isabel marant winter 2014-15

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It is pretty amazing how Isabel Marant never ever creates a collection that I don’t like (see here and here). It is always, cool and effortlessly chic but with a great, sophisticated touch. And the boots… mamma mia the boots… love!

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panzanella (traditional tomato and bread salad)

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The panzanella has its origins in Tuscany but is widely prepared in the whole country. This is one of the simplest and most delicious summer dishes I make very very often (heat = laziness)…

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Panzanella

You will need

1 kg of ripe tomatoes

500 gr of bread (preferably dry)

1 onion

fresh basil leaves

1dl olive oil

salt, pepper to taste

Cut the tomatoes and the bread into small pieces. Slice the onion with a mandolin and cut the basil leaves. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl using your hands. Pour the oil, salt and pepper and mix well again.

Set in the fridge for minimum one hour before serving (so the bread gets tender), bon appétit!

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happy friday

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Happy Friday! I’ve had such an incredibly busy week and my stay in Marrakesh where so intense that I felt like 3 weeks had passed by since I left. I am currently working on a new super exciting project but it involves a LOT of work! You can follow us here if you are interested/curious! In the meantime…

…2 things that made me happy this week:

the cutest tuna sandwich, prepared with love…

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The magic potion for perfect beach hair…

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my new bracelets from Marrakesh, love!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

xo

cool places : the ranch at live oak malibu

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the Ranch is the ultimate escape back to nature, complete with interiors to calm the most restful soul, organic farm and kitchen to appeal to the inner foodie in us all and an exercise pavilion that will have you feeling muscles that you never knew you had. Nice!

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12hrs city guides

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I discovered this “off the beaten paths” travel guides, filled with secret insiders tips about great spots, funky restaurants and design heaven.  Cool and super practical, check it out!

Barcelona

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Paris

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Portland

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London

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San Francisco

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happy (moroccan) friday

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Happy Friday from Marrakesh, I am so happy to be here (for the first time)! We arrived yesterday morning and already wandered around the small streets of the Medina on treasure hunt (can’t believe how beautiful everything is, too bad I have a small suitcase and traveling on Easyjet…). You can follow my Moroccan weekend on Instagram!

(image above via l’hôtel les deux tours)

2 other things that made me happy this week:

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The great Christopher Makos “altered images” exhibition at 10 corso como

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the best tiramisu at Nobile

Happy weekend!

xo

cool places : casas na areia in portugal

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What started as a project for a weekend house ended in a beautiful small hotel.In order to recover the «soul» of the pre-existent constructions and respecting the local traditions, four separate houses were built: two of wood and reeds, and the other two in white concrete, all with thatched roofs. Casas na Areia is only one hour south from Lisbon in a region called Comporta, known for the beautiful sandy beaches, tasty food and great wine…

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all pictures via casas na areia

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