Just a butterfly’s beat of a Sunday Edit this bank holiday weekend – we’ve been embracing that great British pastime of DIY, in the garden, now enjoying a cuppa after all the hard work, so all boxes ticked…
But I few things I wanted to show you – a mix of beautiful pieces making me gasp this week!
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The little silk bag! What a beauty. My heart did a little flutter when I first saw this reworking of a Japanese traditional knot bag in the hands of designer Beatrice Perry at the Fine Pop Ups event I helped curate last month. With a sweet little tie around the handle, it’s made from a rich silk double face duchesse satin, with an organic cotton lining a perfect little evening bag if you just wanted to take keys and purse.
Sutera bag* | Beatrice Perry
Ah, the specs! So excited about this new addition! For these are no ordinary glasses – fitted with special Transitions lenses, lenses go from completely clear indoors to darker in the sunlight. This pair is Emerald Green so go a slightly green tint, but there is a palette of colours to choose from, so depending on the colour of your frames you can get the best combination.
They’re brilliant for me – recently I’ve stopped wearing my contact lenses adue to an astigmatism – switching to screen work was making my eyes really tired. So I’ve been relying on my glasses more and more. However, now that we have more regular sun, I’ve been taking two sets of glasses with me to swap between – prescription shades and and normal spectacles. A constant fumble. Especially as my prescription sunnies are quite dark – too dark for me to comfortably scan the world for photo opps, and so I had one more reason even when outdoors to be switching frames. No longer!
Glasses* | Lenses by Transitions
This is the first time I’ve got my hands on one of the beautiful Weekend Journals by @millykr and @gkennyryder – this is the 2nd edition Cornwall guide with 20 new additions (and a stunning hardback being sold in the currently open The Basics Store pop up in Marylebone, until Aug 8) detailing boutique hotels, galleries, independents and recent restaurant openings for design lovers. I’m just losing myself in the beautifully muted (right up my street!) photography and adding every single place to my list for the next time we hit Cornwall. Soon!
Guidebook* | Weekend Journals
I did actually gasp out loud in delight at the exquisitely presented new skincare from fragrance connoisseurs Le Labo – the off white packaging, the perfect font and ideally conceived (confident and beautifully basic) products all free from parabens, phthalates and artificial colorants: lip balm, hand cream and calming & soothing camphor balm for those chesty times. Just the kind of products you never want to finish, to gaze at continuously…
I know you know all about my Compass jewellery collaboration now but I still loving mixing in other cool pieces and Tilly Sveaas’s fun, rock n’ roll approach to jewellery makes her range always a good one to call on when you want to switch things up. This T-bar keeps selling out, but they’re back in stock now and sits just right with a mix of other chains at different heights.
Necklace* | Tilly Sveaas
Pomegranate is still one of my favourite candles scents and I always have a candle burning when doing my yoga for the uplifting sweetness. The Simple Candle Co launched in 2015 using 100% natural soy wax, cotton wicks, handpouring their candles in their Walthamstow workshop – yay east London! Loads of delicious flavours and this 130g Pomegranate Noir candle comes in at £15.
Candle* | The Simple Candle Co