My views in French style* have historically been rather strong. It’s not that I don’t find the aesthetic appealing – I do, I think it looks cool and we certainly need an alternative to the super-polished NYC approach, not to mention the Kardashian take on st..
I’ve been in a perfume slump for a while. Not that I don’t wear any, I do (most days), but it’s usually old favourites – pretty predictable and boring stuff from Chanel, Tom Ford and Jo Malone. I also haven’t been buying much recently: a bottle a month is ve..
I’ve been thinking about how to make sure I can blog more than once a week during this crazy time until the end of the year.* One thing I’ve realised is that as my Instagram has developed, my blogposts have grown longer and longer: I tend to use up my “small..
I haven’t had enough time to write the follow-up to my Summer 2017 non-fiction list, which doesn’t bode well for actually reading the books themselves. But I thought that even if I spend the whole summer working and and only gazing wistfully at my books, my ..
As you can probably guess based on the frequency of posting, my time reserves are extremely limited at the moment. The Estonian EU Presidency will start on 1 July and we are all officially doing 6-day work weeks now, not to mention the unofficial over time. ..
For all my love and talk of makeup, I actually leave home most days without having any on my face. It’s not that I have suddenly embraced my natural beauty, it’s just that I’m constantly late. And it’s OK, I can handle my bare face. Do I feel better at an im..
I like very few things more than making lists and buying books, so instead of one summer reading list, I’m going to have three. We’ll kick things off with non-fiction, mostly because I think fiction is getting a little arrogant, always coming first. And also..
This post has been in the making for months, if not years, but I’ve always felt that „oh, I still need to try this“ or „cannot really do it before I’ve used that“. Obviously, that’s not a very smart way to approach the topic, as I’ll never be able to test ev..
A mule – not the most attractive name for a shoe, is it? And generally, I think the style matches the name in its (lack of) attractiveness. I’ve never been a fan: mules remind me of pictures of perfect retro housewives and boudoirs and Barbies. Or, if they a..
Last week was the first properly hot week of the year in Brussels. Some days felt like August, with a relentless sun above, dry grass below and a certain languor that is only possible when it’s very warm. The weather always has an immediate impact on what I ..