Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Recipe: Stuffed Sea brass

Now, I'm well aware that this isn't my finest photo, not that any specifically is but you know, headless fish never looks particularly pretty. But oh boy it was yummy! My mom learnt to do this a cookery course she is going every Thursday and it was delicious! I'm really looking forward to all the recipes she will prepare from now on, not that she isn't already a great cook!


(for 2)

2 medium sea brass
2 thinly sliced garlic cloves
2 courgettes (zucchinis)
2 carrots
1 leek
grated parmesan
salt and pepper
olive oil


Have your fishmonger clean the fish for you, have the central spine and flakes removed. 

Heat oven on 180ยบ.

Julienne your veggies. In a wok heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and cook the garlic for 1 minute, add the other veggies and stir-fry for about 15 minutes while stirring. Add the grated parmesan, stir well and remove your wok from the heat. 
Salt and pepper your open fish (open like a book) and fill it with your veggies. Close it well, push with your fingers. Place in the oven in a baking paper covered pan for 20 minutes. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shed Decor the Book

This post if about two things I really really like, a good decor book and the quintessentially brit sheds. I received this book a couple of months ago, it it called Shed Decor and it's by Sally Coulthard, published by Jacqui Small. Up until now I haven't had a chance to have a proper look but when I finally got the time to devour it, I really enjoyed it. 

If you are lucky and have a house with a shed or are considering having one this book is a must. It shows how with the right combination of colours, fabrics, furniture and accessories anyone can have the shed of their dreams, no matter your style. The author uses lovely photography and various decor styles to emphasise that a shed can be much more than a utensils dirty room. Your shed can become an extra exterior room perfect for relaxing, working or playing. 

A must read! 

Buy it here

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Coco Rochas and her cool nursey

Coco Rochas seems pretty cool. Her wedding video was beautiful. The candles on the tables became my obsession back when...! Anyway, she recently gave birth to a little girl and One Kings Lane helped her put together the nursery in the home she shares with her husband outside New York. It's everything you wouldn't expect of a little girl's nursery and it's oh so so pretty! She didn't want anything too girly or princess-y, neither a themed focused room. The room is fun, vibrant and playful and at the same time elegant and timeless. I love all the colours, textures, little treasures and art. A winner for me!

Photos by Manuel Rodriguez

Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend Wear

Hello lovelies!! How was your weekend? This was my first weekend after a full whole week at the new job and I was definitely looking forward to it. I'm really enjoying the job and I'm grateful for the chance to do something I love in a great company, but there is nothing better than the Friday feeling after a week at work! I also got to wear, THE-WHOLE-WEEKEND trainers! Before going back to work I lived in trainers, these New Balance, my Nike Free or my Converse, now at work I wear my beloved pointy flats or my French Sole ones and also my Ash boots, so when the weekend comes it's all about the trainer and the most comfortable jeans ever!

I'm wearing

Leather jacket: Zara (similar) | Vest: Mango (similar) | Shirt: Zara (similar) | Jeans: Topshop | Trainers: New Balance 420 | Bag: Michael Kors | Scarf: New Look

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cas Gasi in Ibiza

Suddenly my body and my mind is craving a mini break, I'm realistic, it won't happen right now but one can dream right? A long weekend spent in a quite but super comfortable and sophisticated hotel in Ibiza would be pretty amazing. And look at this place, it is marvellous! Cas Gasi is everything one can dream of a holiday!
It is pure mediterranean luxury, peaceful in the heart of the white island where one can evade the daily routine. Care to join me?

The interiors are just as wonderful and refined. And there are even free yoga classes for all guests and a big cinema room to enjoy a cosy night in.

All photos via Cas Gasi

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Recipe: Risotto with bacon and mushrooms

I know I have shared my fair share of risotto recipes, I know, I know. But I love it so so much and as Nigella once said in one of her tv cooking shows, there is something very soothing about stirring the rice during those 20 minutes. It's obviously pretty delicious too so that's a rather big big plus. 
There are tons of recipes out there and tons of combinations and ingredients you can use. This one today is the one I first learned to make, my ex partner was a really good cook and he was the one who showed me how to make it. While you can't really tell from the photos this one was really creamy and made for a great single dish meal. 


200 gr arborio rice
1 cup of white wine
3 cups of chicken broth
150 gr of mushrooms
150 gr of bacon
2 tbsp butter
grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil


Prepare your broth and keep it warm. Chop your mushrooms and cut your bacon. 
Heat in a heavy bottomed pan 1 tbsp of olive oil, place your rice and stir it while coating it well with the olive oil, add the white wine. Stir until all the wine is evaporated. Add 1/2 of the broth at a time over medium heat while stirring. Keep adding the broth for about 20 minutes or until done, the rice needs to be strong of the outside and soft in the inside. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
While cooking the rice, prepare the mushrooms and bacon. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add the mushrooms, cook for about 5-7 minutes, once they are browned add the bacon and cook for about 5 more minutes or until crunchy.
Add this to the rice mixture (when done). Remove from heat and add the butter, stir well to mix it all nicely. Add the grated parmesan. 
Serve warm.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Wear

Hello lovelies! How was your weekend? I hope you got to do what you all love most. Around here it was pretty quiet, I needed a bit of quiet time after my two first days at work. I'm happy though, I have a good feeling and I'm excited for everything there is to come! I worry a lot about changes and new beginnings, I still worry but I want to believe the best is yet to come. Am I right? What is your kind of mantra? Id' love to hear how you cope with changes and new beginnings!

PS: Clothes wise, I'm wearing my new flats which I absolutely LOVE, they are super soft and have a pointy toe that makes them a bit more elegant than the lovely ballet flats (that I still wear and adore!). 


Coat: Zara | Shirt: Zara | Jeans: Mango | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Shoes: Fabio Brusconi

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Recipe: Almond Pesto

Pesto is SO great, great with pasta, great with sandwiches. RIGHT? And when it's home made it usually tasted SO much better. It's also super easy to make so if you feel like it I would highly recommend you make it at home. 

If you like pesto, you can also make a red pesto that is delicious too. 


250 gr fresh basil
1/4 cup almonds
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper


In a blender or food processor pulverise the almonds, add the basil leaves and olive oil and pulse, add the garlic, more oil if needed, salt, pepper and grated parmesan and pulse until well blended. 
Save in a jar in the fridge. Be aware, it doesn't last as much as the store bought pesto, no additives here lovelies!

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