2017 - Let's Do This!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Can you believe 2017 is literally around the corner? The past 365 days have been a mixed bag of emotions and heartbreak for the world, but personally for Balazs and I, 2016 was a good one, a joyful year of personal ease.

My sweet dearies, thank you so much for popping by exPress-o daily! Your notes make me feel cheery and inspired, every single day. I couldn’t ask for a more amazing group of ladies and it's such a pleasure sharing my little slice of world with you.

Here is to a peaceful, tolerant, safe 2017 led by women! Be safe tonight!

P.S: I'll be back to regular posting on Wednesday morning - January 4th.
P.P.S: Here is something if you fancy a smile :)

(Photo by Gabriela Tulian)

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

11 Awesome Tips and Tricks

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Here are eleven really simple, yet totally effective tips and tricks that will make you feel and look great - starting with this must-try (scent) hair secret...

Hostess bathroom prep tip that I can't get enough of...

Manicure niftiness on so many levels...

The festive style tweak that everyone seems to love....

How to redefine happiness...

How-to create the 'it' ponytail...

A pat on the back, because we all need to start doing it...

The coolest and simplest French beauty secret...

The 'it' stress buster around...

The banana teeth whitening trick that I tried and love...

And the coolest fresh hydrangeas trick, because those blooms are something special...

P.S: Candy cane goodness...
P.P.S: Plus, ten takes on this thing called life!

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

10 Nifty Home Tweaks

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Up next are ten little ideas to make your home cozier, cheerier, lighter and beautifully unique - starting by getting rid of your old plain Jane doormat and adding one of those beauties...

Or placing a few pairs of wellies on display...

Investing in a few of those stunning air plants...

Hanging a woven wall hanging in your bedroom...

Getting one of those awesome Himalayan salt lamps...

Jazzing up your walls with vintage posters...

Living the label-less life...

Adding plaid, everywhere :)...

Treating yourself to a Chinese money plant...

And getting one of those stunning round mirrors...

P.S: Remember this live lampshade?
P.P.S: Or those cheeky monkeys? :)

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

12 Simmer Pots for Every Season

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I hope everyone had a magical and cozy Christmas. And while we are on the subject of all things snug, here are 12 divine simmer pot mixes for every season that will fill your home with the most comforting and beautiful natural scent ever - starting (above) with my favourite late spring concoction of lemon, rosemary and vanilla...

Early summer mix of grapefruit, oranges, fresh ginger and bay leaves...

Summer mix of grapefruit, rosemary, eucalyptus leaves, vanilla and some shredded coconut...

Early autumn mix of rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus leaves, peppermint and bay leaves...

Early autumn mix of rosemary, vanilla extract and the peel of a half grapefruit...

Fall mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, orange zest and black tea...

Autumn mix of a peel of an orange, apple, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla extract and almond extract...

Late autumn mix of orange peel, cinnamon sticks, cloves and bay leaves...
Thanksgiving mix of oranges, cinnamon sticks, fresh cranberries, cloves, nutmeg and fresh sprigs of rosemary...

Pre-Christmas mix of sliced oranges, cinnamon, vanilla bean pods, a branch of fresh pine and apple cider...

Christmas mix of fresh pine needles, cinnamon sticks, allspice and cloves...

And winter mix of orange peels, apples, cinnamon, star anise, ginger and cloves...

P.S: Your own scent.
P.P.S: And those lovely scented pinecones.

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

A Holly Jolly Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ah, a jolly good Christmas, everyone! What are you doing this year? Are you traveling, hosting or taking it easy? Same as the past few years, Balazs and I are spending the Holidays in London and Budapest with the whole family. I'm looking forward to stuffing myself silly with leftover Christmas pudding, drinking way too much hot wine, and catching up with the whole gang!

So, here is my wish for all of us, let's eat till our tummies are full, drink till we're tipsy and let's stay up wayyy past our bedtime :) Deal? I’ll surely pop in next week with a few fun posts, so make sure to check in, but in the meantime, feel free to browse through exPress-o. Maybe you’ll discover a post or two that you missed previously. Jolly good Christmas!

P.S: Fancy a bit of chit-chat over the Holidays? Join me on Instagram.
P.P.S: Writers and artists on what they read this year - worth checking out!

 (Photo by Jeska Hearne)

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

This Week's Gems

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

This dress makes me swoon on so many levels!...

 Ha, brilliant :)...

Those copper triangle earrings are something special...

Oh, I know someone who would die for this Ramón Peña Spanish seafood set!...

Adorable...

  Eek...

Oh so lovely...

Great reminder...

The colour, the size and the coziness - this must be the loveliest scarf for winter!...

Moby butter dish at its best!...


Oh-so swoonworthy!...

Oh la la...

How stunning and special are those curved bar necklaces?...

Coffee anyone?...

 :)...

How pretty...

Cat lady gem...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?
P.P.S: Plus, all the gift guides this year.
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