16 january 2015

{16 january 2015} via chevrons & éclairs
{16 january 2015} via chevrons & éclairs
{16 january 2015} via chevrons & éclairs {16 january 2015} via chevrons & éclairs

a {weekend note} from me to you…

I found myself completely immersed in my 2015 words/resolutions. Though it has been merely a fortnight since it’s implementation, it just seems as if life has forced me to embrace all three words. See how I utilized one of the words there? Though the start of the year always calls for renewed motivation and starting new, I partially feel I’m extending my “baggage” from 2014 into this year and trying to make things work. And it’s not. It’s simply overtaking the fresh, new motivation that I really wanted to see.

Is it just me or does it feel as if that other people’s lives seem to carry on seamlessly and we are here drowning in our world. Stress, worry, anxiety. And though pieces are slightly coming together, I’m not there yet and I can’t see that light {that everyone is talking about} at the end of the tunnel.

I have one of those best friends that I didn’t realize was my best friend until I looked back at my call log and recent text messages and my mobile was littered with that friend’s calls and texts consumed with motivational words and sometimes links to cat videos to simply bring a smile to my face. That friend, however, made me realize one thing: you are doing something that is exceptionally different and difficult. Not everyone specializes in something so niche and continues to push their boundaries in a completely different country. That same friend gave me one piece of advice that I live by daily: win the day. Even when there’s a set back, complete a task and see it as a gain.

And so here’s to January, one of the hardest months of the year as expectations abound. This weekend I have no pretty, social things planned. Instead I’m working on a few projects for February and preparing professionally for some projects. Hope you have a beautifully productive weekend ahead.
xo -S.

{16 january 2015} via chevrons & éclairs
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PS – a collection of links that includes a few delicious recipes, a guide to london, a chic hairstyle and
what I’m playing on vinyl from friday evening, to saturday morning to sunday’s restful afternoon…

♫♪ Melody Gardot – Ain’t No Sunshine | the weekend note playlist

important kitchen basics to know

persimmon and pomegranate salad with pistachio dukkah

foodie’s guide to london

a chic ponytail how-to

layered look for the office

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  • What a wonderful friend to have! We often realise who our real friends are when we don’t expect it – and then it hits us pleasantly like the life’s biggest and best surprise.

    Also, I am in looooooove with your photos – but I must have said that many times before, right? 😉 These shots make me excited to venture out to town again soon for a photo walk!

    Wishing you a lovely and relaxing weekend, my dear! xxx

    PS. I’m loving this slightly different look of your blog!

    • Haha, you alway remind me of how much you enjoy my photos and it always brings a smile to my face 🙂 xx

  • It’s so weird that most people go through harsh events, but in so different ways… I’m always sad to read that you’re feeling that way and I hope everything gets better from the bottom of my heart! I’m also wishing you a beautiful weekend and I’m sharing my go-to song 🙂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IA3ZvCkRkQ

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • Can you be any sweeter!? I think when you’re still trying to find your place in the world, it’s a roller coaster of feelings, huh? But it’s definitely getting better with people like you cheering me on! And thank you for the theme song! I’m going to listen to it as I quickly organize my closet 🙂 xx

  • I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling that way. Beautiful photos!

    Made in Mauve

  • Can we go to the bookshop please? Pretty please? Also, I’m going to assume that that’s your new car, and that we can road trip around Cumbria in it – or is that wishful thinking…?

    http://www.secondhandhedgehog.com

    • VERY wishful thinking on your part… I HATE driving haha. But I have so many favorite new bookshops here that I want to take you to! x

  • These photos are so amazing! I am loving that old sleek car photo! Great job! Happy Friday! P.S. think you would totally love our Midi skirt outfit post that we shared on the blog today!

    xo, Jennifer
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  • Eugeniesblog

    Aww I love your pictures, such a nice blog – good work!! 🙂

    http://www.eugenies.com

  • donna w.

    Hi Supal! Gorgeous photos as always. I absolutely love the last photo. Looks like my kinda bookshop! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

    xo

    Donna

    • Haha, thought of you when I visited that bookshop! You would have loooooved it 🙂 Also, SO sorry I’m such ha bad pen-pal. I’ve been out of down and extremely busy, but hoping to get you soon xx