Month: September 2012

Good morning lovely readers!  I’ m happy that it’s Friday, somewhere later
than others but, the weekend starts!  I’ve been a little bit of a busy bee
lately, our little one started school and for my peace of mind he’s been doing
great, happy and excited from the first day.  I finally have Internet of
my own, no more using the generous neighbor’s one and a lot of plans ahead
personally and professionally.  I’ll advance you that this blog is also
going through a transition, like me, at the moment and it’s going to change
hopefully for the best.  I feel that this whole experience of moving to
Sao Paulo has woken up feelings inside me that I thought were only mere
imaginations or dreams.  While I work and organize some things for that
change I’ll be posting randomly.  For now, and until then, enjoy the good
weather where you have it and have a wonderful weekend.

Weather is a bit crazy lately.  Warm one week and then a few days very
cold, so I’m keeping myself warm with lots of tea during the day.  Below a
picture of my lovely Cinnamon tea.

images from Tumblr, Pinterest and the alternative bride.

Everyone knows that designing a
house and making it feel like a home takes many long and exhausting months, if
not years.  So when I realized that I would only have two months to plan,
design, execute, anticipate the smallest details and to think about what we
might be needing in the future, I know that in order to not go insanely crazy,
I had to rely on things that were not too expensive and too valuable but still
good looking.  I don’t know much about Sao Paulo yet, but I know that
things tend to cost three times more.  So where did I go to for basic
things? right!  Ikea.  I was planning to
buy things such as a mattress for our little one, a foot step for his sink 
and so on.  Imagine my surprise when walking around I found very good
looking prints!  God, was I glad, there are an awful lot of empty walls in
this house that will need to be filled. We got the top one by Deborah Azzopardi
for Lucas’s room, of which I will only tell you that it will have a bunch of
stripes.  Yeah!

 The top is a motif by Amelia
Lancaster.  Bellow, Ikea’s selection of Matisse motifs.   We
also got one or two of those.

“I do not want to die… until I have faithfully made the most of my
talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last
small twig has grown.”

Kathe Kollwitz

Images from interiors from Casa Vogue Brasil

Above, my nails with a caviar effect.   I decided to do it only on two fingers, each on one hand to try for the first time.  I loved them!  Long gone are the days of plain and discrete traditional French
manicure so are the days when bravery and boldness were only proven by the first explorers climbing Matchu Pitchu.  Leave it to the nails to show
your inner adventure.  One of the things that caught my eyes in the runways lately were the decorative nails all over.  I can’t wait to try the reverse manicure, fist image below, top left.  Enjoy!

Clockwise from top left, reverse manicure, geometric nails done with Nail Art Pen by Sally Hansen, Adele’s nails with some glitter and caviar nails by Ciate can be purchased at Sephora.

Clockwise from top left, striped nails can be done with nail wraps by Nail Rock or Sally Hansen art pen, Kate Spade polka-dot nails, colorful French manicure and the latest one, velvet nails by Ciate.