As mentioned earlier this week, despite having a technology-free break over the Christmas-New Year period I did check into Pinterest and Instagram from time to time. Covering off the Pins on Monday, here's a look at some pics from my IG feed of late.
For something a little different today I'd thought I'd share a list of things I'm loving right now for summer and the new year. Most of these have featured on my Instagram feed lately, some more than once!
Summer entertaining with Fog Linen tea towels and wooden spoons from Father Rabbit, and a gorgeous House Doctor Geometry Tea Towel and Ash Hardwood Kitchen Board from Paper Plane.
I'm literally in minimalist Scandi-style-stationery heaven right now, and will have no excuse for being disorganised this year! In addition to my 2015 Limited Edition diary by An Organised Life and Marjolein Delhaas 2015 Weekly Planner from Neutral Instinct I'm loving my 2015 Els & Nel Journal and from LET LIV and Kikki K Daily Planner.
Our Everything is Awesome Paper Storage Bags from HENRY & CO made the coolest Christmas stockings for the kids. Even better, they can be used all year round.
Nothing beats holiday sleep-ins, especially with beautiful bedding. We love our Aztec black and white Pillow Cases from On The Sly.
I'm currently burning my Lumira Tuscan Fig Luxury Soy Candle (a firm fave) as well as the new Lumira Paradisium fragrance. I also love my Vila Candlestick and Diamond Candleholders from the new Bo Concept 2015 collection available in store now.
My must-have beach accessory this summer has been my Hinza Market Bag from Citta Design. Designed and made in Sweden since the 1950s, it looks so good and can hold so much!
I never leave home without our Aztec Roundie Towel from The Beach People and I always throw in one of my Fouta Towels which get softer with each wash. My latest discovery is the Pebbly Rock Fouta, a gift from Havianas NZ.
I like to keep my beauty regime to a minimum but have made some recent discoveries that are so good, they have become daily essentials:
Coola Organic Suncare is amazing! I use the Sport spf 30 Piña-Colada Sunscreen Spray and Face spf 20 Rose Essence Tint Mineral Sunscreen. You can purchase these in-store at Havianas NZ.
I can't go past the clean, minimalist packaging and all-natural ingredients of the Kiyoko Lip Balm from LET LIV.
Packed with powerful antioxidants, Renew Certified Organic Rosehip Oil by Skinfood New Zealand is perfect for dehydrated skin.
Hand-creams are up there with candles for me - a must-have item. In addition to Aesop and L:a Bruket I'm currently loving Soothe Tube by ASHLEY & CO, a new intensive hydrating hand cream containing a rich yet non-greasy blend of shea butter, camomile & vitamin E. I have the Blossom & Gilt (one of four fragrances) and it is divine!