CYBER WEEK SHOPPING: GET 25% OFF FROM MADEWELL

It’s Cyber Week and I will be posting some of the best deals. Today we kick-off with Madewell who offers a 25% off with code DEALWITHIT (valid until 25 November). Here are some of my favorite items:

1. Plaid Blanket Scarf | 2. Velvet Bow Boots | 3. Star and Moon Necklace | 4. Large Glass Candle | 5. Star and Moon Stud Earrings | 6. Striped Cashmere Beanie | 7. Chain Crossbody Bag | 8. Pink Suede Mules | 9. Tassel Blanket | 10. Scarlett Tall Boot in Suede | 11. Starscape Scarf | 12. Veja Sneakers.

CYBER WEEK SHOPPING: 40% OFF AT J.CREW

J. Crew is offering a 40% discount through 22 November. I have my eye on this Fair Isle cardigan coat. Above and below some other favorites. Above: faux fur leopard coat

1. faux fur leopard coat | 2. heart lake t-shirt | 3. classic denim jacket | 4. Gola sneakers | 5. Cabana sunglasses | 6. leopard calf hair skirt | 7. metallic gold ankle boots | 8. saddle bag | 9. coat in Italian boiled wool | 10. toothpick jean | 11. high rise jean | 12. merino wool sweater

open back sweater

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: FORMAKAMI PENDANT BY &TRADITION

&Tradition’s Formakami JH5 pendant light is Jaime Hayón’s modern take on classic Asian paper lanterns. His aim was to create a light pendant that illuminates people’s lives both literally and symbolically. The white colour of the shade emphasizes the lightness of rice paper and the open bottom maximizes the amount of light. Black stained oak rings give Formakami’s handmade shade a pleasant rhythm. Hayón, known for his playful designs, has combined round shapes in different sizes, and the end result is a collection of three unique pendant lights.

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PLANNING OUR CANADA TRIP: ANY ADVICE?

Dear Canadian readers and Canada travel experts, Canada has been on my travel bucket list for a long time. And now our son is 8 years old I think it will be a good time to visit this beautiful country next summer (July/August 2019). I have started planning our trip but I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the information. So I thought that perhaps you can help! As we ‘only’ have 3 weeks we have time for just a few highlights. Places that we want definitely want to visit are Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Jasper NP and Banff NP. So we have a rough itinerary (Vancouver area + Rocky Mountains) and any tips are very welcome but where I need especially help with is deciding on the camp grounds, the ‘must do’s and see’s, excursions (whale watching for example), activities suitable and fun for an 8 year old boy. We will be traveling by camper but also want to stay a few nights in a beautiful lodge or ranch. Your advice and tips will be very much appreciated. You can leave a comment but if you prefer you can also send me an email. Thank you VERY much!

Image credit: Lake Emerald by S.Tuchiwsky

THE SURFRIDER: A CALIFORNIA BEACH HOUSE HOTEL

Located on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway in California (USA), across the street from the world-famous Surfrider beach, The Surfrider is a modern California Beach House, inspired by the picturesque Malibu landscape and rich heritage of California surf culture. Personifying Malibu’s historic beach-town community, the complete redesign of the original 1950s-era motel has transformed The Surfrider into a contemporary boutique hotel with 20 rooms that gives guests an unparalleled and elevated visit to Malibu. The Surfrider definitely has set a new standard for relaxed coastal living!

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BEST HOME DECOR ITEMS BY URBAN OUTFITTERS

Their clothes section isn’t my cup of tea but Urban Outfitters has a surprisingly great home decor collection. I especially like their rugs, throws, pillows, bedding and accessories such as mirrors. With the holiday (gift) season in mind I have collected some of favorite items in this post. Above: tufted rug used as wall art | tufted tassel pillow

cotton rug | tassel throw blanket in beige “| amethyst tea light candle holder | pillow cases with border trim

border trim comforter | pillow cases with border trim | tufted tassel pillow in beige | tufted rug used as wall art

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A SCANDINAVIAN APARTMENT WITH A VINTAGE TOUCH

Swedish real estate websites are a great source of inspiration, especially if you have a thing for Scandinavian interiors. Like this lovely Swedish home which was found on Bjufors. In this apartment contemporary elements are combined with classic features such as the ceiling mouldings and the old parquet floor. This, together with the custom built wooden elements and vintage furniture pieces, give character to the home.

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