Thursday, December 25, 2014

Make a Wish Syrup

This Christmas I decided to prepare something sweet and dreamy for my beloved ones. Just what one needs
during the magical time of the Holidays.
My "make a Wish Syrup" is made with oranges and cinnamon and makes dreams come true: that is why you have to sip it in your tea or coffee while dreaming ;). 
To make it, let two oranges (in slices) and 6 cinnamon sticks macerate in 3 litres of water for one night. Take then the oranges and the cinnamon sticks out of the water, add 2 kg of sugar and let it simmer for about one hour. Wash some bottles, let them dry, and pour the syrup. 
The easiest of all self-made gifts.

And don't forget to dream a little dream and make a wish!
Merry Christmas everyone!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Thank you Note: Home Sweet Home

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It is time for a new thank you note to life.

These last months I've had the luxury to stay more at home, within these four walls I love, both dedicating more time to the things I love to do professionally (writing and editing) and to my personal little things.

  I believe that anyone who can state to love his or her home can (and should!) consider himself or herself very lucky.  
And I do love mine.

So here is a big 'thank you' to life for all the times I can take care of my plants, have the time to adjust the buttons of a coat, make my own candles, bake my own quiche, read the newspaper or a magazine, try a new yoga position or find the right pants for that certain top, have people coming over to celebrate in a cozy atmosphere (because I managed to cook that recipe I wanted to try in a long time).
So thank you life for this extra time. Thank you for my little flat. And also thank you for the awesome guy I share it with. 


P.s. For those of you who have no idea what my thank you notes are, read the first post of this series ;) 
 
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wintery Treats for My Face



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"Immortelle" is the French name of a plant growing in the Mediterranean coasts which is famous for its capability to conserve its beauty even after it is picked. What wonder plant could have batter fitted an anti-aging, brightening serum? That's exactly what L'Occitane must have thought when it created this product. And I like it even more since the plants' essences it contains are organic. I am using it every morning and evening on top of my normal face cream. I like to protect my skin from cold. 

 UNE has most of its products certified by Ecorcert Greenlife, a French control and certification body approved by the French Government. On their website, they really seem to be willing to be transparent towards the consumer since they write the percentage to which products are made of natural or organic ingredients. The Pearly eye shadow palette, for example, has 99.5% of its ingredients coming from natural origin and 10% of the total ingredients coming from organic farming. For brown eyed gals like me, earthy cold tones are great nuances. 
I'll be soon telling more about these "greener" beauty product on MyGloss. BTW, you should check out their page, because today you can win other UNE products on their blog!    

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I've Got Some Serious Plans...

Holidays are coming, winter is letting us feel its presence outside and days are shorter and shorter ... 
Well, I have some serious plans for these calm wintery evenings: 
a warm plaid to cocoon myself in, some nice old and new books, dark organic chocolate, a cup of nice smelling tea and candles all around me. 

Does it sound like a good plan ;)?


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Lama and alpaca wool blanket - Custom made for Rothirsch in the south of Germany by the company Alpenwolle. BTW: Rothirsch is a small nice shop with exclusive uncommon fashion and design products.


After dinner tea - Pukka. It contains organic fennel, chicory and cardamom. A great alternative to coffee after dinner. From Changemaker.


Dark chocolate (70%) - Cru Virunga by Original Beans. This organic milk-free chocolate takes its name from the Virunga National Park in Congo and supports the cause of the gorillas which live there). From Changemaker.


Silk pillows and golden oriental lantern - From Globus. 


Chest - From a thrift shop near the Zurich airport (Brockenhaus Sammelsurium). 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Almost There! - Pascal's Movember


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As you know, my BF and I are sustaining Movember this year. Look at his moustache! Gorgeous! "I look like a porn star from the '80s" he says. Well, the new style's working: at the office people started to ask him why he changed his look and one colleague decided to join the Movember action. 
To all the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas out there: 
Hold on! You're almost there!


Find out more at http://www.movember.com
 
Should there be any problems with the copyright of the pictures I posted, please send me an e-mail at giorgiavonn@gmail.com and I'll remove them as soon as possible, thank you.