Oh ho ho am I writing this week’s Sundaze at the eleventh hour…! Right now it’s ten past midnight and I’ve only just finished my evening’s journalling session, never mind penning a blog post. I’ve had a really full-on week, packed full of & Chai bits, freelance work, celebrating Dad’s birthday, and enjoying my own time too. But now that I sit and properly reflect on it, I’ve had one of the best weeks ever! Ah the beauty of hindsight… I definitely wouldn’t have said that on Wednesday evening when Louise and I were fully exhausted from shooting additional photos for the & Chai website and prepping packing supplies!
A couple of little updates…
Firstly, a little bit of blog admin! Now that Daisybutter is a proper priority of mine, I’m reinstating a schedule. You’ll be able to enjoy new posts from me every Wednesday and Sunday, with a bonus ‘Open-hearted joys’ every other Friday. For even more content, you can sign up to my monthly newsletter, and follow me on Instagram to see my everyday shenanigans. Eventually, I’d like to create even more content, but this schedule sounds manageable alongside everything else I’m working on at the moment.
Our autumn drop is live at & Chai!
The biggest news from this week is that the & Chai website is back up! And we’ve launched our first ever autumn collection. There’s two new seasonal scents, three beautiful Soy Candle Trios, new gift boxes and updated shipping. I’m so incredibly proud of this launch and am ever so grateful for your endless support. You can explore everything that’s new on our website right now!
Finding relatability in… British Vogue?
Yesterday morning I snuggled up in bed with a fresh coffee and my copy of Vogue’s September issue and, for the first time ever, I found a slice of it relatable. Not only was Gemma Chan the cover star, there was a one-pager about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. I’ll savour this issue for a really long time, I think. I absolutely loved reading Gemma Chan’s feature too. Zing Tsjeng has the most beautiful way with words, and the article was a real tour de force. From Chan’s immigrant parent upbringing to discussing the model minority myth, it feels so good to feel seen.
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How was your week, my loves?