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Abha Shah is the ES Best writer at the Evening Standard. She covers shopping roundups and product reviews of new launches, seasonal products, high spend buys and gift guides.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2021? The big date and what deals to expect

Amazon Prime Day arrives on June 21 and 22 and will feature more than TWO MILLION deals

Bedroom

Best cooling blankets to help you sleep on hot nights

Too hot for a duvet? Abha Shah has the alternatives covered

Food & Drink

The best afternoon tea hampers

Scones, preserves, tea and more; this is the cream of the crop

Gadgets & Tech

Father’s Day 2021: best gifts for men

Perfect presents for the special man in your life

Fashion & Beauty

Shopping shortlist: What to shop, see and know in June

From fashion and food to planet-saving makeup - and of course, Pride specials! - these are the hot-off-the-press launches to bookmark now

Food & Drink

Best vegan pantry essentials to transform meal times

From realistic imitations to brand new innovations, the new vegan releases and favourites to stock up on

Beauty

Best makeup mirrors

Mirror mirror, who’s the most flawless of them all?

Theatre

The Money: This game show is only as engaging as the players

A show that gives away real cash has the potential to be great - but it’s only as good as its participants, finds Abha Shah

Deals

Best washer, dryer and combo deals to buy online right now

It’s time to clean up for less with fresh offers this June

Home & Garden

Best mattresses 2021: memory foam, pocket sprung, hybrid and deals

The comfiest, cleverest and best-made mattresses you can buy, including pocket sprung, memory foam and hybrid models

Bedroom

Best hybrid mattresses 2021

Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?

Jewellery

Actress Rosario Dawson’s favourite things

The actress, activist and producer tells us about her latest projects and female empowerment

Home & Garden

Best hot tubs to turn your backyard into a boujee resort

Give neighbours garden-envy with a splashy showpiece

Home & Garden

Best mops for cleaning hard floors

Wipe the floor with these high-tech home cleaning gadgets, including steam and cordless models

Home & Garden

Best electric heaters

Stay warm and cosy this winter with a compact personal heater for the home or office

Travel

12 weird and wonderful May half-term holiday staycays around the UK

Forest cycling! Alpacas! Catching fish! Rosie Fitzmaurice and Abha Shah have your half-term adventure hitlist

The Escapist

Seychelles or Scilly Isles? Find your UK staycay doppelgänger

Foreign jollies are (probably) off but don’t despair, Abha Shah has the inventive swaps to book now

Home Accessories

Best peony bouquets to order now

As peony season blossoms, now’s the time to order the pretty petals

Health & Fitness

Best plus size sports bras

Don’t let anything get in the way of a good workout - we put the best sports bras through their paces

Fashion & Beauty

Shopping shortlist: What to shop, see and know in May

From fashion to flowers, lifestyle to loungewear, these are the coolest hot-off-the-press launches to bookmark before everyone else

Health & Fitness

Best reusable face masks for 2021

Stay safe, look good with non-medical face coverings: Abha Shah unveils the Covid-battling masks you can shop online

Food & Drink

Best hot sauce: sweet, smokey and HOT

We try some of the fieriest, most flavoursome hot sauces from around the world

Food & Drink

Best DIY cocktail kits to make at home

Need a new lockdown hobby? Time to mix things up

Fashion

30 best high heels for work

It’s time to put your best foot forward

Fashion

Best plus size raincoats and jackets for women

Our edit will have you covered through all sorts of wet weather, from drizzle and showers to full-on summer storms

Food & Drink

Best low and no alcohol drinks

For those who want to practice a more mindful way to drink