We are nearing the end of March now but it seems as if winter has been dragging its boots forever. There is hope now that the second round of snow is melting away, the blossom on trees is blooming and newborn lambs are beginning to dot countryside fields. With spring around the corner, I’ll be looking for some new treats for a post-winter pick-me-up to hurry along the new season and melt away the rest of the cold.
A new season calls for a fresh new scent and I’ve had my eye on a new Jo Malone fragrance to add to my collection. Last year for my birthday, I received the beautiful Basil & Neroli cologne from my love and it could not have been a more thoughtful surprise. I’d love to try the Nectarine Blossom & Honey next, which sounds sweet and delicate for spring. For a more decadent treat, Clive Christian have a Perfume gift set for her that would make a very sumptuous present.
A dainty, floral teacup is the ideal accompaniment to a delicious loose leaf tea. A few years ago, I bought this beautiful Wedgwood teacup and saucer for my mum for her birthday and ever since then, I’ve been searching for the perfect one for myself. There’s just something about sitting down with a cup of tea in your very own pretty teacup.
I’ve heard so much about Gail Honeyman’s debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine that I’m convinced this would be a lovely spring read for slow mornings at home. For the past year or so, my bookshelf has been full of cosy crime by Agatha Christie and the like so this will be a fresh new addition to change things up a little.
For some reason, I always forget about jewellery when getting dressed. Aside from my nose ring, I don’t really wear any on a daily basis but I would love to add something delicate and dainty to elevate my simple outfits. I’ve been after a pair of tiny silver hoops that just touch the lobe but have struggled to actually find them anywhere. Etsy is always my go-to for jewellery browsing but if anyone has any other suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
No home ready for spring would be complete without a pretty candle. Similarly to perfume, I’m looking for something that reminds me of a meadow on a warm spring day to bring a little of the new season indoors. Favourites in the past have included an amethyst one from Gemporia, a chai latte by Luna’s Locket and my trusty chocolate cappuccino from Yankee Candle but I’d love to find a new brand to try.
When your everyday life can be a little bland at times, little treats like this can make all the difference. While I’m not particularly materialistic, I do love to treat myself to pretty things like this every now and then.
What are some of the things you are planning to treat yourself to for spring?
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