Wine red and burgundy are the colours of fall. The intense colour of the maple trees in the garden make the darker mornings and shorter days brighter. And so I need this colour in my wardrobe ..albeit it toned down with black and soft pinks. And since it's is autumn, it has to be suede, velvet and wool.
Coat from ST Studio, backpack and ankle boots by Zara, Mohair sweater, suede boots, gloves and lipstick from & Other Stories.
This started off in my mind as sinfully sugary but with my workout fresh in my mind, I toned down the envisioned sugar overload. The caramel is salted brown sugar and just a couple of spoonfuls suffice. The risotto was glazed in brown butter, followed by the wine obviously. Then came a mix of water, cinnamon sticks, ground allspice and sweetened with maple syrup. I added the caramel to the cooked risotto.
The mascarpone was simply whipped with a little vanilla bean paste and maple syrup. Made the way I do most of my cooking..sans measurements and absolutely to taste.. my taste. A perfect balance of autumn flavours for a perfect balance to my need for sweet.
Sticking with the theme of pairing back and getting back to basics, I switched up my face routine. A continuous onslaught of pimples and whiteheads had me looking for something softer on my skin. So I finally decided to give micro water a go. And guess what I love it!
It's the only cleanser/toner/remover I use. I don't even rinse as I love the way my skin feels and looks. Once in the morning and evenings, that's it. Gets rid of everything, including mascara. No stinging or burning. No residue or dryness. By far the best product I've tried. Now if it were only available in the Netherlands..
By far the the best thing in my mailbox was an article on Est about the ark shelter. This week especially I've been in the mood of pairing back and getting back to basics. Less to do, less clutter, more recharging.
The ark shelture is small, calm and aboveall a peaceful place to get back.. to nature, to calm, to yourself. And all without sitting in a wet, cold tent made of nylon. Minimal, low-impact, stylish and efficacious.