When MATTER asked me to share a day in the life of Belinda Love Lee with you all, I was instantly excited! I run my own design studio from home, called Belinda Love Lee where I dabble in graphic design, letterpress printing, lifestyle blogging, (a bit of a jill of all trades) but instead of being by the desk today, I’m actually in the Dominican Republic for a bit of work and play. So I thought what better than to take you guys along!
7am — Wake up. I’m naturally an early bird so waking up at 7 am comes naturally to me. I find it so highly annoying that I can’t just sleep in. But since I’m on holiday I’ll ‘force’ myself to lie in bed for the next two hours until my husband wakes up. Usually, I’ll stay in bed either watching YouTube, listening to a podcast or reading a book.
9am — Slip on my Matter pants and clothes and draw the curtains to bring in some light, I’m an absolute sun worshiper so this small moment is one of my favourites throughout the day.
10am — Hang out on the patio to finish the chapter. I’m currently reading and refreshing my mind with Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy. It’s all about the art of decluttering your life and choosing to keep things that only bring you joy. I’m a huge aspiring minimalist, so this book is a definite a book to life by. I’m a bit of a slow reader, as well I get distracted pretty easily so this time is a bit of a chill-out moment for me.
10:30am — Head down for a little bit of breakfast, they have delicious passion fruit here so that’s what I’ve been binge eating on this trip.
11am — I grab my props for the day, stealing a couple of fruits from the buffet! I head down to the beach for a little styled shoot for Jolie Laide. My favourite prop (which is free and available worldwide by the way) for styling and taking photos are shadows. They’re my absolute go to for making any photo more eye-catching. I just love how shadows fall so organically, there never quite the same. I make sure to study how the sun casts different levels of harshness and softness throughout the day. For any shoots I do at home I also live by the same principle for any Instagram snaps.
1pm — After lunch, we decide to head out into town. I love wandering around and being inspired by the people, architecture, and floral landscape around me. I make sure to bring my camera to take a couple of quick snaps so that I can make a photobook of our trip when we get home!
6pm — Collapse when getting back home, for a little bit of a rest before dinner.
7:30pm — Catch the sunset with my love, and head to dinner.
10pm — Lights out!
We created these pieces to be fit for all occasions, championing the ethos of living better with less. A Day In The Life is a series grounded on the belief that our pieces are made for the everyday, essentials that can carry you through long days and even longer nights. Belinda is wearing The Lounge Lunghi + Falcon Footprint, Size 1.