Ten life lessons from the ballet barre

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“And even this heart of mine has something artificial. The dancers have sewn it into a bag of pink satin, pink satin slightly faded, like their dancing shoes.”
―Edgar Degas

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Have courage and be kind, she said.

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Thank you Disney for yet another line to live by.  You have to admit, that line from Cinderella is lovely. What have I learned about kindness lately? Here’s one secret. Nothing you could wear (sorry insta’, still love you though) will ever be as lovely to the world and those around you as the beautiful simplicity of a kind act. Continue reading “Have courage and be kind, she said.”

Snapshots and a bottle of curiosities

Playing with elephants, collecting butterfly wings, organizing French Lifestyle Fairs, and exploring the lush greens of an exotic hidden town….

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Monday Moments, for the dreamer

Take a peek into my week with Instagram! Living literary chic, x.

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How to pick a coffee table book that inspires

A coffee table book is so much more than decorative. It can be a gorgeous, ready to be pondered over window into your dreams, an escape, a conversation starter. Whats the magic formula to finding the perfect one for you?

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About Pleats and Keats

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Gorgeous illustration courtesy of the super chic and talented Inslee By Design

This blog is about finding the inspiration to live life with every instant brimming with emotion. 

Literary darlings. Lovers of Chanel, short stories, Paris, and exploring…won’t you come get inspired with me?

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5 French phrases for your little black book

5 French Phrases for your little black book
Original image from Paris Dreams

Walking through Paris and life calls for la langue la plus belle du monde.

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