• Story Time

    Tears, Friendships

    Today, as I was seating down in my quiet living room, I started to cry. Tears and tears were trickling down my face, uncontrollably. I let them fall not wanting to control my crying. My heart was full of upset, frustrations, lonely and hurt and I finally could express my sorrow by crying alone. Why? Usually a happy person whose simple pleasures of life are enough to make me feel on top of the world, today and since a few days ago, something has been bugging me, something that I should not accept. Having a great capacity to listen to other people’s problems and also to often find the right…

  • Decor,  Lifestyle

    Simply Flowers

    When I used to live in Paris, my favourite flowers were giant yellow tulips but since living in the UK I never found them at a high street price. In fact, I find that flowers in the UK are pricier than flowers you can find on Parisian markets. So during my first years in London, I hardly bought any flowers as being a student wouldn’t allow many extras… But luckily, one’s doesn’t remain a student forever and I can now regularly indulge in bouquet of flowers to adorn my home. Also I now have a preference for peonies or double roses, I don’t limit my choices to these. My mood…

  • My Fashion

    High Heels

    I saw these high heels shoes in Topshop, tried and bought them within 20 minutes. My daughter was happily shocked as I hardly ever shop impulsively but this time I didn’t even blink. I fell in love with the style, the wine colour and patent texture of those leather shoes which are surprisingly very comfortable…well, I wouldn’t strut in them on the London tube!! I already planned to wear them on at least 3 occasions: for Valentine’s dinner with my husband, a black tie event in Spring and possibly for a dinner with the girls. Every woman should have a classy pair of high heeled shoes in her dressing room. They…

  • Food

    Green Tea, Every Day…

    Honestly, can I write a whole post on green tea? My Papa introduced me to green tea during one of our monthly dinner dates at a Vietnamese restaurant near my home in Paris in the late 70’s. My Dad, who had lived in Vietnam in the mid 50’s  really fell in love with Vietnamese cuisine and cooking, which he later introduced to me when I was 13 years old. To accompany our meals, my Dad would always order some green tea, especially in winter to help keep my chest warm as I often had asthma attacks. I remember how I instantly loved green tea that was delicately flavoured with bergamot or with fresh mint. Back then, my Dad even…