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  • Cookbook therapy

  • I love browsing through cookbooks. It is nice to play with different ideas about servings that could be for forthcoming, or sometimes just imaginary, parties. I find myself in this pursuit especially when I am hungry :) Also, reading cookbooks in bed before going to sleep is relaxing. By doing so, you can get the best [...]
  • Midsummer Spells

  • Happy Midsummer’s Eve to everyone. If you do not have anything special to do, you could try one of the Finnish Midsummer spells. At Midsummer, according to Finnish folklore you should place seven different flowers under your pillow for the night if you wish to see your future spouse in your dreams. Good luck :)
  • Cake party under the summer sun

  • What would be more delightful than enjoying a piece of cake with whipped cream and sweet strawberries accompanied with an ice-cold and refreshing lemonade! I cannot think of anything :) We had a little afternoon party with these treats. This combo is not only serving your sweet tooth but also cheers up your eyes! Lilac[...]
  • Lily of the valley - A scent of forgotten romances

  • The Lily of valley is definitely a flower with character. In my mind this character is romantic and connected to old-world love stories. Somehow I feel that Lily of the valley is burdened by its unique, adorable, sweet scent which has been chosen to delight so many air fresheners not so successfully. However if you hap[...]
  • The Grand Trianon

  • The Grand Trianon was built in 1687 by Jules Hardouin Mansart on a site called “Porcelain Trianon” in Versailles. Louis XIV had erected this site earlier to escape the pomp and rigid formality of court. Today the atmosphere is still unique. It is cozy, sweet and grand all at the same time. The surrounding gardens are f[...]
  • Marie-Antoinette's estate

  • The Queen’s residence in Versailles in France is an adorable retreat where lived and was loved by the wife of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette. The place was given as a gift by Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette used it to create herself a rural bubble outside the strict court etiquette that she did not fancy. Today the bubble [...]
  • Oh I'm just peachy! An orange, peach and baby pink parlour

  • I have already for a long time wanted to create a peachy interior. Maybe you can remember from a previous post that this living room used to be decorated with aqua and turquoise but when the spring sun started spreading its warmth through the windows, I felt that something sunny was needed to clear away all remaining w[...]