Weekend Reading

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Weekend Reading

A homemade life Weekend Reading

  • Planning a visit to New York this Spring? Then you cannot miss these cozy and chic brunch places. Café Cluny look so pretty! Definitely worth a visit on my next trip to the city!
  • …and since you’re in the city that never sleeps and if you’re a bit like me always in the mood for chocolate, Harper’s Bazaar shares the most elegant places to sip hot chocolate in the city. Enjoy!
  • Elle Decor shares nine simple ways to make your bathroom look pretty, sophisticated and expensive. The best tip? Dim the lights is always a good idea!
  • It’s Paris Fashion Week! Do you want to know how models prefer to start their day? Think homemade breakfasts and weekend brunches. Take a peek and get inspired!
  • If you’re in your twenties, career driven and on the path you’ve always dreamed of or are still finding your way, here are ten habits that will pay in dividends down the line.
  • I have to admit, I’m quite boring when it comes to doing my hair. I’m not a morning person before 8am and so I don’t spend a lot of time doing my hair in the mornings. That is why I’m so happy with these simple and yet chic hairstyles that take mere minutes to craft. I’m in love with the classic French twist and the double bun.
  • Here are 6 recipes for glowing and beautiful skin. I can’t wait to try the dessert mask!
  • I am an obessive list maker. Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around my little to-do lists that I write everyday. From getting presents for loved ones, organizing high teas and dinners, doing grocery shopping or planning a citytrip. I have a list for everything which can be a bit stressful at times to be honest. That is why I’m so happy Career Girl Daily shares her best tips to how to get things done with your to-do list.

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  • Which fairytale castle will you be staying in during the holidays this December? Harper’s Bazaar shares some of the most magnificent and chic castles to spent the holidays in with your loved ones. I wouldn’t mind spending a few weeks at Cap Rocat in Spain (think golden castle, a glittering saltwater swimming pool and an endless supply of fresh seafood) or at the Balfour Castle in Scotland, where I would curl up by an open fire with a cup of tea. A girl can dream, right?
  • Everyone knows that Paris is one of the world’s most romantic cities. Therefore, Condé Nast Traveler shares a list of the most charming places to kiss in the City of Lights. I think these places are the best: Île Saint-Louis for a romantic evening stroll and the idyllic Montmartre with its cosy hideaways.
  • I can highly recommend the incredibly inspiring story written by Garance Doré about the advantages of simplifying your life. From beauty and clothes to food and travelling.
  • On her blog TrésorParisien, Aisling Greally shares a few lovely photographs and tips of how to prepare for a night in the city. Think choosing the right music to set the mood (I always listen to Coldplay and Calvin Harris), finding the perfect lipstick and enjoying a glass of wine (or two).
  • December has finally arrived so it’s time to find the perfect presents! It’s time to get creative! Apartment Therapy shares some tips of how to tie a perfect ribbon bow for a gift.

Weekend Reading

A homemade life

  • I visited the incredible city of Copenhagen in June this year for my birthday and to visit a friend who lives in this city. I loved it from the very first moment and I’m secretly planning a second visit. Apparently I am not the only one who loves Denmark. Faye, the talented lady behind the blog Farfelue, shares some of her amazing photos of her trip to Copenhagen.
  • According to Vogue’s list of places in France every woman has to visit, I need to up my travel game. It makes me feel like I have to pack my suitcase and move to France. I’d love to visit Musée Christian Dior in Granville and the amazing garden Vaux le Vicomte in Maincy.
  • Put the champagne on ice, turn on the Mariah Carey album and enjoy the pretty Christmas lights, it’s holiday party season! It’s finally time to prepare your wardrobe for the holidays! Harper’s Bazaar shares twenty looks that take festive style to another level.
  • From the editors of Elle Decor: the ten most common home decorating mistakes everybody makes and how to avoid these design mistakes.
  • In case you haven’t noticed the amazing blog of Garance Dore, here’s a short introduction: Garance Dore is an incredibly talented writer, storyteller and photographer. Reading her blog posts has become part of my everyday routine since I discovered her a few months ago. What makes her blog so special, is that despite becoming one of the world’s most renowned bloggers, she has managed to maintain the kindness and down to earthness that made her blog so successful in the first place. I wanted to share this inspiring blog post that she wrote about saying goodbye to Facebook and how it changed the way she and her loved ones get in touch with each other.

Weekend Reading

A homemade life Weekend Reading

  • I think we all remember the fairytale country cottage from The Holiday that was completely enchanting. In this Christmas film, Iris and Amanda decide to swap homes for the holidays, so they can both escape their respective romantic woes (Hm, this feels a bit familiar..). I definitely think Amanda gets the better end of the two lovely homes: the incredible cozy home of Iris tucked in a quaint hamlet outside of London. There are so many homes on TV that I would love to live in – even if it’s for a little while. Harper’s Bazaar shares some of the most amazing historic homes featured in films.
  • I love books, always have and always will. It’s to perfect way to unwind for a little bit and to enjoy a completely different world. That’s why I’m so happy Elle shares three fictional heroines that you’ll love even more than Elizabeth Bennet.
  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. We’re all familiar with this lovely little rhyme, but did you know that the original ending was ‘and a silver sixpence for your shoe’? Well, I didn’t. Harper’s Bazaar asked the experts at one of the oldest institutions in England, the Royal Mint, to help shed some light on the wedding traditions.
  • Planning a visit to London? Condé Nast Traveler shares some of the most tasty and incredible places to have dinner in London. From vegetarian Scotch eggs to Peruvian small plates. So for all the foodies (including me), come and visit London right now and bring a healthy appetite! 

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  • After seeing these incredible and impressive hotels I want to hop on a plane to Italy (I was planning to do that anyway, to escape the cold winter days for a while..)
  • I love the Beckhams, especially Victoria Beckham. Somehow – even when she’s travelling from one place to another – she always looks so effortlessly chic and sophisticated. Actually, all of the Beckhams do. That is probably why Romeo Beckham is the new face of Burberry’s Christmas Campaign. He was hand-picked by the British label’s Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey himself. The new campaign film is set against a theatrical London backdrop. The story captures a young boy who delivers the gift of love to a young couple, who take him on a journey of romance and festive enchantment through the lovely streets of London, and celebrates gifting as the ultimate symbol of a connection between people. I adore this cute little love story and I cannot wait until it’s that time of year again.
  • I work from home quite often and although it may seem ideal – people tend to think you sit on the couch in your pajamas all day – it can be terrible as well. If you find yourself working from home, Apartment Therapy shares a few lovely tips for staying productive and keeping your sanity.
  • Do you enjoy a glass of champagne? Yes, me too. That’s why I’m so excited that the holidays are coming. After all, December is the perfect time to learn how to drink champagne like an expert. Harper’s Bazaar shares ten tips to drinking champagne like a bubbly enthusiast. Cheers!
  • I’m in love with this lovely little travel story, The Art of Escape, written and photographed by Shini Park, the face behind Park&Cube, in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. The Art of Escape is about finding an enabler, whether it be an object or person. It’s her hope that this story will inspire others to find their own enabler and experience their own little escape. Hop on over to her incredible blog and enjoy the amazing English countryside.
  • I’m in my 20s and so far, it’s been quite challenging and exciting at the same time. The lovely Michelle Phan shares twenty things you’ll learn by the end of your 20s that will definitely make you a better person. Thanks for sharing this incredible and insightful blog post!
  • I love to take photographs when I’m travelling but sometimes it’s quite complicated to take the perfect photo (way too many people, terrible lighting) but Lloyd and Yaya share ten travel photography tips you have probably never considered.