Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New In: The Bohemian Dream

It has been a while since my last collection update! Sharing some The Bohemian Dream newbies today. Still madly in love with my gorgeous model Jewel, she is a true natural beauty. We have been working together on two articles for two magazines, Belle Armoire and Altered Couture from the US, where I will be featured in this Winter. I was contacted personally by the editor if I was interested in this feature... how crazy is that? Well, will be sharing more once the articles are published.. exciting!!

If anyone is interested in these newbies, you can visit my shop here. Which is your fav?

Love,
Lucia

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bohemian Halloween


Thanks to Bohemian Spirit

I've never been much of a Halloween person. I didn't grew up with it, since we don't really celebrate it here in the Netherlands. We do celebrate the catholic feast of Sint Maarten, which is the "original" story behind Halloween. From tradition Sint Maarten is a celebration to help the poor. The poor pass by the doors of the rich to be given food and clothes for the cold months. Did anybody know this? Well, that's the truth behind Halloween. Nowadays, children make their own pumpkin laterns and pass by doors to receive candy and sing to show their gratitude. Isn't that beautiful? Anyway, around this time I love the decorate my house in Fall colors! Carved pumpkins, wall hangings and laterns... all in Boho style for me obviously ;). Sharing some cute ideas I've found arount the net.

Love,
Lucia

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time For Knits

Temperatures dropped tremendously here in the Netherlands. It's definately time take out my good old knits from the attick and, of course, score some newbies here and there. It might be freezing by the end of the month, or not, which also happens in the Netherlands.. after summer heat. At least I'll have a stack of knits for when the ice hits. Sharing some gorgeous knitties I've found, which I obviously all want to have, but only will get a few :(. Are you ready for the cold weather?

Love,
Lucia

Friday, October 3, 2014

Off Shoulder Plaid

Ok, it has officially been a year since I posted my last outfit. I even forgot how to pose or something... I look strange. What the hell I'm doing? Well hey, we had to start somewhere. Some of my loyal followers might not even remember how I look hihi. Oh, and sorry for my messy hair, looks a little trashy, but well, think it goes with the look ;).
Anyway, representing one of my favorite off shoulder designs today (it's not for sale booboo's, I'm keeping this one!). Bought this Dept blouse for a euro or something and transformed it into an off shoulder top. Absolutely love it! My style is often evolving, but it's always floating somewhere between Bohemian, Grunge and a touch of sportswear... can't live without my sneakers!

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend! Enjoy and let the good times role ;P!

Love,
Lucia

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Best Foods For Your Heart

Ok, so, this has been the most busy month of the year so far. This is my second blog post and september is basically over, ridiculous! But hey, I'm done with the crazy transition into Fall work for my business, so let's get back to it with some healthy stuff.

Lets talk about the best foods for your heart today. Everybody wants to live healty all the time and keep up with the daily dose of veggies and fruits, but oh my, there's so much more to it than just that. A bucket of salad is not going to get you anywhere, health wise. What we need every single day to keep our heart and blood vessels in the best condition is the right combination of vitamines C, green vegetables and omega 3 fatty acids (combined with a healty life style obviously; enough sleep, no stress and excersise). I came across this amazing list of Hungry for Change with some of the best foods to keep your heart as healthy as possible. A combination of a few of these foods daily and you're good to go! Remember organic is always the best :).

Hope you like this health-freak post of mine :), if there's anything you think I should add just hollah!!

Love,
Lucia

Some of the best foods for your heart and blood vessels are:

Green Vegetables

Romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, arugala, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, turnip greens, sesame leaves, basil, parsley, mint, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, green onions, leeks, spinach, zucchini, and Asian greens like bok choy, are the very best foods for your heart and blood vessels. These green vegetables supply a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that can nourish the cells of your cardiovascular system. And just as important, these green vegetables have virtually no chance of harming your heart and blood vessels.

Foods That Are Naturally Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Raw walnuts, freshly ground flax seeds, purslane, wild salmon, anchovies, lake trout, fresh seaweed, organic eggs from birds that are raised in a free range environment, and high quality fish oil are all naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are well tolerated by the masses. Undamaged omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in both clinical and epidemiological studies to reduce one's risk of cardiovascular disease.

Foods That Are Naturally Rich In The Full Vitamin C Complex

Acerola cherries, black currants, tropical guava, grapefruit, green and yellow kiwis, lychee, longans, oranges, cantaloupe, papaya, persimmons, goji berries, and red currants are all naturally rich in the full vitamin C complex, which includes compounds called flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can help to protect your heart and blood vessels against damage created by free radicals. Flavonoids can also help to support healthy widening of your blood vessels during times when an area of your body needs increased blood supply.

Source: List by Hungry for Change