Cheers to a serene weekend

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cheers to the weekend, lovelies! Any cool plans? Tonight, our friend is organizing a coffee tasting evening in his coffee house and I've been looking forward to it all week long. Besides coffee and banana bread, there will also be a little jazz band playing. Also, a little reminder for all the European readers: make sure to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday morning. Darlings, have a great next two days and I see you back here on Monday morning, but in the meantime, how about a handful of awesome links to browse through? Enjoy! xo

In how many languages can you say thank you?

Don't forget to enter our $200 Artollo home décor GIVEAWAY!

Do you love chocolate? If so, this will make your day.

How to shoot with film.

Which one are you?

Stressed? Cali can help:)

When introverts should avoid coffee.

Ha, nifty!

Ah, Sunday Suppers gathering.

Girl carrying the ocean on her shoulders.

New and genius take on avocado.

Why we take pictures...

A few clever ways to make your cut flowers last longer.

Walk like a happy person...(be a happy person).

How to have a clutter-free life.

Fancy having a hummingbird as a best friend? (So awesome!)

Amelia Earhart on marriage.

I can't get enough of Jerry :)

How to kick off a dinner party right.

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 of the road to Como, Italy by Pierre de Izarra)

This Week's Gems

A scarf to adore...

Genius! Washable and reusable paper bag:)...

The coolest city mugs on the block. Psst: You can win them in our giveaway this week...

Wondrous whale ring = autumn must have!...

Imagine wearing a plaid shirt and a blazer with this sassy chambray pocket square - perfection!...

The most beautiful friendship necklace ever...

This chai tea soap must smell amazing...

Thick and cozy - perfect for Friday nights in...

This button-down blouse would look great with jeans, red lips and a top-knot...

Two stunning art prints to hang in a cozy bedroom...

My friend just treated me to this oil. It does wonders for long and frizz-prone hair...

Oh my goodness, how special are those preserved flowers in a jar?...

Pretty little dress for a fancy dinner party:)...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Face The Foliage

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Have you spotted those amazing botanical ladies making rounds on Instagram? Justina says that making portraits out of leaves and flowers is not only fun but also super therapeutic. It seems that many people agree, since the whole #FaceTheFoliage feed is growing in a speedy way. I don’t know about you, but especially with the weather getting chillier, I look forward to those new creations even more. They totally brighten my day. Would you be tempted to create one too? xo

P.S: My flower epiphany and this nifty fresh flower trick.
P.P.S: Plus, don't forget to check out our giveaway this week! (It's pretty amazing).

(Photos via Justina Blakeney)

The best way to look sexy... by being comfortable. When you're in your element, your foxiness will naturally ooze out. So, here is a super comfy and understated autumn uniform that not only looks the part, but I promise you, it will also make you feel the same way as a little black dress would.

1. Sweater in mustard colour (or this one).
2. Sugar lip treatment in pink blossom.
3. 'Be optimistic' felt badge.
4. Tote bag.
5. Chelsea boots (or this H&M pair).
6. English Oak glasses.
7. Skinny jeans (or this girlfriend pair).

I'm curious, do you have a single outfit that makes you feel great? xo

P.S: A nifty tip for that effortless look this Holiday Season.
P.P.S: Plus, if you fancy something beautiful, check out our giveaway this week!

(Photo of Eden Grinshpan by Angi Welsch. Layout by exPress-o)

Nutella Take On Your Morning Brew.

Uh-oh, if you're trying to stay away from all things sweet, you should cover your eyes immediately:). Otherwise, this little salted nutella latte recipe will transform your gloomy, cold autumn mornings in no time. Plus, it's a total upgrade from a regular morning brew and let's face it, who doesn't fancy waking up to the smell of a steamy-creamy-nutella-flavoured cup of instant energy boost? (Here is the full recipe, including the syrup). xo

P.S: Not a coffee fan? Then how about this spiced chai concentrate?
P.P.S: Also, speaking of morning coffee....Fancy winning a few amazing mugs?

(Photos by The Faux Martha)

$200 Wednesday Giveaway!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today’s giveaway is from Artollo, a Spanish creative studio that sells limited and totally swoonworthy décor elements to make your life and your home feel a bit more special and unique. Their shop is full of amazing art and watercolour prints, vinyl wall decals, the coolest printed mugs and an awesome selection of  T-shirts. In my opinion, it's a candy store for your home!

Today, Artollo is offering one lucky person a chance to win a $200 gift card to their entire shop! You can pick and choose anything you fancy. How cool is that? I'd get a whole set of those amazing cities printed mugs (including Paris, Chicago, London and New York). The countries printed mugs would make great gifts and the States watercolour prints would look amazing in any living room. Also, those prints would look wonderful in a kid's room and who wouldn't want to wear one of those tees with a cozy cardi this autumn?

For a chance to win tell us what would you choose + "like" Artollo's Facebook page. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday morning. Good luck! xo

For extra entries:
Follow exPess-o on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway, follow Artollo on Twitter, follow Artollo on Pinterest, follow exPress-o on Instagram, join the exPress-o group on Facebook, follow exPress-o on Pinterest or become exPress-o's follower and please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, please include your email address, so I can contact the winner. Thank you:)


Have you heard of Chris Ozer? He is a genius Brooklyn-based photographer whose career started after he posted a photo of an old barn on Instagram back in 2011. Without a fail, each time I click on his Instagram account, I get lost in the beauty of the mood, emotion and storytelling. He has this amazing way of capturing a single moment in the most profound way. My absolute favourites are his faceless portraits that encourage viewers to create their own ending to each story. Aren't they something special? xo

P.S: Daily NYC.
P.P.S: A stunning (and huge) GIVEAWAY is coming up!

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