Thursday, February 28, 2013
It´s actually this simple. Two ingredients, coffee grounds mixed with (ecological fluid) honey. Do-it-yourself in the bathroom. Dab the mixture onto your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes. This is actually a bit messy though, so I recommend staying in the bathroom, bring a glossy magazine, wear a robe so that you don´t get the mixture on your clothes. Wash it off and moisture as usual. Your skin will appear tighter and more fresh immediately. As good, or even better, as many expensive facials...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
|Interior by Jeffrey Alan Marks|
I am officially obsessed with this show. Season 1 ended the other night here in Sweden and I can´t wait until next season. This show not only features extremely high-profile decorators with celebrity clients, it also gives you a great look on the interiors, and how the decorators work from an idea to a finished room or a whole house. While waiting for season 2 I am seriously thinking of buying some of the casts coffee table books to be inspired from...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Doesn't this colourful hotel in Marrakech look just divine? Head to luxury hotel Mosaic Palais Aziza & Spa for diving into these pools and enjoying the five acres of lantern-lit gardens...
(Press images from Mosaic Palais Aziza & Spa)
Monday, February 25, 2013
"You only have control over three things in your life;
1. The thoughts you think
2. The images you visualize
3. The actions you take (your behavior)
How to use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don´t like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses."
From the book "The success principles - How to get from where you are to where you want to be" by Jack Canfield.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
|Perfect little rosemary crackers for the cheese - recipe here|
This weekend we are invited to a dinner party with friends. The hosts used to live in London for many years. This brought me to think of the latest trip me and my husband took to London. One of the things we really enjoyed was following Gwyneth Paltrows' recommendation in GOOP and visit La Fromageri in Marylebone Street. (If it´s good enough for Gwynnie it must be good we thought:) As huge cheese lovers, we were not disappointed. This place is a world of its own in the busy city. The minute you enter you wonder if you made it to a posh country shop in the Costwolds. You can buy almost any cheese along with all other necessities you can imagine. The good thing is that you can order plates of cheese and sit down and have some red wine to it, of course specially chosen by their sommelier to complement the cheeses you choose. We loved the place. For tonights staying in I will try to recreate some of it. If you like a creamy cheese I can highly recommend Brillat Savarin which is on top of my list right now. Or actually has been for the lasts years...There are some brand variations of this particular cheese so taste it over the counter to make sure it tastes really creamy and simply delicious. I will also bring out my domestic goddess and try to make these "easy rosemary crackers" to accompany the cheeses...
[Images from Pinterest via 1thebeatthatmyheartskipped.co.uk 2 remodelista.com 3-4 editer.com 5pennybloodsblackbook.com 6-7 elephantineblog.com]
Thursday, February 21, 2013
|Maybe for later, when the kids are older...|
|Perfect patio for pink Champagne...|
|Kelly Wearstler for the Rug Company - Want it.|
|Such a lovely combination, you can´t be anything than happy.|
|For the cosy reading...|
|Shades of pink...|
|Yes, in here too please...|
|Pink fresh flowers in silver julep is always right, always.|
I don´t know what it is but I just want to redecorate our home with splashes of PINK everywhere. Maybe it´s the longing for spring?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Back in February 2011 work took me to spend an evening with the beautiful-from-inside-out Debbie Ford, when she visited Sweden for the first time with her inspirational lectures. It was an amazing and really crowded night at Grand Hotel in Lund (photo above) where she shared many of her life wisdoms as a Psychologist, best-selling author and transformative thought leader, known to a bigger audience via Oprah, Larry King and Deepak Chopra. Sadly Debbie Ford passed away at the age of 57 on Sunday. She is most remembered for her work called "The Shadow effect". This is a program, book and movie that brings you to think about what shadows you have in your life. We all have shadows, even though we believe to be light and happy. The trick is to recognise your hidden shadow/s and bring them out in the light, since this will make a huge effect on your personality, life and general wellbeing. It takes work though to see the parts of ones life that are a bit more hidden away. In every shadow there is a gift for us, says Debbie Ford. What can we learn from this shadow? At the end of the day, the shadow work mainly aims to help loving yourself, the whole you. There is no point in loving just parts of yourselves, according to Debbie Ford, who means that all of you must be recognised and loved. That will bring inner peace, help you let go of what´s holding you back in life, move you closer to your life purpose and just make your life so much better when embracing the whole you and not neglecting those "darker" corners in you.
“It’s easy to love yourself when you feel good enough, when you feel special enough, when you’re loved enough, when you have enough money, and you’re appreciated. But what about loving yourself when you’re crying and you’re in pain, feeling powerless and hopeless; when you feel like a reject and nobody loves you? That is what shadow work demands from you. That you embrace those parts of you that you have deemed inappropriate or wrong." Debbie Ford told Laurie Sue Brockway at New Consciousness Review.
(Images from Debbie Fords official Facebook page)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I´m slightly obsessed with these über gorgeous little macaron-look-a-like-lip glosses from Australian MOR. Since they only cost $10 per each I will treat myself to more than one when I get to a store selling them. Of course the cans will be saved forever, looking just adorable where ever they are put. Oh, and the lip gloss itself is supposed to be really good as well...
(Images from MOR)
Monday, February 18, 2013
When something good happens, or someone pays you a compliment, how long do you bask in its glow? Honestly. This is something to think about since most of us just brush it away, while dwelling over negative comments instead. Many people only allow themselves a fleeting moment of pleasure (I am definitely one of them but I am aware of the imbalance and try to remind myself in basking a little bit longer). Prolong these moments as much as you can, if done gradually it will feel more doable and natural. Happiness is vital for our health. Saying thank you and complementing others are two other tricks to make you feel more happy.
If we want to thrive in life we must not only learn from bad times, but also learn from the good times, says the authors of Resilience: The greatest Science of Mastering Life's greatest Challenges to Red Magazine. It's all about MAXIMISING THE GOOD TIMES.
Here's what you can do when something good happens to you:
1. Give yourself credit for whatever part you played in making it happened.
2. Feel grateful for the part you didn´t play in it, wether for other people contributing or just simple good luck.
3. Think of ways that can expand the length and scope of this positive event and implement them.
So, if we only do one thing this week...let's cultivate to be happy and flourish!
Friday, February 15, 2013
|[For a better outlook on life]|
|[For the parties]|
|[For staying in - recipe here. |
Tips; add various nuts, honey and rosemary onto the brie
...accompany with a glass of red wine]
|[For culture in case you´ve missed it; read this interesting NY Times interview with the graceful Lee Radziwill, famous sister of Jackie Kennedy and European princess with "a timeless aura that radiates nowness" + photos from her Paris home.]|
Wishing you lovelies the best weekend filled with a little bit of everything!