Favorite Things 2-6-16

Outdoors //

Last summer, I bought four hydrangeas. I kept two of them in their original pots and bought two Lechuza self-watering pots for the others. I’ve taken barely any care of either so far this summer (my bad) and this is how they were both looking a couple of weeks ago.
I only bought two last year because they’re expensive (£33 each for the size I got) but man, they are so worth it. I’ve got a few other self-watering pots which were cheaper, and they’re better than nothing, but still pale in comparison to these. I’ve just bought two more for the poor scraggly things that didn’t get an upgrade last year, and I’ll replace all my pots with them eventually.
DIY //
Creative in Chicago just wrote a great post about different folding techniques for Shibori tie-dying. I want to try some of these out!
Style //

I just had my Dad bring me back a pair of Merona Jana Thong sandals when he went to the States. They’re super cute, super comfy and super cheap (less than $12 on sale). I’m on my fourth pair!

Finds //
We’ve been using the same Ikea toy hamper as a laundry basket since college…I reckon it might be time to splurge on a more grown-up option! I love this bamboo one (£60 from John Lewis).

I also want this friendly doormat. 🙂

Travel //
A friend’s IG feed of her travels to Panama has put South America on my bucket list. She stayed at the stunning American Trade Hotel. I want to go to there.

{Am Trade photos via Design Sponge}