Sunday, 26 January 2014

Hey, it's you!

Remember him? I thought I'd give him a little change of scenery, so here he is, my little Ischigualasto friend, nestling in a Lenneke Wispelwey (who keeps on popping up on this blog for some reason) cup together with his nature friends Stone and Lavender enjoying the good life!

© Eva V.

Diane von Furstenberg:

"I didn't always know what
I wanted to do, but I knew the
kind of woman I wanted to be"

Saturday, 25 January 2014

The sun in the sky (you know how I feel)

@ Flims, Switzerland (where I just spend a great week of skiing / sauna-ing / relaxing - yeah, you do know how I feel!)

© Eva V.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Natural beauty

As much as I love nature, at the end culture really inspires me the most. It just pleases me more aesthetically, at least generally. I've travelled a bit and although I have always loved it to be surrounded by nothing but nature (which can contain such awesomeness - think the vast landscapes of Mongolia, the immense forests of Russia, Iguazu falls, Halong Bay in Vietnam, ...), the places/moments that are stuck in my memory the most are those where there was also a human interference. I'm thinking of the beautifully dressed people in Mongolia and northern Vietnam, temple-scattered Bagan in Myanmar (Burma), the churches of Ethiopia, Petra in Jordan and so much more (oh and don't even get me started on the food!!!!). Currently though I get very inspired by natural beauty in the literal sense - stones, shells, coral, plants, stuff like that. You can find more of this on my 'Natural beauty' board on Pinterest if you like. I guess at the end my dream thing is a combination of nature & culture - like the natural beauties displayed in my Iittala Vitriini box below. Enjoy your Tuesday!

© Eva V.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

New best friends forever?

What do you think of my new shoes? I was looking for black lace up shoes for quite some time, but just couldn't find nice ones. Until I saw these in a magazine, first tried them at Croccodillo in Antwerp (where they didn't have my size) and finally ended up buying them at Church's in Amsterdam (at a 40% discount - yay!!!). I like it that they're not too fine and not too sturdy either. And they're also super comfortable! Perhaps I should glue them to my feet so that I have no other option.. but to wear them till eternity :))))

© Eva V.