Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hope you all have a jolly good Thanksgiving weekend filled with delicious food and great company! For those who still have some planning, cooking and baking to do, just breathe, and for everyone else, enjoy the festivities to the fullest!

As far Balazs and I, we're starting the celebration tonight with a little get-together at a friends' place and continuing on till the end of the weekend with a few smaller and bigger feasts. Btw: the one thing I'm totally looking forward to are pies :) I've been dreaming about a slice of pecan pie for days now:)

Anyway,  I will see you all back here on Monday morning, but in the meantime, please feel free to browse through exPress-o, maybe you'll find a post or two you have missed. Also, there is a sweet giveaway going on till Monday morning, so don't miss out on it! Oh, and don't forget to be creative with your leftovers on Friday, plus, if you have a few minutes to spare, here is an interesting read about celebrating Thanksgiving at a restaurant. Cheers!

And here are a few discount details for your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping fun! (I will be updating the list throughout the next 4 days, so keep on checking back for great deals):

- AgJc jewelry: 50% off on selected items until the 25th.
- Abramey: up to 50% off on most items.
Crave Jewelry Design: 10% off on the whole store, no coupon code needed.
SimaG jewelry: 40% off, no coupon code needed.

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(Photo of the best pecan pie by Alex Lau via Bon App├ętit)

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Midweek Gems


This cardigan and that jumper = the coziest winter knit duo around!...

The loveliest stacking band...

Mmm, I so want to smell like a mix of amber pine rosin, maplewood and moss...

Special little necklace...

Moon garland for the win!...

How beautiful is this oak bark cuff?...

A posh little plate set that I adore...

Swoonworthy!...

Nifty...

Beauty...

Aww, 'cat nap' pyjama set...

Caddy goodness...

The sweetest little night light... 

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

P.S: Fancy more gems? Plus, all our gift guides so far this year...
P.P.S: And, don't forget to enter our swoonworthy Edor jeweley GIVEAWAY this week!

Christmas Gift Guide #4: Dad

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Since this morning was all about moms, now it's time to talk dads. So, here are 15 gift ideas for those dads in your life who give the warmest hugs, always encourage you to walk your path, make the best cup of coffee and still carry your baby photos in their wallet...

From the top: 1. MoMA rotating globe ($300) - 2. Izola 'fine and dandy' brass comb ($30) - 3. 'Kiss the Ground: How the food you eat can reverse climate change, heal your body & ultimately save our world' by Josh Tickell and John Mackey ($14.54) - 4. The Future Kept charcoal soap bar ($7.60) - 5. MoMA Albert clock ($340) - 6. Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrel aged pure maple syrup ($38) - 7. SimaG personalized mezuzah necklace ($36) - 8. Food52 wooden matchbox ($59) - 9. Crave Jewelry Design Detroit skyline cufflinks ($30) - 10. Sydney Haleco bourbon and brown sugar candle ($30) - 11. Kaufmann Mercantile Underhill solid cologne ($60) - 12. Huckberry - Finisterre Westray crew ($145) - 13. Kiehl's musk essence oil ($35) - 14. Amazon's Echo (2nd generation) ($99.99) - 15. Mah Ze Dahr Bakery's peanut brittle ($15).

What caught your eye?

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Plus, don't miss out on winning something special in our GIVEAWAY this week!

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Christmas Gift Guide #3: Mom


Next up are twelve cozy and sassy gifts for those amazing moms in your life. Those ladies who always keep your back, never fail to surprise you with some homemade sweeties when you visit, and always up for a late night chat.

 Any favourites?

From the top: 1. Eba's The Uccello tote ($195) - 2. Neighbor's fig tree candle ($38) - 3. ILIA 'push it' ($24) - 4. Brownie subscription ($70) - 5. Edor's personalized gold charms necklace ($32) - 6. Percella jumper ($125) - 7. Lion print ($30.14) - 8. H.A.N.D. kettle ($108.50) - 9. Geo lavender eye pillow ($32) - 10. Ag Jc's minimalist N°5 earrings ($39.57) - 11. Ceramic clock ($118) - 12. A set of travel aroma mist ($20).

P.S: Also, all our Christmas gift guides so far this season...
P.P.S: Plus, don't miss our stunning Edor jewelry GIVEAWAY this week!

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Love, Edor Jewelry Giveaway

Monday, November 20, 2017






Today’s giveaway is from Love, Edor, a gorgeous jewelry boutique that I adore! All of Edor's designs are beautifully understated, full of minimalist charm and ideal for layering - basically the definition of the 'it' go-to accessory that you'll want to wear over and over again! Cindy's designs are meant to make you feel comfortable and totally yourself while adding a bit of sass to your everyday uniform in that delicate je ne sais quoi type-of-way.

Today, Cindy is offering one lucky person a chance to win your favourite piece of jewelry from the entire shop. This way you can pick what you fancy the most. How special is that? I'm totally lusting over those tiny rose gold hoops - they would make my winter outfit totally complete.

For a chance to win, you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit the Edor shop and tell us which piece is your favourite. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random next Monday morning. Good luck! xo

For extra entries:
Re-tweet the giveaway, follow Edor on Twittertag a friend on instagram, like Edor on Facebook, follow Cindy on Pinterest, follow exPress-o on Instagram, join the exPress-o group on Facebook, follow exPress-o on Pinterest, follow exPress-o on Twitter or sign up for the Edor newsletter (scroll down to the bottom of the page) and please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, please include your email address, so I can contact the winner. Thank you:)

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Flower Beards










Ha, fancy checking out something fun this Monday morning? Have a look at those dudes wearing flower beards! Ever since 2016, artist Geoffroy Mottart has been adding floral beards on Belgium's historic busts as a tribute to those often overlooked statues…

How brilliantly creative, don’t you think?

P.S: Remember those?
P.P.S: Plus, stay tuned for a very sassy GIVEAWAY Monday!

(via Honestly, wtf)

Weekend Jollies

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cheers to the weekend, what are you up to? We're taking it slow before next week's Thanksgiving festivities. You? Tonight we are going to visit a festive street market and tomorrow I'm planning to indulge in some baking. Wishing everyone a jolly good weekend, I'll see you back here on Monday morning, but before you go, don't miss out on those jazzy links below.

How to take good care of yourself...

'Out of office.'

Secret to the always-put-together home.

Making a pie this Thanksgiving? Make this one - it's so good!

Ha, is your gut microbiome the key to health and happiness?

Fancy making your own laurel wreath this season?

Ghost bikes of Brooklyn.

'How I hosted Thanksgiving in my 195-square-foot apartment.'

Wow!

What to eat when you're feeling anxious.

Life hack to try.

So impressed with this girl.

Why you should cut a corner off your sponge.

Power of ten.

What do you think? Could you do it?

The prettiest floral sun-catchers.

Yum!

How to make the best pizza at home.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Seven years ago today.
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago yesterday.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago tomorrow.
- One year ago today.

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(Photo by Jacob Santiago)

This Week's Gems


The comfiest dress around...

On my wish list: those sassy fishbone earrings....

London calling:)...

 The prettiest boots...

Mmm...

Fancy a little pop of colour?...

Pretty apron...

Stunner!...

Your new coffee mug, right here:)...

Speaking of cat ladies, this bracelet is something special!...

Jolly...

What a great print!...

Pretty awesome rucksack, if you ask me...

Cozy...

Great cream for winter...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Christmas Gift Guide #2: Cat Lady

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Next up are 14 quirky, cheery, jazzy and awesome gift ideas for all those amazing cat ladies in your life. The coworker who drinks her daily coffee out of her go-to cat cup. The sweetest friend who has just adopted a little kitten and the mom who collects cat figurines in memory of her beloved pet.

Any favourites?

From the top: 1. Cat pack t-shirt ($22) - 2. Kittii cat leather crossbody bag ($195) - 3. Ginger cat mug ($15.74) - 4. The New Yorker book of cat cartoons ($12) - 5. Itty bitty kitty stud ($36) - 6. Antique rare cat ring ($411) - 7. Cat print trousers ($50) - 8. Fred egg mold ($8) - 9. Mog mitts ($47) - 10. Harry Pawtter cat pin ($11) - 11. Kitty bud vase ($12) - 12. Cat candle ($33.99) - 13. Tabby cat scarf ($82.16) - 14. Bonus: Qoobo aka the coolest tailed pillow that heals the heart - available only from next year.

P.S:Fancy more? Here are our cat lady guides from last yeartwo years ago and three years ago.
P.P.S:Plus, all our Christmas gift guides so far this season...

Christmas Tweak: Dried Orange Eucalyptus Wreath




I love a good festive wreath, but only when it's a bit understated, a dash rustic and not overly kitschy. So this year, I'm making my own using a simple wire coat hanger, dried orange slices, fresh eucalyptus and Juliette's brilliant tutorial. Look at that beauty! Fancy making one too?

P.S: And this...
P.P.S: Plus, all our Christmas gift guides so far this season...

(Photos by Juliette Laura)
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