Thursday, November 29, 2012

On the move again...

L'invitation au voyage- Louis Vuitton

...And this time I'm going back to Europe for a couple of weeks! Purpose of my visit? Well first of all to see my family and friends and secondly I will be looking for my wedding dress, but I can't give too many details on that just yet ;)
Looking forward to some family time and to finally feel some crisp winter air!!!

How do you like my selection of 'travel in style' pictures? 

*All photos from Pinterest

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November coup de coeur

Alexander McQueen booties

Hello everyone!! I know I haven't been a very good blogger lately but as I was telling you my family is visiting and I haven't had much time to sit down and catch up with blogosphere...
Before my favorite month arrives in 4 days, I wanted to share with you some of my November fashion coup de coeur items:

Any favorites?What trends are you into this season?

Leather sleeve details

Faux fur parka

MMM for H&M transparent wedges

Ruffled skirt

YSL sneakers

Valentino red studded heels

Thin rings (yes, I still can't get enough of them!)

Sparkly booties

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving with a twist

Keep your table decor rustic and minimal

Before entering the whole Christmas/wintery mood, I thought I would wish all my American friends a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. For the occasion I selected some of my favorite things to do for this festivity:

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving?

Create your own Cranberry wreath

Use apples as candle holders

Bake some seasonal pie pops for dessert

Add a touch of Autumn to your gifts

Table decor idea

Bake some apple muffins for those who don't like pumpkin based desserts (like me;) )

Keep your meal healthy by making some soup

Crack open some nuts


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Beautiful Cambodia

*Angkor Wat temple*

If I could I would post all the 600 pictures that I took in Cambodia but I guess you would fall asleep after the 20th one ;) ;) Instead I picked the ones that I believe portrait the beauty of this marvelous country: the kindness of people and the breathtaking and unique landscapes.

*Ta Prohm temple where Tomb raider was filmed*

*Ta Prohm temple*

*Angkor Thom*

*Kampong Phluk floating village*

*Siem Reap local market*

*Tuk tuk*

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cambodia travel essentials

Cambodia travel essentials: backpack (from Accessorize) & Lonely Planet guide

First of all sorry to all for the week-long silence, my family is visiting from Europe and I've been traveling around non stop!!!
As part of my travels around Asia, one of the stops is the beautiful country of Cambodia and to be more precise the town of Siem Reap and its breathtaking Angkor Wat temples. 
Before showing you pictures of one of the 'new' wonders of the world, here are a few of my essentials when traveling in a very hot, humid, and less developed country, where the main attraction will be trekking through the jungle among the rocky temples.
 When traveling in these countries I leave all luxury branded items at home and transform into a total tourist, mainly for respect towards the local people which mostly live in poverty.

Have you ever been to Cambodia?

Cambodia travel essentials: sneakers

Cambodia travel essentials: miniature beauty products, easy and light to carry for a long weekend 

Cambodia travel essentials: light white shirt and local bracelets bought at the market

*Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous post, I will get back to you as soon as possible :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Personalize your home office

Play with your sticky notes:


I find it important to have an organized and cozy home office space. When working in an environment that feels good, i feel automatically more productive and inspired in my work. Here are a few of my favorite decoration ideas for my home office.

Which of these would you apply to your office space?

Create a mood board

Hang some garlands & add a touch of sparkle:

Cozy up in sheepskin:

Keep it simple:

Get the industrial look:

Add a touch of fashion:

Add fresh flowers:

Paint you walls pink:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY organic winter scrub

In winter like in summer, it is important to keep your body exfoliated and hydrated and what better way to do this than to indulge in an organic homemade wintery scrub?

This week I tried out a DIY recipe by mixing together ingredients and scents that to me are the epitome of winter:

1 Vanilla pod
1/2 an orange + orange zest
1 cup of fine brown sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
Coconut oil

*In a bowl mix in the sugar, cinnamon powder and vanilla beans 
*Add a sprinkle of orange juice, the orange zest and the coconut oil, mix in all the ingredients with a spoon and adjust the consistency of the scrub as preferred (add more sugar to make it denser, add more orange juice to make it more liquid)  

*The sugar will gently exfoliate the dead skin cells 
*Orange has astringent properties and acts as a toner to make your skin glow
*Cinnamon simply smells delicious and is known to be used as an antibacterial and exfoliator 
*Vanilla beans are said to be anti-inflammatory as well as having soothing properties
*Coconut oil is packed with vitamins and nutrients and is sure to make your skin feel like the softest of all!