Simple Summer Pleasures

July 05, 2017

Simple Summer Pleasures


At Scarlet Ribbon Merino, we believe in celebrating life’s simple pleasures.

With a love of timeless style, effortless simplicity and luxurious softness, our classic designs focus on elegant understatement and an appreciation of the little things which truly make life worthwhile.

We reject today’s throwaway culture of rampant consumerism and insta-ready lifestyles in favour of making time for what really matters – cuddles with your baby, time spent with family and friends, enjoying a slow-cooked meal, snuggling in front of a fire, picnics in the park and walks in the countryside.

Scarlet Ribbon Merino has the perfect solution for keeping baby warm on cooler summer days, with temperature regulating merino wool baby knitwear such as our knitted baby blanket and merino cardigan.

Now that summer and the holiday season are well and truly underway, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 favourite simple summer pleasures ...enjoy!

  1. Beautiful Blooms

Bring beautiful, fresh cut flowers into your home is a real treat, particularly when you are at home with your baby much of the time. This simple pleasure needn’t be elaborate or expensive. Simply gather some small glass bottles or empty jam jars and place 4-5 stem arrangements of cut flowers from your garden within your chosen container. Another inexpensive option is to visit your local florist for the latest Daisies, Peruvian Lillies or Baby’s Breath for a simple, natural way of providing a delightful scent and decorative feature.  

  1. Take A Dip

When the weather’s too hot, why not brave the great outdoors? Locate your nearest Lido  for a great day out at a public swimming pool and treat yourself to this classic simple pleasure.

  1. Pack A Picnic

Your local park is a great place for a picnic on sunny days. Your baby will love the feel of grass under his or her feet and the people watching, dogs and even the odd squirrel or feeding the ducks will be sure to provide ample entertainment! Check out Parks and Gardens for information on some beautiful locations.

  1. Outdoor Exercise

We all love to be outdoors in the balmy summer weather, so why not relax and unwind with some outdoor exercise? Whether jogging with your baby’s pram, doing yoga in the park or enjoying a fitness class out in the open, there really is something for everyone.

  1. Read A Book In The Garden

Warm summer evenings are a great time to read your baby’s naptime or bedtime story out loud. Or maybe you could tackle that book you’ve always wanted to read? Huffington Post has a great list of recommended titles to give you some inspiration!

  1. Visit Your Local Animal Attraction

Babies love to watch animals and you can be sure a trip to the local zoo or aquarium will inspire lots of interest and excitement! Many zoos also have a quiet café space for some rest and relaxation between exhibits.

  1. Try Some Seasonal Cooking

A spot of seasonal cooking is a great opportunity to experience some amazing flavours using in-season produce. Find the perfect recipe in Delicious magazine’s July Seasonal Food.

  1. Turn On The Sprinkler!

On hotter days, turn on the sprinkler – this is not only entertaining and cooling for both you and your baby, but it’s a fun activity even older kids will love!

  1. Take Afternoon Tea with your Girlfriends

There’s nothing quite as indulgent as an afternoon tea – and it’s a great way to properly catch up with friends. Book the babysitter and find an award-winning space for an afternoon tea of your own at the Afternoon Tea Guide.

  1. Enjoy a Digital Detox

Give both you and baby a break from the stresses of modern life by indulging in a digital detox day – leaving you much more time to enjoy life's simple pleasures.  

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