We're pretty open here at gloobles. We share all of our favourite spots and tell you why we love them. But when we sat down to discuss the second edition of our book that'll hit shelves soon, we realised that you guys might be wondering who, exactly, we are. That's when we decided to give you a little window into what goes on behind the scenes at gloobles. And first at bat? Our graphic designer & art director, Victoire Eouzan.
Here's what a day in the life looks like:
What time does your day start?
My day start usually around 9 a.m.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I slowly wake up in my bed. I love to stay in a little bit longer, especially over the weekend. Then, when I am ready, I jump in the shower.
What’s your usual breakfast?
A piece of fruit (kiwi or a banana that's been heated with a pinch of lemon) & a piece of gluten-free bread with veggie butter & honey (I recently discover a lot of intolerances, so no more gluten, lactose & so much more).
Coffee or tea?
Neither coffee nor tea: I am team chicory!
Are you a morning person?
I’m definitely not a morning person… I’m so slow in the morning; every action takes me hours.
Where do you work? At home? At an office? Describe it to us.
I usually work at home, between the kitchen & the living room (never in my bedroom). I need a large table to work on, even though I am working on my laptop. I have a few notebooks & tools that spread out on the table. I try to switch rooms throughout the day to make sure I don't get too bored. I also work outside sometimes when I have a photo shoot planed. These days are the best!
Do you take a break for lunch or do you eat al desko?
Lunch depends of the amount of work I have, but most of the time, I try to avoid lunch al desko, aiming for a proper (French) warm lunch.
What does lunch typically look like for you?
My typical lunch is a bunch a grated vegetables with nice spices & gluten-free pasta or couscous, all mixed up in the pan. Don’t forget a pinch of coriander, of course
Do you work alone or are you surrounded by colleagues, friends or family?
I am working alone most of the time, but from time to time, I work with colleagues, which I have to say is really nice!
How has COVID changed the way you work?
COVID doesn’t change the way I work, as remote or working was already part of my daily life. However, I actually diversified my activities - I am selling many more pictures now, whereas I was doing more corporate assignments before.
Afternoon is rolling around, and you’re hitting a slump. What’s your afternoon pick-me-up? Another chicory coffee? A brisk walk outside? A treat?
My fav treat is an oat milk cappuccino to-go & a slice of banana bread!
What time does your day usually wind down?
At the latest around 7 p.m., though I try to do it the Dutch way & stop around 6 p.m.
It’s dinnertime. Are you cooking or ordering in? What’s on the menu?
I love cooking (ordering is for the weekend)! More or less the same as lunch (grated veggies & a boiled egg) or a nice warm soup during winter.
Dessert or no dessert?
No dessert (but sweet snakes).
Walk us through your bedtime routine.
When it's time to go to bed, I first warm up a hot water bottle to put in my bed (in French we call it ‘Bouillotte’) to warm my feet (they are always so cold haha). Then I grab a book and read for an hour or so. Or, if I didn’t spend too much time on a screen that day, I'll watch a show (I’ve recently started to rewatch Grey’s Anatomy... yeah, I know, guilty pleasure!). Either way, I try to turn off my cellphone when in bed.
What time is lights out?
During week day, I try to have lights out between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. max.
What are you dreaming of?
I usually dream of very realistic things. And if I wake up too early, I can focus & then go back to my dreams - that’s my fave thing!