1. A Notting Hill mews house 2. Getting festive 3. Throwback Thursday 4. A Christmas gift from Fashion for Lunch and Aspinal of London 5. Succulents in Herefordshire 6. A festive flat lay 7. Pealing turquoise paint in London. 8. I have this thing with deer 9. Lilac and mint
1. A festive photowalk 2. Poinsettia colour 3. Throwback Thursday 4. My Eames rocker 5. Decluttering the kitchen for Christmas 6. Slowing down at home 7. Farm Girl, Notting Hill 8. Cute alpine biscuits by Biscuiteers 9. A secret garden
SILENCING THE ONLINE WORLD
With a shiny new year embracing us, it already feels like 2016 is a distant memory. The older I get the less I want to look back and reminisce. I’m always eager to make plans and enjoy the now.
I took half of December as holiday and a quarter completely offline. No social media. No internet. Nothing. It was blissful and since being back I’ve stopped the mindless scrolling. In fact, I’ve even bought an alarm clock to stop my phone joining me in the bedroom. Liberating and very retro!
In mid-December, I attended a wonderfully stylish festive workshop at the Republic of Fritz Hansen run by MK Design (see more here). We created table centrepieces with Tom of Agent F and were shown styling techniques to charm our dinner guests. Including folding a napkin into the shape of a Christmas tree. Following this, my sister and I treated one another to a spa day. The ultimate in clutter-free gifts!
I have so many dreams and goals for the coming year. I’m never usually this motivated in January, so I’m putting it down to taking some much needed time out. Silencing the internet for a few days really enabled me to listen to my heart.
I hope you had a wonderful December and 2017 has got off to a fabulous start.
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More books, less scrolling!