Happy Holidays

As the year draws to a close I’m writing this last blog post of 2018. It’s been a tough year for me but I am still counting my blessings. I’m also looking forward to 2019 to begin a new blank slate with many travel plans, redecorating my house, and uncovering new little luxuries. I’m taking […]

The Best of Amsterdam at Christmas Time

Ice skating rink Museumplein

Last weekend I had a mini staycation in Amsterdam in celebration of my 43rd birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Hotel , did some Christmas shopping and got pampered in the Akasha spa. Amsterdam is so sparkling and cozy during the most wonderful time of the year. Window shops and streets are beautifully lit, the […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Natural Treasures

Natural treasures from the earth make harmonious accessories for the home. At my favourite store in London – Anthropologie – I was swooning over the lustre of mineral home accessories and bar essentials to step up your Christmas entertaining. I literally wanted everything! Geodes, marble and capiz shell are used in the design of precious […]

Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday Season

As the end of the year approaches, I’m taking time off from blogging to restore and relax but also to focus on what matters most: family life and time with friends. 2016 Has been very good to me so there is much to celebrate and reflect on. I would like to thank all my readers […]

Adding Greenery to the Christmas Decor

christmas evergreen

Now that my tree is up and all my ornaments are in place, it’s time to throw in the greenery. Using greenery not only livens up the place but also adds atmosphere because of the combination of the wonderful aromatic  evergreens. Eucalyptus, cedar, pine, juniper and balsam all have that distinct fragrance that draws you in […]

My Holiday Home 2016

Christmas decor

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas already. This year has really flew by. Like each year I would like to give my readers a peek into my home to show you how I’ve decorated for the holiday season. The decorations have been up a week now, and I’m still adding touches every day. I haven’t […]

A Christmas Home Decor inspired by the Middle East

It is always a challenge to decorate my home differently for the holidays. Each year I try to think of a theme that is new yet easily attainable with the decorations and accessories I already have. No one wants to buy a whole new collection of ornaments and baubles each year, I mean, where would […]