Pursuits of Passion with Aesop gift kits via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Pursuits of Passion with Aesop gift kits via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Pursuits of Passion with Aesop gift kits via Ollie & Sebs HausYou might have seen on my Instagram stories last week, that I went and visited the Aesop in Stockbridge street, Edinburgh. Like, with all the Aesop stores they never disappoint, and this one really didn’t.

It’s that time of year when we are all thinking of what gifts to get loved ones and I got the chance to sample and have a look at the gift kits Aesop had this year. Six, Pursuits of Passion gift kits, created in honour of noted naturalists, each one tailored for skin, hair and body. The sleeve of the kits are by Norwegian artist Bendik Kaltenborn and are almost like a children’s fairytale from a beautiful illustrated book. I am just going to leave you with a teaser of photographs, but I will be back to talk through each gift set.  In the meantime you can see them all here.

Getting in the spirt Via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Slowly getting into the Christmas spirit. Although things will need to go a little more slower, as I am off to Zurich tomorrow. We usually don’t go and get the tree until two weeks before Christmas, so I think it will step up a gear then.

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Keeping warm with Hunter Chelsea boots via Ollie & Sebs Haus

I do love an outdoor shoe that I can just throw on; maybe to potter around in the garden or to go an autumn walk, I still want them to be stylish and practical for me. Something that is good to throw on with a pair of jeans and a cosy winter jumper, or even wear with a skirt, skill managing to look good. Lets be honest, for me most of the time the weather in Glasgow is wet and miserable, so these Hunter Chelsea boots are perfect for that weather. I am that person that likes to keep my trainers pristine white, I shamefully clean them after wearing and neatly put them back in their box. So when the weather is pouring and I don’t want to dirty my trainers I am happy to put on my Chelsea boots and give them a quick wipe down after wearing.

I get chilly just looking at these pictures, as they were taken in late summer. But it shows how you can wear the all year round. I am just looking forward to wearing them when and if it snows; even to walk the kids round to school, they will be so practical.

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