Our love for and understanding of linen has been passed down through generations. Our family’s story, and the stories of many other skilled artisans have been woven into the threads of this amazing fabric.
This month we are delighted to be joined by Heather Hall from thesiftedlife.co. Heather has developed a programme to help people ‘sift’ their lives – to get rid of clutter, to find simplicity and create more time for the things they love. She lives, and works, by this mantra: “There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less” (G. K. Chesterton). Sit back and enjoy her insightful, thoughtful interview.
Red is traditionally associated with passion, energy, warmth, vibrancy and sensitivity. In Japanese, Indian and Nepali cultures it is believed to bring good luck in marriage, so choosing a gift that incorporates this versatile colour will give meaning as well as materiality. Shades include brick, tomato, wine, grenadine, scarlet, fire, maroon and berry.
We used a large tote bag, which we could then use as a beach bag and carry-all once we arrived. But a sturdy pillow case would work well too, and you can then use this to store dirty laundry in, or fill with soft clothes and use as an extra cushion. If you want to keep your kids away from screens, and to engage with the world they are passing through, here are some of the activities we filled our BOF with for our epic road trip.