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10 Things Luxe Loves This September

Green with envy: 10 things luxe is loving this season…

Perfect scent…

The Jo Malone Charity Candle Collection

Jo Malone London is inviting us to ‘do our bit’ while indulging in fresh new fragrances with the launch of its new Charity Candle Collection.

These glorious garden-inspired candles include scents such as elderflower and gooseberry, and white lilac and rhubarb.

For each candle sold, 75% will be donated to the Shining a Light on Mental Health Foundation.

THE JO MALONE CHARITY CANDLE COLLECTION

Individual candles £50 (200g). jomalone.co.uk

Kitchen inspo…

Smeg Dcf02 Drip Filter Coffee Machine

But first, coffee.

We’ve been starting our working days in the best way we know how with this super cool, American-style filter coffee machine by SMEG.

Taking centre stage in our kitchen, it’s a real talking point when it comes to Zoom meetings and weekend coffee dates.

SMEG DCF02 DRIP FILTER COFFEE MACHINE

£199, available online or at Fenwick, Newcastle. fenwick.co.uk

Watching…

Life After Life

If you could live your life again, would you ever get it right?

This drama based on Kate Atkinson’s best-selling novel, tells the compelling story of Ursula Todd as she dies and is reborn, living through turbulent times.

Follow Ursula as she navigates each new life in a period that spans two world wars. This tear-jerker leaves us to question, can a perfect life be lived?

LIFE AFTER LIFE

bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Following…

@Baxter.photos

Simon Baxter is a photographer and nature lover specialising in woodland landscapes.

Much of his work comes from the quiet corners of North Yorkshire, where he captures beauty in the stunning simplicity of mother nature.

His Instagram feed is a good-for-the-soul escape from the rush of everyday life. A space where you can get lost in the beauty of the luscious landscapes on our doorstep.

Plus, you’ll find the odd snap of Meg, his lovable Labradoodle.

What’s not to love?

Forest

instagram.com/baxter.photos

Reading…

I’m Sorry You Feel That Way By Rebeca Wait

We’re currently reading this sparkling prose exploring complicated sibling dynamics, mental illness and intergenerational trauma, written with whip-smart wit.

It’s tense and absorbing, funny and painful – a totally addictive tragedy with a few hilariously relatable moments thrown in for good measure.

A must read.

I’M SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY BY REBECA WAIT

waterstones.com

Listening to…

Dish

If, like us, you’re missing your daily dose of Grimmy, join the superstar DJ and Michelin-star chef Angela Harnett as they talk up the good stuff in a brand new podcast, Dish.

They’re joined by some of their favourite dinner party guests (including James May and Giovanni Pernice) as they sit down to talk food, drink, entertaining and more.

A few familiar voices, delicious recipes and top tips to take away with you – it’s the perfect recipe for a foodie podcast.

DISH

apple.com/uk/apple-podcasts

Dreaming of…

Rukgala Retreat, Sri Lanka

We’re rewinding to a weekend of R&R at Rukgala Retreat, sitting in a serene spot on the shores of the Victoria Lake near Kandy, Sri Lanka.

This beautiful bolthole in the mountains is the place to be for yoga, wellness and an escape from routine.

All of that, plus some of the finest Sri Lankan cooking mixed with contemporary vegan ideas.

Rukgala is an away-from-it-all escape, promoting a good-for-the-soul lifestyle in all aspects.

RUKGALA RETREAT, SRI LANKA

Read our full review at: luxe-magazine.co.uk/sri-lanka

Pampering with…

Liz Earle Superskin Nourishing Night Cream Jar

September calls for the return of routine after a busy summer of exploring.

For me, routine starts with good sleep.

Nourish your skin and let your body sink into slumber with Liz Earle’s Superskin Nourishing Night Cream Jar.

This botanical blend supports the skin’s overnight rejuvenation process for fresh, firmer skin.

Perfect for soothing the senses before bedtime.

LIZ EARLE SUPERSKIN NOURISHING NIGHT CREAM JAR

£36 (50ml), available online or at John Lewis, Newcastle. johnlewis.com

In our basket…

Pure Pyjama Set

As we gently fall into the slumber of autumn, we’re searching for a new sleepwear set to welcome in the darker nights.

We’re loving Tutti & Co’s Pure Pyjama Set in a gorgeous abstract pattern with blue, green and gold tones.

Silky soft on the skin, these are the perfect way of combining comfort and class when it comes to luxe loungewear.

PURE PYJAMA SET

£49, available at Tutti & Co online. tuttiandco.com

Living by…

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco

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