Hey Bomb Babes! It’s Kate, from @kxtesteele on Instagram, and today I thought I’d take you behind the scenes of the Insta feed and show you how I’m planning on spending the Easter Bank holiday. As much as I love Instagram and social media in general, I’m a big believer that sometimes taking a bit of time away from the gram and giving yourself some time to live in the moment and enjoy the simple pleasures in life is one of the best ways to de-stress.
The Easter Bank Holiday is a perfect excuse to do just that! A 4 day working week followed by 4 days off fills me with all kinds of joy and thoughts of “Why can’t we have 4 days off every week?” come to mind. Although I have a ‘treat yo’self’ mentality the majority of the time, the upcoming Bank Holiday is the perfect time to unwind, relax and take things back to basics. So, without further ado, this is how I (and my inner Grandma) plan on spending the 4-day weekend.
Go for Brunch
Brunch is definitely up there with one of my favourite pastimes. Good food, good company and (fingers crossed) good weather is guaranteed to put you in a good mood for the rest of the weekend. If a delicious breakfast full of buttery toast, crispy bacon and a pot of tea doesn’t make you feel all warm and content then I don’t know what will.
Wander around town
I enjoy the simply pleasures in life, and having a mooch around town is definitely one of them. “What are you going into town for?” “Just to have a mooch” is a common conversation in my house. I just find wandering around in the sunshine with no plans and nowhere to be so relaxing after a busy week of work and deadlines. Whether it’s just grabbing a coffee and going for a walk in the park, buying some fresh flowers to brighten up the house or going for an evening stroll to watch the sunset; A bit of time outside can do the world of good for both your mind and your body.
Have a bath and pamper evening
A pamper evening you say? Let me just dig out my collection of bath bombs, face masks, candles and body butters and I’ll be right there. Literally, I think I could open the next branch of Boots with the amount of cosmetics I own, but that just makes pamper evenings all the more exciting. If you’re looking for a floral body butter to keep your skin hydrated this weekend, then perhaps rose revolution! If you’re more of a shower type of person, then the Bomb shower mixers are fab for creating an aroma full of essential oils to make your shower that bit more exotic. I have tried the cranberry, raspberry and powder scents and they smell divine on their own, or you can mix them together if you’re feeling a bit fancy. If, like me, you’re partial to a bath bomb (or 12) then Tropic of Conversation is a must-have if you want to emerge from the bath smelling like a sweet orangey grapefruit goddess.
Watch a chick flick
As cliche as it may be, I’m a sucker for cosy night in spent watching a chick flick. Is there anything better than getting your comfy clothes on after a bath and snuggling up for the rest of the night on the sofa? I think not. A cheesy film, chocolate, popcorn and some candles probably makes me happier than it should (the Daisyland piped candle is my personal fave at the moment. The room is literally filled with glorious fruity, floral scents within minutes of lighting it!). But hey, we all have our guilty pleasures, right? Mine just happens to be spending the night wrapped in a duvet burrito, and I’m totally okay with that.
I hope you all have a fabulous Bank Holiday whatever you decide to do. Let your inner Grandma run free and give yourself a little TLC, you’ll thank yourself for it when you’re back at work or school on Tuesday!
Love, Kate x