Everyday life is the special occasion!

July 25, 2016

Find Of The Month - Fashion

I had been in search of the perfect glamorous straw bag for summer nights out/ weddings and I've finally found it on sales at Tous this month! The gold details make it polished and the airy, laid back feel it conveys  makes me dream of a French Riviera eclectic style. Isn't this one pretty darn sweet?



July 22, 2016

In The Mood For

{latest trick: mixing foundation + daily treatment cream for a dewy complexion}

I'm planning of making the most of the blazing sunshine this weekend and go for a stroll in the countryside while holidays at the beach are just a few weeks away. With this weather my skin has naturally been showing a nice glow that I'm taking advantage of and my beauty routine is on a complete change from beauty store to pharmacy products and I have been pleasantly surprised with the results. It's also high time to enjoy most of the days outside also with al fresco meals with family and friends. Wish you a great relaxing weekend. I'm in the mood for... 

{the daily effortless chic look and the allure of French women}


{arm swag of beautiful gold bracelets}


{this airy and enchanting vbe of this dining room}


 {the cutest décor at my friend's baby first birthday party}

[summer's savory produce of the juiciest cherries}


{a summer indulgence I simply cannot do without - spicy escargots}

July 21, 2016

White Chocolate & Red Berries Tart

This recipe is sure to fill both requirements of looking good [vibrant and seductive] and tasting equally great. Blueberries and red currants somehow offer this tart a mysterious depth besides providing  a healthy dose  of vitamin C, potassium and iron as well as bringing a pleasantly bitter edge to this otherwise overtly sweet dessert. With the weekend just around the corner and hot temperatures on the horizon it'll be the ideal time to take advantage of this lovely summer produce and bake this crowd pleaser dessert for your family and friends.

Ingredients:
  • blueberries and red currants
  • 1 shortcrust pastry
  • 200 g White Chocolate
  • 200 ml cream
  •  2 gelatine sheets

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Bake the dough pricking the bottom with a fork and  set aside to cool after baked. Put the gelatin in a bowl with cold water. In a small saucepan, heat the cream. Out of the heat, add the gelatin previously drained. Mix to dissolve the gelatin and pour the hot cream into a bowl containing the  chocolate cut into pieces and then mix for a creamy ganache. Put the cream into the crusty  tart. Let cool completely and decorate with the fruits. Place the pie in the freezer for about 20 m and then take it to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


Ingredientes:

  • mirtilos e groselhas
  • 1 massa quebrada
  • 200 gr de Chocolate Branco
  • 200 ml de natas
  • 2 folhas de gelatina

Pré-aqueça o forno a 200ºC. Coza a massa picando o fundo com uma garfo e deixe de parte à arrefecer.Demolhe as folhas de gelatina numa taça com água fria. Numa caçarola pequena, aqueça as natas.Fora do lume, junte a gelatina previamente escorrida.Mexa até dissolver a gelatina e deite o creme quente numa tigela contendo o chocolate partido em pedaços e, de seguida, misture para obter um chocolate cremoso.Verta o preparado sobre a base da tarte. Deixe arrefecer completamente e decore com as frutas. Coloque a tarte no congelador cerca de 20m e leve depois ao frigorífico pelo menos 1 hora.

Too Good Not To Post It Right Away


July 20, 2016

Oatmeal & Banana Pancakes

Summer easy and delicious breakfasts that are equally healthy [no sugar and lots of proteins] and tasty are what I live for these days. This is a  breakfast that feels comforting and decadent, but is really far from it. These pancakes are light, fluffy and naturally sweet and they couldn't be simpler nor easier to bake - a dream come true!

 Ingredients:
[each portion makes 4   - I made 2 batches of  the recipe]
  • 1 big ripe banana
  • 4 tablespoons oatmeal flour
  • 2 eggs
  • butter to grease the pan
  • fresh strawberries
Crush the ripe banana with a fork and set aside. Place the oatmeal in a bowl, add 2 eggs and the crushed  banana and beat all with the mixer. Grease the pan with a little bit of butter and make the pancake.
 
 Ingredientes:
[cada proção faz 4 - fiz 2 doses] 
  • 1 banana grande madura
  • 4 colheres de sopa de farinha de aveia
  • 2 ovos 
  • manteiga para untar 
  • morangos frescos
Pisar a banana madura com um garfo e reservar. Colocar a farinha de aveia numa taça, juntar 2 ovos e a banana esmagada e bater tudo com a batedeira. Untar a frigideira com um pouco de manteiga e fazer a panqueca.