By Kayla Mason

by Kayla Mason - 8 months ago

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Seasonal Flowers

For many local flower lovers, Valentine’s Day can be frustrating. The mountains of generic red roses imported from faraway lands that flood stores this time of year are uninspired and toxic for the planet and the people that harvest them. Meanwhile, early February is a time when most small flower f...

by Kayla Mason - 8 months ago

My Scandinavian home in London

Small rental apartment I started thinking about our previous flat and that I haven’t shown that many pictures of it on the blog. We loved this apartment for its high ceilings and the beautiful light. There was a lot we couldn’t change, but we’ve learned to work with its limitations. We created a hom...

by Kayla Mason - 8 months ago

How to meditate at home

As commuters, most mornings we are glued to our phones: checking social media, listening to a podcast or music, reading the news or browsing emails. So when the mindfulness apps started flooding in a few years ago, saving us from the morning injection of instant stress, many of us saw that as positi...

by Kayla Mason - 9 months ago

Floret Seeds Now Available!

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for! Earlier today The Floret Shop re-opened with all of our favorite seeds and dahlias. There are so many new treasures to be found! Our 2018 line of Floret Seeds includes nearly 100 new seed varieties and 40 new coveted dahlia cultivars. There are so many n...

by Kayla Mason - 10 months ago

Dining for everyone at Refettorio Felix

Enjoying a hot meal in the company of others is important to us, maybe even conditional for the human spirit? So, when you are at your most vulnerable, can the moment that reminds us of what makes us feel human through the gestures of a meal, give the comfort of that things can change to the better?...

by Kayla Mason - 10 months ago

Slow (down) Social media

In the last year I have been sporadic with my content and in taking part of the various communities out there. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy it anymore but life happened; a new flat and renovation, busy at work and then going freelance amongst other life events. No matter if you’re a regular user of...

by Kayla Mason - 1 year ago

Habits in our homes

A little while ago I wrote about habits and why they work harder for us than resolutions. Let’s not forget there is something positive in the intention that is driving us forward. This is such an important life force, but it’s also about how we help ourselves along the way and subtly arrange details...

by Kayla Mason - 1 year ago

Mary’s nature story

Taking one step inside the home of Mary Maddocks is like being transported to a cottage in the Welsh countryside and leaving the South East London location behind the shut door. The cosy, warm and joyful feeling embraces you as you enter this Victorian house. The fire crackles and the smell of wood,...

by Kayla Mason - 2 years ago

How to create hygge at home

Last week I wrote a post about Hygge, a Danish word for describing the joy of everyday moments. It might be described as something uniquely Danish but all of these things can be found in other Scandinavian countries, as well as German, Dutch and in some way British traditions too. The sense of hygge...

by Kayla Mason - 2 years ago

Embracing the everyday moments

On a rainy and dark February evening, I’m on my way down to the store to get some candles after finishing work. One of my colleagues catches up with me and we chat about our evening plans. I say I’m going to get some candles, and she asks me “Is there a special occasion?” I get a bit puzzled. I’ve n...

by Kayla Mason - 2 years ago

The essentials

In general there is so much focus on style or function and I don’t think that we always focus enough on the tactile feeling of a home. In this series I’ll write about materials I love, and why they are important to choose with heart. To create the right feeling in a home, every single details matter...