Vacation Post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Its vacation time! Time to take a break and enjoy some sunshine. I haven’t been very regular with my blog recently, a mixture of having a bad start to the year and trying to adjust to a new way of living without my dad and moving house, trying to find the motivation to start renovating. I am hoping this much-deserved holiday will do the trick. Refresh me and give me loads of inspiration that I am looking for, I always find that traveling is the best for that.

I want to come back and really tackle the house, I have loads of ideas and I would like to share them with you here. Progress of the house and get back to regular posting with some interesting blog content.  I want to change the design of my blog, basically give everything a shake and hit the refresh button.

Thanks for sticking with me, it really means a lot to me. I will enjoy this week off and hope I come back with the motivation I need.

Monsoon Ida Ivory Embroidered Top | The Tipi Florence shopper | Native Union Tag Cable | Triwa Peach Thelma sunglasses | LA GENT Maison Louis Marie scent 

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Just now we haven’t really tackled upstairs. I want to look into different colours for upstairs, maybe a nice blue for the boys room and a grey for ours. With so many greys,  I am still deciding whether a darker shade or lighter.  The rooms are currently pretty bare, I have been reluctant to hang pictures on the wall because I want to paint first.  I also plan to get some small shelves added into an alcove we have at the side of the bed. This will solve the small bedroom, no space for bed side cabinets!

With not much going on in the room I still want to add interest, how do I do this? By adding great textiles through linen bedding, blankets and cushions. I was recently introduced to Ingredients LDN, a brand that explores ways of translating philosophical, cultural and scientific conceptualisations of wellbeing into tangible everyday experiences.

“We are inspired by complex thought and simple gestures that have the power to make the ordinary extraordinary”

They have some gorgeous Linen bedding, if you are a fan like me, you must check them out! Currently on my bed is the hand Loomed Cotton blanket in charcoal, it looks great against the linen and is very soft against the skin. It has that imperfect finish, which I love, yet still the perfect blanket for summer months, doubled up would be nice and cosy in the winter.

How would you like to be in with a chance of winning one of these Loomed Cotton Blankets? All you have to do is pop over to my Instagram to be in with a chance of winning one of the charcoal blankets.  The giveaway will be running for one week in total and the winner will be announced on Ingredients LDN Instagram.

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Loomed Cotton from Ingredients LDN post via Ollie & Sebs Haus. GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance to win.

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

I don’t know about you guys but I love a great scent, whether its in a candle form, room spray or a soap. My husband often says its like burning money away on an expensive candle, true but you cant beat a good smelling candle burning in your home. I normally stick to well known go-to brands, but I was recently introduced to Marie-Stella-Maris, an Amsterdam based lifestyle brand which offers natural products while supporting clean drinking. For each Marie-Stella-Maris product you buy, an percentage of it goes towards clean drinking water projects. I think their mission is pretty spot on and you know that buying this product is helping someone who needs it.


“It’s bizarre that there are still people in the world who don’t have access to one of the most important elements in life.”

Patrick Munsters, Founder Marie-Stella-Maris


I’m pretty much in-love with this brand ,they have a great mission, the products are amazing and the packaging of each product is clean and minimal. Exactly what I look for in a brand, I am a sucker for great packaging, it needs to look good to be out on show in my bathroom, kitchen or any living space!  The next time you are in Amsterdam make sure to check out the beautiful flagship store which is located in central Amsterdam, they carry many products from skin, hair, body and fragrances for the home.

Products were gifted from Marie-Stella-Maris. All opinions and creative content are my own.