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A Much-Needed Summer Makeover for Your Kids’ Room

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After a long school year, your kid’s room deserves some relaxing and joyful vibes that would only make it a summer heaven for them. Whether you have a beautiful princess or a cute little boy, a summer makeover is much needed to give your children a break from the serious atmosphere of studying and welcome them into the world of fun that awaits them.

Since it’s definitely a hard task – if not an impossible one – to change all of the furniture in your kid’s room, it can successfully be achieved by adding some accessories that spread joy in every one of its corners. This way, your kids can certainly welcome their friends to their realm, where fun and happiness fill the place.

From a rug to a play table, a wall piece or funky suitcases that reflect the vacation spirit, the list of accessories that can turn your little ones’ bedroom upside down is endless. And to make this mission easier on you, we have narrowed down a list of items that can prove your ability to be a super mom. Check out our picks and get ready for a radical makeover filled with summer fun!

Rice A/S pack of 3 suitcases 
Via Alexandalexa.com
 
Circu, Bird stool
 
Pottery Barn Kids, T-Rex RAWR! Wall Art by Minted®
 
Liewood, Rabbit Ella fabric basket
Via Alexandalexa.com
 
AFK Furniture, Lorelei bed linens by Matouk
 
Jox, Be Happy light box
Via Alexandalexa.com
 
Bambizi, Chinoiserie Garden wall mural
 
Kinder Modern, USSR rocker
 
Circu, Booboo swing sofa
 
Rice A/S, Giraffe vase
Via Alexandalexa.com
 
Pottery Barn Kids, Carolina small play table
 
AFK Furniture, Safari waste basket
 
Bambizi, Thalia Cherry Blossom wall sticker
 
Kinder Modern, Rainbow pouf
 
Circu, Sky rug

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Books We Love – Guy Bourdin: Image Maker

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Photography highlights the beauty of an element, and the same applies to fashion. Fashion photographers are artists that capture the magnificence of a look – just like writers find a way to communicate their message through words. Guy Bourdin is one of the most important photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Extending the boundaries of creativity in fashion photography, his inspiring career is all about capturing images that are distinctive, intense and unforgettable.

Originally a painter, he taught himself to be a photographer and enriched the world of art with his unique vision. Timelessness is at the heart of his photographs, which are quite powerful. His avant-gardist vision led him to be renowned as the photographer who made the product a secondary element to the image. From his long career of magazine editorials to fifteen-year collaboration with the Charles Jourdan shoe company, he never failed to present the highlight of the image in the most challenging of ways.

With this story in mind, it’s only natural for a fashionista and an art enthusiast to invest in a book that celebrates his legacy through a rich selection of his iconic images as well as never-seen-before material.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Plan Your Perfect Engagement Party

You’ve been hinting at him to pop the question for as long as you can remember. And now, he finally did it. He proposed! Yay! With all the excitement and celebrations surrounding you, you’ve barely wrapped your head around the fact that you have countless events to plan – aside from the Big Day. We don’t want to bum you out, but it’s time to hit pause on the dream and to get your head in the game. After all, if you want to create soirees like never before, you’ve got to show everyone your A-game, don’t you think?

With that in mind, the first event you should probably start preparing is your engagement party. After you’ve announced to the world that you’ll soon be Mrs. X, there’s one thing and one thing only you should focus on: show your guests a little preview of what’s coming on your wedding day. Lucky for you, we’ve got the perfect little tips to make this first step a whole lot easier – and lighter – than it sounds. Bride-to-be, sit back, relax and let us guide you through your fabulous engagement party!

  1. So it’s your first wedding-related bash…how will you kick-start the celebrations? First things first; decide who’s actually hosting the engagement party. Traditionally, it’s the bride’s parents, but since we’re in the 21st century, anything can happen! Once you get that figured out, you’ll be able to plan according to your budget more freely.
  2. Pick a theme and a date for the soiree. Should it be a wintery one in preparation for a summer wedding or should it be a summery celebration with beachy vibes? Once you pick the theme, you’ll know approximately which date would suit you best.
  3. Now let’s talk guest-list. Don’t go all out by inviting everyone you’ve come across in your life. Let’s put it this way: if you don’t want them at your wedding, there’s no point for them to be present during your engagement party. Also, keep in mind that this particular party should be rather intimate and you don’t have to make it very grandiose.
  4. Now that you know approximately how many guests you’re inviting, you can probably think of the venue. The choices vary between indoor, outdoor or beach-related locations. After picking your venue, make sure you organize everything from the menu to the DJ and finally the decorations.
  5. Finally, pick out a dress that best suits your style and the theme of your engagement party! Don’t forget, you’re the star of the night so shine bright as always!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Wellness Taken to New Heights

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Wellness is one of the most sought-after things in modern days. Visiting spas and trying out treatments is the best thing we can do for ourselves with our busy lives, offering us a way to escape the daily stress our body and mind undergo. However, when you’re in deep need to pamper yourself, ordinary spas are too mainstream and your only way to truly enjoy a session of massage and wellness treatments is to head to a spa founded by an international beauty brand.

Taking both wellness and luxury to new heights, beauty brands explore their expertise and legacy in order to cater to you with the best treatments you could ask for. From immersing you in a world where elegance and sophistication reign supreme, to pampering you with their signature treatments, you have so many options to choose from.

Whether you’re on a short vacation and would like to make your getaway complete with a spa day or would like to take a day off and head to a place where you can escape the buzz of your daily life, we’ve gathered a list of 7 spas that you will certainly love!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Guerlain Spa, Trianon Palace – Versailles, France
 
Shiseido Spa, Four Seasons Hotel – Limassol, Cyprus
 
Dior Institut, Plaza Athénée – Paris, France
 
Spa Metropole by Givenchy, Metropole Hotel – Monte Carlo, Monaco
 
Spa Nuxe, La Villa des Orangers – Marrakech, Morocco
 
Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa, Marqués de Riscal Hotel – Spain
 
Spa by Clarins, Sainte Anne Resort – Seychelles

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When it’s Your Little Girl’s Bedtime

Putting your kid to bed is most probably the hardest task for a mom. As your kids are still excited from their daily activities and their playtime with friends, you might be about to lose your mind after a long day of exhausting work. Getting them to sleep becomes even harder with the beginning of the school year, as we’re not only talking about a whole day of activities, but rather a whole season.

With this in mind, reading them a book would be a great way to calm them down and give them a beautiful story to dream about at night. This is not all, as bedtime stories enhance their imagination, encourage their love for reading – which is what every mother wishes for, increase their attention and improve their writing skills.

For girls, the ideal bedtime story would be one that counts the adventures of princesses. And if your daughter is a little bit older and has interests, she would be more than happy to listen to a story about her interests.

Below, we have picked 7 stories for your daughter – and you of course, because happy kids, make happier moms!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

5-Minute Princess Stories
Via Shopdisney.com
 
Little Big Girl  
Photo Courtesy of Claireonacloud.com
 
Little Ted's Big Heart  
Via Makebelieveideas.com
 
My Very First Story Time: The Three Little Pigs: A fairy tale for reading aloud  
Available at Virgin Megastore
 
5-Minute Peppa Stories 
Via Amazon.com
 
Once Upon a Cloud  
Photo Courtesy of Claireonacloud.com
 
Sparkle Town Fairies: Rosie the Ruby Fairy  
Via Makebelieveideas.com

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Gucci’s New Bag Collection Sets the Tone for a Stylish Season Ahead

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Sponsored by Gucci

When it comes to fashion that speaks to the most modern of women, Gucci certainly tops the list. For Autumn/Winter 2019-2020, the Italian fashion house introduces a selection of bags that will make their way on to every stylish lady’s wish-list! From newly debuted styles to evolved ones, there is something for everyone.

This collection brings to life new materials and graphic patterns, while the timeless grey color makes its enchanting debut. However, the authentic Gucci feel never fails to prove its presence in these novelties. Everyday style? Check. Practicality? Check. Versatility? Check. So, what more could we ask for?

To explore these new creations and immerse you furthermore in the Gucci world, we have captured some of our favorite bags that will certainly make you fall under their spell from the very first sight. They are modern, they are stylish and multi-functional, and they are simply Gucci!

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