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Christmas wish list

Christmas Wish List | Chiaki Creates chiakicreates.comMy plan to spend a lot of the holidays snuggled up on the sofa under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book, clearly inspired this wish list. Gyokuro is one of my favourite teas, and the book is next on my to-read list.

Soft to a Good Start Blanket // Modcloth
Blue Swirl Pattern Mug // Japan Centre
Keriana Tunic // Indiska
Side Dish Plate Set // Japan Centre
A is For Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup
Gyokuro Green Tea // Whittard

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New home wish list

New Home Wish List | Chiaki Creates chiakicreates.comHello, my lovelies. I’ve moved house! My new home is by Brighton Pier and it’s everything that I’ve been wishing so hard for. It’s near the seafront, beautiful, cosy, serene, and my flatmate is a warm and intelligent woman. Every morning, I watch the sea through the floor-to-ceiling sitting room windows while drinking a cup of sencha. I couldn’t be happier!

I’ve been yearning to create a calm space for myself for a very long time. A space full of candlelight, fabulous textiles, gorgeous scents and things that make me smile. I can’t wait to frame my David Bowie 40th Anniversary picture discs and put my books on display after living sans bookshelves since June.

Rainbow Braided Round Rug // Myakka
Knubbig Cherry Blossom Table Lamp // Ikea
Orange Blossom Scented Candle // Parks
Leaf Plate in Grey // Indiska
Ashai Enamel Teapot in Turqouise // Indiska
Violet Lotus Tea Light Holder // eBay


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Birthday wish list

Chiaki Creates - Birthday Wish List chiakicreates.comSilk chiffon maxi dress // Issa
Stockholm bedside table // Ikea
My Simple Figures art prints by Anton Marrast // Society6
Kremla tumblers // Ikea
Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions by Elizabeth Andoh
Rosemary’s Baby tannis root necklace // sirenasirena on Etsy

I’m turning 30 in two weeks. It’s a major event, right? Well, for me it’s not the Birthday itself that’s important, but being older and wiser. Over the last 8 months I’ve been doing some proper soul-searching and I feel like I’m going to enter my thirties as a new, improved me. I feel calm and confident and content. Things are falling into place. I can’t wait to leave my twenties behind and to find out what adventures my thirties have in store!