Lockdown Diaries

A few snaps of life lately, staying home and trying to maintain structure and stay connected with everyone. I’m luckily still working, adding in bits of yoga and pilates and baking (are you even in lockdown if you haven’t made banana bread)?

  1. We’ve had such sunny weather which is lovely for our walks, but makes it tricky to be inside. Loving the light in the flat.
  2. I’m doing tons of face masks and skincare treatments with the extra time I have. These face masks are a favourite and regular re-purchase of mine.
  3. So many sweatsuits, t-shirts, and if I am wearing a bra it’s a super cozy bralette. I’m obsessed with everything SKIMS, they have the most comfortable underwear and covers all sizes and skin tones. Living in this one at the moment.
  4. Appreciating things I might normally look past in my daily walk/run/exercise outdoors. So many exciting things to come when this is all over.
  5. Also experimenting with lots of cooking, this is a vegetarian eggplant pasta dish. On my weekly recipe rota.
  6. Hair masking has become a more regular thing too – this mask is so affordable and smells amazing. I put it in at night and wake up with the softest hair

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Inspired By

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A few things inspiring me lately:

ONE // I really want a plaid blazer/coat for fall, it’s such a timeless look. Here has a super affordable one, love it paired with a sweater like these or these.

TWO // Huge, leafy plants are my thing. I love Patch and Columbia Road Flower market for London plant shopping. I’d have a whole jungle in my flat if I could!

THREE // This site is full of inspiration for chic, French interiors. I could spend hours on here!

FOUR // I’ve always liked lots of little ear piercings but I’m inspired to get tons of teeny hoops, I think it looks so cool! Here and here do the cutest hoop earrings.

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Recent Additions

ONE // I’ve been wanting this Matisse for ages and finally got it as an early Christmas present. I’m obsessed! It’s the one from Art.com, but it’s such good quality and looks incredible {I love the version with the scratches and marks in the background}. Now I need to figure out where to put it!

TWO // I’ve been wearing this sweater all winter – it’s so thick and cozy and the teal color is perfect.

THREE// One of our Moroccan finds – this gorgous salt stone lamp – it is massive and weighs about twenty pounds so we almost didn’t make it back it through airport security! It’s my new favorite piece and looks gorgeous all lit up, it has such a pretty glow.

FOUR// Another one of my favorite finds from the Moroccan markets, I was keeping my eye out for the perfect wedding blanket and as soon as I saw this one I was sold.

Hope you have a nice and relaxing Christmas! We are taking it easy this year, spending it in the countryside outside London.

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Collecting Art

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You know you’re getting old when you start to get excited about aquiring art pieces for your home – though I’ve always loved art I’ve mainly collected prints and photographs from places like art.com and Etsy. I’ve been admiring original, one-of-a-kind pieces in friend’s homes and I’m on a mission to start slowly building our collection.

The best places  to find unique pieces are local art exhibitions and London has tons of them (check here and here). I’ve been perusing Saatchi and Exhibition A who have some amazing artists selling at varying price points (I’m obsessed with this).  I’ve also found a few artists I love (like Wayne Pate) through Kate’s blog – she has such an amazing eye.

What about you? Where are your favorite places to find original art pieces?

P.S. A home update with some of the pieces I’ve found is in order!

Plants

We’ve recently moved and we have a little conservatory/greenhouse at the front of the flat that is ideal for house plants. I was never much of a plant person before but I’ve become obsessed lately – I  love the green in the home and also the natural feel it creates. I had a few ideas of plants I knew I wanted {like the swiss cheese plant}, but most of the others have just been ones I spotted at random and added to the collection. The last one in the Modernica planter is related to snake plants, apparently it’s impossible to kill! I’m still figuring out how to not kill the rest, but so far so good.

IN OTHER NEWS – Shopbop’s having their Friends & Family sale – EVERYTHING is 25% off with code INTHEFAM. I’m loving everything For Love & Lemons right now, and I totally need a pair of block heels for summer – so soon now!

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