So I may be a little late to the party here but I have a new style crush. Enter the insanely beautiful Anine Bing.
Danish, a former model since the age of 15, mum of two and LA resident, Anine launched her own contemporary women’s label in 2012.
Anine’s uber cool brand has stepped away from the seasonal collection approach, instead launching new pieces each month. Hooray for instant gratification I say!
She describes her label as simple with an edge – a combination of rock n’roll and bohemian chic.
I describe it as Oh My God – I Want It All Now!
I’m pretty sure there are way more than five reasons why an impulsive trip or holiday is good for the soul.
But for the purpose of this post, I’m focusing on those that sprang to mind following our trip to Majorca.
When you consider the practicalities such as affordability, work and the commitment of having kids at school, impromptu holidays all of a sudden feel like a distant memory.
Then there’s securing last minute dog care, trying to find accommodation that fulfils your family’s needs and wants (air conditioning is a non-negotiable for me!) and the task of getting flights that match up at a fairly reasonable time of day. And that don’t cost an arm and a leg!
Oh and don’t forget that moment of horror when, as you’re all celebrating that you overcame all of the above successfully and efficiently, you realise that your daughter’s passport runs out two weeks before you’re due to fly…
Last week felt like one of those wading through treacle weeks.
You know the ones. You begin with the best laid plans, a carefully crafted To Do list and a new found balance (finally!) between completing your immediate priorities and getting around to some tasks you’ve been meaning to do. Forever!
And then the same old shizzle happens. One of the tasks you thought you could complete in one day ends up taking two and half days. On top of that, an unexpected freelance deadline lands in your lap.
Oh and you haven’t created any blog content for over a week and the jitters are starting to set in. You’re soon going to be launching your newly re-branded blog and you didn’t really want to disappear off the face of the content earth ahead of this momentous event.
You get to Friday. The frown lines have deepened. You’re not sleeping well and you feel like you’ve completely lost your mojo. What the hell happened to skipping to the desk in the morning humming the “I love my job” mantra in your head?
Back in March, whilst staying in London for a couple of days, I got to try out the amazing Josh Wood Atelier colour and cut experience.
Tucked away in amongst the mews of Notting Hill, stepping into this super sleek salon through a very un-hairdressery (sshh…its a word), front door almost feels like you’re being let into a secret club.
A secret club of REALLY good hair let me tell you!
So I’m really excited to bring you the chance to win your own free pass to the Really Good Hair Club – aka a colour, cut and blow dry treat at Josh Wood of your own!
Having graduated over the blogging years from a laptop on sofa, via the dining table and first Mac to the current “Woot Woot I have an actual desk” situation, I can’t stress enough the importance of having an inspiring and productive workspace.
Post morning school departure and that blissful first coffee, walking those short few steps to my desk has become one of my favourite times of the day!
Just the very act of settling into the office space area of our living room makes me feel like the work day is getting off to the start it deserves.
If you work from home it doesn’t matter how big or small your space is or which room it’s in, if you can claim an area as your own for a few hours of the day, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be a lot more productive…