Cheers to an awesome holiday weekend!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Cheers to the 4th of July weekend! Hope everyone already started the celebrations! We’re staying put this weekend but hoping to enjoy some of this and a great burger (or two)! Wishing everyone safe and scrumptious next two days and I’ll see you back here on Monday morning. Fancy going down the internet rabbit hole? Enjoy!

Dark side of the spoon.

Ah, the English seaside - so amazing!

Brilliant - Melbourne mornings...

Is what you're eating affecting your skin?

Hilarious!

The 7 rules of compliment club :)

Man demonstrates 17 sweet and silly ways to hold a baby:)

Ah, making a pretty perfect loaf of bread...

Aww...

How to use up a bottle of wine (besides drinking it).

'My year of saying yes'.

Daydreaming about this sandwich right now (and this one too).

The magic secret to loving any vegetable.

Anna is such a gem!

Genius!

A helpful guide to seasonal eating (early July edition).

How to grow old with yourself.

Magical coffee.

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

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even Pinterest.


(Photo by Brooklyn Supper)

This Week's Gems


One of my favourite dresses this season!...

Oh boy, what a beauty...

Hey handsome! :)...

Ha! Wine cooling beads...

My friend swears by this headache roll-on...

Love!...

This shark tooth necklace would look amazing with v-neck t-shirts this season!....

Pop of red!...

What a beautifully minimalist logo...

This blouse  + jean shorts = summer weekends in a park!...

Bit of fuchsia = cheery feet...

I'm totally obsessed with this bamboo steamer - it's amazing!...

:)...
Sweet...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Summertime Body Oil

Thursday, July 2, 2015




Have you tried infused body oils? Alina recently made this one that sounds totally amazing and I can’t wait to try it! It’s based on cold pressed grape seed oil mixed with essential oils (bergamot and geranium), dried rose petals and a dash of dried lemongrass. It not only smells like summer in a bottle, but also hydrates your skin and makes it stronger. You can also use it on your hair or as a cuticle oil and shaving cream. Nifty!

What do you think? Would you try it? (Here is the easy-peasy step-by-step recipe).

P.S: How to get smooth summer legs in under 3 minutes.
P.P.S: Natural you - all summer long.

(Photos via Little Green Dot. Recipe by Alina)

On being relaxed...


We often say: I'm tried/sleepy/unhappy/happy/stressed or even content, but rarely relaxed. There is always a certain readiness to react that follows us around. Isn't there? Is it because in today's fast-paced world being relaxed means being lazy? Is it why we keep ourselves on tiptoes? Well, sometimes the simplest solutions to stress and unhappiness are the best. So here are some wise words from Mr. Bill Murray himself on how important it is to be relaxed!

"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself." 

I'm taking notes. You? When was the last time you felt truly relaxed? (I can't remember).

P.S: I believe...
P.P.S: How to stay happily married or have a great relationship and something for when life gets tough.

(Photo by Michael Kennedy. Quote via Amanda)

Summer dinners: Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini



What is your go-to summer meal?

Summers for me are about simple, delicious, healthy and vibrant meals made on the fly! We usually eat our dinner around 9pm and the feeling of just sitting down on the balcony and eating something you made yourself after a long day of hot weather and work is one of the most enjoyable bits of this season.

Lately, Balazs and I are into crostini and particularly this one with strawberries, goat cheese, mint and a dash of balsamic reduction.  It’s one of those recipes that you want to make over and over again. What I love most about it is the amazing flavour mix with every new bite! So, if you need a dinner idea for tonight, here it is (including the full recipe).

P.S: Also, this one :)
P.P.S: Plus six more takes on strawberries.

(Photos by Foodess)

14 breezy art prints to jazz up your summer home

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Years ago someone I worked with at the time told me that whenever she wanted to freshen up her home without really doing a major stir up, she always got one or two new art prints to add to her collection. So when we moved into our latest flat, I started to collect art pieces and besides having a few favourites hanging at all times, I try to get one or two new art prints seasonally in hopes to bring in a bit of fresh vibe to the space.

Plus, besides jazzing up your own home, summer-themed art pieces are one of the most loved gifts you can give to your friends and family!

So if you fancy sassing up yours or someone's home this July, here are a few amazing pieces that just might tickle your fancy.

Any favourites?

1. Boat shed - 2. Reassurance - 3. The beautiful shores of La Jolla, San Diego - 4. Field of Sunshine - 5. Orange crush - 6. Pineapple - 7. Sunset study - 8. Pool illumination - 9. Bondi Beach.

10. California dream - 11. New York - 12. Running horses - 13. Tangerine - 14.Waikiki.

Plus, tons more amazing prints here. Enjoy!

P.S: Looking at art and fashion meets art.
P.P.S: Missed connections.

(Photo via oh joy! by Zeke Ruelas. Layout by exPress-o)

1 couple, 1 cat and 16 countries





Yowza, on August 12, 2011 Matt and Jessica Johnson left their regular everyday life behind, sold their home, their cars, all their personal belongings and set off in their new sailboat for an adventure of a lifetime!

So far, they have visited 16 countries, including the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba and Peru and are not planning to stop anytime soon. In 2012 they even adopted an adorable little cat named Georgie who joined them on the deck. The little rascal loves the sea and to their surprise, adores to swim as well!

Wow, I am so impressed by those two! Bravo for being so brave! I'm curious, would you ever consider leaving everything behind to explore the world and travel?

P.S: Also, this couple and this one too :)
P.P.S: Plus, tons more travel-lust!

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