10 Summer-Ready Takes on Watermelon

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It's 92% water, contains lots of vitamins that help maintain body temperature and ease digestion - this round red fruit is what summer is all about - at least in my book! So with the Holiday weekend just around the corner, here are 10 incredibly satisfying, nifty, delicious, surprising (hello jam!), cooling and festive watermelon recipes that have summer written all over...

Staring with those amazing oysters served with pickled watermelon rind mignonette...

Watermelon chiffon pie...

Summer bliss juice with watermelon (of course!), cucumber, basil and rose water...

Watermelon rind jam...

Watermelon fruit pizza...

Spicy watermelon and lime popsicle with Ancho...

Watermelon rind pickles...

Thai watermelon salad with ginger and Asian fish sauce...

Watermelon and pineapple smoothie...

Halloumi + watermelon +mint...

Any favourites? How you like to eat your watermelon?

P.S: And let's not forget those watermelon melts:)
P.P.S: Plus, a few jazzy takes on water you might want to try.

(Photos by/via Renee KempsAmbitious KitchenDominoScaling BackEarthy FeastThe First MessWatermelonHonestly NourishedBobbi Lin for Food52 and The Hungry Hounds)

Summer Denim Tweak




Fancy making your go-to denim even cooler this summer? Simply embroider your favourite jean skirt or a pair of jeans with a special word, a sentence that is close to your heart or a little gem like a cactus, just for fun!

Recently, Geneva shared the ins and outs of how to jazz up your clothes that way (using two different methods) and I’m all for it. I love those little tweaks that make our go-to-uniforms even sassier. What word would you embroider?

P.S: And summer dress perfection.
P.P.S: Plus, a bit of this and that.

(Photos by AP&AS)

Bridget is Back!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Golly, it’s time to dust off those big pants and get ready for September 16th, because Bridget is back with a bang - along with a baby and two possible (and dapper) daddies by her side! Anyway, the newest trailer was just released this morning and if I may say so myself, it doesn’t disappoint :) Have a look for yourself and join me, because an 11-year wait deserves a happy dance!

P.S: Here is the first trailer back from March and did you know that they shot several different endings?
P.P.S: The ins and outs of Bridget Jones's Diary.

(Trailer via Red Magazine. Top photo via IMBb)

Blossom Girls







Holy moly, how fetching are those flower print girls? They were created by a super talented Chicago-based mother-daughter duo, Vicki and Brook. When they design a new piece, they then document it with a photograph and recycle everything they used back into the earth. But the best bit of all is that you can actually snatch a print for yourself, if you fancy. Which one is your favourite? I’m totally smitten with the fringe-short-bob girl – cutie!

P.S: Ah, daydreaming about this secret spot in Paris...
P.P.S: Remember those or these?

(via Taxi)

Summer Floral Hair Comb



I'll take any excuse to wear flowers in my hair and it seems that Gwen feels the same way. Let's face it, flowers have magical powers and we should all wear them more.

So it's no surprise how much I love these divine floral hair combs that you can wear for a random coffee with friends, a dinner party or a summer wedding. I think we all need a bit of flower power from time to time, don't we? Here is the full how-to if you fancy making those combs yourself. Would you?

P.S: Is it OK to go grey?
P.P.S: Sassy feet.

(Photos by Material Delight via/for Design*Sponge)

Cherry Nice Cream

Monday, June 27, 2016


Hmm, too hot to eat something proper? Here is something that might keep you cool and satisfied. Just blend four (peeled, chopped, frozen) bananas with 1/3 cup of pitted cherries and a tiny piece of vanilla bean. Then top it all off with some more pitted cherries, put your feet up and indulge! Deal?

This cherry nice cream is the best thing ever on a hot summer day. You're welcome:)

P.S: Speaking of...
P.P.S: And this.

(Photos and the brilliant recipe by This Rawsome Vegan Life)

The Art of the Wedding Toast


Personally, I tend to dread giving a wedding toast, as admittedly 95% of them are utterly embarrassing or awkward – in a hilarious type-of-way. Let face it, it's hard to put together something funny and personal about the bride or groom that a big chunk of the guests will find beautifully touching as well.

Having said that, Balazs and I have a friend who is a pro at giving wedding toasts making everyone fall in love with his stories - even me, the rather cynical type:) Anyway, Matt uses a simple 3-1-2 toast formula he read in The New York Times.

It works like a charm and it goes like this:

First, for a few minutes you should speak in the third person, sharing a funny story or a warm memory about the bride or groom. Next, you should say a few genuine words in the first person, explaining your own feelings about the groom or bride. And finally, you should speak directly to the couple in the second person. “May you have a life filled with...” or “May you always find joy in...”

That is all - short, personal, beautiful and truly heartfelt. What more do you need, right? Have you ever given a wedding toast? How did it go?

P.S: Sweet, little wedding moments.
P.P.S: 100 years of wedding dresses in 3 minutes.

(Toast tip by Bruce Feiler. Photo by Lisa Poggi via Rock My Wedding)
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