1. Overstaying my welcome at Workshop 2. A pretty London mews 3. Obsessed with window boxes 4. Leopard print and Breton stripes 5. Deer spotting in my favourite forest 6. An interior design workshop 7. Pretty in pink 8. Calming whites 9. The Brighton blues
1. More blue in Brighton 2. The simple things 3. Table love at Treacle and Co, Hove 4. My office shelf 5. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History 6. A Cambridge satchel day 7. Lilac in Notting Hill 8. Embracing autumn at Candy Pop HQ 9. Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?
1. Happy Halloween! 2. Cool mint in Notting Hill 3. Escaping to Brighton 4. Autumn at home 5. A trip to Westonbirt Arboretum 6. Delicious cakes with Boden at the Farm Girl Cafe 7. Snooping around some dreamy London homes with Living etc. 8. A day of magazines and books 9. Tea and cake at Igigi, Hove
I’M SO GLAD I LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE OCTOBERS
Anne of Green Gables
Does anyone find they forget how beautiful autumn is? The colours always come as a surprise but feel cosy and familiar, like my favourite cashmere jumper. My man and I took a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum to see the leaves along with hundreds of others. It felt like Oxford Circus with trees and I couldn’t get away quick enough!
I escaped to Brighton to break up the season. There were new shops and cafes to explore and Snow Dogs to find – definitely worth seeking out if you’re in the area! I caught up with friends and I left my camera at home so it felt like a proper break. Sometimes it’s nice to focus on memories rather than the perfect shot.
I met with someone from Oxford Brookes University to discuss what it was like to study fine art. A creative degree definitely gave me the ability to uncover and develop ideas when I’m feeling uninspired. And nothing gives you confidence and strength like attending a group critique of your work! It was interesting to reminisce for an hour or two and to pinpoint what skills I use in my freelance work today.
I attended a few fun events this month: a Boden photowalk to celebrate 25 colourful years, the Annie Sloan book launch, a cocktails and crafts evening hosted by A Rosie Life and an interior design workshop run by Lauren Gilberthorpe.
I hope you’re enjoying the autumnal colour and November is treating you kindly. Have a gorgeous day!
OCTOBER ON CANDY POP
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Drink a cup of hot water and lemon each morning.
Start a Christmas gift list!