Five more things I can’t live without …

Illy decaff espresso coffee

 

So again – not truly things that I can’t live without but certainly five more things that enhance my life here….

 

1 French Leave Beach – right here on the island – the beach we walk as often as we can– it gives me a heart lifting experience every time I set foot on it, and often we don’t see a soul…..

 

Deserted French Leave Beach Eleuthera
Deserted French Leave Beach Eleuthera

2 Illy decaff coffee – and my little espresso maker, a daily treat – even just a smell of the coffee in the can is a delight. I buy it on Amazon when I have to and when I travel I cram it in to my suitcase. When my sister Jane comes to visit in the summer she always has about 6 cans with her for me – thank you thank you !

Illy decaff espresso coffee
Illy decaff espresso coffee

 

3 Crabtree and Evelyn Noel room oil – I have used this room oil for 12 years or more– it is only on sale around Christmas time so I make sure I stock up with enough for at least a year. You drop the oil onto a metal ring that sits on the light bulb of a table lamp and the fragrance permeates the room. In the same way that Mitsouko is ‘my’ smell so this is the smell of my house……

Crabtree and Evelyn Noel room oil
Crabtree and Evelyn Noel room oil

 

 

4  Magazines – especially Vogue – it makes me feel connected – in touch with what is    happening and what the latest trends are. I have a subscription to both UK and US Vogue and I LOVE the days when a shipment comes in for me and there laying in the box are the latest copies…….

Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines
Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines

 

5  Freshly laundered crisp white sheets – I buy mine from Overstock.com 1000 thread count – and for our rental houses as well.

I always try to dry my sheets outside on the washing line in the sunshine – what a wonderful fresh smell – and when they are pressed and then made up on the bed by the wonderful Milly –or as we like to call her – ‘The Lady of the bedchamber ‘- I’m in heaven….

Look out for a future blog post on beds and how I delight in creating a beautiful looking bed…… Goodness that sounds nauseating !!!