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)

Fall Style Trend: A Navy Coat

What coat are you wearing this autumn? According to ELLE, we should all be sporting a classic navy blue piece right now and since all shades of darker blue make me swoon, I'm pretty excited about this news.

I love how this moody hue makes a coat feel modern yet classic and very wearable. My current favourite combination is a navy blue coat, rolled up jeans, crisp shirt and a pair of worn sneakers.

What do you think: thumbs up or down?

P.S: Also, last year's fall colour trend and how to wear layers like a French girl.
P.P.S: Plus, a forever piece...

(Photos by/via Britta NickelRefinery29The August DiariesHarper's BazaarFashion Gone RougeVogueCarolines ModeGlue and ELLE)

Ballroom Crosswalk - NYC Style

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ha, only in New York! Around this time last year, Improv Everywhere turned a super busy crosswalk at 7th Avenue and 32nd Street into a real-life ballroom in the most spectacular way. The staged dancers casually 'bumped' into each other and danced their routine before clearing the crosswalk like no-big-deal-at-all…

Hope it made you smile. Cheers :)

P.S: Also, fine dining on the NYC subway and The Big Quiet:)
P.P.S: Plus, New York style truth or dare?

(Photos by via Laughing Squid via Swiss Miss)
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