a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense.
Luxury is such a powerful word, often used to describe the epitome of quality – usually with a hefty price tag. But this isn’t always the case; luxury can be found in the smallest and simplest of things.
Below I list a few things that I believe to be little luxuries that I enjoy and wanted to share with you.
Breakfast in bed:
Whether you have someone to cook for you or you make some eggs for yourself, there is something quite regal about treating yourself to a sumptuous breakfast in bed with the morning papers. Just watch out for crumbs!
I think putting flowers and greenery around the home is a great way to add a touch of serenity in the simplest of ways. We don’t all have the budget of Elton John to fill every room with decedent floral displays but it can be done just as easily with a bunch of Sweet Williams, Peonies and even a few Succulents! Go on, go green and feel the love.
Walks at Sunrise:
I have a real love/hate relationship with London. I have worked and lived in this big grey city for my entire life! If you have never been – prepare yourself for trying to walk down Oxford Street after 1pm and good luck with trying to board a Tube in the Summer without overheating. That being said, I do love London just as it is waking up. There is a calm to the city and something quite therapeutic about wandering around the streets quite freely that in a few short hours will be frantic and loud.
Coffee & Wine:
Two items that could be considered an expensive luxury, aren’t always if you do your research. I have found some amazing wines for around £7-15 a bottle, which at first seems a little pricey for a bottle at home but consider this: A restaurant usually charges around £25+ a bottle, so you’re overpaying massively on that luxury. Treat yourself to a bottle at home, put your feet up and raise a glass.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while and follow me on Instagram then you’ll know how much I love candles. There is something so calming about the gentle glow of candlelight. You don’t have to spend a fortune on them either, a few simple tealights scattered around is just as great.
Afternoon naps at the weekend:
I have to confess, I do enjoy a late afternoon nap on the weekends! I have always been an early bird so find it hard to sleep-in late. It took me a while to get used to having an hour or so sleep but it leaves me feeling refreshed, ready to take on the night!
There is nothing wrong with wanting to spend some time by yourself sometimes. I find it quite therapeutic and rewarding. It could be a day spent watching that series on Netflix everyone is raving about, or it could be taking yourself off to a gallery. Spend the day doing things you want to do and see. You’re boss for the day.
What are your little luxuries? Let me know @boyinbreton on Twitter or leave a comment on this post.