Monday, February 29, 2016

Holy Moly! Arnaud Deroudilhe is an extraordinary film maker and photographer who recently started a photo project where he pays tribute to the 60’s fashion through vintage Vogue covers, cleverly combining cover page cut-outs and natural landscapes, creating an interesting depth to the images.

P.S: Fashion and nature + foodie fashion.
P.P.S: The ageless fashion gene.

(via Fubiz)

Would you dare?

Happy leap year! I’m curious, would you ever consider proposing to your boyfriend or partner? As the Irish legend says, today is reserved for all those ladies who are too tired of waiting for their partner to pop the question and are willing to take matters in their own hands. According to my friend Jools (who herself proposed to her husband of 7 years), this tradition is still pretty currant in certain parts of Great Britain, although they don’t use silk gloves as consolation of rejection anymore. Here are three brave girls who did just that, earlier this morning. Be still my heart!

P.S: Around the world in 38 weddings.
P.P.S: And those sweet little wedding moments.

(Photo by Paloma Wool via Oh la la!)

Canada’s Ice Fishing Huts

As a child, I spent a few years living in Wyoming, and we used to go to Colorado for fishing. However, those weekends were nothing like the pictures above: while on the fishing boat, our biggest enemy wasn't the freezing temperatures, but boredom and the sun beaming down on us.

Having said that, now as an adult somehow those memories are more filled with nostalgia than anything else. So when I spotted this awesome series of ice huts shot by Toronto based architectural photographer, Richard Johnson, I got totally fascinated with the concept of ice-fishing and especially the uniqueness of those tiny and practical ice homes. It blows my mind that even without their owners present, those little huts totally showcase each owner’s individuality.

P.S: Also, phone booth aquarium and carrying quite a load!
P.P.S: Plus, this underwater hotel room.

(via Modern Farmer via Checks and Spots)

Cheers to an awesome weekend

Friday, February 26, 2016

Cheers to the weekend! What are your plans for the next two days? We're going for a birthday party tomorrow, but tonight is all about catching up on Elementary, wine and takeout pizza. Wishing everyone a jolly good weekend and I'll see you back here Monday morning. Fancy going down the internet rabbit hope? Enjoy!

Rethinking priorities in a materialistic culture.

The perfect email.

Have you been to the Canary Islands?


Living on next to nothing...

Fancy a box of natural beauty products that are good for you? Try Pearlesque Box - it's a gem!

Spaghetti pie?

Drink it up!

Ha! How to make a lip balm with just 2 ingredients.

Our dinner last night...

Are these the kindest stranger stories ever?

The sweetest little idea.

Every weekend should be a 3-day weekend.


Why we all should do a bit of gardening.

"Why I don't want stuff"

Are you drinking honey water?

How not to hate running.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Five years ago the day after tomorrow.
- 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 InstagramTwitterFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo of kids hula hooping - 1957 via Seeke)

This Week's Gems

Spring top at its best!...

The loveliest print for spring...


I'm so looking forward to summer toting...

This nourishing yoni steam sounds like something worth trying...

The sweetest fossil studs...

Linen throw perfection...

Aloe and rose, what a dreamy combo...

Everyday bracelet perfection...

Can't get enough of those stunning pillows...

Adore the simplicity of this soap dish...

Totally smitten with the colour of this tote bag, you?...


Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys? Do tell...

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Simple Spring Wreath

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Have you started to think about your spring door wreath yet? I'm literally on pins and needles waiting for warmer, longer and sunnier days. So, to get a jump start on the season, I'm thinking about recreating Amanda's sweet little wreath made simply with grapevine as a base and dried flower stems. Here is the full how-to if you fancy making one too.

P.S: Second life for your fresh blooms.
P.P.S: Magic lessons.

(Photos by Homesong)

Elegant Tomboy

How do you feel about wearing Converse with dressy pants and/or classy suit jackets? Personally, I always liked the mix of minimal elegance and a touch of tomboyish coolness, but it seems this look divides opinions. To me it's the best of two worlds and a great way to look presentable while being comfortable. What do you think? Thumbs up or down?

P.S: Also, skirts + sneakers and all things dots.
P.P.S: If you only buy one thing this spring...

(Photos via Who What WearRemain SimpleWhat I'd Wear and Le Fashion)

9 Savory Takes on Oatmeal

What's your oatmeal of choice: sweet or savory? Till recently, I didn't quite know what to think of a savory take on oatmeal, but after indulging in a few different variations (especially this one), I totally get it now!

It's incredibly refreshing to realize that a bit of salt, a dash of oil and a runny egg can make a gooey oat base so fulfilling. So, if you are bored of your go-to breakfast (or dinner, for that matter) try one of those nine savory oatmeal variations this week and I promise, you will never look back!

Starting with cheddar and fried egg (above)...
with garlicky greens and bacon...

with miso butter...

with shiitake, kale and walnuts...

with a soft cooked egg...
with poached egg and Hollandaise sauce...
with mushrooms and tahini...

and with greens and yogurt ...

Which one tickles your fancy the most?

P.S: Also, French omelette a la Julia Child and those breakfast bars.
P.P.S: Plus, kitchen sink diaries.

(Photos by Martha StewartThe Chalkboard MagHeartbeet KitchenSet The TableHealthy Nibbles and BitsThe Full HelpingWhat Should I Eat For Breakfast TodayThe New York Times and What's Cooking Good Looking)

10 Books on Simple Living

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fact: In today's world living simply takes work and a strong sense of what we truly want. It's harder nowadays to be a minimalist than a trend-setting maximalist (if that's even a thing). Having said that, those obstacles don't stop people (including myself) to resist the hype and just find joy in the simpler things. 'After all, we are more than the sum of our possessions, we are more than white-tiled walls'.

So below are 10 of my favourite books that I read and hope to read soon - all about living with less, living simply, joyfully, naturally, happily and imperfectly...

"Simple Matters" by Erin Boyle - "The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own" by Joshua Becker - "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" by Greg McKeown - "Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo - "Present Over Perfect" by Shauna Niequist - "The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck" by Sarah Knight

"Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World" by Emily P. Freeman - "The Joy of Less" by Francine Jay - "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" also by Marie Kondo - "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference" by Malcolm Gladwell.

Have you read any of them already? Any other titles you'd like to recommend?

P.S: Also, 10 awesome books to devour on a flight and NYC subway public library.
P.P.S: Plus, corpus libris and a few scrumptious fictitious dishes.

(Top image by Cloistered Away. Quote from Simple Matters book by Erin. Layout by exPress-o)

Sweet and clever little advice

Do you remember your friends' sad anniversaries? It's easy to forget that our friends need us not only when celebrating happiness and joy, but also when it comes to dealing with hardship. So here is a tiny and sweet reminder of how to handle those darker days:

"If a friend has lost someone close to them - a parent, a grandparent, a friend, whatever - put a yearly reminder in your calendar of that day.
Then, when it comes (and it’s appropriate based on this friend’s personality) just send a text - “Hey, I know this is a hard day. I love you and I’m here to talk or eat ice cream with or whatever you need.” 

The chances of you “reminding” them of this are pretty slim. They have not forgotten the day their friend died. In fact, they are probably thinking a LOT about it, but to everyone else, it’s just a normal day."

P.S: Buy for today, not tomorrow.
P.P.S: Moments...

(Photo via Siobhan Watts. Quote by Adulting via Joy)

Not Your Regular Lunchbox

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Growing up I was a picky eater, so my parents used cookie cutters to make my school lunch sandwiches look cool. I remember eating heart shaped slices of cheese or star shaped veggies on repeat. Having said that, my lunchbox looked nothing like those amazing creations above. Those are made by Ming, a lovely mom who takes her sons school lunches to another level with those incredible cartoon inspired creations. Aren't they brilliant?

P.S: A bit of this, a dash of that and whole lot of those.
P.P.S: Plus, the French cuisse, and women + food.

(via Fubiz)
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