spring on a sunday

Spring is visiting Belgium a little earlier than usual and I’m certainly not the one to be complaining about that. It’s a welcoming change after last year’s winter, that seemed to last forever, and the rain we’ve been enduring for the last couple of months.
I’m spending this Sunday at home, just being lazy, (hopefully) finish my book and penning down a couple of ideas that have been swarming in my head for the past couple of days. Bliss.

Here’s what currently inspires me or complements the spring vibes I’m currently feeling.

Paris is always a good idea
…and that’s exactly my idea for next weekend. Can’t wait to see you again, old friend.
Postcards from Paris - Gary Pepper
(photo credit – Carin Olsson/Gary Pepper)

Summer tunes
This new record by Belgian duo Hermanos Inglesos certainly has that spring feeling to it and also has me making multiple embarrassing efforts at whistling.

I’m all set for this pastel trend and even did a small wardrobe update on Friday. I just love my new blazer from H&M.
H&M Figure-fit jacket
(image credit – H&M)

Cuteness overload
This Pinterest board has had me oooh-ing and awwww-ing for hours this week. The cuteness is almost impossible to handle: it will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I’m currently trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and there’s nothing more important than breakfast in my opinion. Yesterday afternoon I finally got to try my hand at that granola recipe I found on Belgian foodie blog Thursday Dinners, like ages ago. I’m so sorry it’s in Dutch, but if you throw in Google translate, this will be easy as pie (not to mention: so delicious, it takes me tons of discipline not to eat that entire bowl).

Sunday inspiration




While going through my RSS feeds every day, I stumble upon a lot of creative ideas. If I really like what I’m seeing or reading, I eventually end up pinning an image to one of my Pinterest boards. That’s where it all ends.
Because it would be a shame keeping all these wonderful things to myself, I decided to dedicate a post now and then (I’m not going to make weekly promises here) sharing all the online beauty I stumble upon.
Ready, set, go!

Pantone Pairings
I think looking at the images of the Pantone Pairings project just pretty much sums it up. I think it’s actually not that easy to come up with a good pairing. When trying to think of one myself, I absolutely didn’t come up with anything at all…

(via Designlovefest)

Windows of New York
I love these illustrations of typical New York windows. NY-based graphic designer José Guizar captures these in his Windows of New York project. Wandering around the city, he creates illustrations from windows that caught his eye and presents them on his website on a weekly basis.

(via Honestly…WTF)

Menswear Dog
Of course New York City resident, Menswear Dog, a shiba inu with a love for everything stylish and fashionable was my favorite discovery of the week. I mean, just look at those photos, does it ever get more adorable than this?

(via Honestly… WTF)