They say that getting ready for a night out is half the fun and I am definitely a follower of this philosophy.
I love spending hours getting ready – from relaxing with a glass of wine in a hot bath to trying on different outfits and choosing which make-up would look best. It’s a rare treat that I get to do it but when I do I always find myself leaving the house with a bit more spring in my step.
So over the next few days I’m going to be bringing you my shopping list for the perfect party-prep day. First up are these to die for candles from Designer’s Guild.
They look incredibly beautiful with their flowery motifs housing a flickering flame.
They smell extraordinary too – this very moment I am burning ‘Giacosa’ which is named after Italian playwright Giuseppe Giacosa – FYI the author of Madame Butterfly and Toscan.
Top notes of citrus and patchouli are softened by gentle vanilla, resulting in a warming aroma which is ideal for these icy grey days.
Set it up in your bathroom whilst you unwind in the tub to kick start some pamper time.