Celebrating 1st of March

The first of March celebration is one of the most unified and beautiful customs of Romanian folklore. The day is called the day of “Martisor” and it represents the glorious arrival of each spring at the end of winter. Under the warming sun, towns and villages alike turn their main streets into open-air markets full…

Intimately Yours, Happy Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with the ones you love and respect and the ones that feel the same toward you. Typically celebrated at dinner, this year the day falls on a weekend. With work out of the way, a full day can be planned around love, intimacy and affection. So set up…

I am TIME

Today I’ll be short. Some days are just like this. Busy, screeching painfully at the speed of seconds passing by, bloated seconds, full of the swell of thoughts and chores, ambitions and fears, too busy to notice each other. Seconds are droplets isolated and estranged, unaware of belonging all to one life, my life. Sifting…

2021 Trend Spotter // Outdoors are the new indoors

Biggest lifestyle trend for 2021 will be getting out and styling it like there is no tomorrow. When out of hibernation and back into the greens, spring will bring with it the much-awaited access to the great outdoors. Lawn chairs and fishing rods may do the trick for some, but for others, guaranteed, the game will…

2020 / the biggest crisis of our life time?

Is 2020 the biggest crisis of our life time? Possibly. And hopefully! I certainly am not looking at having another major negative event that is bigger than this one!   And now the challenge we all share is to devise mechanisms to cope with the aftermath. We’ve all undergone fundamental lifestyle changes that are out…

Rental buildings make a move toward upscaled corridors

Let’s face it, in this city you can own less and less for more and more. Rentals are a viable option for many and if you choose to rent, you still want to live well, get access to where you need to go and live the life that you want to live. That generally means…

New Year’s resolutions // Two ingredients needed to make them happen

What I’ve learned from the design process is that the word of the day is… HIERARCHY Why the hierarchy is important is that it divides the items you want to do into categories that are broader than “done” and “not done”.   The done // not done categorization is doomsday for even the healthiest of…

Best Cooking setup to siZZle up!

Cooking is a pleasant activity only if you have the right tools and if you can minimize the need to clean after you’re done. Which tools those are, vary with the cook but it is safe to assume that non-stick frying pans are on everyone’s list. Add to that wooden spoons and transparent lids and…

Shop ’till you drop for Christmas stocking stuffers and the like

Yep, like that’s going to happen… But please, don’t despair, always a way to get what you want. And what is it you want this year? Probably something to take your mind off the numerous, and likely lingering, limitations on vacation plans. With home as your 2020 universe, I say take the time to accessorize…