monthly favorites / October

Lakricas tēja / Licorice tea

My all time favorite tea is Liquorice & Mint tea from TeaPigs but it’s impossible to get it in Latvia (available only in UK). Since I discovered that sweet taste of liquorice plant in tea I’ve been searching for more available options than TeaPigs – there is a great one from PUKKA ,  Tiger have a really strong loose leaves tea and there is this one from YogiTea which I’m using right now.

Liquorice tea is sweet without added sugar and doesn’t really taste like licorice candy.

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Blogs / Blog blackswandive.tumblr.com

Nothing to add here really. It’s pretty, it’s sexy and I really love it!

 

Jaunais dzīvoklis / My new apartment

If you follow me on Instagram It’s possible that you already seen how loud and proud I am  about my new apartment. I love it so much! It’s small, warm, quiet with lots of light and lots of good vibes.

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Mūzika / Music from iamamiwhoami

Two years ago with their song “Kill” I discovered Swedish electronic and audiovisual music project iamamiwhoami. Lead singer Jonna Lee and producer Claes Björklund makes music that keeps me wanting it more. It’s weird, catchy and easy to listen. May I say – music videos are pretty spectacular too.

 

Mājās gatavots gaisa atsvaidzinātājs / DIY home scent

I wrote about this DIY cinnamon home scent in my latest post. I’ve been using it every day this month and now I have to think about new scents to make otherwise I will get bored of the cinnamon soon (green tea, eucalyptus – any suggestions? ). Nevertheless, I think you should make one. These home scents are really great living space essential!

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DIY natural air freshener

May I say that this one of the best home DIY’s I discovered over past months? A natural air freshener that’s made from 3 simple ingredients  – vodka, essential oil and water. You can spritz it anywhere that needs a bit of freshening – living room, bathroom, kitchen… and make the scent as strong or light as you want by altering the amount of essential oil.

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Vodka is for water and oil to be able to mix together and the scent to last longer, but You still should shake the bottle before spritz so that the essential oil is evenly distributed in the liquid. For spritzer I reused my DABBA water glass bottle, but You can find a new one in BBFactory store in Riga our Ebay.
Start with adding 1,5 tablespoons of vodka and 20 to 40 drops of essential oil – shake , them add water. When ready, test it – add more oil our more water. That’s it!

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my early birthday wishlist

As I just signed a contract for my new apartment I sure know it’s the right time to say – you dream big, you get big. Keeping that in mind – in one month’s time I will turn 24 and besides all the big thoughts for my future, I made my early birthday wishlist…just in case. Funny enough – one of the things I already got, it’s my new biker jacket in white.

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birthday wishlist

1. Simple everyday watch / 2. 3.1. Phillip Lim bag in any color / 3. Smiles –  in any form, size and shape / 4. As You see, I already found my light colored biker jacket. Didn’t  expect it to bee pure white, but like it anyway / 5. New laptop / 6. One of those luxurious YSL lipsticks / 7. Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani / 8. Fresh flowers / 9. Nike Free 5.0 Running Shoes
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monthly favorites / September

It was somehow hard to collect all the favorites for the month of September but I managed to do it anyway. There you go!

Grāmata / Book “How to Be Parisian Wherever You are : Love, Style and Bad Habits

Book I haven’t read just jet but already so intrigued by a single quote. Can’t wait to put on my reading glasses : “Parisian woman never try to appear to be something other than what they are. In truth, more than wanting to look young – they want above all to become the best possible version of themselves, outside and in, at any age

 

Stabu ielas balodisThe Pigeon from Stabu street

One day I was going fast pace home to change my clothes and then out of nowhere – a pigeon just sat there in most beautiful place of colors and lines. Magic! Find the photo here.

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Chia sēklasChia seeds

Lately I’ve been eating Chia seeds (for extra Omega-3 and fiber) like crazy. Mostly in simple Chia seed pudding (add a tablespoon of seeds in plane yogurt and let it sit overnight) with added banana slices, granola and it’s the most delicious thing ever.  Try these from The Beginings (200g) if you are a sucker for pretty packaging, if not – you can find them in Gemoss from Zelta Rieksts (500g) for really good price.

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Laiks ar sevi – sev / Having time with myself for myself

Up until this month I somehow forgot to appreciate the moments when I’m alone. For the longest time I thought that being alone is the same as being lonely and loneliness is the most scariest thing. Something changed. Past month I spent plenty of time with myself and didn’t even think that it is some form of loneliness. I actually had the best time. Right at this moment this train of thoughts and feelings seems weird but at least I know that I’m not alone anymore…

Āboli / Fresh apples

It’s hard to imagine September without having a bite of freshly picked apples. As much as I love the taste and color of apples it’s the smell that I always enjoy the most.

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