Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dreaming Of Crème Brûlée

Another week of travel, art exhibitions, business meetings is drawing to a close. Am looking forward to an exciting weekend of afternoons in billowing silk dresses, home-made Crème brûlée, strolls along the quaint streets of an ancient German town, lingering over breakfast and brunch, entertaining friends, a spa visit on Sunday followed by piano music and magazine reading.

Though summer is currently slightly slummbering - am sitting comfortably in the tea house with both legs stretched out. There's also a picture of wildflowers in my head. Wishing everyone a laughter-filled weekend - enjoy the poem by Thich Nhat Hahn below.

Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves
- slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.

Images: Crème brûlée. A shot of my new ballerina at the office

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Reflections On Family

Mother's personality : Warm, embracing like islands in sun.
Daring, lively and energetic. Everyone adores Mother for her
sweetness of temper and girlish laughter.

Father's personality : An intellectual cheesecake.
Father thinks body is seperate from the soul and
Mother keeps body and soul together like a family.
Sister is blinded by youth and luxury. In her world, the body is
for others to gaze at like a supermodel swanning down the runway. She is yet to discover its soul.

Brother is a philosopher and poet. He does not see body seperate from soul; he embraces the whole. During a philosophical discussion on the eternal feminine, childbirth and the soul. He once said to Father: Human life begins within the womb; the body and soul are forever related; like twins.

Am still thinking about my brother's words. Today I'm reading, eating cheeries in nature, listening to music and nurturing my mind. Have a nice week, everyone. Hope you are all enjoying summer!

Images from my sunday afternoon in the garden.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Meet French Model, Anais Mali

What a dramatically beautiful girl. Meet French model, Anais Mali. My sister went to school together with her in France, and even back then I always thought she has the most wonderful bone-structure, sweet-sounding voice and personality to match! Must remember to ring her up when next in New York. She is such a bundle of energy and very grounded, too. Visit her charitable foundation HERE Get to know her better HERE

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Shoe Sculpture By David Gerstein

Read more about David Gerstein HERE. The piece above is called 'The Lady' - I was besotted with this shoe sculpture at an exhibition in Paris recently and thought it would be a wonderful addition to my ever-expanding art collection. The fact that it's made of metal makes it all the more alluring. Don't you just adore the detailing, colours and all those butterflies!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

As Colourful As Summer Itself

Images: From my garden, Myself en route to farmers market and second hand bookshop, Bespoke summer hat, Painterly ballerinas. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Daring And Irresistible Fragrances

Image: A glimpse of my dressing table before leaving for the office. Fragrances: Mandragore, Petite Chérie, Passion by Annick Goutal and my antique scent bottle.