March has brought new starts and opportunities for me as my job at a pre-school ended and I started my new position at a London tourist attraction! Also March saw the return of Ed Sheeran with his third album and the live action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast….
Ed Sheeran seems to do no wrong in my eyes, with every song on each of his albums being perfect and ‘Divide’ is no different. I especially love the new twists he added to the style of some songs, as it brings something fresh but doesn’t feel wrong.
Primark released a new Bambi homeware range that was so cute, the soft art style is lovely and I couldn’t resist buying a few pieces. I picked up the throw blanket, which is so soft and the colours are perfect for spring. I also got the small heart shaped chalk board, which is a sweet decorative piece for my room and is a handy place to write little memos to myself.
Yankee Candles have been a long time favourite for me and when I saw they had offers on I had to pick up a new spring scent, these cherry blossom scented tea-lights smell gorgeous but aren’t too overpowering.
By now it may be obvious I have a love for all things rose gold, so when I saw this jacket in New Look, I couldn’t resist! The slight pink shade to it looks amazing and it fits so well. It looks great on, can be paired with most things and the inside is super soft.
Beauty and the Beast has been a long time favourite of mine, with Belle being my favourite Disney princess, so I was both excited and nervous for the new live action. I was unsure of the need for a remake and the casting that was announced, but from the first moment Emma Watson appears on screen I knew it was going to be great. Watson fits Belle so well and the other cast does a great job, especially Josh Gad, whose best lines are so subtle but perfectly timed! Cineworld was running a competition over the opening weekend which I was lucky enough to win! The prize included two free tickets, free snacks and a small treat box from Starbucks, which such a sweet little bundle.
Many places have released a whole range of new Beauty and the Beast merchandise, but Clinton’s has been my favourite so far. The candle holders and cushion are subtle additions around my room that are both decorative and practical. Of course being a huge bookworm myself I had to pick up the bookmark set as well, which are very well made and the design is gorgeous!
New book releases around the Beauty and the Beast film were an obvious must for me, not only for the stories but the beautiful cover designs….
The book of the film edition has a lovely front cover depicting the Enchanted Rose and although it just retells the story of the movie, it has some additional details that adds even more.
The latest in the Twisted Tales stories happened to be Beauty and the Beast related and even though I haven’t finished it yet, the last two in the series have been gripping. Braswell has taken the original stories and changed one key detail, examining what could have happened, which creates an interesting alternate world for well loved characters.
MinaLima, the designers behind Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies have also released the original story in a beautifully illustrated book. The cover makes it feel extra special, added with the interactive sections, this brings the story to life in a whole new way.
To top of the month I also found my new job! I thought I’d be searching for ages but was really lucky to find something just as my last position came to an end. Also its in the tourism industry so is linked to my degree too which is perfect!
I can’t wait to see how the new job pans out these next few months and what April will bring!
Love, Lottie xx