Mimosa









Most of these pictures were taken on one of my favourite beaches in the world. This time it was playing even more hard to get, because you have to cross a desert to reach it, but the view was totally worth it, the water was cristal clear, and the amount of people on it equaled zero. The pictures dont really do it justice, because I was mostly focused on absorbing the beauty with my eyes. This is the best place to disconnect from all the hustle and bustle and get reunited with the wild nature. I wore my last summers favourite white jacket with this dress-over-jeans contraption and leopard slides to fit into the wild.

feeling blue







In the search for a pair of wide flowy pants that will make me look and feel like a Flower child, but also be work appropriate (mission impossible) I have stumbled upon these H&M ones. High waisted, and not too long, because the long-limbed heritage went to my sister, they have just right amount of fabric to almost be too big, but not quite yet, if you know what I mean. 

It felt like this outfit needed another flower infused pattern, so that the pants will not feel too lonely in the sea of basic pieces surrounding them. So I threw in my favourite Superga tennis shoes. I thrifted them about six months ago, and have been wearing non stop since.

The top is very old, it was one of my first ever investment pieces. It is from Pablo, and for a student on a budget, mostly shopping in H&M, it felt like paying a fortune. But I have worn it lots and lots, and four years later it is still with me, so well done me !


Denim jacket and patent leather bag are thrifted as well. Thrifted bags are the best. They are almost always one of a kind, made from beautiful leather, and if a bag lasted for so long before getting into my hands, chances are it will last just as long in my closet.

10 things I learned from my mom


1.      Do what you love in life, study something you enjoy, not something you think will bring you millions, it works the other way around. But work hard and don’t give up easily.
2.     Always learn when you have a possibility to do so. Especially when you are still young, especially when it’s free.
3.     Failing is ok, stand up and keep going, but don’t make a habit out if it.
4.     Be persistent if you really want something. And you will have it.
5.     Never say I can’t. You always can.
6.     Do not depend on anyone, ever, especially financially.
7.     Forgive easily, but learn from it.
8.    Good food is an investment in your future health.
9.     Holidays are as important as the hard work.
10.And the most important one, it's ok to have 10 (or more!) cups of tea a day.

just roll with it








Here goes the second portion of Corsican diaries. Not documented: the amounts of Cheese eaten by moi. Already trying to plan the next Escape. Would love to go to a Mediterranean road trip, visiting old Spanish villages and Italian vineyards, going way up in the mountains just to rush back to the seaside, swim until the lips turn blue, absorb hot summer air, have a never-ending food fiesta filled with mmmmyummm and ohitssosogoodyohavetotrythis. But for now, will enjoy being back in Paris, drinking coffee on lazy Sundays and rosé on enchanting Fridays, because this city was being missed.

What will be your summer Escape?

xx

Alisa

summer came early






Just got back from an extra long weekend in Corsica and already need to go back so badly. I miss the wildness of it and the smell of the fig trees that is always flowing in the air (had to substitute it with Diptyque's Philosykos, which helped a lot). I miss hanging out on deserted beaches, surrounded by mountains, watching the waves go by. I miss that amount of nature that is lacking in this big city and the air that you breath in and out without feeling the pollution. It was so grounding and revealing (as always) that the Big City Life feels pretty heavy on the shoulders right now. But you gonna do what you gonna do, right ? Hope you will enjoy these holiday postcards, I have quite a few of them coming your way very very soon.
xx
Alisa

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