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Even though I work from home I love nothing more than ending the week by chilling out on the sofa. Recently Panasonic got in contact with me to discuss what I consider to be my perfect night in. I was asked to visualise myself in front a Panasonic Ultra HD 4K TV and think about what helps me to relax. Not a difficult task as that’s pretty much what Ollie and I do every Friday night….


Here’s how I create my perfect night:

Take a relaxing bath or shower

The minute I finish work I jump straight in the bath or shower. There’s nothing like taking off your makeup and feeling all fresh and clean to help you relax. More often than not I’ll give myself a mini facial as well. I exfoliate, apply a face mask and then once I’m out I put on eye cream, serum and moisturiser too.

Get cosy in my PJ’s

Call me an old granny, but there’s nothing I love more than lounging around in a set of pyjamas! So once that shower or bath is done I’ll put on my fave pair all ready for the night ahead. I don’t care if it’s only 6/7pm. I’m feeing all cosy and ready to switch off and that’s the way I’m gonna stay!

Disconnect from social media

Talking of switching off, it’s at this point I usually have one last check of my iPad and phone. After that I try to disconnect from social media because in my line of work you’re pretty much on it for most of the day. I either put my phone away upstairs or switch it off completely. It’s the only way I can truly relax.

Light some candles

Another way I like to chill out is by lighting one of my favourite candles. At the moment I’m burning one by Yankee Candle called ‘Snow in Love’. I find this a great way of setting a really relaxed and chilled out vibe. Around this time I’m starting to get hungry though so it’s time to think about getting some food.

Order a takeaway

Ollie and I call Friday nights ‘Chinese night’ because we always ring up and get one delivered to the house. I usually order something pretty random like chips and vegetables in sweet and sour sauce and Ollie has smoked chicken with egg fried rice. We also get mini vegetable spring rolls to share and a couple of cans of coke.

Indulge in some alcohol

More often than not there will be some kinda alcohol involved. That might be a bottle of rose, gin & tonic, cider or even pina colada when we can be bothered to make it! Either way by the time our takeaway as been delivered you can guarantee we’ll be pretty chilled and hanging out in our favourite space.

Settle down on the sofa

We have a lovely corner sofa in our living room and it’s our favourite place to wind down. After the takeaway has been demolished you can find me on one side all wrapped up in a fleece blanket (I told you I’m like an like an old lady!) and Ollie will be on the other. Usually with his feet by my head!

Watch TV

Whilst hanging out on the sofa we like to watch YouTube channels, usually starting with Delos as we love to catch up on their vlogs. Following that there might be a bit of La Vaga and various other sailing videos too. Then back to regular TV for whatever’s on at the time. Often we’ll watch a movie and that’s us in position for the rest of the night!

What’s your idea of a perfect night in?

Do you like to go out or stay in on a Friday eve?

Carly x

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  • My way of relaxing is candles, cooking up new dishes with a glass or two wine. Cooking for me is very therapeutic and it relaxes me after a long day.

    • That sounds lush. I love cooking too! So relaxing. xx

  • I love a cosy Friday night in too – takeaway, pjs, candles and tv is perfect! That tv looks fab – so slim! xx

  • This is pretty much the same way I like to relax on Fridays, too! Well, minus the alcohol; I’m so looking forward to when I can drink my glass of red wine again, haha. I also have to disconnect from my phone, since I’m on it all day as well, it feels so good to just live in the moment and settle down and truly put my mind at ease. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



    • I guess it won’t be long before you can drink again! Thanks for reading. I hope you have a fab weekend too. xx

  • Violette

    This is definitely the perfect night! The TV sounds perfect too!

  • Bella Skoog (Bella)

    Sounds like a perfect night for sure!

    Hugs Bella, // Instagram: bellaskoog

    • Yes and as it’s Friday I’ll be jumping in the bath very soon! Yay. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for reading. xx

  • clare⭐

    I love a cosy night in 🙂 great post

  • Sounds like my idea of a cozy night in too! Mine might also include a nice bath & face mask 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

    • You can’t go wrong with a good face mask and bath right? X

  • That sounds like the perfect night in!

  • That sounds like the recipe for a lovely night in! Nothing beats a hot, relaxing bath on a winter’s night and then settling into PJ’s to watch NetFlix.

    For me, I love nights in so much. However, I tend to take my life as it comes. I sometimes go out on a Friday and I sometimes stay in.

    Adrianna xx |

    • I must admit I sometimes go out too. Thanks for reading Adrianna. : ) xxxx

  • Yiotou_La

    Sounds perfect!!! I always do that on Fridays, I have a pampering night and I will have a glass of wine, settle in front of the tv and watch my favourite series or a movie. Cannot go wrong with that! x


    • That’s the perfect way to spend a Fri night! : ) xxxx

  • Oh My this Panasonic Ultra HD 4K TV looks pretty cool Carly. My perfect night would also start with a long relaxing bath. Sadly disconnecting from social media isn’t an option for me. I’m starting a social media expert business which means I have to be on social media more than I want to be. I’m always up for ordering takeaway. Yes to a little alcohol and TV is always a great way to zone out. If I had this TV I would be one happy girl.

    • It’s pretty cool isn’t it? Your social media expert business sounds right up my street! Good luck with that venture and please keep me up to date. Xxxx

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Oh that really sounds like a great evening! Actually, I it is a long time ago since I last watched a movie without my mobile phone next to me :/ I really take this as an inspiration! Thanks girl <3
    xx, Carmen –

    • I think that’s the way of the world these days, but it’s good for us to switch off every now and again. : ) xxxx

  • maria

    I have recently started getting into netflix so a bowl of popcorn and watching a film or series with the bf is my perfect night in, I have set myself a target of trying to watch as many films/series on Netflix as possible

  • Sounds like a great Friday night.

  • I used to prefer going out, but now, with the kids, I stay in most evenings and cuddle on the couch.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Nina

    Sounds like a great Friday night.

    Nina’s Style Blog