I have a real sense of autumn hurtling by this year. And as we speed towards halfterm and peek over the horizon to Christmas, Ferris Bueller’s iconic “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” never felt more real…
And as much as I’d love to slow down, and trust me, I am trying, there’s just so much to do. And so much to show and tell. Which is what I love to do in these Sunday Edits. So let’s take that hand brake off – red Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder natch 😉 – and get moving.
There’s something very delightful to me about anything made out of rattan. Nostalgia for chairs in this pretty weave through the years at home and beyond in various wonderful, sometimes weird, incarnations! But slides! And a bag to match from my favourite brand all the way over in Byron Bay, St Agni. I’m doing that thing, where I am literally shoe collecting now, since it’s too cold to wear these, but they will sit beautifully in my office until the sun shines warm once again! I bought these in my normal size, and they fit perfectly, despite having sized up for the popular Bunto style.
Slides | St Agni
I knew this knit was a winner the moment I laid eyes on it! The ways the shoulders shape, the way the neck finishes at just the right place and the absolute softness of the merino wool – wearing it in my last outfit post. Navy is such a comforting colour for colder temperatures and goes so well with lots of colour, including black, which might not be the most obvious match, but I think always looks pretty cool. Find out more about King & Tuckfield on my recent studio visit.
Knit* | King & Tuckfield
Such a sucker for a beautifully made tan bag and this little gem is one of many to be found on the fantastic Waremakers – an accessories & more site that focusses on the makers behind the beautiful wares (yeah, I see what they did there!). Home to some of my already favourites, Mimi Berry and M.Hulot, it’s a great place to discover new brands too – this bag is made by Spanish brand La Portegna and I love the clean, minimal lines of Danish brand Ham / Lerche, their cute desk accessories and sweet little headphones holder. Do take a peek, a wonderful selection for both men and women, so great for presents too! 😉
Bag* | Waremakers
[ezcol_1half]I love discovering great new products! And this vegan free-from skincare brand Tropic (founder Susan Ma was on The Apprentice and has backing from Alan Sugar!) has really taken me by surprise. I started out trying the Super Greens serum and haven’t been able to put it down since! Ok, so it smells like those health boosting wheatgerm & greens shot you knock back and kinda regret, but so much easier to put on the skin, all the healthy smugness without the strong aftertaste! And a moist aliveness that makes your skin just feel so fresh.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]So impressed with how it made my skin feel and look, I’ve added in the eye concentrate, cleanser andvitamin mist. After long being quite suspicious of sprays, I am now totally with them. I tend to spray lightly just before moisturising for that extra layer of goodness and hydration. Also pretty reasonably priced, with my benchmarks pricing system crystalised circa 2005 when a good moisturiser cost around the £20 mark! Well, the Tropic cleanser comes in at £16 and moisturiser at £22, which sounds pretty darn good to me! Hurrah! 🙂 [/ezcol_1half_end]
Super Greens serum* | Tropic
This blog could quite easily change it’s name to My Life In Candles. There hardly goes a day when I don’t light one. Something to do with growing up in Denmark when n’er a day went by when tealights were not lit in our house. Obviously these days seem highly indulgent with the plethora of scented makes on the market, but can I introduce you to this exquisitely scented magnolia handpoured paraffin-free natural wax one by Arum from Smug? Obsessed.
Candle | Arum at Smug
And finally my latest health fad 😉 I discovered a packet of Maca powder in our tea cupboard which I must have bought a while ago on a I-must-be-healthy-spree and I’ve got quite addicted to the delicious, nutty flavour. I’ve been doing half a teaspoon in hot water with chopped up ginger. Delicious and energising. And perfect in my favourite cup by ethical homewares company Aerende.
Maca powder | Seven Hills
Cup & saucer* | Aerende
All photography by me on the Olympus Pen F
*Asterisked items gifted for review