1. Red tulips to celebrate organising some voluntary work. 2. February blossom on pancake day. 3. Sharing how to create a tranquil bedroom. 4. London fun with my beautiful friend Kathryn of Kat Got The Cream. 5. Waving goodbye to January. 6. It would be wrong to pass this lovely door without taking a photograph. 7. Window boxes and railings. 8. Spending Valentine’s weekend in Christchurch, Dorset. 9. Sharing 10 valuable life lessons from working freelance.
1. ‘Let your dreams take flight’ enjoying a sunny morning on Bournemouth beach. 2. Teaching this English rose how to be Parisian. 3. Sharing 4 of the most colourful collections of beach huts. 4. My home is made up of succulents and deer. 5. The Harry Potter Studio Tour and the kitsch kitty inspired office of Dolores Umbridge. 6. Getting my things together for a creative day in the Cotswolds with Cristina and Rosie. 7. Pretty seaside beach huts. 8. Easing into a new week with Jing tea and Boden shoes. 9. A living room spring clean and reshuffle.
1. Sharing the benefits of internet-free days. 2. Pretty flowers for you. 3. Beach house perfection. 4. A Roads scent for every day of the week. 5. An outfit inspired by the delightful Jean Seberg in the 1960’s film Breathless (to see more do pop over to the Boden blog). 6. Attending the press showing of Creation Theatre’s King Lear in Blackwell’s bookshop. It was remarkable. 7. If I wasn’t so in love with Oxfordshire I’d move to Dorset! 8. A cheerful Saturday night at Candy Pop HQ. 9. Filling the weekend with sugar and spice and all things nice.
After the newness and coldness of January, February felt like putting on my favourite jumper. My February goals were to find a routine, catch up with at least two friends each week and take a step back from the online world to focus on my work and creativity. They made a huge difference and spending time in Dorset and offline, enabled me to focus on where my heart is guiding me. There’s nothing quite like silencing the online noise and changing your scenery to find out where you want to go.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my fine art tutor Geoff Olsen and the things I learnt during my time at university. So I decided to send him a thank you email only to find I was 9 years too late. I felt sad, and I thought I’d mention it here should anyone be thinking of reconnecting with former teachers or tutors.
Time in London with Kathryn of Kat Got The Cream is always a joy and our recent trip was no exception. We attended the Avery Perfume Gallery opening at Selfridges and the press preview of Vogue 100, A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery. I absolutely loved the photography and I now have an unhealthy obsession with A by Avery.
And finally, I spent a gorgeous day in the Cotswolds with Cristina, a still life stylist and photographer, and Rosie of the online shop Kinship of Oxford. It was great to chat about working freelance and I’ll be sharing a few photographs from the day here soon.
I hope your February was kind and March is lovelier than a huge bunch of pink peonies. I’ll see you over on Instagram.
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