21 February 2013, 20:23
Photo by Juliane Berry.
I just had to share this photo, which arrived in my inbox this afternoon. It was taken at the Louvre, which is normally surrounded by tourists. Miraculously, on the day we were there, it was raining & cold, so most of the tourists stayed away… & we had the whole place to ourselves. Of course, we took advantage!
It’s been an interesting month, & I can’t believe it’s almost over?! This is day four of the Clean Program for me, & I’m already feeling sharper, more focussed, more aware. My body feels good too.
I also haven’t shopped all month (except to buy new glasses). Yesterday, between meetings, I browsed some shops, & it was so overwhelming. Not shopping is just like not eating sugar: the less you do it, the less you want to do it!
...Which, of course, is not to say that I’m quitting shopping forever. But it’s nice to give the wallet — & more importantly, the mind — a break. Since the start of February, I’ve barely looked at ASOS, Etsy, or Amazon. I haven’t strolled aimlessly around the city poking my head into every interesting shop. You may not be surprised to hear this, but I have been so much more productive! It feels amazing… Have you ever given yourself a self-imposed ban on one of your less-than-wonderful habits?
Although, Clean Program aside, I have to admit that I really like Nutella. I almost stole this from a crepe stand near the Eiffel Tower… !
Good times aplenty: “She’s Brigitte Bardot with vampire teeth!” Getting my goth on A false eyelash date with the babes from Juicy Couture! Really big cups of green tea Discovering new favourite lipsticks — Corrupt by Illamasqua is gorgeous! Instax scattered all over our coffee table Getting hopeful about spring Extreme dog snuggling Happy feedback on my 8track mixes — it makes me so happy to create something other people want to listen to! J. Cole (always) New glasses Hank & Dolly sharing one dog bed… I mean, the cuteness! Waking up in full vampire make-up Grease-inspired photos Re-watching Entourage (or as I like to call it, Sex & The City for guys) Ari Gold! One of the best characters of all time Burning candles every night Illamasqua Power Foundation which will — no joke — give you the complexion of a porcelain doll. LOVE IT! Really early (3am?!) breakfasts Working my magic, both literally & figuratively Speaking at Social Media Week & meeting some of my readers! I love you guys! Wearing a viking hat in the photobooth, OF COURSE! Grilled salmon, it’s my new best friend Re-discovering the wonderfulness of the Juice Press’ Chocolate Raspberry Kiss smoothie!
This email gave me blissful goosebumps!
“Every time I go on your blog, you make me feel like the world is this bright, beautiful place. Which is amazing, because I am in the seventh grade, and there is nothing beautiful about middle school… I feel like this is the beginning of my life, and I’m so glad that I discovered your blog when I did. Now, I have the confidence to wear sparkles…”
I hope you’ve had a beautiful week…