Hi guys, how are you doing? It has been a long weekend as JB left on a business trip Saturday morning, and I'm struggling to adjust being in the apartment by myself. It's not the first time he has gone away but it always takes me a couple of days to fall into a healthy sleeping pattern and get used to his absence. Friends both near and far have been great as usual, making sure to be present or keep me company and I'm really grateful for that. Anyway, I hope you've all been having a nice weekend and here is my weekly round-up of what has been on my radar, both online and offline, this past week. Lou xx
Grammar snobbery, are you prescriptive or descriptive? (Everyday Feminism)
How social media can make us more empathetic (The Washington Post)
Famous people fascinate me. I'm always a little cynical about what really goes on behind the veneer when they allow us a peek into their lives, but when Meg introduced me to Vogue's "73 questions" I was hooked. Anna Wintour. (Vogue)
Let's talk Pinterest - I am a huge fan. At the moment I am in love with Linda Lomelino's board. Feel free to leave suggestions for me in the comments section below as I'm always looking for new people to follow so.
This past week I celebrated my birthday and received some really thoughtful messages and presents. One that I really love is a bracelet with the word "luck" on it. (Delphine Pariente)
There's an Instagram account featuring attractive men on the Métro. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I believe it is intended to be a bit of fun and therefore don't want to be a party-pooper, but I feel like we'd be having a different discussion if this account featured women. One positive thing is that if you don't want to be featured you can ask to be removed. (The Local)