Category: aura loves

  • Tea for two

    Tea for two

    Surround yourself with what you love I really believe that this is not only a good criterium for leading a happy life but also for making our world healthy again. We are surrounded by so much stuff and so much of it screams to be bought but ends up in cupboards that overflow. Or broken…

  • The end of a wrinkly era: the Jiffy

    The end of a wrinkly era: the Jiffy

    My mum belongs to a distant generation who irons once every few weeks: on ‘iron day’ a huge pile of wrinkly items, like shirts, skirts, towels, duvet covers and even flannels awaits turns into neat and flat piles while listening to the radio or watching tv. THE WHOLE DAY. I have never ironed a duvet…

  • Audrey’s hair

    Audrey’s hair

    Audrey Hepburn is probably everyone’s film and fashion icon. Smart, witty, kind and extremely beautiful. Due to constant processing and styling, she did have some problems with her shiny and healthy hair. So one day, in 1974, she booked an appointment with Philip Kingsley, the hair guru. As she had booked the appointment with the name…

  • Grow your own with Plantui

    Grow your own with Plantui

    It’s 2016 and we all should stop buying basil from Morocco, sweet potato from the US or grapes from Chili when all these things grow closer to home too. But how do you step out of the economic cycle driven by supermarkets without cutting on things you love eating? Well, there are several options. You could…

  • Phone off, kettle on, pyjama time…

    Phone off, kettle on, pyjama time…

    The beautiful pj’s from Yawn arrived wonderfully wrapped: there was even a tiny box of tea inside. All the prints are quirky and sweet, I fell in love with catnap and storm at sea. The fabric is so soft and warm… I could wear my pyjama all day long. Buying a luxurious nightgown that is…

  • If you love shoes, you will love this

    If you love shoes, you will love this

    I do not enjoy buying sweaters. Or tops. I even hated buying trousers so much, I stopped wearing them altogether. But oh, boy, I really do enjoy buying shoes. I even have a shoe ritual: whenever I buy a beautiful new pair (ie something I do not actually need but rather enjoy as much as…

  • Magic Carpet yoga mat

    Magic Carpet yoga mat

    I don’t practice yoga but it’s one of the things I would love to do. And when I will, I will either buy a magic carpet yoga mat or paint my own to bring me to my inner peace. Mmmmmm. Buy here or DIY here

  • Summer toe-time

    Summer toe-time

    After Autumn comes Winter which is then followed by Spring. Somewhere in Spring there is that infamous Shift: I can no longer hide my feet in pretty tights and shoes but will have to bare my legs and show off varnished toe nails in pretty sandals. The problem is that after a looooong period (I…

  • Pump up the (hair) volume

    Pump up the (hair) volume

    Ah, you Disney Princesses, because of you I have always wanted to have long hair. As hairdressers tend to chop more than you ask them to, it took me five long years of cutting it myself. It turns out my hair is so thin it tends to dance in solo frizzy strings around my head…