Monthly Voice February & March

The Monthly Voice features some of our favourite new lifestyle brands, reading that's good for the soul and a wonderful organic and 100% natural lipstick which converted this non-lipstick wearer to have a 'nude' obsession.

Hello all, it’s been a little while since the last Monthly Voice, as February was a shorter month and so full of lovely things, posting a Monthly Voice for February just didn’t happen. So today I am combining the last two months, it’s a post brimming with wonderful recommendations. Here’s what we got up to, some things we have discovered, and some things we are loving… Enjoy!

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SHADES OF WHITE: HOW TO PICK PAINT COLOUR

There are so many shades of white. Even on this white rose the subtleties in colour and tone vary from petal to petal. The responsibility to pick the right colours for all the rooms in our house feels like no small task. So, how do you go about deciding what colours are the best shades for the walls in your home?

There are so many shades of white. Even on this white rose the subtleties in colour and tone vary from petal to petal. Of course how the light hits the colour alters our perception of what we see; more shadow and contrast, or more highlights. The responsibility to pick the right colours for all the rooms in our house feels like no small task. So, how do you go about deciding what colours are the best shades for the walls in your home?

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TALES FROM MY YOGA MAT: BREATH

How breath is key... not just in Yoga, but in life in general. Breath is intrinsically linked to our well being. All yoga postures and movement start with a single inhale or exhale. Breath is where our energy and power comes from when we need it, it is also the key to letting go and releasing in certain postures. Read more about how breath helps me reconnect and find some stillness....

When I make it onto my yoga mat, it’s an opportunity for me to connect to myself. Firstly through, my breath… with every inhale, and exhale I feel myself arrive… my body, mind and spirit join together. Sometimes it can be the first time that day, that I am truly present in the moment.

Recently my body has been feeling pretty tired, so naturally I have wanted to do a gentle practice; a few postures, and a bit of stretching to get my body moving and work out any creases. A lot of pranayama (breath work) and always a little mediation and relaxation at the end.

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INSPIRED BY NATURE: FOREST + FOUND

Artists Abigail and Max, from Forest + Found talk about how nature impacts and shapes their work. Find out more about their handcrafted approach and how their work is driven by material and process. Read more on Geoffrey and Grace...

I hope you are all enjoying the ‘Inspired by Nature’ series as much as I am loving putting it together for you, I am super thankful to have interviewed some amazing folk for the series so far, and you can catch up with all previous posts here, but before you do that, please welcome artists Abigail and Max, who run the studio practice Forest + Found.

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THE WELSH HOUSE: A RUSTIC RETREAT

Why escaping to a rural retreat is so good for your well being and helps you to slow down. Learn more about our stay at The Welsh House, our digital detox, and how re-connecting to nature is good for the soul.

What a wonderful weekend we had at The Welsh House.

All the way through January and the beginning of February, our weekend retreat away at The Welsh House was shining like a little beacon on the horizon, helping me find my way to the end of a busy month.

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