Monday Moments, for the dreamer

Take a peek into my week with Instagram! Living literary chic, x.

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How to boost your confidence in 10 steps for writers

Embrace your inner artist and develop writer’s self esteem! It’s an important part of being a confident creative!writing tips
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8 Magic moments on the island, mermaids aside

Ok, so maybe I wasn’t able to get the mermaids on camera…but I did manage to capture some charmed moments anyway! Koh Lipe is a tiny hidden island in the cornflower blue depths of the Andaman sea…

Koh Lipe

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How to pick a coffee table book that inspires

A coffee table book is so much more than decorative. It can be a gorgeous, ready to be pondered over window into your dreams, an escape, a conversation starter. Whats the magic formula to finding the perfect one for you?

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The King & the Bird, or the first time you held me in Paris

Paris

The apartment was blue, and it wasn’t cold. Moving pictures, paper princesses flashed across the screen, and I watched from behind your tousled brown hair, as the strands tickled the tip of my nose.

I was in a typical Parisian apartment, and by that I mean it was filled with unanswered questions, unexplored corners, cigarette smoke and no pressing need to change any of that. Continue reading “The King & the Bird, or the first time you held me in Paris”

The warmth of writers & the magic of encouragement

Pleats and KeatsStarting out with your blog can be scary. Who’s going to read it? Why is my voice special? Writers ask themselves these questions all the time, and that’s normal. 

Putting yourself out there requires courage, and that’s a beautiful & strong part of your writer’s soul. Keep writing, darling. Your dreams are just around the corner. This is my love letter to other writers, and to those who give us courage when we don’t see the beauty written between our own lines. Continue reading “The warmth of writers & the magic of encouragement”

How Paris makes you late to your Eiffel Tower rendezvous

Late in Paris
Photography by White Cabana

“Will you meet me at La Tour Eiffel? Tonight?” I heard the sounds of a café in the background over the phone. Glasses clinking, French girls laughing- discussing their plans for ce soir, & the love notes of Parisian street music suggested he was already in the heart of the city.

And of course I was late…. Continue reading “How Paris makes you late to your Eiffel Tower rendezvous”

About Pleats and Keats

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Gorgeous illustration courtesy of the super chic and talented Inslee By Design

This blog is about finding the inspiration to live life with every instant brimming with emotion. 

Literary darlings. Lovers of Chanel, short stories, Paris, and exploring…won’t you come get inspired with me?

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My heart beats faster on Le Métro, ligne 12

Paris Metro
Station: Marx Dormoy, mon amour.

Le Métro de Paris connects the city. Step in, step out. Go ahead and jump the turnstile if you dare. Run away from les contrôleurs, don’t look back. Unless you have somebody waiting, running behind you. Then always look back.

As it turns out, the person I ended up staying with gave me the keys to all of Paris…
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About me, your way

aboutmeThanks for the feedback calling for an About page! What do you guys want to see?


It’s still new to me that you lovely readers are interested in my stories, my voice, just little ol’ moi. Likewise, I want to know what you want to know. Boring professional tidbits? My favorite perfume? Literary quips? Let me know, I’ll be waiting. XO. Continue reading “About me, your way”