Restrictions may have been partially lifted, but for most of us, life today isn’t too different from the start of the lockdown: we’re spending more time than ever at home; meeting friends face-to-face seems like a lifetime ago; and we’re still getting used to the new normal – a way of living our lives that would have been unimaginable even six months ago. Contemplating this theme, Grazia Magazine’s Kenya Hunt.
If there’s one thing we’ve collectively learned about ourselves as a nation over the past few weeks, it’s that food = (almost) everything!! When your day-to-day life is diminished and you’re at home most of the time (either working/home-schooling/being furloughed/or Netflix binging) food takes on a greater role. In fact it’s importance is apparent in epic proportions – and portions (anyone else find themselves thinking about food pretty much most.
One of our favourite Sunday pastimes has always been reading the Sunday papers. There’s something about curling up on the sofa, cuppa in hand, checking in with the world at our own pace that feels sort of cathartic. We’re not huge fans of the news section right now (!), but we love reading the supplements – especially articles related to wellbeing, home, style and travel (which seems like a futuristic.
Unless you’re one of the frontline heroes bravely tackling work in the trenches (thank you to our amazing NHS workers; supermarket, farming and food delivery people; power, water, wifi and electricity bods; factory, warehouse and retailers keeping us in futons, dumb bells, books and booze; social workers looking out for the vulnerable, and anyone else heroic who we haven’t listed – we salute you. You are literally lifesavers) you’ll be.
In this strange new world our everyday concerns have been replaced by a whole new set of things to think about (one example is which shade of lipstick to wear for the weekly supermarket trip given it’s the only time I leave the house besides exercising!). So faced at the prospect of weeks/ months at home we looked for inspiration on how to thrive (not just survive) the isolation. And.
In these modern times, we’ve adapted to new ways of socialising. In the dim and distant past, we thought nothing of an impromptu brunch at the local cafe, a bottle (or two) of wine in town with friends or a weekend away with besties. Now we’re on lockdown we’ve found new ways to meet up. Move over coronavirus – you’re not getting in our way of living life to the.
As experts in space saving living we’re eager beavers when it comes to sniffing out helpful hacks and handy hints to maximise space. So when we came across this fabulous blog in Remodelista our first thought was to share it with our space savvy customers. Called 3 Ways to Create a Home Office Anywhere (And Put It Away at the End of the Day), it perfectly sums up the mood.
It’s official – we’re totes over COVID-19/ uncertainty. It’s SO dull. So when we came across this brilliant blog 11 Ingenious Ways Houseplants Can Make a Room Look Bigger it filled our hearts with joy! The basic premise of the article, written by blogger Michelle Slatalla, is that houseplants may be the single, most important element of interior design: when deployed effectively, they can add depth, height, and airiness to.
The days are much longer now, the nights are shorter and spring is officially here – but with coronavirus living among us and uncertainty rife (who knew that a trip to the supermarket could be such a big deal!), in many ways it still feels like we’re in the midst of a never ending, deep mid-winter. In fact, personal wintering is a thing. That’s according to Katherine May, author of.
Now that many of us are at home for the foreseeable future we’re having to think about a lot of new things. How to stay sane when working, resting and sleeping alone in a studio flat 24/7; how to accommodate two adults working from home with a child being home-schooled; how to switch off from work when you’re trying to relax in a small space; how to occupy yourself when.
Futon Company says: With self-isolation a bit/lot of a thing right now, there’s no better time to embrace your space and hunker down In these strange times. Yes, we know this is no joking matter, rather we’re looking for the positives in a strange and unprecedented situation! So browsing through our old magazine collection we came upon this article in Grazia Magazine called Giving your bedroom a luxe makeover. Written.
Whether you’re a long term renter or own your own home, there are always ways you can spruce up your space. And with spring just around the corner, this is as good a time as any to appraise your home and find handy hacks that make all the different but don’t cost the earth. So when we came across this blog expert advice – 10 tips for transforming a rental.