Friday, June 30, 2017

June Favourites

Peace lovely souls,
here's a brand new post about my favorite things/things that are on my wishlist this month. Summer has officially started, so here are some items that are perfect for this season!

1. I am in love with Hmong bags. This one I found randomly in the internet. The bags are inspired or made by Hmong people, who are an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. I like the pretty colors of these bags, the flowery details and the bohemian attitude. Just check Easy or other pages to find these pretty bags.

2. A book. This one is "Invincible living" by Guru Jagat. It's about applying the simple and effective technology  of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to everyday life. Best: Kundalini techniques can be done anywhere, you don't even need a mat! This sounds really interesting to me.

3. A beautiful gown by Zara.  Look at all the embroidered flowers! Makes a super pretty summer item.

4. What's super important in summer? Right, drinking a LOT! I really have to force myself to do that, maybe this will help: A bottle to carry around in your bag, filled with infused water, cold tea or anything you'd like. This one is by Soulbottles. I think this one is really pretty, it has the lotus flower on it, which stands for spirituality and epiphany.

5. INIKA Certified Organic Light Reflect Cream is all natural, vegan and cruelty free. It can reused to highlight the cheek, the eyelid area and on the bow of the lips. Will look good on sun kissed skin.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jardin des serres d'Auteuil

 Hello dear readers, here are some shots I took at the Jardin des serres d'auteuil in may. It's the botanical garden in Paris, which was found in 1898. It's a real green oasis in the buzzing city, it's just so calming to sit on one of the benches outside and read a good book. You're probably forgetting that you're in a capital city.

The garden has beautiful old glasshouses, one with cacti, one with orchids, one with succulents. The big glasshouse is like a tropical greenhouse with banana plants and tropical flowers.
A perfect little hide-out from stressful urban days.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Travel Diary: Paris

Hey lovely people, this week I went to Paris, for 4 days to be exactly. It was such a great experience to visit the city in may, everything was bright and blooming.

Our hotel was located in the Montmartre area, so the basilica of Sacre Coeur was not far away. We bought a ticket to climb the 300 somewhat stairs, walked around inside the dome and had a great view over the city. The Montmartre is my favourite area in Paris, also because of all the cute art stalls and all the copies of famous artworks you can get there.

In our neighborhood we had a little bio foodshop, which I discovered already the first day and of course bought some little things there: Some snacks for on the go and a shampoo. Also the offered chilled coconut juice was very welcome for me, b.c. the weather was soo freakin' hot! 

Day 2 we climbed the Eiffel Tower, saw Notre Dame [I strolled around at the art stalls and bought some beautiful little posters]...I also bumped into Shakespeare and Company again and looked at all the books, but didn't buy anything there. I still have so many books that are waiting to be read...but this time I saw the cat who lives in the shop!
Honestly, I am not a big fan of sight seeing [And much less because I already saw every monument 2 times before]...So I went a little bit vintage shopping in The Marais and visited my favourite food place in all Paris: Wild and The Moon. I enjoyed a super duper yummy Acai bowl topped with coconut flakes, banana & their homemade granola (it was heaven!) and a blueberry-lavender-latte with almond milk. This place is wonderful, everythings organic and plant based, high recommendation!!!

Since I am a big fan of Jim Morrison I really wanted to see the house where he once lived, so I went to a pilgrimage to rue beautreillis 17 and stood there, in front of the house where he lived. Some kinda strange when I think about it.

The prettiest parc I visited was the Anne Frank parc. It lies between houses in the sun, and many many roses are growing there. While we were sitting on our bench, we watched a painting course who used the parc as a scenery to paint. I

In the evenings we bought a bottle of rosé wine, some chips and searched ourselves a pretty place at the riverside of la Seine to watch the sunset between the old parisian houses and have some talks. It's quite cool sitting there, it's a meeting point for many many people, who are sitting on blankets, enjoying wine, baguette, cheese, tomatos and other yummy things.

Paris is a wonderful, charming city, full to the brim with art and pretty things. If you haven't visited yet, do! You won't be disappointed.