Sunday, 22 March 2015

THIS WEEK: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

favourite things

My assortment of favourite things this week...I have been feeling quite attached to them.
WARNING! These items are collectively random - please don't judge.


1.
Daniel Sandler Red Carpet lipstick- great for ladies with dark skin.
Found this baby in Harvey Nichols

Clockwise - Love Moschino high top trainers, Pixie boots, fur boots, loafers and Roman ankle boots
 
 
 
Left to right; Valentino's Valentina Assoluto 50ml parfum, metallic purple nail vanish, muslin cloth, Champneys cleansing oil and natural coconut oil.
left to right; Armani Jeans and Ted Baker


Saturday, 7 March 2015

THIS WEEK - SHABBY CHIC AND RETRO

JAM JAR INSPIRATION - RETRO STYLE

Have fun with recycling your jam jars. There are so many things they
can be used for.

Loving my shabby chic glassware for bbq parties, picnics or just even
eating my muesli out of one. So handy, and if you are still not convinced
read on to find more reasons why.



Have cocktails, juice, smoothies and desserts in them.



Stash of your favourite treats or earrings,
hair pins and scrunchies
 
 
 
Add a tea light or an LED tea light for that
simple cool look 


Monday, 23 February 2015

THIS WEEK - THE VACAY EXPERIENCE

Don't forget to get the vacay experience as you never know, it may
help to broaden your horizon and provide a wealth of varied perspectives.

Travel light if you can so that you can focus on the trip rather than
your luggage.


 
Here are great places to visit...

Belgium
 
Two hours on the Eurostar to Brussels
(Brugge). All  that I can say is:
discount clothes shopping
beautiful architect
Flemish rabbit stew and
chocolate - note; not in any particular order.

Morocco














Three hours to Marrakesh, a place which awakens all of your senses
to the following:
mountain
various herbs and oils.
tagine cuisine
Moroccan tea and
Water park hotel is a must!

Italy - Skiing




















Two hours to Italy
 (12 hour if travelling on a coach)
Bring thermals, woolly hats and skiing gloves and
hire the rest of the gear needed.
Don't forget: make sure you're fit enough for the slopes.


 USA - Atlanta










Eight hours to the city where the urban arts
is deep rooted and you get a chance to learn about
how the weather and news are reported at the CNN
studios or get familiar with interesting facts at the
museum of Dr Martin Luther King.
Downtown offer a buzzing experience with comedy cafes.

USA - Miami














This is where you get your vitamin D; at the nice and relaxing
South Beach or riverside restaurant.
You can have a shopping spree in their shoe warehouse
where every shoe is under $9. Yes that's right and there is a shoes for
every occasion.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015











        LEFT hander
in a RIGHT handed world

This post is dedicated to all my left handed friends, relatives and readers.

Many left handed people experience difficulties with doing regular things
due to the lack of consideration and thought put into designing tools,
equipment and everyday things.

















In the 21st century - there is still a desperate need for more variety of
products to cater for the left handed  division such as ATM machines,
stair bannisters, toilet flush handles, hospital and ambulance equipment...
just saying things could be designed for all and be more neutral.

There's still hope because retailers are improving their stock of lefty
products.

Here are some left handed products:
  • Can opener
  • potato peeler
  • pencil sharpener
  • pens
  • scissors




Tuesday, 23 December 2014

THIS WEEK: The Gift of Giving

Gifts for people who don't NEED anything...in particular

Those people are the complicated ones to find gifts for - they
tend to have most things and things they don't have...are simply
not within your budget. To make life a tad bit easier, I just give
them tough tuff - love. Gifting becomes easier when you
consider buying things that you would love them to have.


Here are some tips on what to buy:

Sentimental

Bake a Christmas cake;
Buy sentimental things; if you remember what they like; tickets to
an event, collection of some of their video footage or photos.


Personalised

Framed front page newspaper story that was published on the date
they were born. Hopefully, it's an interesting story!

A mug with their day of birth poem...'Friday's child loving and giving.'

Random

As tradition and a silly challenge, buy anything with the person's name
on it. There is a rule, the item must not be pre-ordered or designed for
the person or it will spoil the nature of being random. Last year, I found
a dish cloth with his full name. It was a giggle.

Quirky

Buy a quirky gadget or game. There are tons of science sets and magic sets.
Some stores sell ear warmers that are also headphones or scarfs that you
can heat and stay warm for hours.

Chocolate with a twist, literally...the popular game `Twister' but with chocolate
incorporated in the game or chocolate Scrabble...Mmmm

Hope this helps

Love
C&C
Coco & Curls

This Week: Eat, Drink and Sleep


GET into THE Christmas SPIRIT!




Choco - Log

See baking details


Winter Soother

Tomato Soup




Sunday, 20 April 2014

THIS WEEK: TURNING THE BITTER INTO SOMETHING SWEETER

LIFE is a reflection of your perception.

Last week I made a life changing decision to change my perception...
after working for a top 10 FTSE 100 company for 6 years and 7 months
(to be precise) , I - was - made - redundant.

One morning, I woke up and said "I will use my skills used for the past
6 years to establish my own company" Fearlessly, I moved quickly
to find a professional name and registered at the Companies House.
I put everything in place and have accepted my first client.

I turned down good job offers and decided to start my own company -
I mean a real company with the nuts and bolts, company account and
all of that stuff.

It feels beyond great , it's sooo sweet!  I am working for myself and
building on my skills...I love it already.

I just changed my perception of my life, took steps in the direction
where I wanted to be and my life immediately changed and reflected
my current perception of my life.

I want to share with you ...