Something For The Weekend: relaxing reads

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After a week filled with travelling, this weekend isn’t really turning out to be as relaxing as I had hoped it might be. But as I continue to be busy and look forward to a less stressful and more calm time soon, make yourself a cup of tea and Why Not … [learn how to] Create A Sanctury in your own home?

Throughout the month of November, Fiona of How To Be Chic is planning to put some tranquility into her life by remembering thirty of her basic chic principles, one day at a time. You can read these basic principles here.

If you’re looking for a lovely home-made treat to enjoy with your cup of tea, or coffee, or hot chocolate, or whatever your favourite hot drink is, why not make yourself some of these easy peasy Oatmeal Thins courtesy of Leia of Leia’s Delights? I took Leia’s advice and added cinnamon. They were so yummy.

Last week’s obsession with all things winter wear continues, as the cold weather shows no sign of going away any time soon and this week Harriet of Where Is Harriet? has provided me with all of the inspiration I need for dressing with style and warmth in mind this weekend. These gorgeous and festive looking D&G-inspired mittens over at Bargainista Fashionista are just the thing to keep your hands warm when out and about this weekend.

If you’re looking for inspiration to re-fashion your favourite old knits, check out the two videos here and here created for Global Cool. Global Cool is a green lifestyle organisation that inspires people to think differently and live differently. They work with celebrities and entertainment to show you how to live a greener life without sacrificing the things you enjoy. They are currently running a competition – Turn Up The Style, Turn Down The Heat – which encourages contestants to put a jumper on rather than turn on the heat. A very worthy cause indeed.


Meanwhile, I am dreaming of travels near and far. Garance Doré is currently in Istanbul and her posts (here, here and here) are making me want to pack up my bags again and head off to the airport for another adventure. Instead, however, I will happily settle for a little quiet time in a comfortable place (the sofa? the bed?) with a blanket and a good read for company.

If you are continuing your Christmas shopping this weekend, or starting it, make sure you check out my gift guides and stocking filler ideas. Or, just treat yourself to something lovely this weekend!

What are your plans for the weekend? Also, I’m intrigued, what books are you currently reading?

Have a fabulous weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.


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5 Responses to Something For The Weekend: relaxing reads

  1. V says:

    those pictures are so pretty

  2. PinkBow says:

    those images at the top just make me feel so cosy for winter!

  3. Emily, thank you for including me in your list. I am very grateful. Aren't you just loving Fiona's 30 days to chic? Such great ideas and Garance Dore's photos are always so impressive. Lovely list. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

  4. Leia says:

    Ooh glad the cookies turned out well! :D♥ Leia

  5. Shopgirl says:

    V & PinkBow – aren't the photos gorgeous? I couldn't resist!! :)Simply Lux Life – you're welcome! and yes, loving the How To Be Chic days – learning lots and taking on some of the tips! xxLeia – cookies are yummy!! 🙂 xx

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