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“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

January Obsessions

Two things I have been recently obsessing over include Rupi Kaur’s book Milk and Honey and french inspired style. Let’s start with Milk and Honey shall we! The notes of Rupi have been all over the internet. Her insightful poetry brings the reader through a series of “chapters” or “stages” through her book. I was taken captive the moment I picked up this book, and had to read every page before setting it down.

Throughout this post I have scattered in a few of my favorites! And trust me when I say, choosing my favorites was a difficult task.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Cover

An everyday lesson before valentines day

I know this may be a little early but, with valentines day right around the corner I ask you not to forget the most important person in your life. And when I say this, I am talking about yourself. Self-love is the most important love we need to learn and practice. Without it, we cannot care for others the way we want to. Embrace yourself, dance in the car, be silly, tell yourself you are allowed to take up space – because you are!

This French Inspired look

This french inspired top and legging is from Zara. I wouldn’t usually go for something with such a wide sleeve but I actually fell involve with the shape. The fabric is also heaven against your skin. I am also obsessed with these mod earrings from Aldo Accessories. I would have never picked these out if it hadn’t been for the saleswoman. So happy I took the jump and stepped out of my comfort zone with this monochromatic french inspired look!

Huge shoutout to Colette Grand Cafe Toronto, the perfect setting to showcase French design. The desserts just took the experience to a whole other level!

French Style, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Coffee and Colette Grand Cafe

French Style, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Coffee and Colette Grand Cafe

“i am sending my love to your eyes. may they always see goodness in people. and may you always practice kindness. may we see each other as one. may we be nothing short of in love with everything the universe has to offer. and may we always stay grounded. rooted. our feet planted firmly onto the earth.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey


“for you to see beauty here
does not mean
there is beauty in me
it means there is beauty rooted
so deep within you
you can’t help but
see it everywhere”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

French Style, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Coffee and Colette Grand Cafe

“your art
is not about how many people
like your work
your art
is about
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
it’s about how honest
you are with yourself
and you
must never
trade honesty
for relatability”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey


“i do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me
i want to be full on my own
i want to be so complete
i could light a whole city
and then
i want to have you
cause the two of us combined
could set it on fire”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

French Style, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Coffee and Colette Grand Cafe

“how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

French Style, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Coffee and Colette Grand Cafe

“it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.”
― Rupi Kaur, Mild and Honey


“your body is a museum of natural disasters can you grasp how stunning that is”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

French Style, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Coffee and Colette Grand Cafe

“what i miss most is how you loved me. but what i didn’t know was how you loved me had so much to do with the person i was. it was a reflection of everything i gave you. coming back to me. how did i not see that. how. did i sit here soaking in the idea that no one else would love me that way. when it was i that taught you. when it was i that showed you how to fill. the way i needed to be filled. how cruel i was to myself. giving you credit for my warmth simply because you had felt it. thinking it was you who gave me strength. wit. beauty. simply because you recognized it. as if i was already not these things before i met you. as if i did not remain all these things after you left.”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

French Style, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Coffee and Colette Grand Cafe

Step into today loving yourself more than the day before.

A

Photos by the lovely Tania Hiriart Mosca

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