{simple pleasures} world of wonders: monde des merveilles

Saturday, September 9, 2017

“a truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” 
robertson davies

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{eco travels} sustainble belgium: brussels vegan café guide

Friday, September 8, 2017

before embarking on my journey through belgium, i read about its rich history, its florid architecture, its diversified culture and its golden waffles, of course. i also read about the adventures in veggie restaurants that await intrepid travelers. what does the vegan restaurant scene look like and does a crispy vegan version of the legendary belgium waffle really exist? today we explore the eateries that offer healthy fare to keep voyagers' energy levels naturally elevated + spirits skyhigh:

{simple pleasures} falling off the map: tomber de la carte

Saturday, September 2, 2017

“and if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. that is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” 
pico iyer

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{eco eats guide} conscious eating: 6 new paris vegan cafés

Friday, September 1, 2017

british prime minister, writer + orator winston churchill once proclaimed that "healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." staying healthy means paying attention to what we put into our bodies so that we may thrive physically and emotionally. conscious eating is here at your fingertips with a sequel to my first paris vegan café guide of 14 vegan + vegetarian eateries in the city of light. hungry? meet the new plant-strong kids on the block. look no further for decadent, delicious healthy eating options in paris:

{simple pleasures} les fleurs: botanical body language

{eco brand} world finds: the search for good things is over

Friday, August 25, 2017

over the summer months i have been reading three books simultaneously in addition to a slew of american + french magazines and of course, the usual fair fashion + clean beauty fare across the internet. reading remains my absolute favorite pastime, and one that is positively therapeutic for me. i never take reading for granted.

in india, 41% of children drop out of school before the 8th grade, according to the world bank group, and half of all girls 15 and older are illiterate. 64% of adolescent girls are forced to leave school early to care for younger siblings, to help run the household or for arranged marriages. 

world finds is a business using fashion + design to combat poverty + illiteracy, and this blooming company, once just a seedling, is now celebrating ten years of creating positive change, building hope + designing sustainable products. world finds is a brand born from travels across continents + across the consciousness of eco entrepreneur kelly weinberger. this is how world finds is transforming communities + providing education for girls in india:

{simple pleasures} unbridled drive: débridé dessein