A few things that will make you happy in winter!
A stunning book about the women who make Paris
Build your personal jewelry collection with this guide + a look into my own collection!
A few tips for when you're feeling unmotivated!
I recently received a copy of the book "Silence: In The Age of Noise" by Erling Kagge. The book is like a journal, and the author questions the relevance of noise and silence through his own experiences; as a traveler, a dad or a teacher. This book was fairly easy to read and I loved that it was divided into sections for each anecdote. You can tell by the words he used that he really thought about how silence made him feel and how he saw the world around him live in noise or silence. Both inner noise and outer noise were things he decided to explore. We are living in an age where we are constantly consuming content and sometimes we should just stop to look around and appreciate the absence of sound. Erling Kagge is super eloquent and his travel stories are inspiring: from being alone in Antartica to climbing a bridge in New York. This book is a little bit philosophical but I also think it will make you see the world with a new perspective.
While there's nothing I love more than cozying up inside on a cold winter day, I must say that the extreme cold wave we're experiencing in Montreal right now is no fun, and is one of the reasons why winter is my least favourite season. But it's not all bad;
So far the winter holidays have been everything I hoped for: relaxing and fun. Yesterday I had lunch at Venice MTL with my blogger BFF Cassidy. Earlier in the vacation, I also went to see the Nutcracker, had a late night snack at a Mexican restaurant, painted ceramics with my childhood friend, ate sushi, made lussekatter (a Swedish pastry)... You can pretty much say everything in the past few weeks revolved around food!
How are you spending your winter holidays?
Sweater: Wilfred @ Aritzia / Jeans: Mango / Bag: Sophie Hulme @ LOVEthatBAG
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Books I'm excited to read in 2018.
Lessons of 2017
A few ideas for the women in your life!
Re-considering the Chanel Double Flap
Being a homebody. Why I hate to go out after 10 pm.
Real Nordic Living: from design to food to art to travel
I am a coat addict. I don't think I could fit enough coats in my closet. But this season, I wanted to find my dream coat: a long oversized navy wool coat with a giant belt (To be fair I was looking for the coat Noora wears in season 2 of Skam). And I think I found it! It is cozy, versatile, effortlessly chic and also casual. I can wear it open or closed and I don't have to worry about dirt because it is a dark colour, it almost looks black. I have been wearing it all week and someone even called me Mary Poppins, which is a compliment I'm willing to accept haha.
Imagine your dream coat. Can you describe it?
Have a nice Sunday!
Coat: COS / Jumper: Wilfred @ Aritzia / Boots: Cartel Footwear
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Can you think of who your role models were when you were growing up? I distinctly remember being in awe when I read the Blonde Salad and I think fashion bloggers in general were always on my top list of role models. They were travelling the world, attending fashion shows and writing blog posts everyday with amazing photos. I think it was a great way to portray how I wanted my life to look like when I would be older. But now when I look back at this, I am almost embarrassed because I just wanted their flashy lifestyle of "full time bloggers" and massive wardrobes with current-season designer clothing. I have noticed that my current role models work in the domains of arts or fashion and they are all creating something relevant and interesting.
Now I don't look at what my role models have but their work ethics and the road they have travelled to be where they are right now. Their processes have become more important to me than their results. Emily Weiss is a badass woman who worked tons of hours outside her job at Vogue to create Into the Gloss and eventually Glossier. She had to knock at the door of many investors to find someone to actually believe in her project. Her determination and drive is inspiring. Garance Doré has always been a popular blogger but with time she left aside the flashy side of fashion and is giving more importance to the people who work with her at Atelier Doré. The team at Atelier Doré have a super interesting podcast that I love to listen to every week because you get different opinions on various topics. These are just examples and I have many more role models. I think looking up to different ways of doing and taking inspiration from people in different areas is a great way to realize what YOU want to do and how you will do it.
Who are your role models?
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Being productive is fun!
What I've been wearing this fall and my love for the holidays
Is Lykke (happiness) the new "hygge" phenomenon?