Light as a feather

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“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing” – Gabrielle Chanel.

In love with Chanel fine jewelry new creations inspired by the feather. So delicate. A true peace of art!

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Image from chanel.com

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Cropped

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While summer is on it’s way almost everywhere in the world, why not to show a little bit more? Legs or … perfect belly?

I loved how Zoe Saldana and Liu Wen played with this idea – the right length of the skirt and a minimum of adbomen showed. Classy, chic, feminine yet spicy and sexy.

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Image source – harpers bazaar.

On photos: Zoe Saldana wears Calvin Klein Collection, Liu Wen – Michael Kors.

Vika

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I first noticed this talented girl in countless street style photos. And to my shame did not know that she was a designer (to make it worse, she’s Russian as well). What I did notice however was how perfectly her clothes’s crafted, and how eccentric and kind of whimsical it looks. Something that catches your eye so easily without being provocative or silly. Feminine but with a dose of naivety and in some samples with a great sense of humor – scarves that look like stuffed animals, for example. Think fur, think Russia.

… About a month ago I’ve realized that her Spring 2013 collection was sold out on net-a-porter within a very short time (if I am not wrong, it was her debut there). I could not be any happier for this Russian girl! And I definitely want to see more!

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First image source – Google, all the rest – style.com.
Featured in this post: Vika Gazinskaya Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection and Vika Gazinskaya Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection.

Light

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I thought I would share these beautiful random photos taken last weekend. Nothing really impressive. They just look very warm, light and sun touched.

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Images by me for daisiesinbloomblog

Basic with a twist

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Well, honestly, I don’t know why I am posting this material here. You might think something like “Hey, now we are writing about fried eggs, come on!” But something just felt so right about this simple yet amazingly delicious dish that I decided to photograph it right after preparing.

Or maybe it was just a way for me to remember to enjoy simple things (or topping them with something special!).

So here we go. Boil any vegetable that you have in your fridge (here I used asparagus and beans). Then drop them into the pan, sprinkle with olive oil and add some eggs. Salt, pepper – as you wish.

What it made really special here was a spoon of black truffle. Please, don’t blame me for my “strange” addiction (or snobbism). And as a finishing touch – some grated cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano. And that’s it! Serve it with rustic bread, white/red wine, water, juice or as you wish!

Bon appetit!

Do not enter

Treehouse bed

What a lovely treehouse bed for little adventurers! Would love to find the same or maybe try to make something similar for my 4 y.o. boy.

I am sure he would have a lot of fun!

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Image from Fancy

Blueberry-raspberry mini cakes

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I always look for easy recipes, made from basic ingredients. Especially when they are about something delicious yet relatively healthy. And I think that these mini cakes just fit the bill.

You can make them for your afternoon tea or lazy Sunday with a glass of chilled bubbly champagne!

Ingredients:

8 eggs

150 g. sugar

180 g. all-purpose flour

5 tablespoon fresh orange juice

200 g raspberry jam (you can chose any other berry if you like)

3 tablespoon grape juice

150 g. powdered sugar

berries for decoration

How to:

Preheat oven to 200 C.

Separate carefully egg whites from yolks. Let the whites stand for a few minutes. Whip them with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.

With an electric mixer beat yolks with sugar. Gradually add previously sifted flour. Add whipped whites and mix everything until combined.

Spoon batter into pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cool the cake a little. In the meanwhile mix orange juice with raspberry jam.

Cut the cake in two parts. Spread the jam mixture over one part. Cover it with another (clean) part. Cut the cake into cubes or any other shape.

In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar and grape juice. Coat the tops of the cakes with glaze.

For a final touch decorate with fresh berries.

Bon appetit!