My afternoon with my 3 favorites: outdoors, coffee, and Harry Potter

Photo by François Halard
It’s the antithesis of his other homes. Villa Mabrouka in Tangier, Morocco, which the iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent shared with his partner, Pierre Bergé, is the visual incarnation of a breath of fresh air. No collections of priceless paintings, museum-class Asian antiquities, Renaissance bronzes or walls clad in hand-carved wood paneling here. For almost a decade, until Saint Laurent’s death at 71 in 2008, his preference for artfully layered spaces heaped with beautiful rarities gave way to rooms of spare sophistication. The Villa Mabrouka (mabrouka is “luck” in Arabic) is by far his most surprising refuge and an object lesson in the power of paring back.
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Have a nice weekend everyone 🐰

Bookworm Cafe in Beijing by:* tathei *

September Book Haul on The Book Castle

Bookworms by Esteban Cavrico on Flickr.

Fleur, look! A book pillow. Get it. bookpillows.

Day 25: This Gives Me Feels
“For me there was-is-nothing better than walking on the beach late at night. It feels like you could walk forever, like the whole night is yours and so is the ocean. When you walk on the beach at night, you can say things you can’t say in real life. In the dark you can feel really close to a person. You can say whatever you want.”

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