It’s infertility awareness week. It’s something I don’t talk about much, but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be discussed. I wrote about my struggles with subfertility last year, and the response I got was overwhelming. There are so many hearts that are breaking over this heavy cross – mine included.

A cloud of darkness has overshadowed me since I was diagnosed with PCOS and my faith has been struggling. Yet I can’t help but see that in the midst of all of this pain, all of this suffering, there is good that has emerged from it. There’s no denying that my faith is being stretched and I am being called to mature in my relationship with God. This is not a season of consolations. God is asking me to seek Him despite the pain, despite unanswered prayers, and I am. I seek Him, because I know that He loves me.

He looks at my heart, as He pours His out, hanging on the cross. The cross is the reminder that He bore the ultimate suffering so that I would never have to buy the lie that I am alone. Whatever pain, whatever struggle you are facing, you are not alone. You are loved by a God who has made you and known you from the womb. He keeps a record of every tear you cry. There is no suffering in which Jesus does not accompany you. The Lord has promised to deliver us from our distress.

I reflect on the sweetness of my honeymoon spent in the Rocky Mountains, and all of the beauty of God’s wilderness I saw during that week. That beauty remains in the depth of my heart.

For the mountains may go away and the hills may totter, but my faithful love will never leave you, my covenant of peace will never totter, says Yahweh who takes pity on you. Isaiah 56:10

I was in need of this verse today, of the truth of His deep, unmoving love. My prayer is that if you are feeling despair, you would know you are not alone.

You are loved.


For I, Yahweh, your God, I grasp you by your right hand; I tell you, ‘Do not be afraid, I shall help you.” Isaiah 41:13

I am in desperate need of peace. The First Reading from today’s Mass are the words my soul is aching for. I ache for that promise of love. A covenant between myself and someone bigger, someone in charge: God.

There is a reoccurring pattern of fear being synonymous with a lack of peace in my life; a lack of silence. I need to actively seek out silence if I want to make room for peace. Where in my day can I make room for more silence? For me, that’s often during my lunch hour. Today I used it to go to Mass. At times, I go to the library (picture above, along with my lovely friend Chanelle).

Fight for that silence, fight for that peace. It will come, I promise, but only if you desire it and seek it. God’s love and peace will not be forced upon you.

My day was filled with annoyances, some small, some big, but grace carried me through it. In moments where I just thought I couldn’t muster that smile, I couldn’t keep working, I couldn’t slow my anxious breath, He grasped me by the hand.

It all comes back to making that room for silence. When we create healthy habits, we’re far more likely to give ourselves the chance to grow in virtue. My habits to foster silence have included starting each and every day with a devotional and some scripture (the daily readings) as making sure there is at least one day a week where I go to meditate/pray the Mass before, during lunch, or after work.

Take a moment and pick some small way where you can cultivate silence in your day. Something small. This is key; If you pick many habits, or unattainable habits, they will never become habits. You will beat yourself up as soon as you skip a day and are far less likely to keep fighting to cultivate that silence.

Christmas season is almost upon us. Advent is a time for us to quieten our hearts, an invitation to be especially mindful of silence in our lives. Between the Old Testament and the birth of Jesus Christ, there was roughly 400 years of silence from God. The season of Advent reflects this silence and is a call to prepare ourselves to receive the joy and the peace we all desperately want.


#BISsisterhood Link-Up // MAKING TIME

I have no difficulty wasting time. I spend a lot of time doing things that matter very little to me. Yet if I spend so much time on these things, my actions are speaking more loudly than my words.

I want to live a life where I am making time for what matters the most to me: becoming a saint. I want to make time to pray. I want to sit in His silence and let His sweet Word comfort me and bring me the peace that I so desperatly long for. I want to make time in my day to go to Mass, to perhaps meet with less friends, but be more present with the ones that I am seeing. I want to make time to nurture the talents God has given me, and to explore the dreams he has written on my heart. I want to trust that He has placed them there because He can fulfill them, whether on earth or in heaven. I need to have faith that He understands my human constraints on time and that He doesn’t ask me to do anything other than what I can physically do with the time that is given to me. That being said, I pray to have wisdom to discern how my time should be used. I want to live a life so well spent that at the end of it I feel like a squeezed out lemon. I don’t want to waste the time that has been gifted to me.


As I grow older (and hopefully wiser), I find it’s often the smallest of things that brings us comfort. My friend Ariane looks so lovely and comfortable in this picture above with her lovely chunky knits. This picture brings me so much joy, I had to ask Ariane’s permission to share it with the world (not that I have any illusions about my reader count on this blog, but maybe one day someone will randomly happen upon this and it will bring them a smidgen of the joy that it did for me).

So many amongst us are chasing after lofty goals (the corner office, a new shiny car, a bigger home…) and think we will find rest and contentment once these are achieved. What if true joy was rather found in soaking up smaller moments, such as a captivating picture taken by a friend? Why are we so quick to dismiss these encounters with beauty? We scroll through our newsfeeds and have thousands of images flash before our eyes all day long, never really stopping long enough to let them speak to our hearts. Perhaps we are going about it all wrong.
I truly believe that by slowing down and enjoying these small encounters with beauty, it is how we build up an arsenal for our dreary days. When I soak up the entire splendor of such small moments, I find great solace in the memories that they create. Thank you for contributing to my collection of lovely memories Ariane.

New Year and New Graces

You can have a look at my New Year reflection for 2013 here.
2014: What a year. Crazy blessed is an understatement. I had 3 career advancements, totalling 4 different jobs within 12 months, a move to a new apartment and finally finished discerning/had my vocation revealed to me. I’ll quote my papa: “remember that you had some help from above”. Lord, may I never forget to fall on my knees and give You thanks for all the grace You pour down on me.

cette fin de semaine

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This weekend consisted of apple picking, long walks along the neighbour hood, ice cream shared with a good friend (not pictured, we ate them too quickly) and me sporting a Bardot inspired hair do. Today I stopped by Starbucks after mass to indulge in some reading and people watching. I ended up meeting three producers from DFP (they produced Royal Canadian Air Farce). They were meeting pitchers one after another. I couldn’t help but eavesdrop. I talked with them and was given a card and offered the opportunity to pitch a show idea if I ever had one. Anyone want to write a show with me? 😉

What did you guys do this weekend?

little flower

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I just spent a lovely morning at my parish. We had a BBQ after mass and it was so nice to spend some time with my community and good friends/neighbours. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and hopefully you also have some nice sunshine wherever you are 🙂

je t’aimerai jusqu’à la fin du monde

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Ce croquis se retrouvais dans ma chambre lorsque j’étais enfant. Je me souviens de toujours avoir aimé le beau cadre doré dans lequel il se situait. Ma mère est une artiste, mais aussi une historienne de l’art exceptionnelle. Elle m’a légué son don d’apprécier les belles choses. Ce soir j’ai terminé le livre de Gregory Charles, N’oublie jamais. À mon tour, malgré que je ne sois pas écrivaine, un des autres talents de ma mère, je tenais à écrire quelques mots à son sujet. C’est une femme incroyable ma mère. Je t’aime maman.


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My friend sent me a text the other day asking me what I was up to. Before I had a chance to respond she asked: “Are you reading a book and drinking tea?”. That girl knows me! I’ve been awful good at being social these past few days. Sometimes I just really need to recharge. Looking forward to this upcoming week, I’m going to read books and ignore the world.


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“I would not like to live in a world without cathedrals. I need their beauty and grandeur. I need their imperious silence. I need it against the witless bellowing of the barracks yard and the witty chatter of the yes-men. I want to hear the rustling of the organ, this deluge of ethereal notes. I need it against the shrill farce of marches.” — Pascal Mercier (Night Train to Lisbon)

seeking refuge

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Amidst all of this tragedy, it is important that we do not lose hope or faith. There is good in this world, but alas for this good to exist, there must be free will. I suggest that, instead of harboring feelings of anger for the perpetrator of the tragedy in Boston, we pray for them. One’s soul must be in a very dark place in order to commit the things that were done today. Of course, my prayers also go out to the victims, their families and their loved ones.

I’ll be your honey bee

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Spring is in the air. Son avènement a pris une éternité, mais le voilà enfin! Je suis si incertaine de ma vocation, je passe beaucoup de temps à prier ces temps-ci. Ça me fait du bien. J’ai souvent l’impression d’implorer plusieurs choses auprès de Dieu, mais j’oublie d’écouter…

losing grip

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Afternoon tea time. Last night I had the most vivid dream. I was losing my teeth one by one and could do nothing to stop it. I struggle with feelings of anxiety as I’m weeks from completing my undergraduate degree and being thrust into the real world. I don’t feel ready. I feel as if time is moving far too quickly. I’ve got two soccer games this evening, hopefully I’ll be able to get rid of some stress by running.

da deus fortunae

I could jump off the rooftop in joy right now. Latin exam is complete. I’ll be handing in my Ancient Greek translations on Friday and writing my final two exams of the semester on the 19th. Hear comes the holidays! My skis are waxed and waiting to hit the slopes.

comme j’aime les pâtisseries


I dressed up as Marie-Antoinette for a Halloween outing on Saturday evening. Without a doubt my favourite part was styling my hair. It took me perhaps 30 minutes to create the look. A lot quicker than my normal blow drying, hot tool styling bonanza. Wish it were Halloween every day, I’d be sporting this style more often 😉

so much to do, so little time

Studying, studying, studying. Writing, research, lots of tea and enjoying freshly picked up apples from  the market. Maybe it’ll start raining. That would make it a perfect studying day.

the stars are shining so bright

“He sounded faintly sad. Perhaps he finds beauty saddening – I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty’s evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die. Then he said I was probably too young to understand him; but I understood perfectly.” – I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

just sitting here

Sitting in bed, indulging in a huge pile of magazines (OK, and perhaps I’m reviewing some Ancient Greek and Latin vocabulary as well). Got two wisdom teeth pulled out today. I kind of enjoy any excuse to live off milkshakes and smoothies for a few days. 

petits mouchoirs

Bruschetta, des asperges au four avec un filet d’huile d’olive et la traduction d’un menu décadent (un petit contrat) et mon nouvel emploi au Ministère de l’environnement : la vie est belle!

l’art de l’otium

Handing in a terribly long essay on Sidoine Apollinaire and Pline le Jeune. I now want some hard liquor and a good detective novel to read to forget all about this semester. I never thought I would translate anything harder than Latin, until I took up Ancient Greek this past school year. Let the debauchery of summer begin!
(ph ?)

roaring twenties

J’ai toujours trouvé que Shae Acopian Detar était une source incroyable d’inspiration lorsque j’ai besoin d’un peu de magie dans mon univers. J’ai des boucles aujourd’hui qui me font pensées à l’époque où l’on dansait le Charleston.

(ph: shae acopian detar)

et hop le printemps

Vivement les journées à faire la paresse au soleil aux terasses des cafés. Hier j’ai passé une magnifique journée à Montréal à faire du shopping et tout simplement profiter de cette belle ville.

icing on my cake

Isn’t Constance Jablonski a stunner? I’m in my lounge wear all weekend, studying, writing papers and doing heaps of Ancient Greek translations. Life of a scholar!

(ph fashionography)

Ottawa Fashion Week



I have to say, my Ottawa Fashion Week experience was tenfold better than the last. I’d like to thank Julie from Pop Champagne who so graciously invited me although we had only met once. What a kind and beautiful person she is (and really witty at that!). These two dresses were part of Samuel Dong‘s collection and I think I might have gone a wee bit gaga when I saw them. Can you tell that I’m a total girly girl? I also really loved Rachel Sin’s collection, pretty and feminine, but lot’s of structure! Actually, I could be happy wearing nothing but her collection, it was so well rounded; had everything a girl could need in her wardrobe.

(ph: Julie)

black velvet

I’m enjoying the last week of having neon colours on my nails before I have to transition to muted fall colours. I must admit I’m looking forward to knits and layering. I start classes and my new job tomorrow. Wish me luck! 🙂

(ph the 2nd floor)

scary morning

I woke up this morning with a frizzy version of this. It’ll teach me to go to bed with my hair that wet… I’m about 95% moved into my Ottawa abode. I can’t wait to start classes once again 🙂

docked at the port


It’s a wonderful rainy Sunday morning and I’ve just been reading for the past 3 hours. Everything is so beautiful and still on a Sunday morning. Here are 10 books I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good read (in no particular order).

1. Special Topics In Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl

2. Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier

3. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

4. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

5. Demiann – Hermann Hesse

6. Hunting and Gathering – Anna Gavalda

(if you read in French, definitely read number 6 in French)

7. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

8. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

9. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith

10. The Shadow of the Wind – Carols Ruiz Zafon

(ph harold knight)

feeling nostalgic


I can’t wait to come back here one day (soon, hopefully). I remember sitting by the harbour as an old man drove by and stuck his tongue out at my friend and I. We nearly died of laughter. Wales is so beautiful.

so where are we?


My mother gifted me with two beautiful Latin dictionaries from her latest trip. I love that Latin dictionaries can bring me so much joy. A nerd’s little pleasures 🙂

big bird

Wonderful get together last night. Some smores and laying in the hammock starring at the stars. Went to the country fair this morning. It’s a beautiful day…

(ph: rue magazine)

there’s a ticking in my head

Having another wisdom tooth pulled out. It goes without say that the next few days will be lovely and oh so charming. I will feast on Kimberley Gordon’s genius for the next few days, going through the archives of Wildfox, feeling sorry for myself. Cheers!

on s’en fiche

Les soirées où on prélasse sur le balcon dans son maillot avec de la limonade fait maison… C’est pile ce que j’ai fait aujourd’hui. Journée de rêve!

take me home


Danced like a fool with some great pals last night and going on a day road trip with two of my friends later today. Summer’s off to a great start.

(ph Vogue Uk March 2006)

this pain is real

Ends up I have a dry socket. The dentist told me I should have come back to the office earlier due to the pain. Well hello, how am I supposed to know the degrees of pain I should feel when getting a tooth pulled out. Pain is pain. I assumed it hurt getting a bugger yanked out. I didn’t get to see my regular dentist, but this one was kind of cool since he was able to chit chat in German. Felt like I was with Oma & Opa ♥. (Oh Germany, how I miss you…)

(ph: johannasaurus/flickr)

a long time from now

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Slowly emptying my room of all the stuff junk I have. I have over 300 books in my bedroom and I’m thinking since I’ve accumulated this many in 20 years, I should really get rid of some as I have no desire to be featured on a hoarding TV show. There are some books however, like Night Train to Lisbon, that I know I could never get rid of.

(ph vogue italia; natalia vodianova)

avec mes penny loafers ou avec mes deck shoes

Today, I turn 20. I’ve been drinking rum (white rum, sorry Channy!) for a while now, hoping that Captain Hook will appear and that I can be Peter Pan and never grow up… My mom has baked me 4 cakes, company will be arriving soon. Today, I party!

(ph wildfox couture)

tell me where it all went wrong

To say that in the past month I’ve gone through emotional upheaval is but a slight understatement. A victory that took 5 weeks of total devotion (I’m talking 14-16 hour work days from a team of 7 + volunteers) was taken away. A victory of a 110 votes turned into a loss by 9 votes… I gave myself some time to brood and have now accepted it. Fortunately, a former employer has offered me a contract for the summer, which allows me time to figure out where I’m heading this fall. I do have to say it’s a huge adjustment going from the federal to the provincial platform.

I’ve gotten my mind off by training like I once used to. Funny thing how I never got the freshman 15, but actually lost weight (muscle weighs more than fat!). Although, I’m a huge advocate of avoiding scales and going by how your clothes fit and how you feel. I just started running after two years of being lazy (unless you count the occasional golf game or going out dancing) and was quite pleased to reach the milestones I wanted to reach.

I’m still waking up around 5 am, but now it’s because I’m rested, not because my job requires me to wear myself out. I chose to trust the path God is leading me down. I feel far more healthy than I have in a longggg time. By healthy, I also mean far less stressed. I’m handing in my former work BlackBerry tomorrow and feel like having some bubbly to celebrate. No one should ever be on call 24/7. I have so much admiration for politicians who last more than 1 election campaign. They suck everything out of you (unless of course, you’re vacationing in Vegas*…)

*For non-Canadian readers
(ph j’adore wildfox)

petit clin d’oeil

Don’t remember where I found this, actually, don’t even remember saving this to my computer. I love browsing through my inspiration file every once in a while, especially when lovely pictures like these seem to appear out of nowhere. Happy Sunday to all xo

i’ve been working like a dog

There’s 6 feet of snow up here in the riding. A tad depressing considering all the snow had basically melted in Ottawa before leaving. I won’t complain as I’m really enjoying my work up here, or should I say volunteer work! There’s nothing like being in an office until 7PM on Saturday. Hope every one is well in the blog world. I’m going to have a gazillion posts to catch up in May!

(ph ?)

memo au printemps; arrive déjà!

C’est temps ci sont un peu fou avec la dissolution de la Chambre. I’ll be heading up to the riding for the electoral campaign so Une toute petite pomme will be a bit MIA for the next 36 days. I’ll try to get some posts in here and there. My mom brought me such wonderful goodies back from Europe ♥ Merci maman! She bought this wonderful Vogue Enfants, it’s phenomenal!

(ph polyvore)

PPP Canada


Oh dear, I get to go into a budget lock-up today. No connection to the outside world for three or more hours. Good news is, my mom made it back from Paris despite a moment of panic over a stolen passport and wallet (it was finally returned) and called me this morning to let me know she brought me back some goodies (including some chocolate she picked up in Switzerland!!!).

(ph: kasia struss for ?)

ottawa fashion week

So tonight I attended my very first fashion show. I have come to realize that I MUCH prefer swooning over pretty clothes in stores and blogs than to attend a fashion show. Now, I’m not criticizing them, it’s just that I found out that I am far too ADHD to enjoy one properly. Perhaps it was the fault of my slightly still intoxicated self from St Patricks, but I could not help but bounce around in my chair to the music. I wasn’t serious enough to properly fit in or enjoy the environment. Guess I’m just too much of a dork… None the less, I had a wonderful night! I went with my jamming buddy and thankfully, she’s just as much of a socially awkward dork as I am. There was “social time” in between the shows. My friend and I ran out to breathe some air and try out the new cupcakes at Glitz cupcakes and came back for the other shows. Afterward I made supper (a very late supper!) consisting of Dijon sirop d’érable salmon. It was phenomenal. I think this is the most I’ve ever typed up in a blog post, I’m blaming it on the Gin Bombay. Night lovelies!

PS. I glimpsed Justyna for .5 seconds as I was escaping to cupcakes and just wanted to say, her dress was beautiful, I hope she posts pictures of it so I can swoon some more over it’s beauty.

jeune demoiselle

Wish I were wearing this right now! My mom sent me a sweet email from Venice, hopefully I get some goodies from Italy or France when she returns on Monday!

(ph polyvore)

acta non verba


My apartment was listed Tuesday and gone yesterday. Here I was stressing that it would take weeks, if not MONTHS for it to fly away. I underestimated the value of my little Amélie Poulain living quarters. I will really miss it, but just thinking of the place I’m moving in with my TWO walk-in closets in May cheers me right up 🙂 Plus, I’ll be living in the heart of downtown once again (not that my 15 minute walk to downtown is that bad…) Hope everyone is having a lovely week. All the runway shows that are streemed online have been keeping me visually feasting for the last two weeks ♥

PS. I ordered online a latin textbook to continue learning even though I am no longer taking classes. Nerd award?
(ph ?)

he’s like candy corn

My new animal companion. I can pet them without them making me sneeze. Why didn’t I think of this before? The only thing they can’t do is purr (yes, I’m sporting these leopard beauties with pink cords, I’m working on my Man Repelling , I just wish I had a sock/sandal combo going on!). The last two days have been torture. It was BEAUTIFUL at +5Celcius yesterday and today was -15… I went from my beautiful cotton leopard trench on Friday to my Arctic look today 🙁

(ph: personal)

heaven can wait

Parliament is back in works, the boss is back and so no more sneaking into the office in crazy outfits. It was a blazer and pencil skirt for me today… joy. I couldn’t help but to shop a bit after work today and buy myself this beautiful salmon tulle skirt and silk shirt.

has your band began to rust?

I’m going to be attempting this for brunch tomorrow. It looks phenomenal. I love smoked salmon so much, miam. I’m bummed à l’instant because I’ve misplaced my Derek Lam sunglasses (purchased at Value Village, can you believe that?!?!). Hope everyone is having a nice weekend xo

(ph flickr)

écrire c’est lever toutes les censures

Although the French Baker’s macarons taste something like fluffy cardboard with heaps of food coloring, I bought a few today. I really need to learn how to make some. My best friend’s older sister went to le Cordon Bleu, perhaps I can get a few pointers from her. Other news: I will be moving, yet again! I don’t know if it will be in May or September, but two of my best friends have asked me to live with them in their gorgeous victorian house downtown. It will be a fun adventure and I’m looking forward to decorating my room (I sometimes wonder if I move on purpose just because I like to decorate?).

(ph: personal)

i’m not wearing shoes because i don’t want to scuff my hardwood floor (i’m sensible like that)

I wear business wear everyday because I work on Parliament Hill. It’s enough to make a daydreaming, teaparty dress loving gal go crazy. What with the -25 weather we’ve been having in Ottawa… I just had to get dressed up to do homework tonight! The cloche hat makes me feel particular studious… NOT. I have a project to hand in tomorrow on public policies and all I’m doing is waltzing around to Malcom McLaren in my room.

(ph personal)


I long to recreate days that were as great as those where these pictures were taken. I’ve been thinking about moving (again!) and a wise friend gave me sound advice today: Go home and think your shit through rationally! I love my friends, ‘nough said. Ottawa is rather charming (despite the current weather).

(ph: Portugal and a bit of Germany)

the weather outside is frightful

This morning was not too cheery. I had TWO nightmares last night. I woke up around 5am crying, don’t quite remember what the nightmare was about, but finally managed to slumber again. I then had a second nightmare about someone I love very much turning into a crazy pyromaniac (I have an absurd fear of fire). I decided to have a bubble bath and eat chocolate cake for breakfast before heading to work and things started brightening up. I think it’s this polar bear weather that’s been driving me crazy. I’m just not cut for -25 Celsius. It’s not fashion-friendly (unless you’re thinking of Lagerfeld’s melting icebergs and yeti boots…)

(ph: jane birkin)

dancing star


I’m starting up dancing after a long one year break. After 16 years of dancing I really needed a mental break from the dance world. I’m terrified, but can’t wait at the same time. It’s part of my 2011 resolutions. I’m just glad to be going back to a dance studio, what with work and school and LIFE… it’ll be nice to do something for moi. What are your New Year resolutions? I’m going to

1. Go to Church every week
2. Be kind to the ones I love
3. Dance my worries away
4. Polish off Debussy’s Rêverie on the piano.
(I’ve been playing it for a year and am still unsatisfied with the way I play it).
5. Drink more water

(ph ?)

not as thirsty as before


My friend Ariane at thosequietnights.blogspot.com needed a model a few weeks ago and I was glad to be the lab rat she required. Here is one of the pictures from the shoot. I miss the blogsphere lately, but I’ve just been so busy. Lots of love, Pomeline.

après la pluie vient le beau temps!

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La vie est si belle. I’m thanking my lucky stars that I’ve been struck with so many blessings. Sad as it is, sometimes there’s nothing like a good scare to make you count yourself a lucky duck. Sunday evening my father, my two brothers and I had the misfortune of having a deer run into our vehicle. No one was hurt (minus the deer…) and I’m extremely grateful for that. Our family had a terrible car accident ten years ago that changed our family dynamics quite drastically, so this stroke up a lot of old wounds.
Anyhow, my new apartment has become a real haven. I’m so in love with everything about it. As for the new job, it’s providing so many challenges and forcing me to be quite resourceful. There’s nothing like a good intellectual challenge. However, this weekend I’m going to enjoy the right side of my brain as I have a photo shoot with the beautiful Ariane from http://thosequietnights.blogspot.com/. I’ll be sure to post something other than rantings about flying deers (not the kind on Santa’s carriage), politics or other nonsense of the sort. I’m off to my Italian Cinema class!

(ph ?)

you’ve got me wrapped around your little finger

I have been a bad blogger this week, *sigh*. In my defense, I have spent the week getting into my new place and making it home. That’s right, I moved! I’m so happy. It was a spontaneous move, but for the better. I’m now living in Lowertown, seconds away from the river, a beautiful park and minutes walk to the Byward market. I love it. Hope everyone had a nice weekend xo

(ph an education)

shadow at my window

It’s getting cooler and cooler and I wish pretty flowers like these were still around. This week has been insane. I started a job. I didn’t think I would work during school, but this opportunity was just too good to pass up on. I’m now executive assistant to a Member of Parliament. I got to sit through Question Period today, I loved it. I’m that nerd who actually watches it on telly so to assist it live was fantastic (I sound like I’m talking about some pop star show or something). Anyhow, even if my life is being consumed by politics I’ll try to fit in a few pretty pictures this weekend (hopefully of outfits). Dressing for Parliament Hill is no easy task, they’re not big fans of pink tulle skirts I hear, shucks.

je me souviens

Nothing quite like a good little day trip to ease the mind and settle the restless heart. It was so nice to just wander streets far from home.

(ph personal)

défais ton ceinturon cowboy

lovely things
So happy my art history midterm is done and over with. I think I did generally well, except for the question on the Narmer Palette. I could not remember what were the illustrations on it, all I could remember was that there was a little slave boy in the background who was barefoot and the fact that it was used to mix makeup on. Instead of leaving that answer blank, I invented a bit of a story… hope my prof likes students who bs! Hope everyone has a nice week xo

(ph demure folk)


I keep rearranging furniture in my room, can’t seem to get the “flow” right. I have a midterm tonight and two on Wednesday. I can’t wait for reading week so I can breathe a bit, while doing some reading and studying of course.

like a snake in the orchard

I think I might be out of shape (understatement of the year). I went jogging last week, pulled a muscle in my derrière and it STILL hurts. I am so blaming this on the fact that I was jogging up and down hills and did not do a proper stretch after jogging (yup, that’s my excuse).

(ph harpar)

hand full

hand full of diamonds
True story: Today I had a good little cry (over some silly thing) and then quickly pulled myself together so I wouldn’t be late for my Italian lecture. That professor really REALLY enforces students being on time, or else. Anyhow, I’m rushing out of the house, waiting for the bus and low and behold, a stranger comes up to me, mind you, he was very handsome, and tells me (I kid you not): I hope you won’t be offended by this, but women like you inspire me to start a magazine about natural beauty.
Thought of the day: There’s nothing like a good cry to get a sparkle in your eyes?
(ph flickr)

le petit déjeuner

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.” (Proverbs 31: 25)
Starting the day off with prayer grounds me and helps me keep focused on the big picture, not the trivial stuff.

(ph personal)

souvenirs du Caire

old man
I’m not exactly loving this rain. It was so beautiful yesterday. I had my Italian class in the morning then grabbed coffee with a friend and strolled around the market. Purchased no 7 of Worn (if you don’t know about this magazine, check it out, it’s brilliant!) and then went home for a cat nap. I later went out to eat some yummy indian food and then met up with my brother and his friend for some drinks. Sometimes it’s good to procrastinate and not stress.

(ph harpar)

chamo-me a bailarina

outfit details: dress shirt, Ralph Lauren “Blake”; dress, H&M; belt, thrifted
First outfit post. I know, my camera resolution is not perfect, I’m not model, yada yada yada. Some blogs out there are so “high tech”, it makes it intimidating for kids like me who just want to goof around and play dress up 😉

tetris time

test shot
I’m goofing around with photography by the way, but I think I’d like to invest in a good camera. Any suggestions?

(ph: personal)

tell me more

Considering my entire wardrobe was filled with black last year, I’m pretty amazed to look at it now and see how much colour has been incorporated. Don’t worry, I still own a lot of black 😉 I’m going to the countryside this weekend. I can’t wait to enjoy my hot tub, forest trails and amazing cooking. Have a nice weekend tout le monde! xo

tired of being a superhero

New fall pieces plus my favourite sunglasses. You can’t really tell in the picture, but when they’re on they slightly turn up in a cat glasses kind of way, which I adore. Hope everyone’s week is shaping up to be amazing.
P.S. You can click on the pictures for a better resolution, sorry I was too lazy to upload them properly

i’m your biggest fan

So Friday evening I went out for some great food with some great friends and then did the most intense session of Bikram Yoga (damn you hot room, damn you!). Last night I had a riot at the Down with Webster show and guess who we met up with for breakfast? Picture gives it away 😉 and yes, I look like I had a rough night (because I did).

pretos velhos

julie newmar
Oh Julie Newmar, quel canon de beauté! I’ve been in bed drinking tea and permanently napping. I didn’t end up going to the vernissage last night as I’m feeling like death warmed up. I’m going to go and eat some indian food tonight to help clear my immune system and then do some yoga. I need to be in tip top shape as tomorrow I’m going to see the boys from Down With Webster. Hope I’m all better by tomorrow!


Going to a vernissage tomorrow night in the market. It’s nice to be back in the city for stuff like this.

(ph the selby and weheartit)

i promise

lounge time
Aujourd’hui I am making an apple pie (hopefully) and lounging around reading Fernando Pessoa and perhaps doing a bit of Italian homework.

(ph marie claire 2009)

fishy business

Je viens tout juste de rencontrer mon voisin, c’est un professeur de musique. Il est trop sympa! Je trouve ça bien de connaître ses voisins, même lorsqu’on habite en ville. C’est drôle comment je suis nostalgique pour la campagne lorsque je suis en ville et vis-versa lorsque je suis à la campagne.

(ph vogue fr)

class act

class act
Official moving day. All my furniture is already set up in the city along with my kitchen things, so basically I’m just moving clothes…and I have a van full of it. Pretty sad, considering I was trying to bring the bare minimal! Eh bien, on ne peut pas être parfaite tout le temps. J’ai si hâte de m’habiller pour l’automne, il fait déjà plutôt frisquet par ici. Bisous xo

(ph vogue es)

le chalet

le chalet
Spent the week reading and writing. It was rather wonderful, but now it’s back to reality (school). Although I must admit my course load is amazing. My room in the city is almost all set up, I’ll post some pictures when it is. Hope everyone enjoyed summer xo

(ph personal)

hello dolly

gone fishing
Gone to the cottage. Be back sometime to resume my responsibilities (school and all that fun stuff). Ciao! xo

(ph ?)

dust bowl dance

I’m so hooked on Mumford & Sons right now. I’m going to see Down With Webster with some friends in September. The venue where they’ll be playing holds less than 500, I love small intimate concerts. I can’t wait! I’m going to go do some improvisation on the piano for some while and then do some practicing. I can’t wait for the 27th, I’ll be spending a week with my favourite jamming buddy at my cottage. Hope everyone has a nice weekend xo.

(ph unpretentious bouquet of parenthesis)


cachemire et soie
I watched The Virgin Suicides and am about to make a decadent chocolate cake. I might head over to the fair tomorrow and ride the ferris wheel, if not I’ll fly a kite (I’ve been meaning to do so all summer) and bask in the sun on my rooftop. Happy weekend little bunnies xo

(ph cachemireetsoie)

ces soirées là

my desk
I’m going to see Coco Chanel et Igor Stravinsky this afternoon. I wonder how it will compare to Coco avant Chanel. Last night I primed the fridge and this morning I’m putting a coat of blackboard paint on it, I hope it’ll be as great as it sounds ah.

(ph personal)

she’s a lady

jwa anderson
These are stunning. Last night was slightly wild, I was glad to get home when I did to wash all the beer out of my hair! Tonight I’m just enjoying time with my family and some good wine. Happy weekend y’all xo.

(ph jwa anderson)

mother goose

A little reflection of last weekend, looking forward to this one! Don’t mind the mess in the background that is my room, just concentrate on the beauty of that wretched liquor 😉

(ph via my friend Chloe)

santa cruz, you’re not that far

My friend had me over for supper and we ate on her front deck with a view of the lake that her property looks on and goodness Canada is a beautiful country (don’t quote me on that this winter). I’m going to pick my brother Axel up in Montreal tomorrow, I hope I get to eat there, there’s such good food in Montreal!

(ph vogueus)

i’ll put the stars in a jar for you

tim for vogue
Such a beautiful day today and yesterday. I love this weather. My parents are gone to Cape Cod for the week and I’m slightly jealous, but I went for an hour bike ride along the river that runs through my village and realized I haven’t got it so bad either 😉 (I’m such a small talker, weather talk, really Pomeline, really?)

(ph tim walker for vogue uk)

avec mes penny loafers ou avec mes deck shoes

Richmon Lam
I have been obsessing over their new album non stop lately. These guys are brilliant.
Edit: The band is from Acadia and relatively quite unheard of yet. They’re called Radio Radio and they’re new album is Belmundo Regal. They really do their thing in Frenglish, so if you’re not familiar with both languages it might be a bit hard to follow, but the beat is still sick nonetheless 🙂 My favourite song right now is Dekshoo.

(ph richmonlam)

bring me your love

Enjoyed Dallas Green in the rain, what a lovely evening. He stopped mid song because a girl fainted and talked until she woke back up so she wouldn’t miss any of the concert. Could he be more considerate? I think not ♥ I’ll post pictures soon, xo.

nostalgique et un peu mélancholique

I want everything in this store, wherever it is. Anyone know? I’ll fly/drive there and buy it all, it seems so bloody perfect. Speaking of the divine, I got to spend a lovely day in Montreal to watch Cirque du Soleil, eat at a little cafe in the Vieux Port that reminded me of Paris and then enjoy some banana gelato while strolling around in the 33 + weather. La vie est magnifique parfois…

(ph ???)

teddy grahams

Picked up some lavender after work and chatted with my brother on the phone. It was a nice evening, now I need to go to bed because I clearly don’t have much of interest to share 😉 xo

(ph miles aldridge)

i need a dollar

age of innocence
Just made some spinach zucchini lasagna with a béchamel sauce with my mother. Cooking is such a great bonding experience, I love it!

(ph Carter Smith)

for those employed

read a  little
Check out the Mad Hatter, what is he doing?!
p.s. The lovely Meg and Katie from Meggasus Peggasus and Katie Lu have featured me on their blog, so sweet. Thanks girls! You can check it out here

(ph flickr)

nothing on you babe

bruno mars and b.o.b.
My latest crush! Rappers who aren’t misogynist and crude (and actually have a great musical background) are refreshing and don’t often make it onto the radio, hip hip hourrah for B.O.B. and Bruno Mars ♥

(ph onsmash)

you’re getting so tall, jerusalem

reality bites
Goodness I like this a lot. Is it a cinched dress with a lace crop top? I’m not quite sure, but it is so perfect in every way. I got some new golfing gear and can’t wait to test it out after work tomorrow (I’m such a jock, don’t laugh). I re-watched Persepolis with my mother last night, Marjane is such an incredible fighter. I admire her struggle for integrity. Being true to yourself is one of the most difficult, yet lovely things you can do. Stay true mes chéris, stay true ♥

(cindy sherman)

away we go


I was a little
cochon for breakfast. An almond croissant doesn’t suffice, I have to dribble chocolate all over it of course!

(ph personal)

le bonheur par excellence

Smores make my world go round. Hence my extreme happiness in this picture (and my friend is so trying to steal it here, don’t be fooled by her cuteness!). Hope everyone’s weekend is great. I’m going to try and blog more often, I need a space to lay out my thoughts through pictures and this is the perfect medium.

(ph personal)

je veux du rose, je veux du rose!

bedroom inspiration
It’s Friday! Alas, I thought it would never come around. I’m loving these soft pink and peach tones. I want my place in the city to reflect the mood in all of these pictures. I was on a rush to get that place done, but ends up I’m spending the summer à la campagne, so that room has been put on the back burner. Oh well! I think I’ll just recruit some friends to help me do the painting and what not in exchange of a few bottles of wine and some pizza. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend, xox.
(ph all over the place)

i’m canceling our date

summer time

Raised in a wild space
Between two hearts
With the vines climb trees towards the light
Running naked, dragging a kite
Or your dress on a string
-Emiliana Torrini

(ph beautiful things to share)

daliah, je t’aime

heaven 1
You are the ray of light
When the sun seems to hide;
You are the star of might
When the sky has shut before my eyes.
You are the tree of life
When the vineyard I cannot reach;
You are the prayer of my heart
When nothing can ignite my faith.

I’m so blessed, thank you God…

(ph benjamin alexander huseby)

Worked hard all week and I plan to play even harder this weekend. Gosh, I really am a Canadian… On an other note, I got a pedi today and went for this crazy cyan blue polish and felt like a wild rebel. Conclusion: I need to do more adventurous things than choosing a different polish colour. I lead a sad, sad, sad little life, but this weekend will remedy all of that (:

(ph flickr?)

a husky whisper

jamie 1
My coq au vin is in the oven, the table is set on the balcony, all that is left to do is hang the chinese lanterns and finish the strawberry spinach salad, the rosemary potatoes and put the icing on the cake. Hope tonight’s dinner party is a success! Happy Sunday everybody, hope you’re spending it with the ones you love ♥

(ph jamie isaia)

paris dilemma

johnnys bird 1
johnnys bird 2
Dressing all cutesey when its some 40 degrees Celsius and you’re melting is kind of darn near impossible. I wish I could just frolic around in my undergarments like this girl (top hat included).

(ph johnnys bird)

c’est dur d’être libre comme toi

Last night was rough to say the least, I biked over to my neighbours to watch a movie and now I’m going to garden a bit before I go swimming in the pool. I can’t believe it’s so hot that the pool is warm enough to dip in before June!

(ph dazed&confused)

secret garden

secret gardens 1
secret gardens 2
Spent the morning basking in the sun, melting my sunscreen away in some lovely fairytale garden. Going to take a nap before I hit up a party with some friends. Sundays are usually really chill for me, it feels so weird going out a Sunday night…

(ph personal)

on the watch

origami cheese
on the lookout
Mudded and sanded all day at the new place. I want to make it mine, so I’m taking my time (and by taking my time I mean I won’t move in for at least another four months). I’m exhausted because I haven’t been sleeping well lately, going to a friends this evening and later on coming back home to pig out on strawberries (I just bought three baskets, I’m a strawberry monster).

(ph flickr)

up those stairs

Oh yeah, I have floating tea bags in my bedroom too…not. Grabbing lunch with some friends and then doing some shopping, hope everyone has a lovely day.

(ph flickr)

go do

flys down
Trying to sort out my boxes from moving and to get my room a place where I can actually spend time again. Don’t get me wrong, I adore traveling, but when it comes to “living”, I’m a nomad, there’s no doubt about it. I love picking up and going wherever, but I need to know there’s always somewhere calm I can go back to if I chose to.

(ph inconnue)

my mistakes were made for you

my mistakes were made for you
Going to grab a frozen chai to catch up with an old friend and then later on this afternoon my musical soul mate and dearest friend, lovingly dubbed Yaya, will be coming over. It’s going to be a good day. After all, the sun is out, might as well enjoy it! Happy Monday to everyone (:

(ph ?)

tie strings to clouds

Sometimes I feel such a surge of joy I don’t know if I’ll be able to control it, I just want to explode! When I feel this way I tend to go running through trees and fields (or alongside the canal if I’m in the city) the quickest I can, chasing after this feeling and at the same time running away from it. Life is rather wonderful. I hope everyone’s summer is shaping up to be lovely and full of running through trees and fields. I’m going to go eat some chocolate covered strawberries now (:

(ph walker for vogue us)

find a place within

clara look-a-like
Today I’m putting on a pretty flowing dress, playing piano, eating homemade raspberry ice cream and pretending to be Clara Schumann.

(ph inconnue)

never wash you off my face

reading time
This picture makes me think of the bookshop Shakespeare and Company in Paris. I stumbled upon it when I was 15 strolling around Paris with my dad. When I spent some time in Paris last year I spent quite a few afternoons reading books there. It’s really lovely with old cinema benches up against the wall that you can pull down and sit down to read on.
I’m quite the minimalistic when it comes to decoration and my personal space, but I have a weak spot. I am a book hoarder. I will undoubtedly need an entire room dedicated to my books shortly, they’re invading my bedroom and every free surface in this house.

(ph ?)

you run, you’re free, you climb and dress trees

Jonsi was phenomenal. Montreal gave out so much love, him and the band mates almost shed a few tears at the end of the show. The drummer was bloody magical too, and I don’t say that of drummers very often (more like ever). He brought everything together, when so often drummers seem to ruin the song. The night was brilliant. Now I’m going to go play some Debussy and Erik Satie on my beloved piano. Happy Monday everyone!

(ph mikushi-flickr)

he opens a window

Went shopping with my friend Eric today, he’s working in Paris for the next four months and wanted some “artsy” clothes (these are his exact words) to fit in his work environnment. Call me self-centered, but I’m shocked sometimes that not everyone shares my fascination for clothes! He was completely clueless, in the best kind of way. Plus, it gave me an excellent excuse to browse all of the men clothing, which I love doing. There’s a quality of simplicity and comfort that isn’t always present in typical “girl” clothing.

(ph vogue uk)

you try to feel the beat

scarlett ♥
I have such a girl crush on Scarlett, she’s stunning. I think I’m going to watch Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona as I try to get all of my clothes packed. I have way too much clothing/shoes, it’s disgusting.

(ph mango)

philippe de macédoine

disco fest
I’m such an insomniac, had four hours of sleep and I’m still freaking hyper when I wake up? I don’t understand it, but I’m not complaining!

(ph nerdynotdirty)


Studying, studying, studying + discussing (arguing) with my philosophy teacher why my grade isn’t any higher; YES, I think my point of view is valid and NO you cannot give me a poor grade because I don’t share your point of view. I really hope my philosophy teacher doesn’t visit fashion blogs and ends up reading this, but I think it’s a pretty safe bet to say he doesn’t!

(ph lefashion)

live alone in a paradise

My 35 page report for my archeology dig is COMPLETE. It’s only been a work in progress for like, oh, I don’t know, 3 MONTHS! Feels good to have it done (:

(ph Pauline Darley)

wrap it up

wrap it up
This is what happens when I get hungry. *Goes to fridge, sees wrap. Thinks hmm, yumm. Puts cucumbers, hummus, portuguese chicken, onions and 6 year old cheddar on it.* Yup, supper was pretty amazing even if it sounds like a pretty random combo. I really like cucumbers in my wraps, they’re so happy and fresh. Yup, sorry if the food porn shocks you, I just had to share the yummy-ness.

(ph: personal)


katrin braga
I love when artists come out with vinyls and are so kind as to include a digital copy! My ipod’s a little more convenient to lug around than a turn table. I’m listening to a lot of Camera Obscura and Phoenix right now (:

(ph katrin braga)

let’s get out of this country

city life
Don’t get me wrong, I cannot wait to move out of this place where I lived for the last 8 months. It wasn’t a home, might as well call it what it is, a hotel that lodges students. Although I will admit this, I will miss this beautiful city view…

(ph: mybedroomwindow)

my soul is weary

amber valletta
Notice a pattern? Is it the same living room painted and with new furniture? I’m confused (I have a simple mind which is easily frazzled). I’m visiting my parents this weekend and I woke up to croissants, life is wonderful.

(ph ?&voguemay2010)

a treasury of american literature

Black and white photography of smokers has a certain appeal to me right now. They all look so glam right now, but I’d love to see the complexion of these little ladies 10 years from now if they keep smoking ahah.

(ph assembled shit)


mes souliers
The Selby inspired? A little glimpse into my world, not that it is of much intrigue.

(ph: personal)

planting lilacs and buttercups oh

it's a zoo(ey)
I love those moments of pure happiness, where life is exquisite and you couldn’t ask for anything more. I love that when they come around, you’re happy you don’t have them all the time or they wouldn’t be what they are. I feel like dancing…

(ph: mylittlepinkbook & lavenderbakery)

decked in an old man’s attire

I’m such a romantic, so it’s no surprise when I got to visit the château of Versailles for the first time I was head over heels with the decadence that surrounded me. Alas, it was last year around this time and the gardens had yet to bloom. I promise myself to return during the summer at some point. Today I’m sipping on cups upon cups of green tea and playing dress up in my wardrobe. I hope everyone has a stunning weekend, even if the weather is a bit gloomy.

(ph personal)

walking with Satie

RIP Malcom McLaren. One of the greatest artists, I have so much admiration for him. His music marked my childhood. He made me dream, dream of blue, dream of Paris, dream of dreams. I know a lot of controversy surrounded his lifestyle, but it only makes me love him that much more. For goodness sakes, he gave us the Sex Pistols and dated Vivienne Westwood! I hope you’re happy Malcolm, wherever you are now ♥ Thank you for everything you brought onto this little planet…

give birth to a dancing star

king for a day
So dreamy, j’adore! One more paper to hand in tomorrow, I cannot wait to do so. It’s on moral obligation and whatnot, and one of the few papers I really enjoyed writing this year at uni. There’s a beautiful thunderstorm outside right now. I’m so lucky, I have a huge window in my bedroom, 5’x5′, looking onto the canal and this storm is just stunning…

(ph aucune maudite idée)

seriously siri

I’m finally reading Donna Tart’s The Secret History (the title is so much more alluring in French; Le maître des illusions). It’s so good, so sorry if I don’t post for the next two days while I devour these 700 delicious pages. Hope everyone has a lovely beginning of week ♥

(ph: miles aldridge 2008)

i am a fool

starbright starlight
climbing the ladder
Downside of being German and having the best liver in town? You do end up doing stupid stuff, even if you hold your liquor like a champ. You just wake up without a headache, but Security knocking at your door…

(ph: unkown)

our endless numbered days

little english miss
Couscous and garlic bread, yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Wrote the most gosh darn awful Latin test this morning, but I’m going to enjoy the rest of my day. My last post must have been heard by the gods because it’s super sunny outside today 🙂

(ph: jenesaispas)

monsieur militaire

miu miu
You know those nights where your best friend is in town and you two go out for an Indian food feast, stay up until the wee hours sipping on tea, writing new songs and jamming and having an overall amazing time? Yeah, I love those nights (and life).

(ph: miu miu)

like dylan in the movies

anywhere but here
I really try to avoid things that are “trendy”, but I’ve been craving some feather headpiece for two years now, maybe it’s time I give in… Feathers on your head can be timeless, right? RIGHT?

summer came like cinnamon

still breathing
I knew it, Mother Nature, you are EVIL. Take a load of this, you haven’t dampened my spirit (only my hair, and now it’s frizzy, but it’s OK, I’m not letting it bother me).

(ph: sodarknessibecame)

castle of sand

tea for me
When I was 15 and living like a hermit in Germany, I went through a huge mellow music phase (we’re talking Jack Johnson, Belle&Sebastien and all that jazz). One of my friends made me discover Daniel Cirera and I loved him. For some odd reason, when I came back to Canada, I totally forgot about him. I just bought his CD Honestly; I love you *cough* today and wowzers, it’s amazing. Amazingly explicit and inappropriate, but amazing. Go listen to him, NOW. I missed you Daniel ♥ and I swear to never forget you from this day on.
On another note (no, not about to get anymore interesting, haha, poor suckers), I had an amazing zucchini, eggplant, goat cheese strudel for supper while out with my Dad tonight. Hope you’re all extremely jealous 🙂

(ph: i should really save it under the title of the picture eh?)

his voice in the quiet

I love the aesthetic in this. I remember when I was 15 and bought my first Chanel lipstick in Paris at the Sephora in the Louvres. I’d do anything to fly away right now. I’m quite disappointed for I did have some travel plans for the end of April, but ils ont tombés à l’eau.. Today I’m going to play some soccer in the park with some friends, it’ll almost be like I was back in Germany (or not).

(ph: totallydonotremember)

l’amour du hasard

Had such a lovely weekend. I had some good friends from home come and visit me and we went out to boogy until the wee hours, it was excellent. The next day I took advantage of my parents being away on vacation to go back to their place and hot tub for 3 hours (it’s the best when you have had a rough night haha) and then I bought myself some daffodils, my favourite flower, for my bedroom. Today I’m going to eat some coffee yogurt, do some Latin homework and smile at life 🙂

(ph: flickr)

para donde vas?

Motha’ nature, keep that sun a comin’! (Having frat boys as friends really does not help in having a refined vocabulary…) I hope every lass and lassie enjoys this lovely weather and frolics around outside as much as they can (I’m still expecting that slap in the face with a cold wave).

(ph: missbehavemag)

i can see a lot of life in you

marillon cotillard
This picture makes me think of this Matisse painting Danseuse dans le fauteuil. I really love Marion Cotillard, especially in Tim Burton’s Big Fish. She has a very versatile look, which would probably explain why she’s an amazing actress? Just speculating here, it could be because, oh well, you know, she has TALENT (that rare thing that actors so often lack).

(ph: IMC Magazine)