It’s always exciting to come across brand new subscription boxes and one of my latest discoveries is a box called ESKE.
ESKE describe themselves as a ‘treat box for the home‘, and they’ve created the box as a way to share their passion for beautiful homewares with like-minded people. I’ve always had an interest in interior design and homewares, so naturally, ESKE instantly appealed to me! They’ve managed to source some lovely covetable pieces from their favourite independent designers and artists, and thus the very first ESKE box has been born.
The box arrived promptly and I was pleased to find all the products inside carefully wrapped and packaged. On the top of the contents was the first edition of their monthly magazine, which provides information about the designers who have made the products. It’s great to have this introduction and all the designers have their websites and social media accounts included so that you can easily find out more about them.
August’s ESKE box is themed around Bees which I love, and there are some gorgeous products inside, so let’s take a closer look!
Beespoke Of Devon – Pure Devon Beeswax Candle (RRP £3.95)
The first product that I picked up was this super cute candle from Beespoke Of Devon which is owned by Jo Heath. Jo set up her company after taking a candle-making course back in 2014, and she now makes all of her own products from her home in Devon. This candle is made from locally sourced Beeswax which Jo filters herself, resulting in natural, sweet-smelling and clean-burning candles. I absolutely love the adorable beehive design and it smells delicious!
Limehouse Ceramics 22 Carat Gold Bee Dish (RRP £13)
Next up, I found this beautiful white ceramic trinket dish from Limehouse Ceramics. It’s handmade by Elizabeth Macneal who is influenced by the delicate art designs from Scandinavian and Japanese ceramics. She works in London in a former industrial site which is home to a new generation of ceramicists. All of her products are made from high-fire stoneware, making them durable and dishwasher safe. This adorable trinket dish features a 22-carat gold bee motif in the centre and can be used to hold jewellery and other small items. It’s already on my vanity table and is currently housing some of my favourite rings :)
Bee Print by Rachel Vernall (RRP £10)
The next item that I unwrapped was a square Bee Print by the Canterbury based artist and illustrator, Rachel Vernall. Known for her intricate pen and ink drawings, this Bee Print is incredibly charming and I can’t wait to find a frame to properly display it!
Local Honey Man British Golden Honey (RRP £7.50) + Wooden Honey Dipper (RRP £3)
Finally, what better to complete a Bee themed box than with a jar of honey?! This British Golden Honey is 100% pure and raw and is produced by the Local Honey Man, from a family run business in London. All of their honey products are all-natural and free from additives, syrups and any extra ingredients. This honey really does taste amazing – it’s full of flavour with just the right amount of sweetness, and I love that they also included a wooden honey dipper with it.