Love, Edor Jewelry Giveaway

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Today’s giveaway is from Love, Edor, a swoonworthy California based jewelry boutique that I adore! All of Edor's designs are gorgeously understated, full of minimalist charm and ideal for layering, while in tune with the modern style. Cindy, the owner hopes that every piece she creates will make the wearer feel like their true self.

Today, Cindy is offering one lucky person a chance to win a $75 gift card to the entire shop. This way you can choose and pick a few of your favourites. How special is that? I've just got this beautiful necklace that I'm wearing today with a cozy sweater and those earrings are on my wish list. Plus, I'm planning to treat my best friend to this sassy number for Christmas.

For a chance to win, you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit the Edor shop and tell us which piece or pieces are your favourite. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random next Monday morning. Good luck! xo

For extra entries:
Re-tweet the giveaway, follow Edor on Twittertag a friend on instagram, like Edor on Facebook, follow Cindy on Pinterest, follow exPress-o on Instagram, join the exPress-o group on Facebook, follow exPress-o on Pinterest, follow exPress-o on Twitter or sign up for the Edor newsletter and please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, please include your email address, so I can contact the winner. Thank you:)

(Top photo by Tiphaine Marie. Layout by exPress-o)

Festive and Zesty Home Tweak

There is no better way to welcome December than with some festive decorations. And since I love the scent of winter citrus, I’m planning to take Nathalie’s and Matilda’s tip and create one of those beautiful clementine-clover ribbon decorations for our kitchen window. It’s simple, understated yet totally festive, plus it will make the whole space smell incredible throughout the month.

Fancy making one too?

P.S: Also, clementine candlesthis nifty little trick and a must-try winter snack.
P.P.S: Plus, stay tuned for a swoonworthy GIVEAWAY later today!

(Photos by Babes in Boyland)

Christmas Gift Guide #4: Husband

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today is my Balazs' forty-second birthday, so since I'm already in celebratory mood, here are ten Christmas gift ideas for those coffee drinking, pizza loving gents in your life. Those amazing blokes who go out of their way to make your life easier, always give the best advice, keep your back no matter what and make the best chili chicken on the planet!

Any favourites?

1. 'Where to eat pizza' book - 2. Apothecary jar matches - 3. Trees Knees cinnamon maple - 4. Juniper and Oak moss solid cologne - 5. Tile Mate - 6. Monthly coffee subscription - 7. Mossery 2017 galaxy planner - 8. Shaving soap bar - 9. Yield ceramic French press - 10. Knit British socks.

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Plus, last year's husband gift guide.

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On Reading...

Do  you read? I have a friend who can dive into a great book literally in a middle of a busy subway or a noisy café like no big deal at all. I, on the other hand, find reading most enjoyable in the privacy of my own home when I can shut the door and enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz in the background.

Which brings me to Steve McCurry, the incredible photographer who documents honest and universal moments across cultures like no one else. His latest project is all about capturing people from all walks of life getting utterly lost in a story. His aim is to showcase how seductive and universal reading is and how the act of reading spans all boundaries and bring us all together.

How brilliantly insightful. Don’t you think?

P.S: Also, family table and those iconic shots and people behind them.
P.P.S: Plus, looking at art.

(via My Modern Met)

Christmas Gift Guide #3: The Minimalist (Girl)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ready for the next gift guide? Here are 13 beautifully minimal and thoughtful, yet incredibly chic gems for all those minimalist ladies in your life. The friend who only has a 12-piece closet, the sister who is all about understated everyday style, the co-worker who can't get enough of minimal jewelry and mom who only buys things that will enrich her life.

What caught your eye?

1. Silverwell jumper - 2. Wild foraged smudge stick - 3. Lovisa Moon in Taurus choker - 4. Edor's extra skinny silver stacking rings - 5. Line hoop earrings - 6. OLO Fragrance in 'lightning paw' - 7. Minimalism Documentary - 8. Mossery pocket notebook - 9. Marbled enamel sauce server - 10. Table brush set - 11. Tipped vintage pajama - 12. Knit beanie - 13. Mountain weave jute basket.

P.S: Fancy more? Here are all this year's gift guides so far.
P.P.S: Plus. the whole last year's bundle too.

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When Roses Die

Cheers to Monday, dearies! It's SO good to be back! How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you eat yourself silly? I've spent the last couple of days getting myself healthy and I'm so glad to finally feel like a human again who actually craves coffee, can sit for more than a few minutes without feeling ill and is positively hungry for some real food.

So, let's get this week started with those somewhat romantic images of dying roses. Corina recently captured those gems because she can't resist the fading beauty and subtle smell that comes in the last stage of their life.

I've never been a huge fan of roses, but seeing them like this makes me fall in love with them on so many levels. You?

P.S: Pickled rose petals and this series of decaying flower.
P.P.S: The winners of our SimaG GIVEAWAY are...

(Photos by Cocorrina)

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dearies, have a jolly good Thanksgiving weekend filled with hearty food, silliness and all the people you love!

For those who still have some more cooking to do, just breathe, and for everyone else, enjoy the festivities to the fullest! As far as Balazs and I, we were planning to meet friends this afternoon for a feast but since I'm just starting to feel like a human again, we'll stay in, bundle up and watch our favourite shows on repeat.

I will see you all back here (all healthy) on Monday morning, but in the meantime, please feel free to browse through exPress-o, maybe you'll find a post or two you have missed. Oh, and don't forget to be creative with your leftovers tomorrow morning:) Cheers!

And here are a few discount details for your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping fun!
Mossery: 25% off - discount code: 'BF25'
SimaG Jewelry: 30% off - discount code: 'thankyou'.
AgJc jewelry: 25% off - discount code details here.
Abramey: 50% off + free shipping.
Karin A: 20% - 70% off.
Olive Bella Jewelry: 20% off - discount code: 'THANKS20'.
Andrea Bonelli: 18% off.
Emmy Trinh: 40% off - discount code: 'THANKFUL40'.

(Photo via Design Sponge by Yossy Arefi)

A little note...

Monday, November 21, 2016

...Many of you noticed that I haven't posted my 'weekend jollies' on Friday and wrote in. For that thank you so much. You always surprise me with your kindness and sweetness. The reason for my absence is that I caught a really nasty case of stomach bug that doesn't seem to be going away easily...

So, I'm on a bed rest since Friday afternoon, and I'll be there for another day or two...So please bear with me till I can get this thing out of my system. I should be better by mid of the week, so please check back for new posts...

Miss you all and thank you for being such gems and checking up on me.

Diana, xo

Psst: I'm also extending the jewelry giveaway's deadline till after Thanksgiving. So don't miss your change to enter...

(Photo via Hello Ancolie)

This Week's Gems

Friday, November 18, 2016

My  new go-to Holiday party dress - it looks great with black tights and boots. Plus, it's so comfortable and stylish...

The 'it' Christmas Time necklace...

The most comfortable and versatile autumn t-shirt around!...

A beautiful wooden mug anyone?...

My  friend Sofia's go-to hair brush...

How stunning is this black diamond cuff?...

So  lovely...

The most chic ankle boots around!...

Those bullet earrings are so uniquely sassy...

Those hooks are totally cool...

The sweetest guitar pick:)...

I want to wear shirt dresses over and over again...

Speaking of unique, this must be the loveliest antler necklace I have ever seen...

Ohlala, beret perfection...


Aw, the cutest hanging planter...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?
P.P.S: Also, don't miss our necklace GIVEAWAY this week!

Christmas Gift Guide #2: Homebody

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Next up are fourteen cozy, snug and comforting gems for all those moms who prefer reading books under the blanket rather than going out for dinner parties. Sisters who take any excuse to unplug and indulge in a bit of 'alone' time and that dear friend who always invites you over for a cup of coffee and a homemade apple crisp instead of meeting you in a local café.

Any favourites?

From the top: 1. Mariette sheepskin slippers - 2. Karina A's red striped long sleeves t-shirt - 3. H.A.N.D. coffee carafe set - 4. Lulu Organics patchouli rose hair powder - 5. Lambskin mittens - 6. Edor's rose gold U earrings - 7. S'well water bottle - 8. Dandelight - light-emitting flower lamp - 9. Le Petite Baume Dayala balm - 10. Moon Juice 'dream dust' - 11. Pure beeswax stubby candles - 12. 'The Little Book of Hygge': The Danish Way to Live Well  - 13. Knit throw - 14. Emmy Thinh's Sol Mini Illume choker.

P.S: Fancy more? Here is one for your mom and another one for the minimalist.
P.P.S: Have you entered our two winners jewelry GIVEAWAY yet? Don't miss it!

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Juniper, The Fox

Meet Juniper, a one-year old tame red fox, who does everything with a smile. This little rascal loves to run around, makes any excuse to sneak in a tiny nap, wears hoodies like a pro and is always up for an adventure, especially when it involves her best friend, Moose (who is a dog). So if you fancy indulging in a dash of cuteness this gloomy Thursday morning, check out her feed. It's a gem!

P.S: Real-life fox and hound in Norway and that incredible sanctuary Japan.
P.P.S: Don't miss our beautiful jewelry giveaway this week!

(via Sadler Garden Collections)
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