Friday, 27 May 2011

Viva Espana

Off to Spain for a week  :))))

Have a great week everybody !!!!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

House Project: Done with the Motorbike Garage :)

Sooo proud of my baby for getting it done :)

Turning this (before):

into that (after):

Saturday, 21 May 2011

House Project: Meet "Miss Saigon"...

Is it okay to fall in love with a sun shade umbrella?!?! 
Is it????

Yesterday... Champagne Breakfast...

And that's the proper way to start a day :)))) 

(Thanks, babe! I love you!)

Okay... it was a birthday treat for me... ! 

We're not having Champagne breakfast on the terrace every day ;)

But it sure got  that special day feeling off to a flying start.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

New Outlet store in town....

Just around the corner from where I live...

A shoe Outlet...uhm... you didn't think I would leave it w/o a pair of shoes, did you?

Here's the latest addition to my ever-growing collection.

Andiamo Leather Flip-Flops

...and a pair of nude Högl pumps :)

(that's a heel I can survive next week's Exhibition in ;)

In love with my azalea :)

Look at that beauty in full bloom now. Isn't it amazing?

The oleanders will be next :)

But look what's started to bloom in the shade next to the arbor...

one of my rhododendrons :)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Five different styles for a pair of blue shorts :)

I ADORE each and every outfit they suggested here for going with a pair of blue shorts (makes me want to drop everything and get a pair of blue shorts :)

1. Business Lunch

2. After Work Barbeque

3. It's Party Time

4. Weekend Shopping

5. Sunday Brunch
(I'd kill for that top!)

(via Myself)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Raspberry-Mascarpone Cheese Creme....

What we had for dessert today...

...a little indulgence to brighten up the day...
(and another proof that the simple things in life can make us happy :)

Easy to make and sooo delicious :)

For a less "sinful" version you can replace the Mascarpone Cheese with low fat quark :)

Chilling out at home after a looong day at work my favorite spot with my favorite person (aka best hubby in the world)...

(and yes... it are the simple things in life that make it worth living :)

Friday, 6 May 2011

House Project: Sitting area...

Started on the sitting area in front of the "goat stable" today :)

The table and the chairs are findings from Spain (they were thrown away by their previous owners) and had been sitting in our basement for ages. They need a little paint job but other than that they're gorgeous :)

The "dotted" cushions I bought today in my favorite local shop (Living),  the red cushions I already had.

I really like how it matches the red "laundry bench".

We had a bottle of wine with the previous owners of the property and it was fascinating to listen to their stories about the house and how they grew up in it.  That's where I learned that the little wooden bench was used to put the laundry on :)

Celery in a dessert?!?!

OMG... I sooooooooooooooo need to try out that one!

 Celery sorbet with a little dressed celery salad, goat-cheese-mousse balls coated with olive-oil-sautéed bread crumbs; macerated figs with balsamic vinegar.

Excuse me... but this sounds too incredible for words. Must try!

Go here for the recipe.
(via NY Times)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Spaghetti with Ramson Pesto and Parmesan

What we had for lunch today...

After a more than exhausting Saturday, we took it easy today. Just lazying around in the garden, enjoying the sun and recharging the batteries :)

(Didn't feel much like cooking so lunch was "comfort food" in form of our favorite pasta :)

Spaghetti with ramson pesto and fresh parmesan cheese :)
Green salad as side dish.