It is a beauty truism that women return to lipsticks in autumn and want to wear deeper colours as the days get colder. And I think it’s generally true, at least for me – but it’s also reinforced by the fact that new lipstick launches tend to take place in Se..
Violet is one of my favourite perfume notes*, especially if it’s blended with wood, or green notes, or moss, or leather. It is therefore relatively – but not entirely – understandable that I bought Byredo’s unnamed scent pretty much as soon as I tried it. I ..
I wasn’t planning to write this post at all. Not that all of my posts are carefully planned, but I do have a general list of topics in my head (and on my iPad) that I keep updating and developing. Sometimes, however, I have an idea in the morning and a blogp..
Some of you may remember how I pledged – more than a year ago – that Life in a Cold Climate is not going to be one of those ‘look, here’s a new product!’ type of blogs. And I still make an effort to see the bigger picture, to test things thoroughly before re..
Every time I’m hosting a dinner (or a lunch, brunch, breakfast, cocktails, afternoon tea, you name it), my family becomes a little tense. It’s not because they think I’m going to screw up, but because I’m never able to simply host a dinner – or any of those ..
The one thing I knew with absolute certainty when I finished A Little Life – emotionally drained and unstable – was that Hanya Yanagihara has shitloads of talent. Not much of a result, considering I knew that already since reading The People in the Trees, he..
Of all my frivolous pursuits, fashion used to be my favourite. In my late teens, I spent my negligible pocket money on the UK Vogue and if there was any left over, on the US one. When the miracle of Internet happened, I clicked through every single look of e..
There have been three stand-out makeup trends in recent years: strong brows, contouring and matte lips. I’m not really interested in the latter – at least not in the liquid lipstick form that is the most hyped version of getting the look – but I flirt with t..
I spent a weekend in London recently. It’s something I always enjoy, but this time it was even better than usual – partly because of the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at the Tate Modern. As it’s open for another two months, I thought I’d encourage you to go an..
I like the lazy days of late summer. I wrote about my August last year, when I was on holiday in Estonia. This August has been less faded, the sun bolder and the weather warmer, at least occasionally. I have been in Brussels this time, so it’s been about sit..