Warby Parker’s Newest Collection

With Spring nearing up and bringing a much needed wave of new fashion trends and styles I was very excited to hear about Warby Parkers spring collection launching on March 14th!

Their sunglasses collection doesn’t just make you look good but they can help you do good too. Warby Parker helps to address and change the fact that almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses, which means that 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work. They do this by partnering with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

For Warby Parkers newest releases they have given a crew of feminine acetate frames all the saturated color they deserve, with blog tortoise shades and violet-tinted lenses. Other styles in the collection have gotten the same bigger-is-better treatment. They have punched up their flat-brow sunglasses for a copacetic 1970s look, and given some of them the layered treatment for additional élan.

They have a number out stores across America and Canada aswell as the ability to buy online which means there is nothing stopping you from purchasing a pair, whether it’s your first pair or your 6th pair. I have attached three of my favourite pairs from their spring 2017 collection below, let me know what you think and if there’s a different pair you’re loving. 


A Missguided Playsuit In The Caribbean

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I travelled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, whilst on a cruise of the Caribbean with my family over the summer. At each island I visited I plan to do a OOTD blog post for. So here we have hopefully number one out of my island OOTD specials.

The play suit I paired with a satin black backpack, Givenchy sunglasses and Kurt Geiger sandals. The playsuit itself is from Missguided and I absolutely love it. It’s of the shoulder greek vibes and intricate patterns I just adored.

 

 

Experts suggest: Best of Interior Design for 2017

Interior design and home décor are not only associated with pure necessity but are considered a form of art and personal expression as well. There’s no limit to what one’s creativity can achieve when the look of one’s home is concerned, but if you want to keep up with trends, check out some of the interior design hits that are going to be all the rage in 2017.

Industrial vibe

Various metal finishes, grungy details and repurposed items are definitely getting more and more popular and they’ll be the key factor of one of the most popular interior design trends for the following year, too. So far, people enjoyed having different accessories that reminded them of the so called industrial look, but the trend is only going to spread on the rest of the furniture as well as the way people organize their home layout to be more reminiscent of the grunge period.

image-6Zen paradise

On the completely different note from the previous one, organizing and decorating your home according to yin yang and zen teachings reminiscent of traditional Japanese homes is also going to find its way to the top of the list among interior design trends of 2017. This involves a lot of natural or natural-looking materials. Bamboo, wood, rice paper and a lot of greenery are main aspects of this style, but those on a budget can also get the look with adequate wallpaper and few effective Feng Shui pieces and general rules.

The new old

Ornamental décor that is part of traditions and customs of certain cultures is another one of rising interior design trends. This means incorporating the ornaments, patterns and accessories of a certain culture into the décor. In order to avoid gaudiness, it would be best to stick with one culture per se. Asian, Indian, Egyptian, Latin and similar cultures that have rich history and ornamental value in modern world are definitely some of the most popular among interior designers as well as people who like a bit of an old-fashioned, traditional and nostalgic theme in their homes.

image-4Retro minimalism

So far, both retro and minimalist styles were treated as completely separate trends in interior design, but experts predict their joint qualities to become one of the main trends next year. This mix of two seemingly different styles involves taking the best of both worlds – decorating and organizing your home in minimalist style with retro bits and pieces. This can be implemented in almost all aspects of one’s home, from décor accessories and furniture choice to lighting solutions.

Indoor nature and the outdoors

Most people think of vertical gardens and living green walls as well as a lot of natural lighting when someone mentions getting the nature into the interior design. While this is true, the year of 2017 also incorporates the general feel and look of the outdoors in the interior design. Apart from greenery, this look can also be achieved with decorative concrete inside one’s home instead of the usual paint and wallpaper, outdoor furniture fabric and other materials that are generally used for exterior décor.

Whatever you decide to do when it comes to the interior décor of your home, make sure to go with something that you truly like and enjoy. Refrain from falling into the certain trend just because it’s popular if it’s not something that you feel perfectly represents your lifestyle and individuality. For some major works and more complex renovations, ask for professional help and services that are knowledgeable in the specific style and construction that you desire. That way, you can positively get the best solution for your own ideas when it comes to the interior design.

 

How to Prepare Your Garden for Fall

Every season brings a drastic change to the outlook of the garden and preparing it for what comes next is very important. The changes that happen before every next season are significantly different and they all demand individual approach and have certain specifics that need to be covered. Since fall is the season that brings drastic changes to plants and trees, preparing the garden for those changes is a task that needs to be seriously addressed from the first cold breeze announcing it. Here is how to prepare your garden for the upcoming fall season.

beautiful-garden-house-facebookThoroughly clean it

Preparing the garden for the fall takes several steps. The initial one, that prepares the garden for all others that follow, is a thorough clean up. Remove all crop debris and residue and make sure no non organic matter is left scattered around. If you have any annual plants, remove them from the ground and leave the soil as clean as possible. Only a perfectly clean garden is suitable for the actions that follow.

Check the pH of the soil

This is something that the majority of garden owners find to be out of their level of expertise and therefore never do it. It is not rocket science, and it does not take a fortune to complete, especially if you consider the importance of the data that will be revealed. There are a lot of affordable, but precise enough electronic testers or pH kits that can be found in almost every plant nursery, or online. The results you obtain will direct the necessary pH adjustments. The pH levels suitable for different plants may vary significantly, but there is an optimal range that meets the requirements of most of them. If the pH level is below 6 add lime to your soil. On the other hand, if it is above 7.5 add elemental sulfur.  These additions will secure the optimal pH level and the soil will be ready for spring.

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Fall is the perfect time to add organic matter and prepare the ground and plant roots for the harsh winter conditions that are about to come. Adding up to two inches of compost or manure will guarantee that the soil is resupplied for the next planting season. Practically any manure or compost will do but be careful about one thing. Make sure that they are not full of grass seed or any other weed. There will be a lot of work when spring comes, because getting rid of unwanted weed is very time-consuming.

Turn off the water

It doesn’t matter if you use a watering hose or one of those sophisticated automatic watering systems, early fall is the time to plan disassembling it to avoid frost damage. If you live in a warmer area disconnecting the system from a hose spigot and allowing the water to drain on its own would probably suffice. On the other hand, colder climate areas will require using air compressors to fully drain the water out of the system to prevent it from being damaged by the frost. Or you can simply bring it inside the shed early enough, and let it dry on its own there before really cold days come.

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There are certain types of plants that provide more benefit if left in the ground than if they are taken out. For example, cabbage, broccoli and kale, as well as other members of the brassica family if left in the ground through fall and winter will release cyanide compound that are highly efficient against wireworms. On the other hand, you can use the fairly empty ground and plant garlic since pre-fall period is perfect for it. If you need any kind of advice on the matter, or need help in doing it, by all means contact gardening services and resolve any of the issues that may be puzzling you.

Preparing a garden for winter is a challenging task that requires some time and money investments. On the other hand, if you wish your garden to be in full bloom the next spring, all the effort you made to preserve it during the cold months will pay off.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Tips for a Big Cleanup

Every homeowner knows how daunting big cleanups can be. Still, it’s important to have one of these from time to time if you don’t want your home to turn into a real mess. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make this easier for you. Make sure you take a look at the following 5 tips if you want your next big cleanup to be easy and more effective.

image-1-1Eliminate All the Clutter

One of the most important things you’ll have to do when you engage in a big cleanup is eliminate all the clutter from your home. If your home is full of clutter, there’s much more chance dust and allergens will appear. First of all, you should check all the tables and desks at your home and put away all the things you have no use of. Chances are, there are some things you don’t need any more so make sure you fill at least one trash bag while de-cluttering. If there are some things you don’t want to throw away, you can always give them away or sell them online.

Clean Your Curtains

Another thing you can do that’ll really freshen up your home is clean your curtains. Every time you open and close your windows or you brush against your curtains, the dust and other debris in them will get disturbed and start swirling around your home. This can be a real problem, especially if you have a family member who’s suffering from allergies. The best way to do this is to steam clean your curtains. Make sure you start from the top and work your way down to the bottom. Once you do this during your big cleanup you should try to make a habit of doing it every month.

image-2-1Let Your Creativity Flow

Even though dealing with a big cleanup can be frustrating, there are ways to make it more fun. A great way to do this is to make some small changes around your home while you’re cleaning up. Allow yourself to move items around your home until you find a new look you like. So not only will your home be cleaner but you’ll also freshen it up with some customization. You can even look online and find some brand new decorations for your home. Just make sure you keep the new decorations clean just like the rest of the house.

Make Your Windows Shine

If you want your home to be sparkling clean, you should also never forget to clean your windows. Washing your windows every single week would be too tiring and that’s why you should wash them during your big cleanup and keep dusting them regularly. Getting a quality cleaning product is always a good idea but there are also some other ways. Many people today choose to clean windows by using newspapers as that’s one of the best ways to make them shine.

image-4-1Get Some Assistance

Doing a big cleanup on your own can be quite tiring, especially if you don’t have a lot of free time. Of course, there are some easy things you’ll be able to do on your own but when it comes to something more complex, you can always get some assistance. In case you decide to do this, you should always make sure you turn to the right person. You should always do a thorough research and find the best possible cleaners in your town. If you need house cleaning in Sydney, there are local companies you can turn to.

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Big cleanups are something you’ll have to face from time to time. Make sure you follow all of these tips and you’ll end up with a clean and fresh home in absolutely no time.

5 Bathroom Renovation Tips for Your Dream Space

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Would you enjoy a visit to a luxury spa resort? The soothing ambience, tranquillity of the surroundings and the ability to ease all of your senses… sounds quite extraordinary. But what if you had the opportunity to visit a spa every day of your life? While many people have the tendency to spend unreasonable sums of money to be pampered in an extravagant remote lodge, there’s also an option of investing that money in certain bathroom renovations which could help you achieve that spa-like ambience right there in the comfort of your own home. Of course, if you wish to design a personal paradise, it’ll be wise to seek some inspiration and follow a few quick and easy guidelines.

Consider the Space

Before starting any type of renovation projects, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you’re dealing with. This is why it’s crucial to plan carefully, measure thoroughly and consider all the details. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind that sometimes alternative ways can make a great finishing result. For instance, if you have a smaller bathroom, choosing a shower over a tub can be a better choice and investment. Of course, you can always find a compromise by opting for a smaller sized bathtub or a convenient corner sink. Storage space in the bathroom is also an important factor, so a hanging vanity could be a wise idea as well.

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Illumination Is the Key

The type of illumination in the bathroom is one of the most important factors by far, as it can greatly affect the overall ambience of the space. If you’re striving to achieve a natural atmosphere, the best solution would be to introduce natural lighting into the bathroom area by adding more windows or a sensational skylight. Of course, other than sunlight, the bathroom should have a mixture of different lighting fixtures which can help increase the mood. A subtle combination of decorative, task and accent lighting is bound to create the perfect spa-like ambience in the space.

Choose Your Style

Choose a style that inspires you and gives you the ability to feel like a queen of your personal haven. There’s a variety of styles to choose from, depending whether you prefer a more modern look or perhaps the rustic appeal. You can never go wrong by opting for the elegance of the Victorian or Edwardian style as well.

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Be Extravagant

Choosing the style and the overall look of your bathroom space should be an essential part of every remodelling project. Of course, if the main purpose is to refinish the bathroom area in order to increase the home value before selling the house, then it’s probably best not to go over the top and choose a more traditional approach. On the other hand, if you’re refinishing the bathroom solely for yourself, there’s no need to be modest. Choosing a few high-end materials can add a luxurious touch to your bathroom and certainly won’t’ break the bank.

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Keep It Functional

Lastly, it should be necessary for the form to always follow the function. While a beautiful bathroom is certainly a commodity, it’s important for this facility to be functional as well. Ventilation is one of the main considerations here, while it would be wise to choose durable and easy maintainable materials for the space. Plumbing is one of the most important factors here and it would be necessary to have a professional install and repair any possible irregularities. Many major cities have a difficulty with providing quality plumbing services, and like that, finding a good plumbers and blocked drains experts in Sydney was practically impossible until recently. Faulty installations can cause some major issues later on as well as often cases of blocked drains, so it would be best to rely on professional services to handle these types of problems during your renovation projects.

You don’t have to rely on private spa resorts to get your daily dose of serenity. Now, with just a few simple hacks, you can rest easily knowing that you have your personal piece of heaven right there in your home.

Transform your Home in a Cat Haven

If you wish to make sure that your feline friend is satisfied and well taken care off, you’ll have to create an environment which will be suitable for your cat’s lifestyle and its habits. Of course, this isn’t a reason to sacrifice your personal sense of style. You can easily keep your creative side and still provide your cat with a perfect sanctuary, simply by incorporating these few ideas into your home:

image-6Make Your Home a Play Zone

Cats are natural explorers and it’s not uncommon to see them discovering new terrains and investigating their surroundings. They are also quite attracted to higher areas and will spend a lot of time jumping up and down and climbing on top of your furniture. If you wish to avoid a lot of mess and keep your precious item, it’s best to equip your home with tall furniture pieces and high resting places. You can easily improvise by adding a few ramps and walkways, placing tall scratching posts and installing high shelves around the household so your furry friend will have enough room to roam around freely and keep itself entertained.

image-7Keep Them Safe

Security is another important aspect to keep in mind when creating a cat-friendly household. While cats are generally quite independent creatures and can easily care for themselves, the issue of safety is always present, especially with housecats who aren’t used to their new surroundings. This can easily be fixed by installing cat flaps to control your cat’s outdoor activities, as well as by installing safety locks on cabinets and doors to keep your cat away from dangerous chemicals or risky appliances. Also make sure to rid your home from any toxic plants, small figurines or objects that could present a choking hazard.

image-8Freedom Is Essential

Although safety should always be a priority, it’s really important to keep in mind that animals, especially cats, require freedom and it would be unwise to keep them locked in. While it’s quite understandable that owners care about the wellbeing of their pets, if you wish for your cat to be happy, it‘ll be necessary for it to spend a fair amount of time outdoors. Just like humans, in order to function properly, cats need fresh air and sunshine and it would be smart to give your cat the freedom to move around freely without restrictions. If you have the available space, it would be a good idea to create an outdoor zone in your backyard where your cat could spend some time beyond closed doors.

Give Them Privacy

Unlike dogs, cats greatly value their privacy, so it’s very much desirable to give them some alone time. Not only do they enjoy spending time on their own, but they’re also quite shy when it comes to certain things such as bathroom time or eating. This is why it would be a good idea to place their litter box in a secluded area so they wouldn’t be disturbed during their bathroom breaks. Also, food bowls should be strategically placed in accessible and visible places and you might want to consider placing a few water bowls all around the household.

Comfort Is Key

Lastly, if there’s one thing that cats value, then it’s their comfort. Cats can spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping, so it’s not surprising that they prefer soft and warm places to rest. It’s a good idea to have multiple cat beds around the house, preferably in some sunny and warm places, near radiators and heaters. Cats also like familiar scents, so it would be a good idea to let them sleep close to you and not wash their linen too often.

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When you decide to share your home with a furry companion, making certain adjustments in the household is necessary. Cats are quite picky creatures and as such require a certain level of comfort. If you learn to satisfy their needs and desires, your home can easily become a perfect cat haven.