Refresh your Rituals

A change of season is the perfect time to refresh old habits. First, consider what patterns you'd like to shake up - whether it's a change of routine or refreshing your home. Small changes can make a world of difference…

Change your Routine

With a new season comes new opportunities; a change in outlook can help considerably, and inspiration is often found in the most everyday of moments. Switch up your routines and be on the lookout for treasures along the way:

Turn away from your screens and flip through a recipe or art book or join a local library - for those in London, Reference Point is such a great resource if you're in need of inspiration.
Walk through a favourite neighbourhood: pick up a coffee and make a day of it. Some of our favourite West London areas to discover: A walk down the canals in Maida Vale, Isabella Plantation in Richmond and the ponds in Hampstead Heath.
Print photographs otherwise lost in your camera roll to frame around the home. 
Make use of the longer days. Take your breakfast outside with the morning paper; if you're not an early bird make the most of brighter evenings with twilight walks and alfresco hosting.
Season's best: local fruit and veg always tastes best - start your menu planning with the produce hand picking perectly ripe pieces in the market.

Summer Hosting //


The key to fuss-free hosting: find your tabletop essentials that you can use time and time again… 

Layer colours, textures and whatever feels most natural on the day. Make the most of Mother Nature and go foraging, or collect cuttings from your garden for a seasonal touch. Pop them into an urn or scatter into small jars along a table alongside colourful candles in glass hurricane vases.

For a hassle-free set-up, pre-mix cocktails in carafes so that guests can self-serve into colourful glassware. Keep your cool with an ice bucket on hand, an outside bar under an umbrella is a great way to make sure guests aren't all crammed inside.

Rainbow cutlery jumbled into a basket and colourful napkins make for an easy but cheerful set-up.