CLEAN 10

CLEAN 10

10 foods that can be consumed without guilt | 10 alimentos para serem consumidos sem culpa!

 

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LAVENDER CLEAN

LAVENDER CLEAN

Tips for cleaning the house with lavender.

When you are cleaning your house and your clothes, try to avoid artificial products as much as possible. I highly recommend using lavender to clean.  In fact, the word ‘lavender’ comes from the Latin ‘lavare’, which means to wash. It's no wonder: lavender is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. 

 For clothing, use lavender as a natural fabric softener.

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup of white vinegar 
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil 

Add this mixture to the fabric softer drawer of your washing machine and enjoy the results!

For your home, throw dried lavender buds on the floors of the house - especially carpets and rugs - and vacuum afterwards. It's incredibly simple but brings a great freshness to the whole house! 

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CHECK IT OUT!

CHECK IT OUT!

1968 is a book about the innovative furniture design of the 60s and 70s.

You've probably heard of Maurizio Cattelan, the Italian artist who transformed the Guggenheim with his controversial sculptures. Well, he has joined up with Pierpaolo Ferrari, the name behind the innovative Toiletpaper magazine, to launch the book 1968: Radical Italian Design - a publication that has to be seen by all who love beauty!

The end result is a true work of art. The two designers have photographed furniture from the 60s and 70s, all owned by art collector Dakis Joannou, to create erotic and unorthodox images, just as innovative as the furniture photographed. 

The book is a masterclass in sixties and seventies design and editorial innovation. It's worth having a look at for inspiration!

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THE MET ROOF GARDEN

THE MET ROOF GARDEN

Don’t miss the last few days of the Met rooftop.

The cold is coming to the northern hemisphere! So take the  opportunity, while you still can, to enjoy al fresco art, food and a beautiful view of Central Park! The Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will close on November 2nd

The initiative includes a site-specific installation by American artist Dan Graham, in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt. Together they have created something that embraces the nature around it, whilst retaining a very modern feel. Alongside the art, there is a cafe and a beautiful lawn for everyone to enjoy, as if they really were at Central Park.

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THE TEA CULTURE

THE TEA CULTURE

New store in Berlin pays homage to teas.

You may have noticed that I love Berlin. I think the city is young, fresh and very happening. Recently, this cultural hub has gained yet another amazing attraction. 

Paper & Tea founder Jens de Gruyter has opened another concept tea store. Its mission is to make tea more accessible, increasing the number of consumers who purchase the most consumed beverage in the world - after water, that is.  

Located in the heart of Mitte, the store does not seem the least bit like a traditional space for tea. It is modern, but retains an intimate feel.  The attendants are experts, ready to answer any questions and serve you at the "tasting stations". In fact, even if you don’t think tea’s your thing, there's a strong chance you will leave this place a tea enthusiast.

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LESS STRESS, MORE FLAVOR

LESS STRESS, MORE FLAVOR

A bit of vanilla in your day-to-day may relieve stress.

When your stress levels are at a peak, certain essences and flavors can help you to relax. One option is vanilla, which combats anxiety. 

There are numerous ways to integrate it into your routine and ensure complete relaxation: 

1. Use vanilla candles in your room. Light them when you get home after a stressful day. 

2. Use vanilla as perfume. Put a little on your wrist and then breathe it in 5 times, slowly. 

3. Drink it. Put a little vanilla in a glass of water with slices of orange and honey. The relaxing properties of the ingredient work when ingested too! 

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LEGITIMATE TACOS

LEGITIMATE TACOS

Tacos in Mexico City. Can't get any better than that!

If you love tacos, we have just found you a little piece of heaven. Café El Presidente in Mexico City is the newest taqueria around.

Choose from roast beef, pork, fish or vegetables – vegetarians won’t be disappointed – and everything is made from local ingredients. Even the corn for the tortillas is grown sustainably! 

They serve a variety of juices, inspired by Tulum. There's also a shop that sells products which will help you to make tacos from the comfort of your own home. 

The two-storey restaurant also boasts great decor. A dream for fans of 50s diners!

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INSPIRED BY NATURE

INSPIRED BY NATURE

The Seychelles inspired the first jewelry collection by Lexmond vs. Lexmond.

The unbeatable team of sisters, Lieke and Jetteke Lexmond (both famous in the fashion world) has just launched their first collection for their jewellary brand Lexmond vs. Lexmond. Where did they get their inspiration? The exotic nature of the Seychelles. The result is jewellary as organic as the plants that inspired it. 

After the launch party that rocked Paris, the brand still deserves our attention for going the extra mile when creating works of art for the body. The sisters have even collaborated with Royal Asscher, one of the oldest diamond companies in the world. Expect impeccable quality and impeccable taste!

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EVERLASTING FLOWERS

EVERLASTING FLOWERS

How to dry out and keep your flowers forever.

We love flowers, but sadly, their lives are brief. Luckily, we can dry them and keep them with us indefinitely. Here are some tips on how to do so:

 The most natural way to keep your flowers is drying them naturally. However, you must choose more durable flowers, such as roses and lavender. Remove all dead foliage and extra petals and cut the stems to about 20 cm. Tie the stems and hang your bouquet upside down in a dark, well-ventilated room for 2-3 weeks until dry. 

You can also use silica gel to dry the flowers, but as I try to avoid artificial products, I prefer the option above, which is completely natural. 

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