Tuesday 28 February 2012

Katie Ermilio Spring 2012 Collection

Today I dream about the breathtaking Spring 2012 collection by Katie Ermilio.

I think this is the post with the biggest amount of pictures I ever posted - it only proves how much I'm in love with this collection right now! :)

Katie, a 26 year old New York based designer, is a granddaughter of Grace Kelly's personal clothier and with this collection I see where she got her inspiration from! Grace Kelly's glamour and femininity mixed with Jackie-O's timeless chic and elegance makes a perfect combination!

Katie combined it with next season's strongest trends - pastel colours and peplums and there we go - a collection to die for!

I love absolutely everything about this collection - from the soft, pastel colours with a bright splash of fuchsia, mustard and electric blue to the tulip skirts, clean cuts and womanly minimalism. When creating the lookbook for this collection Katie collaborated with a super-talented photographer Jamie Beck who did a truly amazing job, see for yourself...

Photos from Katieermilio.com

What Katie did :)

Monday 27 February 2012

All White Beach House

Today I dream about this amazing all white beach bungalow located in Cape Town, South Africa.

The house belongs a interior designer Stephen Rich who did an amazing job with the interior - it's contemporary, glamorous and so serene!

The white interior is a perfect background for the blue sky, the sea and the green palm trees. Although the glamour, luxury and elegance of the interior is far from being over-the-top - everything here is in perfect moderation which creates that amazing tranquility that charmed me!

What do you think?

Photos from Gsproductions.co.za

Palm beach :)

Saturday 18 February 2012

Saturday Recipes - Avocado!

Today I dream about trying all of these creative recipes for dishes involving avocado!

Avocado is known as a great source of energy, vitamins from the groups B and E, potassium... and calories :)

It is one of my favourite fruits - I never knew whether it was a fruit or vegetable, but it is a fruit. Trust me, I checked! - which tastes equally good with some onion in guacamole as it does blended with banana in a smoothie.

Apart from those two and my new favourite - egg baked in avocado which I showed you last week, I never knew what else can be made with avocado, so here's some ideas :)

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Shrimp 

It's super healthy and full of flavours! Sounds and looks delicious - a must try! Get the recipe here!

Photo from Sweetsugarbean.com

Avocado Fries

I have no idea how come it never crossed my mind to deep fry avocados?! It looks amazing, crispy on the outside, creamy in the middle served with cilantro lemon dipping sauce - yummy! Find the recipe here!

Photo from Adventurescooking.blogspot.com

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Avocado, and Lime

I know that most of you probably hate sprouts but it might be because most of the time they are served in the wrong way! Trust me, they can be really delicious, just like on the picture below! Click here for the recipe!

Photo from Inthelittleredhouse.blogspot.com

Avocado Wraps

Avocado filled with goat cheese and wrapped with prosciutto - simple and delicious! Get the recipe here!

Photo from Domesticfits.com

Avocado Pesto Pasta

Basil, avocados, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil all mixed together with a sprinkle of parmesan? This can't go wrong! Find the recipe here!

Photo from Gimmesomeoven.com

Egg, Avocado and Crispy Prosciutto Pitas

Great idea for lunch! Healthy and will give you loads of energy! Click here for the recipe!

Photo from Myrecipes.com

Avocado and Shrimp Sandwich

Unfortunately the original recipe is in Hungarian, but I tried to translate it and it looks like it's shrimps marinated in chili with lime and tangerine juice served with red onion and sour cream in a toasted baguette or ciabatta type bread.

Photo from Renidani.blogspot.com

Avocado? 'Ave a go! :)

Elisabeth and James Fall 2012 Collection

Today I dream about the amazing Fall 2012 collection by Elisabeth and James.

It was a first fashion week presentation for Elisabeth and James, the brand founded by the Olsen twins in 2007.

The collection contains all the most popular trends from last winter as well as those for the upcoming summer: peplums, the pyjama trend, metallic details and burgundy colours all mixed together creating something new and fresh. It's modern and very wearable; I like how the masculine tailoring is combined with femininity and I love the mixture of colours and patterns.

The shoes... looks like pointed heels are making a comeback for real, but more than that I like the pointed loafers. There is not even one piece in this collection that I wouldn't want to wear!

Photos from Style.com

"You got it, dude!" :D

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Renovated House in Johannesburg

Today I dream about this enchanting house located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The house is not my style at all but the pictures really charmed me with how beautiful, warm and creative the house feels. This beauty belongs to Linda Notelovitz Goodall and Miles Goodall, who run a commercial production company. They spent a year renovating and decorating the building with the help of architect Rocco Bosman.

I love the French feel in the house with the blue shutters in the conservatory, chandeliers and french-inspired furniture in the bedroom and living room. And that garden... it couldn't be more perfect, it looks just like the one from the 'Secret Garden' movie!

I can imagine myself reading books there, surrounded with the sweet smell of roses :) I love to show you houses like that - truly unique, filled with art and more importantly, filled with personality! Enjoy!

Photos from Houseandleisure.co.za

Maison du Magique!

Saturday 11 February 2012

Saturday Recipes - Breakfasts!

Today I dream about trying all of these delicious looking recipes on my breakfast menu next week!

Although breakfast is the most important meal of the day it's also the one most likely to be skipped. Most of us chose those extra 15 minutes of sleep in the morning instead of preparing a healthy and delicious breakfast.

Today I'll show you some really quick breakfast recipes - some of them can even be prepared the day before so there's no excuse for a dry piece of toast again :)

Egg in Avocado

It's super healthy and will give you enough energy to make it to lunch without snacking! It will take only a few minutes to prepare and I'm sure it's really delicious. All you have to do is crack an egg into half of a ripe avocado and bake it till the egg is cooked!

Photo from Blogs.babble.com

Chocolate Doughnuts with Butterscotch Glaze and Almonds

You can easily prepare them the day before. What's better for breakfast than a homemade doughnuts and a cup of your favourite coffee? Get the recipe here!

Photo from Freeeatsfood.com

Breakfast Galette

For me, this is breakfast genius :) As it takes more time to prepare it's a perfect recipe to try on a Sunday morning! Find the recipe here! Eggs, bacon and cheese - you can never go wrong with this trio! If you want to see more egg recipes check out this post!

Photo from  Acozykitchen.com

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

I love cinnamon rolls, add chocolate to them and my love will be infinite :) A little indulgence in the morning is the best way to start the day and you don't have to worry about calories as you will easily burn them off throughout the day! Click here for the recipe! And if you want to check out more recipes for cinnamon goodies look at this post!

Photo from Sundaymorningbananapancakes.blogspot.com

Eggs on Toast with Salmon and Avocado

So simple, easy to make and really healthy! The combination of eggs, salmon and avocado never fails, get the recipe here! And here you'll find more recipes for delicious sandwiches!

Photo from Bonappetit.com

Hot Cocoa Pancakes

Pancakes for breakfast is one of the greatest inventions of humanity as well as the combination of chocolate with banana :) What else can I say?! Get the recipe here! And check out more recipes for pancakes here!

Photo from Thefirstmess.com

Chocolate Bread Pudding Breakfast Cake

Here's a challenge - make it the night before and try not to eat the whole thing straightaway! :) In the morning add some whipped cream, seasonal fruit and nuts and enjoy this super energetic breakfast! Find the recipe here!

Photo from Familyfreshcooking.com

Bacon Zucchini Quiche

This is a perfect recipe for all those who when asked about breakfast think - bacon! :) If you're bored with the good old bacon & egg combination, add some zucchini and make a quiche for a whole new flavour! Find the recipe here!

Photo from Alwayswithbutter.blogspot.com

The Breakfast Club :)

Thursday 9 February 2012

Alexa Chung for Superga

Today I dream about Superga's Spring/Summer 2012 campaign featuring Alexa Chung.

The Italian brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary and decided to combine their shoe-making pedigree with a touch of British coolness and invited Alexa to not only model the campaign but also to style it.

The results are as great as I expected, although perhaps it is my weakness for the charming Alexa :) She would look so much better with a little bit more meat on her but still, there's something very likeable about her!

Here's some of the shots from the campaign photographed by Guy Aroch as well as the backstage video!

Photos from Superga.co.uk and Blaaablaaa.com

Superga's Supergirl! :)