Friday's Thought - Delicious Autumn (because there's nothing quite like fall in New England!)
Tagged being in the moment
My Favorite Things – Snapshots from Goose Pond, New Hampshire
It's hard to see our vacation coming to a close, but at least I've got wonderful memories (and some lovely photos) as souvenirs!
Friday’s Thought – Moments
"Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation."
Friday’s Thought – On Travel
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart. "
Friday’s Thought – On The Joys of Solitude
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
My Favorite Things – The Parisian Aesthetic Rubs Off On Me
Although I had to say goodbye to Paris early yesterday morning, I feel like a good dose of the Parisian aesthetic came home with me. To clarify, I didn’t buy any souvenirs (aside from the food I ate, my only other purchases were two postcards!); however, the constant people watching and sight-seeing was like a crash course in good taste.
To begin with, Parisians seem to have a love affair with good food made from good quality ingredients.
Wouldn’t you be inspired to eat well if your supermarket veggie display looked like this?
So when I arrived home yesterday afternoon, one of the first things I did was to head over to Whole Foods to purchase some zucchini, tomatoes and pesto for a healthy dinner of Pesto “Zoodles” with cherry tomatoes. Eaten al fresco on our patio, I could almost pretend that I was back in Paris!
Today, I spent much of the day finding things in the apartment to give away. Paring down seems somehow very Parisian. My goal is not only to de-clutter (an ongoing task when you live in a New York apartment) but I’m also eager to make sure I’m surrounded by only pretty things. And to that end, I went out and bought myself a bouquet of flowers for the bedroom.
Could this have been my inspiration?
Friday’s Thought – Daily Treasures
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
My Favorite Things – A Quiet Afternoon at Home
Recharging with a pot of tea and some quiet time at home...
Friday’s Thought – In the Present
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
From My Sketchbook – Week 27
Another outlook on life...