When trying to decide which colour should be featured for Novella’s, “One Month, One Colour”, I came across an interesting article about birthstones that made my choice quite easy.
Fun fact: The March gemstone, Aquamarine, was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was considered the stone of eternal youth and happiness. Birthstones and their symbolic meaning have evolved over the years but in 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers adopted the Aquamarine gemstone as the modern March birthstone.
Hence the chosen colour of the month is Aquamarine. Going into spring, it’s definitely a colour that projects a fresh new season and a fresh new you.
What’s better than entertaining a dinner party with friends and family? Enjoying good food with good company makes for the ultimate evening event. For those who typically end up playing the hostess, my recommendation is an elegant yet modern serving set made out of bone and steel from Anthropologie (1). If you’re the person who typically gets invited to dinner parties because you can be quite useless in the kitchen, then you should always bring some dessert that can be enjoyed after the meal. These delicious blueberry macaroons from one of my favorite places in Toronto, Nadège Patisserie (2), are the perfect peace offering.
Fashion is one of the most creative and fun ways to tell the world how we feel without using words. Even though our personal styles can be affected by the freezing cold days, spring is around the corner. What better way to start off the spring season than to add bright colours to your wardrobe? This marled aquamarine cardigan from H&M (3) gets rid of the monotonous look and exudes the spring and fun spirit.
As much as we enjoy other’s company, you should always indulge in some ‘me’ time. It’s a way to escape the hectic world and find happiness in the simplest ways. This journal found at the Indigo Bookstore, is the perfect way to write about your thoughts, ideas and upcoming projects (4).
The fact that we project who we are and how happy we feel through fashion is also reflected in the way we decorate our home. Usually the colour palette for home decor is based from neutral shades such as, beige, cream, grey or white. Everyone’s tastes vary and some may be opposed to taking risks with their décor by adding flashy aqua blue tones, however there are ways to adding a little pop of colour to get away from these boring tones. Just by incorporating an antique-finish wood picture frame (5) or a floral print box to keep our small stuff organized (7) found at Zara Home, could be the prefect way to add a splash of colour without making it too flashy.
Finally, my definitive ‘must-have’ product is the vanilla-mint lip balm from EOS (6) to keep lips hydrated. Nothing exudes happiness than a beautiful and hydrated smile.
Add a touch of beautiful aquamarine to your life this March!