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From the Kitchen // Nutella Truffles

 

My Nutella addiction is no secret. It’s serious, I’m fully committed and don’t plan to wean myself off the stuff anytime soon. So when a major Nutella craving hit the other day, I decided to bypass my usual Nutella-on-toast routine and go for the gold. These truffles are delicious! They’re decadent, crunchy and creamy at the same time, and the amount of Nutella you get in every bite is perfect. With only 5 ingredients they’re super easy to make, and trust me – they’ll make a big impact with family & friends!

xo

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Events // Azeeza SS14 Shopping Weeekend

 

Hello, Lovelies! It’s been a little quiet on my end I know…I’m back in Chicago after my Aussie adventure and am still getting re-acquainted to being home (and that jet-lag coming back is NO JOKE I tell ya!)

Today’s post is for my Chicago people – Spring is finally here & one of my favorite local designers is holding an amazing Spring/Summer Party and Sale next weekend, the 17th-19th.  Azeeza’s pieces are beautiful and perfect for the upcoming Seasons – you don’t want to miss the fun. I’ll be on-site to do some hands-on styling on Saturday, so come see me and bring your friends!!

XO

 

Azeeza Trunk Show
 
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Kitchen Design // Furtif by Evercut

 

Sometimes, kitchen tools can be amazingly useful as well as super sexy! That is exactly the case with this beautiful range of chef knives by French company Tb Groupe. The line is called Furtif, and features dishwasher-safe, coated stainless steel blades that are built to last as well as look amazing in the kitchen! I mean, how cool is the streamlined matte black metal?!! These are definitely going on my wishlist!!

XO

Evercut Furtif

 

Evercut Furtif
 
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Art // Shinichi Maruyama

 

Hello, Lovelies! I’m back from Bali & settling back into my second home here in Sydney. Bali was beautiful & so relaxing…but more on that another day! Now, let’s talk about my current art obsession…I am completely enamored with Japanese artist Shichini Maruyama’s Water Sculptures series. The beautiful impermanence of his images is so striking! Just think, none of these moments will ever be recreated, which makes each shot so perfectly unique. The artist uses his hands to “create” each moment and freezes it in time with his camera. The effect is so calming and serene.

Here’s what Shichini says about his work:

” I am fascinated by the fragility and incompleteness that exists with all things beautiful. I throw water into the air, and in mid-flight it changes shape constantly, being pulled by gravity and bursting with surface tension. Each flight barely lasts more than a second. In each moment, the water becomes a beautiful figure which can be defined as a “part man-made, part natural” sculpture. I wanted to capture these beautiful impermanent water sculptures by photographing them in the exact moment, when the essence of their existence is pure.”

What a simple but powerful concept!!

 

Shinichi Maruyama Water Sculpture2 Water Sculpture4

 

XO

 
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Adventures // Bali Bound

 

Hello, Lovelies! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend – wherever you may be. As much as I’m loving my time here in Australia, it’s time to pack my bags for a bit & head into the open skies….or to Bali to be exact. I’m joining a week-long yoga & health retreat in Seminyak and I am pumped! There will be lots of exploring, moving, stretching, meditating, reflecting, and enjoying island life. It’s been about 3 years since my last trip to Bali, and I can’t wait to soak in a different side of the island this time around. Last time I mainly got to explore Ubud & its surrounding mountain areas….below are a few of my favorite photos I took on that trip!

I’ll be taking a little time-out from the blog for the week, I hope you can forgive me. I promise to be back with some fun stories when I return to Sydney!

XOBali Bali Terrace Fields Monkey Forest