Style Icon: Lauren Bacall

13 Aug

Hello dear readers,

I’d like to pay my homage to Lauren Bacall who passed away yesterday at 89. Lauren Bacall is a very well known film and stage American actress and model. She was well known for her husky voice and sultry looks. She was the leading lady next to Humphrey Bogart, her late husband.
She was a big fan of scarves wore them a lot combined with pants and sweaters. She never showed too much cleavage and opted for tailored suits and crisp white shirts with vivid scarves. Again, she dressed like a woman who could seduce a man during a game of pool or skip over a puddle without breaking an ankle.
Her hair was iconic by itself.Who doesn’t remember her distinctive locks? She had a shoulder-grazing bob. She was also known for wearing minimal makeup!
She is known for saying “Generally women are better than men. They have more character. I prefer men for some things, obviously, but women have a greater sense of honor and are more willing to take a chance with their lives.”

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I created a Lauren Bacall inspired look for you all:

Lauren Bacall style

T By Alexander Wang white top
€245 – farfetch.com

STELLA McCARTNEY deep v neck top
€185 – stellamccartney.com

Roksanda red flare skirt
€1.515 – harveynichols.com

Emporio Armani red cigarette pants
€390 – armani.com

Ballerina shoes
€22 – modcloth.com

Charles David nude heel shoes
€89 – bluefly.com

Gucci convertible bag
€670 – gucci.com

Mulberry tan shoulder bag
€1.305 – mulberry.com

Tory Burch short scarve
€145 – toryburch.com

Orange scarve
€150 – black.co.uk

BCBGMAXAZRIA brown belt
€43 – neimanmarcus.com

Enjoy

Fashion Talk! Swimwear for Men!

7 Aug

I’m reposting it for all my male readers!! Have a fun summer!!

Hello dear readers,

It has come to my attention that my male readers don’t have a proper post about summer wear! As I have some male readers I thought it would be a good idea to approach this subject! Here are some photos for inspiration!!! What do you think of this selection boys and girls?

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xoxo

Non

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Fashion Crush! New Zilian shoes!

31 Jul

Hello dear readers,

Yesterday I went to Lisbon for a meeting! My husband took me as he also needed to leave the house for a while! We went to El Corte Inglés for some groceries ( they have really nice cheese and food there) and we found a Zilian store.
This is my favorite Portuguese shoe brand! I had been to their store in Chiado and this one is even bigger and I got my summer sandals at last and the black medium heel shoes I had been needing for some while now!!!

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They are soo cute!!! I love my black shoes and my new cute cat sandals!!! Adorable really!

My cat loved the bag and found a way inside. She was playing with it all night yesterday!!!

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xoxo

Non

Fashion Talk! 991 Followers!

30 Jul

Hello dear readers,

I’m so happy that I’m almost reaching the milestone of 1000 followers! I’d like to thank each and everyone of you for the support, comments and amazing links you have sent me through out the years! I’m so grateful for being part of your “blog fixes”. I’m planning on doing a 1000 giveaway but I have no idea what to giveaway! Any suggestions or ideas for my 1000 followers giveaway??

Let me know

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xoxo

Cooking! Cataplana Recipe!

29 Jul

Hello dear readers,

One of my dear followers Wawahals from the blog PrettySwan has asked me for the Cataplana recipe after seeing a photo on Instagram! I have never done this dish before but I help my mom a lot and seen it be done loads of time. It’s a summer dish and very popular in the Coast and South of Portugal. It is named after the recipient it uses to cook, the Cataplana, a traditional cask iron closed pan.
Here is the recipe! Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

400g of Grouper(fish)
500g of clams
16 Shrimps 40/60
6 Surimi (optional)
4 tomatoes ( sliced)
2 white wine glasses
2 onions (sliced thin)
2 cloves of garlic
1 bailey leaf
Salt
1 spoon of tomato pulp
1 pinch of coriander
1 red/green pepper
1 chilli pepper (no seeds)
Olive oil

Preparation
On a Cataplana put some olive oil, garlic and onion to simmer. Add the fish and shrimp ( cut and clean). Add the tomatoes, the chilli and bailey leaf on top of the fish and seafood (shrimps). Let is rest for a bit and add the wine to cover the Cataplana contents. Add the corianders on top, layer some shrimps as well, add the surimi and the pepper. Season with salt and pepper and close the Cataplana. Let it cook for about one hour in medium heat. Open the Cataplana, taste it and season it again if needed. Serve it with boiled potatoes! Enjoy!

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Fashion Talk! What I wore today!

26 Jul

Hello dear readers,

I haven’t done the “What I wore today” for a while so I decided to do it today! As I’m going out to see my parents at their Lagoon house!I’m sure there will be loads of good food and we will take a nice walk along the beach and lagoon, yes there is both :)
The only things I couldn’t find were the accessories, the bag is similar but not from a designer house and the accessories are also alike but from parfois! Enjoy!!!

What I wore today

Lifestyle! Top 10 beaches in Brazil

24 Jul

Hello dear readers,

I’ve wrote this post for the company I work for. The brand is called WAM and is an augmented reality app to search for things around you, such as cafes, shops and banks etc.
We have a blog which I write in and I’m in charge of design and social media. Here is a post you might enjoy about the Top 10 beaches in Brazil!

Brazil’s excellent weather and amazing coastline (more than 8.000 kms/4.650 miles of it) makes up for the most beautiful beaches in the world. You have a great selection to choose from but we narrowed it down to the top 10 for you!

1. Alter do Chão, Pará – Feels like a Caribbean beach and is located in a river on the Amazons! It is the perfect place to relax and try the traditional grilled fish.

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2. Búzios – Is a beautiful beach town only a couple of hours away from Rio de Janeiro. It became famous in the 60’s when Brigitte Bardot feel in love with it ( as you can see from her statue).
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3. Porto de Galinhas – Is a very famous beach and a very touristic destination. This beach is situated in a small fisherman’s village and is warm all year round. It translates to ‘Chicken Port’ and the name originates from the slavery time where it was forbidden to mention slavery so the word was changed to “chickens”.

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4. Morro de São Paulo – Is situated in the island of Tinharé and very close to Salvador da Bahia. It’s a very tranquil beach, perfect for a getaway.
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5. Ipanema Beach – Ipanema and Copacabana are probably the most iconic beach names around the world. It is the classic choice. It has a beautiful sight, filled with kiosks where you can have coconut water – “água de coco”. It is often crowded but if you want a more secluded area try Arpoador Beach that is hidden by the cliffs (further down).
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6. Copacabana Beach – Another crowded beach but a must-see for sure. The mosaic-covered sidewalk ( calçada in portuguese) is perfect for those end of the day strolls. The sand is bright and the waves are always blue.
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7. Praia da Pipa – If you are staying near Recife this is a “must-to” beach to visit. It is a stop for global travelers in the Northeast Brazil and was discovered by backpackers in the 70’s.
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8. Praia do Forte – Located near Salvador on the Coconut tree Coast is perfect to watch the sunrise. If you enjoy discovering the wild life around you can see humpback whales when you take a boat ride.
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9. Praia do Sancho – In the Pernambuco State this beach is isolated and surrounded by beautiful high cliffs. The sand is white and the sea is of a stunning emerald green. Between the months of February and June you can see two beautiful waterfalls that drop on top of the cliffs.
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10. Porto da Barra – Is the Venice beach of the Bahia state. It’s surrounded by small fishing boats, you can play volley and sightseeing in the Fisherman’s Colony Manguinhos – the traditional fish market.
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Have you been to Brazil??

Enjoy!

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