Weekend Jollies

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cheers to the weekend! What are you up to? Balazs is working late tonight so I'm meeting a friend for a dinner, drinks and a late-night chit-chat. Also, tomorrow we are hoping to spend most of the day café-hopping and trying to cross off a few things from our to-do list. Wishing everyone a jolly good weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday morning, but in the meantime, here is a bunch of awesome links to dive right into. Enjoy!

The sweetest birthday gift idea, isn't it?

A garden paradise in Stockholm.

It's time to address the dirty underbelly of 'clean eating'.

See the world...and take your house with you :)

Melted my heart...

Foreign spouse, happy life...

'All the time I've wasted watching the better versions of me.'

The drink menu you need for perfect skin.

Is married life without kids fulfilling?


Why you really might need yin yoga.

Why you should keep a notebook on your nightstand.


Have you heard of the 4-7-8 breathing method to fall asleep?

Mm, this healing hot chocolate is a must...

How much can a woman's life change in 10 years?

10 things to do in the first 10 minutes of your day.

Would you take a ride on a swing on the subway?

Making your closet a happy space...

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

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo of the adorable lama via Free + Native)

This Week's Gems

 Blue or red?...

Such a gorgeous wedding band...

Beautifully cozy...


If  you know any new mamas, treat them to this sweet little necklace, just because:)...

Mm, James sounds perfect to me...You?...

Top knot + those lace earrings + bold lips = date-night outfit perfection...

Tea towel goodness...

Sounds brilliant!...


'Be the change...'...


Be  still my heart...

The sassiest everyday earrings to wear with every single outfit you own :)...


I find beeswax candles so romantic...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

(9th image via Blushing Wit)

Fall Half-Moon Nails

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Can't decide on a single colour fall manicure? You don't have to, just do what Mari did and paint your nails in the sassiest double colour half-moon pattern. Ah, isn't the taupe and navy combination spot on for this rather moody season? (Here is the full how-to).

P.S: Another take on half moon nails that you might like.
P.P.S: And, the 'it' lipstick right now.

(Photos by Muxe via Le Fashion)

Britain’s Best Kept Secret

Have you heard of the Foula Island? If you haven’t, you’re missing out big time!

It's Britain's most remote inhabited home to a population of only thirty people, hundreds of Shetland ponies and huge colonies of seabirds. Yup, there are more ponies on this tiny island than actual residents :)

If that’s not quirky enough, this little thing is just three-and-a-half miles long by two-and-a-half miles wide, with rugged peaks that suddenly end at sheer cliffs 1,200 feet above the wild Atlantic. But what it lacks in size, it surely delivers in mesmerizing ocean views, incredibly friendly people and a rare, to most of us by now, a slower kind of lifestyle…

Ever since I read about this place I’ve been daydreaming about renting this cottage and spending a couple of days enjoying the stillness, the fresh cold air and the change of pace...

Doesn’t that sound magical?

P.S: Also, the incredible Beachy Head in England and Italy's best kept secret.
P.P.S: Plus, Benbulben in Ireland and this mysterious tree tunnel.

(Photos via/by The Huffington PostIBTShetlandMichele D'AmicoThe Atlantic and Jeff J Mitchel)

Halloween Décor: Wax Dipped Flowers

Are you hosting a Halloween dinner-party this year?

If you do, here is a beautifully simple, yet totally eerie floral centerpiece idea that will definitely make a spooky impression on your guests. The only things you need to create those decorative wax dipped flowers are: wax chips, black wax dye, and half a dozen red roses or any other blooms you fancy.

When finished, you can place them in a vase as a centerpiece or put them individually at each setting, as shown above.

What do you think? I love this idea:) If you do too, here are all the instructions to make them yourself.

P.S: Also, all things Seinfeld Halloween...
P.P.S: And those awesome succulent potted pumpkins.

(Photos by Laura Dominguez via/for Camille Styles)

Book Club

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What are you reading those days?

Since the beginning of summer, I've been on a reading high - if there is such thing at all. When I start a book, I can hardly put it down and I'll find any excuse (even staying up way past my bedtime) to read just a couple more pages.

At first I kept on asking friends for recommendations, but recently I discovered Chaucee's book club and I'm a fan now:) Every month or so, she shares her latest read and talks about how the book impacted her and what she took away from it. It's a great way to see if the book you have your eye on is really what you're hoping for. Plus her cozy images make me swoon every single time.

P.S: 10 books on simple living...
P.P.S: Plus, are you flying anywhere this week? Here are a few brilliant reads to devour on a flight.

(Photos by Streets and Stripes)

Coffee Mindfulness

Next time you're passing by your favourite café, instead of grabbing a cuppa to-go, just sit down with your beverage for 5 minutes and try this:

'Focus on the sensations coming from your coffee. Notice the warmth, the rising steam. How does the cup feel in your hand? When you take a sip, pay attention to the taste, the aroma. As you swallow, feel the warm liquid.'

It's one of those little things we can do to live in a mindful moment - to stop, to focus on the task at hand and to transform a rather mundane errand into a tiny meditation that will result in you feeling calmer, relaxed and energized at the same time. Yup, coffee not only jazzes you up, it can also make you feel chilled, if you just give it a chance:)

P.S: Have you tried rosemary coffee yet?
P.P.S: Coffee shop chatter.

(Tip by Gloria Chadwick via The New York Times. Photo via The Coffee Atlas by Roza)
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