Everyday life is the special occasion!

February 09, 2016

Valentine's Date Night In


We never go out on Valentine's day - the restaurants are always crowded and if you're looking for an intimate moment with a nice atmosphere I never think it can be found in a public space with lots of noise, strangers all around you, excessive prices for some meals that often come up a bit short of the expected and plenty of distractions.  And the truth  be told, you don't need to go out of your home to have a truly romantic evening with your love, right? To help you bring out the lover in you – here are some romantic stay-at-home date night ideas!


 
If you like to cook, try a new recipe or up the ante of your favourite one and make it together.


  Eat dinner by flickering candlelight.



Dance together throughout every room of your home at the sound of your favourite song.   



write a love letter



 Cuddle up in front of a roaring fire together.

Take a bubble bath ... and invite him in.

Be just a little bit naughty with your lingerie:  subtly sexy, not cheesy.

Indulge him with the finest treats.

 

Pop a good bottle of champagne and feel no guilt about it.

Spray your favorite cologne or perfume on your pillow cases or sheets.

...and live happily ever after! 

    February 08, 2016

    Valentine's Day Flare

    A lot of guys drag their heels at the idea of having to do something special for Valentine’s Day [I hope you're reading this P.], but the fact is that it is the perfect moment for some added oomph. The ways in which people celebrate Valentine’s Day are very diverse - whether it could be a movie date, a dinner date, a party or a formal lunch, it's important to put some effort into your attire, guys included. While women tend to  want to look beautiful and sexy, men usually do not put a lot of stress into it, but you need to look like a gentleman [let alone act like one!]. And you should make an effort  to dress accordingly as well -  from dressed-up to dressed-down to somewhere-in-between, depending on where you're going - specially if you are already into a relationship and know your partner's style well.So whatever your plans are I hope these images will inspire you to coordinate your outfits for this Valentine's. 

    This Too Shall Pass



    February 05, 2016

    In The Mood For

    {finally getting my hair cut and highlighted = saloon bore for at least 3hs!}



    With a 5 day mini holiday along the way, I couldn't have been more excited about ending this week! I guess everyone knows the power of a feel-good movie when you need it, so I've gathered a few to relaxedly enjoy these days off that along with an assortment of decadent nice treats and rain prediction for the upcoming week will be most appreciated. When I was little I always loved Carnival,because of the outfits/ deguises I used to wear [pretty lame by the way - I never got to get dressed as a cowboy as I longed for, which developed into ome kind of frustration I'm sure} but now I'm just not drawn into it anymore. The same with most of my friends - is it a sign that we're getting not only older, but actually old?!Oh and I can´t wait to get my hair properly trimmed and highlighted, four and a half months is my limit!Have a nice weekend! I'm in the mood for...

    {lovely feminine emsembles + shopping for his favourite pastries for this extended weekend mini holidays}


    {beautiful, sassy, barely-there make up for Valentine' day}


    {grey knits and sultry sexy pink-reddish nailpolish}


    {getting my favourite b&w wedding photos framed, in the bedroom}

     {delicious Portuguese Rocha Pear's certerpiece}

    {the amazing mirror that came home with me - at ZARA HOME}

    February 04, 2016

    Condensed Milk & Cinammon Tart

    The pastry crust together with the condensed milk and a hint of cinammon and fresh lemon make this tart a perfect afternoon rainy day treat, with a cup of tea on the side. It is super easy to make and right on spot perfect when you have unexpected guests and need something urgently on the table! What adds to the fabulousness of this recipe is that it tastes amazingly with a texture that is pure lovely creaminess as well as really great flavour.

    Ingredients: 
    • 1 puff pastry sheet 
    • 1 can of condensed milk (not baked)
    • 4 eggs
    •  juice of 1 lemon

    Line a tart mold with the dough and prick the bottom with a fork. Beat the condensed milk with the egg yolks and lemon juice. Bring this mixture to cook over medium heat until it thickens.Whisk the egg whites and pour over the previous cream, already out of the fire. Pour the dough on the previously lined tart mold. Take to bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 45m. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon to taste.



    • Ingredientes:
    • 1 folha de massa folhada
    • 1 lata de leite condensado(não é do cozido)
    • 4 ovos
    • sumo de 1 limão médio

    Forrar uma tarteira  com a massa e picar o fundo com um garfo.Bater o leite condensado com as gemas e o sumo do limão. Levar este preparado para cozer em lume médio até engrossar.Bater as claras em castelo e deitar sobre o preparado anterior, já fora do lume. Deitar o preparado sobre a tarteira forrada. Levar a cozer em forno pré-aquecido a 180ºc cerca de 45m. Polvilhar com açúcar em pó e  canela a gosto.