Friday, July 17, 2015

3 things I've been living in summer edition

It's finally HOT here in Boston, and I'm loving it! After the long and hard winter we had, it feels like heaven to be able to wear lightweight clothes and sandals. And that's what I've been living in since it got warmer.

First, the Serena Sandal, from Nisolo. They are super comfortable and pretty! I always feel put together when I'm wearing them.

Next up, the Boyjean, from Madewell. These are pretty much the best pair of jeans for summer time! I LOVE wearing jeans, but when it's hot outside, it can be hard. And that's why I like these so much: they are comfortable and with all the rips, they are not so bad on hot days.

(excuse my almost closed eyes, my contacts were acting up on this day)

Finally, the Sleeveless Dress, from Everlane. It screams summer and it's so flattering. They don't have it in black anymore, but they have it in grey and light denim.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Farmers Market and summer dress season

It's Farmers Market season and I love it! Browsing the booths filled with colorful fruits and vegetables, flowers and breads, talking to the farmers and finding new to me sellers is so much fun. I usually go to Copley Square farmers market because it's the closest to our apartment, but there are many others around town

And last Friday was just the perfect weather for it! Sunny and not too hot. I put on a new summer dress from one of my favorite Brazilian brands, FARM, my Saltwaters sandals and my Elizabeth Crane Swartz necklace and I was ready to browse all booths! We headed out and came back with flowers, soaps, radishes, homemade granola and smoked salmon. Yum!

If you're in Boston during Farmers Market season, I highly recommend visiting one! They often have also sandwiches and juices, making a nice place to have a quick bite. Check the location of all markets here.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My 1st yoga class: Summertime at The Street

Thanks to my friend Amanda and the awesome people at The Street, I went to a yoga class for the 1st time ever (kinda unbelievable, right?)!

During summer, The Street is holding a bunch of super cool events, including free fitness classes on The Green. Every Sunday morning, from June to September, it's yoga time. So, this past Sunday, Amanda invited a few of her blogger friends to go together.

Unfortunately, it was raining and we weren't able to do the class outdoors, but lululemon opened their doors to us and we got to do the class with dimmed lights and relaxing music on the background. It was pretty great and I have to say that I now understand why people are crazy about yoga! Such a great workout without all the jumping around that the gym requires (and that I deeply dislike).

Lulu, Elizabeth and Alana getting ready to start.

After class, we all went to Davio's for brunch and had such a nice time over delicious food and drinks!

I'm really excited to go back for a class outside when the weather is nice. I'm also planning on attending some of the live music events and the Summertime Sidewalk Sale + Street Festival. How fun does it sound?!

So, if you're in Boston during summer and on the look for something fun to do, don't forget to check The Street events calendar, you'll definitely find something for you!

The Street is located on 55 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA. Click here for hours and and other information.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Have a great weekend! I'm back!

Hello, friends! I'm back from Brazil and, although the first few days are always a little sad, I'm ready to enjoy summer in Boston! I hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you here next week! xoxo

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hello from Brazil!

As you read this, I'm landing in Brazil to spend a few days with family and friends. I'm not sure if I'll blog while away, but I'll definitely Instagram, so follow along for pictures of my hometown, my family, my friends, and probably some food too! ;)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Healthy beauty DIY

From my other "beauty" posts, I think it's kind of evident that I'm very much into healthy beauty. So much so, I've been kind of obsessed with trying the beauty recipes from the book Skin Cleanse, by Adina Grigore. Adina is the founder of healthy beauty brand S.W. Basics and in her book she shares amazing tips (like "your diet is the most essential tool you have to getting great skin") and recipes for a natural skin care routine.

illustration by Libby VanderPloeg via Miss Moss

The illustration above pretty much sums up Adina's beliefs: a healthy kitchen equals a DIY beauty lab. You can find most of the ingredients for her recipes in your pantry! So, after I finished reading her book, I started "cooking"! Here are my two favorite recipes so far.

Cleansing Mud (from Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore)

  • 1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp dry clay
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk

Mix cinnamon and clay in a small bowl. Pour in coconut milk, stirring the liquid into the dry powder evenly. Eventually, it will become a paste. Apply like a wet face scrub.

Hair Mask (from Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore)

Mix together all three ingredients, stirring gently to stop mixture from foaming.

all images by SCAVENGENIUS unless otherwise stated

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I'm 33!

Today I'm 33 years old. Oh my, time flies! 32 was a very good year for me and 33 is looking even better. The quote "it's ok to be happy with a calm life" speaks a lot to me and that's what I'm looking to achieve during the next year- the calmness that makes me happy. So happy birthday to me and cheers to the next year!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pretty pretty finds: Hermosa Box

It's no news that I'm a fan of Scandinavian design, so when Hermosa Design, a Californian design shop whose "unique style blends spontaneous beach living with the simple functionalism of Scandinavian design", got in touch with me offering a box for review, I said yes right away! My box came in the mail last week, and I loved it so much! The theme was "pamper yourself" and I got three wonderful products from Swedish brand L:A Brucket - a candle, a moisturizer and a soap. The smell that filled my living room as soon as I opened my box was just amazing and the packaging, of course, was perfect.

After browsing through what Hermosa Design has in stock, I have to say, I'm pretty tempted to subscribe to their  bi-monthly box, everything is right up my alley! ;)

Full disclosure: I was provided a box for review purposes;
however all opinions are my own.

top image by SCAVENGENIUS; bottom image courtesy of Hermosa Design