I thought I'd do Fridays post a little differently today. I've never really shown my place photographed at night (even though I often take pictures of that for myself) and I thought it would be interesting to do that. Even though I love mornings (imagine that) I reallllly love the downtime that comes after work. To be able to disconnect, relax, do things to unwind - and my home is my most favorite place to do that. Having some chai right now and sharing with you my most favorite downtime moments at home.
It's hard for me to accept that until a year ago I was oblivious to candles. Soul-crushing fact right there, considering how many years I've lost out on having these bad boys in my life. Lighting a candle at the end of a day has become one of my most favorite things to do (not even a tiny bit of exaggeration there). On days where I get done with work before N gets back home, I quickly prep the place for us so we can switch off and start winding down. I'll tidy up whatever crap I have lying around (if I've been shooting something, it's a trainwreck), light a candle, turn on the mood lights (fairy lights have the power to change the world), put on some light music and wash my brain off anything stressful from the day. It's like getting a tiny brain massage everyday. (I don't usually have it this dark immediately; when we get into a show with dinner, let's say, that's when we take down the brighter lights).
Mood lighting is one of the best things you can do for your home. Buy a good couch, get a nice rug and then get lighting. Awesome threesome.
Impossible for me to end my way without consuming any kind of hot beverage in my life. I always get a cup of chai or some herbal tea (chamomile is supposed to give restful sleep) - either a bit before wrapping up in the living room or take it into bed with me - but it's mandatory and it's a no-discussion kind of thing.
Can't manage this on every night but when I have enough time, I really love to finish off the day with getting into bed with tea, catching up on some of my favorite blogs, checking out insta/snapchat etc, talking to friends and family on WhatsApp and getting harassed by N to look at 9gag with him. Retired life for the win.
Have a great weekend, you guys.