Good morning everybody,
I woke up this morning in a February winter’s tale.
My kitchen windows are covered in snow and I can barely take a look outside. From what I’m seeing, and it’s not that much, it looks beautiful and I bet it’s freezing too. So no wandering around town at this hour. My husband and my little one are already outside building a snowman. These two love snow more than anything!
In the meantime, while I’m enjoying a hot cup of Jasmine tea, I thought of making this day as cozy & as hygge as possible. With no further ado, here are my top 3 picks for a snowy Saturday:
1// Comfort food for a delicious lunch at home
Hello, carrot cake + mascarpone filling!
Though I’m an amateur baker, I found this recipe to be easy to make, with no exceptions or surprises. I bake this with my two-year old daughter and we get it right every time, so the difficulty degree is somewhere around zero. Anna Olson you have the word.
2// Music for a quiet afternoon
I’m sure the name Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will make you think of France’s former President, but today we’re not getting into political debates, we’re talking music.
Carla must be one of the most pleasant, soft-spoken, smoky voice singers out there. Her music is sensual, appealing & atmosphere-creating and the lyrics are quite touching. I really love her music and I play it on rainy & snowy days, and also on melancholic days throughout the year.
My favourite one is actually her debut album, Quelqu’un m’a dit. So give her a chance, will you? Press play, light a candle and enjoy.
3// Old movies for a cozy winter evening
Let’s talk French Nouvelle Vague. Black & white.
That’s one of my favourite things to do on winter evenings — a movie marathon, featuring some of the best filmmakers & directors of the French New Wave era. Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, Louis Malle, Eric Rohmer, Alain Resnais. Just to name a few.
Well, my dear Zen friends, here I go: I’m about to put my baker apron on and make some
mess magic in my kitchen.
Wishing you a cozy, Zen weekend,
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