Sunday, 21 December 2014

Just a minute ...

... in December.

Reading... Women in Clothes.
Listening... to Seinabo Sey, Sufjan Stevens & Laura Mvula.
Supporting...  I Am What's Underneath and so should you.
Attending... Creative Mornings - Designers Without Borders.
Celebrating... Malala & Kailash.
Watching... Prince Avalanche, Snowpiercer & The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies.
Enjoying... What colour is it?
Studying... The psychology of colour.

And in 2014... I read 17 books, went to the movies 11 times and attended 7 concerts and one music festival. I've been obsessed with flamingos the whole time, I lost Ada and I rode a hot air balloon. I went to South Africa, Germany, Morocco and Sweden. 2014 was a good year. 

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Just a minute ...

... in November.

Reading... The Last Trek - F. W. De Klerk.
Enjoying... Movember. Always.
Celebrating... the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and loving this spectacular installation of 8000 lit balloons.
Hoping... my shoes will survive the winter.
Going... to Stockholm.
Marvelling... at St Vincent on stage.
Needing... these Batman shoes.
Following... Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things
Bookmarking... Lauren's awesome blog:
Giggling... at the trailer of the new Minions movie.
Recommending... The Cult of Busy.

And on the blog...
Ballooning is such a beautiful word.
Essaouira the blue.
Marrakesh the red.
The Majorelle Garden.

"If you cannot do great things, 
do small things in a great way." 
- Napoleon Hill.

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Majorelle Garden

Amongst the chaos of snake charmers, whizzing motorbikes, and the never ending labyrinth of souks, you can find a place of cool tranquillity. The Majorelle Garden in the north of the City is a stunning botanical garden, famously bought by Yves Saint Laurent in 1980 after the threat of destruction. Yves Saint Laurent had an enduring love affair with Marrakesh which began with his first visit in 1966. “When I discovered Marrakesh, it was an extraordinary shock. The city taught me colour,” he said. 

The Majorelle Garden took over 40 years to create by French Artist Jacques Majorelle, beginning in the 1920’s during the French colonial period. After a car accident, Majorelle died in 1962 and the garden began to fall into disrepair. Such was his passion for Marrakesh, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the garden and set about the long and expensive process of restoration.

The gardens are now an absolute feast for the senses. You are immediately hit with a bright cobalt blue, Blue Majorelle, which is used throughout, as well as a surprising palette of bold primary colours. The towering palms enclose you as you make your way around the collection of exotic plants and trees including cacti and bamboo. The lily pond and fountains provide a cool respite from the sweltering temperatures. The garden also plays host to over 15 species of bird including blackbirds, sparrows and robins.

Words by Sara White.
All photos are mine.

Jardin Majorelle
Rue Yves St Laurent
40090 Marrakech 
Maroc / Morocco

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Just a minute ...

... in October.

Watching... Wish I Was Here, Contagion, Biophilia.
Reading... Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.
Completing... my Goodread's challenge of reading 15 books in 2014.
Listening... to Hiatus Kayote, Björk & Only Lovers Left Alive.
Attending... a seminar by Steven Pinker and a concert: The Antlers.
Spending... five days in Marrakesh.
Visiting... Majorelle.
Flying... in a hot air balloon.
Loving... the Hemingway App.

How to read more books.
Eight questions to help you declutter.

And on the blog...
A conversation about women in clothes.
Share twenty things that make you... you.
It's absurd but it's real life.
A trivial guide to prettiness (part three).
Good shoes take you good places.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

A Conversation About Women in Clothes

How do you think about clothes?
What's your process when getting dressed?

I really want to read that book, don't you?
Women in Clothes

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Just a minute ...

... in August.

Listening... to Hooked On a Feeling & The Pina Colada Song on repeat.
Reading... How The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone by Saša Stanišić.
Watching... Guardians of the Galaxy and Saving Mr. Banks.
Dancing... the night away because that what summer is for.
Coming... home at sunrise and sitting on the balcony before going to bed.
Playing... Twister for the first time ever.
Attending... Øya Music Festival & this.
Spending... time with my brother.
Receiving... a treasure from Latvia.
Adoring... Miranda July's latest project.

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Just a minute ...

... in July.

Reading... How The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone by Saša Stanišić.
Listening... to Tensnake. Soundtrack of this summer. 

Watching... Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. 
Eating... homemade ice cream: Strawberry + Basil + Coconut Milk = LOVE
Buying... a Bill Murray button.
Visiting... Take Liberty! at the Contemporary Art Museum.
Loving... July in Oslo.

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