Summer’s not over yet with our Mediterranean Garden Special – try our 5 top tips for extending that holiday feeling well into September.
1. Eat outside
Have a picnic lunch in the garden, or dinner al fresco. Nothing beats a blanket and a spread of picnic food. We love spreading out on these super-soft Herringbone Turkish blankets, made from 100% natural cotton:
Also perfect for cosying up under when the temperature starts to drop and you want just one more glass of wine.
If you’re going to dine outdoors, make it a table worth eating at! If your garden table set has seen better days, try some bright placemats. A splash of colour and instantly your table is more sophisticated.
2. Go bright
Summer is all about vivid colours, and you don’t have to give in those autumnal browns just yet. Give your garden a little nod to the Mediterranean with one of these statuesque vases. In shades of yellow, Hermes or Hygeia will add lightness and warmth to your home. Make a statement indoors or try one outside to brighten up your balcony.
3. Take a moment
After we all practically hibernated to survive the snow this Spring, the sun came out and with it a whole host of invitations. Summer = every social event thinkable. Wedding season, family reunions, festivals, after-work drinks, and the rest. Fun, but definitely full on. If it feels like you haven’t had a weekend to yourself for months it is worth taking some time out to relax.
Try burning a sweet-smelling candle to create a calming atmosphere. Once ‘Scents of Greece’ starts slowly wafting over, you’ll feel like you’re lying on the shores of Mykonos before you know it. Then the rest is up to you – meditate, do some yoga, listen to a podcast, whatever you need to do to get in the zone.
4. Relive your holiday
One small change in your morning routine can make all the difference to starting your day positively. So why not set yourself up for the day with a little reminder of your holiday? Who says you can’t have watermelon for breakfast now you’re home? Did you drink strong dark coffee from a tiny taverna? Bring this into your morning routine – make a fresh brew and drink your coffee outside. You’ll only need to close your eyes to take yourself back.
We like our morning brew from this ‘Summer Lovers’ mug, but we have many options for everyones likes.
5. Make a statement
It won’t be long till we’re wrapping up in jumpers, so make the most of showing some skin while you can. A piece of statement jewellery can really elevate a simple outfit and a little sparkle will highlight how sun-kissed you are. We love pairing these ‘Sunset’ earrings with the ‘Amazon’ neck pendant and a crisp white shirt.