• Diary,  Recipes

    Sunday Musings and Strawberry Scones.

    It’s Sunday, the wind is blowing through the open windows, and I’m writing this from the couch, sipping sparkling water and nibbling on strawberry scones that just came out of the oven. Scones have always been amongst my favorite pastries to make, and to me, they carry the quintessential idea of Sundays. The notion that you can sleep in, lounge around, read, relax, do whatever you enjoy doing, and treat yourself to something delicious. On top of that, scones play a central role in my relationship because they’re the first thing I ever made for E. It was the evening of our first date, my roommate and best friend V.…

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    Thoughts on springtime, renewal, and turning a year older.

    How have you been, my beauties? It’s been a while since I wrote anything other than my regular Cards of the Week posts, so today I felt like sharing some thoughts with you and giving you a few life updates (or rather, rounding up the updates I’ve been giving you on Instagram). I’m writing this post from the Slover Library, where my girlfriend and I are both spending this Sunday working. On my part, today I put together an outline for my second book, which will be about manifestation – I’ll tell you more about it soon! Talking of books, this coming Saturday (which happens to be my birthday, #PiscesForever),…

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    Sunday thoughts.

    How was your Sunday, my darlings? I’m sitting at my new desk (if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a sneak peek here!), sipping my “creativity” tea – that’s Twinning’s Decaf Lady Grey blend. And I feel so grateful because this week was uneventfully filled with beautiful happenings. Some blessings came in simple moments: enjoying a cup of tea in the morning, taking the dog out for a walk, staying in bed and listening to the rain outside, sitting down to work with one of our cats on my lap, and enjoying delicious tacos and margaritas during a fun, insightful date night. Other things happened that helped…

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    “She’s talking hippie again!”

    When you look at my girlfriend and me, you’d think the biggest cultural difference is the most obvious. E. is American and Trinidadian; I am French and Lebanese (and naturalized American). You’d be surprised, but despite being born and raised on opposite sides of the world, we keep finding out more and more similarities in our upbringing, cultures, food*, values and more. We’re millennials, after all. No, the biggest cultural clash that we face is me being a New Age girl. A tarot reader and teacher. A holistic, uh… person? Someone who’s into holistic healing**. An assiduous user of essential oils. An adept of yoga, reiki, and meditation. A follower…

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    The Empress and The Moon

    I’m all about being a real-life version of The Empress tarot card, but lately I’ve been feeling like The Moon: despite knowing deep down that I am moving forward in the right direction, I can’t help feeling anxious because I can’t, yet, see as far ahead as I’d want to. And this anxiety is starting to take a bit of a toll on me. I like to keep most of my posts light, positive and inspiring to those who see them every day. But I also think it’s important to also, once in a while, talk about what’s really going on and possibly start a discussion about a general or…

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    27 years, 27 life lessons

    This Thursday (Pi Day!), I turned twenty-seven. It was kinda mind-blowing to think that ten years to the day, I’d woken up before dawn on a Saturday morning to go take the SAT in a rather gloomy high school, in a gloomy part of DC. After I was done, I met with a friend to have a birthday lunch (I mostly had lots of coffee), then we looked at prom dresses and spent a little fortune at Sally Beauty’s before heading home and doing the cake thing with my cousins, who were still babies. I can’t believe this was ten years ago – it still feels like yesterday. This year…

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    Hello, March!

    I woke up this morning to a blanket of snow covering my street and backyard. It was March, my birth month (#PiscesYall!), welcoming us in the most beautiful way possible. I caught a bad cold earlier this week, making my voice coarse and breathing difficult. I did use over-the-counter medication, essential oils, and #Jenergy tips (I’ll be telling you more about Jenergy soon – it’s yogic fabulosity like you’ve never seen it before!) to deal with the situation, but it’s one of those colds that need to get worse before they get better. In the meantime, I stay warm, cuddle with my kitten, drink tons of tea, read, and catch…

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    When heartbreak happens for the best

    So I had a revelation the other night. I was visiting people whose house, it turned out, was right next door to the building where the last woman I had a relationship with used to live. I had taken the Metro into the city (because believe me, you don’t want to deal with parking in that neighborhood) and was using the Maps app on my phone for walking directions. As I turned on that street, I remembered, not without a bit of shock at the coincidence, the time she and I spent together. I remembered every little thing I loved about her, from her bright, genuine laughter to her brilliant…