• Lifestyle

    Birthday Musings: 5 Lessons I Learned This Past Year

    As I’m hitting Publish on this post, I’ve just finished polishing off a luscious piece of my birthday Lemon Meringue cake. “Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette (allegedly) proclaimed. Well, today I totally agree with her! Because if you can’t have cake for breakfast on your birthday, then what even is the point of this whole getting older thing? And as I am getting older and (just a little bit) wiser, I wanted to share some things I’ve learned since…

  • Inspiration,  Lifestyle

    A Case for Old School Femininity in Today’s World

    I think it’s fair to say that old school femininity in today’s world is a bit of a forgotten concept. I notice a lot of people, men and women alike, associate femininity and grace with a passe demeanour from a bygone era. They equate it with weakness and female submission, or even with an anti-feminist outlook. Which is, to put it gently, a crock! Femininity has nothing to do with not being able to hold your own, with trying to please society…

  • Inspiration

    Your Style is in the Details

    As it is often said, the devil is in the details. Well, I say your style is in the details just as much! Everybody can learn to put together a “correct” outfit, following the advice that fashion magazines and TV shows dole out. It’s easy to create an outfit that will look right and won’t break any fashion rules (more on that here). But it’s a fair guess to say that that outfit also won’t really be imaginative, different or…

  • Fashion,  Inspiration

    Bringing Autumn’s Palette into My Wardrobe

    Every year I’m torn when summer ends and autumn begins. On the one hand, I know I have to kiss warm nights, breezy dresses and sipping frappes on terraces goodbye, but on the other… Where, oh where should I start? The first chilly, foggy morning of September always has me feeling giddy with excitement, because I know the season of crunchy leaves, carved pumpkins and cozy outfits is coming. Plus, October is when I was born, so in my heart…