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Pumpkin and mushroom, best friends

Hello, another week starts, have a great week! It’s me, Gulfem again. Today, I want to write about quality times that we all spend with our close friends. I am in kind of in the middle of a transition period in my life, as soon I will be done with university and start working for real! Therefore, currently I really need spending quality time with my close friends and reflect on this subject.

I believe, some activities in life are much more meaningful if you share them with your good friends! They are the unique part of your life that beautify even the simplest thing in your life with their touches! You open your heart to them, they open theirs. You share…

I love reading fashion magazines with my close friends, sitting in a couch together, commenting on every single trend and mostly refusing to be part of them!

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I love shopping with my close friends, hearing their inputs, giving them advice if necessary… Every kind of shopping… Apparel, books, stationery, for home…

I enjoy watching movies with them… Analyzing each of the characters, making connections to our lives and then start talking about ourselves, forgetting the movie!

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One last thing.. I love sharing macarons with them!

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I wonder… What do you like doing with your close friends most?

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One of my friends once joked that even if she became temporarily homeless she’d need a PO box just to get her monthly copy of The World of Interiors. It’s easy to understand why. So few magazines capture the British Eclectic sensibility as marvelously as this glossy tome.

An article in the September issue on designer Frédéric de Luca’s Paris apartment is a perfect example. Writer Marie-France Boyer, detailing every nook of the apartment, observed: “(Frédéric’s) charming and welcoming three-roomed flat is full to bursting with a hotchpotch of furniture, paintings, fabrics and colourful knickknacks that give it the feel of a box of bonbons or a treasure chest.”

Have a look:

Frédéric’s esthetic muses: Una Troubridge, the Marchesa Luisa Casati, Nancy Cunard, Colette, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolfe. Boyer notes: “The last two have pride of place in a photo on his bookshelves. In the decorative arts too, his two main references date from this period: the Wiener Werkstätte and
the Bloomsbury Movement.”

(Sigh. Swoon.)

While I’m writing this I realize that I have to remember to tell my friend Susan the she doesn’t need a PO box to get her World of Interiors. Copies are now available online for subscription and download on Zinio.com.
See the September issue here!

(Photos from the magazine by Roland Beaufre).

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