Ines of All I Am – A Redhead surely is one of the most generous and friendly inhabitants of Perfumeland. She is kind and attentive and her care packages leaving her hometown Zagreb to all kinds of destinations worldwide are testament to that. She always sends exactly what you always wanted to try and my kids love her because she shamelessly bribes them with chocolate. But she really needn’t do that, because we love her with or without chocolate and perfume – Ines is a rare treasure.
Let’s welcome her to this week’s installment of People in Perfumeland:
A good day starts with... enough sleep and strong coffee.
I’d never leave the house without… a packet of tissues.
I always feel good when… I can end my day curled up with a book and a glass of wine.
My favorite thing in the world is… life. The fact that I got to live.
The next thing I want to buy is… a tablet. It would be the most practical thing for blogging.
The place I always come back to is… the Croatian seaside. It doesn’t matter where, this is the place to re-charge and be happy.
My personal style is… very, very casual. Aquarian.
My favorite perfume… well, if I really have to say one – Shalimar.
When I travel I always take… my phone which doubles as camera.
To relax I need… time on my own, alone.
When I have a bad day… I re-read Harry Potter with more than one glass of wine.
I find my inspiration… in life. Everywhere. Generally when I’m able to be alone with my thoughts.
Something I would never want to miss… is friends. And travels. I neither spend enough time with friends, nor traveling but I’m trying to change that little by little.
My last mistake was… thinking I knew how to be economical.
In my fridge there is always… Cheese, eggs and prosciutto. Seems I like proteins…
On my nightstand I keep… Books! Hand cream and lip balm as well.
The perfect weekend starts with… sleep-in, sun and coffee.
My role model is… I don’t have a particular person, anyone who approaches life with an open mind and childlike curiosity and imagination. I guess that might mean I think of children as role-models. I just discovered this while answering the question.
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this is…
This is a difficult one. I really had problems coming up with a question here. So, I decided on: Why did you start blogging?
When I look back on my life, it seems ever since I learned to write I started writing for myself. Being an introverted person, it was in diary form and letters to friends. I actually miss writing letters, now I think of it.
At some point, diary stopped making sense as I wanted to share my thoughts with the world on two subjects I enjoyed the most. One was books, which I loved with all my heart ever since learning how to read, the other was my then newly discovered passion for perfumes. My blog is like a public diary of my thoughts on these two subjects (usually) and it’s rather obvious it’s written from a very personal perspective – I just can’t write in any other way.
One thing I really envy in Ines’s life is that she can and does read to her heart’s content. I used to read just as voraciously, and I look back to that time very, very fondly. (But it’ll get better every year, I’m back to reading daily again, yay!)
I’m glad Ines let us peek into her life a bit. She strikes me as somebody who is incredibly strong and sensitive at the same time. The best of combinations.
Oh, and that leather jacket…. I love it!