5 december 2014

{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{5 december 2014} via chevrons & éclairs

♫♪ Bon Iver – re:stacks | the full weekend note playlist

I think we all overwhelm ourselves with to do lists when this time of the year hits. The time of the year where we neglect ourselves and think about others. Gifting others. Providing others. Being there for others. Coupled that with all that life throws at you from deadlines, to meetings, doing the tasks that consume everyday life, it all becomes rather difficult to focus on yourself.

People are always going to be hungry to fulfill their needs, but it’s important that you need to embrace and care for yourself first. You, just you, should come first. It seems rather selfish, but we are not as strong as we think we are. Human nature and the human body is quite a fragile phenomenon. One that can bend and flex in various angles and ways, but one that can break just as easily.

Tend to your life. Use this holiday season to gift yourself the tender, loving care your body deserves. I only share this from experience as I usually concern and busy myself with others’ needs when in reality it should be about me sometimes too. I know I garner an audience here at c&é that is quite like-minded, which is why I thought it was appropriate to share. So spend this weekend focusing on your health and well-being because you deserve it too.

This weekend I’m going to a gallery event and then a fundraising event. I’m hoping to spend much of Sunday reading and perusing magazines since it has been much too long that I’ve read the words of some of my favorite authors and novels. I hope this weekend is just as lovely as you! -S

breakfast cereal cake donuts

what kids eat around the world

a sweet high-tea baby shower

top 50 cities to visit

new york chef spills the beans

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eggless maple-honey cupcakes

holiday gift guide for mum

a very london holiday

holiday gift guide for dad

chai-spiced poached pears

  • Beautiful post as always and the photos are stunning, I wish I could be there for the holiday season! Actually I believe it’s not that selfish to love ourselves and take care of us, unless we are arrogant and snob… When we are happy from within, there’s a lot of love to share! 🙂 <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • Well said, Diana! You have a way with words yourself that is so true and organic. It’s something I slightly neglected and I think it’s something we should do more! x

      • Thank you so much Supal! 🙂
        From the time I started caring about me more, I feel more balanced with others too! When we do our best for others only, we can have bad temper afterwards, so there is no point in doing something good but feeling unhappy after… I’ve learnt it the hard way, but there’s a difference between “I” and “me” 🙂
        I’m wishing you a beautiful weekend! <3

  • A great reminder for this time of the year! Loved the post!


  • Such beautiful words you’ve written here. So wise and such a good reminder of the importance of caring for ourselves and honouring our boundaries.

    I’m a therapist and I wrote a post along the same lines about easing stress and anxiety over the holidays.


    ~Julia Kristina

  • I love what you said. yes, we sometimes overwhelm ourselves with such pointless things.

    I have a test tomorrow and I work the night shift but I chose to relax today.

    Hope you have fun and catch up on reading this sunday!

    Xo, Belen

    A Hint of Life

  • Tracy

    Great pictures!