Look of Living

Look of Living

Cold & Sunny Day at Park Slope

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Quiet Saturday without major plans. A regular day off is a time to run errands and do shopping.

After a long and hard week I did not feel like going out of town, and the cold weather didn’t encourage me to spend time outdoors. Today, even the beloved skis were not tempting. Or maybe I am already dreaming about spring ?! :-)

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Khaki & Rouge

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The past weeks weren’t very pleasant in terms of the weather. A thick fur-lined jacket, hat and gloves were an indispensable part of an outfit for each day. There has been a deficit of sun, that is why I was glad when I looked out the window in the morning. The temperature has increased, which encouraged me to go out for a walk. I can say that fuchsia color has found its way to my closet, between my lovely grays and black. Especially now, after a long winter, I feel like I want to wear vivid and bright colors more and more often.

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Skin Types – How to Identify your Skin Type

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Many of us often ask themselves “what else can I do to make my skin look good and healthy?”

 “I apply creams, masks, wash my face twice a day, and my skin is still either dry and has unhealthy color, or shiny with pimples, or has lost its tightness and I begin to see fine lines and dark circles under my eyes”

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Think Pink

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A surprise dinner with friends? 20 minutes to get ready and you still do not know what to wear?

I do not know about you but it happens to me very often. Then I am running like crazy around the house trying to create some outfit. I always say that a black, classic dress and black high heels are basic things that every one of us should have in her closet. It is the easiest to combine with other colors and accessories. I added a pale pink coat bought on sale at Club Monaco. For some time I’ve been planning to buy a cocoon cut coat but I couldn’t decide which color will be most versatile. In the end, however, I ended up choosing pale pink and I think it was the right choice.

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Fat Thursday – Donuts Recipe

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup of milk (warm but not hot)

50 gram fresh yeast

3 tbs powdered sugar

50o gram white flour

1 pinch of salt

1 tbs vanilla sugar

4 tbs butter ( melted and cooled down )

4 yolks

1 egg

2 tbs of vodka

1 jar of plum jam

About 40 oz of coconut oil

DIRECTIONS

In a small container mix yeast with powdered sugar until liquid and add 1 tbs of flour and milk. Put it on a side and cover with paper towel for about 15 min. Let it rise.

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Après-Ski

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Do not be fooled by a layer of snow, it is not so terribly cold : -)

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Baba Ganoush & Zaatar Bread

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BABA GANOUSH

2 Eggplants

1 Lemon

4 Cloves of garlic ( can use less )

2 Tbsp tahini

Sea salt

Ground red pepper

Olive oil

Fresh cilantro or parsley

Wash eggplant and cut it in half. Arrange it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 1.5 hours at 350 F.

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Modern Interior Ideas for the Room

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What is home? Home is not the four walls but what you create within them. It’s the place where you can relax, feel comfortable and peaceful.

We spend most of our time at home in the living room with a sofa as a centre piece. I chose great quality fabric or leather sofas in classic, toned colors: conservative black, steel gray and soft white.

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Lazy Tuesday

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Day off. It was supposed to be a huge winter storm. Everything was closed: Metro, buses, schools and work too;-).  It snows as much as on the average winter day in Poland, no crackling frost, strong winds or snowdrifts. But almost noone went to work because it was simply closed.

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French Accent in NY – Beret in main role

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The style of Parisian women is associated with incredible class and skillful merging of styles. In my opinion, no one  can so perfectly select the headgear. Well, maybe except The British women in Asscott;-). Beret – the small, French accent has been on my shopping list for some time. A beret, combined with a flared coat and black leather gloves, creates a comfortable and elegant outfit. Women have started wearing it only in the twentieth century and it became an expression of their emancipation. Until then it used to be a masculine gadget.

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