Yoko’s Finds: Winter Gift Guide 2023

As we near the winter solstice, appreciating the sun’s blessings becomes ever more poignant. Our December on Instagram has been devoted to sharing ’25 Ways to Embrace Seasonal Living’. Living in sync with the changing seasons isn’t just about adapting; it’s about cultivating a deeper connection with nature’s rhythms.

Seasonal living champions mindful eating, conscious consumption, and aligning activities with nature’s patterns. Amidst our bustling lives, it’s easy to lose sight of the reassuring cycles surrounding us. Yet, the sun rises and sets, the moon waxes and wanes – reconnecting with these rhythms reminds us of our own energy phases.

In this spirit, we’ve curated a seasonal gift guide. Here are a few finds to consider:


For those captivated by the great outdoors, consider gifting an adventure along the Jurassic Coast. Fore Adventure in Dorset organises a captivating tour titled ‘Kayak Wild Food Foraging, Fishing And Feasting’. Engage in foraging for sea vegetables or fishing off kayaks, experiencing firsthand the thrill of catching fresh fish while learning to identify edible plants and seaweeds. Return to the shore to cook and relish in a feast prepared from your findings.


Delve into the realm of Kaiseki cuisine, often regarded as Japan’s paramount fine dining experience. London’s top-notch establishment, Roketsu, epitomises this culinary art. With Chef Hayashi’s extensive training at Kyoto’s renowned Kikunoi restaurant, Roketsu offers an exquisite menu dictated entirely by the season’s offerings. Each dish is meticulously crafted, rendering it a masterpiece. Notably, Roketsu now serves lunch.

If you seek sushi-grade fish for home indulgence, explore the offerings at La Petite Poissonnerie in both Primrose Hill and Marble Arch or Sake Sakanaya in Ealing. Both sources boast top-quality sashimi selections.


For those irresistibly drawn to home comforts, immerse yourself in the realm of scents, a perfect conduit for connecting with nature. Aoiro, a Berlin-based olfactory design studio, expertly crafts fragrances from essences and absolutes extracted from the finest raw materials, including woods, roots, mosses, leaves, herbs, and citrus.

Indulge in the luxury of a long, leisurely bath with Plum & Ashby‘s exquisite natural bath salts. Infused with a harmonious blend of aromatic spices and woody notes, these salts create a tranquil home spa experience, especially delightful on chilly winter evenings.

We hope our guide inspires unique holiday gifts or adds a touch of inspiration to your own wish list. Follow us on Instagram for more insights into embracing seasonal living as we continue to share throughout December. Stay tuned for the latest updates or sign up for our newsletter.

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