On January 28th, parties and parades will be held across the world to celebrate Chinese New Year and introduce the year of the rooster. This holiday, based on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar, is extremely important for the Chinese and is often marked with fireworks, family gatherings and traditional performances.
We’re told never to judge a book by its cover, but the way that we dress can definitely leave a lasting impression on the people we meet. The clothes we choose to wear and the outfits we put together allow us to express different aspects of our personalities, emotions and interests and can have an impact on the way strangers, friends and colleagues perceive and interact with us. Cool pastel colours can give the impression of being calm and in control while bright neon clothing can draw attention and imply an outgoing personality.
As February slowly fades away and we enter into the month of March, the seasons also prepare to change. In the northern hemisphere, temperatures will begin to rise and our gardens will prepare to bloom as we move into Spring, while in the southern hemisphere, autumn is fast approaching and the winds are growing cooler. Regardless of where you live or what the season is, the month of March is always the perfect time to consider cleaning and rearranging your home and living space after a hectic and stressful start to the year.
In September, we posted the ultimate guide to autumn fashion accessories. Now, as the Northern hemisphere enters the warmer months of spring and summer, it’s time once again to transform your wardrobe with seasonal clothes and accessories fit for a goddess!
Experiencing change is an unavoidable part of life, but when it happens, we often find ourselves unprepared. Being in a situation that you have no control over, such as losing your job, the death of a loved one, or being forced to move home, can leave you feeling lost, scared and uncertain. At the very least, change can be disruptive, meaning that it takes you a long time to get things back to the way you want them to be. If you’re struggling to adjust to a recent change in your life, or you know that a big change is on the horizon, then try not to panic – you’re in the right place.
It’s that time of year when everybody goes beyond the average weekly dusting, mopping and sweeping - they spring clean. Spring cleaning is an intense practice of deep cleaning and decluttering a houseto make for a new and fresh surrounding. I thought about how much emphasis is put on housework, but how very little is placed on freeing up your mind. Giving yourself a renewed sense of wellbeing could be just as refreshing as a clean house and, bringing gemstones into your home or wardrobe can help bring a new world of energy into your world.
Have you ever heard about acrostic jewellery? This jewellery is basically set with gemstones that spell out a word or message. Each gemstone represents a letter, almost like a sparkly alphabet that can be used to express your love to somebody. Acrostic jewellery was hugely popular in the Victorian and Edwardian ages. Upon recently discovering acrostic jewellery, I became even more hooked on gemstones which is something I could never could imagine as possible.