The Mindful 5

Uplifting colours and bold designs to brighten up your days


There’s nothing quite like a new zingy fragrance to lift your mood and help you emerge, fresh and glowing, into a new season. The just-launched Yellow Hibiscus Cologne from Jo Malone London is all about basking in the spring sunshine on exotic shores, swept up in a wave of juicy hibiscus and a flutter of petals. It’s light and uplifting and the cheery canary yellow bottle is just the perk-me-up our dressing tables need.

Yellow Hibiscus Cologne, £105, Jo Malone London


With the arrival of spring comes our desire for change, whether that’s a little spring cleaning or new statement addition for your home, it’s a way to instantly refresh and update, especially if you’ve spent the last year working in a space that feels rather monotonous. The burnt orange hue of this sumptuous velvet chair, with its gold-toned legs and pretty scalloped edges, will add a bold and dazzling accent as well as a place to curl up and daydream as you please.

Flora Scalloped Velvet Armchair, £395, Oliver Bonas


While travelling has been restricted over the past year, many of us have been plotting our next big escape – and what better way to indulge than investing in a timeless and chic piece of luggage? This rich ivory-toned leather carry-on case from Globe Trotter has a classic feel to it, like something out of an Agatha Christie novel. It’s roomy enough to hold your must-haves while being small enough to keep close to hand.

Ivory Safari case, £1,455, Globe Trotter


You don’t need a big garden to enjoy some of the wonders of spring – even the smallest of places can bring some of the joy of the great outdoors inside. This vivid scallop planter from Matilda Goad, hand-painted in a soft, cloud-blue and daffodil-yellow, is enough to brighten up the darkest of spots and will look wonderful filled with seasonal plants, or potted herbs on a kitchen worktop. Or simply fill it with pencils for a dreamy desk addition.

Scallop planter, £36, Matilda Goad


Assouline’s St. Tropez Soleil explores the famous idyllic town in the French Riviera that overlooks the beautiful azure waters of the Mediterranean sea. Coined by Simon Liberati and packed full of iconic, wanderlust images – from the Les Bravades to the Les Voiles, and iconic events like the Chanel fashion show and Naomi Campbell’s exclusive white parties held at Nikki Beach – it’ll have you wanting to pack your bags immediately.

St. Tropez Soleil, £70, Assouline

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