Most people dread the end of summer, they miss the feeling of the sun kissing their skin, the long sunny days with cold drinks and friends, Sunday sessions and the beauty of a clear blue sky!

Living in the Swan Valley is a lovely area for the warmer months of the year with your unlimited options of winery’s, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and restaurant to indulge in, Mandoon Estate being a new favourite of mine. Mandoon Estate is the perfect place for a casual lunch with the family or a special dinner for two, it also has a little art gallery which is a nice touch! I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in Perth! There may be a lot to do around such a beautiful area, but I am so excited to say goodbye to summer.

imageLinton and Kay Gallery

I can’t wait for the cold Sunday mornings with my cups of tea in bed and having an excuse to do nothing but listen to the rain pelting against the roof and reading a good book. Warm bathes with the endless amounts of Lush products, candles lit with warm scents filling the air.  I am in my element in winter, the cosy rugs, fleece Peter Alexander pyjamas, the slow cooked meals that fill the house with the most delectable smells. I must admit though it is a struggle to get out of bed for work in the morning and I tend to watch endless amounts of movies and TV shows at that time of the year.

I honestly think I need to move to a country where it snows so I can really take in the true essence of winter ( i wish). I’m even happier to know that I get two winters this year as we take off to Europe in December.

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Unfortunately winter is another few months away but to kill the time we have an abundance of public holidays and Easter just around the corner. My love of candles and Easter have come together at Dusk and couldn’t help but pick myself up some goodies, as well as buying some scented candles that remind me of the cooler months ahead. I don’t feel that there is a better feeling then walking into a home where candles are burning, they tell a storey and give out certain vibes into your home.

imageDusk Burnt Sugar and Bergamot Scent Candle and 6 Pack of Lace eggs with Display Plate

Regardless of the weather, Here’s to enjoying everyday wether it be social days with friend of cosy days in bed. Hope you all had an amazing long weekend.

❤️Sharnee xoxo