Monday, February 03, 2014

tranquility du jour #304: joy of perfume

Welcome to the 304th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today's show features J.T. Siems on the Joy of Perfume.



Workshops + Retreats: Join moi for a tranquilologie experience. Immerse yourself in the study of tranquility with scents of lavender, lots of love, and dollops of sparkles thrown in. Below are a few options to whet your palate.
Tranquil Space Lifestyle E-course

2014
* Writing Lab at Tranquil Space in DC February 7 and May 16
* 4-week Tranquility Project E-course launches March 5

* Spring Tranquilosophy Seasonal Podcast March 24
* Art Journaling Playshop at Tranquil Space in DC March 29

Art + Yoga in West Virgina April 25-27
* Yoga + Writing at Tranquil Space in DC May 9
* Art + Asana in Costa Rica with Mary Catherine Starr May 24-31
* Mindfulness: Tranquility Within at Tranquil Space in DC June 22
* Tranquility Summer Camp in West Virginia August 29-September 1
* Hip Hips + Living Your Yoga at Barefoot Yoga + Wellness in Mechanicsburg, PA October 18
* Mindfulness: Tranquility Within at Luna Yoga in Montreal September 20
* Art + Yoga in West Virginia November 7-9


Recent Releases:
Tranquilologie: A DIY Guide to Everyday Tranquility: A hardcover 200-page full-color artsy limited edition book to serve up even more inspiration. Only 20 copies remain.

This do-it-yourself field guide takes you from January through December with doses of inspiration covering eight topics–mindfulness, self-care, nesting, do-gooding, work, style, creativity, dreams–in a nouveau way each month. Browse now.

Also, available in PDF format for your e-reader.

“This delightful guide is the recipe book for your best year ever, repeatable annually to give you a just about perfect life. It’s a treat to read and a glorious adventure to put into practice.”–Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life

“Kimberly Wilson is like a seriously stylish good fairy who not only encourages you to live your best life but more importantly shows you how. Her enthusiasm for all facets of self-care is utterly infectious and every page of this book holds beautifully simple ideas every woman can incorporate into her daily life. I’m already planning my next Bed Day!” –Susannah Conway, author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart


Tranquility du Jour Daybook: Seeking a colorful, inspiring, art-filled planner focused on staying in touch with your week's most important tasks and your life's most important dreams? 

This larger hardcover beauty has double wire metal spiral binding plus journal prompts, checklists on aligned pages, 20 inspiration pages for your creative efforts, dates and data to remember spreads, a mindfulness practice log, and more. Ooh la la, it’s a pink planner, lifestyle organizer, and wellness guide all in one. Browse now

Also, available in PDF form for printing and binding DIY style.


Featured Tranquilista: J.T. Siems is a perfumer, writer, English teacher, and drinker of tea. After visiting the Palace of Versailles and reading one too many historical fictions, she formed the idea for what would become Sweet Tea Apothecary. Drawing inspiration from historical and literary heroes, her apothecary crafts whimsical scents in tribute to the dreamers who have made their mark on history. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, baby, and two rambunctious cats.

Savvy Sources:
Website: Sweetteaapothecary.com
Twitter: Passtheteapot
Facebook: Sweet Tea Apothecary
Mandy Aftel - Essence and Alchemy
Perfume Kits from Brambleberry
Tutorials: floral water, solid perfume, spray perfume, & perfume oil
Historical fictions I like: Anything by Alison Weir particularly: The Lady Elizabeth, Innocent Traitor, & A Dangerous Inheritance
Hillary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies & Wolf Hall
Juliet Grey - Marie Antoinette Trilogy
Alternative Histories (more Steampunk)
Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century Series - Boneshaker, Ganymede, Dreadnought
Gail Carriger - Soulless Series
Seasonal online book club pick: Real Happiness at Work
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