A day when people are encouraged to speak out about mental health – in whatever shape or form it might be relevant to them.
And so, it feels fitting that I post this blog today.
It’s the post that has been in my mind, and in my heart for months – if not years, and of course, I am anxious about posting it (but then, I have an anxiety condition, so, what’s new?!)
For many of my friends and acquaintances this post may come as a bit of a shock, for a select few it will be common knowledge, and for those who have continually supported me during my cryptic messages on social media recently – it will probably come as a relief to finally know what the bloody hell I’ve been referring to in less than transparent terms for the last year.
When I decided to take dairy out of my diet for at least one day a week I really wondered how I would find it. But wouldn’t you know it – at exactly the same time as I embarked on this challenge – it seems that South Wales decided to become the vegan capital of the world – fortuitous, no?!
On Saturday, my best friend (who has been a vegan for over a year, and is a constant source of inspiration for me, obvz) and I were embarking on a day trip to find a bridesmaid dress, and I really wanted to treat her to something delicious to eat.
Luckily for us, the dress shop we were visiting in the Cathays area of Cardiff (shout out to all my Cardiff uni alumni!) has a new neighbour.
Blanche Bakery started out as a pop up in 2016 – and by the blessings of the food gods, now has a permanent home on Mackintosh place.
Here on FTLOH we are all about the senses, so today we’re going to talk about how to create a ‘scentscape’ at your wedding.
This might sound like a bit of a hipster term, and granted, it did used to be something employed by only the most high end of wedding planners — but when you think about it, what is more organic, powerful, evocative & memorable than a particular smell? Smell is the only sense that is directly connected to our limbic system (where memory and emotions are managed!) so why wouldn’t you want to embrace this for the most important day of your life?