Monday, 28 April 2014

Flower work party


My job is like perfume. This might sound like crazy but let me explain to you this little theory. 
 
The thing is that at my work people like celebrations. Birthdays, career-anniversaries, logos; they all call for a little (work) party of their own. Last week it was “Secretaries Day" and so my fellow female colleagues and I were "celebrated" with a huge bouquet of flowers. 
The next morning, while getting ready for work, it dawned on me that the company that I work for is, somehow, like my Yves Rocher “Flowerparty” perfume. I guess you see what I mean? Parties and a celebration with flowers at work ...

P.S. Phew, maybe I am actually going crazy: must be the lack of inspiration - and hence the abscence of decent blogging - that makes me come up with the silliest of all theories. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The sequel


Movies with no ending, I like them. Not the dreary ones that you can hardly watch till the end because of their dullness. I mean the kind that doesn’t really end in the (often not so happy) end, with plots that leave you behind with trillions of questions, that make you wonder what will happen next and that make you long for a sequel. Then again an actual follow-up would ruin the experience of “ignorance” so after all it’s better the moviemakers leave it at that. For days I can keep thinking about such movies by imagining all plausible scenarios. At some point I then decide to stop envisaging how the story really ends because well, I guess it’s simply impossible to find out about what exactly “happened next”.
Directing scene LV Brochure SS 2012 
Last weekend I saw August: Osage County. It must be the ending (including the Kings Of Leon soundtrack) that makes me like the movie so much. By the way, I’m still in the overthinking phase.
P.S. What kind of movie endings do you like best?

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Early Easter


Do you have a basket at hand? Yep, it’s that time of the year again, that period when one can go hunting ... Easter eggs. That is if you like deco-eggs; for the real stuff (the chocolate oval-shaped sweets that taste super great) you’ll have to wait till next Sunday.


Mr. Easter bunny has paid us a visit already (must have felt very welcome with that garland, you know) and hid some paper, wooden and “emptied” treats. You can find them in the pictures above.

P.S. Enjoy the weekend! 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Temptation Island


At the beginning of this year I told myself not to buy any bags in 2014. So far I’ve managed but honestly, it has been difficult. Wherever I look, they’re there: Louis Vuitton and Delvaux bags, blinking at me; yelling my name. Advertisements of high-class second hand websites are the most tempting and the hardest to ignore. It feels like I am on temptation Island (aka the Isle of Bags) but still I haven’t collapsed. I've tried really hard to put the bags out of my mind ... by looking for nice shoes. Unfortunately the footwear I wanted seemed nowhere to be found, only I forgot about Fred de la Bretoniere

The contemporary boots were originally designed in the seventies
and are characteristic of the Fred de la Bretoniere style. 
It had been a while since I passed by the Fred store and when I remembered I decided to pay him a visit. Jackpot! There were like three pairs that really met my “demand” (i.e. a pair of boots that will serve as a worthy replacement for the beige summer (of 2011) Earthkeepers boots, that I wear with everything – skinny trousers and flares, dresses and skirts, at work and everywhere else I go.) Anyway, I found what I was looking for. Which basically comes down to this: I am now the proud owner of a pair of original SHABBIES and no new bag. Call this a miracle if you want because really, in true shoe-desperation, I almost did buy a piece of new "armwear".

P.S. Kind of pathetic, don't you think, nagging about things NOT to buy?