If you’ve got a day, long weekend or a whole week that’s free in your calendar, don’t feel pressured to fill your diary with plans. Instead, savour the more relaxed pace that July and August bring and swap jet-setting for resetting, all from the comfort of your own home. Perfect the art of a Summer staycation and enjoy a little luxury ‘you time’ with these holiday-inspired plans.
Wake up, naturally
Eliminating all reminders of time helps to erase everyday stresses, which, in turn, helps you to sleep much better. Before bed, turn off your phone, hide your alarm clock and allow yourself to wake up when your body wants to. If you find yourself wide awake in the early hours, embrace it; mist the air with our awakening Lime & Bay Home Spray, then find a spot to watch the sunrise, try some morning yoga or walk to your local bakery and buy some fresh pastries for breakfast.
Eat breakfast outdoors
Start your day as you mean to go on: relaxing outdoors. One of the simplest pleasures of being on holiday is dining alfresco, so take your breakfast outside with crisp white napkins, stacks of stoneware and enjoy the warm morning breeze. A leisurely morning is a rare luxury, after all. Want to make your breakfast more interesting than your usual toast, cereal or yoghurt? Try these baked eggs or strawberry and rhubarb muffins, instead.
Create a reading alcove
Pretend you’re at a luxury beach resort by finding space in your garden to hang a hammock or build a day bed with piles of cushions and throws. We could spend hours happily snoozing or working through our favourite new Summer reads while listening to the birds.
Enjoy a spa treatment
Protect your skin from the heat of the sun and come indoors between 11am and 3pm to enjoy an at-home spa treatment. Create a serene ambience with a soothing playlist, slip into a lightweight robe and run a hot shower, until your bathroom is filled with warm steam. Then, step into the shower and exfoliate head-to-toe with our Spa Relax Super Glow Body Polish. Once finished and dry, spend time massaging our Super Glow Body Oil into your skin and find a quiet place to sip on a detoxing mint tea for the full spa experience.
Sip cocktails at sunset
The sun sets everywhere, so just because you aren’t on holiday doesn’t mean you can’t put your feet up and enjoy a refreshing cocktail as it happens. Replenish your liquor cupboard now so that you can make cocktails on request, fill your garden with our atmospheric Mojito Candles and plenty of torch lanterns, then kick back and relax.