Tuesday, 14 August 2012


1. Staring At The Sea, 2. Rainbow Colors, 3. Blue Sky Breeze, 4. I Feel Like Flying

We're taking a much awaited little break. We'll be away from our computer screens for a while to enjoy the summer before it's completely over.

See you when we get back with a lot more energy, a heap of ideas and inspiration!

Enjoy your summer:)

Olga and Carla

Friday, 10 August 2012

Cocktail hour

I've found my new drink of choice and that drink is Aperol Spritz! Maybe it's quite a well-known one, I don't know...but it has been a new and very nice discovery for me so just in case you didn't already know about it, I thought I would share. I am back in Zurich at the moment and it is very popular here although I can't say I've ever seen it in the UK. It is an Italian drink normally served as an aperitif (thanks Wikipedia).

And here is how it's made:

3 parts prosecco
2 parts aperol
1 splash of soda/sparkling water
slice of orange

There seem to be different variations on this. You can also use Campari instead of Aperol but it will give a more bitter taste so you might want to up the orange content. Some recipes also use dry white wine instead of prosecco.

 Photo by me

The Aperol website shows some vintage adverts for the drink from the 1930s. It was first promoted as the liqueur for the health-conscious woman because of its low alcohol content. I'm not sure drinking alcohol is the way to keep in shape but it is a very nice drink. 

Have you tried it? What's your favourite recipe for it? Or do you know of any other good cocktail recipes? Please feel free to share!


Thursday, 2 August 2012

Easy DIY bracelets

It's been a while since we posted some good DIYs so we thought it was about time we did something about that. I was recently looking at Honestly WTF because I find it always has the best and most original tutorials. I found this one for making bracelets using gold tube beads and cord. Fairly inexpensive, great results and easy to boot. What more could you ask for?

Go here for the step-by-step how-to.

If you want to make the cord bracelet you will need:

Alternatively you can make a bracelet using leather cord rather than chinese knotting cord, in which case you will need:

...Et voilĂ ! You will end up with these beauties :)

Think you will be giving this a try? I know I will!

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