How to Remove a Stain: A Best-Kept Laundry Secret

Jun 12

We all know that feeling when we’ve suddenly spilled something on our favorite dress or maybe at home on a special blanket or linens – it looks unsalvageable. When you’ve invested in beautiful things you love, you want to keep them to last and stay in pristine condition – and not at the mercy of all the things that can go wrong when we’re sitting at brunch, caring for children or running errands with a cup of coffee in our hands. Enter my favorite laundry secret and stain remover technique.

Begin by boiling water.

Turn off stove and add a natural laundry detergent. My two favorite plant-based, toxic-free are Laundress and Puracy.

For larger items like blankets, linens or a pair of pants – or delicate fabrics, spot-treat the stain by soaking the area that’s stained until you see the stain removed. If you’re simply refreshing a small piece like beautiful scarf, you can drop it in the pot for a few minutes. Rinse and voila! Your favorite pieces are made new.

Air-dry in the sun for an extra refresh boost.

 

 

A Simple Way to Experience More Life: The Garden

Jun 5

It’s times like these that going to the most simple things can be the most life-giving – and quite literally when we’re talking about gardens. Many are planting vegetable and flower gardens, bringing gardens back into everyday life and I wanted to share a collection of five garden ideas to inspire you now – with a promise of more life that will flood in. Working in the garden and getting your hands in the dirt is so therapeutic. Having some of your own fresh vegetables and herbs on hand is a nice way to be more self-sufficient and use the land wisely – it also makes for extra creativity and fun in the kitchen.

The most stylish carry-alls for harvesting vegetables and gathering flowers make it even more exciting to get outside and get our hands dirty.

Picnic out in the backyard. This is where the details will make the difference. Mix things up with pretty blankets, comfy chairs and the perfect picnic basket.

Get the gardening tools and accessories you love, like a sweet watering can that’s both decorative and functional and pretty linen aprons.

Decorate with gorgeous outdoor vases or get the perfect planters for your garden or patio. If you don’t have access to natural soil, such as on a rooftop or a terrace or a porch, enter the planter.

Bring pretty blankets outside on the patio or in the garden that you would traditionally keep indoors to add some extra comfort and luxury being outdoors.