Something amazing happened at the beginning of the month. I was already following Origami Est on Instagram, and when I found out that Esther was running a workshop literally fifteen minutes away from my home in Milton Keynes, I was over the moon and booked my ticket straight away.
I will be sharing all about this super inspiring workshop and the origami marbled paper lampshade I created on another post (I actually did it myself! Of course with the help of Esther's very detailed instructions... but still a proud moment!)
What made it even more special was the location of the workshop: the Southwood Social Hub, ran by Hayley and also location of her Southwood Stores showroom. I fell in love with everything on display and I warn you interior lovers that you may not be able to leave her store without treating yourself to at least one stunning piece of Scandinavian accessory for your home.
And I wasn't... I got a few items for my home, and out of those I've picked my favourite to share with you on my #whatiwant this week! Believe me, this wasn't an easy pick, but the highlight of my shopping had to be the Helene Basket duo by House Doctor. I've always had an obsession with baskets, they're just good for everything related to organising, styling and decorating any room! And when said baskets also feature an ombre effect, it is very hard to resist...
And what's best, there are so many ways to use these ones! Here it is hanging proud from my kitchen brass utensil rack.
Here finishing off the look on the bookcase...
And as a pretty pot cover for plants.
See more at Southwood Stores and share the items that will make your #whatiwant list this week!
*This is not a sponsored post, I just loved my visit to Southwood Stores and Origami Est workshop and I'll be going back for more!
13 sleeps till Christmas! This is the most exciting time of the year but also one when we feel drained, longing for that well-deserved Christmas break when we can just chill in your PJs in the best Hygge style you can achieve at home. Whether it's a movie marathon or binge-watching that TV series you've long had on your must-watch list. Whatever your happy-doing-nothing is, it gets even better if you can do it in style.
How is your Christmas shopping going? I hope well, but if not, there is no need to panic just yet! There is just over a week left to shop online and just under two weeks to hit the shops.
If you feel like you are out of ideas for someone special, here's something that might help! Think of their favourite colour... then look for things in that colour palette! Colours bring the best out in people (ok, so does chocolate!), and anyone's favourite colour is certain to lighten up their mood. Check out the blush gift selection I've put together for you!
It's time for our 9th Christmas wish! Don't you find most years that December gets so busy and long because we simply have so much to do, whether it's planning for Christmas parties and hosting, decorating our homes, shopping for gifts and taking the children to lots of Christmas parties (or if you're childless going to lots of parties!)? I also have the added bonus - as lots of people! - of a December birthday at home as my daughter was born between Christmas and New Year which all adds up to a fun and magical but oh-so busy month!
Which is why this next wish will make the fun and magic last for months to come...
I still remember my first digital camera, I was so excited to get it and use it, it had a tiny screen and probably only had a 2 megapixel image sensor. Don't we just love how things have evolved over the last two decades?
However today's wish brings you something just a bit traditional but with lots of fun guaranteed!