I had no idea that I’d been in love with India Mahdavi’s work since 2014. As soon as Gallery at Sketch London reopened after renovation that year, I knew this was a place I wanted to visit: full of rose pink velvet and chairs that looked like they were made ..
The arrival of the New Year kind of ruins the winter for me. Most of the things that make winter bearable – warm drinks, cosy knits, stews and roasts – start to feel slightly wrong. Every January, I want to feel sleek, sharp and fit and my mind is already in..
1. Tanel Veenre jewellery. I’m not a big jewellery wearer, but IF I’m going to wear any, it better make a statement. 201..
It’s not an evidence-based conclusion – as I only tried a fraction of new launches -, but I feel like 2016 was a solid year for perfume: not outstanding, but definitely not bad either. There were quite a few new fragrances that I respected and/or liked, but ..
Dear readers, I’ve realised that I haven’t wished you a happy New Year, so I’m doing it now. Consider it done.
In the spirit of reflection and yearly summaries, I’ve taken a look at my site stats and apparently the blog had almost 40 000 users and 300 00..
In the last week, I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time watching best of 2016 beauty videos on YouTube. I have mostly learned two things: 1) these videos are addictive and 2) my list of favourites is quite different from most vloggers’. The latter is not..
I read 112 books last year, across genres and themes, of varying thickness and respectability. It’s a decent number, but what follows is by no means a comprehensive overview of anything: while I have read some of the talked-about books of 2016, I haven’t rea..
I love best-of lists, but they are always more difficult to write then I expect – and I really should know by now. Skincare is particularly troublesome: I test and use a lot and most of it is good, but I’ve become very tough to impress unconditionally. In ad..
Recently, I feel like I’m not doing justice to the name of this blog. While there is some life, there is very little cold climate – most of the stuff I’ve been posting could have been written somewhere in Sahara. To a certain extent, it’s because the winter ..
This is a completely unscheduled post that I wrote earlier today on the train, returning from Lille. It was our first proper visit to the city – Eurostar stops don’t count – and it was ridiculously convenient, taking about half an hour from Brussels. Lille i..