Herizen Guardiola, or herizen_fawn, is my absolute favorite on Instagram. You know how you follow some accounts and you send a little heart every now and then, and you keep them in your feed but in a jealous or frustrating or even bored kind of way? This is not one of those…this is a pure, beautiful and inspiring account. It’s close to magical. One of few accounts I truly enjoy, with its 1970’s kind of blurry summer vibe feel to it.
Herizen Guardiola is the star of Netflix show “The Get Down“, which I also enjoy.
Some Herizen inspired items I put together;
I’m on my second round of watching Flaked 😉 A dreamy yet realistic show, set in Venice Beach where the sun is always shining and the coffee looking more tempting than ever. It’s the light, the people, the setting in general that satisfies my daily need of ‘feel good‘.
Just a quick tip if you’re running out of ideas!
Last Sunday I watched the Netflix documentary about Iris Apfel – I watched it twice, back to back. I’ve seen her before though, Instagram accounts, MAC promo etc. The documentary was liberating, I think that’s the most accurate way to explain it. It gave me a feeling of possibilities, or simply a feeling of perspective. I often feel stressed over age, over style, over personality and things that all of us go through, and seeing Iris at the age of 93 (!) relaxed me. I looked at her as a woman and a person, not putting her in any specific age-category. That’s what I want to be and feel. A personality, character, but ageless. For that reason I was a bit annoyed with the people who met Iris for interviews and other events throughout the documentary because they had a tendency to speak to her the way you speak to a child or someone very old – fair enough, youth may not be on her side, but intelligence did not fade in her case, neither did hearing, so.. you get my point.
Her style, what can I say? 😉 I think playful is a word that comes to mind. Other words to describe her? Color, creativity, bold, statement. I truly admire her way of thinking and going about life, why limit yourself in so many ways like we tend to do? I like Iris, she’s kinda cool!
Not to mention her to-die-for flat!
So yesterday we had a Netflix and wine kind of evening, and a little too late my driving instructor texted me asking if I could do an extra lesson today, as I really need the final ‘touches’ before doing the test…I said yes and now I kind of wish I didn’t. Not because of the wine but it’s Friday and I had some other plans as well. It’s funny how the mind works tho…I really really want to get this whole thing over and done with, it’s been like a year of practising on and off (my instructor has days where he just don’t ‘go to work‘, which means I sometimes have weeks of not driving) but as much as I want it, every lesson is accompanied with a dose of anxiety.
On another note, today I’m applying for a course in interior & design. Will keep you posted, I’m sure it’ll be fun, I always wanted to do something ‘real’ with my creativity, but never really found the right thing. Malta is sometimes a little limited, so fingers crossed about this one!
My morning detox juice, doesn’t it look so tempting! Love it – carrot, apples and lots of ginger!