It’s well and truly time to snuggle down at home or wrap up warm outside. I love this cosy time of year; spending more time at home crafting, cooking or entertaining. We spent last weekend down in Lewes for my sister’s 40th birthday on November 5th, which perfectly coincided with the Lewes bonfire night celebrations. A big group of us piled into a hotel and spent the weekend drinking, eating and enjoying the AMAZING parade and fireworks display. I also squeezed a bit of shopping in (natch) and if you haven’t been before, you must visit for the shops alone. Actually, it would make a great place to shop for Christmas presents – one of my favourite shops is Closet & Botts, followed by a yummy lunch at the Flint Owl bakery.
Another thing I like about the festive season approaching are the pop-up restaurants, shops and markets that spring up. Just down the road from where we live I have my eye on the Igloo restaurants on the riverside that look great and the views must be amazing.
If you are looking for some festive workshops to get you in the mood over the next month or so, Heather is running a fab craft tutorial at the 91 magazine pop-up at West Elm next week. You can book your ticket here and come away with a beautiful textural wall hanging, the perfect autumnal addition to your home.
Thinking more about seasonal crafts, Wool and the Gang are launching a new homeware collection on November 14th. The collection features a range of gorgeous cushions and cosy blankets ready for winter, made up using their Crazy Sexy Wool.
And lastly, in my home I have been thinking more about my bed: spending more time in it, making it cosier now it is colder at night and trying to get a bit more sleep as this bump is getting BIG! I’ve latched on to the idea that some new bedlinen will do the trick and I’ve fallen head over heels for this ticking stripe set in Antique Rose from Toast. Delightful.
Hope you have all had a good week (let’s not mention American election results and the like). Have a great weekend!