Friday, November 21, 2014

Love socks now!

I love comfort ... Do you? But not without style and femininity.

But as far as socks go, often they don't have it all!


Well, perhaps these do... I have been enjoying them now for few days (fresh pair every day I may add in case someone is wondering ...) and recommend you get some. They may be for yoga and Pilates ... But I use them for everything ....the softness on your soles combined with lace or netting on top...


In summer or spring I wear those "all lace" styles but in this cold weather ... How to combine beauty and practicality? With Sashi.


At home not only they look like beautiful flats or ballet slippers on your feet but do they have a fantastic grip on those slippery surfaces and stairs!? Yes. 




FEET up and relax. Why not?




Have a "sock on" cozy weekend!

XO, Z

Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter Skin: -20C with lots of SUN

Hello and deespite the cold ...hopefuly you are enjoying yourself!


It has been real cold in Calgary for just a few days and since my immigration here, long winters are not the best friend when it comes to skin.


Here are a few tips I can share for a simple care and maintanance for continuous youthful appearance!

Turning 41 a few days ago, it seems to me even more important now ... but being of a European upbringing there is simplicity and certain "must(s)" that I won't skip since my 15th birthday ....


1. Wash your face at night real well and mornings too!


...sometimes I use an apricot scrub at night and sometimes just my sponge with a bit of clensing milk after I removed my make up...



2. After clensing, sometimes it is nice to use a moisturizing mask or purifying one:


3. Night cream follows at night but mornings are a bit more work ...smiles. 


a/ use serum: Antioxidant is best..."C"


b/ then lots of moisture and hydration: using a rose cream and plum eye cream at the moment, all natural and no perfumes...




c/ PROTECT!! Especially in winter ...Calgary is famous for the amount of sun we get and with the snow reflecting into our faces it is worse sun damage than even summer can be...and we live in really hight altitude...

This product is "zinc" and very pleasant...not sticky ...don't even feel it on your face...and non clogging...



4. OK FOUNDATION is for every woman, I think it not only protects from environment....(even if Calgary is voted the cleanest and best city to live in!) but also makes your skin appear even and reflecting light so nicely that you don't even need other make up much....

There is not a better one than Giorgio ...




All done...from this to that! In less than 10 minutes ... but my skin feels lovely! 





And if you (of course) wish to keep more products to mix it up sometimes and we all do have more products we buy anyways, I simplified my life and placed the most every day used things on a lovely tray on my sink and the rest in a drawer. Honestly, sometimes I completely forget what is in that drawer and search in it but lucky I have my tray to keep me on top of the "MUST HAVES" every day for my skin. 



Enjoy the winter and sun with all the benefits to your skin! Don't forget your fashion sunglasses...



Funny boy ...isn't he!?



Hope your day is fabulous, XO Z

Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you all:


Sun inside and out: we are thankful for being together and all the love that we share!



We play already together!








We will have friends over for a couple roasted ducks (not turkey)...


For beautiful decorated pumpkins' inspiration visit Tina at the Enchanted Home blog: who would have guessed the time for simple pumpkins is over and nowadays they resemble easter egg decorating...smiles..I will stay just simple I think.





We baked thes delish Martha Stewart pumpkin squares.

Recipe HERE


Happy Autumn and weekend to you!

XO, Z


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Pleasures:

We all know it is over with summer ... smiles ... and in our house, we try to enjoy every warmish day outside on our porch or otherwise.

Baby Evzen turned 6 months! And he likes a good ride with his big brother. 





This wonderful Hudson Bay Hammock swing is a popular spot but I am tempted to improve it and replace it ...




Have you seen this?







Penobscot Bay Porch Swings or one of them will be our new cozy spot and I can't wait!!


Happy Wednesday!
XO, Z