Things we’re excited about in January
Posted on January 01 2020
We’re firmly into the New Year and whilst Christmas may seem a long time ago, we’re excited about 2020 and the start of a new decade. With the silly season firmly behind us, we’re looking forward to a month of relaxation, rest and rejuvenation. Read on to explore things we’re excited about this January.
As much as we love to say curled up indoors, getting outside is proven to boost mental and physical health. If we make sure we’re fully wrapped up, there’s nothing nicer than heading out on foot on a crisp winter’s day (tip - we recommend keeping toasty in our cashmere hat, glove and sock set). If you’re local to London, we love exploring the following:
- Hampstead Heath (pass by the Hampstead Butcher on your way home to pick up some goodies)
- Kew Gardens (a whole 300 acres of parkland to explore)
Greenwich Park (unmissable views of the city from atop the hill in Greenwich Park)
See Time Out’s guide to the best winter walks for other suggestions.
The yearly event of Veganuary is here once again and we couldn’t be more excited. Our range of vegan clothing celebrates the very best of what Veganuary is about - no cruelty to animals.
Learning a new skill
With more time spent indoors in the winter comes more opportunity to learn a new skill. You don’t have to have a creative bone to learn one - anything from mastering cookery to cocktail-making could count. We particularly love Drink Shop Do: a great destination for fun activities that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Head there with friends and have a night to remember; from neon life drawing to an introduction to paper cutting, there’s an endless choice of interesting activities.
Being a bookworm
We’re the first to admit we love to curl up with a good book, and the sudden freedom that January brings presents a wonderful opportunity to get stuck into a good book. This month, we’re loving The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Originally published in 1985, it’s as relevant now as ever and a great one to get stuck into this January.
Sitting by a roaring fire whilst pouring over a delicious roast is undoubtedly one of our favourite things to do - and there’s no better time to do this than in January. A warming roast simply cannot be beaten. Whether you have a favourite pub near you or if you want to venture out, we find The Good Pub Guide to be particularly helpful in finding the best spots. And if you plan to head out on foot afterwards, don’t forget to wrap up in one of our Scottish cashmere check scarves.
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean that ice skating is. There are a whole host of ice skating destinations throughout London, some of the most popular being Somerset House, Tower of London and the Natural History Museum. Why not explore what’s near to you?
Sleep, sleep, sleep
With the reduced sunlight comes a need to sleep that little bit more. Whilst we’re big advocates of getting out and doing things, we also know the importance of rest and now that the festive season is over, there’s no better time to catch up on those essential hours of shuteye. Our sleep essentials include reading to relax the mind, reducing phone time for the hour before bed and keeping warm (try our cashmere hot water bottle and socks set for ultimate luxury). We’re also loving this sleep set by This Works - a vital component for a great night's sleep.
Whilst January is often referred to as ‘January blues’, we’re going against the grain and filling our month with plenty of different activities that nourish us from the inside out. Have you tried any of the above? Let us know in the comments below.