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Weekend Bliss

Spring arrived this weekend- at long long last. I pulled out my lace tops and sunnies to celebrate and got some flowers to decorate the apartment.

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While Spring is here, it’s still important to keep looking after our immune systems as our bodies are adjusting to the change. This is why I had lots of spicy chai tea and an immunity smoothie. For this smoothie you’ll need:

Frozen berries, organic
a cup of fresh green tea
super greens
matcha
a chunk of fresh ginger
turmeric
a spoon of raw honey
a few spoons of yoghurt

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Turmeric needs either honey or some kind of “fat”, like yoghurt, for it’s properties to be activated. It’s a fantastic blood cleanser and is an anti-inflammatory. It’s good for everything really!

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I’m Australian- vegemite on toast goes without saying.

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Pink shades.

I already can’t wait for Spring so I bought myself these shades to welcome the first few days of sunshine here in Paris.

Pink

Pink

pink

pink

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Nest of the Bluebird

Genevieve from Nest of the Bluebird started creating when she checked out a stack of books from the library on ethnic adornments from around the world. African tribal beadwork, Oaxacan embroidery, Hmong Hill Tribe needlework, the colors used by the Morrocan Berber, the brightly hued silks of India. They all coalesced in her mind and what emerged was her current collection of designs. She started making these pieces based on her own desire for a bold pop of colour to enhance her often neutral wardrobe. She wanted something lightweight and comfortable even when the pieces are larger in size.

Her process begins with her favorite part, the selection of colours. Much of her day is absorbed with care of her impish 2 year old daughter Vivian, and as they play with blocks or she watches her play at the park, her mind is a flurry of colour combinations. She finds inspiration everywhere she goes. Textile prints, nature, children’s books, art, and photography. When she finally lands on the “right” colour combination, it’s like she has written a little melody that she just wants to keep humming. Each colour arrangement has the ability to evoke a particular mood or emotion.

She loves the process of creating something handmade and then sending it out into the world. She hopes the wearers of her creations feel energized, confident and maybe even a little sassy. Perhaps they will feel the good vibes infused into them by her hands as she happily created them. She has so many ideas for future creations so stayed tuned!

What a great message to pass out to you before the new week starts. Isn’t it lovely to hear that there are people out there that love what they do.

Vintage Ganesh painting

Vintage Ganesh painting

Our home

Our home

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Vintage Ganesh print from India

Vintage Ganesh print from India

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

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A special birthday in Paris

in Australia, my birthday falls in Summer so I am still not quite used to the idea of a cold birthday. It never quite feels like I remember it should. Nonetheless I had a lovely day and was very spoilt by my close friends, my J and my family despite them being far. (As soon as the sun comes out here and the temperature rises by about 15 degrees I’ll be able to show you my to-die-for silk skirt my parents got me in India).

J was cheeky and organised me a surprise party with my besties last night. And he revealed his big secret: We are going to Rihanna. I know, I know, I’m a diva… but I won’t hide the fact that I adore Rihanna and I am sure the concert will be incredible! It’s in June. Eep!

Fridge birthday love

Fridge birthday love

My adorable friend Meg, who features very frequently on my blog and vice verca as we are always loitering around together, gave me two very precious gifts. Below, a container for my herbes de Provence and as she is from Denver, a native American dream catcher which I will put photos up of very soon. She posted wonderful photos of my birthday here.

Anthropologie herbs and spices storage

Anthropologie herbs and spices storage

caramel au beurre salé

caramel au beurre salé

Morning tea

Morning tea

blueberry pancakes and fried pears

blueberry pancakes and fried pears

Meg came around for a birthday breakfast yesterday and I made us my latest recipe: egg-free, almond meal blueberry pancakes with fried pears. If I can say so myself, they are very delicious. Here is the recipe:

1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of almond meal
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of water
2 cups of whole milk
5 tablespoons of melted butter (or ghee which is clarified butter and much better for you)

How to:
Mix the dry ingredients
Add milk, water, and vanilla. Whisk together until just combined. Be careful not to over mix – it should still be slightly lumpy. Set aside to rest for a few minutes.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. While pan is heating, add butter. As soon as the butter is melted, add melted butter to pancake batter.
Return pan to stove and stir butter into batter.
Cook until bubbles form on the surface. Add the blueberries after putting the mixture in the fry pan. Carefully flip pancakes with turner/spatula and cook until golden brown.

Serve with fried slices of pear and a drizzle of honey. YUM!

Limoges breakfast cups

Limoges breakfast cups

Limoges breakfast cups

Limoges breakfast cups

Blueberry and spinach smoothies

Blueberry and spinach smoothies

I also made blueberry and spinach smoothies with super greens powder.

new shoes from Eden shoes

new shoes from Eden shoes

As a little present to myself, I bought these for 24 euros. Not bad at all I think.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everybody and until next time xo

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“Les petites…”

I bought two items from Les Petites just before Christmas. I fell in love instantly with the “revival” leather skirt and the black silk/cotton blouse with lace trimming.

Les Petites is a lovely French brand because it does classic pieces but they are a little more “edgy” than your average and they can be both dressed up and down.

I am lusting over this top. It’s a good time to go shopping because the sales have hit us here in Paris! Look on their website for more details and follow them on facebook and twitter.

In other news….keep your eyes on our boutique page Cleopatra’s Bling as we will be announcing a giveaway in the next week.

I think the lipstick Russian Red by Mac would be a perfect happy touch for Winter, don’t you think?

This week I’ll be showing you the hand-woven quilt I got in India, it’s so intricate and bohemian! I am smitten.

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Photos by Meg from De Quelle Planète Es Tu?
Necklaces from Cleopatra’s Bling (official website coming soon but check out the facebook page for the new collection)
Boots by Jeffrey Cambpell.

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Baby Doll dress in Winter

Seeing it’s my birthday next week I ordered this dress for myself just before going to India (any excuse really, right?). I try to avoid wearing too much black in Winter.

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Ivory Organza Dolly Dress by ChicWish

Boots “prance” by Jeffery Campbell.
Rings from my boutique “Cleopatra’s Bling”. (Online store to come sooooooon, folks!)
Thanks to Meg from De Quelle Planète Es Tu for these photos.

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