Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Lightness Of Being

Allow me to introduce you to Le Dîner en Blanc Mystérieux - a refined flash-mob feast. 

What began as a chic picnic amongst friends has evolved into a decadent yearly event where guests are told the illustrious venue last minute and are simply required to wear white. To celebrate their 25th year, the tradition took over the Trocadéro and Louvre in the city of love. 

The rules state that you must bring a picnic table, picnic basket, foldable chairs and a table cloth - all white why of course. Men and women sit opposite one another and guests are forbidden to sit until their entire row have set up their tables. The event is by invite only - guests either attended last year's or were invited by someone who did.

Only in Paris, ey?

Don't spill the red wine whatever you do!

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The skies of London have been painted with hues of pink, orange and purple this week and have had me wondering where we all find solace when the sun isn't shining. I'll let you in on a little secret of mine... whenever I have a wobble, I read Dr. Seuss' Oh, The Places You'll Go.

If you've ever read it, you'll understand why and if you haven't, I implore you to give it a whirl! Although you'll find it tucked away in the children's section, it resonates with adults in the same way Harry Potter does - if you ask me, it should be under the philosophy section, or maybe self help? But that's a whole other blog post..

 The quirky classic explores the perils of life and yet is weaved together with Dr.Seuss' endearing rhymes and comforting air of optimism.

This magical video recorded at Burning Man (a festival I won't die happy until I've been to) cemented my love for the book and never fails to lift my spirits. It's like diving head first into one of the wacky, wonderful worlds of Dr.Seuss and meeting the many strange birds the man himself created.

Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!

Where do you go to escape?

Monday, 3 March 2014

Here We Stand Like An Adam And An Eve

Since it's Monday I thought I'd dedicate a post to someone that can cheer us all up: the pothole gardener! Steve Wheen spreads his green fingers over East London with his enchanting project.

 Makes you proud to be British!