5 things that warm up my heart

26/01/15
Filed under : My Daily Life

Lately I needed to remind myself how to take care of myself and I did a list of things that make life great.

5 things that warms up my heart

Fresh Flowers. Nothing like getting fresh flowers to illuminate your house/room. These are peonies and anemones and were just so beautiful, I had to capture them to memorize the joy I felt seeing them in my room for a few days. They reminded me than even in the cold grey days, you could find beauty somewhere, just around the corner.

Going to a bookshop. I’m a bookworm and there’s nothing wrong with that. Always loved the company of books, always found it both invigorating and empowering. A few days ago I went to Galignani, the last time was over five years ago (!), and fell in love again. The wooden floors, the lads, the smell, the tons of books just waiting to be picked… ah, it was so magical. Might have bought a pretty book. Also posted a lot of pictures on my instagram account.

Treating myself. For years I thought I didn’t deserve to treat myself, I had too many pounds to lose, too little money to spoil. That changed. I have to sometimes remind myself that I deserve a little treat. So, I bought two dresses. One for day time, one for the evening at restaurants and concerts in the new Philharmonie in Paris.

Drinking tea. Even though I am a huge coffee drinker, I also love drinking tea. Recently a friend gifted me with this marvelous tea from Ladurée, called Marie-Antoinette. As you know my love for her, this tea was definitely made for me.

Blogging. Since I’ve started working full-time, blogging has been my little escape from the real world. I enjoy reading blogs from all over the world, and I do enjoy writing on here and on The Beautiful Stillness. You might not know this but I do own a book blog !

What things do make you feel great ? What did you enjoy doing lately ?

5 things that warms up my heart

Winter Walk in Versailles

06/01/15
Filed under : Oh, Paris !, Photography

Few pictures from the last time I went to le Château de Versailles. I’m really passionate about castles and especially Marie-Antoinette, so every time I go to Versailles it’s like I’m walking in a dream and I appreciate every little moments.

It was winter time therefore it was absolutely magical. The cold wind, the walk.. too bad there was a lot of people. Maybe one day I’ll be able to do Versailles Intime, who knows ?

If you’re coming to Paris and you have some free time, I highly recommend you to visit Versailles and especially Le Petit Trianon which is my favourite part.

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Sense & Sensibility - Versailles

Ode to 2015

04/01/15

Ode to 2015 - Sense & Sensibility

On the last day of 2013, I could feel that 2014 was going to be a great year, I didn’t know it was going to be -that- good.
Of course I had a bit of heartache, and well to be perfectly honest sometimes I wasn’t as happy as I wanted to, but I learnt to accept those feelings, let them evolve in something else and in the end I embraced them.

In 2014 I learnt to be positive most of the time, and I even made a post about it. It changed the way I was seeing things and life in general, I feel slightly wiser.
I figured who I was and especially where I wanted to be, what I wanted to do and what were my expectations regarding work, life and relationships. I can now say that I am in a very happy place. It’s been a great journey that I spent happily with my loved ones.

2015 it’s going to be even greater, I’ve a few plans, lots of resolutions (like making my own Happiness Project), and I still need to learn a lot. How exciting !

Regarding Sense & Sensibility, I know I haven’t been blogging much these days, I was taking some time off nd I’m getting something ready for the blog ;-) stay tuned…

Love, always.

Candice