DIY tile coasters

I told you about a week ago, I try to travel light. However, for some reason it always seems to go OK on the way there but I get carried away shopping wherever I am (excuses such as “can’t get this at home”, “it’s the perfect souvenir” and “because I can’t not” come up on a regular basis) meaning that the way back is usually a teeeeeny bit lot heavier. My … Continue reading

(Part 1) À la Madinina

Long time no speak as they say ! What day is it again ? What time is it ? Where am I ????!! Oh yes, back in London. In the rain. Boo. You may have guessed, my holiday in Martinique was DREAMY. A week of Summer in Winter, what more could you ask for ? It’s the first time I have traveled to another season and run away from the … Continue reading

Read it : Eat, Pray, Love

Reading is one of my love-hate relationships. It’s as simple as this : I read an average of one full book a year… But I thoroughly enjoy that one book and remember the details forever and ever. However, working hard to improve my writing skills and considering I’m a published author myself, I figured I should probably try harder and have written a list of classics I want to read … Continue reading

What is your beauty minimum ? #MyNude

At a time when pro tips and low cost makeup seem to be taking over the world, you would think we now have the key to maximum beauty. But wait…. What’s that I hear ? The new trend is NUDE ? Yep, not natural, nude. As in ditch all that stuff you spent a year’s salary on and go to the shops stark naked. Hmmm… More easily said than done, … Continue reading

DIY how to make a hanger into a plant hanger

Less is more, so we are told… So for our “minimalist” week, I thought I’d try and make something from “nothing”. We are surrounded by useful objects in our day-to-day life and by simply changing the way you look at something, you can make all sorts of things without stepping foot in a single shop. Change your perspective and old tights become a headband, or a bad bus ride becomes … Continue reading


Isn’t it funny how even the “less is more” trend has us craving for new. Here is my list of “back to basic” needs… 1. A yellow Pliage Longchamp. I have had the black one for years and it is so reliable… I just can’t resist the new lemon version. 2. Une Beauty have brought out nail polishes inspired by the colour of skin. Nice and nude, gotta try it. 3. I … Continue reading

Travelling light !

I’m full of excitement as I write to you this morning since, after months of anticipation, the day has finally come for me and Mr Marcel to fly off to Martinique ! Caribbean, here we come ! Meanwhile, there’ll still be lots to see on the blog as I have prepared a whole week of articles for Clones N Clowns. This week we’ll be discussing something I have given a … Continue reading

Healthy Brunch : Quinoa Banana Pancakes (gluten free)

One of the huge risks I face when Winter lasts too long is comfort food… It’s so warm and, well… Comforting. It’s hard to resist. However I know it’s nearly bikini-diet time so I thought I’d end this cosy week with a comforting yet healthy brunch recipe. Now I cannot garantee there is no fat in this recipe, pancakes without butter simply wouldn’t be pancakes (unless you have a miracle … Continue reading

DIY Homemade nourishing rosehip face mask

If you have never heard of or used rosehip essential oil before, you’re in for a treat. It will sooth your skin better than anything else. I have already admitted I’m a huge rose fan, in fact my rose water face steam would be perfect to use before this mask. There’s nothing like a home spa to cheer you up on a cold, rainy day ! Rosehip oil is a very … Continue reading

Warm almond milk with honey

Hello lovelies and before we get started a huge THANK YOU for all your lovely tweets and messages about yesteday’s customised socks. I’m so pleased you like the simple yet sweet DIY, I wore my socks proud all day long ! ♡ Today we’re keeping up with our cocooning week with a healthy yet soothing recipe. After all, staying healthy is the best form of relaxation going… This almond milk is … Continue reading