I might be biased but you should probably buy this on Depop 👍
Good morning folks
It’s a grey Monday morning in London but we won’t let that damned out spirits. I’m thinking gardening today on my day off work. I’ve been transported to somewhere exotic with a flavour of Morocco and these imagines just invoked some romantic gestures into my heart.
Dinner should never be boring
Outdoor dining should be enchanting. Lighting, cushions and flowers everywhere. Fine dining at its best with touches of home comforts. Sometimes we don’t appreciate the spaces we are fortunate to have in London. Having a garden is such a privilege in the urban jungle of concrete. Let your garden become your Santuary. Your place away from the hustle and bustle where you can be truly relaxed and enclosed in peace.
Lay down darling….Rest your head, put your feet up with a good read and a glass of Chardnay and enjoy some peace.
I love having some outdoor space it’s my place to run away from the world and the place the kids stay away from as I will ask them to do some gardening and they usually run a mile. So it’s mainly mine shared with two dogs and a couple squirrels. It’s my peace.
The ultimate outdoor waterfall shower
Now I don’t have one of these but it hit the spot! I think this is divine and bringing the indoors, outdoor is just such a wonderful idea if you have the weather for it. Bathing amongst Mother Nature can get better than this in the city. I think this is a wonderfully simple idea but one that can bring such peace and tranquillity to one outdoor space. This is definitely one to explore further.
Whatever you do today make it worthwhile, don’t waste this day, you won’t get another like it again. Do something your future self will thank you for .
Have a great week xoxo
If you don’t take control over your time and your life, other people with hire you to take care of theirs.
Now let that just resonate in your mind for a moment. Think about that quote and read again if needed. It’s simply talking about ‘Self Love’ and filling your happiness cup.
I’m sure you are totally aware of how essential it is to take care of your mind body and spirit. I won’t lecture you on the pros and cons , but I will say this, work productively and efficiently; look after your well-being, your health is what holds things together. Your mental health being the most important as it shapes everything you think and do.
Stress and overwork will kill you eventually, this is the honest truth.Nothing like a breakdown to show you how strong you need to be to hold things together. But without good mental health that hold can easily slip. Practice self care, take a break from everything once in a while and re-focus. The mind is only as good as its holder. You can’t be successful without a good knowledge of self.
Develop techniques that will bring balance to to hectic days. Pause and take a deep breath before making hasty decisions; write stuff down and tick them off when accomplished and develop a good bedtime routine. Early nights does wonders for the skin, energy levels and focus.
Keep moving. Literally pick yourself up go outside and breathe. Moving around does wonders for focusing the mind whilst inducing endorphins into the body. Exercise to stretch muscles and gain more energy. Don’t stay stagnant all the time get the blood pumping and watch how much better you feel in minutes.
Just remember to take time out for you. You don’t need to explain it; you don’t need to make excuses for doing it but you need your own space in order to keep living a fulfilling and successful life.
Fill your soul with happiness, love and great friendships 🥰
Well, it’s a lazy Sunday for me and the family. Everyone has isolated themselves into their corners. My son is arguing with fortnite with friends; the daughter is cooped up like a bird in her room and the dogs are snoring after a long walk in one of #londons enchanting woods.
Days really can’t get any better. Sometimes we need days of absolute nothing, ones that happen organically and have no really purpose other than to exist. Some days need to be spent in pure relaxation mode with spontaneous burst of excitement.
I hope you are using this day to re-charge those batteries; let the mind wonder on things at have no financial rewards but spiritual purpose. Be in the company of joyous souls, eat a good meal with loved ones or even alone, enjoy your time. Life shouldn’t always be chaos and hustle, sometimes we just need slippers and a good read.
Continue this day in good form, prepare for the week ahead, pack your work bag, sort that killer outfit then sit back and watch an afternoon movie. Use the rest of today to fill your happiness and appreciate every moment.
Live, Love, Life xoxo
Maya Angelou ‘Words to the wise’
I don’t want my panty to fall!!
In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was Butsseeeeeeeeee ‘exciting…’body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day……like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.
The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!
Maya Angelou said this:
‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’
‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled electric cord
‘I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.’
‘I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a life.’
‘I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.’
‘I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back…’
‘I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.’
‘I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.’
‘I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back….’
‘I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn..’
‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’
Don’t let the elastic break and have a great life . X
What defines Vintage
Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, or “vintage style,” usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era.
The difference between antique, vintage, and collectible item. … Some say an Antique is: An object of considerable age valued for its aesthetic or historical significance. In the antiques trade, the term refers to objects more than 100 years old.2 Jan 2018
In other words, for the term vintage to accurately apply to it, an item should be somewhat representational and recognizable as belonging to the era in which it was made.” Ruby Lane also suggests that ‘vintage’ should not be used in reference to objects less than 20 years old.26 Oct 2010
Clothing, Accessories and Toys are generally considered to be vintage when they are at least 20 years old. In the last year or so, many classy vintage clothing, houses are considering clothing, especially designer pieces, to be vintage if they are 10 years or older.
An item should be at least 100 years old to be defined as an antique. Generally speaking if the item is no older than an antique but not less than 20 years, it falls under the term vintage. I have heard the term ‘true vintage’ as being at least 50 years old.20 Jul 2014.
Retro items don’t have to be old, they can be brand new, but would have to be made in the style of the time or item they are trying to replicate.
So, perhaps the best way to think about the difference between retro and vintage is that vintage refers to the acutal construction, whilst retro refers to the appearance
I hope everyone slept well and had a fabulous Saturday whatever you did.
It’s a beautiful day in London, the sun is shining and the weather is hopeful! I always feel a Sunday well spent with the family always gets me ready for the week ahead with vigorous enthusaisum. Sunday dinner is already on the go, meat slow cooking in the oven, children running round with Nerf guns and the dogs are snoring after a healthy breakfast. Yes, I would say I have the best life and I appreciate every moment.
I bring you texture, contour and movement. White brings everything to light, a freshness and purity that feels youthful with grace. These images for me are dreamy and enriching. I hope you enjoy and start dreaming too!
(My expressing of Love in all White. Source. Pinterest.com)
So with this warm fuzzy feeling inside. I thought I’d share one of my favourite trends for this season and one of them is ‘All White’. I’ve shared similar post relating to the topic.mim obsessed and I give no regard for those that don’t share the same enthusiasm. We are all individuals and with that I bid you all a Happy Sunday, laugh a lot, eat aplenty and prepare for the week ahead with much expectations that all will be alright in the world.
Loving you , loving me always xoxo
Ladies and Gents
It’s two days before the start of what will be London Fashion Week. So to ensure you have everything you need i have put together some of the highlights to watch out for, alongside the full schedule for shows. Now if you are fortunate enough to have front row seats, ‘darling enjoy’ but for the rest of us mere mortals I have every link and schedule to ensure I’m up to date on the trends for next season.
THE ABOVE IMAGES ARE FROM THE HOUSE OF HOLLAND COLLECTION FALL 2015)
(THE ABOVE IMAGES ARE FROM THE VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL COLLECTION FALL 2015)
(Click the Link to full schedule)
London Fashion week kicks off with the following:
THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
18:00 – 21:00 Maya Magal x Amber Anderson Launch Party Event
19:00 – 21:00 Galeria Melissa & Rollacoaster invite you to celebrate London Fashion Week Event
FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
10:00 London Fashion Week Official Launch See invitation Event
10:30 – 12:30 Zandra Rhodes W1 Presentation
11:00 – 19:00 NEWGEN Pop-Up Showroom: Sadie Williams Designer Showrooms: NEWGEN Event
11:00 J. JS Lee BFC Show Space Show
12:00 FELDER FELDER See Invitation Show
13:00 Bora Aksu BFC Show Space Show
With the smell of freshly cut flowers and candles burning, this is my weekend to relax and unwind. I’m Chilling after a hectic week of teaching, drama and football transportation duties. This is now my time to relax and take in the aura my home is oozing. I’m thinking florals, colour, flowers, butterflies and full hippie chic life.
I have sourced some wonderful colour and floral inspiration to spice up your weekend, I’m loving the floral fabrics and interior design using Flores,stripes and crazy patterns. Spring is definitely a time to try out a new theme or idea or add a splash of colour into your wardrobe. So I hope you enjoy my little display and think flowers, think Love. Xoxo
fabulous boots and clutch.