LIFE UPDATE: Moving out

Friday, July 21, 2017


Moving out was a big stepping stone last year when, at 21 years old, I finally left my mom’s house to move to Paris for my end of study internship. This was a big life event I had been waiting for for years so it had a special kind of importance to me. I was so excited and a little bit nervous, especially as I was to live with flatmates for the first time, but at the same time I was so ready for my brand new experience in a new city.

Fast forward one year and here I am in need a change of scenery.

Living with flatmates is great when you get along well (and hell when you don’t) but I have always liked the peace of being alone at home, especially as I spend quite a lot of my time there. Also, as my place was already furnished, I did not get to pick any furniture or home decoration that I actually liked. It was my choice to do it like this in the beginning because it was so much easier as I just had to bring my clothes when I moved, but it also meant that I never truly felt at home in this place. It was more like a place of transition in my life where I was waiting, without really knowing for how long, for the day I was going to finally “start” my life properly.

That is why I decided to live by myself for the first time ever. And let me tell you, I bloody love it!

I found the perfect little apartment in a very cute and quiet neighborhood in Paris. It is smaller but cozier and exactly what I needed. I cannot tell you how excited I am for all the home décor shopping and furniture building (yes you read that right, I actually like building Ikea furniture) that is ahead of me! I mean, isn’t it the best part about moving out to a new place? Be prepared for posts about home stuff in the near future.

In short, moving out was like starting a new chapter of my life and I am already ten times happier since I took that decision!

M.
(Picture from: https://fr.pinterest.com/source/somerset-wedding-photographer.co.uk/)

BOOKS

#GIRLBOSS made me do it

Tuesday, July 11, 2017



















Hello there, remember me? No? Nevermind.

I should be used to writing hello-I-am-back-after-a-year-of-being-a-ghost post (just look at the last three posts below) but each time feels as difficult as the last to start filling up this page. I wish I could say it is the last time but I’d rather not jinx it.

This time, it’s a book that brought me back to this corner of the internet. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO extraordinaire of Nasty Gal, was the kick in the ass I needed to start blogging again. Don’t get me wrong, this book is not a novelty. I have seen it reviewed countless of times already by all kinds of bloggers. Therefore I won’t give you the usual literature critique about it but I’ll only say this: if you are looking for a book to make you feel good after a long day where you feel like you have accomplished nothing, if you are looking for a spark of inspiration or if you are just someone who likes to read about women kicking ass, then read it!

For my part, I found that this book made me want to DO SOMETHING. I want to be creative, passionate and inspired in all aspect of my life, I want to have side projects and bring to life all my crazy ideas! If Sophia Amoruso could then why not me? I am not saying that I want to be just like her and build my own empire from the ground up and make millions and everything. All I want at the moment is to ‘get a grip’ on my life and start doing something with it, something just for me, to have a project I can call my ‘baby’ and be proud of. Maybe it is a blog, maybe it isn’t, only the future will tell.

All I know is that, right now, I found myself inspired and excited to give this blog yet another go. Because, as Sophia tells us in her book, deep down we all are entrepreneurs, it is in our DNA, and I want to prove it, to myself first and to the world, that I can do awesome stuff if I put my mind to it and work hard. A little bit of positive thinking and suddenly you are the queen of the world! So here I am, back to work with renewed inspiration and a great dose of motivation.

See you around dear reader,

Until next time


M.

TRAVEL

Amsterdam

Sunday, July 24, 2016



Hello again, it’s me, yes the girl that writes this blog, sometimes…

Remember me? I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t. I have not been the most regular blogger this year. Thing that I wish to change but let’s be honest, I said the same thing in the last blog post in … December? Great job, me! Anyway, I really wish this time is the one but I would rather not make any promises I can’t keep.

So, today I wanted to talk about my recent trip to one of my top dream destinations: Amsterdam!

I have developed an obsession with this city, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the gorgeous pictures on Instagram? Let’s be honest, it’s probably it. I mean, how can you not fall in love with all these pictures of colourful flowers, beautiful houses along the canals and those cute bridges? This city is like Instagramers’ heaven!







In May, I had the chance to spend a long weekend in Amsterdam with my family. I was so lucky as I went just during the weekend when it was all sunny and warm. It felt like summer and it was awesome. The weather made the trip even more special as every single person in the city seemed to have decided to go out and have drinks in terrace which gave it a really nice atmosphere.

I did a lot of tourist things like the Anne Frank’s House that I liked a lot. I think this is an emblematic place I needed to visit as it is a part of my history as a French person. I also visited the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the museum of Amsterdam and the royal palace. It’s a lot of museums, I know, but everything was very interesting. I particularly enjoyed the Van Gogh museum and its beautiful paintings and the Royal Palace was gorgeous as well. I really learned a lot about the beautiful city of Amsterdam on these cultural visits.

Of course I also did explore the city itself. I did a lot of walking around Amsterdam and I went on a boat tour to visit the city from the various canals. One thing I really enjoyed too was going for a long walk around the Vondelpark. It was such a beautiful day and there were a lot of people lying on the grass with their friends, having a barbecue (yes it is allowed to have bbqs in the park in Amsterdam. Thing that would never happen in France ahah) or doing yoga, etc. The park is so pretty and there are a lot of flowers and fountains. I loved it !







All in all, I will definetly come back to Amsterdam. It was a trip I wanted to take for quite some time and I have not been dispointed ! Of course there are a lot more things to do to explore the city even more so I need to go back, right ? (This is a valid reason, just sayin'!).


Did any of you visit Amsterdam ? What did you love about it ?





Ps: I am still learning photography so excuse my mediocre pictures taking/editing. If you have any advice to make them look of better quality in a small format (715x470) i am all ears. Those are the ones I managed to salvage, kind of. Promise, I’ll try to do better next time ;) 


M.

BEAUTY

Christmas Wishlist 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015



Hello I’m back! 

I am very sorry about the radio silence these past few months but I have been busy with work and work and more work. Anyway, now that I am finally on holidays, I am posting a very late little Christmas wishlist in hope that Santa does fast shipping.

So here are some ideas for you (or just some random things I want for Christmas). Enjoy !

Watch – I actually noticed this watch on Instagram and instantly fell in love with the design. It is black, classy and the kind of velvety strap makes it a little more original. This one is a bit expensive however, but you can find cheaper similar ones easily.

Perfume – Eau de toilette by Chloe. Love it !

Bag – Because you can never have too many bags. I really like the shape and texture of de fabric, it’s like a croco-effect suede. So pretty !

Lipstick – I think what I said about bags can be said for lipsticks: 40 million is not enough! I actually wanted to try the Audacious range of lipsticks by Nars for a while but these are not cheap so I think Christmas is a reasonable excuse to buy some (the shade in the picture is called Vera). I will definitely be doing a review on this beauty (hopefully before spring ahah ;))!

Shoes – I think I might have an obsession with shoes and it’s kind of getting out of hand… So of course I put (burgundy) shoes on my wishlist because everyone should always have burgundy shoes on their wishlist. It’s a fact.

I am definitely going to write more now than I have some free time so stay tuned, I have some ideas for posts to come :)

Have a happy Christmas everyone !

M.