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Issue 66

Are you feeling under pressure not to fail when it comes to your New Year's resolutions? We have a few words of advice to put a positive twist on things, as well as breaking down some of our top trend predictions for 2018 and giving you some events to put into your diary.

Up and Coming Interior Trends for 2018

You know what they say, new year new you. So why shouldn’t the same be said for your home? The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to spruce up your living space and incorporate some of the next best trends into your abode.

The Global Influence
Let travel inspire the way you decorate and add some unique flavour into your interior palette. This intercontinental home décor style has been labelled as ‘Global Nomad’ because with the help of a few accessories, you can be transported to anywhere around the globe. We’re talking feathers, earthy hues and a melange of deep textures – think leather and timber. You don’t need much, just a little touch will bring some tribal flair to your home.

Flora and Fauna
This year is the perfect opportunity to infuse your home with hints of nature, whether it be a faux fur throw, natural wood floors or floral cushions. These days, we are so consumed by our hectic lifestyle that this year we need to remember to take a step back and detox from the digital world and embrace the beauty of nature.

Wallpaper
We’re not talking the morbid wallpaper that you’re grandma used to have in her house, we’re talking bold colours, intricate patterns and playful textures. Wallpaper is back and here to stay and is quite possibly one of the most exciting trends for 2018 because there is so much you can experiment and play with. Wallpaper can help you make your own unique stamp in any room, especially when used in small spaces. Last year’s introduction of Gucci’s décor line was a complete gamer-changer…hello silky wallpaper!

Add These Dates to your Calendar

Gone are the Christmas Party invitations, but don’t get blue about it because there are some exciting events happening in London this year that you can add to your calendar:

Lumiere London
I hope you’re free between 18th and 21st January because you are not going to want to miss this show-stopping event to kick off the New Year.

This effervescent occasion sees approximately 40 artists from the UK and all across the globe transform the city that we know and love into a scintillating exhibition of lights! Sadiq Khan speaks highly of this event declaring: ‘(Lumiere London will) transform the city and offer new perspectives on the capital’s iconic architecture, streets and landmarks.’

Back in 2016, this event reeled in quite the crowd with around 1.3 million people gathering in Piccadilly Circus, King’s Cross and Trafalgar Square to watch the show. This year, there will be additional exhibitions at Victoria, South Bank and Covent Garden. This nocturnal spectacle is the perfect way to banish those January blues.

Finnish Rooftop Sauna
After a successful winter, the Finnish Rooftop Sauna is open until 11th February, which is great news for relieving ourselves of the shock of getting back into the swing of things after Christmas. Located at the Southbank Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens, you can treat yourself (or be treated) to a 70 minute sauna session while admiring the glistening river and iconic London skyline.

The Future Starts Here
Fast-forwarding to springtime at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Future Starts Here will showcase a plethora of designs which have been created for us to prepare ourselves for futuristic technology. Here, you will be able to explore the world of exceedingly smart appliances and artificial intelligence, and learn how the imminent evolution of technology will come to mould our lives.

New Year New You?

It’s that time of year, restrictive diets, a depressingly empty calendar and uncomfortably tight jeans, you know where I’m coming from. Instead of concentrating on the negative and making the post-Christmas blues worse, let’s turn it around and make January a little more bearable.

Rather than telling yourself ‘I can’t have that delectable looking and sensationally smelling gooey pudding’ turn things around and say ‘I’m going to try something new and different that I usually would.’ Who knows? You might even pleasantly surprise yourself and discover a newfound love for sweet breads or fois gras!

Instead of forcing yourself not to online shop, even if it is your biggest passion in life, why don’t you buy something for someone else or donate something to charity. This act of kindness and generosity will make you feel so much better than having that new pair of shoes ever would...maybe.
Moral of the story is to try something new at least once a month, London is crawling with new experiences and exciting things to eat, see and do. So, have fun and don’t beat yourself up if you cave and treat yourself every now and then!

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