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St Peters NSW 2044
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LUMIRA is a luxury scented candle and fragrance house founded by Almira Armstrong in Sydney, Australia. LUMIRA fragrances are your luxury lifestyle essentials. Copyright 2018 Atelier Lumira.

Journal

Small Luxuries - A Shopping Edit

Almira Armstrong

Occasionally, life calls for a little elevating.

Often, it’s the details which make up the sum of our daily lives. And while a plush couch and comfortable bed are two of the most important purchases we make, it’s the small luxuries which can provide a different, more personal type of comfort and pleasure. A swipe of velvety lip balm between meetings, crawling between soft sheets at the end of a busy day, or penning your to-do’s in a carefully crafted diary - for those of us who appreciate the beauty of these small delights, read on for your new list of must-have small luxuries.

We’re constantly switching up our home fragrance at Lumira, but we are always drawn to La Primavera for its transporting, intoxicating beauty. Complemented by jasmine, rose leaf, lily, and patchouli, burning this candle leaves us dreaming of spring time in San Remo. We’re not ones to pigeon-hole candles as ‘special occasion only’ items. For us, the daily ritual of burning a candle is the ultimate small luxury.    
Lumira La Primavera

Nothing feels as decadent as padding on Baume de Rose onto our lips. Encased in a tub small enough to throw in your pouch, the soft pink, delicately rose-scented balm is intensely hydrating without being glossy. It feels as dreamy to wear as it does to smell, and leaves lips nourished and pillowy. In short, if there’s one beauty item to have on you at all times, this is it. The luxury lip balm of our dreams.
By Terry Baume De Rose

If you’re yet to be converted to the tactile luxury of linen sheets, it’s time. Given all the hours spent in bed, it should invariably be one of the first places we think to invest in. Linen sheets not only look both elegant and relaxed, they soften with time. And for all the sumptuous glory of hotel-grade, pristine cotton sheets, linen feels more like home. Cultiver’s range of linen sheets, woven from European flax, come in washed pastels and soft greys making for a perfect bedroom palette.  
Cultiver Linen Sheets

In our hyper-connected, digital world, a paper diary seems somewhat antiquated. But for those of us who relish jotting down appointments, ideas, and lists by hand, the act of writing in a diary is nothing short of therapeutic. For 2018, the Smythson Diary feels every bit as luxurious as it comes. With optional personalisation on black calf leather and gilt-edged paper, the daily to-do list no longer seems like a chore.
Smythson 2018 Diary

We believe that creating a beautiful home life is the ultimate luxury, so it stands to reason that these La Perla silk satin pyjamas are at the top of our dream list. Thankfully, silk pyjamas are having a fashion moment right now, which may help to justify the price tag, but when something is this refined, classic, and wearable, it’s hard to deny them. The trouble will be, of course, ever taking them off.
Silk Satin Pyjamas