Catching Golden Hour in Autumn

Inspired by the beautiful outdoor photography shared this autumn, I wanted to capture a snippet of this wonderful season while I had the chance. One evening we drove to a nearby heathland only to find golden hour at its prime. The glow illuminating a subject in a photograph adds such a dreamy touch and to this day, is one of my favourite…

Hosting a Cosy Gilmore Girls Night

When the evenings are blustery and cold, settling down in front of the telly seems like a much more appealing option than leaving the house. For me, the months of October and November are a time to recuperate and make the most of staying at home. And the first appearance of orange leaves marks that magical time for an annual rewatch…

A Rainy Day in Lymington

We celebrated the autumn equinox a day earlier with a visit to one of our favourite towns, Lymington. Predictably, the weather chose to embrace the shift in season but the rain only added to the atmosphere. We escaped from the cold to one of our favourite haunts, Stanwell House Hotel. With a cosy countryside interior and citrus spiced tea on…

Creative Pursuits for Autumn

The autumn season always feels full of possibilities and new beginnings. It probably stems from our childhood memories of starting the new school year in September. For me, autumn seems like the ideal time to form new healthy habits, such as my slow morning ritual, and to try something new creatively. Below are some creative pursuits to slow down and…

Slow Morning Ritual

With autumn approaching, it seems like the perfect time to start a new slow morning ritual. Mornings are getting darker each week and the weather is turning cooler, making mornings at home cosier and more inviting. One of the slow living philosophies that I wanted to embrace last year was to set aside an hour of the morning to myself before…

Slow Living: One Year Later

It has been a year since I started Blushing Lately in the hope of it leading to a more thoughtful, considered life. Inspired by the slow living movement, I wanted to embrace things that add focus to my everyday existence and bring some meaning to what I do. One year later, my understanding of slow living has evolved. Much like the…