Have a Romantic Weekend

Friday, April 29, 2011

Darlings, what are you up to this weekend? My mom in England is celebrating after the beautiful Royal wedding tonight but Balazs and I are planning a low key weekend. We're thinking about a spa day tomorrow and some good Italian pasta this evening. Hope you will get tons of sunshine in the next two days and here are a few great links from around the web. Enjoy!

Yellow pants on guys! I love that look but what do you think? Thumbs up or down?

 Great summer sandals guide.

Don't those lemon bars look scrumptious? Yum!

I need to get a huge vase for my flowers! Doesn't it look amazing?

Three charming DIY Mother's Day projects with the use of Mason jars.

I would love to try this mint pea dip!

Love milk bottle measuring cups! I remember drinking milk from glass bottles as a child:)..Aww, memories.

This family is simply the cutest!

Beautiful country style home. Bookshelves in the kitchen? Brilliant!

DIY book planters. That is right, books! Don't you just love succulents?

Kate, her mom and her sister looked amazing this morning. Congrats to the Royal couple!!! (Did you watch? What did you think?)

Fresh wreaths are the prettiest!

What  a stylish and comfy outfit. She looks great!

Also, there are only two more days left to enter both of our amazing GIVEAWAYS this week!
- the Lisa Leonard jewelry Giveaway.
- the DownEast swimming suit Giveaway.

My Loves, hope you will treat yourself to some ice-cream this weekend! Vanilla for me:) Make sure to relax and have fun and I will see you Monday morning. Love:) xo

(photo of Saint Gervais, Paris by Rachel via That Kind Of Woman)

This Week's Gems


Are you wearing stripes this spring? This tee is on my spring wish list!...

London tray! Would love to have it in my home:)...

Sweet ballet flats :) Happy and fun!...

Fabric flowers necklace..So romantic!...

I can' get enough of shirt dresses and this one is my favourite so far! And how about that amazing trench coat with a twist! (it's under $50).What a steal!... 

A beautiful vintage Royal Copenhagen Marianne Johnson dish! Such a treasure to have. Isn't it stunning?...

Awww..don't wake the sleeping lion! I love Colleen Plumb's work. Isn't he sweet? (via the amazing 20x200)...

I'm smitten with charm necklaces. What's so fun about those is that you can customize them as you wish. Heartfelt Mother's Day gift!...

It doesn't get any better than a red dress with bicycles:)..

Sweets, happy Friday! Have you been wearing your newest spring finds already? What caught your eye this week? Any great deals? xox

Home in IKEA


Yahoo! Aren't those photographs hilarious? Photographer Christian Gideon and a few of his close friends had this brilliant idea of shooting a series of photos where for a day they pretended to live in IKEA's showrooms. I have to admit that secretly I wish I could join in the fun! (is it just me?) Sweets, aren't those funny? xo

Update: After reading this post Irena went to her local Ikea and recreated the same concept! Brilliant! Check it out:)

P.S: Are you watching the Royal wedding as we speak? I'm totally glued to the telly! (emotional)

(photos by Christian Gideon, via My Modern Met, thanks Krystal)

Lisa Leonard Giveaway

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from one of my favourite jewelry shops, Lisa Leonard Designs. All her jewelry is handmade and she recently added an amazing décor section to her shop! Each piece she creates is 100% meaningful and will make a heartfelt, long lasting memory. Lisa is offering you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to her shop. I would get this necklace as a Mother’s Day gift for my mom and I love this cutie for myself. Also, this heart banner and the little feet necklace would make a perfect gift for first time moms or moms to be.

For a chance to win you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit Lisa Leonard Designs and let me know what would you choose if you win. A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday night. Good luck! xoxox

For extra entries:
Follow exPress-o on Twitter, follow Lisa on Facebook, follow Lisa on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway or post about your favourite item from her collection. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!

How to do fishtail braids


Seems that braids are timeless! I remember sporting them all the time as a little girl and last night I gasped when I saw this cool fishtail braid tutorial! The directions are quite straight forward and with a little practice I hope I can get the hang of it. (I'm terrible with my hair). I can totally picture wearing those perfectly messy braids, red lipstick and a floral sun dress:). Sweets, would you go for this look? What's your favourite type of braids? (For me it's between fishtail braids and crown braids). xox

Ready..steady..go!

P.S: The rainbow braid tutorial is fantastic as well! Check it out.
P.P.S: Stay tuned for GIVEAWAY Thursday...(something perfect for Mother's Day!)

(video by free people via Everything Fab)

Swimming Suit Giveaway!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Today's giveaway is from DownEast Basics, an awesome shop full of cute clothesswim wearaccessories and home decor. They are offering you a chance to win a swimming suit of your choice! You can choose between their DownEast and Modbe collection. The fun thing is that you can mix and match the top with buttoms (are't those the cutest?). It’s totally up to you and your creativity! Summer is just around the corner and I love this one for a vacation somewhere in Greece or this one with stripes for a fun lake weekend!

For a chance to win you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit DownEast webshop and let me know which swimming suit would choose if you win (the top and the buttom). A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday night. Good luck! xoxox

For extra entries:
Follow exPress-o on Twitter, like DownEast Basics on Facebook, tweet about the giveaway or post about your favourite swimming suit combination from their collections. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!

Cheesecake stuffed strawberries

Yahoo! It's strawberry season already and yesterday we had the most relaxing and sunny picnic with friends. Besides the usual snacks of cheese, nuts and fruits, I made cheesecake stuffed strawberries! (Recipe here). There is something so fun about miniature food, don't you think? Darlings, did you have your strawberry-tease already? xo

P.S: Thank you for the sweet Easter wishes! I missed you a bunch and I can't wait to catch up with you all:)
P.P.S: Stay tuned for GIVEAWAY Wednesday...(perfect for summer hot days!)

(thanks, Monica)

Have a Brilliant Easter Weekend!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Sweets, what are you up to this Easter weekend? Are you celebrating? Visiting family? Hosting a dinner? Or maybe spending the day munching on Cadbury eggs? Balazs and I are looking forward to a little staycation which includes catching up with family over a few delicious meals, spending a few days with friends, having picnics in the park and drinking cocktails. Wish you all a wonderful Easter break and I will see you Wednesday morning! Big kiss:)

As always here are a few great links from around the web. Enjoy!

Dots...dots...dots! They make me smile:)

Cool galaxy underwear that glows in dark (giggle).

Candy favors are always a yes for me!

Planning to create an Easter table centerpiece like this one. (ceramic glasses rock!).

She is one stylish cutie! (The rainboots outfit is my favourite).

DIY chalkboard coasters!

Drawing Machine video...It's so soothing!

This French onion soup looks delicious. Are you a fan?

How cool are they? Aww...

Cadbury egg inside chocolate cupcake!!! That's right:)

I need one of those chairs in my home.

Beautiful!

Also, thank you for all your thoughful hangover cures. They saved my day:)

Darlings, feel free to browse back through exPress-o, if you feel like it and I will see you Wednesday morning:) Happy Easter! xoxo

(photos by harpy)

This Week's Gems

Friday, April 22, 2011

I love the sleeves on this top! Oh...spring is in the air!...

Those 100% organic face shammy cloths will become my BFFs. They are perfect on the go! Also, as part of the Earth Day celebrations One Love Organics will dotane 25% of all sales to the Earth Day Network...

I'm slowly thinking about Mother's Day gift ideas. This gold disc necklace...

...and this morse code necklace that spells the word MOM would make a heartfelt gift. Don't you think?...

This scarf is so adorable! I want to wear it with a high messy French bun and red lipstick like this pretty girl!...

I'm crazy about dresses with pockets (aren't you?) and this one not only has pockets but also looks amazing from the back! Win-win!...

Simple bowls are the prettiest and those are so lovely for a warm soup or an evening cup of jasmine tea...

Those beaded hoop earrings would go so well with this dress! Sexy and chic:)...

Aww... isn't this poster sweet? (and only $10.99)...

A really neat leather clutch made from recycled couch leather! I bet it would look great with jeans or with a dress! ...

Those bow sandals are the cutest and would go so well this the dress above, don't you think?...

My dolls, how are you today? Did you get some cute new spring stuff for yourself or your home lately? Anything on your wish list that you are swooning over? xo

Fashion Trend: Fedora Hat


My love affair with hats continues with Fedora! They are beautiful and seems that they can transform anyone into a confident Parisian at heart! (Fun fact: The Fedora hat is apparently named after a woman in a French play called, "Fédora" written by Victorien Sardou in 1882). Aren't they beautiful? Darlings, any of you got a great hat recently? I think, I'm ready to try wearing one myself. So, what do you reckon? xo

P.S: Happy Earth Day!

(photos by STREETFSN)

London Girl Crush

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Seems that bold colours are everywhere right now and I love how this pretty girl embraced the trend with a mix of natural hues and neon pink! All layered in perfect balance. I can't help but adore the European fun vibe. Darlings, are you brave enough to wear bold colours this season? Will you? xo

P.S: Bold color mixing tips

(photos by Annabu)

DIY messy rope braids and low bun hairdo


I usually wear my hair down or in a messy bun but I'm so happy to see that Maegan did a fantastic video tutorial on how to create a messy rope braids and low bun hairdo. Perfect spring look! Balazs and I have a garden wedding coming up next month and I think this will be perfect. Dears, what do you think? Would you try this look? xoxo

P.S: Also love this pretty side French braid low updo!

(via Marvelous Kiddo)
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