Are your dreams precise enough?

Are your dreams precise enough?

  I was staring at the spreadsheet and couldn’t believe my eyes. A dream, a small dream but still a dream, had just come true. In the past week I couldn’t have been looking at that spreadsheet more often if it were a picture of a Brad Pitt at the beach or a lotto...

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How it all began…

How it all began…

How it all began ... little did I know that day that life would direct me towards the book that would transform my home and subsequently the trajectory of my life...  

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The 4 Core Qualities you’ll need for Life

The 4 Core Qualities you’ll need for Life

  What do you need to run your Life well, happily, with a sense of purpose and joie de vivre, in short: elegantly ;)? For many people the first things that springs to mind are “more money”, “more time”, “a different job/spouse/education/career/family or home”....

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What I learned from my Word of the Year

What I learned from my Word of the Year

Last year was a first. A first for me to stick to a Word of the Year for, well, a whole year! My word, which had fallen out of the blue, proved to be the perfect framework for that transition I found/still find myself in between having deconstructed my life and...

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The Art of Boundaries

The Art of Boundaries

  Boundaries. How does this word make you feel? Curious, apprehensive, neutral, excited, slightly irritated? Which area of your life springs to mind when you think of boundaries? Do you actually know what and where your boundaries are? Your boundaries in...

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How I tricked myself into a Good Habit

How I tricked myself into a Good Habit

When I found my Word of the Year (it would be more correct to say that it found me), I didn’t realise what a big call being “bien dans ma peau” actually is. At one point I had to admit - reluctantly -  that being well in my skin included being well under my skin and...

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How to Feel Free at the End of the Year

How to Feel Free at the End of the Year

I was standing barefoot in my nightgown at the open window looking at  the dark sky. It was 4 am. The night was at her coldest. I was shivering. It was a special moment. Autumn had started. I was happy. September has always carried for me the energy of a new...

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La Rentrée: 7 Questions for the Rest of the Year

La Rentrée: 7 Questions for the Rest of the Year

  It is happening. Right now you can see Parisians smiling, happy, open and full of energy. Yes, it’s that time of the year. La Rentrée is upon us. Paris springs back to life. After 2 months of “les vacances”, everyone is back, happy to share their summer...

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How to Create Habits (the Elegant Way)

How to Create Habits (the Elegant Way)

Take a look around: what is really easy to do in your home? Maybe it is really easy to entertain friends? To sit and read? To practise yoga? Maybe it’s really easy to collapse on the sofa in front of the TV? Or to spend 2 hours in the closet searching what to wear?...

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From Avoidance to Commitment

From Avoidance to Commitment

Recently on Instagram I saw this quote: "The magic you're looking for is in the work you're avoiding." Wow. We all look for magic - magic in how we feel, live, love, see and are seen. But how often do we look for it in the direction of work we'd rather avoid? If we...

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How to avoid the hidden trap of decluttering

How to avoid the hidden trap of decluttering

You’ve surely noticed that decluttering is having a bit of a “moment” lately. Everyone has their opinions about the “best” method, programs promise that you can transform your life by tidying your closet, Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix breaks all records and of course,...

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The Very Worst Way to Do Anything Elegant

The Very Worst Way to Do Anything Elegant

    Every morning, I wake up looking fresh faced and impeccably coiffed, like I just stepped out of a salon de beauté. I float out of bed in my silk nightgown and do a series of carefully curated yoga poses before draping myself in an...

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