How my mug helped me through a hard time

How my mug helped me through a hard time

We first had met via the pages of a magazine. The coup de foudre was instantaneous. A tiny photo of a mug, from a china series called “Incorrigible”, that was all there was and that was all needed to get me hooked. Simplicity, elegance, fluidity and movement...

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9 Tips to Carve out More Time

9 Tips to Carve out More Time

Inspired by one of my clients, I had decided upon my personal challenge: until midsummer I will have 50 conversations with women about what is blocking them to design their lives they way they want to (you can read the whole story here). I was really excited about...

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When the Tail wags the Dog

When the Tail wags the Dog

  When we feel stuck in a situation, when we struggle with the same problem over and over again, when our emotional batteries are low and elegance seems a concept from another galaxy, usually something interesting happens: we are irresistibly attracted by...

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What’s in a Home

What’s in a Home

“To speak of home in relation to a building is simply to recognise its harmony with our own prized internal song.” Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness Our own internal song. I believe this is who we want to be and how we want to feel. So when you open the...

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Five Ways to infuse Luxury into Greyish Days.

Five Ways to infuse Luxury into Greyish Days.

  Some time ago I woke up and felt greyish. No idea why. Maybe a week of incessant rain had finally gotten the better of me. Maybe I had spent too much time at my desk. Maybe this unfriendly person on the phone the day before was still bugging me or maybe it was...

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The WORST Thing to have in Your Home

The WORST Thing to have in Your Home

Here’s what I know: embracing your inner elegant woman will change your life. (And you don’t have to spend thousands on a designer wardrobe, sweat your way to a size 2 or quit your job to do it.) Here's what I also know: whilst our inner world shapes our outer world,...

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15 Things To Buy That Will Add Instant Luxury To Your Day

15 Things To Buy That Will Add Instant Luxury To Your Day

Last week I was early for a meeting near the luxurious Avenue Montaigne in Paris, and so I took a stroll, enjoying the summery displays in the windows of Chanel et al. on this grey February day. Everywhere people were carrying shopping bags with the logos of this...

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How To Rekindle Your Fire

How To Rekindle Your Fire

Last week I spoke with a client who truly wants to change the quality of her life and who for some time was going in circles, asking herself the same questions again and again, trying to find a solution by working harder and harder. Nothing she did really made a...

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How to find the Perfect Christmas Gift – 15 Clues

How to find the Perfect Christmas Gift – 15 Clues

  Do you know what you are going to do in approximately four weeks' time? You are probably sitting amongst family members and exchange Christmas presents. Did you just sigh? For many of us, finding gifts for Christmas is a tedious exercise, and, ironically, we...

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How French Women “diet”

How French Women “diet”

    Recently in the métro I overheard a conversation between two ladies from the US. It was obvious that they had  a great time during their stay in Paris, marvelling about the places they had visited, the gifts they got for their families, the architecture,...

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A Challenge to Get Over Your Biggest Addiction

A Challenge to Get Over Your Biggest Addiction

  Now, what was the first word that came to mind when you read the title? Chocolate? Booze? Sex? Money? Porn? Sugar? TV? Shopping? Facebook? It’s a safe bet that it’s none of the above. It’s something we’ve all done, and it’s truly an addiction that thwarts all...

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