Wherever You Go, There You Are

I’ve never been able to understand whether it’s because of me or the environment. I don’t want to brag, but I adapt quite quickly. I’ve been doing it since I was just a small child visiting lands far away with Bastian Balthazar Bux in my favourite book, or just last year having a stroll in the woods with Naoko and Murakami,seeking happiness. Even when I’m physically there, I find one or two factors that remind me of the homey feeling you get when it’s too cold outside but you’re in a blanket, sippin’ on green tea. If it’s France, I look far over my vintage sunglasses as in a black and white Goddard movie and it reminds me of Audrey in Paris When It Sizzles, and I’m home. If it’s Italy, I remember my dads long…

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In ‘n’ Out

Like every single January we’re “Out with the old and in with the new”. The weather gets colder, snow starts falling and some trends fail to keep their popularity as the 15 changes into 16. I looked through Vogue UK’s IN/OUT list and wanted to talk about the ones I agree with. Yes, I don’t agree with everything in their list, for a change- especially the seaweed bath.. (really?)   OUT: Laziness IN: Fitness 2016 is not the year of hangovers, Uber’s and junk food. We leave the lazy girl munching on a processed candy bar in 2015 and jog towards a year full of green juice. (Good news: You don’t feel the kale if you get it mixed with enough berries). This will be a year full of productivity, health and fitness. If me, a person…

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People Are Strange, When You’re A Stranger

With the angelic voice of Lorde in my ears, here I lay at 23.42, covered in more than 3 blankets, asking myself a question no one ever asks: Why do we ignore strangers? Is it because we’re totally satisfied with the people in our lives, we’ve given up hope that out there somewhere in the ignored people pile there isn’t a single soul that possibly likes the same painting as we do? Or is it simply because we grew up with the notion of “strangers being strangers” and people we don’t know being dangerous? Don’t ask me, I don’t know. I didn’t even think of this question until earlier today when I was trying to walk on a crowded street without getting elbowed by a passive-agressive Londoner rushing somewhere. They say the people in our dreams…

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Fresh Sheets, New Year

With the new year fresh and new, you’re probably seeing about a hundred “New Years Resolutions” lists from your relatives on Facebook. I’ve never been the type to actually set a bunch of far fetched goals, just to leave them unachieved. Yet, of course, I, too, have always had certain ideas of what I were to be doing that year in order to simply make my life better, well, at least my January. But haven’t we all experienced first hand the failure, when it isn’t even February yet and you’re stuffing your face with half a pack of Reese’s buttercups in your gym gear? That, my readers, is why this year I am not setting any extreme goals to be enforced on me and I am not letting myself feel guilty for not achieving them.…

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