Everyday life is the special occasion!

June 30, 2015

Hallway Rug Runner

Perfect to create an inviting feel these practical and stylish rug runners also proctect your flooring [specially if wooden], absorb a great deal of noise, create a fresh new look, dress up your hallway by making a statement and are pretty stylish. There is a wide range at the market to fit your home properly [whether you're in toa more classic style, or a sleek, crisp design or even tend to like simple patterns or solid colors that suit practically any type of home decor],complimenting any style of decor and owner preferencies, giving your hallway the finishing touch. 

June 29, 2015

Crochet Swimwear

Gorgeous, cool, sassy, flirty and super trendy crochet swimwear is rocking this summer. The spellbinding  crochet fine detailing in each piece result in very original and couture fashion, actually a one of a kind piece if handmade, and I love the boho-chic, free spirit of a California beach babe vibe they portray. Are you willing to take the plunge and buy a cute new swimsuit in crochet?

This Too Shall Pass

June 26, 2015

In The Mood For

{summertime calls for minimal but great make up}

Have you realized that half of the year is already gone? At least summertime is finally here, we're being blessed with the most beautiful weather and we're about to kick off the start of summer the best way - having al fresco dinnings in the backyard, catching up with dear friends, lazy date Friday nights, reading as many books as possible, buying fresh produce at the local markets, wearing bright colourful breezy clothes and minimal make up, ocasional trips to the seaside, ice cream on hot days, evening strolls in the neighbourhood, watching the days go by at a slower and much needed pace. I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm in the mood for...

{my current crush for super fresh mani/ pedi duos}

{a beautiful and simple hairdo and the fantastic ombré}

{the crips, clean look of a lucite chair, colourful books and amazing white hydrangeas}

{I've been crazy about beach bags - at WOMEN'S SECRET}

{a Missoni wannabe that looks too cute - at WOMEN'S SECRET}

{the adorable baby items at TOUS - girlfriends' baby boom this year}

June 25, 2015

Tagliatelle Al Alioli

When I was cooking this quick and easy dinner, deliciously special due to the  fresh garlic flavour, the tasty and a tiny bit spicy Portuguese cheese from stunning the Azores island and the savory turkey ham smoked in a firewood oven, some of my favourite girls and fellow bloggers almost immediately crossed my mind and how I would love to have shared this homemade, hearty,Italian inspired meal with them, al fresco in my backyard, while savoring a fresh glass of white wine or rosé, for I am sure they would have enjoyed it as much as I would. And this is the living proof that often times, food is the vehicle through which we communicate sentiments and create memories, even from afar. 

  • tagliatelle
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic cloves
  • salt
  • water
  • butter 
  • cheese from the Azores
  • smoked turkey ham
is much more than nourishment; it is the vehicle through which we communicate sentiments, express our creativity and create memories. - See more at: http://momitforward.com/connecting-through-food#sthash.FD7IkKob.dpuf

In a pan with a soup spoon of butter, water and salt cook the pasta al dente. Drain and reserve. Put a  deep frying pan with extra virgin oilve oil and some garlic cloves on the heat and without burning the garlic, sauté it and then add the pasta. Keep tossing it. Put it in  a big plate, add the shredded ham placing it in the sides so that it doesn't get hot and sprinkle the shavings of cheese all over the pasta when it is still hot. Serve immediately. 

  •  tagliatelle
  •  azeite extra virgem
  •  dentes de alho
  •  sal
  •  água
  •  manteiga
  •  queijo dos Açores
  •  presunto de peru

Numa panela com uma colher de sopa de manteiga, água e sal cozinhe a massa al dente. Escorra e reserve. Coloque uma frigideira funda com azeite e alguns dentes de alho ao lume e sem queimar o alho, salteie-o e, de seguida, adicione a massa. Mantenha-se a virá-la. Coloque-a num prato grande, adicione o fiambre fumadoesfiapado colocando-o nas bordas de forma a não o deixar aquecer e polvilhe as lascas de queijo por cima da massa enquanto ainda está quente. Sirva imediatamente.