Self Care #1 Food

Taking care of ourselves nowadays is far from showering and moisturizing. It’s taking care of you mind and your inner body as well. I think subconsciously we all know that but often try to quiet down that little voice saying: Are you sure you want to eat his? Since I can remember I would save my school money to buy sweets and eat them all when I get home. And it did not really changed much until recently.

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Image from Wendy Rowe’s Eat Beautiful

The most fascinating discovery for me was that our second brain is in our gut, imagine, what we eat affects our lives so much, who wants a junk food brain? I mean, it takes time to wrap our heads around that.

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Image from Wendy Rowe’s Eat Beautiful

There is plenty of information and recipes online and it takes trial and error to really learn what’s good for you but the most important thing is to actually get out there and start doing something.

 I have been looking for inspiration online on Deliciously Ella and Pinterest quite a lot. The newer addition to my cooking inspiration is Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe which nicely ties in with my passion for skin care. Similarly educating and inspiring are Amelia Freer’s Cook. Nourish. Glow. and Eat. Nourish. Glow.


Some of my favourite recipes are below. Let me know what healthy and easy recipes are your go to?

Deliciously Ella’s Pea and Spinach Pesto Pasta – really nice filling but also light recipe which is really tasty.

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Amelia Freer’s Chickpea and Aubergine Salad  – really nice and flavorsome dish.

Amelia Freer’s Chickpea and Aubergine Salad – delicious!

Amelia’s Spiced Prawns with Spinach and Coconut – quick and easy and super tasty!

Amelia Freer’s Spiced Prawns with Spinach and Coconut – a real treat!

Let me know what do you do to take care of your second brain?

Thank you for reading.

Lots of Love!

Luxury Handbags Wishlist 2017

One of the things on my 2017 vision board is a nice designer hand bag. Beautiful handbag is one of those things that instantly lifts your mood and your outfit. It’s so much easier than cloths. Sometimes when you lust after an item of clothing and finally get to put it on, it looks nothing like you’ve imagined and just ruins your mood and does not help your self esteem either. Bags on the other hand, you don’t have to fit in them, they are just so pretty and although cost a fortune, if bought wisely, can be sold later on and you can get your money back for them (or at least some of the amount). All this aside, there are quite a few bags that made it to my wishlist. They are very different but I realise I need a bigger one, that would fit quite a few things in (my lunch ideally). However that being said, I just tried to go from the biggest size down, but mainly just picked every pretty bag and there are many many pretty bags..


I love a pretty backpack, all that hands free and painless shoulder thing and on top of that so many designers have brought out so so many beautiful back packs that it’s really so hard to choose, I just basically love them all.

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This Fendi Beauty
Fendi mini flower appliqué backpack ($2,740) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring bags, backpacks, blue, flat backpack, leather backpack, colorful backpacks, genuine leather backpack and fendi backpack:
And this one!

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Gucci one has very cool chain straps
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Dreamy dreamy Chloe

Valentino - Tan Stone & Rockstud Guitar Backpack

Valentino - Tan Stone & Rockstud Guitar Backpack
This Valentino is a dream come true, the details and the straps!!
I love the shape and the simplicity of this LV backpack


This category just has to house all the beautiful a little bit bigger bags and although Celine Belt Bag and Gucci Dionysus are probably hardly comparable in size it’s all about being selective about the things you carry around. Ideally I would love one bigger bag for the days when you have to take your laptop and a notepad and a smaller one for when you don’t have to take the kitchen sink with you.

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An absolute stunner – Celine Belt bag, love the structure and the simplicity
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This colour and grainy texture adds something special to this Gyvenchy Antigona
Gucci Dionysus – a classic that I have been lusting after since it first came out
ShopStyle Collective:
Gucci Sylvie seriously pretty simple but very special bag
LV Pouchette Metis – love the two tone version
monogram large grained chain bag by Saint Laurent. Gracefully patterned chevron stitching creates the character of a sleek shoulder style in an envelope silhouette. Sho...:
YSL Monogram Envelope Satchel – Such a pretty classic


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Bvlgari Serpenti – amazing amazing evening or all occasion bag
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Valentino Rockstud Quilted bag – much prefer this one to the original rockstud


Gucci Marmont WOC 


The list could go on and on but I had to restrain myself from posting like 200 bags that I love. I really hope this year one or two of the above beauties will make it into my closet. Let me know what is your favourite or most lusted after designer bag! I am always open to adding more to my ever growing handbag list!

Thank you for reading!

Lots of Love!!


2016 in Self Search

The past year has been what I would like to think of as a stepping stone into getting to know and to love oneself. You know when you reach that point in life where you think is that it. The days consist of work/school, commute, some TV and tidying up. Weeks and months fly by and you feel that it’s time for a change but don’t really know how to make one or maybe this daily routine is boring but oh so comfortable? However, I have been inspired to learn more about life and about myself through different sources of information.


The best thing is probably the vast amount of inspirational information on Youtube. You can type in any sort of vague phrase something like: how do change your life for the better and one of the 1st things to come up is Bob Proctor’s video. Another great sources on Youtube are Mimi Ikonn’s and Alex Ikonn’s channels. They have the best books recommendations as well as very interesting life philosophy which many people could relate to. Not to mention their several thriving business and the cutest little baby girl, just in case cute baby pictures is something you are after! Mimi and Alex are also creators of 5 Minute Journal (I have been using their 5 Minute Journal App) and Productivity Planner. More of a lecture style videos on Your Youniverse or any similar channels which make you think differently about life and inspire to try the techniques.


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I am still quite new when it comes to Podcasts or maybe that’s just the platform where not many titles resonated with me yet. Having said that, The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes has one of the most amazing and inspirational podcasts there are. Just give it a listen and you will see for your self.


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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert  – you might know Gilbert’s other phenomenal book Eat Pray Love but in 2016 I have picked up a copy of her newest book Big Magic and it did not disappoint. It’s a very well written read that just shuts up so many doubts (oh I might not be good enough) and just inspires you to get on with your art, your way of creating for the sake of creating.


The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod – this is the book that I have been wanting to implement since reading it. The 6 step ritual seems to make so much sense to practice and so far I did get into a few of the steps, however, getting up at 6 and exercising is still something I have to work on. But the book is totally worth a read and maybe even a second read just to make sure you have picked up all the techniques.


Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson – this was one of the most eye opening books. I have been worrying most of my life about things that did not need worrying about and getting annoyed about the situations I have no control over. So essentially, what is the point then. This book really does put a lot of things into perspective.


The Secret by Rhona Byrne – having first saw the film called The Secret in 2006, I was fascinated, inspired and indeed wanted to practice and let it take me where I was supposed to be and achieve what I was supposed to achieve. This did not happen and a few years later I have picked up a copy of the book (and since then listened to it multiple times on Audible). I think now it makes so much more sense then back then. Whoever has critical opinion about the book I suggest not to just leave it there, read (or listed to) another book called The Power by the same author and it gives more insight into the whole process if attraction. Love is the key.


The Alchemist by Paulo Choelho – again, having read the book many years ago, I though it was fascinating, enchanting, however, the deeper concept probably escaped me, or got lost inside the young and impressionable mind as I recall myself wondering how amazing it would be to really master the alchemy. Little did I know that this book was indeed teaching me how to become an alchemist of my own life. One of many amazing quotes:

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


The Holy Bible – it’s an interesting one, but honestly, The Holy Bible is one of the most inspirational books ever written. Often read like poems during the mass the passages lose the meaning and become and automatic prayer that we know. The language has changed quite a bit since King James’ times that sometimes it’s easy to overlook the real meaning but there are plenty of quotes to pick up online and on Youtube that are a real eye opener.  My favourite passage about love:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


Besides the before mentioned Mimi and Alex Ikonn and Lewis Howes, I have listened to Oprah, Bob Proctor, Tony Robbins, Abraham Hicks, Les Brown and more.

I am taking all the knowledge gained last year into the brand new 2017 and will soon write about the tools that I am using this year to help me achieve the my goals. I will definitely do my best to continue this journey and will read and listen more. Please do share your thoughts and recommendations and let’s spread the love!