Month: February 2017

Travel: Working Through Jet Lag

I think the worst thing about Jet Lag for me is when I come back home from a trip abroad.  I don’t know why it is that I can’t stay asleep at night for two weeks straight – every single time. With that said, and naturally the fact I search online for helpful travel suggestions, this interesting article popped up – about Travel Gadget To Help You Sleep:

Fashion: Spring-Summer 2017 Wardrobe

I was at the hair salon yesterday, and while getting a trim and color touch up, I couldn’t help but stare at one talented hair stylist, who not only dressed fashionably, but also very creatively added just the right tones and trim to her client’s hair that I just sat there and stared at her the entire two hours I was in the salon. Which got me inspired to search online for her fashion sense, and figure out how a gal like me could pull these off in a city as cold as San Francisco during the summer months.

Decor: Recent Minimalist Likes

When we downsized from a 5-bedroom home to a studio apartment in San Francisco, I decided to get rid of everything and start over again. Picking furniture pieces that were simple, functional and naturally aesthetically pleasing. Although I am at the moment satisfied with how our space looks, I can’t help but feel the need to recreate, adding some of these wonderful suggestions from one of my favorite blogger:

Fashion: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Interesting how the internet knows exactly the sort of articles to push my way, when I plan a trip abroad. But as we know it, it does happen to the best of us – in this case, since choosing my hotel in Paris, the article about How to Dress Like a French Woman popped up. And of course, I clicked on it 🙂 like a good American girl, aspiring to be all things Parisian. And I realize after reading the article, I am more French than I could have ever imagined. Less Is More… No saying could be truer when it comes to Parisian dressing. Focus on interesting shapes and textures (preferably in muted colors) and you’ll be fine—a stop at COS and & Other Stories is a must if you want to pick up a few tips about young and cool Parisian dressing. Stay away from too many embellishments and short dresses—basically anything that can be perceived as tacky. Black is the in color – Thank you Chanel It might seem boring, but French …

Decor: Home Library Or Not

Even in this e-this and that age, I still prefer bound books, stacked on a shelf somewhere in the house, giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling all over (yes I’m aware of the cliche)  But I know you understand what I mean – especially those who enjoy reading as much as I do. Anyway, recently a friend asked me how to turn one of her spare bedrooms into her library where she intends to place just one comfy chair and a lamp, she says so she could just escape. The ideas I shared with her are the following: