Autumn comforts

The leaves are turning colour, the temperature has dropped and we’re ready for autumn.  This fall, however, we’re needing our small but cosy comforts more than ever (running a long bath, reading a great book, wrapping up warm and eating delicious food).  Here are some of our must-haves:

Inspired by the flowers from their own cutting garden, you can now buy Daylesford’s new curated selection of garden bulbs.  Plant now in the garden to flower next Spring or even better, in indoor pots for this Winter. From £3.95 at Daylesford

Skye Gyngell’s Spring Restaurant are adding cinnamon buns to their online shop this week and we can’t wait to try them (also on our shopping list are the spicy carrot soup and the Cardamom and plum ripple ice cream). Spring Restaurant (they deliver within a 12 km radius of the restaurant)

We might be biased (they are a Swedish brand after all!) but we’ve got a fair few of them, from cross country skiing to classic leather, and our Hestra gloves have never let us down.  Beautifully made, comfortable and warm, we’ve got our eyes on a pair of Kathryns this winter which now come in new colour ways. £95 from Hestra Gloves

We’re already big fans of bedlinen makers Coco & Wolf and it’s great news that they are about to open a Coco & Wolf shop at Liberty’s from Monday 5th October 2020.  Peruse their luxurious bedding and accessories (they really are super soft) with new and exclusive prints available too (both in-store and online too). Liberty London

We can’t wait to read Nathalie Farman-Farma’s new design book Decors Barbares: The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma which was published last week and features her beautiful fabrics as seen in her homes in London, Connecticut and Lake Tahoe. £35.61 (reduced from £50) at Amazon

We love these soaps hand-crafted in Paris using only natural ingredients and fully recyclable packaging.  Around 25 Euros from Seemsoap or newly stocked at AimeLondon.

Rebecca Udall’s great new fluffy, scallop towels come in twelve different coloured trims.  From £12.50 at Rebeeca Udall

As we are envisaging as many hours in bed as possible, we’re treating ourselves to a new bedside light.  We’ve got our eyes on a glossy lamp with an Ophelia lampshade in Sky & Storm/Ecru from the Rosi de Ruig and Vanderhurd collaboration. From £95 at Rosi de Ruig
And we’re going to cuddle up under a blanket, preferably this Aristidia throw made from Merino and Cashmere wool. 460 Euros from Svenskt Tenn
Wearing these recycled cashmere trousers (made from the leftover fibres), £125 from Arket
We’ve just invested in a new day cream and we’ve fallen hard for the Augustinus Bader The Cream.  It is light yet rich enough to make our skin feel moisturised and nourished.  It isn’t cheap though – luckily Liberty are offering 10% off right now. £184.50 (was £205) at Liberty London

And finally, we’ve just started the latest Cormoran Strike mystery and we’re gripped. Of course, what we’re most interested in, is will Cormoran and Robin finally get together?! Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). £9.99 at Amazon

Autumn Comforts
— Francesca
30th September 2020