When we decided to move into our new apartment 2 years ago, we also replaced most of our “student living” furniture (aka IKEA) and made a few investments, including our current bed. Admittedly, it did take a bit of persuasion on Mike’s part, because I simply didn’t get why anyone would spend the price of a Chanel jumbo flap (umm, dream bag …) on a bed and good matresses. In the end, though, I came to understand that resting our body is essential to everything else we do. So the bed it was! Fast forward 2 years and I couldn’t ever imagine not having our dreamy bed … while I used to love hotel beds, I now can’t wait to be back home to sleep in our little slice of heaven! For the finishing touch to our oasis we’re currently sleeping on the most luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen ever by Evencki. A while ago I was gifted a set of their satin bedding in beautiful aqua blue and it is literally amazing. Even the box it came in was super nice and there was a lavender pillow inside! Evencki was founded in 2011 with a simple goal: to make bed linen beautiful again. You can even have custom measurements made! It is their passion to create elegant sheets that bring the bedroom to life. With our light blue airy blankets and pillows it most definitely feels like a bed of clouds!
When Mike texted me yesterday, saying he’d make dinner, I didn’t know what to expect. Little did I know that he had an ace up his sleeve and he surprised me with amazing tuna poke. We both love fish, especially when it is served in form of maki, ceviche or sashimi. Tuna poke is a raw salad, usually served as an appetizer in hawaiian cuisine – which is where Mike knows it from. Most commonly it is made with yellow fin tuna, sea salt, fresh cilantro, chili, sesame oil and soy sauce. However, for the modern version you can also throw in lime juice, tomatos, green onion, maui onion or bell peppers, and it is usually eaten with a side of tortilla chips. Basically, it is really yummy marinated sashimi: healthy and absolutely delicious!
The best way to fight the Monday blues? Sequins, of course! I don’t know why, but the second I spot something glittery, I am usually sold. Remember these pants? Well, now I came across the perfect sequin blazer, also on GIRISSIMA. I love how versatile they are too: you could totally wear this ensemble with heels and a more dramatic make-up for a night out on the town, or, as I wore them to work and meetings. Sequins always work – easy as that!
Even though I am not much of a lipstick-kinda-girl, there are some days on which I simply crave a bolder lip in pink or red. It’s been a while since I last wore lipstick (mainly because Mike isn’t a huge fan), but when the new art stick by bobbi brown arrived on Monday, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I’ve already worn it for 2 days in a row and absolutely love it! With it being a pencil, rather than a lipstick, you can fill the lips super exact, plus you can easily control how intense you want the color to be. It’s a little like a lip liner and lipstick, mixed into one! Especially now with spring in full force it is the perfect accessory to my outfits (seen HERE). The color I am wearing is “electric pink”, which is a beautiful intense pink with a matte finish.