Cheers to a romantic weekend

Friday, February 12, 2016

Cheers to the Valentine’s Day weekend! What are your plans for Sunday? We’re sticking to our low key routine we love. Besides that, tomorrow will be spent on hunting down a great big cacti for our living room. Any recommendations are welcome :) Wishing everyone a smoochy weekend and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday morning, but in the meantime, fancy going down the internet rabbit hole? Enjoy.

How do you stay married for 83 years?

My secret to a great workout - a jazzy pair of leggings. Those are my go-to pair.

A study of a positive mind.

Floating nightstands: yay or nay?

In the stillness of winter.

Ha! Union Square's Flower Market in the early 1900's :)

'No one awake but us'.

A sweet take on our beloved avocado toast. Thumbs up or down?


This must be the best Masala chai recipe, ever!

Brilliant Valentine's Day idea!

Am I nearly French yet?

Those cranberry, peanut butter and coconut bars are irresistible!

15 reasons to use apple cider vinegar every day.

A great read...

Switching to an all natural skincare routine.

Have you heard of microbiome?

The 10 commandments of a clutter-free life.

'My cheap as chips wedding was thrown together. And I loved it.'

100-day self connection experiment...

Constantly tired?

Speaking of quick and delicious soups, this homemade ramen is a must.

Ah, 10 romantic houseplants.

 And fancy a blast from the past?
- Five years ago the day after tomorrow.
- 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 InstagramTwitterFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo by Lovely Indeed)

This Week's Gems


All natural toothpaste that actually works!...

The sweetest and most heartfelt everyday bracelets...

Simple porcelain vase that I adore...

Those studs would add the perfect pop of raspberry to your wardrobe. Psst: and if you're feeling lucky, you can also win a pair in silver...

Tea towel goodness...

This deodorant cream sounds really promising...

The 'it' Valentine's Day bangle...

I have a thing for great and natural soaps, and this honey one is incredible!...

I know someone who would totally need this awesome coyote necklace - what a gem!...

Can't get enough of those postcards...

Ah, cabbage planter...

Aww, secret message ring...


My favourite plates right now...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds of buys? Do tell...

P.S: Fancy more gems?

A Quick Miso Noodle Soup

Thursday, February 11, 2016

It’s been the week of soups in our home so far. For the most part I stuck to our regulars like my go-to lentil curry mix, but last night I tried Jenn’s miso noodle soup that I stumbled upon a few days ago.

I was running late and we were so hungry, so this soup happened and it was delicious. It takes only six ingredients and no time to make, although I boiled it for longer than the recipe calls for, since I like all the flavours to really get mixed and blended well before eating.

Here is the full how-to if you fancy a quick dinner tonight. Btw: What's your go-to soup recipe?

P.S: More soup goodness?
P.P.S: Plus, all things food.

(Photos by Foodess)

Dating in a long-term relationship

Do you date your partner or your husband? I often get asked if Balazs and I still bother with dates - knowing that we have been together for like 100 years and a bit :) The answer is yes, although we mostly don’t plan it much ahead. So I’m not sure if I can call those dates, since they just kind of happen - which is probably my favourite bit. I’m a planner by nature, but when it comes to doing fun things, I love going with an instant impulse.

After so many years of being together, we know pretty well what the other one is passionate about, so what Balazs does, is he sometimes shows up with a bottle of wine and some takeout and takes me by the river to sit down for a little dinner. Or when I stumble upon a great new film (often a horror or a drama) that I know he’d love to see, I reserve tickets and make a night out of it.

So getting back to dates, ours are rarely outrageous and I love that, because this way they happen naturally, regularly and with no expectations. I find that with tons of pre-planning every single date, the whole fun fizzles out and after a while it might feel like a chore. So, on that note, I’d love to know what is your take on dates and what are some of your favourite dates?

P.S: Also, a few first date tips and date night moves.
P.P.S: On love.

(Photo via A Gentlewoman)

Supermarket Flower Hacks

Whether you’re buying a bunch of flowers for Valentine’s Day, as a gift to a friend or a little treat to yourself, the purchase always feels so much better when you score a great fresh bunch on a budget. Am I right?

I’m a huge believer that your corner grocery store flowers are a true gem when chosen well and presented simply. So, I was thrilled when I spotted that Lilli from Bon Appétit teamed up with the awesome Taylor from Fox Fodder Farm to show how we don’t have to overspend on pre-arranged bouquets and how easily we can make one ourselves at home.

It’s all about sticking to the basics of getting one type of bloom in a colour that isn’t too loud and pairing them with a simple base, like eucalyptus. Oh and let’s not forget the secret weapon aka the masking tape for the vase. For more of Taylor's tips head over here.

What flowers do you like most?

P.S: All things flowers...
P.P.S: And a great reminder that good things take time.

(Photos by Alex Lau for Bon Appétit)

Colour Me Blue

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Which colour are you most drawn to? A couple of days ago I read an article about colour significance and I was gobsmacked by how accurate the whole colour study is.

For example, I’m all about darker blues lately, especially indigo and according to colour psychology, people who are naturally craving that particular hue are those who love rituals and structure. They often reach for deep blue clothes when they want to restore their balance and dive into a comfort spot. How interesting, isn’t it?

P.S: Nail colours for chilly weather.
P.P.S: Blue and white twist on spring.

(Photos by/via MNZStateEsbyUrsa Major ReduxCollage VintageHappily GreyZ HoursBrown Dress With White Dotsr.s and Vogue)


Inspired by Edwin Abbot's book, Aydın Büyüktaş created a series of photographs where he showcases all the incredible dimensions to Istanbul's landscape. With a bit of imagination and a great knowledge of digital retouching, he managed to transform this already stunning city and show it in a totally new and somewhat fascinating perspective. His aim is to surprise us and leave us with a multi-dimensional romantic point of view.

This project totally reminds me of Inception! Stunning, don't you think?

P.S: Sky, a bit of Hong Kong and the coldest town in the world.
P.P.S: Plus, this New York taxi ride.

(via Ufunk)
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