It’s a well-known fact that sunshine has all sorts of magical mood-busting qualities, and now that summer is officially here it’s the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors. Whether you’re planning lunch alfresco on your balcony, deck or in your garden, or are planning a picnic in the park, we’ve got plenty of perky-pick-me-ups to boost your mood! Designed with space saving living in mind, each and every piece.
If we’ve learnt anything these past few months, it’s the importance of keeping calm and carrying on. When traditional pick-me-ups like drinks at the pub with friends, a meal out or a weekend away aren’t necessarily options anymore, it’s the simple pleasures that come centre stage. So when we came across the article How to keep your life simple in a recent issue of Grazia magazine, we were intrigued. Written.
Now that the shops are open again we’ve found ourselves buying bits and bobs to celebrate the return of something resembling normal life. The only problem with this is that we’ve realised we’ve actually got quite a lot of stuff, and that actually we like our stuff to be stored and stashed in a way that’s neat and tidy. So when we came across these savvy storage hacks from Sadhhbh O’Sullivan.
All that time spent indoors these past few months has surely taken its toll! Perhaps you’re bored of staring at the same four walls and are in the mood to re-vamp your space. Be inspired by these 15 small changes – they can be achieved on a modest budget but make a big impact. 1. Collate your knick-knacks: Add fresh interest to your wall space by collating and curating your.
Speaking to a fashion friend on Saturday night we got chatting about that oh-so-familiar phrase the new normal, and the impact of COVID-19 on fashion and how we buy clothes. Given we’re still spending more time than usual indoors right now and big gatherings look likely to be banned for the foreseeable future, is this the end of seasonal trends? Will dressing up become a thing of the past? So.
As the world very gradually starts to grow green shoots of recovery after a very long and unprecedented set of events, it’ll be interesting to see how life after lockdown looks. We don’t need to list the frustrations we’ve had over the past months, but what’s really inspiring is the many positives that have impacted our lives. For our part, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has.
We don’t know whether it’s the wonderful lock-down weather (summer sunshine from March onwards, anyone?), the enforced time at home or the slowed-down pace of life (for some of us), but everyone we speak to at the moment has come over all green-fingered. Whether it’s growing herbs on a windowsill, tomatoes on a balcony or setting up a vegetable patch, it seems that we’re all hankering for a green space.
Over the past few months there’s been a bigger focus on our homes than any of us have ever seen before in our lifetime. Being inside 24/7 for many months has meant that for most of us (at least those of us who aren’t key workers) have spent more time inside than any other time we can remember. Suddenly our homes have become the be all backdrop for our lives.
It’s funny how things turn out. Just six short months ago, the hallmark of life lived-to-the-brim was measured (for many of us) by spending lots of time outside the house, perhaps eating out, drinking in the pub and hanging out with friends and family. Fast-forward to COVID world and it’s a very different place. In spite of the relaxation of the lockdown rules, so much of our time still seems.
Since COVID-19 arrived on our shores at the start of the year we’ve all responded in different ways. Some are fabulous key workers holding the fort; some are furloughed and embracing the opportunity to take some much needed relaxation time; others are working up a storm; and some are trying to navigate the unchartered terrain of juggling working from home with childcare. Reading lots of magazines and online articles, we.
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.