Lifestyle Monthly Favourites

August Favourites 2020

Music

Dance with me Tonight – Marietta Fafouti feat. Katerina

When I first heard this song on the radio I couldn’t imagine that both the artits were Greek. It sounds so much like a 1960’s song and I was completely blown away when I found more about it.

When I fall in love – Nat King Cole

I swear everything this man sings is pure perfection. This hymn to everlasting love and romance is so heartwarming and reminds me a lot of classic Disney films.

The very thought of you – Nat King Cole

Another romantic masterpiece by Nat King Cole which touches the heart and makes it grow fonder with memories of a special someone.

Smile – Nat King Cole

”If you smile through your fear and sorrow, smile and maybe tomorrow you’ll see the sun come shining through for you”. Such powerful words fillied with hope and faith in a better tomorrow.

Everybody loves somebody – Dean Martin

Such a wonderful song with dreamy vibes and amazing melody accompanied by Dean Martin’s unforgettable voice.

Books

Persuassion by Jane Austen

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy.

The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the former Elliot estate. Will Anne and Wentworth be finally reunited in their love?

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia Puigcerver & Francesc Miralles

The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life.

A kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester

It’s 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines – and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so Evelyn Lockhart, forbidden from pursuing her passion: to become one of the first female doctors.

Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on the only life she knows: her competitive sister, Viola, her conservative parents, and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie Whitman.

And if Evie does fight Columbia University’s medical school for acceptance, how will she support herself?

The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

Most people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every art, love demands practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding.

Renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm explores love in all its aspects – not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, the love of God, and the love of parents for their children

A Floating City by Jules Verne

Set in 1867 this lesser known Jules Verne book tells the story of a woman who, on board the ship Great Eastern with her abusive husband, finds out that the man she loves is also on board.

Perfumes

Idole by Lancome

The aboslute combination of femininity and female empowerment with high notes of bergamot and pear, middle notes of Turkish rose and Indian jasmine and base notes of vanilla & white musk.

Youtubers

A little bit of Monica

Recently discovered this lovely Dominican lady who lives in L.A and talks with great passion about her favourite movies, animes and vlogs her everyday life. (plus her lookbooks look amazing)

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