Happy January, and I know I say this every year but I loveeee the month of January. A New Year, a fresh start, new plans. There is so much happening in the biz this year (a lot of new licencing deals, (more on that as the year commences) a new column, some amazing new lines we’ve designed and so much more. Quite a bit is under wraps until we nudge a little more towards spring, so I have to keep my mouth zipped!
I don’t know about you guys but for me home is becoming more important than ever. Last year was actually our toughest yet both personally and professionally. Three people (my aunt, uncle) and my greatest loss my mother in law died all within the shortest space of each other. The growing pains of the business were challenging, the hours worked, massive, coupled with long haul planes virtually every month for six months - it felt like everything was spinning out of control.
I took up yoga, the only way I could make sense of it all. I’d open the door and feel the warmth and the safety of this inner-sanctuary. The crazier and more virtual my world became the more I craved the physical. Heaps of squishy cushions beckoning me to curl up, a hand thrown cup enticing me to drink out of it. Lots of softly glowing lights, candles, scented pyres, something puttering away on the stove – I didn’t realise how cocooning I was making it all until a neighbour popped by and mentioned it. That is why I am so obsessed with interiors because actually the spaces that we inhabit can actually make us feel so much happier. I’ve changed my whole perception of what a home is these last 5 or so years because on so many levels it’s actually improved my life. Sounds all new age-y, I know, but it's true.
Also all your words of encouragement, especially across Instagram, have been so humbling so thank you so much. I love this community we have created together and here’s to making 2018 the best year yet!
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