• 10/25

    I've gotta admit, living in a two-season country can still feel pretty surreal to me. The shift from those scorching hot summer months to a couple of rainy ones is like one wild rollercoaster ride that I've come to embrace. But my heart truly belongs to one season above all else – fall.

    There's just something so captivating about this time, from the layering clothes to that unmistakable crispness in the air, the gorg transformation of leaves, and of course, those heartwarming, hearty meals. It's a season that speaks to my soul like no other. I find myself daydreaming often about living in a place where autumn is somewhere in the calendar.

    However, here I am, residing in the tropics and please, don't get me wrong; I absolutely adore the sun and the beach, but deep down, I’m more of an autumn girly. So, what's a fall enthusiast like me to do?

    Well, I've come up with my own little ways to get my fall fix. It's all about finding creative outlets to make autumn feel alive, even in the land of eternal summer. For instance, you might often spot me wearing my favorite coats to indoor events, just to relish the sensation of layers and warmth.

    Another essential for me is giving my nails a seasonal makeover. Those deep burgundies, burnt oranges, and rich browns become my go-to nail colors during this time of the year. There's just something about painting my nails in these shades that brings me closer to the fall spirit.

    To create that cozy fall ambiance, I'm not afraid to crank up the air conditioning and light some spiced-scented candles. Sometimes, I'll even prepare dishes that embody the essence of fall, like a hearty pumpkin soup or a classic apple pie. It's my way of embracing the season through taste and aroma but to all you lucky ones in regions where you can enjoy this season, I’m a little jell-y but mostly delighted for you!

    So, as the leaves begin to change, and the pumpkin spice lattes make their triumphant return, I just wanted to wish you all a very happy fall! May your days be filled with crisp air, cozy meals and memorable times.
  • 06/19

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    The much-anticipated arrival of summer is upon us, and we can already feel its enchanting essence in the air, beckoning us with the promise of warmth and renewal. Summer has always held a special place in my heart, as it holds the incredible ability to uplift anyone's mood after the long winter months. Living in a city that feels like an eternal summer is truly a blessing to me, but the demands of everyday life often make it so that we don't end up enjoying the full beauty of it. Nevertheless, summer is almost here and with it, we'll get to delight in al fresco dinners, refreshing swims, captivating sunsets – and for that we also need a refreshed wardrobe that reflects the changing season and mood. When it comes to stylish summer additions, YOOX, a member of the esteemed YOOX Net-A-Porter Group, is the ultimate destination.

    Are you in need of a summer wardrobe update? If the mere thought makes you pause, then now is the perfect time to embark on a shopping adventure because YOOX is currently offering an incredible discount of up to 70% off on their Summer List – a sale that is sure to excite even the most summer-ready fashion enthusiasts. With their extensive collection of luxury clothing, accessories, and home products, YOOX caters to women, men, and children alike. What sets YOOX apart is their commitment to delivering their offerings to over 170 countries, ensuring that everyone can revel in their summer shopping spree.

    For moms like myself who appreciate a minimalist aesthetic, YOOX's carefully curated selection of timeless pieces—which transcend fleeting trends—is truly a sartorial haven. Imagine yourself in a timeless triangle bikini that exudes understated sophistication, or perhaps a sleek square-necked dress in a hue that effortlessly complements your personal style. YOOX understands the importance of versatility, so opt for pieces that can seamlessly transition from summer to fall or effortlessly blend into your day-to-day wardrobe. Look for tasteful cutouts that add a hint of sensuality, and allow yourself the practicality of selecting garments that will withstand the test of time.

    While revamping your summer wardrobe, do not overlook the significance of selecting a new signature scent. Summer is the season that tantalizes our senses, and finding a fragrance that embodies freshness and sophistication is an absolute must. Allow yourself to be transported to sun-kissed beaches and blooming gardens with a new perfume.

    Here are my current favorites from YOOX:

    As we venture further into the month of June, it is time to embrace the euphoria that summer brings. Whether you yearn to bask in the sun's warmth, engage in outdoor activities, revitalize your home decor, embark on exciting adventures... or simply savor the serenity of the season, YOOX will enhance those moments. Their sensational summer sale is calling you to explore their vast selection and discover the perfect pieces that will elevate your summer experience. Seize the opportunity to indulge in what YOOX has to offer and allow your summer to be even more blissful.

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  • 05/31

    Something about these stunning renderings of Dark Zen architecture drew my attention. I'm not sure if it's the tranquil atmosphere or the amazing blend of old Japanese and minimalist styles. One thing is certain: dark zen style creates a beautiful symphony of simplicity and boldness that result in a melody of refinement. Natural materials stand out in the dark and moody palette, while clean lines, low-profile furniture, and dim lighting provide a relaxing ambience. It's form and function working together to create a calm and sophisticated retreat. And I simply love it.

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  • 03/06

    Saks Fifth Avenue is currently offering a variety of designer items with up to 70% off, allowing us to explore new trends this upcoming season, whether you're looking to add new pieces to your collection or simply refresh your existing wardrobe. As winter gracefully departs, it's time to revamp your wardrobe with the latest mid-season fashion trends and get ready for spring.

    Layering is a key fashion trend during the mid-season shift. As the weather begins to warm, it's not yet time to put away your winter staples. Instead, match your heavy winter attire with lighter, spring-appropriate pieces to get a gorgeous and elegant style. A thick knit sweater, for example, may be matched with a midi skirt or jeans and a lightweight jacket.

    One more prevalent trend during this time of year is the use of bright colors. Winter fashion tends to be associated with darker shades, but spring brings a burst of vibrancy. Adding pops of bold colors to your wardrobe with accessories such as handbags, scarves, and shoes can enliven any outfit. Alternatively, opt for eye-catching and distinctive clothing pieces like blouses, dresses, and jackets.

    Florals are a traditional design that resurfaces every spring, but they have taken on a stronger twist this year. Designers are straying away from tiny and classic floral motifs and towards more abstract, bigger, and more vivid designs. These eye-catching floral designs may be worn with anything, from dresses to blouses to jeans.

    Ankle boots are a perennial favorite for mid-season footwear due to their versatility and ability to complement a wide range of outfits. However, if you're seeking something different, mules, loafers, or sneakers are equally popular options to consider.

    Denim is always in style, and this season is no exception. Denim jackets, jeans, and skirts are all fashionable and practical choices for this time of year. Experimenting with various denim washes, from light to dark, can help you create a unique and personalized style.

    Finally, accessories are an excellent way to elevate an outfit without breaking the bank. Statement earrings, colorful necklaces, and layered bracelets are all popular choices this season. Consider topping off your look with a chic hat or sunglasses to exude elegance and sophistication.

    The mid-season shift from winter to spring presents an exciting opportunity to explore and experiment with new fashion trends. Whether you opt for layering, vibrant colors, bold florals, or classic denim pieces, there are endless possibilities for creating a distinct and personalized style. By infusing a touch of creativity, you can breathe new life into your wardrobe and greet the new season with confidence and panache.

    Here are my top 10 items from Saks Fifth Avenue's Designer Sale:
    1. Good American - Better Than Leather Shacket
    2. D'Estree - Sonia 24K Gold-Plated Drop Earrings
    3. Theory - Blanket-Stitch Silk Shell
    4. The Sei - Silk Asymmetric Cowl Neck Top
    5. Nanushka - Solice Wavy Split Midi-Skirt
    6. Proenza Schouler - Square Leather Loafer Mules
    7. Nili Lotan - Celia Corduroy Pants
    8. Maje - Galarom Plaid Blazer
    9. Halston - Laney Sweater Tube Dress
    10. Loeffler Randall - Levi Woven Leather Clogs
    11. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry - Cuban Chain Hoop Earrings
    12. Chloé - Small Juana Leather Shoulder Bag
    13. A.L.C. - Alden Faux Leather Midi-Skirt
    14. Gia Borghini - Selva Quilted Mules
    15. Mother - The Rambler Straight-Leg Jeans

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  • 02/24

    As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, it's the perfect time to consider revamping our homes and preparing for the new season. Fortunately, Dunelm offers a fantastic array of products to help us do just that.

    Spring is a season of renewal, and what better way to celebrate than by giving our homes a thorough cleaning and breathing new life into our living spaces? Dunelm's vast product selection can aid in this endeavor, whether you're looking to update your decor, add some fresh accessories or even flowers, OR simply clear out the clutter.

    Personally, I adore redecorating my dining room as seasons change. It's the ideal spot for a sunny Sunday brunch or a quiet dinner party, and there's nothing quite like a newly refurbished dining room to set the tone for the season.

    Updating your home from season to season is effortless with Dunelm. With over 50,000 items in stock at any given time, everyone who visits is sure to find something special. Whether you're in search of new tableware, new cushions, or a striking piece of wall art, Dunelm is bound to have it.

    To give you a taste of what's available, I've compiled a list of my top ten favorite products for spring:

    1. The Loxwood Dining Chair:
    This Scandinavian-inspired chair is a timeless staple for any dining room, crafted from solid oak.

    2. The Dorma Purity Ceramic Jug:
    Featuring a speckled design and a reactive glaze finish, this jug adds a touch of softness to your dining area.

    3. The Churchgate Steeple Grey Glass Door Top Unit:
    With a classic farmhouse-style look, this unit features brushed handles, stunning glass doors, and a sleek steeple grey paint finish.

    4. Stream Framed Print:
    This printed canvas with hand-finished details, set in a weathered oak frame, will make a stunning addition to any display or stand out on its own.

    5. Amalfi White Piece Dinner Set:
    This chic 12-piece dinner set, made of fine stoneware, features a contemporary color scheme that complements a wide range of home decors.

    6. Churchgate Ash Wood Spindle Bench Seat:
    With a favorite classic and timeless style, this bench adds a modern touch that will look stunning in any home.

    7. Fulton Side Table:
    Heavily influenced by industrial design but has a flexible twist that makes it suitable for a range of homes and evolving trends over time.

    8. Kitchen Pantry Butter Dish:
    It preserves your butter and maintains it at the ideal temperature for spreading while adding a bright a lovely touch to your kitchen counter. The big lid has a handle and is embellished with a beautiful honeycomb design.

    9. Glass Teapot with Bamboo Lid:
    This trendy, boho-inspired teapot ensures that you and your loved ones can enjoy a fresh cup of tea.

    10. Isabelle Seat Pad:
    The Isabelle seat pad features a chic button design and is made of pure cotton with a slight slub texture. It also has two useful ties for attaching to your chair.

    With so many excellent products to choose from, Dunelm is the ideal destination for all your spring home refresh needs. Whether you're looking to make a few small updates or undertake a complete overhaul, you're sure to find everything you need to create the home that matches each season's needs or feel.

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  • 02/10

    In a world where everything seems to be about the hustle and bustle, it's important to take a step back and appreciate the simple beauty of nature. That's exactly what Orijins in Dubai does. Designed by VSHD, this coffee shop is a testament to the elegance of nature's flaws and a harmonious blend of contrasting shapes, textures, and furnishings.

    One of the most distinctive elements of Orijins is its color scheme, which draws inspiration from the soft tones of sand, shells, stone, and wood. The result is a minimalist space that exudes the natural beauty of its surroundings. The coffee bar, the focal point of the shop, is a unique, curved design crafted from a variety of marbles and serves as an anchor for the establishment.

    The serene ambiance of Orijins is further enhanced by the interplay of light and shadow created by the sun's reflection on the walls. The handcrafted brushed metal wall lamps and spotlights provide a touch of understated glamour to the space, making it a tranquil retreat for coffee aficionados and anyone seeking a peaceful escape.

    In a world where everything seems to be about speed and efficiency, Orijins reminds us to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature's imperfections. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or just in need of a serene little spot, Orijins is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
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