We've noticed the slight chill in the air, the shorter evenings, darker mornings and the gentle sprinkling of fallen leaves on the ground below us. The seasons are changing, and it won't be long before we're plunged into the depths of winter, forced to crank up the central heating here at Gigi Brooks HQ.
As much as we'll miss the hazy summer sunshine and blissed out feeling of days that seem to go on forever, we're excited for autumn and all that it entails. Long walks with our little ones, stomping through crisp copper leaves as clouds scuttle across the sky and the sun's golden light bursts through. It's a beautiful time of year, and one that fosters a strong desire to hunker down, envelop oneself in a little luxury and make the most of getting cosy, especially if you're a mum who's been chasing after children all day!
Our recipe for a perfect autumn evening is simple. Begin by filling your home with the soft glow of a scented candle. We adore our Gardenia and Jasmine Blend, infused with the subtly sensual, exotic and soothing fragrance of Hawaiian flowers. The floral notes merge into a sultry, warm, woody base, evoking thoughts of happiness, holidays and romance in faraway places.
Once the children are tucked up in bed, we suggest treating yourself to a soak in the tub before slipping into one of our Blanket Gowns. The essence of comfort and cosiness, this piece has been carefully knitted with the sole purpose of creating a warm and inviting place to immerse yourself. Our stunningly comfortable French Pleat Silk Slippers are also wonderful for luxuriating in at home. Crafted from charmeuse silk and available in an array of delicate shades, they're just what tired, busy feet need.
Reclining on the sofa, perhaps with a steaming mug of hot chocolate in hand, we recommend getting comfy with a blanket or throw. Our Emerson Lap Snuggle Blanket is a feast for the senses. Velvety to the touch, its down-filled body is wrapped in opulent silk velvet and trimmed with dupioni silk and gathered corners. Optional matching pillows come discreetly unadorned or with romantic ruffled corners in a rhapsody of rich colours.
Alternatively, a Link Cashmere Throw provides supreme warmth and comfort. Made from the finest quality cashmere, this elegant, ultra-soft piece comes in beautiful shades of chocolate, smoke, cotton candy, ivory and raindrop. Its delicate link pattern design and matching charmeuse silk border trim creates a stylish, classic finish we think you'll love.
All that remains is the issue of entertainment. Whether you want to curl up in front of an old movie, lose yourself in a good book or simply make the most of the peace and quiet while the kids are asleep, a cosy autumn evening is certainly our idea of heaven.
Tell us, what do you love about this time of year?
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