Is it Possible to NOT Lie?

Hi there, Today I got Busted. With a capital B, for ‘lying’. Not outright lying, or pathological lying, but white-lie lying. And when I tried to defend myself, the reply I received was ‘you lie all the time about this stuff’. I was gobsmacked. I mean…REALLY?! I’ve always considered myself a rather straight forward person, with…

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Quirky Quotes 22.03.2017

“Never make eye contact with a stranger when you’re having a churro.” -Rucy Ban, All My Life *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Product Review: Ted Baker sunglasses

What is it ‘they’ say? That nice sunglasses are lost in a second and you can never get rid of that emergency cheapo pair you purchased on the beach 8 years ago. In many cases, this saying proves absolutely true. But…knock on wood…This fantastic pair of Ted Baker shades have lasted me two whole summers…

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Just popping in to say ‘Hi’

Hello all 🙂 I’ve missed you! Surgery recovery is taking much longer than I had hoped. True, I was informed that I would be on bed rest for weeks, but as I can’t seem to cope with doing nothing, these 2 weeks have been sooooooo slllooowwwww. I thought this feature comic perfect, as if I…

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Getting to know you 15.03.2017:Another WTF moment- Social Fail

That moment when someone you don’t know so well does something nice for you and you geek out (Like- OK, Thanks! Thank you 🙂 Bye!) and then worry about it All. Day. Long. Then make yourself look like an idiot for worrying about it. Social Fail. Why do we do that?! Anybody else with me?…

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The guys guide to female communication: what she says vs. what she means

In today’s age of gadget driven communication, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to social and physical cues to decipher the message. There are countless books out there which tackle this message, but sometimes its so blatantly obvious that one must chuckle at the inability to take a hint. *Guys, ladies hint… A…

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Surgery

Hi all 🙂 Today’s post is a short one, as I’m just coming to my senses after major surgery.  Since I complain on the regular about people blogging after a few drinks, I don’t want to be a super hypocrite by blogging while waayyy heavily medicated. Just wanted to let you guys know that so…

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Quirky Quotes 07.03.2017

“The whole point of straws, I had thought, was that you did not have to set down the slice of pizza to suck a dose of Coke while reading a paperback.” -Nicholson Baker, The Mezzanine *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Super Sustainable Wardrobe Clean-out!

OK, I did it. And you would not BELIEVE the size of the discard pile! Many of you know that I have made a promise to myself, and to you, that I would not purchase any items this year that are not made of 95%(difficult to find elastin-free items)-100% natural fibre. That means: Cotton (the…

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Coconut Curry Hummus

Originally posted on Love & Umami:
Have we mentioned that we adore hummus?! On toast, in our buddha bowls, by the spoonful….hey, don’t judge! Hummus is such a common staple of ours, that we are always looking for new flavor combos to change it up. This creamy and delightful recipe was inspired by this Thai Coconut Curry hummus.…

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Getting to Know You 02.03.2017: Blogging Turn-Off’s

What are some of your biggest blogging turn-off’s that make you hit that un-follow button? My answer: Blogs that still sport WP templates (i.e.; ‘This is where your feature post is displayed’) on their pages is the biggest. Having to search difficult to navigate home pages in order to find recent posts is another turn-off….

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Dante’s Inferno

A classic piece, I was so excited when I saw this book…and for all of 10 pennies! I think most of us are familiar with Dante’s 9 rings of hell. In the 1300’s, Dante gets lost in the woods. When Virgil, a ghost, offers to help him find his way back. Virgil can lead Dante…

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Random Factoids 28.02.2017

Monday seems to be the favoured day for suicides, according to suicide statistics. Morbid, but interesting. Why Monday?? -Mliae *Source

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My Lust list

I’m not sure why, but I felt the need to share some of my faves for this season. I try to stick to a simple capsule wardrobe, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t spend boo-koodles of time on the net drooling over fashions I would love to see hanging in my closet. Here are…

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Best Milan Secondhand/Designer Shopping: Bivio!

I cannot express how fortunate I was to stumble upon this amazing little shop while on my way to the market of all places! Located but five minutes from my apartment, Bivio is a goldmine for all fashionista’s. It houses everything from vintage to lightly used Zara and extremely well priced designer wear, including gowns…

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Quirky Quotes 22.02.2017

“I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons.” -Douglas Adams *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Health Nut French Macarons (Gluten-free)

Originally posted on Sweet Delights:
For those of you who eat gluten free, diary free, grain free, low carb and soy free things (one or all of the above), HAVE NO FEAR! There are such macarons. All thanks to the young and talented Alessandra Peters. You have no idea how talented she is! She started…

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How to select your next Brand Ambassador.

The other week I came across the recently released We Are Social Digital Yearbook report, which I enjoyed immensely. Basically it is a comprehensive report of what we can expect from social media this year and what has happened since last year. And believe me, the numbers are impressive as always. According to the report…

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Getting to know you 15.02.2017: Timing

Why is it, when you have time to do things – nothing is going on…but when you have 1001 items on your to-do list, everything has to happen – at that moment? Or is it just me? -Mliae

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Look at my perfect life!

Originally posted on naomistevenson:
Hey, people I don’t see much anymore or even know. Look at my perfect life, my amazing friends, my new stuff and my brilliant family. Look through my pictures to see what I actually do and find out if my house looks nice, what kind of make up I use and see…

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Product review: BIOTHERM AQUASOURCE Night Spa

Like many women that live and travel in climates that range from super hot and sunny to can’t breathe freezing, my skin type fluctuates from oily to very dry. Therefore my skincare regime MUST be able to adapt accordingly. Not to mention, I’m always on the look-out for something that has anti-aging properties but doesn’t…

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Quirky Quotes 07.02.2017

“I found my niche: cat-owning, stalker-y secretary. And I played the same part again and again and again.” -Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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When your couples workout fantasy doesn’t go as planned.

Yes, I gave it a go and found myself looking like a wimp. My fiancĂ© is a beast. The man works out and works out hard. Since we enjoy doing basically everything together, we had discussed how nice it would be to do a couples workout together every now and then. I’ve really wanted to…

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