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Happy New Year! I hope y’all are back from your holiday rested, a little more laid back, a lot more inspired and ready for the new year. That’s exactly how I welcomed 2017: with zero new year’s resolutions, but a few plans and a whole lotta tasty ideas. After a holiday which was relaxed and stressful in almost equal measures and filled with love and food (also in equal measures), I’m (kinda) welcoming coming back to reality and forming a new routine . Let’s make it fun, creative and delicious- shall we? [READ MORE]

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We’re a little over a week away from Christmas and I have finally fully embraced the festive spirit. I’ve done my fair share of baking, written cards, placed poinsettias around the house and chosen outfits for the holidays. Our weekend plans are low key but in the same festive pre-Christmas mood: there’s a little bit of shopping left to be done, more baked goods to play with, preparations for a friend’s Christmas party (I’ll be making caramel corn and the tastiest guac) and hopefully an evening spent at home with some wine and Scrooged. Hope your plans are similarly festive and relaxed, y’all! [READ MORE]

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I’ve barely left the house since last Wednesday, as the nasty flu I’d caught turned to pneumonia. I’m exhausted, weak and lacking appetite (seriously!) and yet there’s been a few silver linings these last ten days: I’ve spend more time with Mike than I’ve had since our honeymoon, my gratitude towards Netflix is now at a new height (if you haven’t already, you need to watch Hip-Hop Evolution) and so is my appreciation for little things I was always kinda taking for granted. So, while I’m looking forward to going on a date again or cooking a full meal, I am grateful for being given this time off, the support of my family and the power of hydration. Stay positive, stay well, stay grateful x [READ MORE]

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Happy Friday, happy 2nd of December y’all! Can you believe we’re only three weeks away from Christmas? Honestly, where did the time go? I’ve been sick as a dog the last couple of days, so I’ve had plenty of time to think about all sorts of things- some silly and unnecessary and others kinda on the more profound side. We have quite a few things lined up for the weekend- fingers crossed I’ll be able to get out of bed and enjoy some relative peace and quiet before the manic countdown to Christmas begins. Stay warm, stay well and positive. [READ MORE]

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This week has come and gone kinda in a flash. Between running mundane errands, sending pre Christmas presents and getting back to my yoga practice, I also spent quite a bit of time making scary amounts of hummus and spinach pie for a private event. Now I’m more than ready for the weekend, which will include more cooking (a chocolate bundt cake with salted caramel is in the cards), Christmas decoration planning and research for the best holiday gifts out there. Have a great one y’all! [READ MORE]

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I have been waiting for this Friday & weekend for quite some time now. I’m off to WIRED16 for a day which I believe will be filled with stimulating discussions and presentations (plus delicious food). Later today I’m going to Cotswolds with our London family for three days spent in a gorgeous cottage in the countryside. There will be lots of food, some post Halloween fun and other shenanigans for which I couldn’t be happier. Hope you have a similarly naughty and inspiring end of the week. [READ MORE]

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Food for thought

Halloween is just around the corner and I could not be happier: our house is filled (ok, not filled, since Mike does not embrace the holiday with the same enthusiasm) with pumpkins, spider webs, bats and skeletons and today I’m making a sufficiently spooky dessert (check back on Monday for the recipe). There’s also a number of (mildly) scary movies on my list, a bit of prep to do for my costume and lots of seasonal candy to try. In the meantime, we’ll be spending the weekend with friends over dinner and brunch and on Sunday I’ll be going to Borough Market with my lady friends, celebrating Apple Day. Hope your weekend is also sufficiently spooky- and if that’s not your thing, sufficiently relaxed and fun. Have a good one! [READ MORE]

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With October in full swing, I’ve finally managed to get back on a semi-satisfying everyday routine. While it’s still quite a pain for me to get up in morning (so cold!) and I hate seeing the day shrinking already, I’m positively giddy about a few upcoming things. We were gonna go surfing with a couple friends this weekend, but since Mike’s busy and I’m slightly under the weather, the next couple of days and the following week will be spent shopping for Halloween supplies and testing some sufficiently spooky recipes. There’s also quite a bit of planning to do for a countryside weekend with friends, and a new cozy scarf I can’t wait to live in for the next few months. All in all, cold and gloominess are quite nicely balanced, at least for the time being. Hope you’re all also enjoying these fall days. Happy Friday! [READ MORE]

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Food for thought

It feels like forever since I properly sat down to write here. After a long summer, our crazy kickass wedding, a week in London which felt like a second and a honeymoon in California which felt like cheating on my husband with the coolest & hottest man ever, I’m back. Like properly back. Officially back. I got apples, pears* and pumpkins for y’all, a Halloween cake, a spicy & refreshing beef salad and a couple other tricks up my sleeves- which are now long and made of wool because fall has officially arrived here in London. As much as I miss the California heat and my summer dresses, I have to say this back to school feeling is kinda cool. And to embrace it even further, here’s a couple season-appropriate stories. Happy (proper) fall y’all! [READ MORE]

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Food for thought

After a dreamy four day stay in Big Sur, we hit San Francisco and spent the last couple of days in Napa Valley. Even though I think I’ve left part of my heart in Carmel, these two days in the wine country have probably been my favourite. The scenery, the vines and cypress trees, the fragrant air and gorgeous weather have absolutely enchanted me- not to mention that a time spent drinking beautiful wine and eating the best seasonal food is always a time very very well spent. We’re off to Yosemite in a couple hours, where we’ll spend just over a day before heading back to our base, LA. I can’t wait to take in all the views to come and I’m quite excited for the hikes we have planned, but I’m still stuck in a wine state of mind- hence today’s Food for thought. Cheers to great weekend, y’all! [READ MORE]