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Softly, softly

Softness is kind. Softness is comforting. Softness is soothing. But when is soft, too soft? For us it’s similar to thinking about what we need from a best friend; sometimes we need them to be tea and sympathy but, sometimes, we need tough love. Often the mark of a true friend isn’t the person who...

An uncommon thread

At Millbrook Beds our passion for #perfectsleep means that, even with extensive experience of this trade, we’re always in pursuit of ways to improve our collections of luxury handcrafted mattresses and beds. In recent years this passion has taken us on a journey of rediscovering the beauty of cotton. Everyone thinks they know cotton, after...

Fill up on sleep

You don’t need to do much reading up on the effects of poor sleep to come across an abundance of articles and research citing a link between poor sleep and poor eating habits. It seems our desire to fill up on junk food isn’t always solely to do with a predominance of fast food advertising...

Decade-ence

It’s not big news that January can be a time for reflection but the beginning of a new decade in 2020 seems to have felt particularly significant to a lot of people this time around. Conversations on and offline have reflected back on where our lives were 10 years ago, and inevitably speculate on what...

Monkey see monkey do

What sleep habits are we teaching our kids? This isn’t intended as a parent-shaming article... parents tend to have more than enough heaped on them as they navigate the complex task of balancing home and work lives in a modern world. But it is a question that we should ask ourselves from time to time....

Beauty cabinet

What’s in your beauty cabinet for 2020? Beauty trends and corresponding beauty products continually evolve year to year in keeping with the next concepts of what is deemed attractive or what are considered the best and latest techniques in skincare. Moving into 2020 and beyond, this might mean your beauty cabinet might see some newcomers...

Main menu

A well designed menu is the mark of a great restaurant. Good menus are one of those things in life that few people appreciate the skill involved until they either have a go at it themselves, or they come across a bad one. A good menu is carefully designed to include a balance of dishes...

Retreat

In the busy-ness of life, do you have spaces you can retreat to? Our bodies and minds crave space from time to time, a space physically separate where we can take a moment to breathe, reset and reinvigorate ourselves and a space to hear and process our thoughts and emotions. Sadly we can’t jump ship...

A clean start

It’s never too late to make a clean start of things so start off your new year cleanse with cleaner sleep habits in five simple steps: 1. Tidy up your bedtime routine Your bedroom can look spic and span but, with untidy bedtime habits, you still won’t be getting what you need from it. A...

Up all night

Much of the nation has a similar and relatively traditional approach to celebrating Christmas. The turkey, the tree, the advent calendars...they vary in style from home to home but nonetheless they’re usually to be found in some iteration in most households. However, if Christmas is a time for shared tradition, New Year can see us...