Consumption, Ethical Choices

Ikea and the Ethics of Consumption

What's a girl to do? Today on, "Buy Nothing or Buy Better" aka my constant struggle, I'm trying to figure out what it means to buy some stuff from Ikea and whether or not it's ethically sound. After a bit of digging and quite a few puff pieces from the "2016 highlights" section of Ikea's… Continue reading Ikea and the Ethics of Consumption

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Habits, Life in Paris

Deep Cleaning Days

It's been almost 3 weeks since I've woken up next to E, and I'm taking my feelings out on our kitchen! I understand the busy season; my academic work, my visa work, and E's events all combine into a perfect storm. We've barely seen each other these last three weeks, and it will be another… Continue reading Deep Cleaning Days

Challenges, Consumption

Of Dryer Buttons and Eyebrow Pencil :

I had quite the Monday when it came to things breaking on me! A few weeks ago, back in the first weekend of May, I went to the large Auchan near my neighbourhood to replace my eyebrow gel. I still use the brand 'essence' because the organic alternatives I've tried to find in Paris all… Continue reading Of Dryer Buttons and Eyebrow Pencil :

Reflection, Relationships

Overwatering : A Metaphor

My plants have finally stopped dying. This seems to run in my family; a group of gifted outdoor gardeners (my mother has been working toward a Master Gardener qualification), who can't keep anything alive once it comes indoors. The notorious exception is a cactus that has been in the family for two decades. I love… Continue reading Overwatering : A Metaphor