Notice anything different friends? Yep, the blog has lost a bit of weight. I decided it was time for a fresh start and have archived all of the old blog content (don't worry, it's all still accessible via the link in the sidebar). And you know what? After 3+ years posting here, I needed to clean out that wardrobe/clear the baggage/turn a new leaf. What's that thing they say about a cluttered environment leading to a cluttered mind? Well, that. Anyway, I think it's had the desired effect as I'm feeling inspired to fill the pages again with new thoughts, projects and experiences. Slowly, mindfully, organically.
Some other exciting news is that I'm going to Paris on Saturday for a few days. We were originally meant to go last month but as luck had it, got turned around on the Eurostar after some crazy protestors set fire to the tracks. C'est la vie, eh? I have a ginormous list of things to eat and am really looking forward to exploring and of course photographing everything. Keep an eye on this blog for those snaps!
Around home, Will has increasingly been rolling his eyes at my incessant need to pluck branches of leaves from trees we walk past, my potting and repotting of plants, my excitement when a baby succulent (my BABIES!) sprouts roots and my insistence on buying a mister. I did get to channel this energy recently at a terrarium workshop that I was lucky enough to be invited to. It was run by the ladies from RoCo - who handmake lovely objects and kits for plants in urban living spaces - and held at Farm: shop in Dalston, outside in their very cool Polytunnel. Safe to say, I was in my happy place all afternoon.
Finally, I've made this sea salt and olive oil brownie 4 times in the last month. I would share the recipe with you guys but it's actually going to be included in the second Arthur Street Kitchen cookbook which, segue, I'll be styling in NEW YORK in October. Yes, Luisa, Hetty and I will reunite in Brooklyn to shoot in just over 2 months time! I'm still trying to believe it.
Speak to you on the flip side of Paris pals! Feel free to tell me I'm nuts for the blog clean up. And if you have any advice or thoughts as to what you would like to see here in future please holler at me.