The “Bonne Journée” Operation !

I am a huge fan of flashmobs and other creative ideas to make people smile in the streets. This is why, last year, I decided to launch the “Bonne Journée” Operation. The idea is quite simple : little “have a lovely day” tags scattered in the streets of the world to make people’s day.

I put a lot of tags myself, in my hometown, in Paris, in Bordeaux and in Australia. I also asked the French bloggers and my friends to do the same. As a result : the “Bonne Journée” Operation took place all over France, but also in NYC, Cleveland, Atlanta, Australia, French Polynesia, the Reunion Island and many more !

Do you want to join the project ? Please, do !

All you have to do it create your own tags, or use mine and start the invasion !

Don’t forget to send me a picture !

All the pictures of the “Bonne Journée” operation are on this tumblr.

So, who’s in ?


How to be happy everyday !

You will soon discover that I entirely dedicate my life  to the following credo :

– You only live once so you’d better spend your life doing what you love –

The idea hit me once when I read this poster of the holstee manifesto. From that moment, my life changed completely. I realised that I was unhappy with some aspects of my life and not enjoying how I lived it. I changed my orientation. I left my accounting studies for more creative subjects and the most important : I started doing more of the things I love.

I did great internships in magazines and creative start-ups, I dedicated more time to my blogging, crafting, people I love and I ran a lot of cool projects. To sum up : I started enjoying life doing what I love. And I think you should do too.

Life is too short to wake up everyday unhappy of doing something you hate for a living. Do what you love and do it often. Work hard but only to follow your dreams. And remember that your dreams don’t have to be big. You can do a lot of the little things you love all day and make your little dreams come true as well. Moreover, it will help you wait for the bigger ones.

If you want to have a great tip to be happy everyday doing something you love, read this.

And you, what is your credo ?

Want some French inspiration ?

Hello world !

I am really happy to start this new adventure with this brand new English blog. My name is Anouk, I am French and I live in the beautiful city of Paris. 7 months ago, I left my hometown to live and study in Melbourne, Australia. I am used to travelling around the globe, but it is only in Australia that I discovered how people were passionate about the French culture.

I already have a French blog called Sunshine of Mine, but I have always been a bit sad when my international friends asked for it and realised they could not understand a thing since they could not read French. So instead of translating each of the 250 posts of my blog, I decided to enter the English blogosphere in order to give you guys some French inspiration.

In this blog, you will find a lot of inspiration made in France, all the secrets about the French lifestyle, some creative ideas and heaps of tips to live a life full of happiness.

After all, what is happiness without French desserts ?

Discover more about me here.