A WALK IN THE WOODS

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Today is the first day of Summer but thanks to the weather it feels nothing like it. It’s warm but it’s been raining for what feels like a month and it’s supposed to stay that way for the next week or so. It’s June, what’s going on?!
I’m spending my rainy Monday wishing it was the weekend again with walks in the woods during the intermittent dry spells. I don’t mind the rain really, I’m an April baby so a few showers don’t really bother me. I find it relaxing – I’ve been working with the back door wide open today so I can hear it and smell that loamy smell of warm rain. It can get quite tiresome though when you want to go out for walks and to run errands. Annoyingly, it’s also held up our builders for the last week too. I shouldn’t complain too much, at least it’s still warm and I don’t have to worry about watering my plants!
I hope you’re all having a good start to the week.

DURING WEEK 24

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This week I have been…
In love with
…the most amazing bag I think my eyes have ever seen; the ‘Bad Girl’ bag by Acne Studios is just perfect! The combination of coral, tan leather and navy suede is just dreamy and the unique trapeze shape with the colour blocked design is altogether the definition of my perfect bag. If only my bank account would allow me, this bag would undoubtedly be mine!
Wanderlusting
…for the beautiful South Pacific islands of Fiji. A place I’ve not yet traveled but definitely on my list. Looking at the way Latanya Druma has captured Fijian landscapes in her photographs makes me crave tropical paradise and remote far away places. The beaches look wild and rugged, like there are secret spots no-one else knows about and I’m dying to get lost in those jungle covered hills.
Inspired by
…absolutely stunning work from the stationery design studio that is Venamour. I have followed their Instagram for a long while and I think it’s possible that I may have ‘liked’ their entire feed, which has one of the most cohesive and inspiring aesthetics I’ve ever seen. The art direction is amazing – everything from the choice of botanicals to the colour palette, the product design and stationery collections, the way they are captured and photographed, the simple but modern lettering, even the website is stunning!
Cooking up
Honey Lemon Chicken and Broccoli bowls for me and hubby. As soon as I saw the recipe on Damn Delicious, I was like, damn, I need to eat that… like, now! It is delicious. It’s so easy to make and so healthy but sweet and filling so it’s perfect for lunch and dinner. That pineapple-honey-lemon glaze is so good, I think I might try it on salmon or pork next time.

DOWNLOAD : STOP & SMELL THE PEONIES

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Its Friday, yay! And because it’s Friday I’ve got, not one, but two peony related treats for you. Peony season is officially in full swing and it’s safe to say there is some serious peony love going on in my house at the moment. These beauties are everywhere at the moment – they’re an Instagrammers’ dream but they are quite hard to get hold of in the height of the season because they are just so popular!
I’ve been ordering mine from Bloom & Wild and I cannot stop singing their praises. They are by far the best floral delivery service! The flowers arrive swiftly at your door and they are packaged so beautifully. They are almost flat packed and all the buds are protected in little net sheaths. They have some lovely peonies available at the moment and they last for ages.
So my first little treat for you is £10 off your first order with Bloom & Wild – just use the link below to get your discount!

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£10 OFF at Bloom & Wild


My second Friday treat for you guys is this botanical downloadable wallpaper so that you can fill your desktop with peonies! Hopefully these two goodies should satisfy all your peony needs!

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Stop & Smell The Peonies Desktop Wallpaper