“Be more with less”

Courtesy of Pinterest

Courtesy of Pinterest

As you may know from my previous posts, I have been all about minimalism.

Last week I stumbled upon this website that is all about having a “with less” lifestyle.

So far, I was all about this “less is more” vibe in what concerns beauty, fashion, decor but I never really gave much thinking about a “less is more” lifestyle.

So when I discovered  BeMoreWithLess.com, not only I got introduced to this new way of living, but I loved reading how to adapt it and the benefits it would give.

The last post I read there was “11 Surprising Things About Becoming a Minimalist”:

1. You will be friendlier.
2. Silence is more appealing.
3. You’ll make better decisions.
4. Happiness becomes a decision.
5. You can go without.
6. Live a healthier lifestyle.
7. You can buy when you are ready.
8. Simple is sexy
9. You can be more confident.
10. Develop a personal style
11. You can be open to uncertainty.

Curious? Read more there!

I am all about constant improvement in life, and I truly believe that it is important that we get inspiration from places like this to learn or at least be reminded of the small little things in life.

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Homebar Inspiration

Inspo Board

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I am in this particular phase of summer where everyone around me is  wrapping up summertime and planning for their projects next year. Although we are still in vacation, I can feel things slowing down a little bit and moving towards what I like to call “The September Vibe”.

I have been catching up with a bunch of friends lately, telling eachother our vacation and it has been great. And for those little gathering parties, I have to say, a good homebar is a must!

I decided to create this inspiration board to share how I would personally style mine. As you may have seen in other posts, I love a good minimalist decoration. So really, sharing my must haves in a inspo board was kind of hard, but I stumbled upon all these pictures which really are a good reflection of what you would be able see on top of my homebar.

Here are my personal must haves:

Nice Furniture: I found this bar stool on Chairish.com, a website that is specialized in vintage furniture. They have gorgeous pieces that I highly invite you to check out.

Fresh Plants: Having some fresh plants, flowers OR – a single jumbo leaf in a vase. I saw that on a recent post from apairandasparediy.com and I absolutely loved it. It is just so simple, chic and it really is not that hard to find.

Drinks and Snacks: If I was to entertain a small group or just a friend or two, I would definitely chill around the bar with a bottle of wine, cheese, some nuts and fresh fruit. Because I mean you know.. you have to treat yourself ;)

Cosy Lighting: Another must-have for me are those long hanging lights. I think they dress up the room so nicely, and if you want a more cosy room, turning all the bigger lights off and leaving these on, gives such a nice atmosphere.

How would you personally style your home bar?

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The 1 Ingredient Recipe for Productivity

Procrastination. I think it affects every one of us one way or another.

But don’t worry! If you never read the article that I am about to share right now yet, keep calm and let me help you out.

A few months ago I found this amazing article on jamesclear.com that introduced me to a very simple rule to stop procrastinating during the less productive days.

Here it goes:

2mn rule

I highly recommend you jump onto this page and read it in more details because it is really good and worth your time ;)

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Søstrene Grene – Danish Goodies

Courtesy of Esperluette-blog.fr

Courtesy of Esperluette-blog.fr

I went to Copenhagen a few months ago for an amzing trip where I got to see some very good friends of mine.

It was my first time there and in Scandinavia in general. I absolutely LOVED it. I cannot stop talking about how everything is great over there since I came back.

A post about the trip (or maybe a whole series – let me know if you would be interested) should be up soon.

Anyway, while I was there I got the opportunity of going to this amazing store Søstrene Grene (I know. Don’t even try to pronounce it. Ha!). For those of you who might not know it you may know the store Tiger and it is basically the same idea. A bunch of very affordable cute little things for the house (some useful decoration and toys and some… very random but so gorgeous items).

So I went to their website yesterday to relive a little how nice everything was over there and I stumbled upon some videos! As you might have understood by now, I am a visual person, I love watching videos. And let me tell you, the videos are absolutely amazing, so entertaining, useful, easy to watch. They remind me a lot of the Leaf.tv website that I wrote about here.

And BEFORE you start wondering how you will be able to understand videos from a Danish company – remember they are smart. They know their language is tough and the international market is huge. You will understand everything there. #takforengelsk :)

Over there you will be able to find short videos about DIY projects and Food!

søstrene grene logo

Cheers!

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Concrete DIY

I have been making some small creative projects (mainly painting) for the last couple months. But lately I have been stumbling upon these gorgeous concrete DIYs that I think make amazing pieces of furniture – which is perfect as I am redoing some decor in the house.

I hope I’ll be making some of these very soon!  I’ll let you the links below in case you are interested as well. Have you ever tried one of these?

 

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Spending the Day in Nice FRENCH RIVIERA #2

The city of Nice may be the most famous of the Côte d’Azur. I love how it is a perfect mix between the touristy areas and the more typical ones: The English Promenade Vs. The Old Nice.

By J.Pearson

By J.Pearson

Along the sea you will find the English Promenade and if you walk  towards the inner part of the city, you will find the old town. Both sides are absolutely gorgeous and I think it is so beautiful how the whole landscape changes. You will pass from perfect turquoise water on the beach, to warm yellow and orange houses surrounded by cute little restaurants.

WhereITraveled.wordpress.com

WhereITraveled.wordpress.com

We arrived in Nice in the morning, went to a restaurant on the beach to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and chilled there listening to pretty cool smooth music.

After that, we went back on the promenade and took a bunch of pictures because all the colors were looking absolutely amazing.

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We then decided to climb the famous Castle Hill – not hard at all to climb and the views we got to see made us speechless. We stumbled upon a wonderful park with a lot of kids and families having picnics – it was so cute!

After coming down the hill we decided to go for lunch in the old town and had the very typical “socca” ( a type of tortilla/corn pancake), amazing warm goat cheese salad, and mussels. It was delicious! Of course we could not enjoy it to the max without a little glass of Rosé ;)

Overall it was an absolutely wonderful day and if you go there I highly recommend living the whole experience. Try to explore the city as much as you can!

PS: If you missed the first post on my FRENCH RIVIERA series follow me to Monaco right here!

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