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FOR THE HOME: diy flower bouquet

DIY flower bouquet in a cup - Bikinis & Passports

On Sunday we had an amazing style shoot for The Daily Dose (“Wedding Week” is coming up towards the end of June – wehoo) and afterwards there were some flowers left-over. Fiona of FlowerUp did the flowers for the shoot and let us each take some home after, which was incredibly sweet of her. Obviously she did an amazing job and I was left with a bunch of beautiful bloom in light citrus colors….

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LOVELY THINGS: striped straws & monograms

striped straws

Back in December – as I was putting together our bar tray – I was on the lookout for cute bar / kitchen accessories and really wanted striped straws. For some reason those pretty straws were almost impossible to find anywhere in Europe (at an affordable price). But then my search finally led me to Etsy, where I came across the amazing shop “BackToZero” by Lingke. Not only does the shop offer just about any type of straw you could imagine (at only 4$ for a pack of 25!!), but it also sells gorgeous wrapping accessories (which I used for Christmas last year) and cupcake holders, as well as wax seal stamps….

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D.I.Y.: gift wrapping for christmas

For the past few years it has become a ritual of mine to lock myself into my room the day before christmas to wrap all of the presents. I may be a bit weird, but I LOVE wrapping presents!! Accompanied by a cup of coffee or tea, a few cookies and my favorite christmas songs by Michael Bublé it makes for the perfect afternoon activity before the 24th. Last year I tied little silver snowflakes and ornaments with the faces of my family members on them to the presents (seen HEREinstead of name tags….

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halloween 2012

halloween dia de los muertos

Since some of you had asked if I was dressing up for Halloween and what I had planned for the 31st, here’s a quick instagram-round-up of last night. Follow me @vickyheiler ♥

{with Sonja}

{inspired by Dia de los Muertos – Candy Skull}

{what do you guys think about my new boyfriend?!}

{Sonja made 3 of these to put up around the living room for our little party}

{halloween on our dining table}

{themed drinks & snacks – those martini glasses with the eye-balls were my favorite!!}

{finally home at 4am – makeup & flowers held up}

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