Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Places & Inspiration: One of those "life" posts...

This is going to be a "word heavy" post. Lately, I have been facing what is known as inspiration overload. I am seriously hoping that I am not the only person who experiences this. Inspiration overload is basically when you have so many ideas in your head, go looking for more ideas and inspiration, add them to the ones that are currently in your head and repeat. The extent to which I do this is serious. I'm one of those people who hoard magazines as well as cut outs from other magazines. I actually stopped doing this about 2 months ago when I decided to get rid of all, actually most of my magazines, it was actually quite emotional. Oh so sad!

I'm also one of those people who keep a hundred and one tabs opened on my laptop, putting my laptop to sleep instead of shutting it down, praying and hoping that it does not develop any problems. So far so good. I even have a book of ideas, which I use, only I don't read over the things that I had written down previously. Thanks to technology, I also use Evernote to store "current inspiration" as well as previously visited sites when I finally decide to shut my laptop down. I'm sure you're getting the point now.

This week I finally decided that I am going to stop and work on overcoming this inspiration overload, by picking a few ideas and working on them. It's nice and good multitasking, but of what use is it if there are no tangible results?

Now that I'm finally done with uni, (thank God!) I will have more time to work on the blog, deleting and redoing posts, as well as scheduling new posts. I will also be working on my career and food start up, Canapés + Mocktails, which I'll be doing a post on soon.

In more recent news, I was in Nigeria for 3 weeks to intern at The Mustard Seed. Unfortunately, due to underestimating the Lagos traffic, fasting as well as other factors, I couldn't intern for the full 3 weeks. However, I had a great time whilst I was there. Ms Fran, the lady behind The Mustard Seed, is so inspiring! I don't know if I actually told her this... I hope I did. She is a force to be reckoned with! I actually miss being there already, and the children! They're so cute and have such great personalities already. 

One of the reasons why I wanted to intern at The Mustard Seed was because I wanted to experience first hand how to run a business from a female entrepreneur. I believe that in order to grow, it is very important to learn from others. I've been reading and learning from people around me for as long as I can remember, especially from my parents. Now it's time to finally put all that I've learnt and experienced into use and make something great out of my life, that will not only benefit me, but others too. 

Right! Enough of the life story! Enjoy the few pictures I took whilst I was in Lagos. I seriously don't know how the 3 weeks flew by. I could not even go to the places that I had planned to visit. But no worries, hopefully I'll be back there soon. 

Also, check out The Mustard Seed here

Tinubu Square, Lagos

Heading into Balogun Market, Lagos

Central Mosque, Lagos

Food prepping for a cooking class with the children, at The Mustard Seed.


Sunday, 19 July 2015

Inspiration Of The Week 19/07/2015...

Summer Fashion Inspiration
On The Street... Via dei Cerretani, Florence

Interior Inspiration
Courtyard House by bfs design

Quote of the Week


Friday, 26 June 2015

Interior Inspiration 28: Rose Gold Decor...

Rose gold is a beautiful metallic shade that I am just obsessed with! I love that the alloy looks great whether it is shiny and new, or rustic. However, I do prefer the more deeper toned rose gold. 

Rose gold actually became popular in Russia during the 19th century, and was formerly called Russian Gold. It was also popular during the Victorian era, however it was not until the 1920s that the alloy became trendy with the introduction of the iconic Cartier trinity ring. (Read more about rose gold here.) 

Rose gold looks just as amazing in the home as it does on. My favourite looks are pairing the metal with pastels and dark colours. The key is to keep everything simple and let the rose gold features do the talking. You don't have to make any drastic changes, simple accents here and there look great too.

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