Friday, 30 August 2013

Love talk

Love isn’t (always) sweet; luckily this m&m-chocolate-icing-cake is.

ideal food for when love is cruel
For the DIY'er amongst you:
Take a basic cake recipe, brew some chocolate icing and put some m&m’s on top of the cake once it’s cooled down and covered with the chocolate topping.

P.S. Enjoy your sweety pie!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

In time

A late birthday-shopping trip resulted in a diary for the year to come (2014). I know, it’s way too early to start talking about the New Year in August but the thing is: preparation is key and I’m pretty sure this pocket organizer will be of great help in planning and prepping next year.

Moleskine Antwerp blue diary, limited edition “Le Petit Prince”

P.S. Happy New Tuesday to you all!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Fairy dust

The beach of La Baule, that’s where Tinker Bell and her colleagues go get fairy dust. The sand there is so sparkling; as if it contains the famous magic powder that fairies sprinkle around everywhere they go. 

beach sand in La Baule

Sitting on that beach I also realized: it might well be that the grass is always greener on the other side, in La Baule the beach sand definitely looks more sparkling & magic too.

P.S. For more La Baule beach: check this out.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sunday wishes

What to do on a lazy Sunday, apart from sleeping till (three hours before for me, actually till for Le Boyfriend) noon, having a luxury breakfast and going to the pictures? Checking out the AW collections and making a wish list for the upcoming season, of course. What I wish for:

Fashionably old-fashioned Jackpot cardigan - Flared Monkee Genes jeans 

Petit Bateau cardigan - Petit Bateau shirt blouse 

Nice shoes, yet I can’t decide which pair to pick. What do you think?

Wingate Ankle Bootie - Trenton Waterproof Ankle Boot 
Whittler Wedge Chukka

(all Timberland Earthkeepers collection)

P.S. Are you dreaming about AW fashion already?

Friday, 16 August 2013

Healthy dress(ed)

Candy doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Proof of that: this strawberry dress. A true piece of eye candy, don’t you think?
Let's have a closer look ... 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The hangover

Yes we can, i.e. survive the first day at work after the vacation (which was yesterday and I’m still here so at least I can). However, on this Tuesday morning I start reminiscing (already, I know it’s pathetic) to the period of relaxation and fun that has just come to an end. What I’m thinking back to? Here’s, in brief, the story of our summer holiday 2013.
St. Nazaire

Friday, 9 August 2013

Name games

We’re back (le Boyfriend and I & LV-Papillon) from the vacation, which makes me ready to start blogging again after two weeks. For now – because the don't-have-to-go-to-work-period only ends in two days – just this funny fact: my name (Elle Basi spelled backwards) on a water bottle.
That my parents named me after a water spring (yet I doubt that they took this into account or got inspired by this eau de source when picking “my” name) might explain why water is one of my favourite drinks (other than coffee and tea, of course).

P.S. More about the vacation later on Elle Basi.