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.

Night Owl lights by Nicholas Wiig Hansen via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Night Owl lights by Nicholas Wiig Hansen via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Night Owl lights by Nicholas Wiig Hansen via Ollie & Sebs Haus

We’ve all noticed the nights getting darker and its made me realise my lighting pretty much sucks at home.  I also need to confess, that we have been in this house a little over a year now and I still have not narrowed down ceiling lights in any room.  I really need to make a decision, commit and buy!  The problem is there are far too many lovely lights to pick from.  Today I noticed the Night Owl lights by Nicholas Wiig Hansen over on April and May’s blog and thought the informal table lamp would be a good addition to any room.  I like how the light can be positioned in for different angles and when turned casts a downward light, creating something soft and ambient.  The Night Owl has a lot of personalty, I just couldn’t decide which colour.