HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Paper White = Fresh Start
New Year’s…. a time of reflection and a time for new beginnings. With New Year’s Eve tonight there are a few of my traditions that I would like to share with you to help ring in the New Year 2016. There are a few things I must have in my house to make sure that the start of the New Year is fresh and clean. My list is as follows…. PaperWhite bulbs, a fresh new wallet, brand new clean white scented candles and a new page per day agenda. Let’s get started with the easiest plant on the planet to grow…. The PaperWhite. This fragrant and stunningly delicate flower signifies fresh starts to me and the smell is off the charts fabulous! Clean, fresh with the most perfumy white floral notes. The ease of growing? Water and sun. That’s it. Let’s get started….
Find a beautiful small water tight container if you are planting one bulb or a larger container for two or more Basically ANYTHING that is water tight can be used to plant this beautiful bulb. Today I am using some crystal embellished candle holders and a glass vase that I will put my PaperWhite bulb into, add water and place in the sun. You can use anything to cover the bulb leaving room at the top of the bulb for the flower to push through. Today we used tinsel and green mossy grass. It couldn’t be any easier to grow these aromatic little gems and in two weeks when they bloom and your home is filled with the most delightful smell…. I know you will thank me!!
Next up on the Laura’s New Year’s List: A new wallet. I started this tradition 20 years ago when I received my first Louis Vuitton wallet as a Christmas gift. I thought it was a wonderful way to symbolically start the New Year. Fresh wallet…. Fresh Money? You bet cha!! My go to wallet and one I have used for 18 years? The Louis Vuitton “Zippy Organizer” in LV monogram. This wallet is God sent for people like me that like to stuff everything I own into a wallet. It holds so much that it truly is a miracle wallet and worth every cent. It will last for 10 years and I would use mine that long, if I didn’t overstuff it and ruin the structure of the wallet.
The Clean White Scented Candles: After New Year’s I am ready for new scents in my home. When New Year’s hits…. Christmas is a distant memory and I like the smell of anything fresh and clean. Tops on my candle list? The NEST Grapefruit….. between the Nest and my PaperWhites my home smells like heaven.
The Page Per Day Agenda: I woke up one New Year’s Day 8 years ago without an agenda and panicked! It’s a tradition I have held for many, many years and one I have handed down to my daughter Beau. My go to agenda? The black Lett’s Classic planner. I received my first one from Elite Model Management when I first signed with them back when I was just starting out in the modeling world. Us Elite girls used our planners as a badge of honor and filled each day with a Polaroid from that days shoot. Today it’s top on my New Year’s list to signify a fresh start….. to a fresh year!
Happy Almost New Year….. and May the your start of 2016 be bold, beautiful, organized and smelling great!!
Sending Fresh New Year’s Love,