• Lifestyle

    Investing in Yourself: Self-Care (5)

    One of the hottest words of this past year most definitely was “self-care” (yes, I know, it’s two words actually). Everywhere you looked, someone was sharing their self-care routine, talking about the importance of self-care or sharing their favorite self-care tips. But why is self-care such a hotly discussed topic and what makes it so important? And most importantly, how do you find your perfect personalized self-care routine? To me personally, an act of self-care is first and foremost about being…

  • Inspiration,  Lifestyle

    Fashion Dictionary: A Romanian to English Guide (Tongue in Cheek)

    Writing a style blog in English as a native Romanian speaker is certainly fun, but sometimes also challenging. Luckily my English is near native (so I’ve been told), so I can easily express myself in my second language. Chances are if I don’t know a word in English, I probably don’t know it in Romanian either. But even so, sometimes there are some specific Romanian words related to style or fashion that I know since I’ve been a child, and…

  • Lifestyle

    Birthday Musings: 5 Lessons I Learned This Past Year

    As I’m hitting Publish on this post, I’ve just finished polishing off a luscious piece of my birthday Lemon Meringue cake. “Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette (allegedly) proclaimed. Well, today I totally agree with her! Because if you can’t have cake for breakfast on your birthday, then what even is the point of this whole getting older thing? And as I am getting older and (just a little bit) wiser, I wanted to share some things I’ve learned since…

  • Inspiration,  Lifestyle

    A Case for Old School Femininity in Today’s World

    I think it’s fair to say that old school femininity in today’s world is a bit of a forgotten concept. I notice a lot of people, men and women alike, associate femininity and grace with a passe demeanour from a bygone era. They equate it with weakness and female submission, or even with an anti-feminist outlook. Which is, to put it gently, a crock! Femininity has nothing to do with not being able to hold your own, with trying to please society…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    The Pursuit of Beauty

    Maybe it’s the sudden arrival of fall, with its chilly days spent indoors, hugging a cup of coffee and just thinking about life. Or maybe it’s the recent departure of summer, with its demand for toned, tan, “beach ready” bodies. But I have found myself thinking a lot about the pursuit of beauty in the past days- female beauty especially. The pursuit of beauty is something that’s drilled into our minds since childhood, and it seems to always be veered…