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Quick and Tasty One-Pot Winter Meals

Quick and Tasty One-Pot Winter Meals

14th May 2024

As the winter chill sets in and cozy nights become the norm, there's something deeply satisfying about filling your home with the aromas of hearty, simmering dishes. Imagine coming in from the cold to a kitchen filled with the scent of spices and savory delights, all prepared with minimal effort and cleanup. This is where the magic of the one-pot cooker and Skillet truly shines. Whether you're som … read more
Unique Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Unique Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

30th Apr 2024

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to honour the remarkable women in your life than with a thoughtful and heartfelt gift? Whether she's the one who cheered from the sidelines at every soccer game, the shoulder you cried on during heartbreaks, or the voice of reason in chaotic times, Mothers and Mother figures hold a special place in our hearts.So, grab a cup of tea, s … read more
How to Keep Kids Entertained at Home

How to Keep Kids Entertained at Home

29th Apr 2024

As parents and caregivers ourselves, the queenb team understand the struggle of coming up with fresh and engaging ideas to keep young minds active and entertained during the school holidays.From baking to outdoor adventures, indoor camping, movie nights, and family game nights, queenb have got you covered. So, whether you're looking to enrich their learning, foster creativity, or simply have s … read more
Easy Products to Start Living Sustainably

Easy Products to Start Living Sustainably

15th Apr 2024

Do you feel overwhelmed with where to start when it comes to living sustainably? You’re not alone. As with anything in life we have to start with baby steps – and that’s where queenb come in. We have jotted some suggestions on products that are a great, affordable investment in living sustainably, starting strong with something we all need (but are still getting used to not forgetting) – re- … read more
5 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

5 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

7th Mar 2024

Every year on March 8th, people around the world come together to honour the achievements of women, recognize their contributions to society, and advocate for gender equality. It’s a day to celebrate progress, reflect on the challenges that women still face, and take action towards a more inclusive and equitable world. queenb have a team of wonderful ladies behind it (and some lovely guys to … read more
Noble Isle's Latest Release

Noble Isle's Latest Release

29th Feb 2024

The queenb team are very excited to welcome Noble Isle to our extensive brands family! Noble Isle is an authentic British brand, that uses quality ingredients from small local, producers within the UK. All products are UK made, with a British twist – one of our top selling fragrances is Whisky and Water! We range 4 great smells, have a read about the awesome properties of each below.Golden … read more
Top 5 Must-Have Pet Accessories Every Pet Owner Needs

Top 5 Must-Have Pet Accessories Every Pet Owner Needs

28th Feb 2024

Whether you have a cute friendly feline or a smart, curious dog we all know they deserve nothing but the best! At the queenb offices, we have two cute little helpers- Tinkerbell – a 15 year old Bichon/Papillon and Bambam her new brother - a 10 month old Malshi (Maltese/Shitzu). You will often see them on our social media, and on the website in some product pictures too (also on this blog's … read more
2024 Trends Forecast: Pantone Colour of the Year!

2024 Trends Forecast: Pantone Colour of the Year!

28th Feb 2024

In case you have been living under a rock, the 2024 Pantone Colour Of The Year has been announced and it may surprise some of you - it’s a light, delicate shade that sits right in between pink and orange (and not on your face). . . PEACH FUZZ! There’s something special about THIS year – 2024 marks 25 years of Pantone’s Colour of the Year! Fun fact: The very first colour was Cerulean Blue, … read more
How to Sleep in this Hot Weather

How to Sleep in this Hot Weather

25th Jan 2024

It is no secret that all New Zealanders are currently struggling with these hot temperatures at night. Yes, a fan will help but you do have to remember to turn it off and some of them are also quite loud. So here are some tips to help deal with the heat at night.1)Silk BeddingSilk is the closest fibre to human skin hence why everyone falls in love with the feel of silk. It is cool to the tou … read more
Transform Your Bedroom

Transform Your Bedroom

9th Jan 2024

In our hectic and demanding lives, finding moments of tranquility is essential for our well-being. Your bedroom, the place where you begin and end each day, has the potential to be a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. By incorporating a few simple changes and mindful practices, you can transform your bedroom into a serene oasis where you can unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the outside wo … read more
How to Avoid the Bed Bug Epidemic

How to Avoid the Bed Bug Epidemic

29th Dec 2023

There has been a lot of talk about bedding hygiene, especially with the Bed Bug infestation in Paris causing big issues ahead of the Summer 2024 Olympics, expecting millions of visitors. These bed bugs are taking over, invading hotels, houses, public transport, and just about everywhere else humans are. Bed bugs are small oval-shaped, reddish-brown parasitic insects that feeds on human blood … read more
The Perfect Summer Towels

The Perfect Summer Towels

22nd Dec 2023

In the diverse tapestry of towels, each type is crafted to cater to your unique needs, bringing a touch of sophistication to your everyday moments. On our website, queenb, you can also add a touch of customization by getting a name embroidered on some of our towel range. Let’s explore the variety that awaits you.1) Classic Striped Pool TowelsMake a splash by the pool with our classic str … read more
Creative ways to use Christmas Crackers

Creative ways to use Christmas Crackers

22nd Dec 2023

Ever thought of using Christmas Crackers as a decoration on the Christmas tree or even as an advent calendar? Let us give you some creative ways to incorporate crackers during Christmas rather than just sitting on your plate at the dinner table.Decorative GarlandString some crackers to create an easy yet festive garland to hang around the staircase, mantle, Christmas tree, or anywhere around … read more
Best Linen Colour Combos for Summer 2023

Best Linen Colour Combos for Summer 2023

8th Dec 2023

As the weather is getting warmer, it's time to update your bedding with some new, fresh linen. Read on for how to create a comfortable and chic summer look with the trendiest colours of 2023!1) Classic White and Navy There's a timeless appeal to the combination of crisp white and deep navy blue. White reflects light, making a room appear brighter and more spacious. Beneficial in smaller and … read more
The queenb Ultimate Gift Guide

The queenb Ultimate Gift Guide

1st Dec 2023

Christmas is nearly upon us, and we can all agree the hardest thing about it is thinking what to buy. Never fear - queenb has got you covered! We have done the hard thinking for you. . .Our website has gifts for everyone from game sets for kids to a flash new robe for Grandad. Oh, and don’t forget about getting something for the dog Mums out there too!       &nb … read more
Unleash Your Imagination: queenb's Latest Dress-Up Costumes for Kids and Adults

Unleash Your Imagination: queenb's Latest Dress-Up Costumes for Kids and Adults

3rd Oct 2023

At queenb, we believe in the power of creativity and self-expression. That's why we're excited to introduce our brand-new range of dress-up costumes for both children and adults! Whether you're planning a magical birthday party, a themed event, or gearing up for the spookiest night of the year, we have the perfect costumes for you. In this blog, we'll showcase some of our favourite costumes, … read more
Buzzing for a Cause: How to Help Save the Bees in New Zealand

Buzzing for a Cause: How to Help Save the Bees in New Zealand

26th Sep 2023

September is Bee Month in New Zealand, a time to celebrate these tiny yet crucial pollinators and raise awareness about their declining populations. Bees play a vital role in our ecosystem by pollinating flowers and crops, which, in turn, provide us with delicious fruits and vegetables. As a proud New Zealand-based company, queenb, known for selling top-quality bedding and homewa … read more
​Get Ready to Rally: Discover Pickleball - New Zealand's Latest Sporting Craze

​Get Ready to Rally: Discover Pickleball - New Zealand's Latest Sporting Craze

26th Sep 2023

New Zealanders, get ready to experience the exhilaration of a sport that's taking the nation by storm – Pickleball! At queenb, we're thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our sports collection: the Pickleball Set by Easy Days. But what exactly is Pickleball, and why should you give it a try? In this blog, we'll dive into the history of Pickleball, explain how to play, and even connect you w … read more
Unveiling the Art of Tablescaping: Crafting Memorable Dining Experiences with queenb

Unveiling the Art of Tablescaping: Crafting Memorable Dining Experiences with queenb

20th Sep 2023

Dining is not merely a means to satiate our hunger; it's an opportunity to indulge in a multisensory experience that engages sight, taste, touch, and emotion. Enter the art of tablescaping, a creative endeavor that transforms a simple meal into a captivating visual symphony. In this blog, we'll dive into the enchanting world of tablescaping, exploring its elements, techniques, and the magic i … read more
Adding Feline Flair to Your Home with queenb's Duvet Covers: A Purrfect Match!

Adding Feline Flair to Your Home with queenb's Duvet Covers: A Purrfect Match!

12th Sep 2023

When it comes to creating a cozy and inviting home, the right choice of homewares can make all the difference. From colours to textures, each element contributes to the overall ambiance of your space. One such homeware that has the power to transform your bedroom is a duvet cover. And when it comes to duvet covers that combine comfort, style, and even a touch of feline charm, queenb is t … read more
Embrace the Beauty of Te Reo Maori - Celebrate Maori Language Week with queenb!

Embrace the Beauty of Te Reo Maori - Celebrate Maori Language Week with queenb!

5th Sep 2023

Kia ora, queenb are excited to embrace the rich cultural heritage of New Zealand and celebrate Maori Language Week, taking place from September 11th to 18th, 2023. This week is all about honouring Te Reo Maori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa, and what better way to do it than by incorporating its beauty into your home? Join us on this incredible journey as we explore the significance … read more
Unveiling the Top Linen Trends for a Stylish 2023 Home Makeover from queenb

Unveiling the Top Linen Trends for a Stylish 2023 Home Makeover from queenb

31st Aug 2023

As we step into a new season, it's time to refresh our living spaces with the latest interior design trends. When it comes to creating an effortlessly chic and comfortable home, linen is a timeless choice that continues to reign supreme. In 2023, linen is making a bold statement in the world of interior decor, bringing a touch of natural elegance to every room. Let's delve into the top li … read more
Sustainable Living: Recycling Pillows in New Zealand for a Greener Home

Sustainable Living: Recycling Pillows in New Zealand for a Greener Home

25th Aug 2023

As the push for sustainability and eco-conscious living gains momentum, individuals and households are increasingly seeking ways to reduce their environmental impact. One often overlooked aspect of sustainable living is the responsible disposal and recycling of everyday items, including pillows. In New Zealand, a country known for its breathtaking landscapes and commitment to preserving … read more
Hard To Find Bed Sizes

Hard To Find Bed Sizes

13th Apr 2023

Are you struggling to find linen for your different sized bed? It can sound like a really good idea to buy a Split Super King, Long Double, or Californian King bed - imagine all that extra space and length to stretch out on!! But then you come to buy fitted sheets or duvet covers, and you find that maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all! Single sheets don't fit your Split King beds and you … read more
Find Your Perfect Duvet Inner Match

Find Your Perfect Duvet Inner Match

21st Jun 2021

With an extensive range of  duvet inner options like warm wool and alpaca, luxurious feathers and goose down, and natural plant fibres there can be an overwhelming number of options to choose from. We here at queenb are the linen experts, and we are more than happy to help customers choose the perfect Duvet Inner. Therefore we have put together a brief rundown of the various type of … read more
Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs!

Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs!

18th Jun 2021

Do you have bed bugs? Are you sure? It's always worth a reminder checking to see that you are free from bed bugs, and also to get proactive so as to prevent your home being invaded by these little critters. They are a problem you don’t really think about, until you have them! So we recommend being proactive by putting a bed bug protector on all your mattresses and bases before t … read more
queenb Bakes! Spiced Feijoa Cake

queenb Bakes! Spiced Feijoa Cake

6th Apr 2021

This delicious Feijoa Cake recipe is an older recipe from the Edmonds Cook Book, but they have a new version available here. Cake Ingredients: 175g Butter (Softened)1 Cup Caster Sugar3 Eggs1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence1 Cup Chopped Peeled Feijoa¼ Cup Chopped Crystallised Ginger2 ½ Cup Standard Grade Flour2 Teaspoons Baking Powder½ Teaspoon Baking Soda2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger1 Cup / 250g Sour … read more
How Often Should I Change My Towels?

How Often Should I Change My Towels?

19th Aug 2020

On our last blog post we wrote about how often you should change your sheets, on this post we will examine how often you should be changing your towels. I guess the first question is, do you shower once or twice a day? If the answer is twice a day, your towel is going to be hanging wet for most of its life, especially in Winter and Autumn! Because odour causing bacteria will be thriving … read more
Can I use an electric blanket with a Waterproof Mattress Protector?

Can I use an electric blanket with a Waterproof Mattress Protector?

24th Jul 2020

We regularly get asked, at this time of year, if a waterproof mattress protector can be used with an electric blanket, and should it be put over, or underneath the electric blanket?  The answer is simple:Yes, you can use a waterproof mattress protector with an electric blanket! Our advice is to put the electric blanket on the mattress, and put the waterproof mattress … read more
How To Keep Towels Feeling Soft & Fluffy For Longer!

How To Keep Towels Feeling Soft & Fluffy For Longer!

7th Jul 2020

OK, OK so you have bought some new towels and you are wondering how to care for them.....Follow these great tips below, they will prolong the life of your towels, the colour won't fade, they will dry you better and it will be a pleasure to hop out of the shower and into your towel's loving arms! Most towels are woven not knitted, so if you see a pulled thread, simply snip the thread off … read more
Hungarian Goose, Goose or Duck Inner?

Hungarian Goose, Goose or Duck Inner?

25th Jun 2020

 So you've decided that you want to go for a Down and Feather Duvet Inner? Now you are faced with the question, do you go for Duck, Goose or Hungarian Goose? Duck is the most cost-effective of the three options, and is the most readily available, it's a great all-rounder, and a 90/10 fill will keep you toasty this winter! If you want to go a step up, Goose is slightly more rar … read more
Is a Down and Feather Duvet Right for me?

Is a Down and Feather Duvet Right for me?

17th May 2020

When choosing a new duvet inner you need to consider factors such as which season do you intend to use it for? Do you want just one layer, or do you want a clip together, two layer, All Seasons option? Another important factor to consider is how warm is your home? Is it well insulated or older and more prone to cold? Also do you like weight, or prefer lightweight inners and do you feel the cold? H … read more
Choosing the right robe

Choosing the right robe

21st Apr 2020

It's not always easy to choose the perfect robe! First you need to decide what material you want for your robe - do you want a nice, fluffy and light 100% polyester robe, do you want a light-weight waffle or 100% cotton robe, or maybe you want a heavy cotton terry toweling robe? The word "velour" often throws people when relating to cotton bath robes. Lots of our  Baksana robes have … read more
Choosing the right Pillow for a Perfect Night's Sleep

Choosing the right Pillow for a Perfect Night's Sleep

11th Feb 2020

Choosing the right pillow is a very personal decision – what is perfect for one person may not suit the next. As well as having a supportive and comfortable bed, it is really important to have the right pillow, one suited to your size and sleeping style and which fully supports your head, neck and shoulders throughout the night. So what should you look out for when choosing a pillow fo … read more
Wedding Gift Guide: Why Sheets Make the Best Wedding Gifts

Wedding Gift Guide: Why Sheets Make the Best Wedding Gifts

26th Jan 2020

So you have the invite, dusted off your best dress, gone on a crash diet (so the rellies' don't think you have put on weight) but still don't know what you buy the happy couple since they didn't provide a gift register? You know you want to get them something nice but useful. What more would a couple use more than good quality sheets. A good night's sleep is vital for every human bei … read more
How To Make Your Bedroom Cooler

How To Make Your Bedroom Cooler

15th Jan 2020

Do you find yourself feeling too hot at night during the summer? It is common to lose sleep during hot summer nights and finding a solution to cool down is sometimes not easy. If the luxury of air conditioning is not something you have, then you'll need to find other solutions to beat the heat. Check out our list of top tips for keeping your bedroom cooler this summer! Easily create a co … read more
Why Drylife Products are SO GOOD!

Why Drylife Products are SO GOOD!

9th Sep 2019

Drylife® is a top quality brand with lots of great products under it with real health benefits, the product range is fantastic for Asthma and allergy sufferers as the uniqueness of Drylife® is that all product carrying that brand name is fully machine washable and tumble dryable. Most bedding can't withstand constant laundering - but Drylife® branded product can! Lots of this product is also use … read more
Ways You Can Go Green Around Your Home

Ways You Can Go Green Around Your Home

3rd Jun 2019

With the announcement that the New Zealand Government plans to ban single-use plastic bags by August 2019, the team here at queenb thought it a good time to brainstorm ways that you can cut down on plastic bag use. Did you know five trillion plastic bags are estimated to be used worldwide every year. That’s a lot of plastic that take a lifetime or longer to break down.  So, what ca … read more
Mattress Toppers make your bed more comfy!

Mattress Toppers make your bed more comfy!

8th Apr 2019

Goldilocks loved a comfy, soft bed and you spend (hopefully) over 8 hours a night in slumberland - you want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world each morning - and what better way to do it than to “tart” up your old, hard, un-comfy mattress, than with a beautiful feather and down or polyester filled mattress topper! Unless your current mattress has serious issues, you c … read more
How Often Should I Change My Sheets?

How Often Should I Change My Sheets?

17th Jan 2019

There has been a lot in the media recently about how often you should change your bed sheets. Admit it, there is nothing better than slipping into bed between crisp, clean sheets! So how often should you change them?Personally I believe you should wash and change your bed sheets once a week, and where you can, line dry them - this will make them nice and crispy for the first few nights sleep … read more
The Benefits of Bamboo Cotton in Your Home and Against Your Skin

The Benefits of Bamboo Cotton in Your Home and Against Your Skin

22nd Nov 2018

How good is Bamboo?! It has so many great properties, which are transferred through to its fibre when made into bedding and towels, even when mixed with cotton (which products like towels usually are): 1) Bamboo fibre is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic, non-irritating and low odour. This leaves your towels smelling fresh and odour free after several uses. It is great for people wi … read more
How To Set Up A Bedroom for Airbnb

How To Set Up A Bedroom for Airbnb

16th Oct 2018

 So you've decided to put fear aside and join the ever-growing community of people renting out their spare rooms to strangers through Airbnb. Nothing to worry about- right?  Airbnb is fast becoming a seriously popular way to travel and if you're up for sharing your morning cuppa with a paying stranger then you could be in to make some nice extra pocket money.  What Sort Of Bed Shoul … read more
The Egyptian Cotton Myth Busted!  Why there are Cheap & Expensive Sheet Sets on the NZ market!

The Egyptian Cotton Myth Busted! Why there are Cheap & Expensive Sheet Sets on the NZ market!

24th Sep 2018

Egyptian Cotton is often a term used to describe good quality sheets. Unfortunately you have to be careful as a very cheap “Egyptian Cotton” sheet set is more than likely too good to be true! Here's what we have to tell you... Did you know, we don’t have any regulations in New Zealand, so a bud grown in China, Pakistan or similar means the origin of Cotton can still be described as “Egyptian … read more
Why buy a Sealy Commercial Bed over a normal Retail Bed?

Why buy a Sealy Commercial Bed over a normal Retail Bed?

11th Jun 2018

Did you know that on average, over a lifetime, you will spend 1/3 or 26 years in bed sleeping! How crazy is that fact? So it stands to reason that if you spend this much time snoozing, you might as well do it in pure comfort and bliss.A good bed can help many things; of course your quality of sleep, which will determine how well you function during the day. A good sleep is said to help your he … read more
What Fabric do I Want as my Bed Sheets?

What Fabric do I Want as my Bed Sheets?

12th Nov 2017

Sheets are really important for a perfect night’s sleep. We always get people in the queenb showroom after a new, top quality set of sheets! The first question we always ask the customer when they arrive to buy new sheets is what material do you want your sheet set made of; cotton, polycotton or “other”? The most common response is “what is the difference?" Being Manchester experts … read more
Can bunk beds be cool?

Can bunk beds be cool?

3rd Sep 2017

When you think of bunk beds what springs to mind? Solid steel tube fit for a school camp or a rickety, flimsey pile of wood, badly screwed together looking like it belongs in the good ol' Kiwi batch rather than in your stylish modern home?Well think again! In 2017 bunks can be super cool, and super safe/tough! All you need is some stylie bedding/cushions and throws, a nice looking, mo … read more
Fitted vs Throwover Bedspreads and the benefits of each!

Fitted vs Throwover Bedspreads and the benefits of each!

4th Jun 2017

People buy bedspreads instead of Duvet Covers for several reasons - the main ones being:  They want a boxed, fitted bedspread to make their bedrooms look "tidy".They want something quick and easy to throw over the bed in the morning to speed up their morning routine.They want something that goes to the floor and covers up the base of the bed.In bedspreads there are two main va … read more
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