Create your own holiday destination


It’s that time of year for daydreaming about holidays once again, and this month at Q Towers we’re feeling inspired by this fabulous Yankee Candle array; the Monterosso Collection.

Yankee Candle

Monterosso is an area of spectacular beauty in the North of Italy, this collection is inspired by its coastal location on the Italian Riviera. The bundle includes 12 votive candles and two boxes of tea-lights in a mixture of four alluring scents, plus a beautiful lantern which acts as a holder for the votives. You’ll be swept away by Riviera Escape, a fresh scent reminiscent of the coast and beautiful blossoms. Celebrating the delicious savoury foods of the region are Sea Salt & Sage, and Olive & Thyme – enough to make the mouth water. And the final scent is Summer Peach – a sweet scent of ripe juicy peaches warmed by the sun. Quite the fantastic variety!

We’ve been looking into some ways of re-creating this holiday experience at home and have found plenty of delectable foods to enjoy and stylish décor to transform your garden, even if you have to pile on a coat or two for the time being – you can still enjoy the fresh air, after all!

Sausage rolls

Preparing the food can be incredibly easy thanks to the likes of The Real Pie Company and Green Seasons. For an al fresco picnic you can’t go wrong with a 12-piece Summer Sausage Roll selection. There’s delicious vegetarian options too with a 12-piece Vegetarian Pie selection including Italian-inspired flavours such as Mediterranean Vegetable and Feta.


If you’re more into the idea of a barbecue, get cooking with the Green Seasons 24-piece Summer Selection which features all of the family favourites – sausages, burgers and kebabs. Give salads a flavoursome boost with the Scarlett & Mustard Summer Sauce, Dressing and Marinade Selection. The Chilli Jam turns a burger into a gourmet experience!


Don’t forget the snacks either –  try Oloves deliciously flavoured olives for a Mediterranean angle. You’ll practically hear the lapping of waves on the beach with every mouthful of the Basil and Garlic variety.

Outdoor lights

Another key ingredient of any successful stay-cation is some beautiful surroundings. Use lights to make up for less-than-continental temperatures; the Bethlehem Lights LED net lights and Café Globe string lights (pictured above) can both be used outdoors to create a cosy effect.

Luminary collage

For standalone light pieces, we love our Bella Notte. Try the porcelain elephant luminary or the buddha head as wonderfully unusual, travel adventure-inspired centrepieces for your table.

And, of course – a little light from your scented candles! Join us from midnight on Wednesday night to order yours.

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