The day-to-day business of life can be grinding and sometimes you just need a little time out to re-boot. I’ve always done this by burrowing away with a favourite TV show, book or knit project, all three of which I’m doing this long weekend (instead of commencing on my moving house spring clean, bluerghh.)
Most cheering was this white, bright broderie top shaped like a square, a successful addition to blue jeans and black biker for a Friday morning meeting. I’m keeping an eye out for nice white tops at the moment as a good supply makes spring dressing so much easier. And espadrilles are so right now too, these walnut ones by my fave Seven Boot Lane, they fit absolutely poifectley darlings and are such a easy wear which just a smidgen of platform to give you that extra oomph.
But let’s talk home stuff. I actually added the berries and figs to my sardines on toast for lunch yesterday (trying to eat more oily fish, blah, blah, blah) and I have been living in these super comfy joggers and a pair of black leggings from Leggsington, so much so I need to stock up on the charcoal as well as blue. I’ve bought similar but much more expensive jogging pants (American slip, soz) in the past which have that slim-fit look but are actually really uncomfortable and shockingly movement restrictive which is not what you want from this type of garment. Suffice to say, this pair (the right price at £36) have got me through two episodes of Game of Thrones and three episodes of Penny Black (Eva Green, you are a crazy, beautiful goddess).
I’ve had one bath already and planning another with this German natural brand Kneipp – no parabens, paraffin, silicone and mineral oils – created in 1891 by natureopath Sebastian Kneipp whose teaching centered around five pillars: water, plants, exercise, diet and inner balance. The herbal bath oil promises to promote well-being and relieve the stress and strains of everyday life… Yes, please folks. And after finishing my current pot of day cream, I’m back onto my Aesop one, which I was kind of saving…
Oh yes, and the cutest little tiny star studs I ever did see from Swedish jewellery designer Maria Nilsdotter who I met last week on a gloriously sunny morning breakfast to see her new collection, kind of a beautifully goth-fairy vibe if that makes sense? Lots of pretty detailed work and stones but with the odd pair of fangs on rings thrown in for good measure. Enjoy the bank holiday everyone, thank goodness the sun is back…!