Really love Aperol Spritz? Show your devotion with the Aperol a Casa collection
"Harness the psychological power of bright colours"
As someone who loves a drink, one of biggest problems with pubs being shut is that I can't be bothered to make my own cocktails. And I don't have the ability to do it, anyway. I'm sure a lot of people are on the same boat as me. Then there's the question of "vibe" and "atmosphere". I know people who invested time and money to convert their garages and attics into full-blown pubs but it's not the same thing.
And that's before we get to the biggest problem of them all, because I believe that "supporting your local community" is much more than just a slogan, which is why, even back in December and January when the temperatures dropped below 0, I would still walk to the nearest pub to buy takeout Moscow Mules and Spritzes (in plastic glasses, gah).
I've recently learnt how to make Moscow Mule and I now want to learn how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz (good luck with that) and the good news is Aperol got us covered with something called the 'Aperol A Casa Capsule Collection', a range of "carefully-curated homeware" orange paint to try and recreate the Aperol vibe in our homes.
The (ambitious) goal is to convey the same emotions of the evening ritual of 'Aperitivo' and Aperol actually worked together with colour psychologist Karen Haller to create the collection. Orange, as it turns out, is a colour that stimulates appetite.
The limited-edition paint (£35), for example, was developed with a paint company called 'Colour Makes People Happy' and made with Venetian red pigments inspired by the colourful houses of Burano, a small island near Venice, and orange oil. By the way, all proceeds from the paint will go to the Shaken Not Broken relief fund, which supports hospitality industry bar staff whose lives have been affected by the pub and bar closures.
You can also get the Orange Leica M3 Camera, the Magnis Tempo Wall Clock (£75), I'm assuming it's always 5 PM with this clock, Naomi Wright Designs Venice Print (£15), Pooky Kilda Table Lamp (£184), Ortigia Ambra Nera Candle Square (£30), Oliver Bonas Neon Spritz Sign (£95), Poppy & Honesty Round Velvet Cushion in ‘Mango’ (£40) and the Rise & Shine Dipping Bowl (£4.55), and if it were up to me the bowl would be used for serving cashews, cashews, cashews or cashews. But I digress.