Everyday life is the special occasion!

September 01, 2014

White Summer Dress


There's something utterly beautiful, uniquely feminine, almost angelic about a white summer dress. It is chic but cool, a classic conveying contemporaneity, the perfect piece for a laid-back weekend, fun summer nights out, and even an ideal go-to for your work week - it all comes to how you style it for these ocasions with the right accessories, because the great thing is that you can easily dress it up or down. Tell me, with you by now tanned skin, are you ready to make  heads  turn when you go out in your heavenly white dress?



This Too Shall Pass



August 29, 2014

In The Mood For


{spending the last weekend of August at the beach}


There's always somewhat of a bittersweet feeling about kissing summer goodbye, but at least in what concerns great weather this weekend will surely rock, before it's time to get back to the hustle and bustle of daily life. Although summmertime is great, favouring relaxation and promoting fantastic memories there's something about the upcoming season that intrinsically connects to me and I truly can't wait to welcome Fall! Wish you all a great weekend! I'm in the mood for...



{dainty gold jewelry, soft colours, thin fabrics}




{indulgent home made breakfasts}




{loving this polished, clean and stylized office corner}




{organizing the daily make up I keep at hand on the master bathroom}


{This super cute structured bag - at Zara, new collection}



{a sophisticated olive green parka that is the greatest Fall anticipation - at Zara, new collection}

August 28, 2014

Lime Swiss Roll


Last Sunday, after returning from holidays at the beach, I felt like having one of those moist tarts which are always a delight. The acid aftertaste clearly broken by the sweetness of sugar, the freshness of the lime and its unique flavor make of this pie the ideal treat for a summery dessert to share at a a family meal or gathering of friends, otherwise, I assure you will not stop eating while it is in front of you!
 

Ingredients:
  • 8 eggs
  • 350g sugar
  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 50g flour
  • 25ml liquid butter
  • butter for greasing 
  • parchment paper


In a bowl put the sugar with the flour and mix. Add eggs and beat. Then add the zest and lime juice and whisk again. Finally, add the butter and mix one last time. Pour into a rectangular mold, greased with butter, lined with parchment paper and greased again. Bake for about 30 min at 180. Do notoverbake, it is better wet and creamier. Unmold it while hot over a cloth covered with sugar. Do not let it cool because while the dough is hot it has elasticity to be rolled without breaking.




No domingo passado, depois de regressar de férias na praia, apeteceu-me uma daquelas tortas húmidas e que são sempre uma delícia. O travo nitidamente ácido quebrado pela doçura do açúcar, a frescura da lima e o sabor inigualável tornam esta torta no doce ideal para uma sobremesa veraneia para partilhar a uma refeição familiar ou reunião de amigos, senão, garanto-lhe não vai para de comer enquanto estiver `a sua frente!


Ingredientes:
  • 8 ovos
  • 350 g de acúcar
  • raspa de 2 limas
  • sumo de 2 limas  
  • 50g farinha
  • 25g manteiga líquida
  • manteiga q.b. para untar
  • papel vegetal

Numa tigela coloque o açúcar com a farinha e misture. Junte os ovos e bata. Seguidamente adicione a raspa  e sumo da lima e bata de novo.  Finalmente, junte a manteiga  e misture tudo uma última vez. Deite numa forma retângular, untada com margarina, forrada com papel vegetal e novamente untada. Vai ao forno cerca de 30 min a 180ºC. Não deixe cozer demasiado, pois é melhor húmida e mais cremosa. Desenforma-se ainda quente sobre um pano polvilhado com açúcar. Não deixe arrefecer pois enquanto quente a massa tem elasticidade para ser enrolada sem partir.