"I had come to the conclusion that I must really be French, only no one had ever informed me of this fact. I loved the people, the food, the lay of the land,the civilized atmosphere, and the generous pace of life."
- JULIA CHILD -
Welcome to La Vie Adorable and the universe of The Female Life Designer, where you'll find inspiration to live a simpler and more intentional life, the French way. On this website and on The Female Life Designer Channelyou can dive into how you can apply this in your own life and live the life you've always wanted.
Else Kosberg is an inspirational author and life designer who early in life developed a passion for France and everything French. At first through the language, French music and films, but later even more deeply through her friendship with a French girl. Her first visit to France in 1984 rooted the French culture and way of living in her heart, and when she returned to her own country, Norway, she started to incorporate the French lifestyle in her own life.
Else loves to write, take photos, shoot videos and be creative in every possible way (wicker-work, photography and writing are just a few of the things she loves). She also loves to travel and learn about other cultures and places, and has published 2 issues of the magazine The Passionate Globetrotter and created an Instagram account and website with the same name. But with her fascination for France and everything French, and because she's found that the French lifestyle is very much in line with her personality and how she wants to live her life, she decided to share her experiences and tips with you through The Female Life Designer Channel and on her blog, La Vie Adorable, which you can find on this website.
In time, Else also wants to create events like retreats and group travels to France, and to Provence in particular, but due to the current pandemic situation all over the world, these events have had to be put on the back-burner for a while.
Furthermore, Else is an educated interior designer / consultant, lover of plants, kitchen-gardens, books, films, food, lover of animals (dogs and horses in particular), playing games (board-games, darts, pool, quizes, some computer games ... ), practising tennis when she can, solving crossword puzzles ... in short: She tries to make room for all good things in her life. Her many passions and interests are also part of what she wants to share with you in various ways, and her hope is to inspire and motivate you to live your life to the fullest, too.
Else is also a freelance photographer who likes to shoot pictures of everything good in life and also share souvenirs from her travels. You can shop her photographs through her Print Shop and support her as an artist and blogger.
She enjoys her café au lait, has a love for vanilla, and most of all she is proud of being a mother to two wonderful grown-up children!
Currently, she lives in Molde, Norway, dreaming of her next trip to Paris and Provence post-pandemic. Have questions about a blog post, need assistance diving into resources on the blog, or have a great recommendation? Else would love to hear from you! You can contact her here.
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