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Staying In Is the New Going Out - The Art of Luxurious Lounging


There’s a movement afoot and we’re a part of it. “Staying in” is officially the new “Going Out”! Its hard to believe how we’ve changed over the years from being as desperate to “get out” as we now are to “stay in”.

When our children were little, we had a standing order with our babysitter every single weekend. Regardless of whether we had something planned, we would get dressed up and head out the door at 5 on the dot every Saturday.

Deborah would pull up in the driveway ready to play UNO. The kids absolutely adored her and she adored them. We’d walk out the front door and we were free for a few hours. Grown-ups again with time to talk without being interrupted. We were in Chicago and it felt like the centre of the world. Glamorous, vibrant, and always fun. 

As our kids have grown (now almost all adults), we have almost completely subconsciously become home bodies. Life is somewhat less intense and the idea of just being at home with the family is actually my idea of the perfect way to spend my time. Staying in is for us, definitely the new going out! A roaring fire, candles burning, a board of delicious soft cheeses, olives and artisanal crackers and of course a great Barossa Shiraz and a new Netflix series comprise the perfect ingredients for a beautiful night in.   

If we’re lucky enough the kids will join us, at least for a little while before they head out, and quite often on their way back in when we get to hear all the ins and outs of their night on the town.

With our newfound love of the great indoors, we’ve focussed our efforts at Zjoosh this season on ways to make your home so inviting that you too will happily resist the allure of moving beyond your living room this winter.

From our beautiful cashmere and wool loungewear to our exquisite collection of scented candles and our beautiful blankets woven in Italy, we’ve turned staying warm and cosy into an artform we hope you will enjoy as much as we do.

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  • Rebecca Taylor