Study breaks, brain food & other moments

 Intense studying calls for intense brain food! 
I've been making lots of smoothies, taking my daily vitamin-D, drinking green tea and lots of coffee of course (honestly, nothing improves my focus like coffee does). 

I've also been inventing what I call "study salads", which are loaded with superfoods.... like wild rice, quinoa, nuts, flax seeds and arugula... sometimes with eggs, salmon or tuna. It might be a minor form of procrastination, but you have to feed your brain, after all!

Montreal is really starting to bloom these days, and being locked away in my apartment is really killing me. So I've been taking a lot of walking study breaks.

And  I've been studying in all sorts of locations... trying to surround myself with beauty and sunlight... or at least by a window if it's raining.
...this little guy was spying on us studying, but he ran away as soon as I took his picture!
Well that's all for now... I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I write my exams on Friday & Sunday and then I'm a free woman! I hope you're having a nice week.


  1. Oh I love seeing pictures of Montreal...home!! The bikes are infront of McGill right?
    Good luck with the studying, I also love making huge fruit salads when I study!
    xo C.

  2. You're right Chiara,that is at McGill : )

  3. gooooo you!

    with brain food like that you're hard pressed not to soar on those exams. looks super delicious, makes me want to get cooking.

    funny you had a furry visitor as well. we have a ringtail possum that has assumed residence in my folding balcony chair :)

  4. Best of luck! You can't go wrong with yummy brain food like that!

  5. black rice, quinoa and arucula, you are my hero salad maker! i love your study spots (not that i've been there... but just that you go out of the house to do it). keep at it!!

  6. I think i could use a short escape to Montreal! Would be nice to catch it in bloom.

    Good luck with your exams !!


  7. you make studying look so swanky and divine. :) i would totally be your study buddy if i were a smarty like you!

    good luck!!! let us know how it goes. :)

  8. That looks like the perfect, power-filled study salad!

  9. Great city photos Vanessa! Good luck with your exams!!
    Natasha xx
    PS: Cute racoon :)

  10. That raccoon is hilarious! And in downtown Montreal no less:) Good luck tomorrow! xox


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