10 things that made me happy: 10│2016

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In October, I managed to sneak in a quick trip to Athens and it was the BEST DECISION EVER. There were some much needed sun-filled days spent with good friends, a bit of alcohol and the best sushi in the city (we’re talking Tokyo-level quality here). In other news, this has been a month of minimalism. I’ve been eating through my pantry, so that my stash doesn’t go bad and it’s been such a creative process. Now I’m left with only very few things that I have to eat up in November and after that I’ll be able to start fresh. I don’t plan to accumulate that much food again and it feels so good to just have what I want to eat. I also cleaned up my closet, did a bit of spendy shopping and now I’m at a very happy place with the clothes I own. Lastly, I’m working my way through my beauty stash, using up things before I buy anything new. I’ll be on a self imposed no-buy at least until I use up most of the things in my collection. Here’s what made me happy this month…

– Drink spritz in the sun

– Colder weather that requires some layering

– Eat at Sushimou and get drinks (well spritz again at By the glass)

– A dog watching a dog watching the ducks swimming in the river

– Spontaneous walks with my best friend in Athens

– Spicy sweet potato fries (my current favourite comfort food)

– Detailed work timetables

– The soundtrack of Amelie (the best music to study with, even after all these years)

Cashmere sweaters and leather jackets

– How chocolate can fix a bad day

I hope November is just as good. It’s already getting dark so early and the weather forecast predicts some subzero temperatures for later this week. I can’t wait for some snow and to read the stack of books that I keep on my side table while drinking hot chocolate. How was your month?