Make Your Home Smell Like a Coffee Shop

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Speaking of coffee...fancy making your home smell like a cozy coffee shop? Just fill a small saucepan with water, add a sliced apple, two cinnamon sticks, a few star anise and half cup of coffee beans, then simmer throughout the day.

The scent is magical...

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Hmm, thinking about making this tonight:)

(Photo and how-to by Lana Lurch and Claudia Herold via/for Glamour)

Coffee Niftiness

Ha! Did you know that adding a pinch of baking soda to your coffee grounds before brewing will make your morning joe much easier to digest? Especially if you have a sensitive stomach. Supposedly, most store bought coffees are naturally overly acidic and by adding a bit of baking soda, you easily neutralize some of the naturally occurring acid in the coffee.

Also, according to Meghan, the addition doesn’t change the flavour of your favourite drink whatsoever, so no worries there!

Will you try it? I definitely will:)

P.S: Also, this and that.
P.P.S: Plus, more here...

(Tip by Meghan Splawn via The Kitchn. Photo by Dan Derrett)

Herbarium Collages

Here is something for those of us who love flowers...

Ivan Knyazev is a Moscow-based photographer who recently created this beautiful collection of herbarium collages. Their rather subtle and romantic vibe makes me wish I could frame them and hang them all around our flat. Pretty, aren't they?

P.S: Mammasaurus :)
P.P.S: London bloom.

(via Trendland)

Weekend Jollies

Friday, January 13, 2017

Eek, cheers to Friday the 13th! What are you up to this weekend? We've just finished the first season of Westworld. Have you see it? Oh boy, it's a totally incredible show and something I'd highly recommend for those dark winter evenings of the sofa. Also, as I type this, our flat smells like a morning bakery, because I have a loaf in the over...literally :) Wishing everyone a jolly good next two days, I'll see you back here on Tuesday morning but before you go, how about diving into a few of those awesome links below? Enjoy!

What is love?

An hour without a phone is an effective way to figure out where you're going.

10 ways to challenge yourself in the New Year.

How to become a 'Superager'.

Awesome hot chocolate hacks you really should try!

How to do no-fail cool girl hair.

The story of Santorini’s coolest bookshop :)

Move over, Marie Kondo...


5 things to know about coffee stains.

A bunch of kitchen habits worth trying this year.


'I wanted to show the soft beauty of kitchen culture.'

On 'office cake' culture.

What this personality test says about you.


How to ground yourself when it's windy.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Six years ago tomorrow.
- 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 from a book called Gathered by Mary Norden and Polly Wreford via That's Not My Age)

This Week's Gems

Ah, this jumper has the most beautifully feminine detailing...

Peak ring perfection!...

The prettiest little porcelain bowls around...

This shirt would look stunning with a simple skirt and cozy tights...

Oh boy, isn't this cuff gorgeous?...

Waves - print goodness...

I want every single one of those jasper necklaces...

A walnut shell :)...

How would you fancy a dash of cozy sunshine on this gloomy day?...

What a jazzy little dress...
  Brilliant lightning bolt studs :)...


A waterless moisturizing lotion bar...

For a good night sleep...


Beautiful nail brush...

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

P.S: Fancy more?

Winter Must-Have: Oversized Puffer

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ok, at first sight, an oversized puffer jacket doesn’t look like much and it's often associated with heaviness, discomfort and overall...well, puffiness.

Till recently, I always thought of myself as the type who will pick tons of layers over a big coat but then I spotted Erica’s post and actually warmed to the idea. So, now I’m on a lookout for a cozy, comfy and super warm puffer jacket, because honestly, this weather is actually wearing me down:)

What do you think? Thumbs up or down? Here are two that seem lovely.

P.S: Also, a few snug blanket scarves and those stylish felt hats.
P.P.S: Plus, three takes on Diane Keaton's iconic style.

(Photos via/by Honestly...wtfW MagazineElsa HoskVanessa JackmanThe Sartorialist & Collage Vintage)

Tribal Faces

As soon as I spotted those portraits, I was glued to their uniqueness. Did you know that every single item those women wear showcases their status within the tribe, their beauty, their age or even their importance? It’s fascinating!

Recently, Lebanese photographer Omar Reda had the honour to visit Ethiopia's Omo Valley to capture on film women from three different tribes that live there: the Hamar, the Dassanech and the Mursi.

Every single one of those tribes has its own style, language and rituals. For example, the Hamar people are known for painting their bodies with ochre, the Mursi women wear different size lip plates as a sign of beauty, while the Dassanech tribe sport glorious headdresses that are usually made from recycled metal watch stripes and bottle tops.

Ah, incredible...

P.S: Remember those Gurung honey hunters?
P.P.S: Ubuntu - I am because we are...

(via Daily Mail)
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