The Simple Things Magazine. Taking time, Hygge, Reflecting, Honesty, Truth, www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

Reflection and moving on.

Susan Health, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle, lupus, Makeup

I will openly admit that I have been really quiet on here.  There have been some issues that I have had to deal with through 2016 personally that put me in a place where I was totally flat with lack of inspiration.  If I am honest I was completely lost and felt that would not be the best place to …

Wreath making. Christmas. Displays. Bare Blooms. www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

Christmas Craft: Wreath Making with Bare Blooms

Susan Christmas, Flowers, Health, Health & Wellbeing, herbs, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Out & About

This year has seen my interest in Craft grow tenfold, so when I was invited to take part in a Christmas Wreath workshop with Bare Blooms I was so excited. I first met Chloe, the owner of Bare Blooms at a networking event at Southwood Stores, where we just clicked and have giggled our way through a few classes since. …

Hygge. Fresh Flowers. A single Yellow Rose. ©SusanBradfield for www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

Hygge: Fresh Flowers in the home.

Susan Family, Flowers, Health, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Lifestyle

Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) has been on my mind A LOT this week. What is Hygge and why has this word just suddenly made my world finally make sense? Hygge is a Danish word that is quite hard to be specific with because it roughly means what makes you feel happy and content. It is about Nurturing yourself and enjoying the …

Heather White, Salon, Blaby, Leicestershire, Images by Susan Bradfield. www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

We visit Heather White in her decadent salon in Leicestershire.

Susan Beauty, DanielSandlerCosmetics, Days Out, Hair, Health, Health & Wellbeing, Makeup, Out & About

I have known Heather White for 10 years going back to when we both worked as Make-up Artists for Daniel Sandler’s Creative Team.  I remember the first time we actually met, was when we were both booked to work on a film together in London.  Due to the early call times I contacted Heather and invited her to stay at …