Year: 2012

new year’s resolutions – competition

Hello and sorry for the silence (I’ve been sneezing and coughing for the past three days). But now as the year is about to turn many of us probably have a list of New Year’s resolutions for 2013. I’ve never really made New Year’s resolutions, but I decided to do so for this year. I’m trying to keep it realistic and not to buy a yearly gym membership (I know I would give up by February) or commit to a strict diet, but I’m trying to challenge myself by making resolutions that will remind me of some important values throughout the year. And to celebrate the New Year with all of you, I’m asking you to share your New Year’s resolutions here and take part in a little competition where you can win this beautiful and inspirational Mind Body & Spirit Book of Days for 2013. To enter, simply leave a comment to this post with your New Year’s Resolution and remember to leave a working email address with your comment. All comments sent by 24:00 on …

christmas

Five days of shameless eating, sitting by the fire watching movies and reading. Long nights of sleep. No camera, no computer. My traditions, Your traditions; starting Our own traditions.

o tannenbaum

I remember when I was a kid my dad went to cut down a tree from our family forest and the day before Christmas eve it was brought in from the cold and decorated. And the smell of winter green filled the living room. This year I have my own Christmas tree, in a pot, looking all super cute. Mini Christmas tree from The Garden at Powerscourt.

gingerbread-making

Every day we’re closer to Christmas and this evening we decided to make some gingerbread biscuits.  While making them was great fun, it was even better to sit down on the couch with a hot cup of homemade mulled wine and take the first bite.  

window shopping

The Christmas window display at Arnotts on Henry Street is definitely my favourite in the city. I love the use of natural materials and animal shapes as well as the section where artificial snow is gently falling down on mannequins in evening gowns. It’s like behind the glass is a magical world of it’s own, where there is abundance, creativity and joy. And unlike in the chaotic window display of Brown Thomas, there is still some simple beauty and elegance here.