Happy Spring Day!

Its September 1st, and that means that its officially Spring in South Africa. Alhamdulillah.

After the freezing winter weather, I’m looking forward to warm, sunny days spent outdoors…. I hope.

Between work and home, there are those days where, if you blink, the weekend has suddenly turned into a Monday morning, and somehow you’re trying to function at full capacity, fuelled by coffee!

The one thing that I’ve missed alot recently, has been seeing flowers in bloom.

Happy Spring 2019 South Africa!

In honour of Spring Day, I’ve begun ‘spring cleaning’.

Now cleaning is not a hobby of mine, at all!

However I must admit that to certain extent, it’s been therapeutic.

I’ll be doing a post soon on cleaning and some cleaning tips.

Spring day is also known as Arbor day, and I remember when I was in school, how we would all plant trees or flowers or shrubs as we learned about the important role of what these plants play in our lives.

Planting or working soil is also known to be a stress reliever and it’s actually good for your health.

Are you planting anything today?

Since September is also known as Arbour month, we have a whole month to plant something.

I recently replanted an orchid, gifted to me 4 years ago by my husband in a wonderful planter by Lechuza from @home.

Lechuza slate planter

Its been growing beautifully so far, with the buds that have grown are about to bloom soon, and bonus: its self-watering, so no more worrying about a schedule for watering it on time.

I’ll be sure to put up a photo on Instagram so you can see how it looks.

Do you have a routine or special ritual for Spring Day?

Do comment below sharing it with us.

May this spring be the new beginning that encourages us to grow and bloom in all we do.

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Colour Of The Year 2019

It’s that time of the year again where a new ‘colour of the year’ has been chosen.

Over the last few years, Pantone’s colour of the year has influenced fashion, decor and even food trends.

This year’s colour is ‘living coral’.

Pantone describes the colour as follows:

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color 5ythat appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.

Pantone Color of the Year 2019, Leatrice Eiseman Quote.

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.

To a certain degree, I have seen peach tones appearing during 2018 on fashion runways as well as in home decor, accessories, furniture and even tech gadgets.
I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone uses and perhaps even blends this colour into their daily lives throughout 2019.
What’s your opinion on this colour? Love it? Hate it ?
Let us know by clicking that comments tab!