Get Ready for Rio!

With the 2016 Olympics being hosted in Rio de Janeiro it’s no surprise that all things bright and tropical are well and truly in this August! It’s time to embrace sizzling style with hot pinks, leafy greens and bursts of bright hues all inspired by Brazil!

Add extra Rio flare to your home with tropical fragrance and heady, exotic floral notes.

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Autumn Time and the Living is Easy (but the weather is cold)

For those of us living in England, summer ended sometime around the first tube strike. We’ve since been existing in a sort of wardrobe-confused limbo in which we continue to wear flip flops and short sleeved tops in 12 °C weather because it’s August so technically, TECHNICALLY, it’s still summer. We’ve thus duly entered September in varying states of “coming down with something” amid tabloid promises of an impending heatwave. These are all just English traditions we observe yearly, but whether we like it or not, autumn will be here before September is over. The flip flop deadline date is officially somewhere between the 22nd and 23rd September (not quite sure how this works, may be best to just abandon them on the evening of the 21st), after this time it will no longer be socially acceptable to wear flip flops in public. Because it will absolutely, 100%, technically not-be-summer anymore.

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Talking about Tonka

The Tonka bean. The flat, wrinkled legume from South America that so often goes undeservedly unnoticed. Well, we at Ashleigh & Burwood think our fragrant friend has gone unnoticed for too long and want to give you the low down on the scentsational bean we’ve come to know and love.

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Trend Setting

The weather may have taken a turn for the worse this week but you can bring the summer back into your home with some of SS15’s top interior trends.

Botanical 

Tropical Garden

Think tropical plants, lush greens, bird and insect prints and of course – plenty of colour. Tropical rainforests are making their interior debut with this bold and fun trend.

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It’s Time To Get Into Holiday Mode!

Topaz waves crash against the shore as you lie, eyes closed on sand that really is as white as the pictures promised, and just as soft as the travel agent said! You inhale. What’s that smell? It’s familiar… ah yes, the smell of holidays. That warm, sweet smell you’ve come to associate with summer and sun lotion. It smells of coconut and smooth, velvety vanilla, yet it’s fresh too, floral in fact, the kind of smell that only somewhere as tropical and dreamlike as the Seychelles could produce.  You sink further into your bed of sand, much better than your bed at home. Way better, in fact. This really is the height of relaxation, of uncomplicated living, the high life! You inhale again… mmm… red fruits and ylang ylang. Surely it’s cocktail o’clock by now? You open your eyes, blow out your Escpaology Seychelles candle and walk from the living room to the kitchen – it’s got to be noon somewhere, right?