The House & Garden fair, known as the House & Garden Festival, has just taken place at London Olympia. There were three sections to the festival; HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and the garden dedicated GROW sector.
Many of the unusual succulents and air plants on show were particularly striking. I also found some stunning plant vessels, such as those from Monti by Monti (so much so that I couldn’t resist including several of her pieces in the image gallery in this post!).
I’m also just a *liiiiiittle* bit obsessed with Sophie Lee’s book Living With Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening, available on Amazon in hardback or Kindle (just follow the link). Sophie Lee is also the person behind Geo Fleur; sellers of weird and wonderful plants.
Sorry to go off on a bit of a tangent, but speaking of inspiring house plant books, do also check out [amazon_textlink asin=’3766722441′ text=’Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chalkandmoss-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’770bc59c-5b2f-11e7-bd94-f1658072a693′] (by Igor Josifovik) and [amazon_textlink asin=’1784721948′ text=’At Home With Plants’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chalkandmoss-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’81c23bbf-5b2f-11e7-ad5d-2b706710d58c’] (by Ian Drummond and Kara O’Reilly).
Right, following that mild distraction from inspiring house plant books, I’ll get back on track. So here’s a roundup of my favourite things on show at House & Garden Festival, the self-proclaimed “London’s only contemporary garden fair”.
Roundup of the House & Garden Fair
And something nutritious to keep you going…
Sadly I didn’t take a photo of it, but I also had the most beautiful drink by SugaVida at the show. It’s called Turmeric Latte, and contains the only healthy sugar alternative SugaVida. The drink has a low GI, is anti-inflammatory and contains vitamin B12, so reduces stress and helps promote steep. It also actively reduces any sugar cravings. You can buy the Turmeric Latte on Amazon with these links in [amazon_textlink asin=’B072BKF39Q’ text=’original’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chalkandmoss-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’3f137b35-5fff-11e7-ab14-4394de58b641′][amazon_textlink asin=’B0716LYL4F’ text=’ginger’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chalkandmoss-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’24610838-5ffe-11e7-924c-e55652bfc8ba’] and [amazon_textlink asin=’B071RVVKM9′ text=’cardamom flavour’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chalkandmoss-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’62ab61d9-5ffe-11e7-a16e-e34334dfff83′] (this is my favourite). They mixed the powder with almond milk, which was absolutely delicious, but you can add any milk of your choice. I’m really interested in the sleep promoting properties of SugaVida, so have bought the [amazon_textlink asin=’B00T5PLWMG’ text=’SugaVida sugar’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chalkandmoss-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’c69784d7-5ffe-11e7-b1e5-73d70b8b860a’] itself to give to my daughter as part of my quest to help her fall asleep easier. I was instructed to give her one teaspoon evening and night and watch her drop off after ten minutes! Do get in touch if you’d like to see the results. You may also be interested in the sleep smoothie recipe I posted recently, which includes the reasons behind the ingredients.
If you want more…
Last week, I looked at some of the things that would take place at the show, and some of the exhibitors. You can read my fair preview here.
To see more of what the House & Garden fair offered, visit the House & Garden Festival website.
Photos by me, Anna Sjöström Walton.