Profoundly spellbound by the idea of wearing layers upon layers of jewels, and most taken with precious stone gold rings and perfectly charming mix of stone and chain necklaces, from favorite accessory label, coin d’ – dubai-based jewelry label founded by my own talented mother, dina habib.
In love with the perfect mix of edge and elegance, and most of all, with the stunning sprinkling of diamonds, onyx, amathyst, yellow topaz, pink tourmaline and peridot – coin d’ artfully designs collections and also accepts custom orders, for the perfect gifts, boxed and wrapped in gold paper and tied with silk ribbon; or if you cannot bear to part with them, equally perfect with a simple white blouse on an early summer day as with shimmery heels on a starlit evening.
(images: s for coin d’)
A certain fondness for all things banana flavoured, and so when happily happened upon this utterly delectable recipe for banana pancakes with fried spiced banana, brown sugar and raw cacao nibs, by bay area graduate student and linguist stephanie, from desserts for breakfast, could not think of a better way to begin early weekend mornings than with near-caramelized banana sauce and fluffy pancakes.
(images: © stephanie s. 2009-2011 for desserts for breakfast)
“paris is always a good idea” – audrey hepburn
A wonderful thursday evening and thoughts are drifting to far away places – to romantic canals and grand archways, ornate architecture and charming cobblestone; still and always paris, and have fallen in love one again – these hauntingly beautiful shots of la seine, a sweet nostalgia beckoning for one’s return; to indulge in wine and fresh baguettes, pain au chocolat, and warm café au lait at the enchanting champs élysées, in lovely boulangeries and quaint little cafés.
(images: irene suchocki)
In the midst of winter in soft neutrals and royal blues, skating under pretty, pretty gentle snowfall with warm hot chocolate delight, dinner dates and most of all, the best nights are those spent with the dearest friends.
* jacket: h&m | shirt: urban outfitters | scarf: bcbg | pants, coat: mango | purse, boots: massimo dutti | rings: stands in rome, italy | nail polish: chanel le vernis particulière
(images: d & s for burrs & berries)