Raas

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After spending two weeks on the trot, working, visiting suppliers, and having minor meltdowns at some of India’s ways, we finally treated ourselves at the amazing Raas Hotel in Jodhpur… While we couldn’t quite afford a night in the peace and tranquility of this hotel, we were more than happy to dine at their restaurant. With stunning views of the Jodhpur fort and a garden that transports you to another time and place, it was well worth it!

Jemmi x

Images via Raas Hotel website

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Gods and Gurus

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After a particularly hellish week involving all nighters, house-painting, my other half ending up in hospital for five days, and moving house (phew I cannot even believe all this happened in one week!), Bali welcomed us with the peace and time out we so desperately needed. More or less collapsing on arrival, after a full night’s sleep we dove into the spiritualism, hedonism, and rejuvenation that this island so wonderfully offers. Returning home only made bearable by the launch of Sage and Clare and that we’ll be returning next year to get hitched! x

Hidden Faces

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Utterly in love with the dreamy aesthetic of Li Hui’s photography… There is a certain ‘quietness’ that emanates from every image.

Images via Li Hui’s website

Alexandra Valenti

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Stunning, beautiful, amazing…

Jemmi x

Images via www.alexandravalenti.com

For Jemmi

Loving life right now – the weather is warm and today is a public holiday! My lovely sister Jemmi sent me this pretty Chloe top from London around a year ago, which of course I promised to send photos of me wearing for her to see. Did I do it? No… Bad sister huh?!

So better late than never, this is for you Jemmi xx

Top/Chloe, Shorts/Vintage Levis, Shoes/Choies, Necklace/Gift from Dad

Finding Love

Well that certainly got your attention didn’t it?! Sorry to say but I won’t be giving you some enjoyably cringe-worthy rhetoric on my love life and how to find it. I am referring more to how hard it can be to find content I love enough to post about. Most weeks, I am bursting with ideas and inspired by almost everything I happen to come across, and other weeks I am scouring my go-to sources in a panicked state. And really, when will you ever find anything in a state like that?

This week has been one of those weeks… Feeling rather lackluster, which may have something to do with the fact that everything I touch either seems to go wrong or stop working, I have been struggling to feel that hint of exhilaration when you discover something truly special. Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s me… it really is.

So in an attempt to get brainstorming I stepped back and…

a. Poured through the pages of Sibella Court’s ‘Etcetera

b. Reminisced over travel photos

c. Bought my first sketch book and pencil set and began sketching ideas

d. Re-opened one of my favourite books – Recycled Home by Sally and Mark Bailey

e. Indulged in some retail therapy

f. Hell, I even bought some neon thread just because I liked the colour

I wouldn’t exactly say I am cured from my failure to see brilliance yet, but things are on the up. It got me thinking though, how many of you lovely fellow bloggers have similar days or weeks? Or is it just me? Do you wait patiently until that inspiration comes back or do you have rituals, places, or things that help? I’m off to style a Summer wardrobe today – let’s see what the day will bring!

xx

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