Easter isn’t just about chocolate…

Howkapow Easter Selection

Hello!

I have chocolate on my mind… (it’s that time of year again).
I try to distract myself by thinking about spring lambs, and chicks and bunnies…. but my mind just innocently wanders back to chocolate when I’m not looking.

And wherever I go, I see chocolate.

It’s not just me, right?

We have a fabulous chocolate themed Stuart Gardiner tea towel which has proven to be a useful tool for filling my brain with chocolate factoids, rather than filling my belly with chocolate bars…

And I’d like to share some of my favourite newly acquired chocolate wisdom with you all….

Did you know…

Chocolate aromatherapy

The ancient aztecs used cocoa beans as currency

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Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one third.

Cocoa contains flavanols which lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. (What are we all waiting for? Lets go eat chocolate!!)

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Read these and other fascinating cocoa bean related facts on this tea towel (and then dry the dishes on it).

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If you really don’t like chocolate, but prefer lambs, chicks and bunnies, have a look at our other Easter themed buys.

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL!

Mum is the word – let’s hear it for the Mums!

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Hi all…. Welcome back to Howkapow and massive thanks to all those of you who have already ordered since we relaunched last week; we hope you are liking the products we’ve chosen so far to stock the shop, and that you’ll continue to keep an eye on what’s still to come… new things are landing every day.

We are known to our friends as Mims and Pea, and we are looking forward to introducing ourselves properly… but there’s plenty of time for that. In the meantime:  Let’s hear it for the Mums!!!

I’m hoping for a bracing day out on Mother’s Day – I love that it’s an excuse to do something different. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than happy to arrive at my mum’s with all the kids in toe and a pile of lovely gifts as a recognition of her hard work (!), then tuck in to a steaming roast dinner (provided by her!). But a day out is what makes memories.

We are Kent based and London is really close, so top of my ‘wish trip’ list is to visit the Josef Frank Exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. I’ve been following the trail of hash-tagged posts on Instagram and it looks all kinds of beautiful!

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A trip to Kew Gardens is always a pleasure, and I have some great memories of Kew Garden trips with Mum. The Princess of Wales Conservatory is a winner – just LOOK at all those pricklies.

 

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We have been so busy setting up shop that we’ve hardly had time to think of gifting for our own families. Luckily there is a lot to be inspired by here at Howkapow, and there is something for all the different kinds of mums. Is she an Art loving type? Or a cuddly-snuggle type? Or tea lover? Chocolate lover? Coffee lover? Does she have a fondness of prickly plants, or cheesy plants? And we mustn’t forget the grandmas, and step mums and mother-in-laws.

Here’s a selection of our favourite Howkapow gifts for all the mums out there (it might help you generate a hint list if you are a mum!). And if you are buying for Mother’s Day, or even if you’re not, take advantage of our FREE POSTAGE offer on all purchases. And we are still adding a goodie bag to all orders over £30 to celebrate the site relaunch.

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I’ll be back soon… In the meantime, have a wonderful Mother’s Day all you Mums.

Mims x

Stocking Thrillers!

They might be small – but stocking fillers can also be beautiful! At Howkapow we like our Stocking Fillers colourful and useful… here are some of our favourites!

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Christmas Gifts from Howkapow For…

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Boom! Best-Sellers at Howkapow!

We’ve rounded up a colourful selection of some of our best-sellers here at Howkapow this Winter 2016! There is a strong cacti theme and for a following year running, ceramics have been popular with you all too – which ones are your favourites?

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Christmas Early Bird Offer!

Hello hello! Howkapow calling out to all Christmas Early Birds! Get £10 off your entire order when you spend £60 or more – simply use the code EARLYBIRD at checkout. The code is valid from Nov 20th 2016 until midnight Nov 27th 2016 – hurrah! x

Competition! Win ANYTHING you want from our Favourites Category!

We like everything we stock here at Howkapow – but although all our products are loved, some are loved that little bit more than others… We’ve showcased all these top hitters in our ‘Favourites’ category – and all weekend we’re giving you the chance to WIN whatever you want from it!

To enter, simply pop your details in the form below and tell us what product you’d like to win! You can browse all our latest offerings on our ‘Favourites’ page here…

The Competition is now open and closes at Midnight (GMT) Sunday November 13th. We’ll announce a lucky winner on Monday November 14th! 

Win anything from our Favourites category!

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Cool, Colourful Kids!

Kids! Here at Howkapow we’ve got loads of new stuff for them! Make sure you browse everything in our colourful Kids Category here..

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Wolfgang Schmidt, 1977

Kelly Reemtsen

Los Angeles-based painter Kelly Reemtsen‘s work focuses on well-dressed women toting household tools that range from mallets and hammers to power saws, each held in a causal position that demonstrates a comfortableness with the object in-hand. Each woman is anonymous, her head not included in the cropped images of dress, heels, and tool.

Her bright, impasto paintings juxtapose bright dresses and power tools to wonderful effect. It’s a delightful combination of 50s housewife-meets-B&Q. Love it.

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