Sparkle #189: Dress up your Phone for Summer!

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Summer is here! It’s time to update your wardrobe, diet, makeup and everything else with lighter, brighter and breezier options which are in line with the season. This includes your gadget screens as well. My previous wallpaper round-up post got a lot of hits, so today I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #187: Floral Dresses for a Romantic Summer

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Summer is around the corner, and what better way to update your style than with a fresh and flirty floral dress? I love floral prints and am always looking for an excuse to incorporate them in my wardrobe. Floral dresses (especially maxis) make for soft, romantic… Continue Reading

Sparkle #108: A Pink & Blue Summer

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I am in love with two colors this summer: dreamy lavender pink and ice cold blue. There’s something about pairing pink and blue together, whichever shade or hue you might pick, it almost always works! And when you pair lighter shades of pink… Continue Reading

Sparkle #105: Thick Milkshakes for Summer

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I just discovered this amazing website called Bitememore which features several fun recipes you can easily make at home. In summers, I prefer liquids and try to drink my meals rather than eat them. I was looking for thick milkshake recipe ideas when I stumbled upon their website.… Continue Reading

Sparkle #104: Cool Summer Sunglasses

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I love sunglasses! They are probably my all time favorite fashion accessory. They have definite functional and fashion benefits which makes them an essential part of any wardrobe. They protect our eyes from sunburn and prevent early wrinkles by helping us avoid squinting. A… Continue Reading

Sparkle #88: Hello Summer!

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Hello folks, how is your week coming along? It’s ‘In Vogue’ Wednesday on the blog today, so here is some mid-week inspiration which will remind you of the weekend and hopefully pace up the rest of your week! June is here and the beach is calling! Summer… Continue Reading

Sparkle #205: Jazz It Up!

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“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t identify with the power of music? Music is an art form which deeply touches your mind, heart and soul. Irrespective of genre and artist… Continue Reading

Sparkle #204: Spring has Sprung!

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Hello beautiful people, are you ready for spring? I know I am! Today is the Spring Equinox, which marks the beginning of spring across the world. Today is one of the only two days in the year when the day and… Continue Reading

Sparkle #203: Hey 2017 – Let’s Do This!

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Happy 2017 to all you happy, shiny people! There’s something about 2017 that’s got me all excited and optimistic – this year feels like it’s going to be magical. Or maybe this is just the hope that kicks in with the start… Continue Reading

Sparkle #200: Colorful Buildings I Want To Visit

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Color always makes me happy!  I go crazy with the camera when I spot a multicolored building during my travels. There are many wonderfully constructed, artistic, multi-hued buildings around the world – a testament to the amazing talent of creative artists everywhere. For today’s post, I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #198: Fourth of July Sparkler Photography

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The Fourth of July weekend is just round the corner, and if you have not planned a mini getaway, then chances are you are having a nice summer party at home! If you plan to spend your weekend chilling with… Continue Reading

Out With The Old, In With The New

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I am writing this post from a room which is bare, empty and feels cold, even though today is a particularly warm summer day. All the paraphernalia on my desk has been packed in boxes, and the pictures and postcards on the walls have… Continue Reading

Googlebun Fridays (Week 15)

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Happy Friday everyone! Below are my top picks from the web for this week, what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Chocolate Berry Pavlova | Charcoal face mask | Veg Cheeseburger Pizza | Crafts for little Yogis | City lights… Continue Reading

Googlebun Fridays (Week 14)

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Happy Friday everyone! Below are my top picks from the web for this week, what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! 30 minute walking challenge | Pill capsule cookies | Crazy chic bun | How to style a red lip… Continue Reading

Sparkle #184: Easter Traditions for a Fun Holiday

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The last week of March is such a fabulous week. The weather starts clearing up, spring is round the corner and all around the world people are celebrating fun festivals like Holi or Easter! I read somewhere that Easter is a… Continue Reading

Sparkle #179: Pant Suits in Bright Colors

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Nothing says business quite like a tailored and well fitted pant suit! I am not much of a jeans/pants person – I prefer dresses over jeans any day. In fact it’s been a while since I brought a regular pair of… Continue Reading

Googlebun Fridays (Week 6)

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Happy Friday everyone! Below are my top picks from the web for this week, what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Portable breakfasts | Crochet slippers | Ikea’s valentine’s day | Kickstart productivity | V-day cocktails for 2016 | Garlic… Continue Reading

Sparkle #174: Rose Quartz & Serenity Mood Board

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Pantone recently released it’s colors for 2016, and I am delighted! Rose quartz and serenity make for a light and airy combination which can not only exist by itself, but also easily mix with other colors to create eye catching palettes. That sounds believable,… Continue Reading

Sparkle #171: Daily Inspiration Jar DIYs

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January is a month for new promises, fresh starts and inspiration to be a better “you” in the new year. But as the months roll by and we get caught in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we forget these reminders / resolutions and quickly… Continue Reading

Sparkle #136: Disco Gypsy at Paris Fashion Week

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Fashion Week is upon us again and this time the runway is setup in Paris! My favorite show at Paris has almost always been Manish Arora’s ready to wear Spring Summer preview. Kitschy, psychedelic and colorful – his trademark style… Continue Reading

Sparkle #135: Amazing Waffles at Virginia Beach

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I have mentioned a couple of times how much I love fall and winter. I am also equally fond of spring! However, I don’t like the hot season much. But the one thing I do love about summer is the beach. If you… Continue Reading

GoogleBun Fridays: Week 39 Favorites

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Happy Friday folks! Below are my top picks from the web for this week; what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Five best pizzas in NYC. Bold lips for Fall. Ideas for ‘Me time’. Roasted Buddha Bowl Recipe. Create more… Continue Reading

Sparkle #133: Starbucks Fall Frappuccino

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Coffee is to fall what lemonade is to summer! And if that coffee is coming from Starbucks, I might just end up having more than one cup! I am a huge Starbucks fan girl, so I was super excited to discover… Continue Reading

Sparkle #123: Last few days at the Beach

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Summer is quickly making way for fall, and while I cannot wait for the air to get cooler and the days to get shorter, I will definitely miss one thing about summer – the lovely, lazy, long days spent at the beach! The… Continue Reading

GoogleBun Fridays: Week 34 Favorites

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Happy Friday folks! Below are my top picks from the web for this week; what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Summer galettes. ‘Shelfie‘ inspiration. DIY gem chalks. Coloring = De-stressing. Art from empty bottles. Find cheap airline tickets. Train… Continue Reading

GoogleBun Fridays: Week 33 Favorites

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Happy Friday folks! Below are my top picks from the web for this week; what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Fascinating owl matchboxes. Chocolate peanut butter cake. Post Yoga recipe ideas. Shop in Yolk, L.A. Cold brewed iced coffee recipe. 101+… Continue Reading

Sparkle #111: Take part in La Tomatina

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It’s August, which means we are nearing the end of summer! As the season slows down, take some time off from your hectic schedule for one last summer break! And what better place to celebrate summer than Spain? Every year, on the… Continue Reading

GoogleBun Fridays: Week 31 Favorites

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Happy Friday folks! Below are my top picks from the web for this week; what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! How to enjoy Paris solo. Cinnamon sugar funnel cake recipe – Hot this week! Be the best version of yourself.… Continue Reading