Two uplifting messages dropped into my attention. First Leesa granted Susu’s World with a Friends Award. What an honor! Merci so much my favorite Southern Cali gal now turned into the most perfect Parisian social organizer! Then Isopeikko from the Finnish blog sphere ran a search for artist expat Finns, and the pleasure fell on me. Isopeikko challenged me into revealing six random things. This is going to be peaking into my privacy, non?! Lovely.
And of course a little note on the actual Golden Globe Awards that I savored live on tv. Every gal needs their due doze of glamor, right. Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona won the best Drama Comedy film award. Penelope Cruz was stunning in her strapless cream color Armani gown, and Woody once again deserved his reward. So “woodish”, at the press conference his film crew said, when asked about the master himself, that he must be home and asleep by now. Mr. Allen had also told his teammates to be quick, since no one would be really interested. I love his crunchy sense of humor.
So here I go heads on to the challenge, always utterly attainable by incitement…
I love champagne. The dryer the better. rosé and red wine, especially Saint Emilion from the French region of Bordeaux equally charm me. On the other hand, after once accidentally overdosing on white wine, I no longer seem to tolerate it.
I’m fascinated by Paris, New york and London. I can read, watch and listen anything and everything about these destinations. I don’t know why this fixation. Could be the expansive art scene, fashion or interesting city people – being free to be you – or the contrast with my Scandi origins. I believe that those cities are where I feel truly alive – but I might be wrong. At least Paris suits me fine – after six and a half years here, and still well and kickin’.
I always need French golden apples. There hardly is a day when I don’t start it with that faithful fruity buddy. In general, I’m very peculiar about food. I’ll eat one thing over and over again, for example have the same lunch for an entire week or more, and I’ll like it every time. And then I get fed up, and it’s a complete no-no. Until one day when the urge hits me back.
I desire to be a companion to people around me. My faith is very important to me. I’m a Christian in the coolest of ways. It is an underlying fact of my existence and pops up more and sometimes less.
I adore fashion, but on the other hand worry about consumerism. This is my life-long paradox and an aspect where I try to establish a comfortable balance. In general I don’t like ‘stuff’, so I naturally buy less but more in quality and sustainability. This is also reflected in our apartment’s decor. We have only a few carefully chosen decorative objects and our walls have nothing on them – upon my request. I desire that my thoughts not be limited by any pictorial impulses.
I’d like to do something meaningful in my life. I have tons of ideas and I try to follow them. I appreciate creative and innovative people. Folks whose conversations inspire. One of the biggest reasons that I blog today is to weave links with like-minded people and to get to know beautiful personalities that I would never otherwise come across. So once again, thanks Isopeikko for the challenge. It was fun plunging into my little musings. We all should do that every now and then. Ask ourselves what really matters and what we really are about. And most importantly, where we want to be going.
Now I’m going to combine Leesa’s and Isopeikko’s challenges since the following are the very people I want to bring into your attention. Friends awards and six random things about you… Respond if you so feel inclined. I truly appreciate these magnificent blogs. They are a real pleasure to read. Over and over again.
L’Air du Temps, Audrey in New York – absolutely beautiful and inspiring thoughts and charming petites histoires
New York Portraits, Kitty in Brooklyn – lovely daily pictures of the city with good, precise writing
New York City Daily Photo, Ming the Merciless in New York – great pictures that capture well the mood of the Big Apple
The Disconnection: Encounters With Strangers, Nubia in New York – funny and with an edge, about encounters in the city
Busy Making Other Plans, Marianne in London – a Finnish photographer now living in England, gorgeous pictures taken with a load of talent
*The thinking behind the Friends Award:
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
*The rules of The Six Random Things About Yourself:
1) Link to the person who tagged you. 2) Post the rules on your blog. 3) Write six random things about yourself.Ã‚ 4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. 5) Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. 6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.