In February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret – Patience Strong.
How is it that January felt like the longest slog ever, but it’s almost March already?! Spring is already here with sunshine and blue skies, and February is almost over for another year. Although short, so much has happened. Literally, so much. I’ve had a fab weekend away. I’ve worked quite a bit. I’ve realised a few truths of my own. I’ve reignited passion for old and new projects. I’ve seen one of my favourite artists live. It’s been a pretty fab month all round, so I want to go old school blogging and share my favourites of the month.
JEREMY LOOPS TICKETS
At last, I got to see the artist that changed my outlook on life (corny, but true) a couple of years ago. I missed his world tour last year, but I travelled to London for a night of absolute magic with Warren, and it was one of the best nights ever! Jeremy Loops is gold on stage and his music is incredible. He is touring again in November, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to see him! I hope he comes to the UK next year, so that we can experience his music all over again. London was also my favourite part of the month – obviously – which you can read about here.
THE YEAR AFTER YOU
An absolutely stunning book about loss, grief and hope. I wrote a full review in exchange for a gifted copy of Nina de Pass’s debut which you can read here. It is my favourite book that I’ve read in 2019 so far. I cried, I laughed and I smiled in the 24 hours I read it in. It’s such a powerful story that I urge people to read if you’re after a new book to devour in one sitting!
SUMMER BIRD BLUE
I have been waiting for this book to come out since it was announced last year. The U.S. got it before us Brits and I was very jealous every time I saw it on somebody’s bookshelf. I read Akemi Dawn Bowman’s debut, Starfish, last year and fell completely and utterly in love with it. I read it in less than a day and cried so much, but smiled from ear to ear too. You can read that review here. As for Summer Bird Blue, I’m going to start reading it after the current book I’m reading and I just know that I fall back in love with Akemi’s writing and her beautiful characters too. This book was kindly gifted to me by Ink Road/Black & White Publishing.
I fall in love with my Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick every single time I wear it. This month was no different. It is a simple way to glam up any makeup look and feel sophisticated in an instant. I love how it translates from winter to summer too, which is good in this crazy weather that we’re having right now.
You know I love my perfume, but sometimes it is a simple spritz of something fresh and citrus that can really make a difference. I have had this 150ml bottle in my room since I started my perfume career. Obviously, it was hidden under my bed for roughly twelve months whilst I was travelling, but I’ve been wearing it more and more recently. It is amazing for work, and instantly refreshes me, especially on those early mornings when I really don’t feel alive and rearing to go for the day ahead.
I saw this handbag in TK Maxx for a mere £16.99!! Yep, seventeen pound! It is ridiculously cheap for an incredibly styled and sturdy bag. I fell in love with the colour (shock) and also the shape and size. It is perfect for everyday as well as taking on dinner dates. You can fit a book in there as well as a purse and your phone, but it is a tight squeeze. If you need your simple everyday items, then there is more than enough room and it has multiple compartments with zips which I love! Super handy for tickets and travel cards, plus all those receipts that get discarded to the bottom of the bag.
Salem has been on mine and Warren’s hot list for the past few months, and we have finally gotten back into watching a few episodes every week. We watch it together, but apart. It is so good. I’m a little obsessed with Salem and its witches, and have since found out that the characters in the show are based on real people that were tied to the witch trials of 1693. It makes it all the more interesting. We’re now on season three… the final season. I am a little bit obsessed with what is happening and keep on guessing what will happen to the characters. It is gory, menacing and addictive.
March looks pretty jam-packed and exciting, so I will be rushing in at full speed and hoping for more down-time too.
How was your February? What were your favourite things of the month?
Love, Faye xo