Archive for February, 2013

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Forget the winter blues and prepare for springtime

February 24, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

With all the special moments that winter time brings now I am getting a little bit fed up of chunky scarves and heavy clothes. I am craving for longer and warmer days wearing just a light dress and maybe a cashmere cardigan, and going for long walks by the sea or sipping cold white wine somewhere outdoors on the island. Here we prepared for you a playlist that makes you forget the winter blues and prepare for springtime. Click here or the image below to be directed to the Groovessehark Playlist. Milord - Edith Piaf The Winner Is - Mychael Danna What Sound- Lamb Again - Lenny Kravizt Black Cherry - Goldfrapp Mad About You - Hooverphonic Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs - Hooverphonic Smashed Bird - Soley Taken By Trees – Lost and found Riverside - Agnes Obel Clap Your Hands - Sia Magic Day - Lou Rhodes Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey We Won’t Run - Sarah Blasko Arms - Seabear Il cielo in una stanza - Mina Aqua e Sale – Mina and Adriano Celentano Come Away With Me - Nora Jones La Bambola  - Patty Pravo Fine and Mellow - Billie Holiday I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone Che cosa c’è - Giusy Ferreri

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winterblues
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Forget the winter blues and prepare for springtime

February 24, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

With all the special moments that winter time brings now I am getting a little bit fed up of chunky scarves and heavy clothes. I am craving for longer and warmer days wearing just a light dress and maybe a cashmere cardigan, and going for long walks by the sea or sipping cold white wine somewhere outdoors on the island. Here we prepared for you a playlist that makes you forget the winter blues and prepare for springtime. Click here or the image below to be directed to the Groovessehark Playlist. Milord - Edith Piaf The Winner Is - Mychael Danna What Sound- Lamb Again - Lenny Kravizt Black Cherry - Goldfrapp Mad About You - Hooverphonic Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs - Hooverphonic Smashed Bird - Soley Taken By Trees – Lost and found Riverside - Agnes Obel Clap Your Hands - Sia Magic Day - Lou Rhodes Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey We Won’t Run - Sarah Blasko Arms - Seabear Il cielo in una stanza - Mina Aqua e Sale – Mina and Adriano Celentano Come Away With Me - Nora Jones La Bambola  - Patty Pravo Fine and Mellow - Billie Holiday I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone Che cosa c’è - Giusy Ferreri

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Forget the winter blues and prepare for springtime

February 24, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

With all the special moments that winter time brings now I am getting a little bit fed up of chunky scarves and heavy clothes. I am craving for longer and warmer days wearing just a light dress and maybe a cashmere cardigan, and going for long walks by the sea or sipping cold white wine somewhere outdoors on the island. Here we prepared for you a playlist that makes you forget the winter blues and prepare for springtime. Click here or the image below to be directed to the Groovessehark Playlist. Milord - Edith Piaf The Winner Is - Mychael Danna What Sound- Lamb Again - Lenny Kravizt Black Cherry - Goldfrapp Mad About You - Hooverphonic Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs - Hooverphonic Smashed Bird - Soley Taken By Trees – Lost and found Riverside - Agnes Obel Clap Your Hands - Sia Magic Day - Lou Rhodes Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey We Won’t Run - Sarah Blasko Arms - Seabear Il cielo in una stanza - Mina Aqua e Sale – Mina and Adriano Celentano Come Away With Me - Nora Jones La Bambola  - Patty Pravo Fine and Mellow - Billie Holiday I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone Che cosa c’è - Giusy Ferreri

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Bone Shaped Biscuits

February 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

When I saw this sweet little bone shaped cookie cutter set I immediately knew I had to have it. I could imagine how good the different dog cookie recipes would look. It was an impulse e-bay buy, and as quickly as I bought the set, I also quickly forgot about it. That is until I received them in the mail. I decided to make this particular recipe, because it is quick to make and does not require a lot of preparation. Lately I am being really lazy to wash the dishes, so the amount of preparation actually makes a difference for me. This particular recipe makes use of carob powder, which can be found in every health food section. I like to use carob powder because, first of all it is safe for dogs, and it is also a good replacement for the chocolate flavour which they (and me) adore so much. This recipe does not include anything which is fattening such as butter, as I do not like to introduce such ingredients to my dogs diet. The reason why I always use whole wheat for dogs is that its much easier for them to digest, while also being the […]

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Surround yourself with flowers

February 17, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

A few weeks ago I was reading a post on Apartment Therapy where there was a great suggestion about how to decorate with flowers around the house. I’ve been using this method since! First of all, flowers are a brilliant way to brighten up a dull day, especially a winter day when all is gloomy and grey. A bright bouquet in the kitchen window sill just makes everything that little bit better. Anyway let’s get to the tip! Apartment Therapy suggests that you get a nice big bouquet of flowers, and rather than putting it in one big vase, splitting it into many different containers. The containers can be anything from small vases to vintage bottles and recycled glass jars. This way you have multiple small bouquets that you can put around your house; on your desk and on the coffee table, on your dresser and in the entry way. You can even decide to display them next to each other, however I’m a much bigger fan of splitting them in different rooms. You can still have the main bouquet, I like to keep this in the kitchen. Apartment Therapy also refers to flowers as a gift to your house, and […]

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I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool

February 13, 2013 / by / 2 Comments

This time in our mystery literature box you will be discovering a world of dazzling beauty and sophistication.  A world which will be experienced again in one of the most anticipated films of this year. Finally it is time to drink champagne and dance on the table;) Enjoy… Have you guessed? It`s of course The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald Full Description:  “Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach …Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby – young, handsome, fabulously rich – always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.” (Source for Book Description and Purchase) Other books by F.Scott Fitzgerald:  The Beautiful and Damned  This Side of Paradise  Related material that you might like: Suggested place to read: outside in a garden or a veranda  Suggested time: tea […]

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Creatively Surviving Winter

February 09, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

During the winter I always find myself wanting to cuddle up in a warm jumper, and preferably stay in bed. Besides being practically impossible, it is also a great way to kill your creative output. So to help keep your creative production levels up, I decided to compile a short list of things which will help when the weather is much less than encouraging. Besides a heater, this is the ultimate way to avoid freezing. Personally I use mine constantly, as I will be able to keep warm even at my desk. It is one of the ultimate indispensable items for me, ranking almost as high as my laptop. Through personal experience I know that a large sketchbook is somewhat a chore to carry around, and thus remaining empty. However on a small sketchbook you can even draw while in bed, on the sofa, or wherever. So really there is no excuse any more. This is probably the most important one. In the cold winter days it’s almost easier to procrastinate than to slip on a butter covered floor! To avoid the need to return to bed after the warm tea, it’s best not to be wearing your pyjamas to further distance […]

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Babettopolis, On the Side

February 05, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

In my eyes, Maria, creator of ‘Babettopolis’ is one of those ‘How does she do it?’ kind of women. She describes herself as a ‘verging on 25 workaholic who needs to sleep more but wishes to sleep less.’ When she says she is a workaholic, I believe her, because Maria’s always onto something new. I was first interested in Maria’s hand made jewellery that featured religious figures and ceramic doll parts. I remember going to ‘Patches‘ a Maltese hand-made market (now curated by Maria and 2 other girls) specifically to buy something from Babettopolis. Eventually, the market started to welcome a variety of jewelers, but Maria seemed to have her mindset somewhere else; particularly tailoring and hat making. To me, Maria is not just a crafty gal who’s taking advantage of the DIY boom, and one look at her Facebook page would quickly tell you why. Her tailored clothes are classic with a twist, her hats are sophisticated and elegant, and her new ceramic pieces are beautifully decorated with intricate illustrations. Most of all however, Maria is inventive with her work. She doesn’t simply modify items, but she comes up with new shapes, combines different tailoring methods together and thus obtains fresh results. […]

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Layering ink, a Passion for Printing

February 03, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Sometimes there are things which make us dream, make us wonder how far they would take us and the new possibilities they would open. I used to have this feeling about silk screen printing for many years, however after failing to find supplies and tutors in Malta I decided to let it go. That is until last May, when I decided to jump in and spend (the only money I had) on screen printing equipment. I have been long interested in the technique. I was always fascinated by the method of producing photographic prints, mainly as the process was always so clouded in mystery to me. This printing technique also allows the use of block colours, sharp lines, and layering. It was the exact aesthetic I am interested in, so this attraction towards the process was very natural. After contacting several art shops in Malta, I concluded that no one really imports silk screen material, at least not for commercial sales. I was left with the only option of ordering from abroad, facing extraordinary shipping costs. However it was all worth it, as it provided me with not just a new medium, but a new way to make my work, […]

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