Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Chocolate glazed Florentines

Florentines. I made those ;D

I came across this recipe from David Lebovitz site.  Its not your ultimate florentine, but for someone who's never tried to make them they turned out quite good.

Here is the recipe:

1 large egg white, at room temperature
1/3 cup (50g) powdered sugar
1 3/4 cup (130g) blanched sliced almonds
a good pinch of flaky sea salt
grated zest of half an orange ( i would add more)
((I added some diced figs))

Allow oven to heat for a few minutes.  Adjust temperature to 150C. place the almond sliced mixture in tablespoon sizes on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. 
Once out of the oven allow the florentine to cool.
(( I had no dark chocolate so i used some melted semi sweet chocolate chips for glaze))

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A beautiful home in Portugal

I am head over heels for this place.  
  The work is done by architect Miguel de Cunha of Drago Capital

*images from www.dragocapital.com/

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chicken Sandwich

So Midnight snacks,,, get some chicken, mixed it with some thousand island dressing, mustard,salt and black pepper. Then place the chicken mix on toasted bread with cheese and add tomatos, onions and lettuce
( our lettuce is hidden beneath the egg)
and then we eat and forget to take a picture...
and then our brain functioning after 12 goes...

"Qui est venu en premier, la poule ou l'oeuf ?"

(which came first, z chicken or z egg?)
go back to bed

I say egg!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


So will this be a new trend this summer?
Vintage florals on nails
 It's cute, why not for a day or two.
I am really enjoying every post on The beauty department
Lauren Conrad, Kristin Ess and Amy Nadine cover so many beauty tips from hair to makeup, and show us the latest trends and inspirations.
So, it's definitly a site to check out.

*image viathebeautydepartment.com -

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Courteny Cox's Malibu Home

These are my favorite picks from Couteny Cox's Malibu retreat.
Her home is featured in EllE Decor July/August 2011 issue.

Adore Home Magazine

I am enjoying this online Australian lifestyle magazine. 
The pictures and the colors are wonderful.
vraiment , j'adore ADORE magazine.
Can't wait to see the next issue.
Oh and they have a blog @ AdoreHome

Monday, June 20, 2011

Vogue Stand

At first I thought this picture was taken from a professional photoshoot,
and then I noticed the ID tag on the right and realized it's my brother who took this shot.!!
LOL. I am laughing out loud just because I should have known.
He takes the best pictures! He has the best ideas.  (and I get the bragging rights hehe!)
There are more pictures with the cutest story lines @ Infinite Driver.

Shyrdak felt rug

I found this beautiful felt rug in La Viva Home.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

PULSE news reading App

I'm going to start using Pulse.
This application is one of TIME's top 50 apps of 2011.
It allows IPhones, IPads, or Android devices to have a mosaic like interface for your news, blogs, and any of your social networks.
I like it :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Louboutin Can Match Icons

Christian Louboutin's A/W 2011 advertising campaign is surely a piece of art.  I love every single portrait created by photographer Peter Lippmann. Iconic art meets iconic shoes. 
Isn’t Mr.Louboutin just mindboggling!

First image is by Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbaran
Second image is by American artist James McNeill 

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Oh my!
I'm really craving these.  
I just saw this post by joy the baker , whose blog I love, on home made churros, I love churros too, and I can't wait to try the recipe out.
Just click on this link to see her lovely pics and get the recipe.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Find of the week

 I really like these plastic cutlery. French brand Sabre makes them in so many more colors.
I think it adds a treat to your treats :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DIY Project

This DIY project is one of many cool ideas from IKEA HACKERS.  The site provides products from IKEA repurposed to become more personalized items.
The site is fantastic, one of my other favorite DIY project is called Meddling with Melodi lamp shade.
I think I'll be doing that soon.

*Images via Ikea Hackers

Friday, June 10, 2011

A home in California

This house is called Vienna Way residence, designed by Marmol Radziner architecture firm. 
I think it's such a good design and I always enjoy a dining space that is the focal point of a home. 

all images © Joe Fletcher Photography 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Becarre Birds

How cool are these hammerd pots?
My friend filled them up with roses. So pretty.

She got them from Beccare, in
Salmiyah - Salem Al-Mubarak Street
North Salmiyah building - entrance 2
You can find more details on  their facebook becarre page

What's your time worth?

So the Cliche is true. Time is money, and time on this clock is worth 100 dollar bills money.
Get up, get to work or your clock will start shreading your bills as you spend your time in bed.

*image via mashable

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A very serious chocolate addiction

Seriously, seriously, what is the first thing that happens when people tell you " OH, you've lost weight?"
You feel good, really good. You feel happy, really happy and then… what do you do?

You EAT.

I'm not complaining by all means.
We should eat.
So, I'm feeling good, really good, I'm feeling happy, really happy, especially as I come across Pierre Marcolini praline chocolate.
It's yummy and delicious, by the time this post is out the only thing I'll be losing is these 3 pieces of chocolate from their tiny bag, forever.

Pierre Marcolini @ avenues Kuwait phase 2
image by Chizwa

Monday, June 6, 2011

find of the day @ Bait Sidra

I was at Bait Sidra yesterday and saw some nice trays and cute bread baskets.
Everything there was at a bargain price.

Bait Sidra (بيت سدردة) is right next to Amiri Hospital

Trococo Biscuits

Last night I had Trococo cresent chocolate biscuits.  They were so good.
Very light and tasty. 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Pics

Why not sport stripes this summer and big bangles!

*images via chizwa and friends.