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Christmas Gift Guide :: For Him

November 26th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

You might have read last week’s Christmas Gift Guide :: For Her where I started this year’s Christmas blog series; this time I’ve teamed up with my boyfriend to bring you the ultimate gift guide for him! All these gifts are boyfriend approved and something he would love to receive for Christmas but also things that can be great gifts for others too! But of course, I approved them myself so that these are realistically what a girl (me) would buy for a boy/man… I personally love buying gifts for men, however I can see that sometimes it’s not that easy like buying something for a girl, especially if you’re a girl, so hopefully this can inspire you a little!

1 :: For commuters ;
ASOS iPad Mini Case with Straps
If your boy travels a lot or live on the underground most days of the week, and of course if he owns an iPad Mini, this might be the perfect gift for him! I love the simplicity of this case and how great the strap looks.

2 :: For crafters ;
ASOS Grow Your Own Chili Kit
This is such a cool gift idea especially as stocking filler, and especially if your boy loves crafts and DIYs! This kit includes a terracotta pot, chili seeds and soil, but if you fancy you can make your guy grow a little Cherry Tomato Plant too!

3 :: For tech lovers ;
Muji Fairisle Touchscreen Gloves
I love the look of the winter-y pattern on these gloves, and I’m sure they would make for an awesome gift for boys that like to use their phones/tablets everywhere, even in the cold!

4 :: For readers ;
Kindle Voyage
I don’t know about yours, but my boyfriend’s weakness must be e-Readers and he’s surely after the new Kindle this year: lightweight, featuring an adaptive front light and a higher resolution, these are a few of the reasons why you should pick the new Kindle, even though I’m still a huge fan of the good old Paperwhite.

5 :: For more readers ;
Moleskine Book Journal
If your guy likes to read but you want something more on a budget, this Moleskine journal is such a cool little gadget: a tun of fillable sections for all the book’s details, a big space to write his thoughts on every book, cute little stickers and the quality of Moleskine can’t not make for a great well-thought present!

6 :: For his phone ;
Christmas Sweater Phone Case
A little bit of auto-promotion here – and this is also the first time I talk about this exciting project of mine on here, but I’ve a little phone case line available on Casetify, where my illustrations/patterns can be bought as phone cases for every phone really! Nice, uh? I’ve designed a pair of Christmas themed cases already, and we think the Christmas Sweater case would be perfect for guys!
(p.s. :: use the code U98MZ9 to have $10 off your order!)

7 :: For winter lovers ;
River Island Christmas Sweater
There’s nothing I love more than buying Christmas themed clothes as gifts and if you do too and your boy likes winter prints, than you can’t go wrong with this super cute yet neutral Christmas sweater!

8 :: For sleepyheads ;
H&M Duvet Cover Set with Deer Print
You might remember that I mentioned a duvet cover in my last gift guide last week, and I thought I would include another on here: this deer printed bedding set is perfect for guys and I’ve actually bought one for my boyfriend already and he loves it!

It’s a very special birthday!

November 22nd  •  Posted in Lifestyle

A very special birthday!
A very special birthday!

Don’t want to start a sloppy post, but being that this blog is a sort of diary of my life, and that the man in question is a huge part of the mentioned life, I thought this was kind of due! Today’s the birthday of my favourite person in the world, and this totally deserve a post for itself.

When you’ll be reading this I will most probably be spending the morning baking a huge chocolate espresso cake following and adapting this beautiful recipe (doesn’t it look delicious?) and if you want to keep up to date with that, I will most probably post pictures of the cake on Instagram! I’m spending this weekend at his place, and it will be spent eating cakes, going out for a dinner & a movie kind of date (well deserved, since the last one we had was way back in July) and if all goes according to plan also spending a sweet afternoon browsing through a Christmas market (ah, my favourite thing!).

The downside of having someone that has birthday around the Christmas period is that you have to think for double gift ideas in less than a month time, but on the other hand giving festive themed things as gifts is totally appropriate (and picking up festive undies and sweaters for others must be one of my favourite thing that has ever been).

So, a very happy birthday to my favourite person of them all!

How are you spending your weekends?

A Day Trip in Milan: Ice Cream Please!

August 28th  •  Posted in Lifestyle


A few more pictures from our most recent day trip to Milan that we had exactly one week ago. As I said in the first post about this day trip, we were not lucky enough to find Brera’s California Bakery open (I was really craving a piece of cake and was very disappointed when I found out it was closed) so we decided to go for some delicious ice cream from Amorino while my boyfriend got a lemon iced water as always! I love walking down all the little streets in Brera, it’s seriously my favourite place in Milan!

Also here are some other pictures from Parco Sempione!

Look at this little family!