exPress-o Film Club: He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Do you like European films? I especially love watching French and Spanish movies since their no nonsense approach feels very refreshing and cool. So, this seemingly light-hearted romantic thriller certainly didn't disappoint.

In life, people often say that there are always two sides to each story and this film proves that in the most dramatic and shocking way. The relationship between the two main characters starts off as a love affair of a young girl and a married man and ends with a shocking twist of the true reality of their relationship. Is it real love? Wrongly read signals? Or is it just a one sided obsession? A must see!

Bits and bobs:
- Audrey Tautou is one of my all time favourite actors.
- Here she talks about English men.
- And here she reflects on the role.
- Audrey and Chanel No 5. Have you seen it?
- Giggle!
- Other actors that play in this film are Samuel Le Biham, Isabelle Carré and Clément Sibony.
- Audrey also played in Amélie and Dirty Pretty Things. Have you seen those films?
- Audrey on Mood Indigo.

P.S: Tons more films you might want to check out.

(Photos via IMDb and World Movies)

Sneakers + Camel Coat = Autumn Uniform

Would you wear a pair of sneakers or tennis shoes with your elegant camel coat? It seems that it's one of those pairings that is here to stay since it has been taking over the streets of the city in record time. Not surprisingly, I am all on board for it too, especially since it's a great mix of comfort and sass. What not to love, right? Would you wear it? xo

P.S: My favourite autumn sweaters.
P.P.S: Full and sassy maxi skirts.

(Photos by/via Adoreness, Stockholm Streetstyle, fashnchips, Fashiion Gone Rouge, Who What Wear)

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables Unite

Genius! Did you know that each year, we throw away over 300 million tons of perfectly eatable fruits and vegetables worldwide? The only reason they never make to our local grocery stores is because they are ‘ugly’.

So earlier this year, a France supermarket called Intermarché decided to try and change their customers’ perception towards the non-calibrated fruits and vegetables by showing them that they are as good as those "perfect" fruits - they just look a bit different. In hopes to convince people of it, the shop launched 'the inglorious fruits and vegetables' campaign where they bought those ready-to-be-tossed veggies and fruits from the farms, and sold them in their stores alongside the 'perfect' fruits, but 30% cheaper with their own label and their own shelf. They also created different smoothies, soups and juices from those fruits and veggies to celebrate the beauty of the ridiculous potato, the hideous orange or the failed lemon.

The results are incredible! Check out the video above. What a great way to combat waste, don't you think? Would you buy those inglorious fruits and veggies? xo

P.S: Foodie confessions.
P.P.S: Eat local, eat seasonal.

(via Daily Mail. Photos by Kate Gibbs and via The Guardian. Video by Goodvertising)

The Death of Conversation

Monday, October 20, 2014

This London based photographer started to snap photos of people in the company of their phones because he believes the art of conversation is dying. Before mobile phones were invented, people had no choice but to interact - however, that is no longer necessary, as we can now all disappear into our screens rather than think of something to say.

Thought-provoking and a dash sad to say the least, wouldn’t you agree? Are you guilty of checking your phone all the time? (I totally am!). What's your stand on it: accurate or a bit exaggerated? xo

P.S: Table phone talk.
P.P.S: Remember this?

(via Whudat)

Balloon Workout :)

Fancy a more toned stomach without doing tons of sit-ups or crunches? Well, simply blow up a balloon.

Last week while taking a class in the gym, one lady asked the teacher what exercise she recommends for a flatter stomach and to our surprise she said that blowing balloons is one of the most effective ways to strengthen the deep core muscles.

This is how it works: Every second day, stand in front of a mirror and fully blow up a balloon. Repeat it 10 times at first, adding 2 more blow-ups each new time, working it up to 20. Make sure to always use a new balloon and buy a few different shapes and sizes for strength variety. If you do this for 6 weeks, you will have a significantly toner tummy. Who knew?

Have you ever heard of it? Have you tried any other unusual exercise tips before? I'd love to hear. xo

P.S: I do this ever single morning and I love it.
P.P.S: Monday breather.

(Photo by Ludmila Foblová)

Pumpkin Lanterns

With only 12 days left till Halloween, let's start this week with a fun idea for a pumpkin lantern. Balazs and I got all crafty yesterday and made a few of those beauties to hang on our balcony. They came out so cool that we decided to stay in for the rest of the night and just enjoy their glow from inside all snug under a blanket while sipping (countless) cups of spiced apple cider.

What were you up to yesterday? Are you all ready for Halloween? Do you celebrate it? xo

P.S: Also, those six quirky takes on jack-o'-lanterns.
P.P.S: And 10 takes on candy corn sugar high.

(Photos by Lior Zilbersteinby for A Subtle Revelry)

Cheers to a lovely weekend

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cheers to Friday, lovelies! What are your plans for the weekend? Since I have a mild cold and a toe injury, it's safe to say that we are staying put for the next two days - besides going over to friends tonight for their annual chili night. (That should help). How about you? Any fun plans for the next two days? Have a jolly good weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday morning but in the meantime, here is a bunch of awesome links for you to check out. Enjoy!

Brilliant: 12 untranslatable words + what they mean. My favourite is the Norwegian word Utepils :)

Those would be lovely right about now.

Have you ever heard of breadfruit pie?

Cheerful Scottish sheep:)

This is what I'd like to wear today...

The perfect place to stay in Boston. (I so want to go now).


10 amazing dishes from around the world.  How many of them have you tried before?

How to meditate in 5 minutes.

Guess what? Ina Garten microwaves her oatmeal - I love her for it!

Have you heard?

The secret to learning a foreign language as an adult.

Hilarious! The New York Time sent a few adorable kids to one of the NYC's fanciest restaurants.

Colorado weekend.

I simply can't get enough of Dermot. (Hope British readers agree:)

Starting a meditation practice...

No-carve pumpkin ideas.

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

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(Photo of Maine apples by Gabriela Herman)
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