A SYMPHONY OF STARDUST

“One night when you were just a star, someone hung every hope, every wish, every dream, they ever had from your limbs, so if you ever feel inferior, ever start to doubt your beauty or brilliance just remember: you have constellations lining the cathedral walls of your chest, a moon for a heart and the sunlight pouring through your skin, you are a symphony of stardust and you were born to shine.”

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Lately my thoughts have been all over the place, too scattered, too undefinable, too untranslatable into words to write anything that was worth reading. It happens when I’m stressed and overworked over a longer period of time, so I neglect my soul and ignore my inner voice. For that reason,  I started this post, which is going to be unusually short, with a quote that my friend Sharon dedicated to her daughter Eve today.

Also, I am extremely proud and happy to announce my collaboration with one more amazing photographer: Bernarda Plavšić. Bernarda is incredibly funny, chic, hard-working and talented, a wife, a mom of two, a great friend. She’s one of those women whose energy captivates you so it’s no wonder I have been secretly hoping to work with her since we’ve met. Last week Bernarda and I had half an hour, a bunch of roses and an empty street. It was our first photoshoot and I cannot find words to tell you how much I enjoyed it. What do you think? 🙂

You can reach Bernarda on FacebookInstagram or via e-mail: info@bfm-design.com.

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Linen shirt: Massimo Dutti Jeans: Zara Sandals: Zara Bag: Gucci Bracelet: Cartier

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Bisous,

Fée

 

 

 

 

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#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE

 

There is a beautiful community of bloggers who participate in #weekendcoffeeshare, which means that every weekend they publish posts about what they would say to their readers if they were sitting down and having coffee. A lot of bloggers reflect on their week, while some of them share their random thoughts, worries, emotional burdens, etc. It’s a beautiful way to carve out space for more intimate and personal posts, especially for bloggers with topical, specific blogs. As soon as I’ve learned about #weekendcoffeeshare, I decided to join the community, because I find sharing personal thoughts very healing and powerful. I cannot tell you what I will be writing about, but I presume there will be some inspiring thoughts, plans for the week ahead or maybe even parts of my book that I have been writing for years. I will do my best to be consistent and do this every Sunday, starting from today. So prepare your cup of coffee or tea and let’s start.

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you not to mind the boxes lying around the house, waiting to be filled with our stuff and shipped to our new home. I would even suggest you to drink the coffee outside, because on a beautiful day like this, it’s a shame to be inside. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I haven’t been sleeping a lot lately and it’s not because I am stressed or worried about something, but because I feel I have too much creative energy stored inside that keeps me up at night. I’m a strong believer in the power of both positive and negative energy and that it should always change form and never be held back. You are probably wondering what I do at night. When Kiara falls asleep, I usually make myself coffee, put on some music and listen to it attentively and ponder upon lyrics. Then I read poetry or articles on things like co-sleeping and breastfeeding, bilingual children, French bulldogs, feng shui and other random things that I’m curious about. And I write a lot. Sometimes just paragraphs that someday, I imagine, are going to be put together into a book, blog posts ideas or things and people I am grateful for at the moment. I have been enjoying myself so much that I’m sorry that I don’t have my piano with me to play a little. I have even been thinking about buying some canvas to paint, and I have never painted in my life! Imagine that! I know that this may sound crazy, but I’m not tired at all. Sleep deprivation is probably going to catch up with me eventually, but for now, I’m enjoying myself so much that I feel like I have more energy throughout the day, like I’m so excited about life that I don’t want to waste time sleeping.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I think people don’t know how to enjoy their time anymore and that everything is revolving around TV and social media. Try to get creative sometimes and make something. It does’t have to include writing or painting. Make a cake, plant a flower, reorganise your kitchen cabinets, but whatever you do, do it with no distractions (so preferably when you’re home alone) and let yourself fall into the meditative state, focus on what you’re doing and don’t think about anything else. I promise, you will feel amazing.

It’s 5.40, Sunday morning. The Sun is rising, birds are chirping and I can tell it’s going to be a beautiful day. I feel so alive and happy. It’s going to be a beautiful day.

Bisous,
Fée


Postoji divna zajednica blogera koji sudjeluju u izazovu pod nazivom #weekendcoffeeshare (ispijanje kave vikendom). To znaci da svaki vikend objavljuju postove u kojima pisu sve ono sto bi svojim citateljima rekli da sjede i zajedno piju kavu. U tim se postovima neki blogeri osvrcu na protekli tjedan, drugi pak pisu o svojim mislima, brigama, emocionalnim teretima, itd. Na taj nacin stvaraju prostor za osobnije tekstove, posebno blogeri koji se bavi tocno odredjenim, neosobnim temama. Cim sam saznala za #weekendcoffeeshare izazov, odlucila sam u njemu sudjelovati, zato sto vjerujem da je izrazavanje osobnih misli vrlo iscjeljujuce i blagotvorno. Nemam tocno odredjeni plan o cemu cu pisati, jer cu jednostavno pustiti da me misli vode, ali naci ce se sigurno inspirirajucih misli, planova za naredni tjedan, a mozda i dijelova knjige koju vec godinama pisem. Trudit cu se biti redovita i pisati svake nedjelje, pocevsi od danas. Natocite si kavu ili caj i krenimo…

Da upravo sjedimo i pijemo kavu…

Rekla bih ti da se ne obazires na kutije po cijeloj kuci koje cekaju da ih napunimo stvarima i posaljemo u novi dom. Predlozila bih ti da sjednemo van, jer za ovako lijepog dana, steta je biti zatvoren u kuci. Rekla bih ti da u posljednje vrijeme jako malo spavam, ali ne zato sto me nesto opterecuje ili brine, nego zato sto osjecam da sam puna kreativne energije koju sam predugo drzala u sebi i koja mi sada ne da spavati. Duboko vjerujem u moc i pozitivne i negativne energije, te da, kakva god bila, energija uvijek treba mijenjati svoj oblik. Sigurno se pitas sto radim nocu ako ne spavam. Kad Kiara zaspi, skuham si kavu, pustim glazbu, pozorno je slusam i duboko razmisljam o rijecima. Potom citam poeziju ili clanke o co-sleepingu i dojenju, o dvojezicnim obiteljima, francuskim buldozima i feng shuiju, odnosno o svemu sto me trenutno zanima. Puno pisem. Ponekad nepovezane odlomke koji ce jednog dana biti spojeni u knjigu (barem tako zamisljam), ideje za blog ili stvari i ljude na kojima sam zahvalna. Toliko uzivam u tom stvaranju, da mi je zao sto moj klavir nije ovdje da malo zasviram. Iako nikad u zivotu nisam slikala, razmisljam o kupnji pribora za slikanje! Zamisli to! Znam da zvuci ludo, ali uopce nisam umorna. Iako znam da cu uskoro osjetiti manjak sna, trenutno maksimalno uzivam, zbog cega se ta energija prelijeva u dan pa zbog te silne srece i uzbudjenja ne zelim trositi vrijeme na spavanje.

Da upravo sjedimo i pijemo kavu, rekla bih ti da mislim da ljudi vise ne znaju uzivati u slobodnom vremenu i da se sve vrti oko televizora i drustvenih mreza. Rekla bih ti da i ti pokusas ponekad biti kreativan/a. Ne moras pisati ili slikati. Napravi tortu, posadi cvijet, preslozi kuhinjske elemente. Potpuno je nevazno sto ces raditi, vazno je samo da te nista ne ometa i da padnes u to predivno meditativno stanje, da se fokusiras na ono sto radis i ne mislis ni na sto drugo. Osjecat ces se sjajno.

5.40 sati, nedjelja ujutro. Sunce izlazi, ptice pjevaju i po svemu sudeci, bit ce ovo divan dan. Puna sam energije i sretna. Bit ce ovo divan dan.

Bisous
Fée