Aloe there! Succulents have become my go-to obsession

A little bit of greenery can make all the difference, am I right?

Perusing my local garden centre and nearby florists has become somewhat of my weekly routine.

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From cacti to succulents, ferns to flowers, I cannot have enough plants. They have truly changed the vibe in our flat for the better.

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I mean, how could a handmade pot with an aloe mohawk NOT make anyone happy? ūüôā

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In addition to adopting lonely plants in need of a home, maintaining my herb garden has become somewhat of a hobby. There’s just something so satisfying about topping a caprese salad with home-grown basil.¬†I also love making Spanish or Thai inspired dishes, so coriander is obligated to make a hefty appearance.

Photo by McKenna
Photo by McKenna

Home is where the heart is. Or in my case, home is where my plants thrive.

Which plants are a must in your home decor scheme?

McK xxx

Columbia Road Flower Market in London: the ultimate Sunday Funday

There’s something so dreamy about freshly cut flowers.

Columbia Road Flower Market in East London is a green fiend’s paradise. You’ll find an entire street boasting the stands of local farmers and florists, offering¬†everything from impressive peonies and succulents to palms trees and cacti. They even have lemon trees… yes, I repeat… lemon trees!

Every Sunday morning, rain or shine,¬†the market is on in full force – and it’s calling your name.¬†After all, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content ūüôā

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Now, I’m just going to warn you. You may get overwhelmed your first time at the flower market¬†(or second or third visit to be honest). There are just SO MANY FLOWERS (obviously!).¬†Can’t decide between hydrangeas or tulips? No problem! You’re getting both¬†because the option to¬†mix-and-match is always a good idea.

Photo by McKenna
Photo by McKenna
Photo by McKenna
Photo by McKenna

Once you’re done perusing the¬†flower stands, be sure to stop into one of Columbia Road’s quaint¬†antique stores, cafes or pubs for a shopping browse and a cappuccino. Then, if you get lucky, you’ll stumble across one of the market’s street performers – last time there¬†was an amazing accordion player. It made me feel like I was on vacation!

Bottom line: Columbia Road Flower Market is always the right move. Always be blooming!

McK x