#mylifeofease with Rebecca Byers

Rebecca Byers is a fashion designer and artist based in East London.

What does a life of ease mean to you?

It’s treating life as if it's a holiday - so as much as possible, having loose plans and doing things that make me happy. Eating nice food, having a really comfortable bed/living space and being relaxed at home. I think for me it’s a lot based around being at home, being comfortable and in my own space rather than feeling I need to go out a lot. 

Where/when do you feel your happiest and most at ease?

My happiest place is when I am on my own with music on, a glass of red wine and I’m painting, drawing or sketching designs.

What is the biggest obstacle that stops you feeling at ease?
The restriction of my design job being 9to5 which means I don't have as much time as I'd like to pursue my own creative projects.
What does your perfect weekend look like? 
Finish work on a Friday on a hype and do something fun like go for drinks with friends or catch up with family. Saturday I like to potter around and do something creative, make something crafty or paint. I think for me the perfect weekend is about not making plans but letting it flow and being spontaneous; being with friends and seeing where the wind takes us. I think Lockdown has made me dislike having too many plans even more; not being restricted by commitments makes me have a more peaceful headspace.
What is at the top of your bucket list? 
I don't really have a top but I do really want to learn how to do glass blowing.
If you could go on an adventure anywhere in the world next week, where would it be? 

The jungle in Peru.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt in life so far? 

The art of letting go.

Favourite London hang out

I recently discovered all the pubs by the river in Wapping. Loving it there, especially The Prospect of Whitby where you can watch the gorgeous sunsets. Basically I am vibing summer evenings sat anywhere along Shadwell Basin and St Catherine Docks.

What’s your favourite food

Mussels and chips 

Why did you choose your set in Palm? 

Green is my favourite colour, there are so many shades and I love them all. It’s the colour of earth and nature and I find it warm and grounding.