There are certain smells that evoke wonderful memories of Christmases past. Gingerbread cookies, newly peeled oranges, minty candy canes and pine to mention a few of my own favorites. To light a few fragrant and also beautiful scented candles is a wonderful way to further enhance the Christmas spirit.
Clockwise from top left: Diptyque Pomander, Cire Trudon Nazareth, Czech and Speake FrankincenseandMyrrh, Laura Mercier Warm roasted chestnuts, Annick Goutal Nöel and Aqua di Parma Spicy.
I´ve been working a couple of days in Oslo. Late one afternoon I found some time to take a walk to do some sightseeing. One of the evenings I had the pleasure to eat at this lovely restarurant and the other evening at this cosy place. The shopping had to wait though, as this is a quite expensive city for shopping at the moment.
Have been spending some days in Copenhagen. This city really has it all. Friendly atmosphere, a vibrant pulse, delicious food, cosy cafés, nice boutiques and such a rich street life. I could sit for hours just watching people passing by..
I believe one has to choose one´s sins - I choose chocolate..
The legend of Lady Godiva:
Lady Godiva was married to Leofric, the 'grim' Earl of Mercer and Lord of Coventry, a man of great power and importance. Lady Godiva pleaded with her husband to relieve the heavy burden of taxes he had imposed on the citizens of Coventry. Weary of her persistence, Leofric said he would grant her request if she would ride naked through the town. It is said that so great was her compassion for the people of Coventry that Godiva overcame her horror of doing this. She ordered the people to remain indoors with their windows and doors barred. Loosening her long hair to cover her as a cloak, she mounted her waiting horse. Then she rode through the silent streets unseen by the people, who had obeyed her command because of their respect for her. Only one man, called Tom, was unable to resist the temptation to peep at the Countess (hence the term 'Peeping Tom'). He unbarred his window, but before he could satisfy his gaze he was struck blind. Her ordeal completed, Godiva returned to her husband, who fulfilled his promise to abolish the heavy taxes.
When it comes to clothes I´ve always had a soft spot for classic, timeless pieces. I´m fascinated by Style - the looks that never seem to get dated. Just take a look at these beautiful ladies and you´ll see what I mean.
Wearing red lipstick makes me happy and, in som peculiar way, it also makes me feel more energetic and alert. My favorite one is no 47, Rouge Rayonnant, from Lancôme. I can´t seem to find another quite like this one.