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Sweet eats from Chocolat.dk

Maja Vase_2 I hope you are not reading this while craving for something sugary, because this post is literally made of sugar. When I was on holidays I came across some pretty amazing extraordinaire IG accounts. You know when you hang around at the pool there’s nothing better than browsing IG and discovering IG feeds that sometimes make you fall off your sun lounger. Well, Maja Vase’s IG is one of those jaw-dropping accounts. Therefore, today I’m highlighting Chocolat.dk, a sweet eats and food styling website with out-of-the-world, amazingly looking desserts, cakes and everything delicious your sweet tooth can wish for. All I can say is HOLY MACARON. This is amazing. Support this woman people and buy her book. The world needs more of this sweet storytelling extravaganza. What a styling talent. I’m especially in love with the edible flower cookie decoration and the different icing styles. Well, you basically don’t know where to look first, because everything looks simply glorious.
Chocolate_2 Chocolate_1 On her website and on her instagram, she shares the things she makes and bakes, chocolate with gold leaf! cupcakes with girly icing! hand painted macarons! eadible flower decoration! homemade ice-cream! oh my! so! amazing! And these tarts with these perfectly shaped icing flowers. I mean really? For the impatient perfectionistas among us, wouldn’t you go as well ‘loco’ if only a single icing flower had 1 millimeter less icing and you had to do it all over again? Maja must be the goddess among the icing flower makers. Such a precise work. I wonder how behind the scenes look, but probably as perfect as the chocolate ganache on the cake below. I know I’m really living it up with these thoughts, but hey what else to think if you see Maja’s oh! so! yum! eats.

To view her instagram click here, and follow her on Facebook here. And once again, if you speak Danish or understand it get her book, here. You can also sbscriber to her Bloglovin, here.

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Bali Offerings Making

DIY Offerings Making

Hello everyone. I’m back from my holiday and blogging break in Indonesia. I’m just going to say that I really think I deserved this long break. I had a lot of things going on in the last 2 months or so, resulting in extreme tiredness and demotivation. Therefore, sitting here today and writing makes me absolutely happy, yet I almost forgot how to properly write. Wow, it really has been a long time. Well now I’m back and I have quite some new content that I want to share with you.

As I mentioned, I went on holidays to Indonesia. To be precise, I went to Lombok, Bali and Nusa Lembongan. All three islands were amazing. I could soak up quite a bit of sun over there. You might have noticed some tropical inspirations here and there on my instagram account. Three weeks of relaxing on the beach, doing some trekking and eating the most delicious food, I finally feel back at ease and full of energy. Pretty amazing what a healthy amount of vitamin D can do to you. I loved it and can recommend this beautiful country that consists of over 1000 islands. Let me know if you have questions or need some tips. Just leave a comment below.

We spent as well four days on Bali in Ubud. As you might know, in Bali buddhism is the major religion. I can’t give you a detailed explanation of this religion, but what I know for sure is their offerings are beautiful and I couldn’t take enough pictures. Due to the fact that I loved these tiny coconut palm leave boxes filled with blossoms and ‘offerings’ I registered for a Bali Offerings Workshop at Ubud Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA). Warning! It’s incredibly difficult to make a coconut palm leave box. You won’t believe me when you see the final images, but behind the scenes, blood was floating. Yes, I’m serious. Of course not the teacher’s one, but mine, because I was simply incapable of sticking the bamboo skewers through the palm leaves. It was really hard – literally hard. At a later stage of my holiday I noticed the modern version of this art – using staples instead of bamboo skewers. I wish I had discovered that method earlier. But hey, I had the real experience.

Eventually, I was able to make 1 or 2 of the offerings myself, which made me very proud of course. Meanwhile, my teacher made already 12 more. Still, I had a lot of fund making them. Have a look at all the colors of the rainbow and my handcrafted coconut palm leave offering boxes.

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Flower DIY

Flower DIY_Mahalolena_1 Good evening. How are you doing on this Monday? I know Mondays are not the best days, cause we are already looking forward to next Friday. To make your Monday more bearable I have a special delight for you. I planned on uploading this post already yesterday. However, as some of you might have noticed, my website was down. Now we are back on track and everything works again smoothly. Given the fact that yesterday the weather was absolutely amazing in Amsterdam, I wanted to decorate with flowers that I bought at my favorite flower store around the corner. And as this craft project turned out blog-proof, I will share it with you.

The materials needed and steps of this Flower DIY, you’ll find below. I hope I could make your Monday a bit more colorful and you have a good start into the week.

Materials

  • Any flowers and some green that you fancy. I mixed shaped and colors.
  • Green flexible wire
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Embroidery ring

Flower DIY_Materials Flower DIY_Materials_2 Step 1

Pick a few branches of your flower mix and tie them around the embroidery ring with the help of the flexible wire.

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Do the same on the other side of the embroidery ring. Make sure your flower stems are long enough. When they are very short they will fall out. For the tulips there is another way how to wire them around the ring. See Step 5.

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Slowly add more and more branches and flowers to the embroidery ring. Best is to tie them on top of each other, so the arrangement gets dense. Furthermore, the wire will disappear under the leaves and blossoms.

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Here you see how I tied the flowers and branches around the ring.

Flower DIY_Step4 Step 5

As last step before the ring is surrounded by your flowers, you can add just the heads of the tulips as cherry on top of the cream. This you do by cutting the stems and sticking just the tulip heads on the one end of the wire. The other end you tie around the ring.

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You can hang the arrangement with a ribbon or just like this on the wall or in the window.

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What do you think? Easy right? I really liked making it and my mother in law was happy to receive it as a gift.

By the way, I was inspired by lovely OuiOuiOui Studio. Check it out here.

Have a good evening and a lovely week.

Lena

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