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This is a recommendation for my readers in California state. If you are planning an event near LA, check out Sambella Events which offers event planning services, coordinating and styling. You can choose your event theme and Sambella will help you with every little detail to achieve creating the event of your dreams. 




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French Raspberry Cake

For those who requested this recipe. I found recipe on a lovely Pastry Swedish Blog but the original recipe is from France. I made this twice this month and my family loved it. It makes a perfect Fika / coffee break delight. Especially now when it's the berries season. I think one can use the same recipe and replace the berries with a different type and also the nuts. I like to play with basic recipes and get creative sometimes. 

Maybe next time I will make it with the blackcurrant we picked two weeks ago and try another type of nut that would go well with it. You will see it on my instagram updates :-)  enjoy!




Ingredients  

(About 8 pieces)
2 eggs
2 ½ dl powdered sugar
2 ¼ dl of flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 tsp vanilla sugar

Topping
175 g of raspberries, frozen
2 tablespoons almond, chopped
75 g butter, refrigerated cold

* 1 dl flour = 50 gr

Method

1. Put the oven at 180 degrees. Whisk egg and sugar in a pile. Add wheat flour, baking soda and vanilla sugar and mix all into a smooth batter.
2. Wipe the batter in a form, about 24 cm in diameter.
3. Lay the raspberries evenly over the cake.
4. Sprinkle over chopped sweetbread. Cut the butter with a knife to thin layers and place them on top of the batter and the raspberry.
5.Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 38-40 minutes.
6. Let it cool in the mold. Please serve the cake with a click of cream or vanilla sauce.


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Vintage 20s Century Fashion Inspiration

Hi guys! it has been awhile since I shared with you a personal style blog post. As you all know I am obsessed with the 20s century style and The Great Gatsby Novel / Movie. Finally joined my dresses collection this amazingly beautiful Vintage Beaded Fringed Sequin Flapper Dress by Dresslily.com . 
The dress comes in two colors, black, and gold, black, and gold.

I am thrilled to share with you these photos of me wearing the dress and styling it to fit the old 20s hair and makeup. I am thinking this would be a great elegant  Halloween costume or a new year party dress. Two in one :-). 

About Dresslily.com, this is the second time I purchase dresses from their website. I am happy with their service. The shipping comes fast and the sizes are just as expected. The quality was just like the photos and the info description. I highly recommend them for formal and party dresses.








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Pesto Grissini Recipe





Ingredients

3 cups flour 
125 g salted butter 
60 ml oil
1/4 liter  = 2 1/2 dl  milk
1 large egg or 2 small
3 tablespoons pesto sauce
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt (or more depends on taste) 

Notes: 

1- you will need more flour for forming the Grissini or in case the dough was not thick enough.
2- Choose between mixed the pesto inside the dough or applying it to the dough after ( see image below)

Method 

Heat up the oven to 180 c. Mix all dry ingredients first, then blend the rest of the ingredients together in mixer/dough blender. Make a dough ball and lay it flat on the kitchen table to be as a thin as a pizza dough. Use a light knife or pizza cutter to form stripes. In the photos above I mixed the pesto sauce with the dough so I didn't have to apply it like seen below. But you can choose the style you like. Both will taste the same. 

Twist the stripes and lay them on the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the Grissinis gets hard. When you remove the baking tray from the oven let it cool to room temperature until they get crispy. And save them in a glass jar or metal/ plastic food box. The plastic bag is not recommended.   


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Our Little Princess

Hello guys! Our princess finally completed her 18 months. She goes to kindergarten now, she says 8 words, she counts to 3 and she can build towers with her lego games. She likes to be independent and do things on her own. She rarely accepts help. This week I did a lot of shopping for her. She is growing fast so her clothes no longer fit. 

Nowadays we are doing potty training. My mom gave me some tips on the phone on how to get the kids to like the potty. And I also did some research about it. Right now I am working hard on the tasks at hand. This month is full of events and I will try to keep you updated. 





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A New Luxury DIY Collection For The Home

Hi loyal readers! as you know I am a big fan of DIY projects and my blog is full of them. I like to collect them and once I have time I try to get a little crafty and make some stuff for our home or as a handmade gift. Here I collected for you these lovely ideas you might want to try from Lia Griffith Blog. Enjoy! 











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