Weekend Jollies

Friday, April 28, 2017

Cheers to the weekend. Can you believe that Monday marks the start of May? Crazy! Anyway, what are you up to? I've been feeling really tired this week, so I'm hoping to soak in some sunshine, relax and maybe catch a movie tonight. Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend, I'll see you back here on Monday morning, but before you go, don't forget to dive into some of those links below. Enjoy!

A few self-care practices for the highly sensitive person.

I'm hoping to make those camomile vanilla cupcakes over the weekend. YUM!

Clever and sweet.

'I'm the face of infertility'.

Something beautiful for tea lovers...

How to declutter your mind.

Did you know?

Those are magical...


How to wait (for anything) well.

Mothers are keepers of bodies. (Thanks, Steph).

'Turning 50 is difficult but defining'.

'What happened when I stopped using skincare products.'

Friends and babies: can the two coexist?


For a good hair day...

How to Marie Kondo your diet.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago day after tomorrow.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.

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(Photo by Carla Coulson)

This Week's Gems

This oversized linen top is calling my name...

Now, this potty pack is totally genius!...

I can't get enough of those skyline earrings!...

This London print is awesome!...

It doesn't get more French than this soap...


The prettiest necklace to treat your mom just in time for Mother's Day:)...

Wow, what a special spoon rest!...

The 'it' polo jersey for our boys, because they deserve something special too, don't they?...

Hi there!...

Because white napkins make even the most understated meal feel special...

What a cheery skirt, don't you think?...


For your next flight...

Reusable baguette bag perfection!...

Coffee or tea?...

Planter bookends anyone?...

Beach towel of my dreams...

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

P.S: Fancy more?

(5th photo via Varpunen)

Behind Closed Door

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What's in your fridge? After Heidi Swanson got me totally hooked on her Sunday fridge scenes, 1. I started to pay more attention to what I actually place there, and 2. now I want to see all my friends' fridges! Is that weird? :)

So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Kerrilynn and Cindy's brilliant series where they ask people they know and admire to share a snapshot of their fridge, alongside their thoughts on their food philosophy and all the products they use. For example: Lacy is on an autoimmune gut healing diet that completely fascinates me, and Bonnie always tries to incorporate nutrient rich foods into her everyday favourite dishes. So inspiring, isn't it?

P.S: Also, a few weird items you should store in there too...
P.P.S: New season, new habits.

(via Cap Beauty. Photos by ShiraMeredithBonnieMay, Camille, Theo, Lacy, Jamie and Ally)

'Hello Sailor' Denim Tweak

Fancy a nifty trick to make your favourite jeans look snazzier this season?

Just cuff them, but not by using the double or triple small fold technique. This year the classic 'hello sailor' cuff is back and although at first I wasn't sure about it, now I really like the look, especially on boyfriend jeans. It's all about an exaggerated single fold (about 6-inches) that ideally hits just above your ankle bone.

What do you think: thumbs up or down?

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: And this.

(Photos by/via The SartorialistVanessa JackmanPretty StuffWit and DelightJuliannenyHarpers BazaarHer New TribeEat Sleep Denim and Man Repeller)

Break The (Phone) Habit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Be honest, how often do you catch yourself checking your phone out of habit, boredom, stress, or just because it’s something to do?

Many of my friends, including myself, have this compulsion of mindlessly glancing on our phones every chance we get. It’s equally annoying and silly (really!). Yet, till recently I had a hard time dropping this rather weird pattern.

So if you have little or no self-control, but you're committed to end this annoying co-dependency cycle, try Brad's genius trick:

'Take a stretchy hair band and wrap it around your phone. Put it right in the middle of the screen so you can answer incoming calls but you're still prevented from using it mindlessly.'

He continues on saying, that the hair band represents your thinking trigger, so when you reach for the phone and you see it there...your brain makes you ask yourself a simple question before you go any further: ''what is my intention?' If you really want to use the phone, set your intention for why, and remove the hair band. If you realize that there is no real reason for you to unlock your screen, don’t do it and move on.'

Take my word for it, it really works! It's all about not letting your distractions rule your life and by developing a mindful habit of not giving in, you'll become less stressed, more mindful and you'll actually stop reaching for your phone as often...

Are you game?

P.S: A healthier way to phone chit-chats.
P.P.S: Phone life...

(via Digital Telepathy. Photos by Brad Soroka and via Vintage Everyday)

Two-Ingredient Mango Pudding

Since mangoes are in season right now, here is a super easy dessert that will blow your mind and transform even the most mundane evening into a tropical dream. The best bit is, it takes only 2 ingredients  to create this bowl of goodness - a fresh mango and a bit of coconut cream. The only thing is, the cream must be chilled. Here is the full how-to.

P.S: Also, how to peel them and cut them.
P.P.S: Plus, this delicious iced green mango tea.

(Photo by With Food and Love via The Kitchn)

Spring Hair Refresh

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Did you know that green tea is the perfect spring-hair-refresh remedy?

Till recently, I was clueless about it, but then I stumbled upon Deborah’s super nifty Matcha hair mask and I finally experienced what a true gem it really is! I used this mask twice already and I love how a simple mix of Matcha green tea powder combined with an egg and coconut oil makes my hair look all fresh, healthy and shiny.

Here is the full how-to if you fancy giving it a go too. Go on, don't be shy:)...

P.S: And something for your skin...
P.P.S: Fancy more?

(Photo by Hello Glow)

Spring Trend: White Shirt Dress

Would you wear a shirt dress this spring or summer?

According to ELLE, a simple white shirt dress makes for the ideal spring/summer work-wear. Its simplicity and clean-cut vibe will make you look professional and put together, while feeling comfortable and breezy at the same time. Here are a few that tickle my fancy right now: this classic number, that sleeveless beauty and this one is pretty special as well.

I'm a fan. You?

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Head-to-toe white summer.

(Photos by/via Lovely Pepa, ELLEThat Kind of WomanLovely Life and Her New Trbie)

Portraits Of What You Love

What are you passionate about?

Pamela Hachem is the brilliant photographer from Beirut, Lebanon who has an ongoing series of unconventional portraits that I love! The idea behind is simple: instead of capturing a photo of a person's face, she snaps a portrait of their passion instead. Brilliantly quirky, don't you think?

P.S: Remember these or those?
P.P.S: Persona...

(via Bored Panda)
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