An Easy Way To Make New Friends

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

My friend Sofia, her partner, Balazs and I have a plan to make a few new friends this year. The ordeals of starting new friendships after 30 are well-documented in countless articles, so we know it's a tall order, but we are going to give this a good go, anyway.

After spotting Jennifer's brilliant tip, we decided to throw a 'plus one' cocktail party sometime this winter. Supposedly, this technique works best if you already have 6 - 8 friends you can invite over for drinks. Tell them to each bring a guest or two and voila! This way, now you have 10 more potential friends to talk to and get to know over a casual glass of gin and tonic.

Couldn't be easier, right? Hope you'll try it too.

P.S: Progressive dinner Parisian-style.
P.P.S: What's your story?

(Tip via Camille Styles. Photo via The Kitchn)

Everything Bagel Spice

What is you favourite bagel?

Over the Holidays, I was catching up on Spilled Milk podcast (my gem!) and the bagel episode really tickled me. So much so that later that day I got a few bagels from our favourite spot and ate them for dinner. But then the next day, or so, I stumbled upon this recipe for homemade 'everything bagel' spice and decided to try it out on my homemade bagels. In short, it was life changing!

Btw: this spice mix works great on avocado toasts, scrambled eggs and even hummus. Try it! Here is the super easy recipe...

P.S: The world's most beautiful bagel :)

(Photos by/via Kelli Foster - The Kitchn)

Turtlenecks Under Dresses

Monday, January 22, 2018

With the weather being utterly freezing lately, it's hard to get dressed because in reality the only thing I want to wear is a warm blanket. But since that is not an option, I found that wearing my go-to dresses with snug turtlenecks underneath and cozy boots make for the second best thing when it comes to actually getting dressed and looking put together at the same time. So if you're not too sure what to sport to work tomorrow and you're totally fed up with wearing the same jeans-and-sweater combo on repeat, try this and I promise, you will love it!

P.S: And this.
P.P.S: Plus, that.

(Photos by/via Collage VintageStyle CasterELLEFashion MenowIn StyleAmlul and Marie Claire)

Knitted Camouflage

Ha! Recently London-based photographer Joseph Ford collaborated with his knitter friend Nina Dodd on a project that made people (and animals) blend into their surroundings. All the participants wore custom hand-knitted sweaters that Nina specially created for them and the end result totally blew my mind!

Aren't they spot on? Love!

P.S: Speaking of...
P.P.S: The colours of feelings.

(via Bored Panda)

Weekend Jollies

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cheers to the weekend, what are you up to? I'm hoping for a very low key next two days since Jenny is still recovering from her surgery and it's freezing outside. The plan tonight is to make pasta and bake cupcakes. Wishing everyone an indulging weekend, I'll see you on Monday morning but before you go, don't miss out on those awesome links below.


Our new favourite telly series.

Mmm, rosemary cheese scones, anyone?

Simple resolutions that will revitalize your body, mind and soul.

'I’ve learned that it’s a choice - to be either consumed with the terrible pain and anger, or to find a way to heal and release it.'

This is the year you should find your go-to red lipstick.


This cake is on my mind...

The magic of air-drying.

5 steps to declutter your schedule and live your desired life.

Simple stocks for soups on the fly.

'The podcast that is changing my life...'

The Slow Melt...:)

Ha, Nutella pasta is a thing!

My Morning Routine - such a gem to read!

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Seven years ago today.
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago yesterday.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two year ago today.
- One year ago today.

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(Photo via Red Bench Vintage)

This Week's Gems


Yes! Dance like there's nobody watching...


The prettiest copper triangle earrings...

Fancy a new mug?...


Brilliant temporary tattoo, if you ask me!...


Hi there :)...


A cool note roller, anyone?...


Oh, how I wish I could pull off wearing glasses like those....

Love this doormat!...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

My 2018 Reading List

Thursday, January 18, 2018

What are the few books you're looking forward to read this year? With the incredible abundance of new releases coming our way, it's hard to narrow down our reading list to a manageable number, isn't it? So, to make things easier, here are 14 books that I hope to devour in the next 12 months, and maybe some of them will tickle your fancy as well...

From the top: 1. Trying by Emily Phillips  - 2. Peach by Emma Glass - 3. Happiness for Humans by P. Z. Reizin - 4. The Cactus by Sarah Haywood - 5. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O'Farrell - 6. Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton...

From the top: 7. You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld - 8. Self-Care for the Real World by Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips - 9. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin - 10. Calm by Fearne Cotton...

From the top: 11. Motherhood: A Novel by Sheila Heti - 12. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar - 13. Swearing Is Good For You by Emma Byrne - 14. You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want (A No F*cks Given Guide) by Sarah Knight.

P.P.S: Plus, 10 amazing cookbooks.

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