Natural Headache Balm

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Do you suffer from headaches? I get them often so I’m always on a look-out for natural and new ways to deal with them.

Last month, I discovered Stephanie’s peppermint and lavender balm that not only smells amazing but it's also perfect for those annoying headaches. It’s a simple mix of infused dried herbs, beeswax and olive oil. It takes a while to make, but it’s so worth it - I’ve been using mine on repeat. Here is the recipe if you’re curious.

P.S: Summer lipstick trick :)
P.P.S: Also, a few more of my favourite things + this sleep salve is amazing if you have problems sleeping.

(Photo by Stephanie - Hello Natural)

The perfect summer plant for your home

Have you heard of the Ficus Ginseng plant?

Yesterday while getting distracted from work, I read that this native Asian bonsai tree is the must have plant to create a unique and whimsical summer vibe in your home! Supposedly it’s very low-maintenance as long as you don’t over-water it. It doesn’t need too much direct light either and it’s happy in cooler temperatures as well - so it should be fine during our cold winters.

The fascinating fact about it is that the roots are grown in China and Malaysia for up to 15 years before they are exported to other countries, where the growing process is completed in greenhouses. So every Ficus Ginseng we buy is already a mature plant with a good deal of history. Don’t you just love that?

I don’t know about you, but I’m totally smitten with their peculiar shape. I think it’s a keeper! What do you think?

P.S: Also jarred plantshanging plantsradiator shelf plants and my other love - fiddle leaf fig tree.
P.P.S: The life changing indoor plant tip.

(Photos by/via Urban Jungle BloggersStylizimoHappy InteriorStyle Files and Frenchy Fancy)

Wired Giants

Blimey, how beautiful are those sculptures? Edoardo Tresoldi is an Italian artist who constructs incredibly accurate representations of the human form using wire mesh. These enormous figures are said to be as realistic as a person frozen in action. The aspect that makes them look even more human-like is the transparency of the material that offers a moment or a memory: as in a photo or a letter. Genius! I'd love to stumble upon one of them. You?

P.S: Remember those floating sculptures or this underwater art museum?
P.P.S: Shanghai's bike couriers and those amazing Brooklyn stairs.

(via My Modern Met)

Vintage Parisian Girls

Monday, July 27, 2015

Amazing! In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s during the German occupation, French photographer Andre Zucca captured Parisian women in their daily element. Those rare photos prove that even in war, Parisian women strove to remain feminine and true to themselves. I love that and I'm totally taking fashion notes on those amazing sunglasses. You?

P.S: "See Paris first" and this secret little spot.
P.P.S: Also, nine ways to get lost in Paris and a few more vintage Parisian gems.

(via Vintage Everyday)

B'Day Cakes?

My 33rd birthday is little over 2 weeks away! As much as I like to keep my birthdays very low key with a relaxing day off and a dinner at my favourite Greek place, this year I’m thinking about making a cake the night before to kick off the celebration. It’s funny because I’m not a cake person at all, but a few days ago while speaking to my dad, he reminded me that as a child I loved yellow cake with chocolate frosting. It stuck with me so much that I’ve been looking around for a delicious cake recipe. This one seems pretty perfect but those three look equally irresistible too.

So, I’d love to ask if you have a favourite cake recipe that you’d like to recommend. Thanks!

P.S: Half-birthday?
P.P.S: 2 ingredients + 30 minutes = Nutella cake and this adorable tin can cake.

(Photos by Oh, Lady-cakes)

Floral Bicycle Handlebars

My neighbor is one of those red-lipstick-wearing girls that turn heads. Besides having the most amazing sense of style, she rides her bike with a flower-dressed handlebar. Even though her flowers are not fresh, seeing her zoom by always puts a smile on my face. So, when I spotted Chelsea’s idea of creating a peony-dressed bike, I got to think, that maybe, just maybe, I should give it a go before the summer is over. I just love how cheery it looks, don’t you? Good morning, loves! 

P.S: Icons and their bikes and NYC biking.
P.P.S: And this girl is awesome!

(Photos by Lovely Indeed)

Cheers to a romantic weekend

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cheers to the weekend! Hope everyone is staying cool in this heat! What are your plans for the next two days? Tomorrow, we are going for a wedding and I’m excited to see all our friends in one place. Besides that tonight we are hoping to catch a movie. Not sure which one yet, any recommendations? Wishing everyone a jolly good weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday morning. Fancy going down the internet rabbit hole? Enjoy!

On letting go...

Growing a minimalist wardrobe: t-shirts.

Ha! How to mix wine and junk food.

Looking to add some amazing art to your home? Check this out.

Looks as good as it tastes?

Pretty cool!

What your bun says about you.

Eating organically on budget.

Tiny objects + Pantone chips :)

Cookbooks, cookbooks...

I adore those two :)

You say tomato....

From one mother to another.

Love this take on baked corn.

Ins and outs of fructose malabsorption - so interesting.

Brilliant web series.


Three ways to make your clothes smell amazing.

On learning to cycle in your late thirties.

9 of the best natural sugars.

'Why I gave up coffee'.

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

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

(Photo by Viceroy New York)
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