Monday, 25 August 2014

Arbooz kafe in Riga and sneak peak into AllCappucino


 


It's an early July morning and me my daughter decided to explore my beautiful city again. There is something special about those early city mornings, so fresh, calm and relaxing.. My 7 year old and I were strolling around with my 6 month old baby in the pram. It's not very comfortable at the times on the cobbled streets, large foot paths. I guess that's the reason you rarely see mums with prams walking around. That's Riga for you :) Anyway , we were near Dzirnavu street and when I heard Dzirnavu street I am thinking Arbooz cafe where I went last year and was blown away by their macaroons and cupcakes ! Unfortunately it was just after 9 and it was still closed ..I was so looking forward to my morning coffee. We blended in with the tourists exploring Art Noveau on Antonijas street and surprisingly we discovered another great morning coffee place AllCappuccino with a lovely Parisian setting to it...( picture below ) ! After a lovely  coffee and some cuddles to a  black cat who was sleeping next to us on  the chair ,  we finally went to Arbooz ! 10 o ' clock and the doors are kindly open to macaron lovers :) one coffee done another still to go :) Energy on full :)
Even thought Arbooz kafe is tiny it's totally worth it , macarons there are the best , 10 out of 10 , cupcakes delicious , cute coffee cups and lovely Girl behind the counter who complimented me and my daughter and definitely made our day even sweeter !


Monday, 18 August 2014

for the love of Macarons

I just love how pretty macarons look on the pictures ..talking about Perfection :)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

romantic ruffle

 morning coffee at kanēļa konditoreja , lovely place in the heart of Berga Bazars in Riga
 dress designed by me !

32 degrees here in Latvia , Riga !
I am enjoying every minute !

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

old white and peonies

 Another project of mine painted in Annie Sloan Old White , get your paint here 
 I hope you are enjoying my photography , I just can't resist my love for peonies :)



 Coffee is about Enjoying the moment !
Have a lovely week my lovely readers , I been really busy and stressed ( ! ) lately but I do read your lovely blogs and I will be back soon with loads of comments :) and yes Egle from La Pepa I miss those outfit posts too ..soon ..I promise :)

Monday, 12 May 2014

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Before and After with Annie Sloan Louis Blue



Mamma life :)

Another little project of mine , little bedside table painted with Annie Sloan Louis Blue mixed with a tiny bit of Paris Grey , distressed and waxed  !

Friday, 18 April 2014

Annie Sloan Chalk paint Before and After



Like I already mentioned before I had some projects going on so here it is - old vintage cupboard painted and distressed with Annie Sloan Paris Grey Chalk paint ! I finished this drawer today and I LOVE the finished look ! It's crazy what a little bit of paint can do :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

from picture to frame on the wall !

 Ready on the wall :)
I had some old plastic picture frame with no use so I decided to paint it in Annie Sloan paint and make it usable !
More Annie Sloan projects coming soon !

Monday, 31 March 2014

perfume bottle diy with flowers


 I removed metal seal from Chanel bottle with kitchen knife and it was quite easy ( see pictures ) most important is to open bottom bit and then it comes off easy !
It was a different story with Signorina bottle , oh , it was a mission , the metal seal was from different type of metal , very hard with no chances to bend it like Chanel seal , so I used nail clippers to somehow remove the seal ! That took time but I did it !
I hope you liked my little tutorial and will try to do it as well , on that note if you do please share it on Instragram and feel free to tag me so I can see your beautiful  DIY :)

After a very long I can finally sit down and write a few lines here :) Both of my babies are asleep by now so I will show you a quick and easy tutorial how to reuse / recycle a pretty perfume bottles ! I think clear glass bottles are the best , they simply look the best ! I had an empty Chanel bottle and recently finished Signorina bottle which I really liked because of the little bow , well , bottle was better then the actual perfume :) I will not write a lot , as you can see in the pictures above its nothing difficult just takes a bit of patience !
Enjoy Birds singing outside , it's spring :) so Beautiful !

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Kids Birthday Party Details












Yesterday my daughter Isabella turned 7 , I really can't believe where the time has gone , it feels like yesterday when she was born and I held her in my arms  , now she is 7 , time is so precious ..
I had a little partyl for family only yesterday  but of course there will be another party with school friends in 2 weeks time , at the moment we are very excited about Isabella's first ballet examination so all the free time is spent for dancing , our weekends are so busy , Saturday mornings we have swimming lessons and ballet afterwards ..and I have a newborn to look after also ..sometimes I really don't know how I manage everything !
But let's I will tell you about my party accessories !
I really wanted to create something Beautiful avoiding any supermarket stuff with plastic sheets of " Happy Birthday " , already in advance I ordered Honeycomb balls ( it's not that easy to get them and they are not cheap , I got them from Ebay ) , little milk bottles ( local Garden Centre ) , I used round stickers for wall decoration , also I made little cupcake decorations and flower shaped labels on the milk bottles ! I had few more ideas but just didn't had time for everything ! One of the ideas was favour boxes with children names on them , but I made a mistake by ordering individual stamps , I was expecting delivery already a week ago and then I decided to contact the seller :) surprise surprise ! I didn't notice that my seller is from China he he , so no stamps for a while ! Anyway , I will have another post for a girly party with more detailed post in about 2 weeks time !
Are you missing my outfit posts ( just wondering ) ?

Monday, 17 March 2014

white


I think some time ago I saw amazing crochet toys on pinterest , I so fell in love with them ! It's like somebody could read my mind I got this little white cutie last week for my baby girl :) I am so amazed by it  , if you looking for a perfect present for a baby or just someone special I highly recommend crochet soft toys , they will be the ones who will stay there forever !