I doubt it's your style not to get what you set out to acquire

what a week! went seriously mia, because real life is so incredibly good to me right now. chilled weekend. glorious sunday - champagne+strawberries, lunch at dim t (veggie spring rolls, grilled gyoza, chicken yakitori and shanghai lemon chicken - all scrumptious), chocolate and vanilla icecream from a van consumed while sitting on the grass with a view of the tower of london.

then the week began - turned into a little workaholic in the meantime, but I'm loving every second of it. and here we are - another weekend!

anyway, I've been tagged by georgiana - go check out her blog now - it's so beautiful.

+ thank you all for the sweetest comments - you make my day!

what is your current obsession?

double espresso without sugar (it's my afternoon poison), new season of weeds (beyond amazing), post-its, workwear, belvoir elderflower pressé, my job, this song, london, coco mademoiselle (I'm thinking of switching my signature scent, givenchy ange ou demon seems too much for summer), hugh laurie

what are you wearing today?

fitted lbd, black silk cardigan, black snake skin heels, matthew williamson triple pendant necklace (couldn't resist the sale on net-a-porter...)

what's for dinner?

um... espresso I had at work?... left late and I'm not really hungry

what would you eat for your last meal?

a feast of traditional Polish meals. sorry - they're all hard to explain ;) let me just tell you there'd be a lot of meat involved. I'd finish it off with my grandma's cheesecake. this one's also hard to explain - I've never came across this cake anywhere apart from my home. I'll post a picture sometime - it's most probably gonna be waiting for me when I come home in august.

what's the last thing you bought?

double espresso and belvoir organic hand-made lemonade. oh, and a corkscrew.

what are you listening to right now?

jonathan ross (matthew fox is tonight on the show! yumm...). this one. then - friends, s06e04. that show is always on in the background, I know all the lines by heart and when one of them pops into my head in the middle of the day, I just burst into laughter. it happened today at work, so I had to watch the episode it comes from ;)

what do you think of the person who tagged you?

her blog is simply amazing and I love how many things we've got in common

if you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

now I could really use a spacious apartment in london in my beloved south ken

if you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

home. to my precious house in the countryside. smell the summer in the night air while standing on my balcony, gazing at the starry sky. cuddle with my dog. hold my cat's head while he's sleeping on my lap. gossip with my mom while we're both crushing on gordon (ramsay!). make stupid jokes with dad. wake up late, eat breakfast on the sunny terrace. wonder what to do with the rest of the day. ok, dream over, we're still in london! :)

which language do you want to learn?


what's your favourite quote (for now)?
"well... who wouldn't?" (sorry, it's sort of an inside joke just for me)

what is your favourite colour?

all shades of pink and forest green

what is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?

off the top of my head - the dress I wore today

what is your dream job?

football journalist (see the tag a couple posts below for explanation)

describe your personal style?

confident, feminine and clean.

what is your favourite tree?

birch. blossoming apple trees.

what are you going to do after this?

take a shower. watch some house. catch up on sleep after an intense week.

what is your favourite fruit?


what inspires you?

films. images in my head. starry skies. dreams. smell of air.

your favourite books?

kitchen by yoshimoto banana. all by gabriel garcia marquez and john irving. fancy coffee table books. pokalanie by piotr czerwiński.

what are you currently reading?

sort of a guide to undiscovered rural retreats in Poland, it can be loosely translated as "off the beaten track".

what song would you like played at your funeral?

I actually thought about it a lot some time ago and I don't remember what I came up with. possibly it was "my way", but it's so cliché...

what delighted you the most today?

friday. parcel from home. smiles from strangers on the street. being recognized for my work. good chat with friends at work. beautiful sky just before it started to rain. good hair day. hillarious episodes of house. sorry, I'm just so easy to please! um, that sounded better in my head ;)

by what criteria do you judge a person?

by their sense of humour. and looks, at first.

are you artistic or crafty ? how does your passion show up in your life?

I draw a lot, with pencils and charcoal and love making collages, usually based around one colour. + scrapbooking, obviously.

with which historical figure do you most identify and why?

tough one! there are many that I admire, but don't necessarily identify with them. for now I'll say cleopatra, but I'm so beat - let me get back to you on this one.

I know I'm supposed to tag somebody, but I'm lazy and tired, so if anyone's up for some procrastinating - consider yourself tagged.

now for the pictures... a tad more autumn than summer, but let's mix it up a little over here.

igor termenon

+ shall we make it a permanent feature? because london I just love you so


these are our main stories this morning

finished with my exams and first year of uni, time to enjoy myself!
life goes easy on me right now, it's like the tide has turned, or whatever ;) I love my job, meeting great people, getting a taste of the lifestyle I've always wanted to lead. I feel like such a grown-up...

and I know you'll love these summery polaroids:

+ London? I love you.