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Holiday Dressing :: 10 of My Favorite Party Shoes for 2018 – 2019

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It’s party season! It’s the best time of the year to put closure to loose ends, wear your brightest smile and move on hoping always for the best. Dressing up…

How to Make a Wall Hanging for Christmas

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Christmas may be just around the corner, but there’s always time for a small DIY project that you can pull off with or without the help of your kids. When…

View of Timo's small living room with a black sofa and an art gallery wall.View of Timo's small living room with a black sofa and an art gallery wall.

House Tour :: A Small Rental Where Christmas Lives Big

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Hello there! It is 20 days to Christmas…! So, today I want to take you for a home tour that I was lucky enough to photograph last week. It is a small…

Designed for Frama by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen, the Sintra Table is a stunning showpiece that embodies the unification of opposites - marble against cork. Here seen next to a minimal contemporary bed. Image by Nest.co.uk.

Mindful Design in Home Decor

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Hello everyone! After this radio silence since last Friday, I decided today to rumble a bit about what’s on my mind. And believe me, there are so many things that…

EDITOR'S CHOICES

A set of porcelain dinnerware with indigo blue trim and a discrete design in the center

Hand Painted Porcelain Dinnerware :: The Ultimate Holiday Maker

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The holidays are coming! Soon enough there will be Christmas trees and decor just about everywhere and along with it,…

View of Elisabeth's fireplace with a fire going in it, and plenty of Christmas decor on the mantel creating a very cozy vignette. Led lights illuminate the fake pine garland and the ceramic white decor houses resting on either end of the mantel. Image by Velvet for Te Esse.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decorating

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Elisabeth and I love Christmas. It’s a holiday filled with some great childhood memories, strongly etched due to the family…

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DESIGN

House Tour :: A Small Rental Where Christmas Lives Big

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Designed for Frama by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen, the Sintra Table is a stunning showpiece that embodies the unification of opposites - marble against cork. Here seen next to a minimal contemporary bed. Image by Nest.co.uk.

Mindful Design in Home Decor

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Hello everyone! After this radio silence since last Friday, I decided today to rumble a bit about what’s on my mind. And believe me, there are so many things that…

View of a handmade rug in grey and pink hues.

How to Choose a Handmade Rug

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Well hello there! I’m back! Hope you all had a great weekend and a good start to this new week. Today, I want to share with you my tips for…

STYLE

A woman wearing some glittery ankle boots at a party.

Holiday Dressing :: 10 of My Favorite Party Shoes for 2018 – 2019

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It’s party season! It’s the best time of the year to put closure to loose ends, wear your brightest smile and move on hoping always…

Now this combination is calling my name!! A black leather jacket over a black silk spaghetti strap top paired with a burgundy long pleat skirt and black pumps! Wow! Venice cityscape appears in the background. Image by Sosandar.

The Holiday Party Outfits for 2018-2019

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Party season is just about to begin. Can you think of a better time to literally dazzle?…Nope! Glitter is all around. So, in this post…

A lovely suit jacket can really dress up an outfit such as this one made of a white tee, denim pants and black leather handbag. Image by Sosandar.

Stylish Work Uniform Inspiration

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I wonder how much time we all spent trying to figure out what to wear to work. All the more people resort to some sort…

TRAVEL

Gorgeous! An idyllic view of the pools and the sea shore at sunset hours. The shadows of the palm trees reflect upon the pool's water.

A Weekend Treat :: Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort and Aqua Park

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Today I want to share with you one of our little getaways. We treated ourselves and went to Grecotel’s Olympia Riviera and Aqua Park for a…

My Biggest Travel Flop

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Years back, while traveling to Santorini I happened to read a great article in a travel magazine but sadly I can’t recall its title or…

Partial view of the one end of the Batsi beach cove.

Andros :: My Favorite Summer Weekend Getaway Destination

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Last weekend we were planning to have a getaway to one of my favorite destinations – Andros. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it, but I still…

INSPIRATION

How to Make a Wall Hanging for Christmas

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Christmas may be just around the corner, but there’s always time for a small DIY project that you can pull off with or without the…

A stunning Christmas tree by a black steel staircase, beautifully decorated. Image by Amara.

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas for 2018-2019

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Hi there! December is almost here and I really wanted to know if there’s anyone of you excited for putting up a Christmas tree? Because,…

I love this velvet upholstered armchair by the fireplace. What a cozy vignette without looking rustic. Image by JD Williams Home.

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019

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Well hello there! Is it that time of the year again? Oh yes, I believe so! Just a few days ago, Benjamin Moore announced their…

MOTHERHOOD

A young child appears to be busy doing something on a table in a nursery room. I love the wooden child chairs with the animals faces painted on them. How cute. Image by Cuckooland.

The Essential Pieces For A Baby’s Nursery

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Every new mom awaits patiently the arrival of her baby – that little person that will take over the whole…

ENTERTAINMENT

Elisabeth and Velvet at Marylebone One in London for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018.

A Night to Remember :: The Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018

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Last Thursday, Elisabeth and I attended the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018 ceremony. It was a night to remember for many…

WELLNESS

A Full Body, All Levels HIIT Workout

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Friday just rolled in! Good morning to you all! As promised, today’s post is part of our fitness motivation thread.…

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