AUGUST BOOKISH FAVORITES- 21/8/2017

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Hello my beautiful friends! After two posts traveling the world with Agatha Christie, we are back to our regular programming with this week’s version of Friday Bookish Favorites for a little inspiration for your weekend.                                               WHAT I AM READING   “There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy reach”  (People)   This fabulous book!   “When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in…

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FRIDAY BOOKISH FAVORITES: Traveling the World with Agatha Christie | PART 2

Agatha Christie adventure books

Hello and happy Friday! How is your summer going? As promised, here is the second part of my summer recommendations if you are interested in reading a new Agatha Christie book. If you want to see my first three recommended books (Egypt, south coast of England and Iraq), click here. So, if you are heading to your vacation or you just want to spend a lazy summer afternoon with a good mystery, keep on reading!   Let’s start with the one with the “most exotic” title…        …

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FRIDAY BOOKISH FAVORITES: The Summer with Agatha Christie edition

Friday bookish Favorites - Agatha Christie

Happy Friday my friends and welcome to S.U.M.M.E.R!!!!!! Today, I have a very special edition for you! For this week’s Friday Favorites,  I have compiled a list of my favorite Agatha Christie books that I think will be perfect for your summer reading! They are part of her “foreign travel”  books taking place in exotic locations and they will satisfy your wanderlust until your own vacation!   Let’s start with one of the most famous of her books. If you are new to her work, this is a wonderful book…

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LIVING SIMPLY: SIMPLE MONDAY #6

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Good morning friends and happy Monday!💐 Continuing our series on simplicity and how to lead a simpler and more meaningful life based on the book L’ART DE LE SIMPLICITE, Dominique Loreau advises us to enrich our lives with rituals because “rituals bring comfort when we stumble under the pressures and demands of everyday existence”. (p. 63) One of the rituals that she suggests is to treat ourselves every week to fresh flowers. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just a pink rose for our bedside table is more than enough…

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FRIDAY BOOKISH FAVORITES: APRIL 7, 2017

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Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the first edition of my Friday Bookish Favorites!                                               I hope I inspire you and bring a little beauty in your everyday lives! BOOK I AM READING   I was searching for a good cozy murder mystery series and Amazon recommended this book to me. When I found out that it is taking place in an island in the South,…

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LIVING SIMPLY: SIMPLE MONDAY #5

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    Good morning and happy Monday! How are you this morning? Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day? Perhaps by baking cupcakes? Well, I sure do! Red velvet cupcakes with pink cream cheese frosting as a breakfast surprise for tomorrow! ‍ BUT, as I promised, today I have to share some affirmations that you can use for… weight loss based on the book THE ART OF SIMPLICITY by Dominique Loreau. So if you are thinking about preparing yourself for summer, perhaps you can use some of these? In page…

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THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10: BOOK REVIEW

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Did you read THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and loved it? What about GONE GIRL? Are you looking for a book with the same feeling? Well, here it is!           First, let’s watch this very suspenseful book trailer for The Woman in Cabin 10…       THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by RUTH WARE Upcloseandbookish Rating: 5 stars     ” This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel…

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LIVING SIMPLY: SIMPLE MONDAY #4

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    Goodmorning and happy Monday! ❤ Continuing our tradition of #simplemondays based on the book L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITE by Dominique Loreau, here are her ideas on how to treat our daily eating habits! I am warning you! She is particularly…strict! Some tips on how to eat based on quality and not quantity. (p. 153 of the hardcover). 🍋 Food is only a problem when it is not chosen and eaten correctly. Rice, pasta or bread once a day is enough. 🍋 An empty stomach clears the head, cleanses…

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LIVING SIMPLY | SIMPLE MONDAY #3: 3 tips on taking care of our selves

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As I promised last week, here are some tips on taking care of ourselves by living simply based on the book L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITE by Dominique Loreau. ⭐ •No one can take better care of your body than you can yourself – not your doctor, your beautician, or your make-up adviser. We are responsible for our own bodies and at fault if we neglect them. • A person with presence will always make a strong impression. They don’t need a perfect figure to feel beautiful. The quality of that…

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LIVING SIMPLY | SIMPLE MONDAY #2: TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY

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  Good morning my friends and happy Monday! Continuing our series on simplicity and living simply based on the book L’art de la Simplicite (The Art of Simplicity) by Dominique Loreau, here’s what she has to say on how to care for our bodies: ” Taking care of your body means setting it free. Many women spend time, energy and money creating a beautiful home, cooking for their family and friends, taking care of others, or going out, while ignoring their own body and making excuses – they “don’t have…

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