Sunday, 20 April 2014

VILLA DECOR INSPIRATION


Some Easter Sunday inspiration in a format of pictures of my friend's beautiful, newly renovated and decorated holiday villa. We're in a desperate need of a light above our dining table and I'm quite liking the idea of something in this style. 






Minna x


Saturday, 19 April 2014

WHAT I WORE: SLIM-FIT BOYFRIENDS


I got these Rag & Bone slim-fit boyfriend jeans a year ago but only wore them once until I thought I had somehow managed to loose them… So I was so happy to find them waiting for me in my laundry bin here in France! I find that the skinnier versions are more for me than the actual boyfriend jeans and these particular ones are the perfect fit. You can still find them at least in here.


Leather Jacket: CTRL You
Top: Helmut Lang
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Ballerinas: Bloch
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Miu Miu



Minna x

Friday, 18 April 2014

SOUTH OF FRANCE SUNDAY


Happy Easter everyone! These pictures were taken last Sunday when we spent an afternoon on my favourite public beach in this area. You access it through an arch at the Antibes Marina, Port Vauban. It's normally less crowded than that road side beaches and has lovely views. 

Weather isn't quite this good this weekend but as long as there's no rain to ruin our chocolate egg hunt we'll be okay!












Minna x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

EPSOM SALT


Another great routine besides the lemon water (I'm a big fan of that habit as well) is having an Epsom salt bath 3-4 times a week.

This specific salt is rich with magnesium and sulfate that can be both absorbed through your skin. According to studies it has a lot of health benefits; it improves nerve function and absorption of nutrients, relieves stress and flushes toxins and heavy metals from the cells, eases muscle pain and reduces inflammation just to name a few.

Add few cups of Epsom salt to your bath and soak for at least 12 minutes.


Heidi x    


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SOUR START TO A DAY


As some of you might know I'm a "wannabe" clean eater meaning that I aim to do so at all times but due to not having the best of willpowers I end up following it about 70% of the time. I also go through stages of being extremely good and those of being extremely bad. Right now I'm in a middle of one of those good ones… And this is how I begin each day, with a glass of water with a juice of one lemon in it. 


It kick starts your metabolism, helps cleansing and alkalizing your body and has benefits for your skin too. And this is just to mention a few. I'm not a big drinker of anything warm so I have mine room temperature however apparently it would be most beneficial to have it warm.


Better to have it with a straw though unless you want to ruin the enamel on your teeth… Strongly recommended by my dentist! 

And do I notice any of these claimed benefits? Yes. My skin undoubtedly looks its best when I remember to drink this every morning. Obviously combined with drinking enough water during the rest of the day too.

My aim now is to keep this "good stage" going for longer than usually… It should be easier here in France as my pace of life is much slower. Wish me luck! ;-)





Minna x



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

DAY TRIP TO ST TROPEZ


This was us on a day trip to St Tropez last weekend. April in South of France doesn't get much better than this. The famous Pampelonne beach looked nearly unrecognisable for the lack of crowds. I like the busy season too but I must say St Tropez is beautiful out of season. If you fancy a bit of a buzz Club 55 is never quiet on a sunny day and always such a fabulous spot for lunch.

















Minna x

Monday, 14 April 2014

ANTIBES SUNSHINE


Hi from the South of France where I have been for the last few days! You never know about the weather here this time of the year and I was expecting to be struggling for ideas for rainy day activities for all of us but nope.... Every day has been sunny and warm!

Le Salise beach in the pictures is not yet looking that nice. Public beaches normally get cleaned up around Easter so by next week they should be looking lovely.

There is something so nice about being here out of season. The beaches are very quiet in comparison to the height of the summer and you feel so lucky if the weather happens to be good.




The view from the playground is not too bad either! And how do you like the hat? Memories from a trip to St Tropez some years back. (Children were definitely not part of that trip…)










Minna x