Sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas, November can feel like a bit of uneventful month in which the nights draw in and the days get colder. However, from beautiful frosty landscapes to cosy evenings in with a warming treat there’s still plenty to love in November. Here are some of the scents that we’d recommend for this month which remind us of everything we love about November.
At last it’s time for peonies to bloom, their stunning petals flourishing in all manner of pinks, yellows and summer-ready corals. If you’re lucky enough to have achieved growing peonies in your garden, no doubt May and June are months you look forward to year after year to see the return of this beautiful flower. The sensual fragrance of a fresh peony just as it unfolds is the perfect spring scent to capture in your home, prolonging the presence of the flower before it returns into hibernation until next year. The Scented Home Peony fragrance blends the exquisite scent of a bouquet of peonies, voluptuous petals accented with verdant green stems, with the sweetness of crisp, red apples.
For us, there’s nothing better than discovering a new fragrance, but when you’re confronted with what seems like hundreds of different scents and notes, knowing where to begin can be tricky! The Fragrance Finder breaks down this process for you, helping you explore the different types of scent to discover the perfect fragrance for you and your home.
At long, long last, winter has come to an end and spring is finally here! With the Easter bank holiday approaching, now’s the perfect time to get creative and begin opening up your home to let spring in.
There are lots of lovely ways to add a touch of spring to your home (don’t worry, we’re not going to suggest spring cleaning – though if you do feel like having a spruce, check out our tips here), from fresh flowers to bright colours and light pastels, you can add ‘instant-Spring’ to your home using just a few home accessories!
As the world around us becomes increasingly more connected by technology, we find it even harder to disconnect. The constant stimulation of emails, phone calls, news and images at your fingertips can be exhausting. It seems to have become second nature to most of us to always be looking at a device, leaving no real time to unplug and recharge, when in fact it’s when we’re completely unplugged that we’re at our best and do some of our best thinking. Consider how at ease you are when in the bath or shower, taking a walk or getting back to nature and embracing the elements – the pure, vitalising properties of land, sea, fire and sky. Allowing your home to become a sanctuary where you can reconnect with these elements and let yourself unplug and recharge can do wonders for your well-being.
The nights are drawing in, it’s all getting a little bit more chilly and there is nothing more appealing than switching your night out in silly shoes and a dress you can’t really walk in for a night in with your slippers and joggers – it’s just a little too grey to step foot outside, or get too dressed up after a busy day!
So here are my 10 steps to the perfect Autumn night in to help ease you into these chilly evenings!
The first official International Coffee Day takes place on the 1st October, as appointed earlier this year by the Executive Director of the International Coffee Organisation. Didn’t know that was a thing? No, us neither, but we’ll hop on board any opportunity to celebrate coffee!