The month of Love - that's what February is all about. We had spent many weekends indoors, not on the mountains, skiing or having fun, but recuperating, resting or working. I just didn't want to spend another weekend inside so we decided to surprise the kids with a random week off during their school holidays.
The secret was well kept until my husband logged on to check something without realising our 8 year old was behind him, reading 'Barcelona' out loud! They were so excited about catching a flight to Spain, the land of sunshine, tapas, sangria, the architect Antonio Gaudi as well as getting some fresh sea air and a dose of my favourite colours - blue and yellow! (Note - most of those things were what us parents were hanging out for!)
It's amazing how therapeutic exploring and wandering around the historical streets, taking in the culture and beauty of a city, no matter how big or small can be. If we are open minded, we can learn so much about the past, appreciate what we have and enjoy the cultures we are immersed in. If you have never been to Barcelona in particular, be prepared to be wowed - La Sagrada Familia is one of the most spectacular works in progress ever, whilst Park Guell is wonderfully artistic with the colourful mosaics throughout the grounds. The beach is just a beautiful place to recharge your sun deprived body.
It reminded me of my days travelling solo through Europe in 1999 for 4 months. Carrying my Lonely Planet book, I just went by train, checking out various cities, stopping to eat at random locations and trying to absorb the history of where I was. Such a wonderful way to explore, learn about yourself and get comfortable in your own skin too!
February - share the Love Month - was also about receiving and giving love from and to my Customers. I love sharing and networking what others are doing around the world. So this month, I saw quite a few gorgeous posts made by my Mum Entrepreneur friends, who tagged me in their posts or shared their product pictures with their Instagram and Facebook Followers.
That means so much to me and I really appreciate your doing this. Thank you so much. Please feel free to do the same wherever you are - take your products and send me a picture. I hope to get one soon saying - 'Greetings from China!'
We hope that you will continue on your journey with us at Essentially Lili. Don't forget to send me your feedback and reviews, to share the love with your family and friends. Recommendations will receive a 15% voucher for you to use at the shopping cart. Feel free to share the love with others and let them enjoy the 'little pot of Magic' too!
At Essentially Lili, we look forward to hearing your wonderful stories in 2019. Much Love, Lili x