It’s Sunday, the day of staying in PJ’s or equivalent comfy clothes all day. Eating eggs for breakfast (runny yolk, fried eggs for me on crumpets today – yummy), then catching up on trashy TV/mags/Sunday Time Style section and generally staying cosy. In the spirit of this, I bring you one of the latest offerings from Jo Malone – their new ‘Just Like Sunday’ collection is a candle collection by Charlotte Stockdale, Style Editor for the brand. It’s all about that day of the week that they call the ‘pause’, a day to relax and the words on the press release that arrived with this candle just summed up my perfect idea of a sunday (well, minus the green house…)
“A pause in the week. To relax in crisp white sheets, airy with lavender. To unwind… and go wherever the mood takes you. Out to the garden. Into the greenhouse, twisting tomatoes, fresh from the vine. Earthy, leafy and full of sunshine. A hearty lunch. A breezy walk. Then paradise. A plate of sweet almond macaroons with a pot of steaming tea. Vanilla-soft and coconut rich. Sleep by the fire. Smoky incense curling into the air. No need to think. Easy… Just Like Sunday.”
I really do adore weekends, and Sundays are the best – no need to make excuses. You’re allowed to stay home and hibernate on Sundays. With maybe the only escape being to head to a cosy pub and enjoy a scrummy roast (mmm…Yorkshire puddings and gravy…). So I decided today was the perfect day to share this candle with you. This is the Lavender and Lovage scented candle* and it’s just lovely. It’s fresh and clean, with a slight sweetness of lavender with the herby touch of rosemary and thyme in there too. The lovage gives the candle a slightly aniseed scent that takes it into a new, fresh side to lavender. The combination makes for something the really is reminiscent of fresh clean sheets with a naturally relaxing effect too.
I adore it and have it burning as I type by my desk.
What’s better than a Sunday of relaxed blogging after all?!
The Just Like Sunday collection is limited edition, so if you like the sound of it – make sure you check it out quickly. In the collection there’s also the following candle scents: Green Tomato Leaf, Sweet Almond and Macaroon and Incense and Embers. I quite fancy the sound of Incense and Embers!
Happy Sunday all.
Jo Malone Just Like Sunday Collection candles are £39 each and available now from Selfridges