Firstly apologies for the silence and lack of posts during September. It was a pretty eventful and stressful month as we moved apartment. We’re now in our gorgeous new build apartment (we’re the first ones in, woohoo!!), fully unpacked and have yet another awesome view of London including the O2, Greenwich, City Airport and the Thames. And with moving means waiting for a week or so on getting utilities set up again such as internet and TV. Our building is incredible and comes with a state of the art gym, indoor and outdoor pool, spa and valet parking. Now this sure is city living at its finest (:
I figured that I would do a little homeware haul as my first post back to provide some inspiration if you are on the move or just fancy adding a little extra to your home. I love reading these posts as I always discover something new.
Ceramic Dishes by AbFab – £8/£10
I came across these ceramic plates in a little boutique here in London and I knew I just had to have them. There are various styles available and I believe that you can purchase them on Ebay. I opted for a “Your Keys” plate as I am forever losing my keys! Now I have a little routine in place to ensure I never leave the apartment without them. The second plate, “You’ve got mail” is a perfect plate for letters and loose change. The gold on the plates adds a little extra. I think that these are simply adorable.
Initial Mugs by Sass and Belle – £11 each
These mugs have a bohemian style print and are hand painted, therefore no mug is truly identical. I think that they are gorgeous and I love the idea of having his and her mugs. Too cute I know! These mugs are a generous size and are perfect for a large cup of tea, coffee etc. They are available to purchase online or in various boutiques within London.
Selection of Candles – Voluspa at Anthropology (£8) and Diptyque (£25)
I love having candles around the home as it makes everything feel rather cosy, not to mention smelling fabulous. If you know me, then you’ll know that my favourite treat is of course a macaron. So when I discovered this macaron scented candle in Anthropology, it was an essential purchase. It smells like candy and is delicious. On the complete opposite, I picked up another one of the Diptyque jasmine candles for a more sophisticated fragrance. The packaging is gorgeous and is a keep sake once the candle is finished.
Zoella Lazy Days Gift Set – £16
When I heard that Zoella was launching her lifestyle range, I was very excited as I knew that it would involve candles and diffusers. I opted for the Lazy Days set which includes the Lazy Day candle and some very cozy grey woollen socks. The packaging on the candle is simple and minimalist, so fits well with my white and grey theme in the living room. The candle has notes of linen and cotton, and has a scent of calming. You can purchase the set in Superdrug and Boots, online and instore now.
Delonghi Kettle – £45
I was on the lookout for a new kettle that was white and stood out from the rest. I instantly fell in love with this kettle as the textured design matches the lid on my Sony Viao laptop. The contemporary and inventive design is sleek and sophisticated, and adds a nice touch to the kitchen.
Tea Bag Storage Pot – Asda Homeware- £6
As you will know, us Brits love a good cup of tea. I finally got round to buying a storage pot for the teabags, instead of them sitting in their box with the tea dust going everywhere. This ceramic pot is incredibly cute and the lid keeps the contents fresh.
Wine Glasses – Anthropology – £14 each
These glasses are available in either green or white. I opted for the green as the pattern is more visible. The pattern reminds me of bubble wrap. I thought these glasses were rather chic as I hadn’t come across anything similar. The glasses are large and are comfortable to hold and drink from, which of course is the essential part.
Selection of Tea Towels – Primark – £4
The Primark homeware section is the place were gems are found. They are always bringing out new and exciting products, mainly within their kitchen and bedding range. I picked up this tea towel pack where you get 3 designs for £4. One word, bargain! I would say two of them are more suited for drying your hands and the orange would be good at drying kitchenware as it is a soft cotton material which will absorb water more efficiently.
I hope you all enjoyed reading this post and has provided you with some inspiration if you were looking for gifts or something for your home. I would love to know your thoughts on these items and if there are any items that you have recently purchased or are on your wish list that you would recommend.
Lots of love