very welcome distraction to quash the cabin fever. Keep boredom at bay with the best in mystery, drama and comedy this lockdown.

At-home makeovers

When salon appointments are put on hold, take your brow game into your own hands with Ardell Brow Tints. Available in four shades, simply mix the powder colour with the activator, apply, wait and wipe off to reveal beautifully defined brows and colour that lasts up to two weeks. Get yours here.

Spring clean your wardrobe

What better time to start planning your spring wardrobe than in the long hours of lockdown? Bring a pop of colour to dull days with LEO+BE’s new season offering. The bold and bashful Astray Dress is a sure-fire dose of optimism that’ll keep you looking and feeling fresh. Available online here.

We hope this lockdown lowdown helps ease the boredom of your lockdown, stay home and stay safe.

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