1. Double blue in Notting Hill 2. Hanging beauties from Etsy 3. Pink hydrangeas on a grey day 4. Getting organised 5. Pretty pastels 6. Issue three of Breathe magazine 7. Liberty flowers 8. My new Ercol table 8. A pink door in Holland Park
1. Cakes and glass domes 2. The Emma Bridgewater retro radio 3. Oxford wears autumn beautifully 4. Pampering myself with Elemis 5. Orange and red in Westonbirt Arboretum 6. Inspiring magazines 7. Beautiful blooms 8. A calligraphy class 9. I have this thing with glasshouses
GETTING STUFF DONE
November was a month of hustle. Knuckling down and ticking stuff off. It was satisfying to juggle a number of projects and fully immerse myself in my work. It seemed to generate a lot of ideas and inspiration. As Maya Angelou rightly pointed out, ‘you can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’
In recent months, I’ve focussed less on building my online audiences and more on the people who are already here. A principle I like to place on everyday life by being grateful for what I have. I’ve been carving out what being a writer, stylist, photographer and blogger looks like to me. I think it’s easy to get swept away chasing what everyone else wants. The hardest part is cutting out the noise and following your dreams rather than those of others.
I attended the Boden spring / summer 2017 press day – beautiful new collection – and a blogger event organised by Independent Oxford. Which involved an Annie Sloan paint class, a calligraphy workshop with Merrie and Bright and a delicious lunch at Pint Shop. It’s always a joy to catch up with my online colleagues and talk shop!
And finally, I have three features (how to simplify your wardrobe, the ingredients for a calm morning and answer in the affirmative) in issue three of Breathe magazine. It’s such a delightful publication and I’m honoured to be a part of it.
I hope November was kind and December is as twinkly as a string of pretty fairy lights!
NOVEMBER ON CANDY POP
5 inspiring podcasts for creatives + the Emma Bridgewater radio
Simple ways to make your home feel festive
5 easy decluttering tips for your living room
£100 Houseology giveaway
4 delightful books for you and your coffee table
Plan my goals for the next quarter
Catch up with family and friends
Relax, unwind and embrace the holidays
Read books and visit forests