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Slow and mindful living


I think, as 2018 was such a busy and incredibly quick year, for many of us 2019 will be a slow and mindful year. It doesn’t mean no work, of course, I happen to absolutely love what I do. I’m talking about being conscious about taking time out. This will mean something different for all of us. For some it might be reading a book or a magazine, going to yoga, switching the phone off at a certain time or lighting a candle. Spending time with family and friends, cooking together or whatever it might be, it’s important to slow down sometimes.

I often find myself on a Friday with a messy house, no cooking plans and lots of work to finish. This year, and I’m doing well so far, I have a goal to have a clean and tidy house and some kind of dish planned for Friday evening, along with no work. So for tonight it’s a roast chicken and I’ll finish work no later than 5pm. Sounds good? It’s actually possible if you plan better. I’m slowly learning how. Anyway, I want to show you a few things on my radar just now.


First up, it’s new Magazine Yunomi. This is definitely one to watch! Edited by Marie Boyard, this bi-annual publication celebrates individuality, creativity and craftsmanship. I can’t wait to sit down and read it properly tonight with no distractions. It looks beautiful and the photography in this magazine is simply stunning.

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beautiful magazine Yunomi styled with winter leaves

photo by me

Slow decorating

Tiffany from Curate and Display wrote a brilliant post about slow decorating that I would recommend reading. I couldn’t agree more with what she’s says and I too think rushing into things is the wrong thing to do. Slow decorating is a great approach. We’ve still got quite a few things to finish here, a year and a half after moving in.

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slow decorating flatlay

Photography © Tiffany Grant-Riley

My Pinterest account has now been taken over by dried flowers, soft beige and rusty reds and I absolutely love it! I have mostly white walls and I’m not going to paint them all beige in a hurry. Saying that though, I think my office will change a lot in the next few weeks. I need somewhere inspiring to work from and have a few ideas of what I would like to change. More about that soon.

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recent Pinterest obsessions

find all images on my Pinterest account here

If you like architecture, you’ll like this post by Est Living. Best of Est 2018: Top Ten International Designers, read the post here. Designer Vincent Van Duysen was on the list and the apartment at Graanmarkt 13. It’s such a beautiful apartment and I have been lucky to visit it. It’s actually breath taking. See more from the stunning space here.

Time to say bye for me, as it’s 5pm. Hope you have a great weekend! x

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slow living with candles

photo by me



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