I don't remember when or how I began reading Ill Seen, Ill Said. But I do remember I was immediately smitten by the world of Jane Flanagan.
A Canadian resident with an Irish eye and ear for language and an artists way with color, Jane is totally engaging whether she's suggesting the perfect outfit to wear on a sunny Sunday or reviewing the latest book she has read.
Though we share a name we are very different. Where I'm slapdash, she's thoughtful, when I'm a buy it at the flea market and make it fit she's a researcher who slowly creates the perfect abode.
Go ahead read her list, prepare to be delighted.
10 Things I Can't live Without: Jane from Ill Seen, Ill Said
A huge thanks to lovely Jane for inviting me to participate in this series! I'm (another) Jane, from Ill Seen, Ill Said. (link: http://www.seenandsaid.blogspot.com/)
There are many things I can't live without of a more abstract nature: A strong sense of home is vital to me. Friends who've got my back. Working and independence. Waking up on Sunday mornings to do whatever I want. My two passports. Creativity fueling all of that, whether I'm the audience or creator. And words, colour, laughter, love; where would we be without any of that?
But I've never been one to scorn the simpler pleasures. They fill in the nooks and crannies of our day-to-day. Not every day is fulfilling at work or features adventure and conquest. Not every day is suffused with creativity. But these things are small pleasures that fill in the in-between, that give me a sense of place and of self. They're the talismans I carry and seek comfort in.
First set: Perfect ballet flats (Lanvin) | Scented candle (Jo Malone) | Blush (Laura Mercier) | iPhone (Society6) | Fresh flowers (Amy Merrick)
Second set: Yoga (Lululemon) | Pain au chocolat (Nadege) | Books (1st Dibs) | Blanket (Niki Jones) | Coffee (Bialetti)