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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Forget me nots, for you dear reader. Or why we vanish.

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Dear Reader,

Maybe you’re not there anymore. I’m sorry I’ve been gone. It’s been so long that I don’t know what to say.

But let me start with this. I haven’t forgotten about you, and I haven’t ever given up on this project. Continue reading “Forget me nots, for you dear reader. Or why we vanish.”

Monday Moments, for the dreamer

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

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How to boost your confidence in 10 steps for writers

Embrace your inner artist and develop writer’s self esteem! It’s an important part of being a confident creative!writing tips
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8 Magic moments on the island, mermaids aside

Ok, so maybe I wasn’t able to get the mermaids on camera…but I did manage to capture some charmed moments anyway! Koh Lipe is a tiny hidden island in the cornflower blue depths of the Andaman sea…

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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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The King & the Bird, or the first time you held me in Paris

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The apartment was blue, and it wasn’t cold. Moving pictures, paper princesses flashed across the screen, and I watched from behind your tousled brown hair, as the strands tickled the tip of my nose.

I was in a typical Parisian apartment, and by that I mean it was filled with unanswered questions, unexplored corners, cigarette smoke and no pressing need to change any of that. Continue reading “The King & the Bird, or the first time you held me in Paris”

The warmth of writers & the magic of encouragement

Pleats and KeatsStarting out with your blog can be scary. Who’s going to read it? Why is my voice special? Writers ask themselves these questions all the time, and that’s normal. 

Putting yourself out there requires courage, and that’s a beautiful & strong part of your writer’s soul. Keep writing, darling. Your dreams are just around the corner. This is my love letter to other writers, and to those who give us courage when we don’t see the beauty written between our own lines. Continue reading “The warmth of writers & the magic of encouragement”