Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lifestyle // 19 things I will tell my daughter

19 things I would tell my daughter
all pictures via my Pinterest board // edited by me

1. Wash your sheets every two weeks, I promise you’ll sleep better.
2. If a boy breaks your heart, it’s okay to cry.
3. If a girl breaks your heart, it’s okay to cry.
4. School is important, but there are many things you can’t learn in a classroom. Pursue them.
5. Find your passion, and run with it.
6. No, you don’t need to lose weight.
7. You are beautiful without make up.
8. You are beautiful with make up.
9. Being a good person will never go out of style
10. Buy yourself flowers if you’re feeling sad.
11. Getting enough sleep is very important.
12. Drinking water has so many benefits
13. Believe in fairytales, believe in love, and allow no one to steal your magic.
14. Reading is good for the soul.
15. I am not here to judge you, but I will always support what I think is best for you.
16. I appreciate you.
17. I am proud of you.
18. Even on your worst days, you will never disappoint me.
19. I love you no matter what.


While browsing on tumblr the other day I stumbled upon this and knew I had to repost it.
This is like a self reminder for the grey days we all get every now and then..

Thanks for reading and enjoy!
Love,
Anastasia

Monday, 21 July 2014

Lifestyle // Three King's birthday celebrations

Two weeks ago and while I was in the middle of a lunch break, my friend Josef texted me asking if I would do him the extraordinary honour to travel down in Glasgow for the Three King's Day. It took me a while to realise that he was referring to his, Chris and Gabriel's birthday weekend party celebrations.
Boy, do I wanna travel to Glasgow I thought, given that I hadn't been in the big city for almost six months! Without any hesitation I booked my tickets and started making plans as to what to wear and how to help with the party organisation.
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I arrived Friday night and Chris picked me up from the train station before we both vanished to Hummingbird for a couple of cocktails and a news catch up.
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Saturday morning I woke up to this amazing view and cup of tea waiting for me before heading to the jacuzzi with El Magnifico, that's Josef's newly acquired nickname in case you've been wondering.
Soon after that we decided it was Tribeca time, one of my favourite breakfast clubs in Glasgow!
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Warm and cozy, Tribeca is the perfect escape for a grey Saturday morning. The amazing thing about this place-well besides that it serves the best milkshakes, is that it's offering the best pancakes sides; fruits, nutella, ice-cream you know name it and Tribeca serves it!
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Iliana ordered the vegetarian bagel, while Josef and Chris went for the classic English breakfast.
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Opposed to what the others ordered I went for the sweet taste of my all time classic beloved breakfast, pancakes! Served with two scoops of vanilla ice-cream filled my heart and gave me a happy face.
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Chris was massively impressed with the portions and decided to order some additional pancakes for himself-greedy boy that he definitely is!
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After this feast we headed back home to get ready for the afternoon BBQ by the canal...my camera died from battery but luckily I managed to get some snaps with my phone..
The Three King's at their bests! From left to right meet the King of Spain, King of Hellas and King of Malta!
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A mixture of good friends and delicious food-best birthday party ever!
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Late in the evening and while the boys were resting their full bellies I was on the task of baking some additional birthday cakes before the warm up party in the flat, followed by a salsa party at El Barrio later at night.
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I prepared an Oreo cream and cookies dessert, along with a chocolate brownies pie and an orange-chocolate cake...
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By the time we had to leave the flat we were all quite tipsy and the Three King's felt like the King's of Glasgow not to say of the entire Scottish country!
I couldn't think of a better way to spend this weekend and celebrate the birthday of my friends, so thanks guys for having me with you. Until the next time Glasgow!

Love,
Anastasia

All photos taken with a Nikon D3100 camera 50mm lens 


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Wishlist // Le Parisien


A little something for your Sunday.....how to get dressed like a real Parisien!
I am lucky enough to have a couple of French girlfriends and having a thorough look in their style (and wardrobe), I concluded that the secret to get dressed like a Parisien girl lies in simplicity. 
These girls have a love affair with nude and pastel colours, they wear flat ballerina shoes, stripes and a nice watch always decorates their arm. 
A real Parisien girl carries around a leather bag-rucksack in my friends case- and smells divine, thanks to Miss Dior body lotion
Her make up is natural, a pink lip gloss and pink lacquer would do. Her hair is on a messy up-do or a low chignon and her face shines from her daisy earrings.
In a word, Parisien girls are the most adorable girls in the entire world!

SHOP THE LOOK



Do you like the Parisien style?

Love,
Anastasia

Friday, 11 July 2014

Baking // Puff pastry strawberry jam swirls

puff pastry swirls recipe
I typically eat something sweet for breakfast. It might be an almond croissant, fruits with yogurt and chocolate drops on top, pancakes or in this case jam swirls!
simple jam swirls
 Puff pastry jam swirls is a super easy breakfast idea and oh, so delicious!
This recipe is so easy and fun to do, it will not take more than 15 minutes and also all the ingredients are cheap and easy to find in the market. So shall we start....
ingredients
For this recipe you will need (serves 4 people):
300 g puff pastry (let it in room temperature for at least an hour before making the swirls)
jam of your choice (I used strawberry and orange)
1 egg
icing sugar
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Start by pre-heating the oven at 180 degrees. 
Then roll out the pastry on a non-stick baking paper or a floured surface. 
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With a silicone spatula apply the jam of your choice on the pastry...
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...carefully roll the pastry...
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...spread some egg on the top of the roll..
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..and sprinkle a tiny bit of icing sugar.
easy breakfast recipes
Cut with a sharp knife into small pieces (almost 2 cm long)
pastry swirls recipe
Place the swirls on a baking tray that you have previously covered with a baking paper and bake for 10 minutes until the swirls get a golden colour.
strawberry swirls recipe
Eat them while they are still warm :)
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 Easy as that! 
Hope you like this recipe and please let me know if you try it by tagging me on facebook or instagram.

Thanks for reading.
Love,
Anastasia

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