Blog of the Month – June Winner – Lobster and Swan

How are we already halfway through 2018?! Can we pause time for a second? This year seems to be flying by.

We are currently running our better sleep campaign over on our site which signals the importance of great sleep and the effect it has on our mental and physical health. With time flying by so quickly, it’s vital that we take a moment to concentrate on our sleep. Be sure to check out our latest blog giving our top tips for sleeping when stressed. Sleep is also hugely important for daily success, it can be hard to go about daily tasks when deprived of sleep. Gaining those quality, core hours of sleep can help lead to productive, successful days.

Talking of success leads us perfectly into the announcement of our June Blog of the Month winner, Lobster & Swan! This incredible blog, and the writer behind it are hugely successful and deserve endless amounts of love and praise. Congratulations, Jeska!

Not only does Jeska successfully maintain an inspirational blog, she also co-founded and runs a lifestyle store with her husband, Dean AND is a wonderful photographer and stylist. Curious how she does it? Jeska kindly answered our “sleep success” questions, letting us into her business inspiration and sleep secrets!

What was the inspiration behind starting your business?

We couldn’t find lots of the ethical and sustainable things that we loved elsewhere!

How do you wind down after a days work?

Preparing an evening meal with Dean and reading gardening memoirs – current reads the Great Dixter and Skymeadow by Charlie Hart.

How important is good sleep to being effective in the day?

Very important to me, if I don’t get enough sleep I might be grumpy and I’m definitely unfocused – Love my bed hours!

How many hours do you need to feel refreshed?

8 hours at least is best for me

What gives you sleepless nights?

Slugs eating my dahlias, preparing for a trip away and the cats going missing!

Thanks, Jeska!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Lobster & Swan, it is a complete joy to read. Jeska uses her personal daily inspirations and interior styling skills to create the most intriguing and beautiful content. It was born over 10 years ago when Jeska entered the blogging world and has transformed into a platform of lifestyle heaven. Choose from 16 different categories to get lost in and you may never want to find your way out. From interior details to wardrobe inspiration and book and magazine reviews, this blog has something for everyone to get stuck into.

Lobster & Swan has supported Soak&Sleep over the years in various ways, so it’s lovely to be able to give a little something back. From bedroom refreshes to home renovations, Soak&Sleep has been featured with the most creative, innovative ideas in mind. This creative content spreads across her blog with each post having a hand-made, crafty feel which is both refreshing and uplifting to read. Jeska even transformed our French Linen flat sheets into curtains and they look amazing!


Jeska kindly answered our quick fire Q&A…

Early riser or night owl?
Early riser in spring and summer – night owl and hibernator in autumn and winter!

My morning ‘wake up’ essentials are…

waking up with the light  and no alarm then a cup of chai latte first thing!

My interiors style is influenced by…

nature, travel, nostalgics feelings from the past, and my historical bohemian heroines and creatives – Anaïs Nin, Vanessa Bell, Gerda Wegener.

My all-time favourite buy…

our log burner, best chilly evening watching ever!

My bedroom style in 3 words…

comfy – natural – layers

My must-have for the best night’s sleep is…

a pot of calm balm by my bed to rub on my temples and wrists –

If I could sleep anywhere it would be…

in a cosy boat out under the stars


Thank you! Sleeping on a boat under the stars sounds blissful to us, can we join you?

Congratulations once again on winning our Blog of the Month, a truly deserved win for a truly incredible blog.

*All images from Lobster and Swan.

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