Category: Living

Want Wear Need Read in February

Can you believe it – where did this month go? I’ve been participating in a lot of interesting things this past month, met a lot of inspiring people, and I’m one step closer to finding the right path.

Last month I started this Want Wear Need Read series on the blog (to check out my list from January click here), and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this month’s edition with you here on Espresso Moments.

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Want – This month I really want these beautiful pink tablewear from the Mezzo collection by Casalinga. I would love to eat my breakfast from one of the items, and from a styling point of view, it would make taking pictures so much more fun.

Wear – I would love to wear this black Mila bag from Coccinelle on my arm. I was looking for a smaller bag, but I fell in love with this one. If only my husband had bought this one for me on our wedding anniversary earlier this month, then I would have kept it.

Need – I really need a suitcase for our trip to Mallorca later this year. It’s a very practical thing, and I always travel with my leather bag. But somehow, I don’t think I can fit all of my things into that bag this time. I’ve got my heart set on a Samsonite Lite-Shock spinner 75 cm in black. It’s kind of expensive, but I just know I’ll have a suitcase for life. And I found it on sale, so right now I’m thinking: What am I waiting for?

ReadBig Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I mentioned earlier this week that I’ve been reading this fantastic book this month. I haven’t finished it yet, but I take it with me where ever I go (yup, I’ve got a printed edition – I’m old fashioned that way)

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Vacation time and DIY projects

I’ve got a few days of vacation time coming up this week. I’ve got a few projects planned for the week, but more importantly, the whole family is going to enjoy a few days off. Just relax and enjoy some time together.

It’s time for sleeping in, playing games, reading books, eating out and watching The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren with my daughter. We finished the book last week, and now we just need to find the movie somewhere.

Hopefully, my daughter will join me in some DIY projects. We’re planning a make over of her room, and it would be cool for her to create a few things for the room herself. I kind of like these paper fruit prints made out of colored tissue paper. Find out how to make them on The lovely drawer. diy-tissue-paper-fruit-art-3

Last weekend we moved a few things in her room, and I’ve been cleaning out some of her stuff yesterday. It’s time to add some new and fresh items and welcome spring. The sun has been shining all day yesterday, and I’ve even cleaned her room with one window open, while singing along to some music. What a fantastic time of the year we’re approaching.

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I’m collecting cool prints to make a picture wall in her room. This one is already in my boy’s room, but I think I’m going to add it in her room as well.

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My Etsy finds

On this wonderful Sunday, I’ve picked out a few cool finds, which I’ve found in different Etsy shops. This time I’ve selected things I would love to add to our own home. You can never get too many mugs, and the But first coffee mug, would be a cool mug for an office. I’m still adding plants to our home, and I loved the set of hex spora at first sight. Also, I’m never able to find doormats that I like, but the sparkle one is actually quite perfect.

I’ve been thinking about knitting a large blanket like the grey one. But I’m more tempted to buy it this time, and start knitting something else instead. The pillow case and the picture would look good in my cozy corner.
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Set of 3 Hex Spora | The coolest coffee mug – But first Coffee mug – if you are a tea drinker, then there’s one for you as well – But first tea mug | A doormat that will add a bit of sparkle to your life – Don’t forget your sparkle doormat

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Large chunky knit blanket | Grey textured pillow cover (30×50 cm, 19,6×11.8 inch) | Black and White Photography – The Stairs at the End of the World

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Me before you – trailer

I know I normally don’t write about movies here, but I was just watching the official trailer for the movie Me before you, based on the novel by Jojo Moyes. The novel had me weeping for quite some time. The last novel, which made me cry like this was A crack in forever by Jeannie Brewer, which you should read, if you haven’t already.

I have to see the movie, to see if it can live up to the book – it’ll be in cinemas June 3, 2016.

 

The bag from Zara

Do you remember the super cute bag from Zara, which I showed you in this post? The one from their ss16 girls collection. Well, I went back a few days later to find out that it was sold out.

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A few days later, I still thought about the bag, and I went back. This time it was back in stock, and I hit ‘Buy’ so fast, you wouldn’t believe it. Now I’m waiting for it to arrive.

And no, I didn’t buy it for my girl, I hope that I can use it as a small bag myself. If not, then I’m pretty sure she’ll be more than willing to take it off my hands and use it herself.

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Inspired by fashion

Last week I was inspired by the fashion industry. It all started when I found a very interesting book Love Style Life by Garance Doré. I’ve been reading about it here on sfgirlbybay, and I felt very inspired and had to read the book. It’s now on my wishlist – I don’t know how long I can keep it there without buying it.

Then a few days later, I came across a video on YouTube, where Alexa Chung reveals fashion industry secrets. If you’ve got an hour, you should check it out.