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California Revisited

California Revisited

California is eternal summer, right? Well, the dulcet temps definitely are lingering on here in Eastern Canada. I’ll gladly take in every ray of sweet sunlight I can. Living in shorts – I found these at Target – and my sparkled tee – hunted down at my fave Canadian store Limite. As the top says “life is your glamour runway”. Making every moment of it count.

California Revisited

How can you make each moment of your life count? It starts by being present in what you are doing. You can train your mind to de-clutter. You can learn how to concentrate on the essential and leave the rest aside. This all starts with tuning more into who you are, and who you wish to be. You can start by pulling out a notebook and jotting down “what makes you You”.

California Revisited

I know I’m a person who needs to be enthusiastic. I have to feel like I’m working towards something. So, I try to fix little goals. In my work I hope to inspire students to learn more English in a class that is tailored especially for them. In my blogging I wish to get invitations to local fashion events, and to meet other fashionistas. In my jogging, stairclimbing and zumba endeavors I aim for a slim, happy body. These are my life’s building blocks – what about you?

California Revisited

California Revisited

California Revisited

California Revisited

California Revisited

California Revisited

California Revisited

California Revisited

California Revisited

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

I’m trying to get used to the idea of fall. I’ve never been an autumn person. Summer seems so much more tempting. But there’s nothing we can do. The seasons must turn. So, what could make this time of the year sweeter?

Transitioning to Black

Hot drinks at coffee shops appear tastier. New color palette opens up again to you. Darker colors and layering can feel good after a break. Leggings, stay ups and patterned tights come back into your fashion choices. Nail polish can get a harvest-y hue to it – or you can go a different route, contrasting somber tones with a peachy, summery lacquer.

Transitioning to Black

A lot has to do with your attitude. How do you decide to spend this fall? Negatively hanging onto bygone sunny, heat waved days, or looking forward onto new opportunities to evolve. Change pokes us hard every time, but when we are able to rise up to the occasion, greater quality of life follows.

Transitioning to Black

I bought a new Ivana Trump coat for fall. It’ll be nice to sport a black coat after many beige years. We also made plans to go to New York at Thanksgiving. I will keep on looking forward.

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

Transitioning to Black

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

My life has been full of activity lately. I’m busy running my company. I try to find time for sports daily – although it hasn’t been for running since I still am not completely cured from the sinusitis.

Purple Candy

This season calls for perky colors, in my neck of the woods. Pretty hues and fabrics. Luckily the sun comes out more and more. Little things make me grateful.

Purple Candy

Any new plans that you have for spring?

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

Purple Candy

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Look at my earrings in the below picture. I found them at Arden – kind of like the North American version of Jennifer in France. The lip theme has been up a lot in the fashion world recently. I have earrings that are little lipsticks, as well. Found them in New York’s Chinatown. I like to have little a bit out-the-ordinary details. Once a student’s mom got her gaze stuck on my ear. Then said, amazed “are those really lipsticks?”

Sexy Red Lips

The best way to fight end-of-the-winter drop in the energy level is to dress up and wear bright, vivifying colors. Red remains a faithful, sexy seduction mate. Maybe a cliche, but men do fall for good ol’ proven tricks. What woman would not want to feel desired?

Sexy Red Lips

I’ve practiced a good doze of patience lately. Having been sick with a sinusitis for two weeks was a sturdy test. Proudly I can say that I came out of it with quite a stable morale. This should boost my belief in my own capacity to manage my life. Not my passing emotions, but me. That makes me feel powerful – a welcomed sensation for anyone.

Sexy Red Lips

So, I’ve decided to be patient about waiting for spring to arrive, too. Here in Quebec City the snow can melt pretty fast. Once things get rolling, we’ll be okay. Patience is a good lesson – often very uncomfortable to learn but pays a lot later on.

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Sexy Red Lips

Orchid Fashion Season…Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Radiant orchid (fuchsia-purple) is the color of this year. Below you can see how Chanel plays with it in this spring’s collection. Purple means creativity and originality. It is opposed to emerald green in the color wheel that was up a lot last year.

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!source

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

This outdoor ice rink is where I have been spending my time this winter. It’s in the heart of Quebec City and so only a hop away from our downtown apartment. I love the fact that on a whim I can be out there. Get the good vibes and come home refreshed. Sometimes on my way back, I pass people who tell me that they just saw me out there.

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!source

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Dreams and creativity are important to nurture. As the chilly season draws to its end I’m contemplating the newly available pleasures – lighter clothing, longer evenings with luminosity, terrace lingering and boosted energy to go out after the working week.

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!source

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Wherever I go, I seek to find beauty. I long to bring about some, too. Beauty can be found in the smallest of gestures – listening to the person who’s talking to you. Making them feel that their story, no matter how big or small, really matters.

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!source

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Orchid Fashion Season...Go!

Come spring, come soon! Fill our days with a renewed thirst for life.

Gettin’ Crazy – Winter Ain’t Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

This year my winter has gone by a lot faster than the two previous ones here in Canada-land. I’ve done a hefty amount of winter sports – cross-country and downhill skiing, skating and snowshoeing. Could that be the reason?

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

The guy at the ice rink knows me by now. The other day they put on Metallica – as opposed to the Franco pop that they usually play – and I had a grand time swooshing away to “Nothing Else Matters”. I congratulated the ice-maker on his excellent musical choice.

The below sign just cracked me up. This is a store in Montreal.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

I’m getting better at keeping my glamour even in freezing conditions. When I moved to Canada from Paris, that seemed to be the hardest thing. Gradually, you get more practice in decoding the weather, and also in choosing the good materials or the right combos.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

It feels soothing to have found my place here a bit more. Canadians are good people. Very curious about other countries so that has always felt nice.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

French Canada is an experience of its own. Well, on this continent I only know the US – so outside of my last year’s brief hop to Ottawa, I have had no experiences in the English-speaking Canada. I’d be interested to see what Toronto or Vancouver are about. And if they are similar to here.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

My Thursday’s zumba continues to be a high point of the week. Although half of Friday goes into trying to get my groove back.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Lately all the sportive activities have taken a toll on my coffee shop hanging time, but that can be remedied soon. We did go to a delicious Japanese restaurant last Saturday. I had salmon sushi, smoked salmon sushi and salmon maki. Someone at the table made a comment “you must like salmon”. You’re Scandinavian-born or you’re not.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

I’ve tried to be more mindful about what and how much I eat. Paying close attention to hunger cues. Somewhere along the line I developed a habit of eating if I got anxious about something. Then I’d regret it later when the feeling passed. Now I’ll aim at sitting down with the feeling, and then decide whether or not that is hunger or something totally different.

Anxiety continues to slather its unwanted colors on my otherwise happier days. How much of it should I just accept as “part of me”? And when can I decide that “that’s not me” and I have to fight it, or better yet chase it away?