It would seem that my good intentions weren’t misplaced and my reading streak continues! In the past few months I’ve managed to read just over the amount I read during the course of the entire last year. I feel like I’m slowing down now a bit, so as soon as you think you’re out of a rut is the perfect time for a slump to settle in. Continue reading
Categories: Books Tags: Amy Poehler, Bossypants, Chimamanda Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dave Eggers, Guards! Guards!, Jessie Burton, Lois Lowry, Terry Pratchett, The Circle, The Giver, The Miniaturist, Tina Fey, Yes Please
After our wedding we had a day to recuperate and pack before leaving for our honeymoon in Bali. It’s hard to believe and definitely sad that this already feels like a distant memory. One of the smartest things we did was look at a hotel or resort that was fully inclusive so there were no worries about food or alcohol. Needless to say, we took full advantage of this and totally stuffed ourselves at every opportunity.
We’ve been married for exactly a month already! People say that your wedding day goes by so quickly and that it becomes a blur. Perhaps those warnings better prepared me to stay in the moment as much as possible and be aware of my surroundings. I’m obviously biased, but this day was just the just the best ever. We set out to have a party, and we succeeded. Our photographer, Hannes Uys captured the most amazing moments and seeing these images takes me right back to when they were taken. Continue reading
When I saw how many, or rather how few books I managed to read last year I decided to change that as early as possible this year. While I was in between books, looking for reading inspiration I jokingly told my friend Kelly to up her game. She’s usually on the pulse with all the new releases and ready with a recommendation, but as most of us know it isn’t easy to keep up the blogging gig. Unsurprisingly my comment gave Kelly a great idea, so keep an eye out for that on her blog, It’s A Book Thing.
It’s the second month of the year and I’m already onto my seventh book. I keep looking at the growing list on Goodreads and can’t help by feel a little proud. Honestly it’s really spurring me on to read even more. Continue reading
Categories: Books Tags: 2 a.m. At the Cat's Pajamas, As You Wish, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride, Cary Elwes, David Almond, Embroideries, Half a Creature from the Sea, Jeffrey Eugenides, Kurt Vonnegut, Marie-Helene Bertino, Marjane Satrapi, Middlesex, Sirens of Titan, The Princess Bride
Travelling is great, its fun and adventurous and we’re all guilty of trying to capture the moments as best possible. Teresa Lim has found the absolute best way to document what she sees. The detail in these scenic handicrafts are so much deeper and emotionally expressive than any number of photographs. The series is called Sew Wanderlust and consists of 10 scenes from across the globe, including places like Tokyo, Australia, Germany and Prague. Continue reading