Quite Continental Charm School: Day 13 — Know Thyself

13/02/2012 § 5 Comments

The Quite Continental Charm School
A modern guide to creating a charmed life
Actress Olivia De Havilland, 1942. Taken by Bob Landry for Life Magazine.

Editor’s Note: I’m very pleased to introduce our next guest speaker!  Kate Arends is an amazing artist and graphic designer I initially came to know through her blog wit + delight, but I quickly discovered the full scope of her excellent eye and creativity through her Tumblr, her Pinterest, her Instagram, and her charming personality through her Twitter account.  I’m confident they invent new sharing platforms on the interwebs just so Kate has new mediums to dominate.

My favorite remains her blog, where she is at her most charming and wickedly funny and discusses everything from how her weekend went, to what she’s listening to, to how she’d like to redecorate her apartment…or her hair.  It’s all very genuine and deliberate and lovable.  And her obvious skills as a graphic designer and her aesthetic that balances the best of vintage and modern?  Well that’s just icing on the cake.  If you are not yet familiar with Kate or wit + delight, it is my pleasure to introduce you.

Without any further ado, Kate’s tip for a charmed life.


Day 13: Know Thyself
The key to living a little more fabulously is knowing who you are and what you like. I’m not talking about the huge things that define our lives- like what do you want to do for a living, just the small stuff. What’s your favorite dish to cook for friends? Perfect it. What’s your signature drink? Call it. What’s your go-to uniform for that second date? Rock it like nobody else.

Everyone has a uniqueness that makes them different from anyone else on this earth. I think that’s where true beauty lives, in the uniqueness of YOU. I couldn’t think of better way to live a classy and fabulous life!

So! Here’s who I am: I’m a letter writer, lingerie lover, red lipstick fanatic, inquirer of the extraordinary, with an extra large side of geek.

What about you?

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite // Gold Calligraphy Pen // Coin Purse // Liquid Eyeliner  // Glasses // Bra  // Red Lipstick // Custom Stationary

by Kate Arends, of wit + delight


The Quite Continental Charm School
A modern guide to creating a charmed life

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