Because I tend to be quite extroverted in the company of others, people are often surprised that I like to be alone. In fact I desperately need to be alone, to recharge and recover, and I love it. I’m not necessarily very good at it, though, as I shed all tr..
Remember when skincare used to be all about creams? These days are gone. Now, we focus on serums and oils and layering and the good old moisturising cream has been humbled. Most people still need a day cream, however (it’s easier to get by with an oil or bal..
This post could equally well have appeared under the “solutions” section: so many people I’ve spoken to in recent months – even years – feel frustrated with the current political situation, but powerless to do anything about it or just confused. This book by..
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..