Posted: by Jo Wednesday, 22 August 2018 @ 15:00
What glorious weather
July and August brought! It was a proper Summer, wasn't it?
We finished July by
taking Mantra to the ‘Self Love Summit’, an inspiring one-day event hosted by wellbeing
expert, Mel Wells. Mel’s two Mantra necklace designs, focused on self-belief
and the power to create your own reality, proved extremely popular at
Over 400 women
attended, and listed to engaging talks from Persia Lawson, Shannon Kaiser,
Julie Montagu and Suzy Ashworth, along with Mel herself. It was a day to really
celebrate ‘girl power’, in the form of fully accepting and celebrating who you
are, and setting a clear vision for what you want your life to be like.
One of my favourite
speakers was Shannon Kaiser, whose mantras of ‘All problems are
pathways’, ‘We learn the way, on the way’, and ‘You get what you focus on’,
really resonated with me.
August then started
with us agreeing an exciting collaboration with the truly inspirational, global
wellbeing movement, Wanderlust.
describes its mission as helping you to ‘Find your True North’ — to cultivate becoming,
and being, your best self. They create events and experiences to guide us all
on the path toward a healthy and inspired life; and believe that a personal
practice, whether yoga, meditation, or other mindful and focused activity, is
integral to maintaining focus and clarity throughout the journey to True North.
their key global events is Wanderlust 108 – described as the world’s only
Mindful Triathlon – which brings the community together for a 5k run/walk, a
DJ-powered yoga session, and guided meditation – the London one taking place
this year in Battersea Park.
excited to be taking Mantra to this event, on Saturday 15th
September. Our Wanderlust necklace collaboration launches at this event too, in
a few weeks’ time. You can read more here.
Also this month, we
launched our new birthstone pendants, which can be added to our Star Map
and Initial necklaces, to make them even more personal; and we launched the
first of our new Bar Bracelets, which have been much requested.
My husband and I headed
off for a long weekend in the South of France in the middle of August. I am a
huge fan of art, and the chance to visit the Rosaire Chapel in Vence, designed
by Matisse, and see some beautiful artworks at the Maeght Foundation, proved
irresistible. For me, looking at art uplifts and inspires my soul, and is one
thing which I try hard to make time for in my life, however busy I am.
As we get ready for
Autumn, our latest fundraising necklace, for ‘Trees for Cities’, is set to
launch on the first day of meteorological Autumn - September 1st.
And we are excited to have agreed a paper-offsetting scheme with this inspiring
charity, to plant replacement trees to match the paper we use in our packaging
This month also saw
GCSE and A-level results being published – a tense month for teenagers and
their parents. Although I don’t have children, I see from friends the
importance of recognising and rewarding the efforts of your children, in
spite of their results, rather than because of them.
In the end, the
results of these particular exams will, of course, have some impact on the
future direction of their lives, but you cannot possibly foresee what that
impact will be at this stage. So, it is better to reward the effort made, than
the output gained.
We head towards
September thinking about new terms, new starts, new adventures. I look forward
to talking to you again then.