Month: August 2015

Outdoor Kitchen

Green Living trends should be the top priority when buying  a house. Embrace the outdoor lifestyle and bring the  green elements indoors to freshen up your decor in a a natural way. How do you do this? It’s simple! Just set up a small kitchen garden! The outdoors is a worth while investment  for combining the happiness of shared meals with the wonder of nature !

Sebastian Roché

Interview: Robert Piper Robert Piper: What inspires you? Sebastian Roché: The greatest source of inspiration for me recently has been my wife; she is the love of my life, my best friend, and my most ardent supporter. I am lucky enough to be married to someone who I believe in totally and who believes in me totally. Her every-morning smiles and encouragements inspire me to be a better man and to work harder every day. RP: What is the hardest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life? SR: I would have to say that my divorce was an incredibly difficult experience in my life, but I am truly thankful for it. It made me a stronger and better person. RP: How do you stay healthy? SR: I am very careful about what I eat, and I exercise pretty much every day, whether it be rock-climbing, running, Muay Thai, yoga, horse riding, stand-up paddleboarding, or plain and simple working out. I am extremely active and conscious of not eating any processed foods. Everything fresh, organic, …

Everything in the Bag !

THEA THEA BAGS If you are cruising the grocery store aisles, or you need something fashionable and functional,  or just need a cute tote to carry your gear to yoga class, these  cute bags are for you!! Midori Canvas Handbag – Ghana Best of Both Reusable Shopping Bag from: Dot & Bo Cream & Rouge Tote Bag from: Zulily   Day Trip It and Reverse It Bag from: ModCloth   To avoid cross-contamination when using reusable shopping bags, designate specific bags for specific items.Choose machine-washable nylon bags for carrying meat products,since these bags need to be disinfected on a regular basis. Wash them in hot water in the washing machine to get them germ-free and clean.

Sweet Potato and Fig Tart

This delicious tart is a light dish to be served with a speedy green salad. Just perfect for summer! Serve  6 Ingredients For the pastry: 150g white spelt flour, plus extra for dusting 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 75g organic unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 30g walnuts, bashed to a fine crumb For the filling: 4 large eggs 100ml milk 150g crème fraiche 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 small sweet potatoes (approx 300-400g weight) 3 small, ripe figs 100g Comté cheese, grated 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme 3/4 tsp sea salt and freshly ground black pepper  Directions To make the pastry: Place the walnuts and half the flour in a food processor and blitz until fine. Add the processed mixture to a bowl with the flour and salt. Rub in the butter until you achieve a breadcrumb texture (or blend in a food processor). Add enough cold water to make the mixture come together to form a firm dough, and then rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured …

How to Decorate a Laundry Room

The laundry room  is typically a forgotten part of the house; which is reserved to store all that we no longer use and all the mess of the house. However, a functional and beautiful laundry can give a special touch to your home.   Although it is an area that needs to be conveniently used, laundry rooms can indeed be decorated using vibrant colors, beautiful accessories, wall papers, plants, and even wall stickers.   Cabinets and shelves are totally necessary. Invest in durable and functional pieces. Wooden benches are also recommended for these areas, which in some projects can serve as support for buckets and even ironing boards. Wall stickers give a touch of fun to the environment. You can use a theme or neutral tones. Informal art is  also welcome on  laundry room walls.   The rugs are completely necessary in laundry rooms, and can leave a much more beautiful environment. There are no rules for decorating this environment. The most important thing is that a laundry room is a nice place in the house, as …