french word, lifestyle

French word: soigné

soigné (adj., French)

possessing an aura of sophistication in dress, manner or design; presented or prepared with an elegance attained through care for the finer details.

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over coffee project: kimberly wilson

KIMBERLY WILSON | TRANQUILITY DU JOUR

I distinctly remember the first time I gracefully stumbled upon Kimberly Wilson’s website, I immediately felt at home.  Kimberly is a writer, yoga studio(s) owner, fashion designer, activist, mentor, animal lover, licensed graduate social worker and fellow Francophile. Whew. I’m sure I’m missing something…She has inspired me on so many levels and continues to do so through her blog and podcast. A true entrepreneur, leader and creative.

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What does your typical day look like?

Ah, each day varies. From seeing therapy clients at the Women’s Center, to teaching at my yoga studios Tranquil Space, to writing or recording for my blog and podcast, to learning new skills {I have a slight addiction to continuing education}, to volunteering at hospice. I also spend a bit of time relaxing in bed or in the tub.

What are some interesting things that people probably do not know about you?

  • I’m from the Great Plains. Oklahoma to be exact.
  • I was voted “Most likely to have her own TV show” in college.
  • Here are 100 random things
  • I have a 7Eleven glazed donut addiction.

Do you have any routines/rituals?

I start my day with green tea, time with my pets, and a bit of stretching. Ideally some time with my journal, too. At night, I like to read or watch a true crime story segment {odd addiction}, and share something I’m grateful for from the day with my boyfriend.

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What inspires you day to day?

Waking up inspires me day to day. I strive to make each day a sensory-filled experience with fragrant green tea, candles, pink twinkle lights, my furry family, my beau of 11 years, and the work I put out into the world via the podcast, yoga studios, and blog.

How do you create?

Each day I’m creating–whether it’s writing, interviewing someone for my podcast, teaching, organizing the Pink Palace {my 600-square-foot home}, reading, or anything in between. Sometimes there’s a ritual for it such as spreading out my tools, lighting a candle, or opening my laptop after taking a few deep breaths. Oh, and there needs to be red lipstick and a dab of perfume oil.

What can we find you daydreaming about?

Paris, darling. Always Paris. And new sparkly offerings for Tranquility du Jour.

What are some of your favorite books/websites/apps/magazines?

  • I’m obsessed with books and have listed my favorites here.
  • J’adore the mindfulness app I and II for meditation bells.
  • Flow, Mindful, and Bella Grace magazines are my go-tos.

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What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Trust your gut. When I haven’t over the years, I’ve paid a price. Overall, my gut has been my biggest teacher {although it does occasionally lead me astray when presented with Thin Mints}.

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over coffee project: lauren felix

LAUREN FELIX | LA PETITE FASHIONISTA

From fashion to social media Lauren shows you how to live & love life in style (while on a budget)!

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What does your typical day look like?

I usually start my day out with a cup of hot coffee & a luna bar and make out my to-do list for the day. I get joy out of crossing each thing off my list and it helps me stays organized and feel more accomplished! I usually check emails & then work on various projects throughout the day. It might be shooting an outfit for a blog campaign, having a phone call with a social media strategy client, or something less exciting like bookkeeping! I also love when I can fit in a lunch hour yoga break, it helps me refocus and relax!

What are some interesting things that people probably do not know about you?

I’m a huge “nerd” at heart and proud of it! Sci fi movies are my guilty pleasure, my boyfriend and I watch them all the time.

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Do you have any rituals/routines?

Something new I’ve been trying for 2015 is a daily positive mantra. I’ve been writing them in my planner, and I absolutely love that constant happy reminder each day!

What inspires you day to day?

I’m continuously inspired by my peers in the blogging and small business industry! I love seeing what creative projects everyone is  working on – whether it’s a recipe they’ve dreamt up, do it yourself project, or outfit.  I am a big believer in lifting each other up to be successful!

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How do you create?

When it comes to business or blogging I’m big on brainstorming. That’s usually the first step in the process. I like putting pen to paper and let the ideas flow. From there, I choose the best and get to work. Sometimes that means I’m breaking out my camera to take photos,  other times I’m putting on some inspiring music and tweaking my website.  Also, because I work in social media I’m always on my computer- so I love being creative & crafty and unplugging.

What can we find you daydreaming about?

Lately I’ve been dreaming about traveling and what my dream home would look like. I’m also constantly dreaming about how I want to evolve my business and brand. 

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What are some of your favorite books/websites/apps/magazines?

I’m on a huge podcast kick right now. I’ve been listening to The Lively Show & She Did It Her Way. I’ve also been reading Gabby Bernstein’s “Miracles Now” & Lara Casey’s “Make it Happen“. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

“Start before you’re ready!” – Don’t wait for the perfect circumstances to fall into place, put your heart and passion into whatever you want to accomplish.

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adore: link love

it’s friday and it’s time to get inspired!

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remember in clueless, that amazing closet that helped you pick out an outfit. it’s now an app.  brilliant.

free high resolution photos. enough said.

french girl tips and tricks for wearing skirts. merci!

imagine if you found a Parisian apartment that was untouched for 70 years.

adorable, easy rope coaster. DIY.