A Rainy Day in Lymington

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&…
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Creative Pursuits for Autumn

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&…
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Slow Morning Ritual

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 …
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Slow Living: One Year Later

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 …
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Floral Dreams at Setley Ridge, Brockenhurst

Floral Dreams at Setley Ridge, Brockenhurst

Following our quaint morning in Brockenhurst, we continued the theme for the day by exploring Setley Ridge, a compact but lovely garden centre not far from the village. It was thanks to Rosie Lea’s Tearoom back in the village that we came to know this place. Hosting its sister kitchen, Setley Ridge is not only a haven for the …
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Dobrota, a Slow Gem in the Mediterranean

Dobrota, a Slow Gem in the Mediterranean

Few beautiful places in the world can still be considered quiet today. Where picturesque scenery and sunsets exist, the crowds follow. Dobrota, in Montenegro’s bay of Kotor, is a different story, however. Set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop, this sleepy seaside town has an atmosphere all of its own. We could not have picked a more charming spot for …
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