July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019

Joan Small's Miami Apartment

Joan Smalls had a clear idea of how she wanted her new Miami vacation condo to feel: breezy, cool, and comfortable—the opposite of her peripatetic lifestyle, which has her jetting from her home in New York to fashion weeks in Milan and Paris and other far-flung destinations. For her two-bedroom apartment, which she purchased in Miami’s downtown Brickell neighborhood in January, Smalls chose a palette that included cool grays and warm whites for an airy, seaside feel; black detailing for a touch of drama; and lush greens that nod to the ­tropical environs. “The colors balance it all out.” The end result is a space that is rich in texture and designed for lounging and entertaining. I love how this space makes me feel,” Smalls says of the moment she first saw the completed project. “It is such an escape.









Image: Elle Decor

July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019

Spa Style || Bathrooms Ideas

Dreaming of getting away to a luxury spa? Why not bring the spa to you with a bathroom design that creates your own sanctuary at home? A beautiful spa-style bathroom is the perfect place to unwind after work, prepare for an evening out or just indulge and pamper yourself in your spare time. Get inspired!


Images: Frontgate

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

Creamy chocolate & orange ricotta tart

When chocolate and orange collide, magic happens! Try Nici Wickes' chocolate pastry tart and discover the wonderful combination of creamy ricotta, dark chocolate and vibrant citrus.

Ingredients:
Chocolate and orange ricotta tart: 
1 sheet paneton chocolate pastry (or make your own short pastry, see below)
2 eggs
85 gram caster sugar
500 gram ricotta
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
100 millilitre cream, softly whipped, to serve
100 gram dark chocolate, shaved roughly, to serve
Short chocolate pastry: 
100 gram butter
5 tablespoon caster sugar
150 gram plain flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa
1 egg, slightly beaten

Method:
Chocolate and orange ricotta tart:
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Place an oven tray to heat. 
2 Grease a loose-bottomed tart tin (30cm x 15cm or 24cm round or similar). Line with chilled pastry – if it breaks in places, patch up – and prick the bottom with a fork. Chill for 20 minutes, then bake for 10-12 minutes on the hot tray. 
3 For the filling, beat the eggs and sugar until thick, creamy and pale. Stir in the ricotta, vanilla and zest, mixing to combine. Lastly stir in the citrus juices. 
4 Scrape the filling into the par-cooked pastry shell and bake for 30-40 minutes until the top has a few golden freckles and the middle wobbles only slightly. 
5 Cool, then serve with whipped cream and chocolate.

 Short chocolate pastry: 
6 Use a food processor to mix the butter and sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs. Sift in the flour and cocoa, pulsing to combine. Add the egg and pulse until it comes together in a ball. 
7 Turn out onto a floured bench. If it seems too soft, add a bit more flour as you knead lightly and pat into a rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. 
8 Roll out on a floured bench and lift over the rolling pin to line the tin. If it breaks, just patch it up.

Recipe: Food to Love

July 29, 2019

Pretty Small Living Rooms

July 28, 2019

July 28, 2019

Eva Herzigova || Elle Italia

Top model Eva Herzigova showcases feminine attire with retro and bohemian inspired looks as David Burton captures Herzigova's beauty in parkland setting in the likes of Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Missoni, & Rochas, styled together by Carola Bianchi for the August/15 issue of Elle Italia. Hair by Luca Lazzaro, Make-up by Anna Maria Negri.





Images: Smile

July 28, 2019

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8.*Recipe: Fig Caprese Salad
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July 27, 2019

July 27, 2019

Charming Beach House

Designer Beth Webb takes us into one of its most inviting residences on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste coast, the charming beach town of Las Catalinas beckons. Let's have a look and get inspired for the weekend:








Images: Atlanta Homes
July 27, 2019

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1.*Summer entertaining's a breeze with a laid-back yet sophisticated tabletop and a fresh menu
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5.*This charming country home is a horse-lover’s paradise
6.*François Nars Just Created 72 New Lipsticks

July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

How To Make a Cheese Board

If you want to know how to make a cheese board, you are less than five minutes from learning one the simplest, most elegant, and sumptuous food spells you can cast on your guests. The secret is balanced variety based on these three elements: cheese, grains, and accompaniments. Get inspired with these beautiful and delicious boards bellow:

Get the recipe: Blondelish
Get the recipe: Miranda Lehmann
Get the recipe: Life as a strawberry
Get the recipe: Camille Styles
Get the recipe: The Pioneer Woman
Get the recipe: Honest Cooking

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