Home Tweak: Air Plants

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What started as a mild fascination by now transformed into a full-on infatuation - and honestly, who can blame me, just look at those quirky air plants above!

Beside their awesome ability to flourish without soil, they also entice you with their natural vibe. As long as you place them in a room with a dash of indirect light, soak them in water once or twice a week and keep them warm, they will make your home look beautiful for months to come! Swoon...

Do you have any of those rascals? How do you display them?

P.S: Fancy growing your own pineapple plant?
P.P.S: Plus, a bit about hanging plants and this jungle flat in Brooklyn:)

(Care tips via Jillian. Photos by/via BLDG 25DecoistGems of The SoilFall For DiyDesign SpongeFrankly EsotericApartment TherapyThe Fresh Exchange and HRUSKAA)

The 'it' Breakfast for Dinner

When was the last time you had a hearty Croque Madame?

Oh, I can’t think of a better way to finish a day than with a comforting breakfast-for-dinner. And Natalie's take on the classic French sandwich blew me away so much, that it’s going to happen again tonight. There is something about French melted cheese mixed with this thyme and mustard infused béchamel that makes everything seem so much better! Mmm, here is the recipe.

P.S: Also, a few scrumptious takes on French croissants.
P.P.S: And all things eggs :)

(Photos by TMP)

Living with 500 Plants in Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

About 6 years ago, after Summer’s roommate moved out, she treated herself to a Fiddle leaf fig tree and quickly realized that the only way she can survive in New York is by surrounding herself with plants.

So, fast-forward to today and this brilliant girl managed to jam her 1,200 square-foot apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with 500 different plants. Honestly, she has everything, from herbs and flowers to fruits and even an actual vegetable garden growing in her closet!

Yup, she certainly has a green thumb and I love it! Plus her place looks like a little green oasis tucked away from the busyness that surrounds it...

P.S: Also, here is a great interview with Summer where she talks about her life with all her plants.
P.P.S: Living the label-less life.

(via Bored Panda. Photos by/via Erin KestenbaumModern Farmer and Everything About Design)

An Easy (and Natural) Way To Unclog Your Pores

How do you keep your pores squeaky-clean? Till recently, I only used pore strips, but then my friend told me to try using lemon instead and I'm totally blown away by it! Supposedly, the citric acid in the lemon has the ability to exfoliate your skin while clearing out any dirt or oil residing in your pores, so it makes for the most effective and natural remedy.

Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it over the affected area. Let it stay on your face for up to 10 minutes, then rinse and apply moisturizer, as usual. Will you try it?

P.S: My favourite superfood face mask.
P.P.S: Fancy a little 'natural you' challenge?

(Photo via Well and Good. Tip via Amy, how-to via Byrdie)

Fall Nails

Have you heard? This rather moody and beautifully dark inky-looking green shade of nail polish is said to become one of the ‘it’ hues this autumn. Supposedly its dark and versatile undertone makes for the ideal fall accessory.

I’m totally on board, you?

P.S: Nifty manicure tip.
P.P.S: Plus, tons more...

(Photos by Essie Envy, via PopSugar by Rag and Bone and via Glamour)

Yogurt Cherries

Monday, August 29, 2016

Quick, before they are all gone! Dip some end-of-season cherries in Greek yogurt mixed with a dash of vanilla extract, then lay them out on wax paper and freeze. After about 30 minutes, you can enjoy the most scrumptious snack ever!

Try it, it's SO good:)

P.S: Also, this cherry nice cream.
P.P.S: Plus, here is a nifty cherry pitting trick that you might like.

(How-to and photos by/via Kelly from Trial and Eater)

Early Autumn Accessory: Backpack

Can you feel the slight season shift in the air? I love this time of the year when it still feels like summer, but something's already telling us that crispier times are coming.

Anyway, somehow each year around this time, I tend to reach for a backpack instead of my usual oversized tote or the worn-out farmers' market bag. I don’t know if it’s the old back-to-school routine still holding onto me or September always proves to be busy, but just last night I took out my backpack and I’m ready to roll.

Above are a few sassy inspirations if you fancy embracing this rather comfy style. Any favourites?

P.S: Two sassy ways to tie your scarf this fall.
P.P.S: Plus, plaid with plaid (and more plaid).

(Photos by/via The Front Row View,  Brooke TestoniKeep Calm and Read VogueCollage VintageFemme BelleVanessa JackmanSandra Semburg and Take Aim)
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