Look of Living

Look of Living

Casual Day in the City

army by yves salomon

I thought that with the coming of autumn my life will slow down a little … I was wrong;-). Frequent outings with friends, cultural events, shopping and, in general, crazy pace of life in New York City sometimes force us to give up elegance in favor of comfort. Days pass by quickly. Public transportation here takes forever and if you want to go from one end of town to the other, you may end up losing the whole day and not doing too much;-).

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Cuddled Up in Knits


In today’s post wool plays the main role. Mohair sweater in pale-pink; gray long vest; beige scarf and dirty-pink arm warmers give feeling of comfort, warmth and softness. Pastels are delicate and safe when combining with other colors; while wool can be easily matched with leather, suede, denim, and even silk. The colors I’ve chosen for this outfit are monochromatic and subdued, so I’ve added an eye-catching accent, namely pink, suede heels (featured in my previous post) that reflect my feminine and romantic character. The total look is completed by a small leather shoulder bag, in pale gray color.

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Energetic Gluten Free Banana Bar


I’ve created this the recipe for banana energy bar basically by myself. I wanted it to be as healthy and nutritious as possible.

“Bar”, or if you prefer “banana bread” is gluten-free.  I used a few types of flours: made of  walnuts, almonds and buckwheat. The banana bread contains natural ingredients and is rich in dietary fiber. It will be a great source of energy when doing sports requiring a lot of effort. It is also a good solution for times  when we do not have time to prepare a proper meal. Just one piece will fill you up for a vey long time:-)

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Suede & Wool / Tribeca


On Tuesday I visited the neighborhood of Tribeca in the lower Manhattan. The name is an acronym of the words Triangle Below Canal Street. The streets are picturesque, cobbled and are a frequent location for fashion photo shoots and films. Industrial buildings have been transformed into luxury lofts inhabited by celebrities – no wonder these apartments have some of the highest prices in the entire United States.

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Sweater Weather / Dumbo


This week I have off from work. I had promised myself that I will use each day as best I can. I plan to walk around a few of the most interesting, in my opinion, places in New York City and visit some local pubs and restaurants. On Monday I went to the hype Brooklyn neighborhood called Dumbo, watched amazing sunset over the Hudson river, stumbled uppon a movie production set in Brooklyn Bridge park (one of the perks living in NYC) and of course I had to stop by the  famous landmark- pizzeria Grimaldi’s :-).

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Halloweek – Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Carving


Carving pumpkins is not really a tradition in the country I am from. However, I am creating new traditions ;-). Carving pumpkins belongs now to the annual ceremonies in my home, as well as dressing up and attending Halloween parties on 31 October.

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“Mother in law’s tits” – Drunk Cake ;-)



6 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 cup of dry poppy seeds

1 cup of shredded coconut

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar, egg yolks and remaining ingredients. Heat up oven to 350 F. Put baking paper on the baking sheet, pour the prepared dough and bake for about 30 minutes.

Additionally: Package of biscuits and raisins.

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Sporty Look


Last weekend I opted for sporty and very comfy clothes. Jeans, athletic shoes and down vest worn over a short-sleeved T-shirt were a good pick for a walk in the park, especially when, together with my friend, we were running around searching for a sunny spot for photos ;). We were in such good moods. We wanted to achieve the effect of falling leaves, but I guess in this park the employees are working 24 hours a day because it was hard for me to find even this small handful of leaves ;-).

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Delicious Pumpkin Soup


While preparing meals I try to use fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits because they are not only the most delicious but also have the most nutritional value. In the autumn we are able to cook with various kinds of pumpkins, squash, peppers, apples, pears, plums, etc. Now is a great time to prepare warming and nutritious soups, compotes as well as bake cakes with seasonal fruit. Visiting the nearby farmer’s market, I bought a beautiful pumpkin, that will be the star of today’s post:-).

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Easy Pear Cake


I remember this cake from childhood. When I was coming back from school, I could  already smell a wonderful scent of baked cake from the staircase :-)

It is one of the easiest and fastest to make – at least that’s what my mom always says, and I think it is true.

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