Reflection // Time to Hibernate

Some weeks you just have to slow down.  The world that I work in can be full on if you let it, you don’t realise that you don’t take time out to have a break, even on weekends you are working.  So for the next few weeks I’m taking a little time to myself and not feeling at all guilty about it.

I’m going to finish some things around the house before Winter arrives, make our home cosy for Autumn.  Enjoy the half term holiday, taking the time to eat well and have lots of sleep.  I’m also going to indulge in reading, not just my usual interiors based magazines and publications but books, ones that I can escape into another world, ones that I can’t put down.

Time to switch off the phone and laptop and take care of me, to recharge those batteries and come back full of beans and inspiration to take on the run up to the Christmas break.  I have a few projects coming up in the next month that I’m very excited about and I’m looking forward to working with these wonderful brands Bauwerk, Mandarin Stone and Kovac.

But for now, the kettle is on, the book is open and the throw is waiting for me to curl up under, heaven.

Do you take time off to recharge the batteries, if so what things do you do to make you feel rested and rejuvenated?

Jx

Images 9, 10 & 11 the rest are my own

 

Holiday Mood // Sun Bleached

I’m signing off for  few weeks, making a decision to take time for myself and not worry if I haven’t posted, instagrammed or answered emails.  Why should we put so much pressure on ourselves to stay connected.  Brave or not I am choosing to live in the moment with my family for a few weeks touring around in our caravan.

So for the next few weeks there will be a post but a short and sweet one, filled with an inspirational Summer colour palette, this week being pale and sun bleached.   I do hope you understand but even us freelancers need time out when the Summer holidays come knocking.

See you mid August, hope you all have a wonderful break too and the sun shines where ever you are.

  •  All images taken from my Pinterest boards

 

Spring Break

We’ve had a wonderful Easter weekend but I’m lucky that the holidays are not quite over for me until next week.  So I thought I’d have a little on-line break for a few days this week, I am escaping for the first time this year in our little caravan for some R&R, fresh air, sleep and no wifi!

Because I can’t bring myself to not post anything at all, I shall leave you with this small offering today and I’ll be back next week with a fabulous post featuring Radley London.

PS.  I had the honour of featuring on the Linenbeauty blog this week, taking part in their A Simple Path series, talking about doing more with less, a perfect read for a slow weekend.

 

Yawn

This past week I was kindly invited by the ever so generous Yawn to take over their instagram feed.  It’s been a fun week balancing my own and their accounts and everything else in between.

I thought I’d share with you some of the images I took for their feed.

Everything about the Yawn ethos is focused on relaxation, their nightwear is especially cut to fit perfectly, no tight uncomfortable bits just soft luxury fabrics.  All the quirky fun designs are hand drawn in their London studio. I particularly like the hidden messages on the inside cuffs of the nightshirt and pj’s, these little touches are exactly what makes Yawn stand out from the rest.

I am also quite partial to a bed sock or two, not necessarily to sleep in but in the colder months I do enjoy  a leisurely soak in the tub, wrapping myself up in pyjamas and cosy sleep socks to then curl up on the sofa with a good book.  I can honestly say the Yawn socks are the softest I have ever owned and quite frankly I didn’t want to take them off!

Along with their perfect packaging I would highly recommend that you all own some of their sleepwear.  Even the Financial Times says so!

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  • With thanks to Yawn for the generously gifted nightwear

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Once again the holidays are upon us, the big day has been and gone but the festivities continue in our house.   Precious time after the hustle and bustle of the last week to enjoy being still, curled up all warm and toasty with your favourite book and an odd glass or two of something nice and indulgent.

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Image from ~ Tis The Season

So from me to you I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying time with your family and friends preparing for the New Year ahead.

Merry Christmas

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