Editor’s Letter #16

8 years ago by

I’m writing to you from Los Angeles where the sun is shi…actually there’s basically a hurricane hitting us right now, haha. 

We rented an apartment in Venice Beach and Chris and I have been working from here for the past two two weeks just because we wanted to see what winter in California was like. We also wanted to try working remotely and discover another part of the US, and, uh, okaaaaaay we sort of wanted to escape the winter depression I was telling you about the other day.

I had done this before when I started writing my book two years ago. I spent three weeks in West Hollywood, all alone. It was fantastic to get some distance. It barely mattered where I was, in fact, because I knew very few people here and my days were structured like sheet music: writing, exercise, writing, lunch, writing, walk, dinner. But even then, there was something in the California air that really inspired me.

This time, it was a bit different. We left without any real “professional reasons” other than work meetings and professional dinners. My team and I arranged to Skype regularly. I trained myself to start working at 7am so I won’t be too out of sync with the East coast, so I can connect with everyone, have time for everyone and stick scrupulously to my to-do list.

Despite all that, it made me feel extremely guilty.

Partly it’s the idea of not being physically present for my team. And also because I love them and miss them. But most of all, I felt like I was doing something that wasn’t allowed. It’s incredible how life can turn into a series of obligations you think you can never escape from. Even so…

The world has changed, work has been completely revolutionized. A lot of people work from home, a lot of teams work in offices that are physically remote from each other (the new video conferencing systems are crazy good!) — so it’s possible, it’s definitely the future — well, it’s the present actually, if you just decide to go for it.

Of course, not everyone has that option, and not everyone even wants that.
But more and more, it will be possible, negotiable, and feasible for everyone.

So, I felt like trying it out for myself.

The first week was exhausting. So many things to do, the calm after the marvelous storm that was my book, millions of late emails to send, millions of projects to get started, lots of work, plus jet lag, and this new work arrangement…

But the second week was a revelation. Suddenly free of the frantic New York life, it was like I was getting hours of my day back. Suddenly far from the beating heart of the city, it was like I could finally see clearly. Flung far from the person I am in New York, always busy, tired, and feeling bad about not being able to do more and be more, I felt like I got to take a deep breath.

My rhythm has slowly fallen into place, even though I’m still making some adjustments. And around 3pm here, it’s 6pm in New York, when people are heading to bars or yoga classes or dinner, so in LA, I have time to sit down and reflect. Do research, write, draw in peace.

Meeting creative people from here, changing perspective, being able to present different topics to you, it’s very important to me — it’s so easy to become totally centered on one city, one industry, one space and time, and one way of seeing things. I’m realizing how focused I am on New York sometimes.

Working remotely is one way, and an interesting one, to revitalize yourself and get perspective. It’s totally different from going on vacation and disconnecting. Here, I’m super connected, just with a different energy. It doesn’t even matter what the destination is, really. What’s important is breaking old habits and questioning your own way of doing things.

But even so, habits form really fast. I know if I stayed here, my life would take shape and I’d soon feel just as submerged as I do in New York (even though I do think few cities submerge you as much as New York) — I’m even starting to want to go back because I really miss the Studio and my friends.

But I’m happy I allowed myself to do this.
What about you? Have you ever thought about working differently?

Photo taken at the Butcher’s Daughter | 1205 Abbot Kinney, Blvd. Venice, CA

Translated by Andrea Perdue

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  • Oh la chance!
    Je ne fais pas de télétravail mais notre environnement professionnel y tend. Le DRH de ma société avait répondu il y a quelques mois à des questions RH dans le cadre d’un séminaire et il nous disait que l’entreprise tendait vers plus de télétravail vers un environnement beaucoup plus décentralisé. Et qu’à terme, il n’y aurait plus de bureaux. Je pense que cette mutation a déjà commencé. J’ai des amis qui sont souvent en déplacement à l’étranger, jamais au bureau au siège… D’autres qui ont une semaine de télétravail par semaine parce qu’ils habitent très loin de leur lieu de travail ou parce qu’ils ont des enfants etc. Avec la volonté des entreprises de diminuer leurs coûts constamment, et l’évolution des moyens de communication, on va y venir beaucoup plus rapidement qu’on ne le pense!
    Belle semaine,

    Julie, Petite and So What?

  • Yes, changing perspective is good and I definitely love California air and the people there. My friends who moved there or used to live in California are transformed, physically and mentally in great shape :) Enjoy!

  • Quelle chance !
    J’y pense souvent, je pense par exemple que le télé-travail permet de se concentrer plus facilement notamment sur des taches qui demandent réflexion. Malheureusement ma direction ne partage pas cette idée et pense que si nous ne sommes pas physiquement présent nous ne travaillons pas (bienvenue dans les années 80).


  • mademoiselle mauve February, 1 2016, 9:20 / Reply

    ce que tu vis me parle ! j’ai déjà la chance d’être salariée et de bosser pourtant trois jours par semaine (fixes) chez moi, à Paris ! oui c’est énorme ! on a signé un papier comme quoi à cause des assurances etc. on doit vraiment travailler de chez nous et pas ailleurs. bon j’avoue j’ai déjà un peu triché ! je rêve d’être totalement FREE comme toi et d’avoir les moyens de me loger sans trop penser aux finances. vous avez tellement raison !

  • I’m constantly thinking about working so that I don’t have to be in the office all the time.
    I think that in this digital era it is a shame how many people are still tied to their desk.


  • Ahah Garance … je dois dire que -même si j’ai honte de l’écrire- j’étais complètement paniquée à l’idée de te savoir loin de votre Studio. La peur de ne pas avoir droit à ma dose quotidienne avec cette nouvelle organisation !
    Panique à bord : Et pourquoi elle est partie, et pour combien de temps, et pourquoi elle ne nous explique pas ?!? … (faire taire cette petite voix voyeuriste et inquiète inside my brain)
    Complètement fou (névrotique, même!) à quel point on a envie de savoir tout de que tu fais, quand et comment et pourquoi… Je pense qu’en temps que lecteur il faut parfois se raisonner, voire se responsabiliser, et se rappeler que ton blog ne nous appartient pas et ne nous doit rien !

  • This post is very inspiring ! I am often changing places to renew my ability to concentrate!! But I am a bit afraid to change country:)
    In fact your post is very relevant for me, coming in a period that i am starting to accept that next year maybe I will be changing country for personal reasons while i have still open business in my home country. This means living between two cities.Is that possible??
    I have no idea how to do the distance partnerships and i feel quiet uncomfortable and often pessimistic. At the same time i need new challenges, new things, to get out of my comfort zone and to evolve. I found a lot of “push myself” in your post, maybe breaking patterns and connections can lead to a whole new frame of creativity!!
    Very encouraging thank you!!

  • Choice and circumstances are the key here. Being forced to do anything can be difficult — even when it may appear to be “paradise”. Working remotely can be extremely isolating in certain circumstances, even alienating. It all depends.

    Communities form when confronted by common challenges and working together to solve them. As much as working in digital teams can work, and work well, it’s more fun to work in respectful relationships with real live people, at least part of the time.

  • Here, here, I second that!

  • Cécile Guilhem February, 1 2016, 10:12 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance, je viens de terminer la lecture de ton livre hier soir. Il m’a beaucoup touchée, j’ose à peine te dire ça mais je m’y suis beaucoup retrouvée. Merci pour ce partage si généreux, je te souhaite la plus belle des suites.
    Je t’embrasse, Cécile

  • It’s always great to take a distance from our life and see everything from outside..the best way to anaylis our life …
    and than to take the best decision and move on…
    Yael Guetta


  • Your post is inspiring! Right now I am working in two cities. I was based in New York for quite a while and now I’m based in Philly and I split my time between the two cities. They’re close geographically but the energy is quite different. I completely agree that it can be really helpful mentally and productivity-wise to have different cities to work and live in–especially if New York is your normal base. I adore New York and may make it my base again but having time outside of New York can be refreshing and it helps you to appreciate it more when you’re back. There’s something good about changing your pace from time to time.

  • Le truc dur, c’est que tu éprouves de la culpabilité. Ce que je comprends tellement. Je me dis que si toi, qui a un mode de vie libre, l’éprouve aussi, c’est qu’on en est vraiment pétri.
    Ce serait ça mon vœu, pour une nouvelle année, ressentir moins de culpabilité en général.

  • I’ve thought about working from home but that really depends on where I’m at in my career. I don’t have a problem working in an office either. Although, I do find that I prefer working whenever I want. It doesn’t matter to be how long it takes to complete tasks as long as I complete it by when it needs to be done. I don’t really like the whole, “You must work within this 8-hour block of time.” That’s too limiting for me. I like to work on whatever I want whenever I want!


  • I’m a work-from-home freelancer, and for many years used to spend three months telecommuting from Europe (also to get out of bad Midwestern winters). Technology has made all this untethered wonderfulness possible–but working myself up to fully exploiting that freedom was a process–which is odd considering I already worked remotely with clients for the most part. But for some reason. I wasn’t convinced they would be cool with my being elsewhere. I think corporate culture (in the non-creative industries) still ties workers needlessly to their offices, and I worried that requesting/asserting flexibility would be seen as “asking too much,” as if I were somehow less serious. So I started slow…going away for three weeks, then six weeks, and then took the full plunge…until my annual relocation became routine for them. And to my utter surprise, no one ever squawked.

    The benefits of having a time difference with clients were major…I had freedom during the days to do whatever until the workday started Stateside (about 4 pm my time), which included loads of uninterrupted writing time when no one was awake to call me. My life felt much better balanced this way, and I also established new routines…like the daily trip to the markets, the long afternoon walk, the 3 pm cafe break–that I now really miss. On the other hand, there were those evenings of being on the phone until midnight, or not being able to have any kind of nightlife.

    Understand, however, that in the end you’re just pulling a geographic, with the added stress of not being in your home element (and possibly having to negotiate in a foreign language) when problems occur (like Freebox going down right before a deadline and wiping out your phone, cable, and internet… good times!!). Things you can accomplish in a snap at home take longer in a different place, which can be a pain when time is tight. And living between two cities can be profoundly exhausting if you don’t have a nomadic temperament (which I don’t). Most importantly, it is NOT a substitute for a real, unplugged vacation…which kind of got lost in the shuffle for me. So I’m back to the 2-week-maximum trips when I inform everyone (well in advance) that my laptop is staying at home and I will be incommunicado. And honestly, I’m just as happy and find myself FAR MORE creatively, mentally, emotionally, and physically refreshed from these shorter, more complete, breaks. All that said, a “virtual relo” is an option definitely worth taking advantage of at least once or twice, to see how you like it. I am so glad I had the experience… even if I’m not sure I would go out of my way to repeat it now.

  • Part of being a role model like you is opening people’s eyes to all the possibilities in the world and to different and healthier ways of living. So even as you justify this to yourself (and no such justification is needed) you are justifying it for others as well. Looking forward to more dispatches from the West Coast!

  • J’y crois beaucoup! On est un peu en retard en France je crois, mais quand ça se démocratisera je pense que ça sera un raz-de-marée, ça n’est probablement pas pour tout le monde, mais je crois que ça serait un soulagement pour certains!

    Profite bien de la Californie :)


  • Je suis freelance et je travaille déjà un peu comme ça…
    Je travaille presque toute l’année de mon bureau (chez moi) à Madrid. En été – pour des raisons de climat (il fait trop chaud la nuit pour ma fille qui est encore un bébé et pour moi-même) nous déménageons presque deux mois en France dans le Sud-Ouest (il y fait meilleur, on y a un jardin et du moment où j’ai un ordi et une connexion internet c’est ok).
    Et j’ai souvent été le plus productive pendant mes voyages en Inde – à travailler dans ma chambre d’hotel.

    Par le passé – quand j’étais employée – j’ai aussi eu fait du télétravail et ça marchait aussi très bien…Je crois que certain boulots se prêtent mieux que d’autre à ce genre d’arrangements ( internet, nouveaux medias etc…) Ce ne sont pas des vacances, mais ça donne la possibilité de briser la routine lié à son lieu de résidence .Personnellement ça me réconcilie avec mon besoin vital de mouvement et cette illusion de liberté m’apaise beaucoup.

  • Je crois que vous avez raison, si vous etiez restee plus longtemps en Californie, d’autres obligations auront vite rempli votre temps libre mais faire des courts sejours en travaillant ailleurs est une bonne idee – tant que l’internet marche!

  • Go to Gjelina in Venice, best place to eat! And Travis Lett is the coolest!

  • In 2014 I quit my full time job to become a freelance translator. I did it for many reasons, one of them was to be able to travel to stay with my mom for two months or more. Later that year, I lost my mom and it was such a terrible time. It is still hard to talk about it without tearing but being independent allowed me to stay with her during her last days and to take care of her. Now I am still working as a freelancer. I work from home and travel whenever I want. It is a wonderful thing for me. As you say, being in another place changes your perspective, you are still working but the scenario is different and so is the weather and the culture. I am happy I can do it and for now wouldn’t change it. Love, Teresa

  • I like this idea but it becomes harder in practice with kids. If we were to travel my husband and kids would be on vacation (my husband is a stay at home dad so our time is flexible) but I would have to work. :-/ I like the idea though, esp. in winter. Creatively I think a new place can spark new ideas and thoughts. And I love visiting museums in new places as you are exposed to new ideas and cultures. Right now I work a flexible job where I can work anywhere and any hours but have to finish my projects. I do have meetings but can call in remotely. Right now that looks like working from home a few days a week and doing shorter days and working at night after my kids go to bed so that I can more time with them during the day. I do like to go in to the office a few days a week though as I like my co workers and seeing people in person to talk through things.

  • Pia Uthaug February, 1 2016, 1:20 / Reply

    I haven’t done the long distance work thing, but I dream of it. I secretly dream of taking my kids and husband to a tropical place where I then would write in the morning while they go to the beach. Of course the internet connection would be super, so I could do meetings on screen if I had to. And then in the afternoon the kids would do their homework and I could read a book or sunbathe…

    Haven’t figured out who should do the cooking and laundry yet. Maybe some of those mice from cinderella could volunteer :) .

    Thank you for a great post and for always being so inspiring!



  • I’ve been traveling/moving quite a lot this year. Im lucky I can do this with my job…pick the place I want to be. I have spent time in Sydney, Somerset, and now I am off to Marrakech (today!). Every time I get to a new place I go through the same cycle. It starts with excitement, then sadness/loneliness, acceptance(forcing myself to stop sitting around missing family and friends!), loving it, making new best friends, and then as I leave I plan the next trip back. When I leave I always leave as a better me whether its a new friendship, skill, or a lesson about myself. Its so nice to actually “live” somewhere different for awhile instead of just visiting. Enjoy! xx

  • Uh…Daily!

    By the way…some LA recommendations. First of all DO NOT JUST STAY WESTSIDE! The Eastside of Los Angeles is another city entirely and I’m not talking about DTLA/arts district. But here goes – in no particular order…

    Eat at: (just a sample)

    LEONA – in Venice…the chef will light up your world and she is working so amazingly hard!
    MILOS & OLIVE – Best breakfast EVER and the couple/owners of this and several other stores (like Sweet Rose Creamery!) will also super brighten your day.
    GRAND CENTRAL MARKET – DTLA is probably the only place you can get a super chic egg (Eggslut) A fantastic cup of coffee, a container of authentic mole and even a wonton soup ALL BEFORE 9AM. My husband loves sitting at the chinese, having wonton and watching all the people drinking beer ALL BEFORE 9AM!
    SUNNY BLUE – on Main St. Santa Monica…incredible Omisubi and also a great female owner.
    THE ROSE – You’ve probably already been there…ha!


    Wednesday Santa Monica Farmer’s market – starts early – it is the biggest and busiest with lots of locals and chefs.
    Sunday Hollywood Farmer’s market – where all the cool kids go.

    Would you consider an eccentric speaking engagement at the Ebell Women’s club. I am a member and you could do a luncheon there that would be open to everyone. Very cool venue – and one of the oldest, continuously running women’s clubs in the country. The membership is quirky – but to hold a luncheon in the place where Amelia Earhart did her last engagement…I think you’d like that. Trippy!

    Let me know and I could get you set up 1-2-3.

    And enjoy the (rather chilly) but awesomely sunny day!

  • Wow this really hits home! I recently (and FINALLY!) created a “studio” space in my home. It has completely changed my way of working as I can now separate my home-life from my work-life, even though it is all under one roof. The best part is at night I leave the computer and ipad in “the studio” and focus on family time with my husband (and the dogs). It does take a lot of self-discipline but on the days where I can actually work from home, I am now in complete heaven in my own space!

  • Well, who doesn’t want to change a little something.. I for example dream of replacing my job in banking with my own smithy :)

  • Oh, Garance – you speak of exactly what I’ve been craving to do these past several months. Working remotely sounds like it has its ups and downs, but I feel like leaving New York for a few months would be so beneficial to my creativity/work. Ah, sweet clarity! You and Chris should definitely drive up the coast while you’re there (I think of the coast while cramming into the subway ..ha ha..no really). Winter is my favorite time of year to go to Big Sur & Carmel. I just returned from Paso Robles, which is another great town (with amazing views + all of the wine!!!). Enjoy the sunshine!

  • I was in LA Thursday-Sunday, wish I had seen you!! And, yeah, the weather definitely wasn’t as great as years past. XO

  • Jennifer February, 1 2016, 4:18 / Reply

    Garance, how wonderful for you to get a different light, some new inspiration, a new view! It sounds fun and refreshing.
    I can absolutely understand the guilt and missing your team, it’s like family.

    I would love to have a job with flexibility to work from home, with two young boys I want to be near them but also really want to contribute to the workforce, something in my area that just isn’t possible yet.
    This was a great post! Enjoy the West Coast!

  • Ok, Garance, I’m starting to believe that soon you’ll be moving to LA and when/if you do, welcome. Be cautious with choosing Venice as the place to live, for some it tends to loose it’s charm after a few summers.

  • I was a graphic designer in a professional services environment for years and despite the fact that my role was not client-facing, management was really against the notion of me working from home. Even though it was really hard for me to concentrate and be productive there (for a number of reasons I won’t go into for brevity). It sucked. I only wanted to work from home 1-2 days a week, or even a few days a month and they were just so reluctant to set a precedent even though some ppl were already doing so.

  • Welcome back! I missed your book signing in December and I was so bummed. Glad you decided to visit our (usually) sunny city again. I’m a born and raised Angeleno and so maybe a BIT biased, but this city – in all it’s vast incarnations – is pretty darn rad. Enjoy!
    P.S. I’ve been reading you for so long – since you started and were still in Paris – it’s my favorite blog by far! :)

  • Venez chez Mona Moore – mon amour- jeudi de 17-19h pour fêter la collection de vêtement de Cherevichki!
    222 main st
    Ça va être fun! Et beau

  • Ita Darling February, 2 2016, 1:03 / Reply

    Though my industry is not chic or creative (two things I wish it was)- I have carved out a different lifestyle. I work in the offshore oil & gas business… Last year I left my full time office job in Paris to take an assignment that is 28 days of working solid (12 hour days/ 7 days a week!) and 28 days off- e.g. we are “rotators”. My boyfriend has had this schedule for years and it was mostly working for us..When I took my position (in a different country than where he works). we moved to Cape Town (a city where we had travelled to and was a happy compromise between our two nationalities and cultures) and now we still each other every other month- but instead of the onths where only HE is off and I am still commuting to work and doing the 5/2 grid- the months WE are home we have nothing to do but enjoy each other’s company, relax, create, explore and travel. Its an unorthodox lifestyle but its also a gift and something that has provided us with rich opportunity to create new habits, lifestyle and goals in a new part of the world. Keep shaking it up!

  • J’adore, c’est une excellente idée d’aller passer quelques semaines dans une autre ville, je pense !
    Un des avantages majeurs du métier d’écrivain/blogueuse c’est qu’on peut travailler de n’importe où !
    French Girl In DC | http://www.sonushka.com

  • Amazing chance to be working from any part of the world you choose. I hope to get to that point eventually, I love working from my bed, in my pyjamas… I get way more creative than standing at an office…


  • I am a freelancer and have managed to spend my 4th winter in Italy working remotely in North America. Even when at home, nearly all my clients are in another city (this is what gave me the idea to go abroad in the first place). The time difference works beautifully. I work in the morning, and then send a bunch of pdfs which are waiting for my clients in their inboxes as they arrive at work. I can then go out for a few hours and address client concerns later. It it’s a big deadline I work in the evening, but usually I can just answer emails and get back to work the next morning.

    The way we live now.

  • Je t’adore Garance, mais fais juste attention de toujours nous dire la verité, meme si c’est des petites choses…
    Dans l’autre post avant, tu disais que vous alliez à LA parce que tu y avais du boulot, et aussi parce que vous vouliez vous reposer et fuire l’hiver etc…
    Et dans celui là tu dis le contraire, comme quoi vous n’aviez pas de raison professionelle pour aller a LA, autre que deux trois diners, et que la raison principale etait de changer de rythme…
    Don’t sweeten things up just ’cause they sound better, we may lose the trust in you :)

  • De temps en temps, on a envie de repondre aux commentaires d’autres,….particulierement quand il semble que quelque chose n’etait pas bien compris. (Malheureusement, je n’utilise pas de clavier francais et il n’y a pas d’autre facon d’indiquer les accents avec mon set-up, alors, svp excusez-moi pour la manque d’accents.)

    Voici la phrase de la version anglaise:

    “First of all because I had work there, but also and most of all to try to get away from the New York winter for a while, since I have to admit, it totally knocked us out last winter.”

    Et, aujourd’hui:

    We left without any real “professional reasons” other than work meetings and professional dinners.

    Alors, il n’y a pas de probleme. Il est possible d’avoir du travail dans un lieu sans y etre. A vrai dire, le sujet de ce poste est exactement ca. Il n’y a pas de barriere a cause de lieu dans le monde de travail quand on travail pour soi-meme et on a acces aux ordinateurs et l’internet — on peut travailler n’importe-ou – on peut assister au meetings professionels n’importe-ou. Donc, c’etait la choix de Garance de faire son travail (assister aux reunions etc.) lie a Los Angeles pendant son sejour en Californie au lieu de rester a New York pour le faire par Skype.

  • Ah la liberté de pouvoir travailler d’où on veut et surtout dans des endroits comme LA ou New York n’est vraiment pas donnée à tout le monde. Pour ma part, j’ai pas mal bossé en Freelance et parfois c’est dur, il y a effectivement une forme de culpabilité envers les autres qui sont obligés d’être physiquement dans un bureau et envers soi- même parce que lorsque l’on n’a pas à rendre des comptes on se laisse facilement distraire. Donc je pense qu’il faut un mélange des deux, travailler chez soi et avoir des réunions de temps en temps avec une équipe ou un client. Mais sinon je suis convaincue par ce mode de travail et j’aimerais qu’en France les mentalités changent à ce niveau là. Mais je sens qu’on y vient petit à petit et j’ai des projets dans ce sens sur aussi la manière de se créer son activité et ne plus répondre à une forme de travail comme nos parents l’ont fait, très hiérarchisée. Je m’en réjouis car, avec la crise, moins de postes sont disponibles et donc on se retrouve à imaginer son poste et son activité et à espérer en vivre. Je crois que c’est aussi ça l’avenir, pouvoir choisir de ce que l’on a envie de faire vraiment et pouvoir vivre de sa passion et travailler différemment.

  • Love this idea! I just saw that both you and Marie Forleo (who’s also escaping the NYC winter blues!) were at The Butcher’s Daughter on the same day! That’s like 20% of the guest list for my ‘dream dinner party’!

    Enjoy the sunshine!!!

    Vari x

  • Je suis exactement dans le même mood. Je viens de quitter mon job en tant que salariée et je me lance en indépendante. Mon bureau est donc devenu le Starbucks et j’adore ça! Comme quoi il n’est parfois pas utile de partir très loin de chez soi.

  • Nini piccola February, 3 2016, 11:32 / Reply

    Garance, you should watch the film Lost in America… Hilarious! Directed by Albert Brooks, 1985

  • I’ve managed to work from home three days a week for 10 years. It means I take morning walks in the park, walk the dogs and cook from scratch, cause like it or not, a lot of office time is spent talking and socializing, which is nice, but still..

  • I am glad to read you, hopefully a more relaxed you. The crazy rythm of major towns can’t drive us away from who we are really fast, I think it is important to deconnect with it and reconnect with yourself.

  • Great idea… wish i could work from a distance too.
    One of the Cyclades island (Greece) would do for me lol :)


  • I have been working long distance for approx. 6 years. I own a small online business based out of New York. For the first years, I was sharing my time between DC and NY, then Paris (France) and NY and now India and Mexico. The time difference can be challenging but my unique position allows me to be quite flexible with work.
    It took me a few years to be able to do this and I love everything about it. I realize that this is not for everyone but it works for me.

  • I think about working differently all the time. I used to do school and work full-time, but right now I’m just in school. It’s this thought that lead me to make that decision and guides me in every other aspect. It’s why I read blogs and admire the bloggers that do things a bit differently, paving their own way…so, basically, thanks for doing what you do and sharing it with us =]

  • I like this post very much. Because it is very inspiring and full with free thinking. This type of work also makes you a world citizen, you can live whereever you want, you can love someone in somewhere. This idea makes you feel free and your mind starts to open and you will be more and more creative. Best for you Garance.

  • J’y pense parfois, partir ailleurs, partir quelques jours à la campagne par exemple pour écrire me donnerait une autre énergie, un autre style aussi je pense dans ma manière d’aborder les choses et même ma manière d’écrire, ma manière d’organiser mes journées… m’immerger dans un autre espace temps et un autre état d’esprit…
    Cette énergie typiquement californienne, depuis le temps que j’en entends parler, j’aimerais découvrir ça un jour…

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This or That / Blush vs. Bronzer

This or That: The Beanie

This or That: The Beanie

This or That: Nails

This or That: Nails

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This or That

This Or That

This Or That

Silja Danielsen Photo

This Or That: Low Knot or Top Knot