vendredi 31 octobre 2014

READ: Sentimental Education

As I was talking to an american friend of mine, I learnt that it was suprising, from a foreigner's perspective, to see people reading classics in the metro. What was chocking to her sense was that these people were not students or people who had to read these books. I am not a truly good example considering that I studied literature and I wanted to have a job in relation with books. However, I still have my moments, grabbing a classic and spending an evening or three to four hours during the day for a good read. I don't need that much sleep; it might help.
It is quite depressing to me to hear how many people nowadays say that they wish they could read more but that they simply don't have the time. Obviously, with all of the distractions given to us, we literally don't have as much time as before.Every single time I forget about reading, I take a book learn all over again how to read. Rythm is different, words as well.
And here is Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert.
It was my first classic. The first I truly appreciated. I was supposed to like some other books better but just like I did when reading Jane Eyre, I read about a man who was my ideal. this might sound stupid but I think it is a real argument. If I can relate to a character in such an old book, I feel like it is reason enough for you to read it.
The other element which makes Sentimentale Eductaion special in my mind are the places described and talked about throughout the pages which are familiar to me and somehow reassuring.
Go and read it. This is an entire love education that you might get out of this book.

jeudi 30 octobre 2014

RECIPE: Apple Pie

Enlarge the pictures by clicking on them to know 
how to bake a pie with one apple.
Crumble style!
You will need
1 apple
150g of butter
100g of maple butter
2 rolls of pâte brisée
2 table spoon of flour
2 table spoon of brown sugar
1 tea spoon of honey
1 tea spoon of cinnamon

mercredi 29 octobre 2014

BLOG: Corsica Part 1

Here are a few clichés from my corsican Holidays.
This Island really is something!

mardi 28 octobre 2014

FASHION: Winter Coats and Cloaks

Here are the ones you could find on Boohoo
(I have personal preference for the cape kind of coat)
And finally, H&M...

lundi 27 octobre 2014

BEAUTY: Sephora Nude & Blue Palette

Here is the palette I used and how you can use it.
My first really good Sephora palette.

It looks brillant, it feels nice.
The eye shadows are not equal in pigmentation but give nice results.
The brush really works well and 
the eyeliner is a little too hard to my taste.
However, you can use it easily by warming up 
the material onto your hand before using it. 

vendredi 24 octobre 2014

jeudi 23 octobre 2014

DRINK: Betjeman & Barton

Here is a selection again but this is what I love drink with moderately hot water so here it is!
Thé Des Invités
Thé de Noël
Les Courtisanes
Notting Hill
Nuit Bleue
Teas really look pretty, yes, even Notting Hill which is simply a very black tea.
Do try them out even if you only love coffee.

mercredi 22 octobre 2014

BLOG: On My Pinterest #15

Today is soft and pale and pink.
I know it isn't the type of tint for this season but
 it is what I love to look at right now.

mardi 21 octobre 2014