Month: December 2015

10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir

10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir

10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir about freedom of choice, love, compassion and being a woman… “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion” “People seem to think that if you keep your head empty you automatically fill your balls.” The Mandarins “We will not let ourselves be intimidated by the number and violence of attacks against women; nor be fooled by the self-serving praise showered on the “real woman”; nor be won over by men’s enthusiasm for her destiny, a destiny they would not for the world want to share.” The Second Sex “I tried to love you less. I couldn’t.” The Mandarins “Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation” “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in …

Uncluttered and peaceful, dreamy bedroom. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

WEEKEND#

Thank you for your wonderful comments on Instagram, the blog here and via email….really beautiful. I read them all and thought maybe, this BODIE and FOU Interiors book I have postponed writing for the past three years due to lack of time, would be a nice project for next year…will see.

Wedding Photography by Chloé Lapeyssonnie in the Bay of Arcachon. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Wedding photography by Chloé Lapeyssonnie

A few days ago I came across this wedding photo… Two things caught my attention…My “dream car” in the background (a Mehari!), often seen in my little corner of France and the bride showing off her knickers, which made me laugh and then I discovered

BODIE and FOU The End

BODIE and FOU The End…

These past few months, I have often wondered what I should write to tell you that I’m closing down the shop. The first months I really

Easy to make mulled wine recipe (20 min top!). Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Easy to make mulled wine recipe

December, on this side of the hemisphere and especially in London, is nothing without a few evenings fuelled with mulled wine and good friends so I thought I would share with you my favourite mulled wine recipe which you can serve in this glass dispenser, which is not only gorgeous looking but you can also use it during Summer for lemonade.

Weekend away by the sea, Airbnb, France, Atlantic Coast, Bay of Arcachon

Weekend away in the Bay of Arcachon

It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful the Bay of Arcachon is, even in Winter. Last weekend, the weather was just glorious and so mild for November, it felt like a gift.