Oh man, these are some serious cookies right here. The recipe it’s from a website called Post Punk Kitchen, if you’re not familiar with it, it’s an all vegan cooking wonderfulness written by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. To me it’s an amazing source for baking as well and I have to admit, every recipe I have ever replicated was WONDERFUL – Isa knows her business and if you feel like you need something tangible, she also has a cookbook: Isa Does it. Now these cookies, I am sure the combination between chocolate + rosemary + vegan doesn’t sound appealing to a lot of people, but trust me, you won’t regret trying these out, in fact, I ensure you that like us you’ll get addicted to them. They are extremely simple to make, I’ll take you more or less 3 minutes plus 10 for baking and voilà. For this recipe there’s also an extremely entertaining video to watch, in case you want to see the how and have a good time. If you’re looking for some extra inspiration here are some of my favorite recipes from Post Punk Kitchen: jerk sloppy joes with coconut creamed spinach, porcini crusted tofu with shallot gravy and an every day pad thai.
Oh dear sweet beautiful pieces of leather! Where was I when all of this happened? Like I don’t already spend enough time online! I recently came across this black bucket bag and fell head over heels for it and by reading about the company is when I found out that I’ll be saving for one or better, you know what to get me for my birthday (it’s not until may, but still, I’m looking forward. wink wink). Italian leather, simple shapes, clean lines and an all inspired by Italy in the 60s. Mansur Gavriel is a collaboration between two beautiful ladies who share the same passion for design, they design their products to ‘function for your daily needs, and travel with you for years to come’. Italian leather designed in New york City – it has my name all over it!
Happy monday everybody! I have never done a ‘what’s in my bag’ post before but I always enjoy having a look at other people personal belongings – don’t ask me why. I have finally decided to do one myself with a couple of my old time favorites. I’ll start with the bag, I’ve had it for well over a year now and since it arrived in the mail it never left my side – it’s scary how I feel I should add the word ‘literally’ in this sentence. I like to wear it day time, evening time, rain or shine (well, I found out that it’s not the best idea to wear a fabric bag when it’s pouring but still, it’s my favorite by far). Bookhou is the one to blame. Next up clockwise, some good trusty earphones, these are urbaners, nothing much to say about them other than they look good and sound even better. Give me anything in tortoise and I’ll cherish it for life! My eyeglasses are from Warby Parker, they are the downing tortoise goodness, they are always with me if not on me (extremely unfortunate that they only ship to US and Canada). YSL lip stain, I go between love and hate depending on the amount of glossy feel I want for my lips – I am currently in the love phase. It’s sheer but it gives color and it stays on really well. I am not a big fan of keychains, never really was. I like simple minimalistic designed ones as I don’t like adding weight to my already heavy keys. This one it’s from Baggu and it’s pretty simple and beautiful. Next up on the list is my black leather wallet I got from a store called Shoe on Mulberry st. it was a pretty great deal and it has everything I look for in a wallet. Considering how long it took me to find one that I truly loved, I see us being in a long and committed relationship. Reading, yes I like reading and I always like to bring a book along, weather digital or hardcopy, in this case, I am currently reading B.J. Novak’s ‘One more thing’. And last but by no means least, my little baby Fuji x100. I am not going to describe it in detail because this is not the place but, it’s a wonderful fixed lens compact camera to carry along without feeling weighted down by all the extra lenses and such without compromising the image quality. I am not sure if I wrote too much – in any case I hope you’ve enjoyed it, oh, and If you ever took an instagram photo or wrote a blog post on the subject, please, link them in your comments below so I can feed my curiosity!
I’ve alway been attracted to marble, don’t know if it’s because it’s in my dna – my grandfather’s main element for his creations was in fact marble . In my parent’s italian home every floor and countertop was my granddad’s work. Lately though, I’ve found myself collecting images combining copper and this kind of washed white marble. There’s something very beautiful and elegant in it. I don’t personally own any of the above items but I consider this to be a wish list of some sort. Wish you all a wonderful and happy weekend.
fort standard : marble trivet || tom dixon : candle || hay : candleholder || menu : chunk candleholder || iacoli & mcallister : copper spica || andreas martin-löf : reflector lamp || mepra : cutlery || hay : marble tray || iacoli & mcallister : algedi table
No news that I love black so for today’s post I thought of spicing it up a little with a white tee – thrilling! Despite the third eye or evil eye design has been invading every stand in town lately, I couldn’t resist this t-shirt, I really love how simple and stylized the design is. I’ve then added some other favorites, first of, topshop jeans. Have you ever tried them? If not, go out and buy some – today. I have been wearing them for years, the motos, the skinny joni, all wonderful stuff. Now COS, this might be a low-blow because they unfortunately don’t ship to the united states, but if you like some minimalistic with a hint of masculinity in your wardrobe, you, just like me, would want to buy everything from them. Window shopping posts are some of my favorites, because in cases like this, I’d buy every single item on the list. Hope you’ll enjoy!
Have you ever heard of dry brushing? Over the years, once in a while I’d always read articles on how good for your body it is and so on but never really got THAT interested until when, without putting too much thought into it, I bought one. The reasons behind my interest were all about getting rid of dryness on my legs, knees and elbows so, gradually I added dry brushing to my routine. I admit, I was a little skeptical on the results at first but that’s just because I didn’t know how to properly use it yet. Am I happy about the purchase? Yes. Am I ecstatic about the purchase? YES. Now, a little on the benefits. Dry brushing will get rid of all your dry skin, (dryness concentrated on the body – don’t brush your face with this thing!), get rid of dead skin cells and toxins, it’ll improve your circulation as well as boosting your lymphatic drainage to help get rid of cellulites. An overall win, right?!
I usually love to use it before jumping in the shower (skin and brush need to be dry) sweeping ‘towards the heart’ – no circular motion, except for your belly area, and no back and forth, just single, gentle upwards strokes. It’s important that your brush bristles are natural, this is the one I personally use and I recommend you start gradually.
When done with the brushing, I’ll jump in the shower and, once dry, I immediately apply an oil or thick moisturizer to give some juice back to the body. Soon after I’ll meticulously clean the brush with warm water to have it ready for the next use. I seriously love it! When I was reading descriptions and such, I was of the idea that’ll take a while to brush the whole body, the reality is that it’ll take you more or less three or four minutes but, you’ll get amazing skin. Smooth – smooth legs, people!
Since as long as I can remember I have never been a morning person, always hated waking up early except during summers. Why, you ask? Driving to the beach early in the morning would be my favorite part of the day. The streets are still empty, the traffic pretty much non existent and you’d get wonderful water and the best spots on the beach. Over the years though, my reasons for being an early riser shifted and it’s not only because I hate the feeling of waisting days on sleep or the aging factor. No matter where you live, you’ll get to experience your neighborhood in a whole different way. You get the streets all for yourself, not to mention the fact that you’ll get to have fresh pastries, coffee and some reading all before the commuters craziness starts. The image above it’s what I’ve been looking forward to see on my early mornings, the peace and quiet that comes from walking by the water it’s priceless. Are you an early riser? What do you look forward to in your early mornings?