Like most parents who don't seem to spend anywhere near enough time enjoying sleep, I am fond of my bed; it's like an old friend who I don't catch up with often enough.
I'm also a bit fussy with the bedlinen that I have, I like the soft and easy iron aspect of poly-cotton (even though I know it's not really an approved of or trendy fabric) and I don't like printed materials, so the design has to be woven. I also like cream or neutral colours so that it doesn't alarm me when I wake up in the middle of the night to tend to The Boy. Finding decent bedlinen can be a bit of a nightmare at times.
Therefore when I was recently sent some gorgeous bedding from Christy, I couldn't wait to get it on the bed.
The Mandalay range is made from 87.5% cotton and 12.5% silk blend jacquard on the face of the duvet, and 200 thread count cotton percale on the underside, making is soft and cosy to sleep under. The beautiful and delicate jacquard design on the cover is in a warm linen shade and has a luxurious silk yarn in the weave which gives it added lustre. I actually feel like I have a grown-up bed for once!
The duvet cover comes in a double, king or super-king size, and the pillowcases in either an Oxford square or Oxford rectangle size. The photos above are of the king-size with Oxford rectangle pillowcases. Priced at £159.00 for the duvet, and £45.00 for the pillowcase pairs, it's clearly a luxury bedlinen set, and in all honesty out of my normal budget. However, now I've experienced how soft, smooth and luxurious quality bedding like this is, I'll be hard pushed to cope with my supermarket polycotton again!
I was sent this product for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.