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First of all, if you haven’t yet, I urge you to watch the “Before Trilogy”. I was instantly mesmerised watching the first one and couldn’t wait to go through the sequels. Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, the movies follow the characters Jesse and Celine. We first meet them as idealistic twenty-somethings on a Vienna-bound […]

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  Sometimes, a cook has to give in to her cravings. So you find yourself one day looking for ways to make a very moist and indulgent coconut cake for one. If it were up to me, I would add coconut to an absurd amount of recipes: banana bread, scones, lemon cake. I know no […]

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Lately I’ve been wondering…do I want live in a big, exciting city, or close to nature? Somewhere where I can pick up new hobbies, like surfing and hiking on the weekends? It’s like having two love interests and you simply can’t decide. I’ve always been a city girl, but growing up, every summer we would […]

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I know what you’re thinking. And no, this is not suddenly a Berlin-themed blog. I just happen to be spending some time in the city and finding out what’s like to be a Berliner. Wanna hear a little secret though? I feel a little bit homesick…I miss the familiarity of home. As much as exploring […]

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You know what? I love love. I really believe the meaning of life has so much to do with loving and being loved. All kinds of love: between friends, the love you feel for your parents, for your kids, sibling love, self-love, unconditional love, romantic, butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of love. It’s a beautiful thing. And look, […]

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“Everyone you meet always asks if you have a career, are married or own a house as if life was some kind of grocery list. But nobody ever asks if you are happy.” I came across this quote years ago and it has stuck with me. Do you agree with that? When I first read […]

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  The protagonists of Normal People, Marianne and Connell are still at school in Carricklea, Ireland when we first encounter them. Connell’s mother Lorraine is Marianne’s family’s cleaner but no one at school knows this. Marianne is a social pariah whilst Connell is a popular member of the football team. Connell and Marianne begin sleeping […]

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Dear reader, How are you? What has been inspiring you lately? Here’s what’s been on my mind these days. I’ve been thinking about those times spent alone in our bedrooms. You know, like your bedroom is your sanctuary, even in the midst of chaos or madness, or when things are properly placed and obnoxiously clean. […]

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