Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beware of burnout

Have you been working (too) hard lately? To prevent and proactively mitigate any signs of serious stress, check out this article in the Huffington post: 4 Red Flags That You're Headed for Burnout. Our own health is in our own hands, and it's important to watch out for the loved ones, too. Now if you see any of these signs in yourself or those close to you, you know what to do, asap.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall hues

What are your favourite colours this autumn? Ever since the trees turned golden and red here in Northern Europe, and the temperature dropped to +10C, we started craving richer, warmer, deeper hues, when it came to the choice of a nail polish, eye shadow or lipstick. On a recent business trip to Paris, we could not get enough of Tom Ford amazing beauty collection at Gallerie Lafayette (thank you Blandine :), that includes fantastic eyeshadows in Silvered Topaz offset by our new favourite lipstick in Bare. 
And with nail polishes, there is even a better choice, and our most coveted colours this autumn are teal and emerald (Sally Hansen Jungle Jem and Essie Vested Interest respectively), rich plum, burgundy and hot chocolate (Sally Hansen Plum Luck and Dior Purple Revolution. Vaidochka and Natalka, you rock), and finally the perfect grey (Essie's Cocktail Bling 203a). What are your autumn colour recommendations?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Autumn yummies: pumpkin pie cupcakes

This super yummy, gorgeous little pumpkin pie cupcake is our new favourite go-to dessert this fall. It takes max 30 min to whip them up, and then you are rewarded with an amazingly moist and delicious cupcake that tastes like real autumn. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Succeeding in business as a woman

What are your thoughts and personal experiences in getting to the top in business - THE corner office - whether it's a large corporation, academia, politics, or building your own business from scratch? You may want to read this article from The New York Times, an honest take by four women, on what it means to succeed in business as a woman. Let us know what you think!
P.S. And thank you Cami :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pumpkin season

Are you ready yet for Halloween? We are just back from the US where absolutely everything is decorated in a true Halloween style: restaurants, street lights, shopping malls, with tons of candy corn everywhere and pumpkin-rich desserts, lattes, sauces, you name it. Inspired by the abundance of pumpkins this season, we have carved our very own little Halloween Pumpkin family, and are now planning to bake with pumpkin for the rest of the month. Our favourite recipes include this decadent pumpkin chocolate cheesecake, light and delicious pumpkin apple bake, and some new ones we recently came across at the Cup of Jo. What are your favourite pumpkin recipes this season?