Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tomorrow...Ugh, Here We Go

Tomorrow Henry starts daycare and I would be lying if I told you I was completely okay with that. I have been dreading this day for a while now. It is not that I don't want to go back to work; if you work for yourself you know "maternity leave" is a fictional event. Henry and I have been working basically since he was born. This juggling act- having a newborn and working- has worked basically by taking him everywhere with me when our parents weren't in town to watch over him. We have amazing parents but when they are not here he has been content to nap at client's homes, showrooms, etc. Well except for the fit he pitched last week at a house (talk about feeling unprofessional, thank goodness for amazing clients as well).
Above pulling fabric with his Mom, below waiting patiently at the receiving warehouse for furniture to be loaded. (the guys at the warehouse are great with him, a plus in my book)
In some ways I am looking forward to having a routine and this not being a sight seen one too many times in my car...
Also, I am sure Henry gets tired of running errands all the time (note the expression)....
And while I may not be winning any mother-of-the-year awards anytime soon I have loved all this time spent together. We have a schedule that works for us and it is nice to be working along and catch a glimpse of that face.

Tomorrow though change is coming. I know it will be fine if I can just get past the first few days. I LOVE my job and that makes it so much easier. The place he is going came highly recommended by several friends and that is comforting. It is just the thought of someone else feeding him and holding him and playing with him all day gives me a lump in my throat the size of Texas. So for those of you who have been through this and have any advice I would love to hear it. Talking to other mothers has been wonderful so far and made me feel so much better. I have a feeling I am going to need some help tomorrow....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hello Headboard

Via Dwell Studio

B-day girl ....

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                                                                                                 dress ( worn as skirt): zara,
                                                                                                 tights: primark,
                                                                                                 boots: zara,
                                                                                                 sweater: non branded,
                                                                                                 blazer: new yorker,
                                                                                                 scarf: pashmina,
                                                                                                 belt: vintage,
                                                                                                 earrings: non branded ( dve smizle),
                                                                                                 rings: no name,
                                                                                                 ph. BonjourJR

Today, im celebrating my second birthday with you! We are now talking about one big number, 26, but shh! ;) And for this occasion, i made special post! Hope you will like it!
If someone told me, that i would walk around town with balloons, i wouldn't believe him! But now, I do! :) Everything is possible!

p.s. huge thanks to my dear Jovana for taking these photos!♥

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Book Giveaway...

In honor of Cyber Monday I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway and I knew just the book! Recently I was informed that Haven & Home was included in a book, The Meghan Method by Meghan Carter. When I received the book I was thrilled to be included in such a well thought out book about decorating.While other design book offer hints or advice here and there, this book is a comprehensive guide to decorating in your own style, something I believe a lot of blog readers would be interested in.
To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below. The winner will be picked Thursday morning. If you don't win you can still benefit from Meghan's advice with her comprehensive gift guide out now available here.
Leave a comment below and good luck! Thank you Meghan for including Haven & Home in your wonderful book!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What's your flava?

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                   Vera Wang "Princess" - water lily, lady apple, mandarin meringue, golden apricot, dark chocolate, chiffon vanilla ....
                    Escada "Magnetism "- blend of pineapple, blackcurrant, rose, magnolia, iris, jasmine, sandalwood and patchouli ...
                    Escada "Moon sparkle" - strawberry, red apple, citrus, fressia, raspberry, sandalwood, musk ...
                    Escada "Incredible me" - clementine, honeysuckle, orchid, vanilla and sandalwood ....
                   Gucci "Guilty" - mandarin, pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber, patchouli ...
                   Sarah Jessica Parker "Lovely" - nectarine, rosewood, lavender, cedar, musk, amber, patchouli ...
                   Nina Ricci "Love in Paris" - violet, rose, apricot, jasmine, cedar wood, musk and touch of vanilla...
                   Dolce&Gabanna "Sicily" - honeysuckle, orange blossom, banana, nutmeg, jasmine, sandalwood, musk ...
                   Dolce&Gabanna "The One" - mandarin, peach, bergamot, jasmine, plum, amber, musk ...
                   Calvin Klein "Euphoria" - pomegranate, lotus blossom, black orchid, mahogany, musk ...
                   Bvlgari "Omnia" - mandarin orange, white chocolate ...
                   Hugo Boss "Boss Orange" - apple, peach, orange blossom, plum, cinnamon, vanilla cream, sandalwood ...
                   Moschino "Funny" - pink pepper, jasmine, amber, musk, cedar ...
                   Versace "Bright Crystal" - pomegranate, peony, magnolia, vegetal amber, musk ...
                   Moschino "Hippy Fizz" - raspberry leaves, lemon, lotus flower, magnolia, moss ...
                   Jil Sander "Pure" - coriander, bergamot, tuberose, gardenia, rose ...
                    Avon "Outspoken intense by Fergie" - star fruit, kumquat, blackberries, passion flower and sensual musk ...
                   Versace "Vanitas" - lime, freesia, tonka bean, tiare and cedar ....

When i was younger, i was totally crazy about perfumes. Brands, news, prices, i knew almost every scent in the store, and which one is new. I was also purchasing them a lot, thanks to my mother who shared this passion with me. She continued with it, and i stopped. Now im buying only one or two per year ...but they are still in my heart ... ;)
Probably the most favorites for me are fruity, citrus and gourmand scents, love to have those yummy mixes on my skin.The most of my perfumes contains sandalwood, amber, and fruity ingredients, and almost every Escada perfume is gorgeous for me ( Magnetism is the third bottle;)) .
How to know which one is perfect for you?
Its really easy, you gotta pay attention to several things :
- choose perfume depending on season ( there is nothing worst than using some winter scent during the summer );
- the second important thing is color of your hair ( brunettes choose deeper, darker fragrances and most blondes and readheads choose the lighter and fresher tones),
- depending upon your personality and preferences ( or how you feel on that day) perfume tone range from deep, dark and mysterious to light, outgoing, airy and romantic,
- before you buy a perfume, test it on your own skin first, wear it a few hours to see how it reacts, to determinate how long it lasts and then make a decision.
To resume - wear fresh/light during summer and a sweet/dark during winter. If you have your signature perfume ( when people recognize you before you enter the room) that's great, but you should also have a few different perfumes to choose from for evening and day looks. Some fragrances are more suitable for some age groups, so be careful.
I'm not a huge fan of celebrity perfumes, but i gotta admit, there are nice scents (the pleasant surprise was
very cheap perfume from Avon Outspoken intense by Fergie). They are like "must have" for Hollywood and people are buying them because of the name not because of the quality and irresistible scent ( there are exceptions) .They are not for me, but if you like it, why not ...

If i had to choose the top three, it would be Chanel "Coco Mademoiselle" ( im planing to buy the third bottle), Dolce&Gabanna "The One" and Escada ( can't decide which one). I also have one secret crush scent from Guerlain, hope it will be mine soon! ;)
Tell me about your favorites, which one are u using currently, im curious! :)

p.s. on you can check some perfume advices based on the perfume you are currently using - click Here ...

Quiet Time

This verse has been on here before but I love this idea for a daily reminder. Faith does not need to be so serious and proper.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The dark of the alley ...

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                                                                                                  jeans: pull&bear,
                                                                                                  coat: zara,
                                                                                                  leopard scarf: h&m,
                                                                                                  burgundy scarf: pashmina,
                                                                                                  bag: mona,
                                                                                                  gloves: accessorize,
                                                                                                  ph. BonjourJR

On a rainy Wednesday you only have three seconds to snap a photo of your outfit, and then run into caffe to have a hot chocolate and warm up. I was wearing for the first time two different leopard patterns at once ( we all know who wear it best, Bee of course) and i like it. Burgundy was there to separate these two shades, and my new lipstick to spice it up even more. In one of the upcoming posts, i will show you (as i promised) new nail polishes and this perfect dark lipstick.

p.s. may i ask you to "like" my set HERE, for Luisaviaroma contest?! thank you!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Crabtree&Evelyn b-day party ...

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In May, you had chance to see how was it at Crabtree&Evelyn tea party, and today, im showing you photos from this Tuesday, when they celebrated their first b-day! Lots of delicious food, great products to try, pleasant atmosphere, hand massage , and cute gifts, made this afternoon perfect.
And now, i have to recommend you some products, which i love:
- 60 seconds fix for hands ( im using it couple months already): restore dry, parched hands to silky smoothness in just two easy steps, this product is magical, and you will feel the same after first usage;
- All butter lemon biscuits ( tried for the first time) : classic crispy British heritage biscuits baked in Scotland, bursting with the zest of lemons ,  ideal for lovely tea/coffee time-pleasure;
- Rosewater Body lotion and bath&shower gel ( gift set): this velvety rich body lotion features a moisurising blend of shea butter and evening primrose, almond and coconut oils and this luxurious cleansing gel leaves skin feeling soothed, refreshed and gently scented. Im not a huge fan of Rosewater scents, but this one is really nice, after using it last two days, my skin is great!
Giving season is almost here, and if you like gorgeous packages, beauty products and scents from nature that will nurture your skin, Crabtree&Evelyn is for you! Treat yourself! ;)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Notion ...

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                                                                                               boots: mango,
                                                                                               jeans: pull&bear,
                                                                                               belt: accessorize,
                                                                                               jumper: h&m,
                                                                                               necklace: bijou brigitte,
                                                                                               coat: zara,
                                                                                               bag: benetton,
                                                                                               ring: gift,
                                                                                               hat: primark,
                                                                                               ph. Masa

If you are following me on FB page or twitter, you could see my new boots from Mango which i adore! I have them for a month and already wore them many times. They are really comfy and easy to match (remind me of Isabel Marant a little bit) on bare legs, skinny jeans, boho dresses/skirts, you gotta love them! Necklace is also a new piece ( bought  in one cute store with accessories in Haarlem) and fedora with feathers too. Little tomboy or gangster like?  Masculine way to wear them is one of my favorites!
Are you playing an imaginary guitar in front of the mirror with hat on top of your head, while you listening Kings of Leon?! I do, but shh ... ;)