Have you tried growing these shade-tolerant herbs in your apartment?

Chive butter with buttermilk biscuits, ribbons of tarragon with egg salad, iced tea with crisp mint. There are quite a great number of reasons to love herbs. Unfortunately, as a city inhabitant living in a Brooklyn condo without brilliant sun, I generally assumed that I wouldn’t have the capacity to grow some of my own.

Turns out, I have been trying to grow the wrong herbs all along. While it is a known fact that herbs such as sage, rosemary, thyme and lavender require a considerable measure of daylight to flourish, a large number of culinary herbs can flourish in a shadier spot.

Soft, leafy herbs such as lemon balm, oregano, tarragon, cilantro, mint, parsley and chives can fare okay in marginally shadier spots (however look out for dill and basil which are soft-leaved, yet require full sun).

In the event that you have a little window sill (or an emergency exit), consider setting up a couple of these herbs in pots to enjoy all through summer and spring.

If it also happens that you don’t have enough space outdoor but you get a lot of daylight inside, a significant number of these will even do fine in a radiant windowsill or on a splendid kitchen ledge.

Where do you Hide Your Potting Soil in Plain Sight in a Tiny Apartment?

I made a stop at my neighborhood plant shop and picked four diverse natural herbs to put in my planter and they are tarragon, chives, hydroponic nutrients, oregano and parsley.

I likewise purchased a thin, three-inch wide teak grower with great seepage. Are you a fan of wooden boxes? Then you shouldn’t have a problem picking a lovely one.

You can utilize little rocks in the base of a planter to keep the dirt from compacting and blocking the little holes made for drainage.

A great deal of the more sun-cherishing herbs are especially touchy to excessively damp roots, yet if you opt for herbs that thrive well in little sunlight, you won’t need to stress yourself up over keeping the soil sandy. If your planter will be kept inside the house, consider purchasing a little plate to put underneath it to get water as it drops).

Since I’m quite positive I will spend the mid-year drinking lots of mint juleps, I purchased a mint plant as well.

Mint is a herb that truly flourishes in shadier greenery enclosures. Actually, it occasionally flourishes too well. I didn’t need my mint to assume control over my minor window box, so I got a Ben Wolff pot in black and pruned it there.

When it came to putting whatever is left of my herbs in a pot, I cleared out around two inches between each plant to be sure they have all the required space so they don’t choke each other.

My condo windowsill just gets a few hours of direct daylight every day and fortunately, it is quite enough to keep the herbs going, but you can try viparspectra 450w for grow indoor.

Full revelation: I stuck a basil out there about a month ago and shockingly, it was doing quite okay too. If you happen to be someone just like myself who can’t go an entire day in the summer without having caprese salads, then you should give it a go— but don’t be sad if they do not make it.

Herbs are intended to be eaten, so harvest them regularly. If you are having difficulties clipping them, then purchase a lovely pair of scissors to help with the undertaking.

The Broken Arm.

Partner in crime

They are two of my favorite things: eating things I shouldn’t (like the most heavenly cheesecake ever) and feel guilty about it afterwards, and buying things I shouldn’t (like the insanely cool designed PB0110 bags or a fab Jacquemus skirt) and feel guilty about it afterwards. Because I can’t possibly bare to go through a guilt trip alone, I must make you my partner in crime and drag you down with me into the abyss. One filled with stylish, fat and blissfully happy people though, so why the hell not?

Fashion paradise

If you find yourself in Paris on any day of the week except Sunday (they are closed, what the h*ll?!), get your hipster ass over to The Broken Arm. A fashion paradise filed with cool brands, inspiring magazines, run by painfully hip people. Don’t be scared though, they are super friendly. Can’t make up your mind on what fashion gem to add to your collection? Hop over to their coffee shop for the best cheesecake in Paris. You will be sitting amongst the hipsters and rich kids, so there is plenty to look at.

Cheesecake and coffee

On a side note, the designer bag density in Paris is literally insane, you can also have a lot of fun counting Adidas Stan Smiths while sitting on a terrace, did that last weekend under the influence of rosé. I think it’s time to move on to another hype, really…

Back to cheesecake and coffee, plus tea and anything else they serve there: it’s good. Mouthwateringly so. So when do we meet up there?

The Broken Arm
12 Rue Perrée
75003 Paris

Do you want more cool places to visit in Paris? I’m collecting all my favorites here.

Blogger Closet January

Every month TheSLCTD blogger closet offers you a new curated shopping experience with the very best fashion pieces found on the internet. We scroll endlessly through all the best online shops so you don’t have to. Shopping is easy, just click the piece you love most and you will be directed towards the online destination at which you can place your order.

So even though it is only January and the freezing cold has us paralyzed every time we step outside, you do need to be thinking about open shoes like these. They are selling out now. So if you want the perfect Laurence Dacade sandal or de platform flats from Calvin Klein or Steve Madden, you need to act now. And trust me, you will want to have them when Spring finally blossoms.

You can sigh in relief though, because your legs can stay wrapped up. Do invest in a pair of flared jeans (for example these from J Brand) and make sure you own the perfect pair of cropped trousers. Preferably black of course, but you can keep going with all colors or prints even. Last but not least, the slim fitted black jeans, a staple no one can go without. I don’t care if you already own one, it probably has been worn so much it needs to be replaced ;-).

Let’s talk bags. Nowadays they tend to reside under my eyes. All the more reason to distract from those bags with some eye-catchers (ooooh the irony) that you carry in your hand or around your shoulders. The mini bags will reign this coming season, which means we need to drastically cut down on junk we carry around. But with beauties like these, from Calvin Klein, Zign and Sophie Hulme, we’ll gladly start sifting through the mess that weighs us down every day.

Let me know what you think…

The almighty Sacré-Cœur.

It is always impressive to look at. Day and night, during a hot summer day or a foggy Sunday morning in fall. Walking through small alleys or standing on top of a Parisian building, it rises over the city and gives it even more grandeur.

The Sacré-Cœur.

Being a relatively young church, the construction was only finished in 1914, it is located on the picturesque hill of Montmartre in the north of Paris and landmarks the highest point of the French capital.

This Parisian Postcard was taken from insight the Musée d’Orsay which is famous for its collection of impressionist paintings. Many of these impressionist, like Monet and Renoir, actually painted the sceneries at the hill of Montmartre just before or during the construction of the great Basilica.

Many of these artist gathered on Place du Tertre, a small, beautiful square near then construction site of the Sacré-Cœur. Probably not surprisingly with such a great history the Place du Tertre has become a tourist magnet, just like the Sacré-Cœur itself.

Definitely worth a visit when you are Paris. However for those who do not fancy queuing up with other tourist to climb the stairs to the church, it is also admirable from many locations in Paris, especially on the right bank.

Want to discover more cool places to visit in Paris? I’m collecting all of my favorites here.