The year is fast coming to a close. So to celebrate a year of great achievements, exciting new projects and collaborations, and successful new partnerships (or as I like to call it, relationships), I decided to do a little giveaway as a token of my appreciation for all of you. Because, let’s be honest, you are our inspiration and, ultimately, what makes this blog what it is.
This year I have so much to be thankful for. Although things haven’t always been perfect- we certainly had our own fair share of adversities to deal with- for most of it, we have been truly blessed. And most importantly, we feel privileged to have a roof over our heads, food on our table, family and friends we can rely on, very good health and, of course, to have each other.
During a quick browse through Big Apple last week, selecting items for the shoot of a Christmas video campaign we’ll be sharing with you soon, Hans and I came across a cute little turkey stand, perfect for Thanksgiving.
Being the super creative person that he is, he quickly grabbed it and thought of an easy yet adorable DIY project that will facilitate half of your Thanksgiving dinner worries: behold the Truffled Turkey Stand!
I may not be into dressing up in spooky costumes, but I always do get in the Halloween spirit. You've got to admit, it is fun! Plus, if you have a sweet tooth like me, this happens to be the perfect holiday.
Have a safe and wicked Halloween, everyone!
I was caught by surprise when Camilo Quevedo, the blog’s official videographer and soon to be official photographer, asked me if I wanted to participate in his latest project; a new take on studio portraits where everything is very laid back, natural, and nothing is ever staged or forced. He simply lets you be, comfortably, acting freely as you would, while he grabs his camera and captures the true essence behind your personality, relationship and feelings. Nervous but still wanting to seize this special opportunity, I said yes.
Last week, I shared the first part of my “Chit Chat Sessions” with Chef Edith Paiz and Machteld Oosterbaan de Benard, my two incredible collaborators and authors of the “Kitchen Bits” and “Inspired Elements” segments of this blog. In the first part of our chat, the girls and I talked about our passions, our definitions of success and, of course, a little bit about children.
Today I want to introduce you to two very special women who are very important to me, and the success of this blog. You already know them from their segments, Kitchen Bits and Inspired Elements, but you still don’t know them as well as I do.
So, in an attempt to show you just how incredible they truly are and to bring them closer to you, I decided to invite them for a coffee date at Clios Bistro to chit-chat and help you get to know them a little bit better.
New jewelry dazzle, their brilliance and sparkle being one of the many reasons why us, women, find them absolutely captivating. However, once we step out of the store and actually start wearing them on a daily basis (as we should!), dirt, dust, perfumes, creams and the oil from our skin can start taking away their luster.
My obsession with Geronimo Balloons started at first sight. They are gorgeous, super fun, girly, enormous and the perfect addition to any event, photoshoot, you name it. Just like any balloon, they uplift your mood, and since they can be decorated to adapt to the color scheme and theme of any event, they'll complement your decoration perfectly. Or, they can be THE decoration itself.
The contents inside a woman's handbag will always be a mistery to most men. It's often said that we carry our lives with us, resulting in very heavy purses which we can't wait to put down. Another fact: our handbags are always a mess...how do you expect us to organize our lives in a 14" x 12" space? Still, there's always room to fit a little something extra in there, increasing the time it takes us to dig for our keys even more.