Freezing temperatures in Paris have got me seriously thinking about relocating to the tropics. Or at least somewhere around the equator. I’m feverishly jonesing to jettison my thick, bulky sweaters and scarves, in favor of sarongs and sundresses. I’m craving smoothies and mangoes instead of my current diet of tea, tea, tea, and more tea, ...

Going vegan is a beautiful process. It starts with upwatting what you eat, and ends up revolutionising most other areas of life, too. (See Ann’s recent musing about how fashion choices evolve when we do.) So, our beauty regimens receive a much-needed overhaul. After all, what we put on our body goes straight into our ...

Everyone has dreams. But, certainly, not everyone the courage to follow them. Since that pivotal day when a 6-year-old Johanna Lefebvre helped her grandmother carefully craft a gorgeous apple tart, Johanna discovered her love of baking. The precision, the sweetness, the warmth. It was this exact cinnamon-filled moment where she knew her life would revolve ...

In a beautifully poetic and scientific article by Dr. Kelly Brogan, home birth is described as the opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn’t agree more. I am grateful to have received precious wisdom about home birth from women (🙏Hayley and Carol🙏) who had experienced it before me. This helped me immensely, to feel at ease ...

Recently Chloe and I created an ingenious and sophisticated soirée concept called… *Drum roll please* Pancakes and Disney Movies. It’s exactly what you think it is. Getting together and eating yummy, vegan pancakes with maple syrup, berry-chia compote, and… watching Disney movies. Call us un-deep and un-philosophical if you wish, but… sometimes you’ve been working ...

It’s true, being vegan can be tricky at times. Not so much because of what you can and can’t eat, nor even because of the challenge of finding shoes that are cruelty-free, chic and comfortable. (We’ve kind of solved those things.) The trickiness lies in knowing how to react to unsolicited and clumsy ‘counsel’. I am ...

One problem of routinely keeping your eye on the target is that sometimes you forget to look elsewhere. Like back, for example. It’s so easy to get caught up in the how-far-there-is-to-go game, and forget to see how far you’ve come. There are meetings to schedule, content to write and film, cake to eat (we ...

Yet another funny cultural difference between Ann and I cropped up while planning this video. It seems the word ‘teetotal’ isn’t as commonly used in the States, so ideas of ‘tea totalitarianism’ floated around Ann’s head. Like, you give up alcohol and start dictating an exclusively tea-fuelled lifestyle. Which is actually kinda close to the ...

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