Monthly Archives: June 2014

Timeless beauty!


The beauty of a woman …

Is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

― Audrey Hepburn

With Mrs. Linda Rodin as my example …

Mrs. Rodin, model, skincare guru, fashionstylist and a woman with elegance!
At 65 year old, wearing her signaturen pink lipstick and oversized glasses, Mrs. Linda Rodin proofs that elegance and beauty doesn’t have a expiration date

Linda believes that lots of sleep and a good diet are two of the keys to aging gracefully.

When it comes to looking older she says,”First of all it’s not easy getting older. It catches up on you all of a sudden. It’s definitely more interesting to let yourself go through the process than do a bunch of surgery and get addicted to a face that’s not even yours. You can’t chase youth. You’ll just look older with a face lift.”

Despite access to ultra-exclusive skincare lines in this heady milieu, Rodin became disillusioned with their anti-aging claims and complicated regimens.

“What I longed for was something far simpler—products for the here-and-now, that caress the skin noticeably and without any delay. Nothing out there did quite that.” So she brought her style smarts, her instinct for beauty, and her demand for perfection to the skincare arena. After experimenting with essential oils in her kitchen for nearly two years, Rodin put the finishing touches on her first dream elixir, the original RODIN olio lusso face oil, in 2007.

Delivering high end luxury beauty oils


Rodin explores the simplicity of pure essential oils and their exceptional benefits on the skin and hair. With a straight forward aesthetic, Rodin’s products are formulated with 100% natural essential oils, which contain amazing soothing and moisturizing properties. Their multi-beneficial uses provide consumers with youthful, healthy and gorgeous skin.
Her essential oil elixirs soon became a cult favorite of beauty experts.
The wonderfully scented oils promote well-being for women of all ages!

Mrs. Linda Rodin being my example, I hope her story and attitude towards beauty and aging inspires you too …

Have a happy beautiful weekend!




Food for foodies!



In the beginning of May, we went to ‘Food for Foodies’ situated in the heart and multicultural part of Antwerp (de Coninckplein)

You can’t miss the house, even blind folded you know where you have to go … Follow the screaming ‘here it is! Very pink house!…

Food for foodies organizes cooking workshops, not just ‘a how to cook?’ But a hands on, multicultural culinary experience … Together with the hostess you explore the neighbourhood, the locals and their localities.
Groceries you didn’t even know existed , heritage, culture and friendliness of the top line!

From the moment you walk into ‘food for foodies’ as a cooking addict like me, you’re hooked …

Ceiling high walls filled with cooking bibles, a dream of a cooking island, sort alike people, vibrancy and a long guest table … Happiness coming together and in this case, cooking together.

We went for the ‘Persian workshop’ similar to the Turkish cuisine … Or like most of us know as mezze … Tiny little dishes made with friendship and teamwork.

Food for foodies has a programme from Chinese, to summery Japanese, to modern jewish and streetstyle Vietnamese food.

You can also come with your own group and customize your cooking desires, as long you are willing to leave your comfort zone.
Food for foodies will lead you to a new cooking experience.

As I only write about things I like, love or things that captured my heart….

The dashing pink building just captured mine…

Me x!
Here’s the Food for foodies website to find out more details

Without poetry …


The Invitation
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Vision board on old schooling!
As I am a sucker for poems, ballet and opera … I can’t let you miss out on a beautiful Poem about love, trust and beauty ….
Hope this inspires you too!

Meet Oriah mountain dreamer, story teller, teacher and author of amazing books!


It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.



At times we all need Poetry …  XXX

Celeb skin without a surgeon?


My clarisonic ‘Mia’..

For the beauty Queens who dont know this already?
What’s THE number one trick for a great skin?

cleansing your face, twice daily!!! Together with the right moisturizers and eye care!

let me tell you a story ….

Originally made in Seattle (US) as a device to clean your face! Not just clean it, but gentle deep cleansing and with clinically proven results :)

And it really makes a difference in skin care.

I use my clarisonic twice daily, and am over’the moon’with the results, but when starting with clarisonic use him once. Your skin needs to adjust to this amazing way of cleansing.

The benefits:

6 times better cleansing than hands alone
Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes clean deeply to remove the dirt, debris and oil that clogs pores and causes imperfections and dullness.

Oil & Shine
Deep pore cleansing reduces oily appearance with a much deeper effect than traditional methods.

It really works the appearance of mature skin, your Goddess skin appears softer and smoother, and is primed to better absorb treatments.

For your fragile & Sensitive Skin it works wonders …
Gentle enough for daily use without disrupting the skin barrier
Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes very gently cleanse skin without pulling or abrading.

The great thing about ’clarisonic’ it’s water prove! just leave it in your shower, it’s fast and hassle free and makes your skin sparkle like a three ct. diamond! :)

Nowadays the newest generation comes in funky colors and with a travel charger. You can take and use it wherever you may roam …
With loads of celebs using this amazing tool! you too can now offer your skin a helping hand and sparkle!

Look at it like it’s a electrical toothbrush, but one for your face! you need half the amount of cleansing product you normally use, promising that your skin care products will work deeper and better.

I can’t imagine how I managed my skin regimen before?
Happy faced and using high end technology! Blisfully
You can also buy the clarisonic ‘Aria’ or ‘Plus’ for body and face.

And beautiful Gods, steal your girl/wife’s clarisonic, because for you too ‘Clarisonic’ works like a charm …
And we promise we won’t tell 😉

Go for it!



And off course for locals Ici Paris Xl (just walk in! The experienced beauty advisors will give you the advice you need)