Category Archives: Behind the Lens
I have been searching for some fashion accessories in malachite for a while, this kind of green is so charming and intriguing that I absolutely can’t resist. So I have my eyes set on two gorgeous necklaces: the mini Theresa from Shourouk and an Art déco inspired one from Anton Heunis.
I don’t own anything from these two brands and neither do I see anything in person. So I simply blind ordered both and oh my, what a surprise! The former is a huge disappointment, quite a few uneven and flecked stones. Well, they said it is meant to be slightly distressed. Seriously? the green color painted on some stones are already broken. IMHO, this is way too overpriced for something retailed for €615 (no offense to all the Shourouk lovers out there, I adore their design but find the quality/price ratio unfair).
On the contrary, the one from Anton Heunis is such a delightful gem! Beautifully hand made in Madrid. Fabulous tones, lovely packaging, let alone the attention to details. And it costs just a quarter of the mini Theresa from Shourouk. Everything about this one is perfect and I can’t be more happy with it.
Some Summer essentials to kick off the sunshine days!
Starting a new week with my favorite flowers of the season. Hubby picked these white peonies up for me the other day, on his way home after work. Whilst the pink flowers are my mother’s day surprise from my son. He went out with his dad yesterday and came home with them in hand, ahh… family, nothing beats it.
I have been always fond of swimming, but it was more or less just for fun. Until recently, I strongly feel that I have to do something to my body. It’s time for me to take control, simply to gain more energy, to be more positive and to gradually develop a body shape I admire when I am in my fifties (I am in my mid thirties btw)…
These thoughts lead to an intensive and seriously work out in the water. Now I go swimming three times a week and my new personal record is 3000 meters in 2 hours and 27 minutes. I am so glad that I finally started doing this.
Have a wonderful Sunday!