Sunday, 25 September 2016

An Earthy Japanese Home...




I found these pictures on a Japanese Photosharing site. All the pictures are of the same room and what I love about them all as a collection is watching the room change over time.

It is such a beautiful, light and earthy room. I love the warm wooden floor boards,  massive windows and that little 'string of pearls' plant hanging from the spiral staircase. I could easily spend a lot of time just sitting in here

Hope you all have a great Sunday

xx Gabi xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Captain Fantastic....



 Okay, so I am not going to provide a film review as being dyslexic my explanation skills are poor and I will probably put you off with a round about summery, but i want to show you how stunning this film is.....

Sadly I cant seem to find many photos from Captain fantastic to show you all how amazing the set design is. A wooden cabin, a wonderful converted bus called 'Steve' and a Yurt are the accommodations of choice for Ben and his wife Leslie and their 6 children who live in the wilderness, totally off grid.

It is a really beautiful film and Viggo Mortensen is brilliant, not to mention some great acting from the tiny cast members.

I would definitely recommend this film and when I find some more photos or get hold of some stills I will publish some more for you


Friday, 16 September 2016

A collaboration: Mother Mountain Herbals and The Radder

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I was so excited when I saw a little sneak peak of Stina from Mother Mountain Herbals and Sherise  from The Radder were joining forces to create limited edition set. I have been a big fan of both ladies and their work for a while so a collaboration is very exciting!!! I was even more excited when Stina and Sherise agreed for Moon to Moon to get the exclusive sneak peak coverage to share with you guys before they go on sale tonight , in time for the Harvest Full Moon.....

So I asked Stina to tell Moon to Moon a little bit more about the collaboration and their inspiration.....

"Like a lot of women I know, Sherise and I met on Instagram. It's been a great platform for making friends near and far. Initially we really connected with each other's aesthetic, but then became email buddies. She was posting some of her ceramics under the hashtag #softsunsets and I fell in love with her work. I asked if she wanted to do a collaboration with me for some new products I'm launching, so she created the little mask mixing dishes. We haven't discussed making more sets yet, but that could definitely be a possibility! I think it would be fun to do something seasonally."




So, what does the set include ?...

A collaborative skin care set to delight the senses. Includes Lavender Milk Mask, Beltane Facial Nectar, and 1 gorgeous handmade ceramic dish by Sherise Lee of The Radder.

LAVENDER MILK MASK
A brand spanking new MMH product! Skin softening coconut milk comes together with soothing lavender flower powder for an exquisitely rich and moisturizing botanical face mask. A touch of hand foraged violet leaf and USA made bentonite clay make this a wonderfully gentle tonic for skin that needs a bit of TLC. This is a hydrating mask that is suitable for all skin types. Essential Oil Free. 2oz glass jar. 

Ingredients: Coconut Milk Powder, Organic Lavender Flower Powder, Hand-foraged Violet Leaf Powder, Florida homegrown Butterfly Flower Powder, USA made bentonite clay. 

BELTANE FACIAL NECTAR
An energetic and skin softening toning mist inspired by the celebration of love, abundance, and the flowering of life. Homegrown hibiscus, marshmallow root, chamomile flowers, and artisan distilled rose hydrosol swirl together in a joyful expression of renewed life. Featuring One Willow Apothecaries' Daffodil Flower essence to help banish dark thoughts, balance the emotions, and to invite the sweet weightlessness of joyful living. Mist your face after cleansing or anytime you need skin and energetic refreshment. Essential Oil free. 2 oz glass atomizer bottle. 

THE RADDER MASK MIXING DISH
A gorgeous hand forged ceramic dish crafted by Sherise Lee of The Radder. Glazed with beautiful soft pink, blue-violet, and milky washes of white. Perfect for mixing masks or displaying tiny trinkets and jewelry.

These stunning kits are going live this evening but are super limited to 4 so be quick !!!! 






Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Hideaway, Bali

Hideout Bali


Ummm wow!!

It probably won't surprise you to know I am a bit partial to searching airbnb and finding cool places to stay. My latest search obsession is Bali, and my recent dreamy find is The Hideaway in Selat, Bali.

The eco bamboo home is hidden in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano and is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life... there isn't even a lockable door!!

The home was built and handcrafted in 2015 by Alena, originally from The Czech republic and was built with the support of many local workers, the bamboo coming from a local village.

To view more of the Hideaway visit airbnb here




Sunday, 11 September 2016

Tea Review: Williamson Tea and the Wildlife trust


I LOVE tea.

Totally utterly love it. One of the hardest things about being pregnant wasn't that i had to give up alcohol or (finally) quit smoking but shock horror I had to restrict my Earl Grey tea consumption.... and decaf just won't do....

I have noticed in recent years that Tea is finally regaining popularity and standing up to its intense partner in crime, coffee. Tea is kinda like Coffee's more mellow cousin :)

So I thought I would start a series to showcase some of the best teas there are out there, to help budding tea drinkers choose the brands and of course small independent makers that are not only producing tea, but doing it ethically and conscientiously.


Earl Grey with Blue flowers

Williamsons Tea

So I got in touch with Williamson's'. Williamson's tea caught my eye as I had seem their beautiful Elephant tea caddies. They are also a conscientious brand that have set up the Williamson Tea Foundation to help look after their farms and farmers, invest in Climate smart agriculture and conservation of the land.

They are also working with The David Sheldrick Wildlife trust, the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. At the heart of DSWT’s conservation activities is the ‘Orphans project’ which has achieved world wide acclaim through it’s hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program.

So they may be a bigger brand, but as you can see they are defininitly a brand I am happy to endorse and as it turns out they make really good tea!!!!!!

The Review

Williamson's sent me their Art Deco caddy with Mint garden Tea, Earl grey with Blue flowers and a cute enamel elephant mug....

Close up contents of a Blue Flower Earl Grey
 So the most important bit... What does it taste like?

Any tea drinker will understand the disappointment of a rubbish cup of tea...... but with an Earl Grey drinker this worrying anticipation when someone offers to make you a brew is heightened, the mistake that is often made is not leaving the tea bag in long enough for the flavours to come out, you can sadly be left with a weak, bland drink.....

This Earl Grey though gave a really rich deep colour and flavor pretty quickly and when you open the bag you can see why. A good quality tea should have larger pieces that don't resemble tea dust. This tea had big chunks, and true to its name lots of pretty little blue flowers :)

Now, I may be a tea snob, but actually many Earl Grey drinkers would recoil in horror as I do add milk..... but as you can see from the picture below the colour is perfect!! No weak incipid cuppa for me. In fact this was actually a pretty rich flavour for an Earl Grey and I really enjoyed it.

I would definitely recommend this tea and it actually really puts my faithful old brand to shame, I have been converted!!


Perfect Colour!!!!
  
Mint Garden

So as  I said, I have admired Williamson's Elephant Tea caddys for a few years and now finally have one of my very own. Within this beautiful Art Deco tea caddy (top picture) was Mint Garden, a great combination of Mint and Green tea. it was a really beautiful refreshing blend and I will most definitely be buying this again!!

The caddy also looks really cool on my shelf ..... These caddys come in a range of colours, they  would make a perfect present and could quite easily become a bit of a collection obsession!!

Thank you so much to Williamson's tea, I am converted :)

Kitchens: Au Naturale ....

Earthy Kitchen
Warm light
Creaping house plants
Rachel's Stunning Kitchen

Al these kitchens are different in style, but the one thing they have in common is they all look remarkably natural and loved. Mismatched cabinets, free standing ovens, homemade shelves, house plants and the perfect amount of natural light...... all things you will never find in a kitchen show room.

Happy Sunday xxx

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Daydreaming and Awards....


Hey guys,

A bit of a cheaky post really....

Moon to Moon has been nominated for an Amara award and I would really be honoured if you would take a moment to vote for me. it literally takes 2 seconds.... jut your name and email address needed..... you can vote here


Also I really love the picture above and wondered if any of you lovely daydreamers knew the original source?


Friday, 2 September 2016

Camomile : Childrens bedding



As any mama will know children's bedding is a hard thing to buy. The market is full of Pink and blue, princesses and trains, and although there is nothing wrong with these, I have succumbed myself, I was so happy when I found Camomile !!

camomile is a london based company set up by mother and daughter team Helen and Daniela Boleto, who have both previously worked in the fashion industry, and it shows. The colours are muted, the fabric and cuts stunning!!

All the designs and colours work really well together, which is great as pieces are sold seperatly and can be mixed and matched as you so wish!! I personally love the Hand quilted blanket in 'Golden' and the floral rings pillow case