To start the New Year!
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. —Vince Lombardi
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. —Charles Swindoll
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. —Oprah Winfrey
Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. —Eleanor Roosevelt
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. —Jimmy Dean”
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. —Albert Einstein
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. —Stephen Covey
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. —Henry Ford
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. —Alice Walker
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. —Amelia Earhart
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. —Aristotle Onassis
Sunday’s food for thought
Happy New Year everybody!
Initially, I have planned my first post of the year to be a list of the most inspiring quotes to motivate myself (and you my dears!) but I couldn’t make myself to finish it. As I was researching for inspiration I found myself in the artsy part of Pinterest and then I thought to myself – art is what I want to share with you in my first post this year.
Isn’t it wonderful how a piece of art can complement and personalize your space?
As you may have already noticed that when it comes to interiors I tend to go for more Scandinavian, modern and monochromatic look.
What about you? Share in the comments below!
P.s. If you want to follow me on Pinterest click here
Yes, it’s that time of the year again!
I have spent a great amount of time researching for stocking fillers this year – going to spend it with my very big family and no-one can be forgotten!
I decided to share top 10 favourites with you, please see the list below:
- Bath Roses from Accessorize
Absolutely beautiful and with 3 for 2 offer – a great value for money!
Get one for £6, 3 for £12
- Paperchase Gothic Garden Gold Bee Snow Globe from ASOS
Stylish new take on the classic snow globe, £12
- Ted Baker Citrus Bloom Black Mini Notebook & Pen
- Beauty x Beast Pillowcases from John Lewis
- Lightbulb Vase by London Garden Trading
- Pixapet from Urban Outfitters
Some serious 90s vibes! £10
- Pineapple Tea Lights from Prezzybox
Playfull touch for home, £6.95
- Charbonnel et Walker Milk Orange Thins
Garden Trellis Fragrance Diffuser by Ralph Lauren
Prosecco Ring from Next
I hope my list was useful 😉
As much as I would love to be done, I still have soo many treats to buy… Have any suggestions? Please share in the comments!
Via Jenny Mustard.
I was scrolling through my Instagram and saw this image!
I have been storing black been pasta in my kitchen for a while now but it never got me thinking of endless possibilities out there. Personally, all black food sounds delicious to me… and looks even better!
Ps. I won’t focus on vegan only foods here because everything can be prepared with vegan ingredients.
Now, feast your eyes…
Could we have a recipe for black ice cream, you say?
Well, here you go!
I will be reinventing this recipe in a very near future! #charcoalordered
What do you think of this new food trend?
Sundays are perfect for roaming on Pinterest and this time I was getting inspirations for my new apartment. Went a little crazy and spent hours ahahah. So I thought I’ll share with you some of the interior ideas that caught my eye:)
Have a great week!
Thank you all who entered the draw!
I have used the random.com to determine which one of you is the lucky one. So without further ado.. my congratulations goes to… Franz Budny (@franzbudny)!
Dear Franz, please get in touch with me via contact.hewnly (at) gmail.com to claim your creativity set! I look forward to hearing from you!
If I won’t hear from you in 48 hours, the prize will go to Mama Muse Me who came second in the draw.
I hope everyone enjoyed this little contest as much as I did!
P.s. I am already planning the next one, so stay tuned!
The Occasion: Saturday Night out / Date night
The Plan: Kaspar’s at Savoy | Play “The End Of Longing” | Opium | ECC
In Short: Lovely dinner, theater & great cocktails for a perfect night out.
Budget: ~200 pounds/person
When you live in London, it is so easy to get into the never ending routine of rushing to work and back home and having all the chores to take care of, responsibilities, evening tv and weekly crazy Friday/Saturday club outings you don’t have much recollection of, thank god for Instagram, right?
But once in a while, you have to remind yourself – you live in one of the capitals of the world, full of history, culture and so much more! I wasn’t planning to write this post but recently I had one of the best Saturdays in a long time and maybe it will inspire you to plan a similar evening, or check one of the places out.
We were planning a girls night out for a while now but we didn’t want just a regular get drunk kind of night so we’ve spent a couple of hours planning and researching, and it was sooo worth it!
We decided we really want to see The End Of Longing play, so once we’ve got the tickets, the plan was built around it. We started the evening at the Savoy, drinks at their award-winning bar and pre-theater dinner at Kaspar’s restaurant. It’s such a beautiful place! Drinks, food, service and the whole experience was perfect and we couldn’t expect a better start to our night.
After a quick stroll by the river, we reached the Playhouse theater, grabbed drinks (like true ladies we’ve got ourselves a pint of Prosecco each) and got to our seats ready to be amused. And it was a great show, the first part so witty, so fun and the second part – deeper and quite sad, but with a happy ending so we left satisfied! The show is running until 14 May 2016 so make sure to go see it before then!
After the show, the night was still young and we decided it was time to check out Opium, a cocktail bar in china town. It was nominated to be one of the best bars in the world so we just had to try it out. I would recommend getting a reservation to make sure you’ll get in!
Once you are ready, and it took us a good 4 cocktails each, move on to ECC (Experimental Cocktail Club) which is just a couple of doors down the street. It’s titled and renowned almost as much as the Opium and serves truly great cocktails. I recommend checking it out because it would be a shame not to and because it has such a great atmosphere! We chose it as the last stop because it has more of a clubby lounge setting, great DJ playing and is a perfect place for the last stop of the night!
And if you feel like eating a proper meal in the middle of the night (let’s face it, maybe you’ll need it ;D) visit The Balance restaurant just around the corner. Don’t deny yourself a good meal when you have an opportunity!
To sum up, I would rate this Saturday night out plan a 10/10. It is based on my personal experience and not sponsored! Please let me know if you decide to visit one or all of the places or you’ve been and if your experience was just as fun!
Spring is here and days are getting warmer and warmer. That calls for a good, berry-rich smoothie full of summer flavors – to make the waiting for the best season of the year a little bit easier!
All you’ll need is some bananas, strawberries, raspberries, coconut sugar and I also recommend adding some concentrated goodies, like baobab powder or flax seeds, just to make it a super smoothie.
My smoothie for two, packs:
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar,
2 teaspoons of baobab powder
and a couple of glasses of water (you can use coconut water or any of milk alternatives as well.
I usually make double portion smoothies, if my boyfriend is around, I share it with him, if I’m on my own, I make it a meal and drink it all by myself! In case it’s too much, just store it in the fridge or freeze it and later enjoy it as a sorbet/nicecream.
Now, how about nutritional values? According to cronometer.com, a double portion (if you manage to drink it!) boosts your vitamin C levels through the top! As well as fiber, vitamin B6 and Manganese. Most vital vitamins and minerals are around 50% of your daily requirements, energy: 761.1kcal (44%), protein: 10.3g (24%) carbs: 190.3g (55%) and Fat: 3.8g (20%).
Not bad, huh? More detailed breakdown and relation to daily requirements, click here. Please note, the parameters for daily requirements are based on vegan high-carb-low-fat diet*.
If you start your day with a smoothie like this, it will give you all the energy you need for the day and then some! I usually have a mono meal** for breakfast and then a smoothie for lunch, about an hour before going to the gym. But it is really your choice and you need to do what feels best for your body!
*I follow this diet quite loosely but keep it as a reference. I’m planning on writing a whole post about plant-based diet/lifestyle soon!
**A meal consisting of 1 type of food, usually fruits like apples, bananas, oranges, etc.