Winter Cold and Sore Throat Remedy.

Monday, December 22, 2014


If like me, you often get sore throat or catch a nasty cold during winter, here is a great natural remedy that will keep you healthy till spring.

Place two pre-cut and washed lemons in a small jar, pour raw honey until it fills about 1/3 of the jar and let it sit in the fridge. Over the next few weeks the lemon will darken and the mixture will thicken. The peels and pulp will break down as well and leave behind a golden, lumpy marmalade that you can scoop into your tea on those dreary under-the-weather January mornings. Cheers!

P.S: Feeling a bit overwhelmed this Holiday season? Try this tonight.
P.P.S: And how about an unusual beauty trick that works?

(Recipe via Krysta. Photos by exPress-o)

Cheers to a lovely weekend

Friday, December 19, 2014

Eek, only a few short days till Christmas. Are you excited, ready or utterly overwhelmed? I'm a mix of all three, actually. Our plan for this weekend is to do all the food shopping, organize the recipes and finish the weekend with a festive Holiday party at Balazs' work friend. My loves, sleep in, have some hot wine and I will see you back here on Monday morning but in the meantime, fancy a few great reads? Enjoy!

 This cardamom hot chocolate sounds perfect right about now.

 Presents of mind...

 Mmm, cinnamon applesauce heart ornaments.

 Ah, a London winter walk...

 Ha! Which airplane seat you choose says a lot about you.

 Firefly trails are magical.

 Gift idea: recipes in a jar.

 Redefining success.

 Bath rituals. What's yours?

 Must make: scented sachets

 YUM, chocolate filled raspberries!

 Gem.

 Have you seen this documentary already? Balazs and I are planning to catch it this weekend.

 Aww...

 The best British sourced beauty buys.

 How about a gingerbread shake?

 Foxy :)

 Winter pasta recipes to keep you warm:)

 'How I tried to lose a guy in 10 days'. Here is what happened.

 Portraits of mothers who've been given makeovers by their kiddos.

 How to eat cheap by eating vegan.

 Winter skin rescue tips.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.

P.S: Fancy a bit of chit-chat? Join me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or even Instagram.

(Photo by Igoy)

This Week's Gems


How pretty is this pink sweater?...

Bag made for busy days...

This cowl infinity scarf is calling my name - so snug for winter...

A great weekend sweatshirt...

Necklace perfection and oh-so beautiful...

How awesome are those light bulb hanging vases?...

The 'it' Holiday party accessory: feather earrings...

And this cuff is a showstopper if you ask me - gorgeous!...

Have you ever tasted olive blossom honey?...

Special little clover necklace...

This lotion is one of my favourites right now...

Yes!...

Swoonworthy...

For a pretzel lover...

Yup!...

:)...

Happy Friday! What caught your eye this week? Any great buys or finds?

P.S: Fancy more gems?

3 Zesty Christmas Gift Wraps

Thursday, December 18, 2014




Have you wrapped all your Christmas gifts already? I bet you still have 1 or 2 that need a festive little suit. So for those of us who are a bit behind, here are 3 unique, easy and darn adorable takes on gift wrapping that made me rethink how I should dress my gifts this year. I just love Justine's idea of using a clementine as a main attraction. You?

P.S: Plus, 10 more awesome takes on Christmas wrapping.
P.P.S: And all things Christmas.

(Photos by Justina Blakeney)

10 jolly takes on boozy festive drinks


What's your boozy drink of choice to serve to your festive guests? In our family, Balazs is the one who mixes the drinks for everyone. On the night before Christmas, he usually makes a whole pot of his mullet wine that he serves everyone on arrival to warm up. We also have Bailey's with orange wedges and since last Christmas, this cocoa with wine. But this year, we want to add one extra fun cocktail to the mix. Something super festive for the end of the night to get people singing carols. So here are 10 jolly, boozy and beautiful cocktail ideas that might even tip you over:)

Starting with the above cranberry Bourbon fizz...

Winter sun cocktail...

Spiced apple cider with bourbon...

Santa's little helper...

Spiced apple margaritas...

Winter Champagne cocktail...

Tiramisu cocktail caketail...

Pear-ginger rum runner cocktail...

Mulled wine hot chocolate...

and spiced apple old fashioned...

Any favourites? Cheers!

P.S: And if you're planning on serving wine, here is a quick chilling trick.
P.P.S: Oh, and how to save leftover wine (if there is any).

(Photos by Jojotastic, Citrus and Candy, Pass The Sushi, Style Within Reach, Capture by Lucy, Cookie + Kate, Aunt Peaches, Brooklyn Supper, Two Tarts, and Bring To Light for Style Me Pretty)

The Topsy Holiday Do


How will you wear your hair this Christmas? Since red lips and romantic waves are a big hit this festive season, how about adding a little flirty twist and a flip to your locks to make it even more wearable? I'm planning to wear my hair in this sassy topsy holiday do with a cozy sweater dress, mustard snug tights and red lips. How about you?

Here is the full how to:

P.S: Also festive fun with bobby pins and this snazzy grown-up topsy tail.
P.P.S: Plus, tons more hair goodness.

(Photos by Molly and Joanna - Irrelephant for Say Yes)

Twelve Takes on Festive Socks!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


About this time next Wednesday, we will all feel a bit tired from all the preparations, very relieved that we made it and extremely jolly since it's time to celebrate with people we love. One of the things my mom does each year is gifting socks to everyone on arrival. Each family member receives a pair of chunky, funky, warm and cozy socks to put on and just let loose. So above are a few pairs of tootsie warmers that just might make your Christmas a dash more special since the simplest treats are usually the best, anyway.

Which pair tickles your fancy?

1. Anonymous Ism Fair Isle socks, 2.Reindeer bobble socks, 3. Lambs-wool socks, 4. Chup Skog socks, 5. Fair Isle socks, 6. Organic Jacquard knit socks, 7. Snowflake socks, 8. Fluffy striped socks, 9. Pile-lined ragg socks, 10. Fair Isle crew sock, 11. Reindeer socks, 12. Cable-knit knee socks.

P.S: Also, sweater tights and statement knits.
P.P.S: Beaded festive trend.

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