I don't know about you but I really do feel like its been a long, cold Winter this year. For us as a family the dreaded flu bug hit us all pretty hard and we are still recovering over a month on. We are desperately longing for some warmer weather to heal and thaw out those Winter Blues, and thankfully it seems Spring is just around the corner. The lighter mornings are slowly but surely starting to creep in that teeny bit earlier, shops are replacing the big woolly jumpers with lighter jackets and pastel colours, I have even spotted the odd beautiful blossoms appearing here and there, which to me happily signals that Spring is finally on its way, and it certainly adds a smile to my face. I adore Spring, its my favourite Season of all. I actually feel like Spring is much more about new beginnings and fresh starts than the actual start of the year. Maybe thats's down to the little chicks, bunnies and lambs being born, maybe its down to the flowers blooming around the gardens and the parks, or maybe its down to the wanting and needing to sweep away those Winter Blues and refresh the home with that Spring fresh feeling. That 'Spring clean', 'clear-out', the 'out with the old and in with the new' moments that Season lifts us to. When we can finally open our windows and let some warm sunshine fill the room, blow away the Winter cobwebs, and suddenly you start to feel that bit more alive again. Through our tissues, medication and foggy heads we are very much looking forwards to say bye bye to Winter and welcome Spring with open arms. Little touches here and there certainly help to make a difference too, whether that be to your wardrobe or your home, and there are some products that have me feeling ready to step into Spring, what ever the weather......
For your Home......
Small touches around the home can help with the early transition into the new Season....candles, fragrances, accessories, can all add that certain something that help to lift you and and your household in a subtle way, but with a luxurious Spring fresh feeling.
Spring Fresh Fragrance
One of my favourite ways to welcome a new Season is with a new Candle. I just love to fill the room with the aromas and fragrances of the Season, and for me its like the White Company read my mind with their Seasonal Collections. Whether its Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, the White Company's Seasonal Collections are a staple for me because I really do think each Seasonal scent is fragranced to perfection - they set the mood, the tone, the ambience of what sums up each Seasons scents, and in Spring's case its the perfect 'fresh' welcome to the household. We always have their Seasonal Candles burning in our home, with the next season there waiting in readiness for that moment it can be lit and I have that excitement 'fresh candle for the new Season ahead' kind of feeling. Their Spring Collection includes Candles, Diffusers and Sprays which really do fill your home with that 'Spring awakening' fresh feeling. Its a light scent with sweet notes of honeysuckle, rose, jasmine and lilac combined with the earthy aroma of freshly mowed grass - its basically a fresh Spring day in a fragrance and its such a wonderful way to add a touch of Spring to your living space, not to mention an ideal Mother's Day gift (for us Spring UK Mums).
Adding a touch of Cashmere
Whilst some may associate cashmere with Winter, for that Spring chill there is nothing more heavenly that a touch of cashmere to bring a soft cover of luxurious warmth, comfort and indulgence. And when The White Company launches a new Fragrance line called the 'Cashmere Collection' you just know that this is going to be something quite special - The White Company and Cashmere - it even creates that instant divine picture in your mind. Their Cashmere Collection brings that blanket of comfort to your home to surround yourself in such a beautiful aroma. The first time I sprayed their Cashmere Scented Linen Mist both my husband and I looked at each other and said 'Wow what a gorgeous scent' and it really is. I now want to add their Cashmere Candle to my Spring Collection because the fragrance is just so charming - soft, pure and smooth with a combination of picked tuberose, cashmere woods and jasmine, the graceful aroma brings that touch of luxury to your house in an affordable and tasteful way. Nothing too over powering, nothing too sweet, just pure elegance in a delicate and exquisite fresh way....you really have to try this.
For your Wardrobe
The perfect Spring Dress
When you find a dress you can dress up or dress down and it has pockets, there's nothing more to love to be honest. This beautiful navy dress is one that I can easily throw on in a morning for the school run, one that I can wear with ease for a days shopping, add a cardigan for lunch with the girls, but equally dress with a blazer and a pair of wedges in the evening for some Spring 'pimms' in the local pub garden. I love dresses for Spring/Summer, one) because that's pretty much your outfit sorted, two) because I find them to be so comfortable to wear (especially on days you aren't quite sure what the British weather may have in store), and three) because they are so versatile. This jersey pocket detail dress is short sleeved in 100% cotton which feels slightly thicker than expected but still incredibly light to wear. In fact it's so easy to wear, its one that will go with so much in my wardrobe and one that is the perfect item to pack for the weekend city break, or family getaway to sunnier skies. It's feels incredibly comfortable on, is available in navy or khaki, and is one of those dresses you just know you will reach for over and over again - a classic staple for your Spring wardrobe that will see you through Spring, Summer and early Autumn, whatever the weather.
The Versatile Shopper/Tote Bag
As a Mum I like large bags because I normally end up carrying around lots of items that aren't actually mine. The childrens toys, the hubbies bit and bobs, extra jumpers, a light raincoat (just in case), random snacks...so I need bags especially for the weekend that are both practical and versatile, and this beautiful and fun grey shopper is ticking all those boxes and then some. It can transition from a shopper bag for your groceries, to a weekend 'throw everything in there' tote, to the perfect girlie shopping bag, to a super functional beach bag. It folds up easily, has a small inside pocket, is made of soft 100% cotton and feels so comfortable on the shoulder. Its one of those items that is just incredibly handy especially in size. Not only that but 100% of the sales are donated to The White Company's charity Chrissie's White Heart Foundation, which makes the bag that extra bit special too.
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