Style Inspiration: Top 10 One-Piece Swimsuits for Short Beach Trip

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There is a purpose for this article, as by this time tomorrow I should be already on a beach, enjoying a refreshing drink (with alcohol, despite the early hour, yes, don’t judge!!!). I am going for a very short half weekend ’cause on Sunday we are organizing a pool party and I have been thinking hard about what kind of swimwear to pack. A two piece triangle bikini? A more covered balconette bra and high waist bottom vintage inspired two piece? Or a very chic one piece swimsuit that can act like a perfect top as well? I decided to choose the one piece, as tan lines are not exactly my problem (I stay under a thick layer of SPF 50+, under a large umbrella and usually wrapped up in a men’s shirt just to be sure) and going to the beach is not a casual thing for me.

And while I was trying to make this decision, I found some pretty cool one piece swimsuits online and as an added bonus, some of them in the sales ;) Seeing all of them and unable to choose a favourite, I decided to make a top 10 and even ask you guys which is your fave, maybe you will feel inspired and maybe I will be able to choose :)

Top 10 one piece swimsuits for 2015

1. Eres Android Avatar Cutout Swimsuit
2. Dolce & Gabbana Paneled Swimsuit
3. Norma Kamali Twister Plunge Swimsuit
4. Eres Paint Aquarelle Printed Swimsuit
5. Flagpole Swim Lynn Cutout Two-Tone Swimsuit

Top 10 one piece swimsuits for 2015

6. Ella Moss Swim Striped Strapless One-Piece Swimsuit
7. Gottex Lattice-Pattern Ruched One-Piece
8. Next Lined Up Zip-Front One-Piece Swimsuit
9. Carmen Marc Valvo City Slick High Neck One Piece Swimsuit
10. La Blanca Sheer-Inset One-Piece Swimsuit

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Interiors: A Summer House with a Beautiful Veranda

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Although I am at work, I am dreaming of spending a late morning (read early noon) on a nice porch in a swing enjoying a gentle sun (definitely not in Bucharest) and sipping a good affogato. My phones are switched off, my laptop tucked away and my mind empty of anything stressful. And then the dream ends since I cannot be in such a zen mood for a long time. And that is probably because I do not have the porch and the swing, not even the affogato. But this pretty home would really bring out the chill out mood from anyone entering it.

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Wednesday’s Specials: Butter Chicken

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I was browsing Facebook the other day and came across a page selling all kinds of spices and sauces for the asian cuisines. And I remember I haven’t been to my favourite Bucharest Indian restaurant for quite a while now, mainly because the spicy and richly flavoured food does not work really well with the Romanian summer heat. But I really miss a thick sauce and some saffron rice… So, I am contemplating making butter chicken. Why butter chicken? Because it looks like one of the easiest Indian dishes, one I could make and it’s delicious, of course :)

Searching for the perfect and easiest recipe, I cam across this one, from RecipeTinEats:

INGREDIENTS
Marinade
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt, full fat
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp chili powder or cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.5 lb / 750 g chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite size pieces
Curry
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee (Note 3)
  • 1 cup tomato passata or puree
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup cream (full fat or light) OR for a lighter version use ¾ cup light cream + ¼ cup milk (low fat)
To serve
  • Rice
  • Coriander/cilantro (optional)

The complete steps and more photos on RecipeTinEats

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Fairytale Dress: Honor For Stone Fox Bride

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A decadent setting and vintage inspired shapes reinterpreted with a modern twist? If we are talking about bridal couture, count me in! Love the whole concept behind this collection from Stone Fox Bride, starting with the names of the gowns (Zoe, Mabel, Ihlen, Astrid all sound like gorgeous, blue blood princesses) and finishing with the perfect styling for this lookbook. And the florals, don’t even get me started on that, I think it’s better to just enjoy the photos and if you’re a bride to be maybe even take some inspiration :)

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Weddings: Gorgeous Blush Wedding in a Parisian Setting

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This will be a post very heavy in pictures but I couldn’t resist this beautiful images created by Le Secret d’Audrey and featuring the most stunning Krikor Jabotian cape dress. Pure perfection set on the background of a gilded Parisian ballroom and its stunning terrace. <3<3<3

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Interiors: Why Sofa Beds Trump Spare Beds

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Sofa beds are renowned for their convenience, comfort and functionality. There are many pros when opting for the sofa bed, and we will talk about them in this article. Sometimes, when unexpected company drops by and you haven’t prepared the spare room or you don’t even have one, a sofa bed can be a lifesaver. If you have limited space in your house, buying this handy piece of furniture is a practical option with its 2-in-1 design.

You may have heard or even experienced first-hand a really uncomfortable sleep when staying round a friend’s house or even sleeping on your host’s sofa. You might have even dreamt about the sofa just pulling out into a comfy, cushioned bed with more space for you to roll around so you could catch a few hours of decent sleep. Well, when you purchase a sofa bed, this dream will no longer be wishful thinking!

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If you know of this experience, you will understand the importance of buying a decent sofa bed for your future guests. Here are some great reasons why they are a better investment than a spare bed:

 

  • It’s a huge space saver! If you want to make things a little more spacious in your room, getting a sofa bed will do the trick. They are perfect if you have a smaller house or flat where things can be a tight squeeze.

 

  • Love entertaining? If you are constantly having friends around, it can be a great idea to purchase a sofa bed as you won’t have to worry about tidying up the guest room. Buying a sofa bed that comes with a mattress will help your friends that stay over have a great night sleep. But, beware as they may want to visit your place more frequently and stay a bit longer.

 

  • Sofa beds looks neat. Not only are sofa beds super practical, they look neat too! Whether it is tucked in or out on display, there are a vast range of sofa bed designs that will fit in with your living room.

 

  • The perfect storage solution. You will also find in your search for sofa beds that several come with nifty storage compartments that help keep your room look tidy. Any excess clutter that was making your home look untidy before can now be tucked away in the handy sofa bed storage unit. Of course, you can store things under the spare bed, however there’s a good chance there won’t be built-in storage.

 

  • The sofa bed can be moved to multiple rooms. The great thing about sofa beds is that unlike a sofa or spare bed, they can be easily moved throughout the house. They don’t just have to stick to one room as their compact design will make it easier to take up and down the stairs. Spare beds, on the other hand, are much harder to move around and can be a challenge to get up and down the stairs, especially if you are living alone.

 

  • .. It’s our little secret. No one (apart from the guest that sleeps on it, of course) will ever have to know that the sofa can change into a bed! As it is tucked out of sight, you will only have to pull it out for the occasions when you need it most!

So overall, it’s clear to see that a sofa bed has many advantages compared to a spare bed. It is more convenient, practical, cost-effective, and space-saving. You will always have a comfortable sleeping option when your guests come over to stay for the weekend! Unlike spare beds, the sofa bed can be the perfect disguise which fits in neatly with your home and still offers you a multifunctional piece of furniture.

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Wednesday’s Specials: Zucchini Crisps with Aioli Dip

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During summer, eating vegetables is a habit of mine. I like them raw, baked, grilled or in the form of a delicious soup. And if their flavour can be enhanced by a gorgeous dip, I will be twice as happy. And besides all of that, this recipe has another advantage: the end result looks absolutely stunning (probably one of the reasons I love veggies so much are their intense colors and the way mixing them looks like).

Ingredients:

  • Ingredients for Zucchini Crisps:
      • 1 large or 2 medium green or yellow zucchini, sliced into ½” thick rounds
      • ½ cup all-purpose flour for dredging (seasoned with 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper)
      • 2 eggs, beaten, for egg wash
      • 1½ cups Panko Bread Crumbs
      • Oil for sautéing (Use something with a higher smoke point like grape seed oil or canola)
  • For the Garlic Aioli Sauce:
    • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
    • 1 garlic clove, pressed
    • ½ Tbsp lemon juice
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • ⅛ tsp black pepper

For stept by step instructions and more photos visit NatashasKitchen

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Fairytale Dress: Heidi Elinora Spring 2016

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Have you ever thought about a destination wedding? And if yes, did you envisage an urban setting (Paris, Hong Kong, Rome) or a more exotic one (a beach, a village in Sicily, an African resort)? I for my self I can only imagine a destination wedding in a more exotic place, since for an urban setting I could just do it in my city. So when I saw these pretty gowns by Heidi Elinora for her spring 2016 bridal collection, all I could think of was destination wedding! Wouldn’t they be perfect for a walk down the aisle on a beach or on the cobblestones of a Sicilian village? With their natural looking fabrics, crochet details, spaghetti straps and boho feel, they are the right choice for any bride looking to really enjoy their wedding party in a remarkable location :)

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Style Inspiration: Seaside Glamour – Carola Remer for Vogue Mexico by Jason Kim, June 2015

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First day back at the office and my head is still full of beaches and seafood and flowy dresses and bathing suits and boats. To be honest, this morning I almost reached for a dress I normally wear only at the seaside, forgetting I was actually going to work. So, it is only natural to start the week with this lovely editorial for Vogue Mexico featuring some stunning beachwear and holidaywear.

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