Autumn + Jazz

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To welcome the official first day of fall, last night I treated myself to a quick manicure. My colour of choice: beautiful and understated tone of beige called 'jazz'. There is something about a nice neutral shade that screams coolish autumn days, comfy sweaters with bare legs and the last bits of proper sunshine. Happy new season, darlings! xo

P.S: First signs of autumn.
P.P.S: The perfect cake to welcome the season.

(Photo by brvtvs)

365 Parisians

Monday, September 22, 2014

Le sigh! Since last December, a Russian-born art director, Constantin Mashinskiy has taken to the streets of Paris to document the iconic city's inhabitants - one striking portrait at a time. The goal is to capture a stranger in Paris every day for an entire year.

As for me, I spent a big part of my morning going through those beautifully real black-and-white style images and the little captions Constantin included under every portrait. I love how each showcases the person caught in a moment, and I can’t help but wonder: who are those people, where are they going, what is on their mind at that exact moment? Are they sad, happy, excited or just surprised? Thoughts? xo

P.S: And 9 ways to get lost in this amazing city.
P.P.S: Would you visit Paris during winter?

(via My Modern Met)

The secrets of your shopping list

Ha! How do you write your grocery lists? Do you keep them neatly in your phone or do you jot everything on a random piece of paper? I’m the type that usually uses an open envelope to scribble on what I need throughout the morning before heading out. My shopping lists look very much like the 3rd image and are usually full of words that make no sense to anyone else but me. That is also the reason why Balazs leaves it up to me to get everything we need.

So when I spotted this little project, I got so excited! Michael is a South West Londoner who collects left behind grocery shopping lists as he believes it’s an interesting way to sneak silently into people’s minds – like a case study. It seems he is right, since just by reading them you can easily figure out what those people like or have planned for the evening. Plus I love how each list is so individual, with some being totally all over the place, while others are very organized and well thought through. Plus, you can spot the little quirks, like people writing “my olives” or ‘fruits (no bananas)”. Love that!

What’s on your shopping list for today? xo

P.S: The art of food grouping.
P.P.S: Foodie confessions.

(Photos by Johnson Banks)

Elephant Nannies

Last night while catching up on my reading, I stumbled upon the sweetest little story. Meet Abigail, Lisa, Paige and Melissa – four young girls who flew from Britain to South Africa to be elephant nannies. All the girls stay in the elephant park full of rescued orphaned elephants and besides feeding the little rascals every 2 hours, making sure they are warm and healthy, they also play with them, bond and develop a friendship that is beyond special, before letting them re-join a herd on their own. How sweet is that? Hope this brought a smile to your face this early Monday morning. xo

P.S: Remember those two?
P.P.S: And this spot.

(via Daily Mail)

Cheers to a great weekend

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ah, cheers to Friday, lovelies! What are you up to this weekend? Balazs and I are going to Ikea tomorrow but tonight it's all about Ladies' Night. Darlings, have a jolly good next two days and I will see you back here on Monday morning, but in the meantime, here is a bunch of cool links for your weekend-blog-hopping-fun. Enjoy!

Finding stillness.

Balazs and I simply can't get enough of this show.

Now I want to go to Stockholm...

Just beautiful...

I say, cheesecake!

Five great ways to better your morning.

Scarlett is awesome, clever and adorable!

I've been thinking about those dumplings since last night.


Ready for hot chocolate?

Genius little kitchen tips. (Especially #10).

Wow, world's smallest hotel! It's in Denmark.


What a sweet wedding proposal.

Aww... a watermelon collar.

Must make those cookies...

Very impressive.

Speaking of impressive, check this out!

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 Seine riverside in Paris by Noah Wright)

This Week's Gems

Must be mine: Dachshund patterned shirt...

Beautiful personalized letter ring. I'd get 'B'. You?...

Those antique pillows would be perfect for an autumn sofa...

'The mountains are calling and I must go'...

Wow, this hibiscus necklace makes me swoon!...


Ah, how sassy is this stacking trio?...

This backpack totally tickles my fancy...

Those little chocolate diamond studs to make you feel sassy every single day!...

Awww....'do small things with great love' = special everyday cuff...

Those stained glass elements would look beautiful in a window...

A must have cookbook for autumn...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

(Last photo via Gastronomia Mediterranea)

City Silhouettes Beijing Style.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gasp! Jasper James is one of those photographers that you rarely forget. I’ve been a fan of his work for a few years now and each time he shows off his new additions, I get more and more smitten with the concept of double exposure. But in reality, there is so much more to it, isn’t there? It seems that every single shot showcases the wonder of a city through the eyes of those who experience it first-hand. It’s a case of capturing human emotions of love, peacefulness and playful wonder in a little eerie and mystical kind-of-way. Thoughts? xo

P.S: Also, overlooking NYC and rice fields in China.
P.P.S: Plus, rainbow rocks - amazing!

(via Milk)
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