In celebration of Summer’s simple pleasures, we’re looking for even more ways you can treasure every second of the coming weeks. From celebrating the middle of the week to alfresco living (and more) keep your eyes peeled for more ideas and inspiration, which we’ll be sharing with you soon. In the meantime, we think you deserve to embrace the season’s relaxed nature by indulging in a Saturday-morning lie in. Here’s how to maximise those precious few hours of peace…
1. Pretend to be on holiday
One of the best things about being on holiday is that you have to disconnect from your busy everyday life. Recreate this feeling – if only for a few hours – by turning off all technology (including your alarm clock, phone, television, wifi and radio) so that once you’ve woken up naturally, nothing from the outside world can interrupt your calm. Then, just like you would on holiday, enjoy some fresh air by flinging open your window and basking in the heat of the sun, while reading that book you’ve been meaning to pick up for weeks.
2. Enjoy a continental breakfast (in bed)
Something that sets Saturday morning apart from the crowd is that it allows you the time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Rather than hurriedly grabbing a piece of toast before you rush out of the door, spend time preparing a breakfast that incorporates all of your favourite things. Think bowls of fresh fruit and yoghurt, warm bread or croissants, zesty orange juice and a fresh coffee – the Europeans know how to put on a feel-good spread that will begin your day with the perfect balance of health and happiness.
To make this little feast feel like a luxury ritual, stack our practical Breakfast-In-Bed Tray with our beautiful Bone China Mug, Side Plate and Porto Stoneware Ramekin, and pile with delicious treats.
3. Dress for the occasion
Avoid that sluggish feeling by getting changed into fresh nightwear once you’ve got out of bed and washed your face; this will make you feel revived, rather than lazy, and you can enjoy luxuriously lounging for a little longer with no guilt. Our gorgeous new All-Over Embroidered Cami & Shorts Set looks and feels really special to wear. A vintage swatch found at London’s Portobello market inspired the semi-sheer embroidered fabric. Lovely and light to wear, we also have a matching Kimono to layer over it.
To make getting into freshly laundered nightwear even more of a joy, spritz yours with our Day Eau de Toilette before folding it away in your drawers. This delicately sweet scent was inspired by a sun-drenched orchard on a crisp morning, and so features the light notes of jasmine and apple suffused with a burst of cedarwood and bergamot.