THE ART OF LAYERING
Transitional Tricks To Take Your Wardrobe In To Fall
There's no need to completely ditch your summer seperates. Instead, maximize these lighter pieces while transitioning your looks seamlessly in to fall by mastering the art of layering.
Here is our fail-safe equation for layering your looks right through fall's cooler days.
1. Start with a basic, like our Emerson Fry Linen T in ecru or black.
2. Add classic double breasted blazer, like this one from Peter O. Mahler. In olive green, it's right on trend for Fall 2020.
4. A slip dress is the ideal piece for year 'round rotation. This one from CP Shades is the perfect for dressing up or down.
5. New from Brazeau Tricot, this cable knit cashmere cropped sweater is the perfect proportion over dresses, or your favorite white blouse and jeans.
*Squar'd Away donates 20% of proceeds from each scarf benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
PATRICIA also donates 20% of proceeds to Rock Steady Boxing. Rock Steady gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.
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HOW CORONAVIRUS WILL CHANGE OUR HOMES IN THE NEXT DECADE
Why It's A Blank Page for a New Beginning
Not many people understand what is happening to our world and economy right now but experts are predicting the coronavirus epidemic will allow humanity to reset its values. Find out how we will slow down, get back to basics, and change the way we live, consume, entertain, decorate and travel, in ways we never imagined…
In the end we will be forced to do what we should have done in the first place.
The Industrial Revolution forced the world outside and off to work, and COVID-19 may well drive many people back into their homes. The breakneck speed of the modern world is over, allowing us a moment of contemplation and respite from the hectic, frenetic treadmill and pace of life that had become faster than ever. Here’s how our homes will change in the years ahead.
Photo: fermliving.comSLOWING DOWN
The impact of the virus outbreak will force us to slow down the pace, work from home, entertain among close friends or family, learn to become increasingly self-sufficient and mindful. We will make changes to the way we live, travel, consume and entertain.
The virus will show how economic disruption can have environmental benefits.
A BETTER SYSTEM
It is not a financial crisis but a disruption crisis. People will stop moving around, stop going out, stop spending, stop going on holiday, stop going to cultural events. All sectors will be shaken. There will be no immediate cure.
There is a growing awareness amongst younger generations that ownership and the hoarding of everything from clothes to cars is no longer attractive.
We will have to pick up the residue and reinvent everything from scratch once the virus is under control. And this is where we can be hopeful for another, better system. (mellissapenfold.com)
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CANDLE LAST LONGER
LUMIRA founder and creative director Almira Armstrong shares her best advice for getting the most out of your candle – for as long as possible.
MAKE THE FIRST TIME COUNT
Your candle never forgets its first burn, so it’s important to get it right. “Wax has a memory, and it will always follow the first burn,” explains Armstrong. When lighting a new candle, always allow enough time for the wax to melt evenly across the entire surface; this usually takes a couple of hours for a 300 gram candle. Extinguishing the flame too soon can create a ‘tunnel’ in the wax, which will only deepen with subsequent burns. This isn’t only aesthetically annoying, it also shortens the life of your candle.
BURN FOR YOU
Once the wax has been set, follow-up burns should be around four to five hours maximum to preserve the fragrance, says Armstrong. “Our candles are made with premium essential oils that are designed to scent a room quite quickly,” she explains. “If you do prefer a more intense or long-lasting scent, I like to combine the candle with a spritz or two of our room spray in a complementary fragrance.”
Of course, it goes without saying that a burning candle should never be left unattended, and should be kept well away from children, pets and flyaway curtains.
SNIP THE WICK
You know the saying: where there’s smoke, there’s… a wick in need of a trim. “For an even and smoke-free burn, trim the wick to about 3–5mm prior to burning,” says Armstrong. “If you leave your candle burning longer than four hours, extinguish the flame, trim the wick and then re-light it.”
KNOW WHEN TO SAY GOOD-BYE
Sure, you might like to burn your candle to the very end, but for safety, it’s best to discontinue burning once there’s around one centimetre of wax left.
Allow the memory of your candle to live on by repurposing the vessel to store pens, brushes or other items. “To remove any leftover wax, place the vessel in your freezer for around 15 minutes, then simply lift and scrape it away,” advises Armstrong. Always discard the wax in the garbage; never wash it down the drain. Written by Michelle Bateman
Surround yourself with meaningful objects, positive ideas and those you love,