Adios Philippines! Welcome Europe ! We left Cebu for good hardly a month ago and we’ve been incredibly busy since then: getting our long overdue doses of hugs and kisses from our French family and friends every single day toped with the most delicious food of the universe, and getting (sort of) organised for Da Wedding! In cased you missed it, we are eventually tightening … Continue reading From Europe with LoVe (and a BIG bit of pre-wedding stress)
I adore Paris for its everlasting power to trigger my imagination. There is a story waiting to be told in every corner, behind each door, and even on its walls .. Wandering in its narrow streets with the kids is like cruising in an open museum, except that one can touch and join the masterpieces. “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life” said Oscar Wilde. Not sure … Continue reading A Graffiti Tagging Match
Would that seem like a good enough Christmas present for you? or which romantic city would you choose? (Thanks for helping in shortlisting our honeymoon options 😉 ) In Response to Monday Window Challenge Continue reading Monday Window Challenge: Date in Paris
in·dulge inˈdəlj/ verb gerund or present participle: indulging allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of :’we indulged in some hot fudge sundaes” Synonyms: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to, give free rein to; There is a time for everything and this is Desserts and Chocolates season. The only time of the year when indulging is almost compulsory. Plus … Continue reading It’s not This Time of Year without ..
Do you recognise this walking man ? The “autopilot mode” walk, the stiff neck and the pain in the shoulders from all those hours on his laptop and anxiously checking his messages on his phone?.. If you could zoom in, you would probably see a deep frown line between his eyes. Sounds familiar? Look at the paintings of Gainsbourg and Dylan. Don’t you feel they are staring … Continue reading Look Up, Breath, Relax and Let Go!
Paris is a bliss for street artists. Look up, look side ways, even on the roads sometimes.. As we are talking Face today, here is one of my favorite: This ear is signed by Urban Solid, a duo of Italian artists pretty famous in the The Street Art’s third dimension. Even though they are exhibiting in famous International galleries, most of their masterpieces are for free and anyone … Continue reading Chuuut… Parisian walls have ears!
.. Or come shine, Paris is always a good idea! Holidays are over, we landed in Cebu last Friday. I am going through our pictures, and as the temperature here reaches 92F, I recall how Paris welcomed us, full spring swing, with its famous April showers (we actually call them March ones). I love the rain – with a bit of sun . Because you know it won’t … Continue reading Mundane Monday: Come rain ..
We are traveling, hugging, kissing, eating, drinking, laughing,dancing,joking, exploring, discovering, sleeping, listening, admiring, contemplating, announcing, planning and sipping more champagne and espresso … Until we come back from our annual familial vacations in France and Switzerland, you won’t read much from me. In our “modern” world of instant gratifications and quick fixes, I have decided to play it like a rebel : I won’t update my blog before … Continue reading Unplugged in France and Switzerland
What is parenting but protecting, inspiring humanity and spreading the seeds of love in the hearts of our children? This Dad’s words of wisdom to his little boy are so precious, so comforting. Click here and tell me what you think .. This is my last post on #ParisAttacks. Let’s all be inspired by this awesome father, feel the love and stand strong for peace, respect and freedom, … Continue reading #ParisAttacks: what meaningful Parenting is about
Unless you are living under a (huge) rock, you must all know by now about the terrible terrorists attacks on Paris last Friday. I have spent the last decade working in war affected countries and Paris has always been my shelter, my little paradise where I could recharge my batteries with love and beauty. I feel deeply hurt and shocked. But I don’t hate anyone, I … Continue reading #ParisAttacks : 5 messages to my Facebook “friends”