The Mindful Five
From setting daily intentions and taking seasonal tonics to
the joy of luxurious linens, add a little extra to your life this
There’s no better way to start your day than by setting an intention, whether it’s to renew your commitment to daily tasks, to remind you to take a moment for yourself amid a hectic schedule or to allow a little playfulness in your working life. These intention cards – inspired by words of wisdom from around the world – are a powerful tool for keeping thoughts and actions on track.
Intention Cards and Marble Holder, £40, Kintsugi
After working from home in leggings and sweatshirts, squeezing back into workwear can feel a challenge – unless that workwear comes from Dai. Founded by ex-banker Joanna Dai, the B Corp-certified label prides itself on chic pieces for the office that are as comfortable as a yoga kit. The Power Move trousers are stretchy enough to downward dog in, while the Now & Forever blouse is made from compostable plant silk and can be styled in myriad ways.
Now & Forever blouse, £225, Dai
Love them as we might, diamonds have long been problematic, owing to their murky and often unethical origins. Thankfully, a new crop of sustainable fine jewellery brands like Kimaï put traceability at the forefront. The lab-grown diamond brand has teamed up with trendsetter Alex Eagle for a collection that combines recycled 18k gold with diamonds grown using solar energy. The result: innovative, timeless pieces that you can wear with pride.
The Atlas Necklace, £3,995, Kimaï x Alex Eagle
Just the tonic
Put pep in your step by starting your morning with The Bath Alchemist’s invigorating apple cider vinegar wellness tonics. Handcrafted in small batches in Bath, and packed with natural bacteria and yeast, these have been known to help balance stomach acids and encourage good gut health, in turn positively affecting your immune system. One spoonful in a glass of water is all you need to feel the benefits.
Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Tonic, £19.95, The Bath Alchemist
A great night’s sleep is essential for feeling our best, but it’s easier said than done. Begin by investing in the right bedding: Bedfolk’s luxury duvet covers, sheets and pillowcases – for adults and in a baby and toddler range – are woven from the finest single-ply cotton by master makers in Portugal. Available in soothing colours – from Snow and Dove to Rose and Moss – they’re gloriously crisp, cool and breathable.
Classic Cotton Bedding Bundle in Moss, from £89, Bedfolk