February 25, 2020 Polly Hadden-Paton

💗🍂As February Draws To A Close…Spring Is On The Horizon!🌻🌹

After a long and tedious January, despite the storms, February has been very welcome. We hope you all had fantastic Valentine’s Days with all of your friends, families or significant others. It may only be February, but next month is March, so we are practically in Spring right!?

As YNAPA clients, we know you like to get ahead. This means it’s time to fill your homes with colourful greenery that evokes the feeling of Spring. Pet Friendly? Hard to Kill? Leaf Envy can point you in the right direction for all of your plant needs. You can even take their plant quiz and they will deliver everything straight to your door.

Whilst you’re at home planning or admiring your new foliage, how about doing a live online facial yoga class with Luminous Facial Yoga, to get your blood flowing and skin glowing? Always rushing out to the office and never find the time? Have a look at some techniques online and do the exercises at your desk.

Once your home is looking vibrant and your face is glowing, pop on some divine palazzo pants from Grace Wears. Her beautiful floaty creations will see you right through from now until next winter and beyond, and will suit literally every occasion. Now is as good a time as any to start preparing that new season wardrobe….

With dry January out the way, what better excuse to start thinking about organising some soirées to get us in good spirits. Whether it’s for work or play,Embellishing The Ordinary can design you some gorgeous, quirky and bespoke invites and event stationery.

Finally, that glorious day of the year where mummies get spoiled, is coming up next month. How about sending her a colourful and elegant vintage style bouquet of flowers from Scarlet and Violet.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Polly and The Team x x

Scarlet & Violet opened in 2006, initially intended as a small studio, the shop has become a bustling place filled with scent chatter and creativity.
Their ethos is to make beautiful flowers to varying budgets, maintaining a classic and relaxed aesthetic.
They are influenced by their surroundings, be it indoor or outdoor, fashion and fabrics, people and places… every bunch is different and every brief is different. They make flowers to suit recipients and belong in situ.
They work with seasonal British flowers and greens whenever they can and buy fair trade blooms when they are available. All their waste is recycled, and they are constantly monitoring their environmental foot print to try and improve all.



Embellishing the Ordinary was founded by Calligrapher and Artist, Laura Gillingham in London.
Initially friends and family would employ her to scribe and illustrate their Wedding Stationery. Now, five years on she’s worked with fashion giants Michael Kors, Alexander McQueen and Tory Burch, among others.
Day to day Laura works on a variety of projects: Wedding Invitations, eye-catching illustrative maps, scribed Poetry and Artwork. Plus on-site jobs with renowned brands – not to mention the odd quirky commission.


Grace Wears is a London based ready-to-wear brand for women. Founded in 2017 by Grace Hudson-Evans (and named after her cult blog which documented her love of clothes) it’s for the fashion-forward customer who loves to look elegant but with an edge.
After searching high and low for the perfect pair of wide legged trousers, Grace decided to design her own based on her favourite pair which were falling apart. The brand is currently focused on the timeless silk palazzo pants in a rainbow of colours – all of which are made in London with British silks. These lucky trousers are the most practical and glamorous item in your wardrobe.
Grace Wears is now expanding the brand with feathery party bags, frilly dresses and fringed coats in the coming months.

Made in London and sustainably sourced.


Sisters Camilla Bankes and Philippa Mitchell, wanted a non-invasive way to combat the effects that stress, work, children and general age-related factors were having on their faces.
Facial muscles need a work out in order to stay toned and plump, so boosting the circulation in your face will lead to a glowing complexion. They are qualified face yoga teachers, having completed courses in natural facelift massage, and Gua Sha techniques, before coming up with the idea of creating an online platform to take this amazing practice to everyone.
Luminous Facial Yoga, the subscription-based website, launched in January 2020. For just £2.99 per month, members will have access to a suite of facial yoga and facial massage tutorials and routines, which are easy to follow, and the site is simple to navigate whether you want a full facial workout or you are just looking to focus on a particular part of your face. In addition to the video tutorials, members are invited to take part in a monthly live class online. With a resident Skin Therapist to answer member skincare questions.


If you’re dreaming of leafy green interiors but don’t know where to start, Leaf Envy is the perfect solution for you. With at home delivery, you’ll be able to build your indoor oasis without stepping out the door.
Stocking a variety of high-quality, stunning house plants from low light to pet friendly, there’s a fit for every type of living space and lifestyle. We give you the chance to reconnect with nature worry free, with our easy to understand care, advice and plant experts on hand to help every step of the way.
Begin your plant parenthood journey by visiting our website and taking our plant quiz to discover the best plants for you.

Leaf Envy are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 15% off your entire order with discount code: FRIENDSOFYNAPA


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