Neutral Essentials

It’s always key to keep some neutral items in your wardrobe to style into an OOTD meant to focus on other statement piece(s). My favorite neutrals this summer are body tank tops which while remaining discreet can still leverage your body’s own curves while bringing back that 90s vibe… 
 

When out and about in Beirut…

 

…and then to take in Lebanon’s colorful palette ๐ŸŽจ I sported this plissรฉ midi skirt which earned me the nickname “Crayola” โœ๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ by my MOL (or did she say “Cruela”?!? ๐Ÿ‘ฟ)

 

๐Ÿ‘ฏ Walking in๐Ÿ‘ฃ Daddy’s Steps ๐ŸŽ“

Since we’re kicking off our summer in Beirut and right in time for this weekend’s Father’s Day, we thought we’d take the kids for a stroll in the gorgeous AUB Mediterranean campus, where their dad did his freshman year… Memories, nature, stories, โ˜€๏ธ, endless questions (e.g. papa, c’est lร  que tu prenais le goรปter?; elle est oรน la classe de papa?), mischief & dreams… ๐Ÿš€
 
     

    

  

Summer Packing โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽ’โ˜€๏ธ

#HappySunday #Summer #OnTheWay #PackingParty #GoesOn …                                                                                 For this summer, I am aiming for โžก๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Ž #cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ #comfortable ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ. Not compromising on comfort while trying to keep a minimum of style, this summer the first items on my packing checklist are ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ my classic trainers that I am looking forward to pair with almost EVERYTHING in my wardrobe, even with that flowy summer dress! #summer #style #challenge ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป thoughts?

 

Pasta๐Ÿ…Pomodoro๐Ÿ…

๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… Yummy ๐Ÿ… Healthy ๐Ÿ… Easy๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

When I feel like a good home meal but have no time to cook or simply not exactly in the mood for a kitchen day, Pasta Pomodoro is the first thing that comes to my mind. It is a basic, quick and easy dish that requires only a couple of ingredients yet the outcome is a fusion of simple earthy flavors and aromas that makes it a great dish for the whole family.

The key to a flavorful Pasta Pomodoro is fresh, local and preferably organic ingredients.

Ingredients (4 portions):

ยท 500g whole wheat pasta

ยท 8 to 10 ripe tomatoes skinned* and diced

ยท 3 to 4 Tbsps. extra virgin olive oil

ยท Fresh basil leaves

ยท Crushed peppercorn, salt

Pour olive oil in a saucepan over low heat, add tomatoes and cook for 30 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Add black pepper.

Meanwhile, bring lightly salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally for 8 to 10 minutes until pasta is al dente. Drain pasta.

Serve pasta with sauce on top or mixed. Garnish with basil. #SimplyYummy #LessIsMore!

*To skin the tomatoes, make a cross at the top with a knife then put them into boiling water for a couple of minutes. The skin will come off easily.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒบDetails Make Perfection๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ

“Details Make Perfection, and Perfection is not a Detail” Leonardo da Vinci #LeonardodaVinci #WisdomWednesday #GoodMorning #WallpaperWednesday A little inspiration to put some pep in your step on this beautiful sunny morningโ˜€๏ธ! #Crushing on this @gucci packaging ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ detail ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟthis print would make a fabulous mural ร  la #deGournay #HandPainted #Wallpaper #WallpaperYourWay #Chinoiserie #Botanicals #PrettyLittleThings #gucci #PrettyOnTheOutsidePrettyOnTheInside
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