Sourdough bread is by no means the easiest, but it is by far the most rewarding. I’ve had incredible rises and incredible flops, bread that will make your tastebuds sing and bread that will not! I’ve had flour stuck to my hands, dried to my face and my poor hands bear the scars of countless oven burns.
I’ve experimented with many different techniques, from cultivating my own wild yeast starter from scratch, to reviving and feeding a 101 year old mother from Italy. I am by no means a pro at this, but I’ve loved every second of the rewarding process of making sourdough bread.
hen it comes to styling up my home, I love nothing more than surrounding my space with unique pieces that add character, warmth and above all, make my home an extension of my personality.
Last year, after scouring the internet for macrame pieces and not finding the one that spoke to me, I decided to try my hand at this craft. Knotting ropes is oddly soothing and I especially love that once a project is finished, I can display my own creation in my home.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a fragrance review here on StyleScoop, but man oh man am I excited about this one. The new LIBRE fragrance from YSL Beauty ticks all my fragrance boxes.
It’s sexy, seductive, bright and the warm vanilla touch makes it a perfect cozy fragrance! Just what I’ve been looking for. In addition, it has uber smouldering notes of lavender. Something that is very much found in mens fragrances, but works majestically in this one – because of a very special process!
I’ve been spending a helluva lot of time in my kitchen these days, and I ain’t gonna lie, I kinda like it. Besides organizing like crazy (my cupboards have never looked more calming to open, and my pantry organization makes me want to skip), but I’ve actually really enjoyed cooking during the lockdown period. It’s like I went to sleep on the 26th March and woke up a Greek woman the next day – ready to feed my army, with passion and pride (insert muscle flexing emoji). Even though, my army technically consists of the hubby and me (and the doggies of course) but, I am enjoying the whole cooking and making and creating process these days.
recently partnered with an incredible local food blogger (and food scientist), Astrid Field from The Sweet Rebellion to host a little giveaway for her new book, High Tea At Home for my Instagram followers. While the giveaway has ended, I’ve received a lot of requests to share this recipe which I tried, and posted on my feed.
These Chocolate Caramel Crumble Squares are just heaven on earth, and so much more exciting than chocolate brownies – and I do love my brownies.
Having been to Mauritius twice before, I thought I knew the island pretty well. Turns out, I got to experience a whole new kind of Mauritius in the South. On previous trips with my hubby, we stayed on the North Coast – and I pretty much know Grand Baie like the back of my hand. But this time the Mauritius I experienced was wilder, more idyllic, peaceful, serene and very different from the “buzzing touristy” island I’ve always know.
The South Coast of Mauritius is wild. It’s even referred to as the “Wild South” and you can tell. It’s much greener, where palm trees don’t dominate, but rather blend in with the lush vegetation. I even saw pine trees growing on the beach.
Over the years here on StyleScoop, I’ve mentioned the importance of sunscreen and looking after your skin. More recently, probably around the time of this post, I got a rude awakening about sun care products.
Like most people, I was unaware of the chemicals sunscreens are loaded with, that are not only bad for your own skin, but the levels of toxicity in many sun care products are wreaking havoc on our oceans.
There have been a lot of exciting new launches from Chanel and I’m excited to share a few of them with you today.
First up, let’s talk lips and CHANEL has added some gorgeous new shades and textures to the beautiful Chanel ROUGE ALLURE INK range.
If you’re not familiar with Chanel Rouge Allure Ink, it’s basically Chanel’s (amazing) version of liquid lipsticks. I tried them when they launched in 2016 and was instantly in love with the formula, of course the packaging and how they didn’t leave my lips dried or messy – which is often the case with liquid lipsticks.
First things first – I am a big, big fan of the original Flowerbomb fragrance of 2005 and even more in love with their 2015 update Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Extrême. So yes, it’s a no brainer that I would also love Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight too. The only thing, is that I don’t find it as potent as the other two? Don’t get me wrong, it’s glorious but I’m talking intensity when I say “potent”. On me it gives me that knee weakening first spritz, but then seems to settle into a pretty scent without overpowering the senses. And I do like fragrances that overpower, but hey, if that’s not your thing and perhaps you didn’t like that with previous Viktor & Rolf fragrances, who knows, this one may be your numero uno.
Flowerbomb Midnight – a suspenseful moment of supreme mystery, sensuality, femininity, power, and transformation. The truest form of self and expression, your unapologetic self… at midnight.
Tea lovers know that a cup of tea can lift your mood in an instant! They also know that different tea’s have a different effect, but truth be told, there will always be that one special blend that you absolutely love.
The Elizabeth Arden White Tea Collection celebrates the pleasure of a life finely crafted. The Simple joy of defining a moment for yourself and savouring the personal reflection that comes with it.
And like the perfect cup of tea, fragrance has the power to indulge your senses and allow you to enjoy the simple joy of savouring something beautiful.
This was the inspiration behind the Elizabeth Arden White Tea fragrance, which launched in 2017. Fast forward to 2019 and this gorgeous fragrance is now a collection, with two new variants so that you can find your perfect moment.
Don’t let today’s headline scare you because I’ve got the inside scoop on some of the hottest Ladies Swimsuit Styles this summer! Full disclosure, I don’t particularly “love” getting into a bikini, but I’ve found that when you find a style that suits you, no matter your physique (we don’t all look like Kayla Itsines), you’ll feel fabulous!
Here are few Ladies Swimwear items I’ve got my eye on, from one of my favourite online retailers, Superbalist…
I always get excited when I see what CHANEL comes up with in their Eyes Collection and this new Eyes 2019 Collection is another winner!
Inspired by female individuality and designed to encourage self-expression, it’s the perfect makeup collection to spoil yourself with this Women’s Month!