Monday, December 23, 2013

Things that made me smile this week // December week 3

3 days until Christmas! I didn't realize it until I heard it from a guy on the radio! I'm going home in less than 2 days and I'll share a big secret with you tonight: I hate packing. And I have to catch 2 flights in one day. This is a lot of packing. I wish I could magically have my suitcases ready to go and all the gifts wrapped and placed in as well! This week was fun, I tried to avoid anything that included packing, focused on work and did a lot of Christmas baking, shopping and I received my first Christmas gift (which I totally ALREADY unwrapped!) It's the Iconia A1 tablet from Acer, which is probably going to be my new best friend for 2014! I spent the weekend exploring all the apps and taking the photos that you'll see attached in this post. A girl(+blogger!) can never have too many gadgets!

1// Would you resist unwrapping this beautiful gift? I couldn't help myself! Hello new Iconia tablet, welcome to the world of Unidentified Lifestyle! (Iconia A1 tablet review here)  Thank you Acer! I'm incredibly amazed by your gift wrapping skills! 
Get it for you or a make a friend happy , with just a click here.
2// Casual Sundays at home, washing the dishes and doing laundry #notjoking #domesticgoddess
3// A rare moment during this week that didn't include rain & wind
4// I mean, I had to take another photo, look at this beauty! Christmas and Harrods go together like milk and biscuits.
5// A fun lunchbox I got for our Secret Santa gift exchange at work. You can find it on Asos or River Island(on sale!).
6//7//8// Making a traditional Christmas treat: Melomakarona or simply Honey syrup biscuits. You can find the recipe in English on 

Is there anyone else out there that hates packing as much as I do? Are you all going home for Christmas? Happy Monday y'all! 3 days till Christmas! 


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Let's DIY // 10 Printable gift tags for your presents

Your presents have to be stunning but the perfect and suitable gift tag will make them shine like a diamond. Today I've collected 9 free printable gift tags + 1 from Etsy. I hope you like them and that they'll inspire you to print them! Happy gift-wrapping!


1// Fun! From the Decorators notebook // 2. From Love.Obsess.Inspire // 3. Via // 4. Simple and festive. From Etsy // 5. Nice and simple. From Shewearsmanyhats // 6&7. My favorite free printable gift tags . By Kelli Murray // 8. From // 9. A little washi tape DIY for plain gift tags. From Allwashitape // 10. Love these colours. From ZuGalerie

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let's DIY // Christmas Gift wrapping ideas

Christmas is around the corner, even if you haven't event had chance to look at the calendar, I'm sure you've been present at conversations about ribbons and tissue paper! I've a big love for brown paper so today I'm sharing my favorite gift wrapping ideas with brown paper. Fun, chic, personal, thoughtful, you've got 9 different ideas to choose from! No.9 is the gift I made for our 'Dirty Santa' game at work! 
More Christmas ideas, recipes, table settings on my Pinterest board 'Christmas season'
Have a good day!


1// My all time favorite wrapping idea: Rainbow yearns wrapped around brown paper! Via 
2// Red twine and small piece of a Fir tree, it doesn't get any more Christmasy than this. Heaven. via 
3// Pompoms is such a fun alternative to bows and ribbons! Via 
4// A playful option: Poms Poms and gifts tags via Pinterest
5// If you've got plenty of time to spare, go for this candy garland. Add a tiny name tag to make it look more personal. "Stamp red peppermints on white paper, then cut out. Glue the peppermints to raffia and coil the garland multiple times around the center of a box. Attach a cardstock tag.Via
6// Cut out heart via 'the House that Lars built'
7// If you're going for something more personalized: use red ribbon & reprint an old photo via  Odessamay Society 
8// Use black ribbon to create a chic look, add your final touch by adding a small piece of your Christmas tree. Via 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Styling Recipe // Christmas table settings

I hope there's more people out there that haven't even started their Christmas shopping! When it comes to gifts and shopping I'm always last minute but when it comes to decorating and styling a Christmas table I say 'the earlier the better!'. Today I'm sharing two of my favorite color palettes for your Christmas tables. Red, Gold and White & Black and White. I hope you enjoy them! Wish me luck with all the Christmas gifts that I'm not planning on getting soon!


Get the look of the Red, Gold and White tabletop
1// A Christmas tree inside your dinner plates? Yes, yes and yes! Tis the season for all these things. I'll take 4, thank you. Get them here for £39
2// I'm totally in love with these Gold foil Wine glasses from JCPenney. You need to have a look at the Champagne and large tumblers, too. So festive! Bring them home for
3// Always add something fun on your table. In this case these Nutcracker napkin rings from World Market. Yours for only £6.00
4// A centerpiece like this one from Pier1 Imports is something that every Festive table needs.
5// Always add something sparkly like this Glowing tea light from West Elm (£29)
6// And something living like this Red berry wreath from Macy's (and on sale!)

Get the look of the Black and White tabletop
1// Create atmosphere with these black candle pillar holders.
2// One of my favorite dinner plates out there: Welcome home plate from West Elm.
3// The Deer obsession continues. This time a sitting white Deer from Target. Get it here.
4// More Christmas trees on china! £24 from Dillards
5// Add a handmade touch to your table setting be spreading these Christmas trees on the table between your guests. Get a set of 5 from John Lewis for £3
6// Stylish Pinecone napkin rings for your guests from Kolhs

Monday, December 16, 2013

Things that made me smile this week // December week 1+2

Is ANYONE ELSE as excited as me about Christmas? Ten days to go! Ten! I've been stuck in bed with a terrible cold during these last two weeks, so opening the laptop and blogging seemed like a very very difficult thing to do. But, thanks to all the wonderful people around me (you-know-who-you-are) that treated me with endless freshly squished juices and warm soups I'm feeling a lot better! And how can someone feel bad with all of those Christmas lights around them? It feels like London is extra-stunning lately, wearing its nice clothes, counting down for the big day! These are a few of the things that made me smile during the last two weeks, its mostly sparkly Christmas lights and glittery little treat so get a cup of tea and enjoy! I hope that they'll make you smile, too. Happy Monday! 

1// Endless walks around central London, I'm trying to avoid the madness of Oxford street and usually just end up lost on streets like this one. Not too bad right?
2// You must have already seen this photo like a 10308592 times. But how can you blame anyone? Selfridges overdid this year and I couldn't be happier. I'm snapping a photo every time I'm there.
3// A little bit sick, a little bit tired, trying to find the gifts and inspiration for friends and family
4// I'm so obsessed with anything that has to do with deers. From napkins, to t-shirts to this festive Oh-Deer! cushion from John Lewis (Yours for £36)
5// A must-have Crystal clear Necklace from Shopbob (£252) Get it here.
6// Hey Santa, if you're reading this I would like this pair of red patent Casadei's from Luisaviaroma. It is on sale so I'm really saving you a lot of money. No need for gift wrapping. Thanks in advance!
7// A casual Sunday evening on Portobello road, I usually use my iPad for taking photos when my camera battery dies. Also wearing my new Nike Air max that I got from Niketown a few weeks ago! #happygirl
8// This all time classic Daniel Wellington Sheffield watch // Get it from Shopbob £139
9// It might be cold but sometimes we get sunsets like this one. And thankfully I had my camera fully charged to take a photo of it. 
10// Favorite angled cat eye sunglasses from Oasis, on sale! // Get them for you or for a stylish friend for only $15 here
11// Flags and sunsets is a very strong combination here in the UK.
12// I'm loving anything Copper so this Pitcher from West Elm is on my to-bring-home list.
13// Stag scented candle from John Lewis, a little stocking stuffer for your family! // Yours for £22
14+15// Vintage Marquee Letter lights. I want all of them. // From


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