Women who inspire me everyday

Women who inspire me everyday

If there is one thing I love and know, it is that we ladies have the ability and strength to be go-getters, to be the best version we can be and to empower, compliment and inspire other women. Too many times I have seen girls thinking it’s a competition: who has the most ideal career, the perfect dress, the perfect Victoria’s Secret body and I think that’s a pity. I think that if women inspire other women, incredible things can happen. That’s why I wanted to write a blog post on women that inspire me everyday, from screenwriters and photographers to top models and actresses. Here’s a list of women I greatly admire. Cheers for these incredible ladies doing amazing things!

Meryl Streep
In addition to being of the most talented actresses worldwide and starring in a few of my personal favorites such as It’s Complicated and Julie & Julia, she is also one of the most inspiring women I have ever come across. She is unapologetically herself at all times, she stands up for herself and other women to take every chance and to never settle for less than what you are worth. One of the best things she ever said was: ‘The minute you start caring about what other people think, is the minute you stop being yourself’ and I completely agree.

Carin Olsson
This talented lady is one of the most gifted photographers and bravest girls I know. A native of Sweden, she moved from Stockholm to Paris to simply follow her dreams. She left her family and friends to move to the French capital to embrace the city and learn French. Her ever-inspiring photographs of Paris (and Cannes, Australia and London to name a few cities she has visited) always make me day and motivate me to always improve my own photography skills and to see beauty in even the smallest things. There is one thing she once said that is so definitely true and a little reminder for myself to take the time to enjoy life: ‘You only have one life so why not make the most of it?’

Elizabeth Gilbert
She inspired many, many women worldwide with her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love (I love this title by the way!). She seemed to have it all: a lovely home, a thriving career and a happy marriage. Still, she felt like something was missing and she decided to go away for a year. First she visited Rome, then India and later Bali. This was a time when she decided that it is ok for women to stop catering to others and live the life they want and not a life that is expected of you. One of the best things she said about her yearlong self-discovery: ‘You are allowed to honor your own life that you were given. And I feel like the book just got to people somehow that they hadn’t  quite put together that they could do that.’

Nancy Meyers
Millions have fallen for the enviable interiors in Nancy Meyers’ films, and I am no exception. The moment I first watched It’s Complicated, I knew I wanted the same gorgeous  Santa Barbara home full of inviting spaces and laid-back California charm. A girl can dream, right? Writer and director Nancy Meyers is known for films with spaces as incredible and drool-worthy as their plotlines (who doesn’t adore the English cottage in The Holiday or the dreamy East Hampton home in Something’s Gotta Give?). She has impeccable taste when it comes to decorating and I simply love, love, love her films. Seeing her interiors and films always make my day!

Karlie Kloss
Not only is she brimming with confidence and on top of the world, she is promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle and is also part of a close-knit group of independent, strong and inspiring women friends that she has been building over the past few years, including Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne, to name a few. I think Karlie provides a shining and perfect example of a woman shaping her own life in the best way possible.

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My Favourite Blogs About Paris

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As you may have noticed I am in love with Paris. A lot. Every time I visit this charming city it feels like home away from home. As a little kid I always spent my holidays on the Côte d’Azur together with my family. I remember my visits to Saint Tropez, Monaco and Cannes vividly and I can’t wait to hop on the plane to these magnificent places again. Since I do not live in Paris myself I try to follow as many Parisian bloggers as I possibly can to enjoy the City of Lights through their incredible photographs and posts. Here are a few of the bloggers who live in Paris that I’m drooling over the most at the moment:

TrésorParisien

Aisling Greally is the chic and lovely lady behind TrésorParisian. This blog gives the best tips of what is happening and where to go in Paris. A perfect guide for anyone who wants to see more than the Arc de Triomphe or the Sacré Coeur. Through this inspiring blog the incredibly talented Aisling directs you to some of the most charming and intimate places in Paris. Take a peek and get inspired by her incredible photographs, lovely posts and the best tips to explore this romantic city.

Paris In Four Months

This charming photography blog always makes me day. Carin Olsson, the face behind Paris in Four Months, is incredibly gifted and her love for Paris (and tasty macarons) shines through on her blog. She shares her everyday life with ever-inspiring photographs and lovely little posts. From Dior Haute Couture Show and the latest collection of Chanel to caffe lattes and cozy coffee places in Le Marais. If you are interested in her story, here’s a little blog post I wrote a while ago.

Will She Love Paris?

Yes she will! Who does not love Paris after all? Her time in Paris may be over (she moved back to Sydney) but her blog and way of life still inspire me. During her stay in the City of Lights she documented her everyday life in the city, from cozy dinner places to picnics with her friends. I can highly recommend to visit her lovely blog!

Journey Into “La Ville-Lumière”

A journey into the City of Lights. I could not think of a better name to describe this magnificent and chic Parisian blog. Hana is the face behind this blog and with her pretty photographs she proves that Paris is more than worth a visit (or two!). In addition to writing and photographing Paris, she also travels to other incredible places in France, like the French Riviera. Her photos always put a smile on my face.

 

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  • Planning a trip to New York City? Gosh, I wish I could hop on the plane right this moment and visit this magnificent place again. Harper’s Bazaar shares the chicest places to have dinner or lunch in the Big Apple. The food of Locanda Verde looks so tasty, I wouldn’t mind spending the afternoon at a place like this! A fan of French food? That’s perfectly ok – I am too! – since there are plenty of places to enjoy a delicious French dinner in New York. From the classic bistro to brand new cafés, take a look at the best French restaurants the city has to offer. For those of you who are lucky enough to visit New York, I hope you have a blissful and amazing time in this city!
  • London is one of the cities I would love to live in some day. There’s something so magical and chic about this incredible place and its stylish inhabitants. Meet the chic and sophisticated girls of London style. 
  • As the days become shorter, the best feeling is snuggling up in bed with my blanket and a steaming cup of hot chocolate. I feel less energized and – unless it’s snowing – I feel like staying in and drink lots of tea. But hopefully that will change this winter thanks to these tips from Harper’s Bazaar on how to get the most energy out of your day.
  • These are the most beautiful and impressive wedding gowns from the Fall 2015 season. I love, love, love this one, this one and this one.
  • The world’s most perfect berry – yes, apparently avocados are classified as berries, I didn’t know that either – doesn’t need much to be tasty. However, when you’re feeling a little fancier, you have to try one or two of these 10 ways to make a masterpiece of your avocados with no more than one other ingredient. I can definitely recommend the avocado smoothie with frozen berries!
  • I have always been an admirer of hidden Parisian courtyards and I guess I am not the only one. Carin Olsson, the talented photographer behind the blog Paris in Four Months, shares some impeccable photos of Hôtel de Sully, a place nestled in one of my favourite neighborhoods in Paris, Le Marais.

 

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  • These magnificent photos of the Louvre and Jardin du Luxembourg photographed by Rue Rodier are not to be missed! Lots of pretty corners and the light is simply perfect. A few more weeks and I’ll finally visit the City of Lights again. I. can’t. wait.
  • This might be one of the prettiest homes in the Hamptons I have ever seen. I’m in love with the stylish and cozy living room. I certainly wouldn’t mind to spend a few days at this paradise..
  • These are the ten best vacations to spend together with your lovely friends this summer. Hm, tip 4 and 10 seem almost too perfect! How nice it’d be to spend a holiday with my girls..
  • Vogue shares the perfect playlist for long summer picnics of when you’re on your way to your holiday destination.
  • Invited for a wedding this summer? Elle shares some of the best tips to find the perfect dress!
  • After seeing these inspiring photos of Carin Olsson, the face behind Paris In Four Months, of idyllic Terracina in Italy, I want to pack my bikini and pretty dresses and hop on the plane to the nearest Italian beach. With a tasty water melon and cocktail, that is.

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