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2017 Intents

Every new year, I re-read this post on goal setting. And every year it reminds me not to set any. Author James Clear describes goals as self-sabotaging, in the sense that they effectively state that you must achieve x by the time x, or else you fail. Instead, he places importance on sticking to systems that constantly…

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Rosé Mulled Wine

When the temperatures drop in preparation for the holidays, I love a steaming cup of anything from apple cider to hot chocolate. But it wasn’t until I started visiting European Christmas Markets that I fell in love with mulled wine (or glühwein as they say in Germany!). It’s basically Christmas in a glass, with spiced red wine…

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Girl’s Gift Guide: What she really wants

I pride myself on giving really personalised gifts. I try hard to find something that speak’s to the recipient’s personality and passions. Obviously not all gift sets appeal to every girl! But if there’s a female on your gift list this year who’s either an avid traveler, a fashionista, a girl boss, or just one with a…

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Moving On From Malta

The time has come to move on. Literally. We’ve decided that we’re ready to move from Malta, and this little rock we’ve called home for the past three years. The decision did not come easily, but a number of factors aligned together that lead us to come to this conclusion. Of course, it will be bittersweet. We’ll be leaving…

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A Girl’s Guide to Amsterdam: de Pijp

This is part of a three-post series on our favourite spots in 3 of the best neighbourhood’s of Amsterdam. For the other two parts, click here for the Guide to Jordaan, and here for the Guide to the 9 Streets. De Pijp area is the ultimate cool-girl’s spot. Not only is it heavily residential, but…

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A Girl’s Guide to Amsterdam: 9 Straatjes

If you’re looking for shopping, then the ‘De Negen Straatjes’ (or The 9 Streets) is where you should head to. It’s store after store of boutiques, one-off shops, and a few great chains that make the cut, dotted with some great restaurants and cafes in between. I found myself coming back to this area again…

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A Girl’s Guide to Amsterdam 1: JORDAAN

Amsterdam has officially risen to the top of my favourite cities list. The architecture is unparalleled. The food is divine. The shopping is insane. And the way of life seemed to be ideal. Strolling along anyone of the canal-lined streets, you’ll notice that houses’ front doors are open, the curtains are not drawn shut, and children…

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Bloody Acai Halloween Cocktail

Whether you’re throwing a party this year, or just need something to sip on while dishing candy out to the trick & treaters, then this ‘Bloody Acai’ cocktail is for you. The acai berry puree gives it a deep rich purple colour (not to mention a serious antioxidant boost!), as well as a cloudy look…

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Silk Slip in Shoreditch

I instantly fell in love with this pink silk slip the moment I saw it. The only problem was it was in the nightgown section. And I had no intention of wearing it to sleep, but all the inclination to wear it out on the street. The solution? A plain white tshirt dress underneath, and done!…

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