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{November 11, 2016}   How to Bookstagram: Taking Photos

Bibliophile Gathering

IMG_4916Everything in these posts are just my opinions and I’m obviously not saying my way is the right way/only way. You don’t have to agree with me and you don’t have to follow my advice. 

Part one in the How to Bookstagram series 

I briefly touched on taking photos in part one of this series but I wanted to go more a little more in depth on the subject. The most common question I get on social media is how I take my book pictures and I think it’s the most intimidating part of starting a book account on Instagram. But it’s actually not as difficult or complicated as one might think.

What to take your photos with

Despite what a lot of people think, you don’t need a fancy, expensive camera to take really great photos. I know a lot of people with beautiful accounts that use their phone camera to take their photos…

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{November 4, 2016}   An Otherworldly Shortcut

The Alembicated Genie

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–  a fragrant Halloween tale inspired by the Clarimonde and Devilscent Projects

If not for the extra bottle of wine he drank at his mother’s birthday party, he would have done the sensible thing like a sensible man and called for a cab to take him home that night.

Yet somewhere between the family reunion with his nieces and nephews to fuss over, the bottles of Barolo throughout dinner, his brothers to argue with over the port with dessert, and his mother’s beaming, happy face across the length of the dining table, it seemed like a good idea.

A simple stroll along a familiar path through the beech woods, a shortcut to his downtown apartment that would get him home in an hour, and a chance to clear the wine and the evening from his head, his mind and the sense that he was the black sheep of the family…

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Chemist in the Bottle

There are many reasons and motifs why people decide to venture into a creative field of perfumery. Some are inspired by contemporary art or by ancient history. Some find inspiration among amazing pieces of photography while others find their muse among movies. Inspiration can hide in time, in places, in pictures and in words. Pissara Umavijanihas found her inspiration in her deep love towards her family, especially towards her father Montri and in his poetry. I was truly moved when 6 months ago Pissara emailed me to tell that she’s been following my blog for a long time and thanks to it & many other blogs and websites she’s been reading, she finally found a courage to chase her dream and establish own perfume brand. Parfums Dusita had its debut earlier this year with 3 fragrances and during Pitti Fragranze this September attendees could preview two new perfumes which will…

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There are many reasons and motifs why people decide to venture into a creative field of perfumery. Some are inspired by contemporary art or by ancient history. Some find inspiration among amazing p…

Source: Poetic embrace, Dusita La Douceur de Siam



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