January 17, 2017

The blue fluffy coat

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 I'm that person usually comfortable in the classic, elegant style, with a bit of glamour on top, but every now and then I enjoy a twist of eccentricity and this blue furry coat is the one I am referring to here.
 I remember buying it a looong time ago on an impulse. It was so different than everything else I saw in stores and back then I used to be this restless spirit that wanted to be as colorful as possible, but also, in style! I wanted to feel that way again so I decided to wear this coat on a Sunday afternoon and you know what? I still love it, which is quite something considering the fact that I usually get bored of 40% of my wardrobe season after season. 

How do you like it? I am curious to know!

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Wearing: thrifted coat and belt, New Yorker scarf, Adona bag, H&M boots.

January 12, 2017

Everlasting love for velvet, vintage and bygone times

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Anyone who knows me, should be aware of my constant attraction to aristocracy, vintage accessories and clothing, old houses and...velvet. Put together all of them and I am complete! 
Whenever I see a 100 year old historical mansion, I immediately feel this urge to explore it inside and out, then I start to imagine what kind of people lived there and all the stories and memories it upholds. I feel a sudden melancholy that is not even mine and I can't explain why, but I love it. 
Whenever I am in such a house, I feel like I never want to leave, so capturing bits and pieces of it in pictures is the best I can do to keep the feeling alive and share it with you as well.

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It feels this place deserves a proper attire, so I thought a silk velvet top which happens to be off the shoulder will make me feel a bit like a Victorian noble woman. Pair that with a cameo choker and vintage golden earrings and my look is fulfilled.

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I wanted to snap more pictures of this house, but I wasn't exactly allowed to do that, plus there were other customers, but I hope you can get an idea of how classy it feels.
By the way, the place is called Amadeus Mozart Caffe for those who are interested. They serve the most delicious cakes and coffee in town!

Wearing: no name velvet top, thrifted skirt, Mohito boots, hand made choker, vintage earrings and belt

January 8, 2017

Sunday Appetizer Cupcakes

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Happy weekend everyone! 
 It's really cold here, even the idea of going out for a 5 minute walk is a bad one, everything inside you freezes up and it's just incredibly uncomfortable. With this kind of weather, all I want to do is read, do research, snuggle up with my cat and drink hot chocolate. 
However, I woke up today with a sudden urge to actually make something useful and pleasant, by that I mean food! There is no other greater satisfaction on this world than eating a delicious meal, but maybe that's just me. So I decided to make a few appetizer cupcakes, which are ideal for a late breakfast or to take on the go when you are in a rush. I love them because you can eat them warm and cold and they taste incredibly good!
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The fun part is that among the basic ingredients which are flour, buttermilk, eggs and butter, you can mix in anything you want, so I added some olives, ham, baby mushrooms, green onions, cheese and various herbs, like dill and parsley. You simply mix all the ingredients together with a spoon and the result should be this gooey thick paste which you need to put in some cupcake forms and simply leave them in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes at 200 degrees C / 392 F.
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Don't they look just delicious? 
When they turn a golden-brown color, then you know they are done, but also you can check them with a toothpick, if it comes out dry, then you can take them out.
The dough should have a sponge texture like in the picture bellow.

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This is the full recipe I used:

250 grams flour, 80 grams melted butter, 200 ml buttermilk, 1 egg, 1 tea spoon baking powder.
Next, I added like I said: 8 baby mushrooms, 4 slices of ham, some olives, herbs and spices, a bit of Gorgonzola to add more savor and 100 grams of shredded cheese. 

I made once a recipe using dried tomatoes, Gouda cheese and grilled chicken. You can use many, many ingredients, the possibilities are endless!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and let me know if you tried it, it's sooo easy and fun to make!