Busy B calendars

This is one brand that makes me happy with it’s beautiful illustrations and clever products. No wonder their quote is “Oh so clever!”. The brand is from Edinburgh, where they design their products and where the headquarter is, which I feel close to my heart! We had a couple’s calendar last year from this company and I can tell you it is a stationery lovers dream. It comes with stickers to decorate the calendar and I love the feature of being able to write what is going on with each of us or together. So naturally I got another one for the year 2017 as well.

Introducing Busy B - byLiiL

The only minus I find in this brand is that only some of their products are recyclable and they are made in China. I do hope this would change soon, as their products do cheer me up so much! Check their website here.

Introducing Busy B - byLiiL

Introducing Busy B - byLiiL

Do you like stationery? What stationery brands would you recommend?

With love,

Lii

Introducing Hopscotch

I recently discovered this brand, Hopscotch, and am now totally in love with it! It is a small design-led lifestyle brand, from East London, which makes their beautiful soy wax candles and natural beauty products, in addition to curating a small collection of minimalist jewellery and homeware products on their website as well. Doesn’t marble and copper candlestick holder sound great? It does to me! Their beauty products are all natural, vegan and not tested on animals, which are designed, formulated and handmade in their London studio!

hopscotch, soy wax candle, bergamot, tear shaped paperclips

I ordered a bergamot soy wax candle (although I could choose many other amazing options as well!) and tear shaped golden paper clips from them (more about the paperclips soon, a diy idea). I received the parcel in just a couple of days and such a nice parcel it was! I mean, how beautiful is this turquoise bubble wrap?  I know, there is no particular use for it, except reusing it when I need to send something or use it as a photo prop, but I was so delighted when I opened the box and I saw this bubble wrap! The little things!

hopscotch, bergamot soy candle, gold paper clipsHopscotch, stationary, gold tear drop paper clips

I love buying from smaller brands, especially the ones that produce their products in the home country and so reducing the steps in the supply chain. And now I can’t wait to try some of their all natural beauty products, I know what I will have on my Christmas wish list!

Hopscotch, soy candle, hand poured in London, gold paper clips

You can check Hopscotch from their website or Instagram.

 

Have you heard about Hopscotch? Oh, and stay tuned for a review on the candle!

With love,

Lii

Happy favourites of the week

Marjane Satrapi interview

Emma Watson’s interview with Marjane Satrapi (here). Empowering, so much intelligence and a great view on life, feminism, and humanity! Here are a couple of my favourite quotes from this interview:  “I’m going to change myself, and if I change myself, I have changed a little bit of this world. I will try to be a better person.”

“You know, all these people who get together all the Iranians just because of their nationality. I hate that. I cannot choose people by nationality”

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The new Harry Potter book!

I am one of those people, who really enjoys the miracle world that J.K. Rowling created, so it is a treat to be able to dive into a new story with my favourite characters. The only thing is, I really want to see the play now!

Happy Dog

This little white puffy headed dog made my day one day when I was commuting to work on a bus. We stopped at a traffic light, when in a car next to me this dog jumped up to look at the view from the car. It was so happy and enthusiastic!

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7 season of Gilmore Girls

I’ve finally finished the whole 7 seasons and I am happy for two reasons. One, it was very good tv-show to empty my mind and two, now I again have time to do other things in life!

My calendar

It is late in the year, so this is a strange time to like my calendar, especially as it is not new. My calendar was originally just a notebook, which I filled into a calendar, as I couldn’t find a one that I liked. I enjoy taking my calendar out every single time and filling it in. I have made it just the way I like it and I am sad to part with it at the end of this year. Happily, I still have a bit over 4 months time to use it and start making a new one 😀

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Yoga

I’ve had a long break from yoga because of busy busy life, and I could feel it in my body. It was craving the feeling that I get after the exercise and now that I finally got back to doing it, it feels better than ever. Yes, my shoulders and hamstrings are sore at the moment, but it is the good kind of sore!