Today I launched my first product on my Etsy. I first made some twisted decorative candles for myself a few months ago and noticed how popular they are on Pinterest and TikTok so have opened up a shop. I also hope to start selling punch rugs, pottery and art prints eventually.
Around four months ago, I wrote a post called How Not To Write a Book. This came after years of trying and failing to get started writing. Since then, I have made a solid start on a contemporary novel. I still have a long way to go but I have most of it planned out now and have been making good progress. Here are some tips I have learnt during the process on how to get started on writing a book. These tips will be useful no matter what genre you hope to write and will hopefully get you going too.
For a currently unemployed student, not in the position to buy new clothes, I sure spend a lot of time adding things to my basket and finding outfit inspiration on Pinterest. So I am sharing my research, and predicting what I think will be trendy this year, for those who can afford to act on this information. With that said, let’s get into it !!
I stumbled across an extract from Julien Smith’s ‘The Flinch’ on social media and that paragraph alone floored me. In plain terms, ‘the flinch’ is an instinct that makes us behave the way we do and in order to lead better lives we need to master this instinct. In this post I will be summing up what I found most eye-opening from the book but I encourage you to read the entirety of it yourself too. If you’re not big on reading, don’t worry it’s only 38 pages and is available for free here.
Luna + Pearl is a handmade jewellery company based in London that embodies what it means to be a small business. I was delighted to get the chance to interview Luna, the talented girl behind the brand. I asked Luna to describe Luna + Pearl in three words and although she pointed out that is for the customer to decide, she hopes that L+P is natural, distinctive and graceful.
I associate intention with minimalism. Minimalism is all about only surrounding yourself with what you value and need most. I am aiming to be more intentional in my choices and only choosing what I value and need the most. Living intentionally has helped me remove the unnecessary stress that comes with spending money on things you don’t particularly want or need and being surrounded by people or things that don’t improve your life.
This afternoon I received a package I ordered a few days ago. I had stumbled across the company on instagram and realised they were selling a product I was about to buy off Amazon. Amazon is convenient and mostly reliable but the product was the same price from both places, so I opted for the small business. Here’s why I am glad I did!
Where The Pancakes Are is where you want to be. Not only do they deliver the most aesthetically pleasing stacks & drinks, but it all tastes like a dream too.
Anybody that loves cocktails and brunch, should have The Alchemist on their food&drink bucket-list. They are famous for their hazardous looking cocktails – think lots of dry ice and theatre. The Alchemist is not a London Exclusive but I wanted to wait until I was back in London to go. All it took was a housemates birthday and almost two hours of queuing.
The last person you would expect to educate you on sustainability is Zac Efron. Yet I was pleasantly surprised by his new Netflix show ‘Down To Earth With Zac Efron’, hosted by the man himself and Superfoods Expert Darin Olien. As I was watching the London episode, where they are litter picking by the Thames, the idea for a zero waste swaps article came to me. In this post I will be suggesting the easiest swaps for things you use everyday, that will help you reduce your waste. I will link everything on Amazon as it is super accessible but urge you to shop local where possible.