Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Have a Happy Easter With Studio...

So… When you think of Easter what do you envisage? Lazy lie-ins, long walks in the country and an abundance of chocolate eggs, or do you wonder how on earth you’re going to keep the kids amused during the two-week break from school? If it is the latter, worry not as we here at Studio have a few ideas that will allow you to experience a stress free and enjoyable fortnight…

Why not throw an Easter egg hunt?
Keep your little chicks entertained by secretly hiding delicious chocolate eggs round your home or garden and then let the kids go on an exciting treasure hunt. We can’t think of a better or cheaper way to spend a springtime afternoon!

We have a huge selection of sweet treats, so there will definitely be something to suit every taste and every budget!

Host a spring-inspired Easter picnic
With a lot of families being stretched financially, taking the family out to eat can be a very costly affair, so why not host a spring-inspired picnic instead? This Yellowstone Wicker Picnic Hamper from is a steal at only £28.99 and is the perfect way in which to cater for a family of four, plus it can be used time and time again.

Make some sandwiches, pack up and go spend a beautifully relaxed, cost-effective afternoon in your garden or local park and while away the hours as the kids play…

Let’s play outside
Children are using more technology in their daily lives than ever before. They also spend less time outdoors than ever before, so how can we tempt the children of today to go outside and play this Easter? Well… Studio has the answer with their range of outdoor toys... From swings, slides and trampolines to mud kitchens, we have something for everyone!

But what happens if the British weather lets us down?
We can never rely on the weather and there’s nothing worse than having bored kids trapped indoors for two weeks, so unleash their creativity and get them involved in some Easter crafts! They will have hours of fun making Easter pop up cards and cute paper chicks!

Or why not have some fun in the kitchen, we love these kid friendly Easter recipes! Our favourites are the flowerpot chocolate chip muffins!

However, if you’re lucky enough to be getting away for Easter, you should definitely check out our holiday shop for all your holiday essentials, from luggage to swimwear Studio has you covered!

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We hope we’ve given you some ideas for the upcoming break and we wish you a very happy Easter! 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Happy World Sleep Day...

So, what is World Sleep Day?

It's an annual event and a day that celebrates sleep as well as lessening the burden of sleep disorders. Sleep is important for your health and well-being, and yet so many of us don’t get enough of it. If you struggle to switch off and get enough shut-eye, check out our top tips for getting a great night’s sleep...

Stick to a schedule
This is often easier said than done, but if you can keep the same bedtime and wake up around the same time (even at weekends) it will help regulate your body clock and make it easier to wind down and fall asleep.

Stay active during the day
Go for a walk, swim or take an exercise class you enjoy, and by bedtime you should feel a lot more rested. If you’re looking for exercise tips, stay tuned for our guide to making practical health and fitness resolutions you can stick to this year. Using an activity tracker is a great way to keep track of your heart rate, sleep, and activity levels and there are great options to suit all budgets.

Relax and unwind at least an hour before bedtime
Run a hot bath, put on your favourite music or light-hearted TV show, and use this as the perfect excuse to have some ‘me time'. There are loads of great bath products around to help aid relaxation and sleep. This Works deep sleep bath soak with lavender and vetivert salts is formulated to relieve stress and tension, to help you get a better night’s sleep, and if you’re more of a shower person, they also do a deep sleep shower gel

Make sure your bedroom is the perfect environment for sleep
Block out unwanted light with a pair of blackout curtains and switch to soft light before bedtime to help you adjust. Lumpy mattresses and uncomfortable pillows are some of the worst offenders for keeping you tossing and turning through the night. It’s recommended that you should change your mattress every seven to ten years, but in the meantime buying a mattress topper is an easy and wallet friendly alternative to replacing the entire mattress.

Don’t watch the clock
There may be some nights where you just can’t drift off to sleep, but lying awake watching the hours tick by can actually increase your stress levels and make it harder to fall asleep. Instead, try reading, drawing, or listening to music for a short time until you start to feel tired again.

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Hopefully you found some of these tips useful – check out Studio to see our full range of activity trackers, bath and body care, blackout curtains, mattress toppers, bedding sets and loads more!