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At home with Arianne Witt: Strand Society June Edition

01 Jun 2020

Article curated by Arianne Witt of @lolajagger_

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Cover image features AJE Trench Coat DINOSAUR DESIGNS cup and vase

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This week I’ll be sharing what I’ve been up to at home and my essentials for Winter from fashion to food to skincare! As the restrictions begin to lift, some stores are re-opening at The Strand Arcade, whilst continuing hygiene practises and physical distancing measures to ensure the safety of all. You can find a full list of the retailers that are re-opening here.

As I work from home primarily, two things that keep me motivated throughout the week are fresh flowers and tea. I love filling these beautiful Dinosaur Designs vases up to lighten up my space and their pops of colour keep me inspired. Candles are also perfect to make your environment feel cosier, right now I’m burning the Byredo Fleur Fantôme from Mecca Cosmetica.

MECCA COSMETICA Byredo candle, DINOSAUR DESIGNS vases

I start my morning with an herbal tea and drink a few cups throughout the day. My most-loved is Ginger and Lemongrass from Quali-Tea. An instant mood-booster, has great anti-inflammatory properties and most importantly, keeps me warm!

QUALI-TEA Ginger and Lemongrass loose leaf tea DINOSAUR DESIGNS cup, spoons, coasters, plate and vase

Speaking of warmth, I’ve been living in these Manning Cartell Knits, the relaxed fits are perfect for rainy days and are easy to layer with. This season we will be seeing a lot of these camel, blush and oatmeal tones from knitwear to trench coats to tailored pants. I'm a big believer in dressing up for work even if you work from home, it makes me more productive! So I love putting on a dress like this Aje classic, it works well if I have a meeting or need to pop out too.

MANNING CARTELL knit and pant

AJE dress

For skincare, some of the products I keep in my bathroom are the Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser, Coriander Seed Body Cleanser and Mouth Wash! I love how gentle yet effective their products are and everything smells amazing.

AESOP fabulous face cleanser, coriander deed body cleanser and mouth wash

I've been spending more time on my laptop and phone so I’ve loved using the Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream from Mecca Cosmetica. It not only targets puffiness and dark circles but also aging blue light pollution! At night I spritz the ThisWorks Deep Sleep Spray on my pillow before bed as the natural essential oils are super relaxing.

MECCA COSMETICA bright eyed eye mask Byredo candle Sunday Riley Auto Correct eye cream ThisWorks deep sleep spray

During my time at home, I’ve loved cooking and experimenting with new recipes, so I’ve been using my Le Creuset cast-iron cookware for this! Heart-warming curries have been on high rotation in my household so I’ve been adding in the Immunity Blend from Gewürzhaus to some of my dishes. It's full of immune-supporting ingredients like garlic, alleppey turmeric and cayenne. I also like to add their raw and organic Cacao Powder to my smoothies (or desserts when I’m in a baking mood!) because it's packed with antioxidants.

MANNING CARTELL knit DINOSAUR DESIGNS cup, bowl and salad servers LE CREUSET cast iron round casserole and bowls GEWÜRZHAUS cacao powder and immunity blend spice

It's also been a wonderful opportunity to support our favourite restaurants like The Restaurant Pendolino who have been doing wine deliveries and fresh pasta hampers online to continue the experience at home - including their delicious plant-based fresh pasta! They've also launched a new-look lunch and dinner service with an amazing 2, 4 or 6 course degustation menu. You can view the menu and book your spot here