Charming and in the heart of action à Florence This apartment in a 17th century historical building is centrally located and you can visit the cultural richness of Florence on foot. It's around the corner from Ponte Vecchio. There are super cool bars and restaurants in the area. No buses needed! Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy. And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats. Being able to create them without preservatives or strange ingredients makes this a justifiable weakness, I’d dare say. Peanut butter cups are one of the simplest sweets to make. There’s no need to fuss with tempering chocolate or tentatively hovering over a pan of scary-hot sugar. All you need is a handful of ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your pantry), some mini cupcake wrappers, a stove (or microwave), and a fridge.
Joy the Baker — I feel like I’m grasping tight to the things around me these days. I’m probably the first to shrug off the change of season, the change of moving cities, and the change of traveling a ton as no big deal…. but it all adds up to matter and I have to admit I feel a little crazy in the brain. This season I’ve started a new workout routine. Since I’ve moved away from my beloved SoulCycle in California, I’ve started practicing Bikram Yoga in New Orleans. Tuesday Tutorial: Paper Lantern Ornaments Want a cute, simple decoration that you can make in minutes? These paper lanterns are perfect for the upcoming holiday season or as an everyday decoration! What a great way to add color to a room or to your holiday table :) Make a bunch and string them together as a garland, or put a bunch in a bowl, or in a hurricane glass in a bathroom or guestroom. You could also mail them (flat, before unfolding them ;)) to a friend as a fun "Merry Christmas" gift with quick instructions on how to unfold them. I decided to use holiday paper, but was thinking these would also be fun as everyday decorations with leftover scraps of scrapbooking paper or found/vintage paper.
Le voyage créatif This July I met up with Annette Joseph in her amazing apartment in Italy for a little summer get-together with cooking, eating and dancing on the agenda. If you know Annette Joseph from before, then you know she knows how to throw a party and make it all look oh-so effortlessly, she is a food and lifestyle stylist after all with years of experience under the belt for magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens, and is an lifestyle and entertainment expert on the Today show. My lucky part was to be able to watch her work her magic up close and personal, enjoy heartfelt and fun conversation along the way, and play with my camera. It was such a treat to spend time in her company. It´s always so inspiring to have conversations between women, to hear their life wisdom, how they make their relationship work after many years of marriage, to listen to their life stories and to learn from their creative journey, how they began their career to where they are now. Spicy orange shrimp
Houseguest Rules To Live By, Anywhere In The World Even the most etiquette-averse among us know that there are rules you have to follow when you step into someone's home. Don't show up empty handed, try not to overstay your welcome and never, ever go snooping through your gracious host's stuff. Sometimes, though, life leads us abroad and into personal territory where it isn't so clear what "your best behavior" really means. It's safe to say that the aforementioned rules still apply, but depending on where you land, there are a few other things to keep in mind if you want to be invited back. We asked Huffington Post editors from 16 countries (plus Puerto Rico) to tell us what rules you're most likely to find in any home in their country and what one thing they'd want an international house guest to know. Here's what we learned.
9 Breakfast Quinoa Recipes That’ll Make You Forget All About Oatmeal Cold mornings call for a warm, hearty, flavorful breakfast. But sometimes oats can feel too heavy, pancakes can seem too time intensive, and scrambled eggs just feel... boring. Sure, we can pop some bread in the toaster and call it a day, but there’s a better option. Chocolate Granola Bars I am not an outdoorsy person. When I was younger I tried to convince myself that I was. So many of my friends would plan camping trips, or river excursions, or hikes. I would pretend to be excited.