Your Sunshine Kit – Monsoon Edition
As the scorching summer sun gives way to grey skies and generous showers, you’re bound to avoid stepping out. But don’t let the gloom and must dampen your spirits. We’ve got you some ways to load up on sunshine despite the clouds.
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The classic teapot
There is nothing cosier than sipping on a warm cup of tea, sitting by your window, watching it pour outside. Add a bright, cheery teapot to your crockery collection – for those times your need to brew yourself and your loved ones a large batch of the classic comfort beverage.
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Comfy yet elegant pyjamas
One of the priceless joys of lazing about indoors is that you can slip into something relaxing for the entire day. But that doesn’t mean you need to compromise on style. Stock up on pyjamas and loungewear in bold, colourful prints and luxurious fabrics. It’s a good time to indulge yourself with silks and satins.
A Dutch oven
While you might be tempted to order in, cooking a meal for yourself can elevate your mood immensely. A simple home-cooked stew is an easy fix for the monsoon blues. If you’re feeling creative, you can even stir up a roast or a casserole in your brand new Dutch oven. The tradition cast iron cooking pot is especially handy because it’s elegant enough to carry from the kitchen to the dining table.
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While it’s now customary to stream your favourite shows when it pours, you can make the most of your time indoors by penning down your thoughts in a dedicated diary. A well-crafted pen and a luxurious leather-bound notebook can add a sense of occasion to the exercise.
Essential oils and face masks
We rarely ever get time to relax and just pamper ourselves.
A rainy day indoors is perhaps the much needed break in our routine we can take advantage of. Use it to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with a rainy day bathing ritual. Start with spa staples like a face mask and essential oils such as lavender and tea tree.
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Hope our list helps you make the most of the monsoon this year. What is on your list of essentials for a rainy day indoors? Let us know in the comments below.