Of Course I Have a Better German Holiday Photo Than That...

    gotta love the christmas markets!!
    here's hoping Santa has been treating you right!


Excuse Me, There is a Man in My Drink...

    Oh, Filo-sofers! 
    I have been so busy lately!
    I know that is no excuse for neglecting the blog and all of you, 
    but please please bare with me for another week or two 
    as I have a lot of big and exciting things to share with you that
    hopefully will make up for/justify my silence lately.

    In the meantime,
    here is a picture of a nice man that guarded my mojito in Istanbul.


Birthday Bubbles...

    I can think of few things better than visiting Tom├ís Saraceno's Cloud Cities
    on your birthday.

    Part ecological bounce house and part gravity defying mind bender,
    this show really makes you rethink the components connected to perception
    and experience of space.




Because Every Bag Should Have Food In It...

    Sorry for the delay, my dear Filo-sofers!
    I must have just gotten distracted staring at this restaurant with great hunger.
    I'll get back to work now, promise!


I Know Technology is Supposed to Make Life Better But...

   when you lose your phone and your computer is broken
   and you're at the airport
   and you need to find a way to tell someone
   that your flight has been rerouted...
   well in that situation, I'm not buying it.

    Say what?!


Looking Good and Tasting Even Better, Istanbul!

    My sincerest apologies for not updating sooner 
    but a series of computer and internet troubles 
    left me almost entirely technologically crippled. 
    So thanks for being patient

    Now let's get back to Turkey shall we? 
    (all of these things, both architectural and edible, are as good as they look)


Your Filo-sofical Friday Pump Up

    One of my dearest friends asked us to make her a list
    of ways she could start living life in a more interesting way.
    She found this list so motivating that she encouraged us
    to pass it along to you.

    So without further ado,
    Filosofia would like to present our partially illustrated
     41 tips for re-inspiring daily life.

    1. Start a penpal collective.

    2. Cook one new thing a week.

    3. Learn to sew.

    4. Get into color.

    5. Read more.

    6. Go to a poetry slam.

    7. Eat more cake.

    8. Eat more cake that you've made.

    9. Start a bakery collective.

    10. Take a dance class.

    11. Do more yoga.

    12. Be nice to people (and animals).

    13. Donate to charities that you like.

    14. Window shop.

    15. Donate some extra free time to a cause you believe in.

    16. Paint your nails.

    17. Learn to play chess.

    18.  Redo a part of your house (if there is something you want to improve).

    19. Take up gardening.

    20. Take piano lessons.

    21. Get a record player.

    22. Wear more hats.

    23. Use your Saturday mornings to practice your foreign language skills.

    24.  Do more headstands (if you can't do a headstand, then learn how).

    25.  Do more cartwheels (same rules as #24).

    26. Join a collective (book, gardening, whatever).

    27. Grow your own herbs.

    28. Pickle things.

    29. Make jam.

    30. Smile more.

    31. Pay attention to your surroundings.

    32. Make sure everything in your space is only there because
          you love it and want it there.

    33. Read at least one chapter of a book you love per day.

    34. Buy colorful pens.

    35. Learn to wink / wink more.

    36. Perfect your handshake.

    37. Make origami.

    38. Knit.

    39. Crochet.

    40. Make your own hats.

    41. Wear flowers in your hair.