jeans hanging from a washing line 13/10/2023

How To Dye Jeans 2 Ways: A Step-By-Step Guide

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than when your favourite pair of jeans begin to fade. After years of heavy wearing, your delectable denim can begin to look a little tired. However, this doesn’t mean it must be curtains for your favourite denim garments.  What if we told you that dyeing your denim could solve your problems (and be kinder to the environment)? In this guide, we’ve pulled together two easy and practical ways to dye denim at home so you can continue to wear your favourite pair and get them looking... Read More


How To Re-Wax Your Barbour Jacket And Bring It Back To Life

A Barbour wax jacket is an outer wardrobe staple built to last.  Practical and versatile, it’s the perfect choice for hiking through the mountains, strolling through the fields, or heading for a weekend coffee. But what happens when your beloved Barbour jacket starts to look tired? It might be time for a re-wax. If you’ve ever wondered how to re-wax your Barbour jacket,  we’ve got you covered with our Barbour wax jacket maintenance guide at CHO! Read on to discover how to clean your Barbour wax jacket, how to wax... Read More


How to Clean UGG Boots: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you know how to clean your UGG boots? These stunning sheepskin and suede fashion icons have been the world’s favourite casual boot for decades, but that beautiful smooth suede can take a real beating over time and start to look a little shabby. Like any suede shoes, UGG boots must be properly cared for to keep them looking their best, so we’ve put together our top tips on how to clean them at home. Our UGG cleaning tips combine simple home remedies and professional UGG care products so that... Read More


How To Take Care of Birkenstock Sandals

If you’re the proud owner of a pair of Birkenstock sandals, you will know only too well the comfort they bring. That signature cork footbed contours to your foot arches and provides the perfect amount of support to care for your feet and joints as you walk. But do you know how to return the favour? Here are a few essential tips on how to take care of your Birkenstock sandals (and how not to) so you can keep your Birks as happy as they keep you: Key Birkenstock Care... Read More

how to pack a cabin bag carry on backpack what to pack 05/06/2019

How to Pack a Cabin Bag [and which type of bag to choose]

Packing light has all sorts of benefits, but how do you possibly get everything you need into a cabin bag (especially if you’re going away for longer than a weekend)? It’s a fair question, but you’ll be pleased to know that packing light is easier than you might think, once you have the know-how. Here we’ll show you how to pack a cabin bag, which type of carry-on bag is best and how to maximise space to minimise those pesky packing compromises. What’s the best type of hand luggage bag... Read More

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What To Take on a Picnic [Ultimate Packing List]

There are picnics and picnics. This particular picnic packing guide pertains to the latter. We’re talking proper picnics; the ones with picnic baskets, outdoor tableware and edible delights that go far beyond a basic sandwich and a thermos. Naturally, the reality of eating outdoors presents certain challenges to be overcome, which is why we’ve put together this guide to help you decide what to take on a picnic and avoid having your al fresco meal derailed by any unforeseen difficulties. We’ll talk you through all the essential basics, many of... Read More

how to spot a fake barbour jacket 26/03/2019

How to Spot a Fake Barbour Jacket (6-Point Checklist)

Would you know how to spot a fake Barbour jacket? Like most high-end, popular fashion brands, Barbour has been heavily targeted by counterfeiters trying to replicate the brand’s classic and original designs. And, while Barbour is working tirelessly to fight against the counterfeiters to protect its loyal customers, many fake Barbour jackets are still finding their way onto the market. So, to give an extra helping hand, we’ve listed the top six classic signs of counterfeiting in Barbour jackets to ensure you don’t end up falling for the scam. Here’s... Read More


Valentine’s Day Gestures – The small, the strange and the single way…

Uninspired this Valentines Day? From the small to the strange and even the single way to recognise today! From crumpets to cockroaches there’s something for everyone, loved up or not so much…. The way to the heart is through the stomach…so why not make it heart shaped? Otherwise known as the ‘Feast day of Saint Valentine’ the celebration of love and affection is often completed with a cosy, candle-lit meal for two. Though this year supermarkets have gone above and beyond with attempts to beat any ‘Valentine’s Day’ 2 for... Read More


7 Tips for a Stress-Free February Half Term Ski Holiday (Essential Ski Packing List)

  All skiing families with school-age children will know how busy the slopes get over February half term. December’s short, dark days make Christmastime a less attractive window for skiing, and the warmer Easter period carries a risk of less snow, so skiing in February becomes the best option. This unfortunately means heaving airports and long queues at the resorts, but there are ways to counter these disadvantages, avoid the stress and have an amazing time with the kids on the slopes. So with February half term just around the... Read More

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Happy Chinese New Year – A style for centuries…

Happy Chinese New Year! (Now try saying it in Chinese…) 新 Xīn 年 nián 快 kuài 乐 lè! …Not bad! Look closely, and you’ll see traditional Chinese costuming details peppered throughout designer collections season to season, some subtle, some not so. In a world of florals, stripes and checks, ‘Chinoiserie’ – a decorative style used throughout Western furniture, architecture and fashion; characterized by the use of Chinese motifs and techniques is an iconic influence, unwavering for centuries. February 5th marks the Chinese New Year, bringing with it 2019’s brand new... Read More