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Late Autumn outfit

Thursday, November 19, 2015



Helmut lang top
765 CAD - farfetch.com


Wallis slimming camisole
58 CAD - wallisfashion.com


Melissa McCarthy Seven7 boot-cut jeans
120 CAD - lordandtaylor.com


Monsoon buckle ankle booties
185 CAD - monsoon.co.uk


Via Spiga cognac leather bag
515 CAD - lordandtaylor.com



NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
42 CAD - bloomingdales.com


Nail treatment
32 CAD - etsy.com


Fleur De Lis necklace
205 CAD - etsy.com

Jewellery masterpieces. Enamelled bow necklace, ca. 1660

Enamelled gold set with table-cut diamonds, hung with a pearl and a large polished sapphire
The central bow is a magnificent example of a mid-17th century jewel. The painted opaque enamel was a recent innovation, said to have been developed by a Frenchman, Jean Toutin of Ch√Ęteaudun. This striking colour combination was much used in enamels around this date.


Throwback Thursday

Sydney Opera House, 2011.
We still regret that did not try harder to get in (there were no tickets and we did not try to buy them from somebody just before the show).  This building is in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. 

DIY Watermelon carving

This is a guest post by Vlad from Culinary Design Group company. I always wondered how the watermelons were carved (I love carving!), so I jumped on the opportunity to publish this DIY when I was offered it!

Here is Vlad's instruction:

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Today I will show you how to carve beautiful roses in a watermelon. All you need for a tool is one Thai carving knife (short knife with a narrow thin blade).


You can also use this technique for carving many different vegetables, such as potatoes, radishes, zucchini, etc.

Watch the video, or use the step by step instructions below.



First, remove the green peel from the half the watermelon to see the white layer.




Mark the circles for the future roses. This can be done by hand, with a compass, a glass or a cup. The diameter of the roses is up to you anywhere from 5 to 15 cm. If your watermelon is large you might be able to carve 3 to 5 roses on it. Make a 3-4 cm (1,5 inches) deep cuts along the circle. 



Cut out the narrow rims around the circumferences (see the picture below):



Start carving the petals. First, cut the front and then the rear edge of each petal.



Make each rose wider and wider until they start overlapping each other.



At the end you will get a beautiful watermelon covered with flowers!



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