My October Favourites

I have so many things on my October Favorites that it takes looong time to go through all of them. But hey let’s begin now! :-) So, starters I got to say that I fell in love with Mango this month, I’ve never really been a huge Mango admirer but somehow they just got me lured into their team! :D I think I found a wardrobe stables store even, they got so many really good quality basics with just a hint higher price than the regular high street store, I think it’s almost the same price as Zara just better quality in my opinion. So first I want to talk about my Lumi Accessories bag, it’s quality bag, unfortunately in real leather which is not my favorite, but it is vegetable tanned so a bit more friendlier to the environment and should last literally forever that’s what I’ve heard at least! I just added my lovely all time favorite Chloe key ring as a decoration, it adds cuteness to the highest point! Second I want to open up and talk about Lumene beauty products, they got really good everyday products from skincare to make-up. I’ve newly found them as before I never really enjoyed their brand image or the packaging but nowadays it’s so much fresher and modern. I love their CC foundation cream and also the high lighting pen is super handy! ( I mainly use it after the gym as it’s small and quick to apply foundation pen. ) Third, Mango but I guess I already covered that at the beginning…! Lol.. Fourth, I got some Elf products while I was in CPH as they got them super affordable there something like few pounds each item so that is a real bargain in my opinion as they are great quality as well. The Body Shop bronzer is also my all time favorite. Fifth, I got these cards at a Copenhagen Trade Show in August this year, they got so many cool new brands but I did not really do any shopping as I was there just to sort of browse and take a look what they had this year. Sixth, TreSemme haircare is a super cheap and quality products, I go for this breakage defence deep conditioner every time and also the Gliss Glossing high shine shampoo is worth trying. Seventh, I had my blonde moment! :D So I tried and tested John Frieda Highlighting shampoo and Schwartzkopf Blonde refresher mousse, they both worked pretty well, especially the toner is definitely worth trying out if you got some yellow or orange brazzy tones you want to get rid of.  Eight, The triple conditioners I fell in love! These are deep conditioning and repairing hair masks (Freeman, Fructis & Klippoteket)that smell so fruity and exotic you don’t want to wash off, even if you wash your hair the smell remains for about 24h so it is a nice add on. My boyfriend always says he likes how I smell when I’ve used any of these conditioning masks! ( just a cool tip for you! ;-) Ninth, the triple hair treatment repair team, these products work well if you use them daily, so I try to apply the Schwarzkopf BB hair balm first on a towel dry hair or dry hair, then comb through and spray some Gliss gloss repair leave-in conditioner just finish your ends with the TreSemme keratin oil. Do not try to use the oil more than once a day, it can easily over-do your hair and then your hair becomes more dry actually. Tenth, more Mango again…I love the bodycon dress and polkadot oversize knit in black and white!

Have a lovely day! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidie

Cinnamon Latte & Pancakes

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Hope you are having a great week so far! :-) Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices and I love to sort of sprinkle some cinnamon on top of pancakes and frothy latte or cappuccino. It’s an all time favorite, every year around this time I start to obsess about cinnamon and then it get’s me on my Christmas mood! So as soon as the snow hit the streets and I can smell the cinnamon in the air, I get the festive bug in me. This year I am planning to do a healthy November just before the festive season in December so that my body gets a little rest before all the Christmas and New Years Eve parties.

To make Cinnamon Pancakes just make a pancake dough 2 dl soya milk, 0,5 dl wheat flour, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 0,5 tsp salt, 2-3 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbls oil. Use oil as much as you need or use soya butter. Just sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon on top. To make a frothy latte, pour fresh espresso into a coffee mug and add frothy semi skimmed milk ( or almond/soya milk) and just sprinkle some cinnamon on top & enjoy! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidie

October Wishlist

October Wishlist

This month I have so many items on my wishlist! I absolutely love Charlotte Olympia shoes, they are so pretty and cute, there are so many cool ones that it’s hard to choose which ones are the best, I think they all are equally gorgeous!

So let’s start, here’s my wishlists for October…

Bags

1. Charlotte Olympia cute peach bag, 2. Valentino rockstud wristlet clutch, 3. Stella McCartney falabella bag, 4. Victoria Beckham liberty textured tote, 5. Sophia Webster I do I don’t bag, 6. Edie Parker flavia glitter clutch, 7. Marc by Marc Jacobs two tone leather bag, 8. Pierre Hardy color block bag, 9. Fendi shearling and printed tote

Shoes

1. Versace scalloped pumps, 2. Sophia Webster Evangeline leather sandals, 3. Proenza Schouler embellished neon sandals, 4. Nicholas Kirkwood light leather pumps, 5. Jimmy Choo bright purple sandals, 6. Fendi leopard print pumps, 7. Miu Miu jewel pumps, 7. Christian Louboutin suede pumps, 8. Chloe mules, 9. Charlotte Olympia soho pumps

Jewellery

1. Givenchy yellow earnings, 2. Kenneth Jay Lane elephant bracelet, 3. Aurelie Biderman Bangle, 4. Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs bracelet, 5. Valentino studded leather wrap bracelet, 6. Rosantica opal bracelet, 7. Shourouk Swarovski crystal necklace, 8. J.Crew pear necklace, 9. Alexander McQueen butterfly necklace, 10. Bijoux Heart Swarovski crystal earrings

Dresses

1. Versace white silk crepe dress, 2. Herve Ledger bandage dress, 3. Band of outsiders silk satin twill dress, 4. Tory Burch polkdot silk dress, 5. Sophia Kokosalaki draped drap effect dress, 6. Alice + Olivia lace maxi dress, 7. Notte by Marchesa metallic brocade gown, 8. See by Chloe silk panelled satin twill dress, 9. Karla Spetic hazard poplin dress, 10. House of Holland Anna washed silk midi dress

All of the items on my wishlist can be found at Net-a-Porter.com.

Now I’m done with my October Wishlist! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidie

Vegan Lemon & Ginger Muffins

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If you have trouble waking up during the cold months, try these lemon & ginger muffins and a cup of tea. :-) I love lemon and ginger combination in general and it definitely works well in these muffins. You can put as much or as little of lemon or ginger as you wish, some like less lemon some more ginger it’s up to you. I personally prefer more lemon and just a hint of ginger as it is quite a strong taste. I also love the lemon and ginger tea from Marks & Spencer, it’s a perfect partner for these ones! :-)

To make these vegan muffins you need 1 dl almond flour, 1 dl wheat flour, 0,5 dl corn flour, 0,5 dl brown sugar, half a lemon juice and grated lemon peel, fresh grated ginger, 1,5 dl almond milk, 0,5 dl oil, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla sugar. Bake for 5-8 minutes in 225’C.

Have a great day! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidie

Copenhagen Life

About a month ago in September I was in Copenhagen with my boyfriend for a city holiday and spend some time getting to know more about Scandinavia. Copenhagen has so many amazing placed to go, it’s perfect for weekend city break if you love food markets, second hand shopping, design museums, art galleries and of course the lively trendy streets full of coffee shops and bars.

My boyfriend stayed at the most popular Sleep in Heaven hostel which is in Norrebro and I stayed at my friends who live just around the corner literally so was perfect location for us. The neighbourhood is lively and has so many cute small boutiques, coffee places, restaurants and wine bars. Best streets to go are Blågårdsgade which has cute place for lunch sandwiches called Laura’s Bakery and the cutest vegan restaurant named as N. For second hand shopping it’s best to go around Norrebrogade towards the bridge to the city, so basically on the way you can just stop and check out some cool shops that sell quality second hand items, mostly clothes but I found the most beautiful pink chair that I wanted to buy!

After the Dronning Louises ( the bridge) there’s a great food market next to the Norreport station on Frederiksborggade street. We stopped there few times to get some quality coffee or a snack. There was also a really cute Tapas place so we just had to get some Spanish bite one Saturday morning. It was fairly cheap as each tapas was something like 15-35 Danish Krone.

There is so many cool galleries and museums that are worth to visit, my favorite is of course the Danish Design Museum and Louisiana Art Museum that is actually located outside Copenhagen, but the train tickets are not too expensive so definitely check it out if you have a chance.

We walked around the city as the weather was so nice and sunny, we were lucky as the week after it was pouring rain and cold! Best restaurants we found were Greek kitchen called Kreta which is on Jagtvej, it’s such a cute place and the food is really good, we enjoyed it very much. Price was not that bad either, we had prepared to spend a lot more, so it was a nice surprise to save a few cents there. Also Halifax turned out to be the best place for burgers if you are a straight on burger lover, they do tasty vegetarian and vegan burgers as well.

You can find more pictures on my instagram as well, so just check out _heidiemakes and you can leave a comment if you have any questions about the trip.

Love

xoxo

Heidie

Fresh Basil Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella Pizza

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I love fresh basil on pizza, it gives the feel of summer and Italy! I know it’s October maybe this is not such a seasonal food. But I just love it. Nothing beats a cozy night in with your loved one enjoying a piece of good warming food like pizza! :-)

 To make this pizza you will need basic pizza dough, mozzarella and tomato red pesto, garlic cloves pureed, fresh basil chopped, mozzarella cheese ball sliced thinly, any other grated cheese (just a handfull), sliced cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, olive oil.

Make the dough of your choice as normal, once it’s ready to go just bake it in the oven 225’C for 5-8 minutes till just a bit crispier. Then spread some pesto, add mozzarella and tomato slices, spoon drops of red pesto, fresh chopped basil & garlic mix. Lastly just throw a handfull of grated cheese on top and bake for about 10-12 minutes. It is better when it is still a bit “raw” as the dough should be thin and crispy. So when the dough is ready, the pizza is ready. This time the pizza was in the oven longer because I forgot it :D so hence the roasted and well baked- look.

Enjoy your Sunday! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidi

October Looks I Like

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MangoI picked up these items for Mango as I fell in love with the lace trim Unique text graphic top! Also the necklace is boheme kinda style that gives the outfit a bit of a kick. Blue stone washed jeans softens the look so that it is cozy and relaxed for weekend get aways and go to appointments. Black shoes are simple and chic, very useful for the Autumn as you can style it with some cool coloured socks to get that pop color trend look. Or just wear it with white, black or grey socks for casual and stylish look. I’d try both! So I also had a look at other high-street stores for some inspiration and created similar looks as this. 

Acne Likes

Acne: I love the chunky and heavy, but chic earrings & necklace teamed up with minimalistic black leather shoes. The Bag is cool! Darker blue tones gives the look more sophisticated look which I really like. It’s more edgy casual look.

Topshop Likes

Topshop: I love the grey wool blazer, it is wearable for work and also casually with jeans and ankle boots. Also the satchel bag is stylish!

River Island Likes

River Island: Grey over size coat is my choice from River Island, perfect combo for the ribbed light stone washed jeans and biker boots. New York City top is also versatile piece of clothing.

H&M Likes

H&M: I just looove the ankle boots and the bag!! Shiny black leather looks stylish and expensive though it’s high street fashion. Black bag also has a feel to it as if it was more expensive. These are great stable pieces to any wardrobe!

Hope this post inspires you to update your October style.

Have a great weekend! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidie

Cozy Morning Breakfast

Morning! :-)

Today I wanted to post about cozy morning breakfast ideas.

I love a good frothy whole milk latte topped with some cinnamon to wake me up. Followed by almond butter and banana toast.

It’s so nutty and also the banana softens the taste to make it really full filling. It’s been my favorite for many years now.

For the double layer cereal & yoghurt pot you will need, two kinds of nutty or seedy cereals and 4 spoons of greek yoghurt.

Also I sprinkled some almonds and raisins on top!

Have a great day! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidie

RIP Oscar De La Renta: Best Looks 2014-15

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I love Oscar de la Renta, his designs are so elegant and feminine with such a classic way that they will never go out of fashion. Hope you enjoy these looks that I have chose as much as I do! Feel free to leave a link below with your favorite looks from his Spring 2014- Spring 2015 collections. You can find out all of the collections from http://www.style.com. This post is dedicated for his beautiful work and may him rest in peace. People will always remember him and he will remain a legend.

Here are links to find out more about his career as a fashion designer:

Wall Street Journal

The New York Times

Oscardelarenta.com

Wikipedia

Vogue

The Guardian

Here’s some of the best looks from 2014-15:

Love

xoxo

Heidie

Japanese Green Tea Moment

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I love green tea, it’s been my favorite for many years and I remember few years ago when I lived in London one of my co-workers brought me this tea when she went visiting home in Japan. I got these from a local japanese store, but it tastes the same. I mix one pack of sencha tea with just a hint of matcha powder to give it the juicy fresh taste.

I’ve been doing some pilates & yoga lately so I have usually enjoyed a cup of fresh green tea after my work out. It gives me energy to get back in my busy life feeling refreshed and relaxed, newly energised.

Have a wonderful day! :-)

Love

xoxo

Heidie