Spring Round-Up - All the Blues!
We can't believe we're almost halfway through the year. Spring is well underway and, with the onset of better weather, some of our XV team are...
Blog 20: Start of the Year Round-Up 2022
Here at XV the focus has always been on giving customers a unique lifestyle experience. It's why we started our business in the first place...
Welcome to 2022! (Blog 19)
Welcome to 2022!This seascape is the sight that our Izzey has been gazing at every time she sits at the desk in her little rental...
November Round-Up & Tis the Season of Blankets!
  Can you believe it’s already at Christmas!!! Here at XV we’re all about being cosy. We’ve been getting all our treats ready for gift-giving just in...
Blog 17: October Round-Up
Welcome to autumn, dear XV followers. It’s been an interiors kind of a month, as it so often is at this time of year, with...
Blog 16: September Round-Up - The New Year Starts!
Happy new year! It may not be January just yet, but for many businesses (including ours) it is new year. The bit of the schedule...
Blog 15: Social Downtime & Summer Round-Up! (August)
Due to various issues with Facebook and Instagram, we have been off-line for a month. APOLOGIES everyone! A big belated summer hello to everyone, and...
BLog 14: July News Round-up!
Welcome to August, a month of boats and beaches here on the Isle of Wight. It’s also a hot time of the year for festivals,...
Blog 13: A 1st birthday chat with Vicky and Izzey
This month we celebrated our first birthday – what a journey! Through a global pandemic, Brexit onset, and the usual ups and downs of starting a...
Blog 12: XV HQ: A pause to reflect from XV’s Izzey (May)
So sometimes we have to dig deep and find ways of keeping ourselves afloat – methods that don’t just involve throwing back cups of coffee...
Blog 11: XV HQ April: over and under the sea!
Dear lovely followers, a big wave hello from all at XV HQ! Our April diary has us surfacing to draw breath, as we’ve spent the...
Blog 10: XV HQ’s March roundup – C is for collaboration
Hello from the gang at XV HQ, reporting in with a review of magical March. It’s fair to say we never sit still, but this...
Blog 9: XV HQs February round-up, acquisitions and customer news!
Hello to all our followers from the gang at XV HQ! Time to check in with our February diary, and what a busy month it’s...
Blog 8: We're back with a winter re-cap!
Hello from a very stormy solent! It’s February and as we (hopefully) move towards the end of lockdown three, we’ve been taking a look back...
Article: The History of Bedding
......(its not as boring as you might think!) How has the bed evolved over time? When we think of bed we tend to associate it...
Blog 7: Ups and downs on brand building in summer 2020!
Well that was an interesting summer! We launched a brand in the middle of a global pandemic. And we actually had a summer of sunshine...
Article: Our favourite pick-me-up energy ball recipe and staying healthy with Evelyn!
Knowing that everyone could do with a little ‘pick-me-up’ and a boost of energy without the guilt, Evelyn shares this recipe for her ‘Goji Coconut...
Blog 6: Walking around the island, inspiration, well-being and calm!
Here at XV HQ, the lockdown has provided a little bit of respite from the weekly commutes off the island, the chasing time and generally...
Article: The power of essential oils to aid sleep - Duxmore Botanics.
Fragrance is so powerful. We can instantly connect with the emotional part of our brain with a simple whiff of a fragrance. This can transport...
Blog 5: Procrastination + a pandemic = errrh, launch a business?
Even up to the week before, I never let the excitement in. Missing good friend hugs and family motivation of bubbles, i was still in...
Article: Creative Director, Vicky, shares creating the XV ranges.
All of these little things we found and photographed, to add depth to the designs. It had to have a really personal touch in my...