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Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

This is the time of the year when we are all busy making money. Oops, how blunt was that. We all need some dough though, that’s for sure. I’m in a place in my life now where I find my work situation the most harmonious I’ve ever had it. I started my English-teaching business Susa English two years ago, and now my schedule is nicely full with clients that make my life sweeter. I adore the language of Shakespeare. I’m the fondest American in heart. Spreading English language as well as American culture all day long is fun play for me.

Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

When you are your own boss, you get to set the dress code. At work, I stay true to my urban chic style with a hint of sexy. I prefer showing legs rather than cleavage. I strive for unique accessories that give the class some visuals. Often times my groups like to comment my sartorial choices. That makes my heat sing.

Working Girl Glamour

I work long days, and long into the night. My key is in trying to get lost in my clients’ stories and needs. I forget the time for a while. I dive into the moment. The best thank you is when my student says they didn’t realize the time go by. Every client is unique, and during class time I’m there just for them.

Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

Working Girl Glamour

Back in Biz

Back in Biz

Vacation ended. I’m back in business – running my language school with a 30-hour weekly teaching schedule. On the top of that come the translations I do here and there. Jumping back into real life wasn’t that bad. What helped was that I like my this year’s work plan and clients. My days are filled with different types of activities, and I have breaks in the middle of the day – thus being able to steal a jog in Central Park if I so wish.

Back in Biz

This year I’ll go back to zumba. I will also be doing other sports – at the top are jogging or using the stairclimber at home – aiming at one hour per day. I’m trying to find a better way for me to eat. I’ve put on some weight. I will be experimenting with more protein, more fruit and veggies. I’m basically a vegetarian, but I do eat meat group foods at times like ham in a salad or a sandwich or ground beef in raviolis or pizza.

Back in Biz

I’m at a pretty peaceful place in my life right now. I’ve learned a lot about my internal reactions to stress and I plan to be even more mindful about leading a more anxiety-free life. The idea I have is to sit down, so to say, when my uncomfortable, bubbling inside “I feel scared” feeling invades me. I will recognize the sentiment, yet do nothing about it. Logically in time these attacks will lessen in intensity and power.

Back in Biz

What thoughts do you have about the beginning new work and school year?

Back in Biz

Back in Biz

Back in Biz

Back in Biz

Back in Biz

Breaking Habits

Get The Sunnies Out

Yesterday was a bank holiday in Canada, however, I chose to work. I had clients that wanted to take English lessons so I decided to play the game. Running your own bizz means making sacrifices like that. Here in Quebec City there was a big outdoor concert that lingered long into the wee hours. I stayed out and about until 2a.m. so my sleep was somewhat shortened. But with feel-good adrenaline you can swing a long way.

Get The Sunnies Out

Part of me is a true creature of habit. I have the false impression that I’m at my best when pretty much doing the same old things. Thus I sometimes get stressed when stepping out of the predefined mold. Yet when I do, it always ends up boosting my energies. Like now, I’m contented having had drinks at midnight and just going with the flow.

Get The Sunnies Out

For me one of the interests of reading other blogs is to find inspiration in my life. I see what others are doing, and that gives me ideas on how to live my life even more fully. Maybe to break those habits a bit, too. I read blogs in the evening. I watch a little TV, then take a look at blogs I have saved. I don’t follow a large number of blogs – I prefer to be more focused and really get into the ones I read. Regularly, I reevaluate my choices. I enjoy the more active role I have in reading blogs, and writing mine, versus TV.

Get The Sunnies Out

I used to impose myself a blogging regime. Nowadays I go with the flow. I blog when I really feel like it. Blogging is important to me. Having created and maintained Susu Paris Chic since 2007 is one of my accomplishments in life that I’d list if you asked. It is a space where all obligations are put aside and I can just produce what’s really in me.

Get The Sunnies Out

I come to this blog to break free. To live even more completely since when I’m open and bubbly about things that’s when I truly feel alive – and just want to go on doing more. I only read blogs that boost me. If I realize negative vibes going thru me, that’s the end of it. I fight back all sprouts of jealousy and just rejoice for everyone’s successes.

Get The Sunnies Out

Today I get to break habits since due to lesson cancellations I’m off most of the day. Now I think I’ll head back to bed for a very late morning nap – my number one guilty pleasure – then there will be some sports action happening. I’ll try to get a little cleaning done since a chic home keeps me happy. Maybe a glass of rosé on the terrace would be in order alike… What are you up to today? Does my blog inspire you? Give you positive vibes?

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NY Rain

NY RainH&M cardi, Zara top, Simons skirt, Shania pumps

My mom’s visit here ended last Sunday. My husband, mom and I drove to Montreal where we spent the weekend together. My mom preferred Quebec City. The luscious parks, the presence of the Saint Lawrence river, larger green spaces – these were what she said she liked in our hometown.

NY Rain

Today’s been ultra rainy. We are getting a rain front from NY. Water was coming down almost horizontally. The Sweets had a day off, and was kind enough to give me a ride. Oh yeah, we recently bought a car. More opportunities to snoop around now…

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I got a new contract. I’m now teaching English at a daycare center. I used to do that in Paris. I’ve loved this different kind of an approach. Changes from corporate clients.

NY Rain

NY Rain

As you can see, today needed layering and cardis. Canadian summer is unpredictable, but so is it in many places now… I hear. My friends in Paris say they are fed up being cold.

NY Rain

I’ll brave the chills and head out for a relaxing run… to kick off the nice long weekend. Monday is Canada Day, cake shall be served at the Quebec City Frontenac Castle.

NY Rain

NY Rain

NY Rain

NY Rain

NY Rain

NY Rain

 

Black and White – Chilly Chic

This spring is definitely about black and white – à la Marc Jacobs or Michael Kors. I concocted my version of the trend for a brunch out with the Sweets. Lush fruits, moist cheese, fluffy whole wheat bread, muffins to make the deal sweeter… and Starbucks coffee. All in a scenic tower restaurant that turns around in an hour.

These delicious tarts – and other yummies that follow – are from the potluck I organized at my church. I’m turning into quite a social buzzer. Who would have thought since the kitchen and I mostly like our distances. I wish I had a passion for cooking. But something else always ends up grabbing my attention. Blogging, jogs, Starbucking and movies.

I saw a film Stoker with my gal Yasmina. It was a mysterious experience. Stylishly frigid- chilly chic really is the word – as in atmosphere. Nicole Kidman as glamorous as ever. Her pale skin always ends up me identifying to her. How wonderful it is to see her embracing that feature. To see it as unique and not something to change or hide. As I did my long younger years.

I am hugging life at this moment. Really thinking about mindfulness.

At church I’ll also be organizing an event I’ve named Soul Cafe. It will be a forum to talk about inspiration. How to find our uniqueness. What is inspiration and how to get to it?

To me inspiration is that boosting event or experience that pushes you into doing things that flow from within. It is that desire to go forth and create. The conviction that what I do matters and is of utmost importance.

How does inspiration come about? Mine stems from beautiful, or my eye-pleasing surroundings, kind and encouraging exchanges and comments from others concerning my art, writing or other endeavors. I am also inspired by creative and sunny people – the ones that have that positivity and generosity radiating around them.

Look, the hubs is bathing in the pale spring sun…

Kind words can do so much. As a teacher I don’t always realize how important every me-made comment is. I can hoist up, or crash down.

My Sweets got me this chic croco skin phone cover. Along with a Starbucks coffee mug. Everyday glamour it is when using those gold bits.

My business has been a bit down so I have run across the city placing ads. I got one new contact already. Hopefully many more will follow.

I’m about making everyday sweeter with unique fashion, creative art and encouraging teaching. I travel this world to see all of its beauty – one gorgeous person at a time.

Camaieu dress, Etam cardigan, Arden hair barrettes

Winter Weapon – Fur and Lace

When I popped up on 8th Avenue in New York from the Penn Station undergrounds, the first question a girl asked me was “where did you get those boots?” “Umm, Ca-na-dah” I replied, realizing that I actually am now from that country. Not an identity I’m used to.

That morning it had snowed like crazy when the hubs and I pulled my suitcase to the station. And there I had arrived to a rainy, September balmy feeling NYC. With these, there almost exaggeratedly warm boots of mine. But they got meself some jazzy attention – later on alike. The stuff you guys I know I twirl for.

Yesterday I caught myself by surprise. I wandered on the snowy streets – and actually found it quite nice. Such a winter hater that I am. I had had some Starbucks, then walked my friend home, now was I free to amble along some more.

I’m a walker thru and thru. But an urban one. Give me anything – parks, bridges, avenues, alleys. I ain’t picky. I foot my way away. But big forests. Vast nature spaces. far from the closest museum of coffee shop. I start feeling itchy. The best moments are when the city is slowly calming down for the night, and I savor my path. Taking the time to peek in. Enjoying thoughts that emerge.

I’ve started pondering on my summer escape. I know, too early, but hey. I’d like to go on an East Coast road trip. New England, Boston, why not even the Carolinas. Follow my beloved Atlantic Coast. Any good places in mind?

Business should be picking up this week. Half of my daily bread is now from my own company. That feels great. Slowly but surely this lady is venturing her way in.

 The Limited dress, H&M cardi, Aldo boots