Thursday, 29 May 2014


Welcome to the nicest smelling corner of my room...

Sometimes it's easy to overlook the joys of a fragrant room, a comfy armchair, a cup of tea, a good book, and flowers fresh from the garden - especially when other shiny objects seem to call my name. I've been reminded not to dismiss these little luxuries in favour of buying another lipstick or pair of shoes. They are - for the most part - far more affordable to begin with, and the perfect way to relax after a long, stressful day. Strapping on a pair of heels or swiping on a bright lippie just doesn't compare (not in this instance, anyway)!

I like leaving the lids off my candles (see first pic) to create a subtly-fragrant atmosphere that requires no supervision - and I often find that the candles smell better when not burning. For me, being greeted with sweet scents when I walk through the door is an instant mood-lifter.

Ecoya Sweet Apricot and Orange Blossom Maddison Jar Candle
Glasshouse Cuba Candle
Mango and White Tea Soy Candle
Ecoya Sweet Pea and Jasmine Mini Metro Jar Candle
Marseille Soy Candle in vintage teacup

Tea + Teacups

There's nothing better than a cup of tea on a cold day. Especially when it's presented in a pretty little tea cup. Sometimes they're a great incentive for me to wake up early, a lovely post-dinner treat, or something to unwind with before bed.

T2 Choc Chip Chai, Creme Brûlée and Strawberries and Cream (glass jar) Teas
Floral Tea Cup and Saucer
Milk + Sugar Expresso Tea Cup and Saucer (from Sussans)

Books, blooms + pretty things

Revlon nail polish in 270 Cherries in the Snow
Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in 23 Grenadine 
Ralph Lauren RALPH Mini EDT
Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Mini EDT
Amazing Face by Zoë Foster
Love Your Hair by Richard Kavanagh
Style by Lauren Conrad
Beauty Rules by Bobbi Brown

Have I inspired you to sit in front of the fireplace with a good book and cup of tea?
What are your little luxuries? (:

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