When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. – Steve Maraboli
1. Two letters from two wonderful ladies waiting for me in the mailbox. 2. The flowers I bought on Wednesday are starting to bloom beautifully 3. Macaroons from Fabrice Collignon to be enjoyed with an inspiring issue of ELLE France 4. And the best of all: There is no hurry, no worry and nowhere I need to be.
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One of the best things about being a woman is the right to receive flowers, preferably lots of them and often. But seriously speaking, while it is always a wonderful surprise to find a beautiful bouquet on the kitchen table when coming home, it’s equally nice to grab a punch tulips or peonies from the market on my way from work. Some of my most precious childhood memories include picking wild flowers from the fields for my mother; these natural bouquets brought in the smell of summer, the sound of bees and butterflies, the lightness of the night-less nights. Here in Brussels, my search for the perfect local flower shop continues. Luckily there are plenty of options in the neighborhood. These roses are from Monceau Fleurs on Chaussee de Waterloo. While flowers bring beauty and brighten up any grey day, it’s difficult to ignore the voice of the conscious consumer in my head. Many flowers are produced using heavy pesticides, abusive use of energy and water as well as unfair treatment of workers. And most likely …
As the weather continues to be cold, gray and rainy, I decided to get a little splash of colour into the house. Nothing says spring like tulips.
I started 2013 with an abundant homemade brunch. As nothing was open today, I had to bake the croissants myself, which was actually great fun. So what better way to start a new year than a slow brunch in pyjamas, reading and just enjoying the bright winter day. Once again, Happy New Year everyone! Let’s welcome this new year with smiles on our faces and love & hope in our hearts. I found new use for the gingerbread cookie cutter
A winter day’s afternoon sun does not do much justice to Christmas lights, but without a doubt it lifts up the spirits of busy xmas shoppers.
I entered the flower shop with a red autumn bouquet in mind and walked out with some cabbage. Ornamental cabbages love the cool weather and when the late autumn frost bites them, their center leaves begin to change color resulting in this beautiful shade of purple.