Friday, September 19, 2014

Carrot Cupcakes

Yum yum! Cupcakes are here, Carrot Cupcakes with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
The recipe has been adapted from "Vegan cupcakes take over the world. 75 dairy-free recipes for cupcakes that rule." by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. I've started with this quite simple recipe on page 51, and, with such a fantastic start as it has turned out to be, I'm very intrigued to try all other 74 recipes! Ok, now here the heroes of the day are! ;)
*... i used a ready-made pastry dough, light and fluffy, containing all these ingredients (those marked with an asterisk), including even raisins.
** ... i always use ghee for baking instead of butter or margarine (as suggested in this book), -- it's 100% healthy and, as in the case with these little cuppies, I believe it's the ghee that has contributed to an exceptional moisture and tenderness of the dough.

Friday, September 5, 2014

ISHARYA JEWELRY CRUSH +...

... this Summer, having been rich with exciting events and bright impressions (i've often been too busy even to remember clicking pics!), now seems to have been so fleeting to me! Yes, we are helplessly falling into Autumn again, towards its jewel tones, tasty scents and warm stories to write and live! 
But, meanwhile (though, you know, summer moods are never far away from my blog:), a hand-picked selection of dreamy images, an eye-catching little reminiscence of the golden sunny days, featuring an Indian premium jewelry brand ISHARYA & some shoots from a fashion editorial ‘Daughter of the Desert’ lensed in Morocco by Alexander James... enjoy!
"... Inspired by India’s intricate and vibrant style, ISHARYA blends modern techniques with heirloom details to create on trend, high quality, gold-plated costume jewelry that is provocative and sophisticated, yet available at accessible price points..."
Fashion photo shoot credits: Production & Styling: Pearl & Godiva / The Gowns: Samuelle Couture / Bespoke Headpiece: Opal & Owl / Props: Pearl & Godiva / Hair & Make-up: Sarah Lanagan / Location Les Cigognes, Morocco & La Pause, Marrakech
"... With the co-founders, sisters-in-law Gauri and Radhika Tandon, based in Silicon Valley and Mumbai, each ISHARYA collection strives to express a California chic aesthetic with the allure of Bollywood glam for a truly global feel..."
"... Isharya Collections can be found in over 50 countries including Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Boutique1, Anthropologie and MyTheresa.com..."
ABALONE CLUSTER BIB NECKLACE @ $ 448, 00 "... Shimmering abalone is balanced by citrine glass, both carefully nestled in a golden shell..."
... CARVED PINK FIORE MIRROR CUFF$198.00 CORAL FROST PYRAMID LUXE STATEMENT CUFF$198.00
Handcrafted with abalone, citrine glass, and 18k gold plated brass. - See more at: http://www.isharya.com/abalone-cluster-bib-necklace/#sthash.qYzZDQg3.dpuf
Shimmering abalone is balanced by citrine glass, both carefully nestled in a golden shell. - See more at: http://www.isharya.com/abalone-cluster-bib-necklace/#sthash.qYzZDQg3.dpuf
Shimmering abalone is balanced by citrine glass, both carefully nestled in a golden shell. - See more at: http://www.isharya.com/abalone-cluster-bib-necklace/#sthash.qYzZDQg3.dpuf
Shimmering abalone is balanced by citrine glass, both carefully nestled in a golden shell. - See more at: http://www.isharya.com/abalone-cluster-bib-necklace/#sthash.qYzZDQg3.dpuf
other useful links you might be interested in:
http://instagram.com/isharya  ❁  https://www.facebook.com/Isharya.inc  ❁  http://blog.isharya.com/blog

Monday, August 18, 2014

FYUNKA ♥ فيونكة

Get to know my next favourite brand -- FYUNKA (meaning 'bow' in Arabic). It's a Jeddah based fashion line offering lots of eye-catching accessories like bags, pouches, phone cases, pillows, jewelry etc, featuring funny, cartoon-like style characters and designs "influenced by pop culture and inspired by Khaleeji insights." 
↑ ... Oud Bottles Pendants! a smart collaboration with Aghuph.com
... charming must-haves! -- nice fabric purse, oud pillows (one cannot have too many!), 
a transparent bag and... a lovely lady sitting on a chair, so cute! :)
... and how do you like these architecture-inspired jewelry pieces? i'm loving all their small geometric details joined together into playful, freestyle shapes...
↑ ... adorable bags and such a lovely Burqa pillow!

Now, all the Fyunka links summary:
www.facebook.com/Fyunka www.instagram.com/fyunka www.aghuph.com/
www.fyunka.co/