5-Bullet Friday | August 2018

Hi All!

Sooo… please welcome the second post from 5 Bullet Friday series!

I definitely enjoy writing these because I get to share a bit more random details form my everyday life, covering 5 things I enjoy and recommend at the time of the post.

Here it goes:

  • Book to read  —  Predatory Thinking by Dave Trot

  • Go try now — Byron’s veggie burger:  JACK STACK

(Veggie bean patty, pulled BBQ jackfruit, guacamole, lime dressed rainbow slaw, baby spinach, coriander). After a while, I visited Byron’s again last night and was so pleasantly surprised with their veggie & vegan options! I tried Jack Stack and it was wonderful! The vegan BEETNIK looked great as well – thinking to go try it out soon!

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  • Can’t live without —  steamer

I think it’s a sort of sign of growing up, caring if you look put together, your clothes are ironed etc.  I thought I’ll share with you with my best friend every morning, helping me to touch up all those stubborn wrinkles! The one I am using is probably the best price and quality combination and I truly recommend it! It’s also very small and perfectly fits in your luggage whilst travelling.

Phillips Steam & Go is a high-end option currently ruling the market and recommended by many fashion bloggers – I personally haven’t tried it yet but thought I’ll add it just in case you are interested in different price points.

  • Currently watching — Medici, Masters of Florence

“Sea of Blush – an inspired escape into a world of travel, fashion, and photography.”

  • Video to watch —

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

Love,
Hewnly

 

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5-Bullet Friday | July 2018

Hi All!

I thought I will start a monthly post series, covering 5 things I enjoy and recommend at the time of the post. Yes, this post is very inspired by Tim Ferris’s weekly newsletter, I hope he won’t mind!

Here is the first dose of “5-Bullet Friday”:

  • Book to read —    

Fahrenheit 451 – a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury.
Trust me.

  • Best shopping finds —

I always am so hopefull when the sales season comes but I end up buying only a few select things! This month I finally got a brown work/everyday handbag, after months of trying to find the perfect one with the perfect shape, size and colour! Finally, I came upon this Michael Kors beauty, Selma!

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Find no2:

Cluse La Boheme rose gold
white & tan watch I got on John Lewis website.

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Find no3:

Jeffrey Campbells Morado Slip-On Sandal I found on freepeople.com

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Find no4:

Smart Zara paper bag trousers with bow belt in a light sand colour

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  • Currently watching — 

The Outlander, for the second time!

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  • Blog to follow — 

Little Grey Box – I stumbled upon it on twitter couple of weeks ago and it became one of my favourite blogs! Here is an excerpt from their about page:

Hi! We’re Phoebe and Matt, award-winning Australian bloggers and professional travel creatives.

A few years ago we both realised we were unsatisfied with the way our lives were going and decided to leave our jobs to pursue our dreams. It was a big decision and a scary moment but it was also incredibly exciting and, hands down, the best thing we’ve ever done. Now, we travel the world creating useful guides and fun travel videos aimed to inspire and entertain.

Phoebe is a travel writer and photographer with a love for storytelling and making people laugh. Matt is a videographer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and big adventures.

  • Current obsession — 

Tiny houses – I cannot stop watching Youtube videos about them! It is somewhat an increasing trend wave and I cannot say I blame people for being interested in the concept. Minimalism and conscious living is something we should all learn more about.

 

I hope you have enjoyed my interpretation of a 5-Bullet Friday. Please let me know what you think in the comments below!

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

 

Love,
Hewnly

10 Gift Ideas for People that Love Crystals

1.  Crystal Necklace

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2.  Crystal Water Bottle

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3.  Quartz Crystal Mobile

4.  Amazonite Crystal Candle

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5.  Rose Quartz Astrology Set

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6.   Rose Quartz Crystal Bookends

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7.  Zaire Agate Cheese Board

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8.   Pyrite Crystal Cluster

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9.   Clear Quartz Crystal Agate Coasters

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10.   Shemana Crystal Clear Mist

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Love,
Hewnly

Obsessions | Crystals

Love. Crystals are on the rise in popularity at the moment and many are trying them out.

Personally, I am still learning about them and plan to create a beautiful collection for my home – beauty and function! If you would like to read more about crystals, there is plenty written about these beauties and I would be glad to recommend a couple of articles if you would just let me know in the comments below.

If you would like to see more, please visit my Crystals Pinterest Board. It’s constantly updated with new finds!

Love,
Hewnly

Destinations | I’m Going to Sardinia!

I am so excited, I have just booked tickets to go to Sardinia this July!!

We started planning and researching already – I still cannot believe I’m going here…

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and here

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and here

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Such an incredibly beautiful place!

My boyfriend and I will be celebrating 3 years together – I couldn’t hope for a more romantic place to get away from everyday life and just enjoy being together, explore and relax.

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I already have a few ideas, if you would like to see them check my Pinterest Destinations Board, but we will have 10 days to enjoy this beautiful island and I would love any advice and suggestions from you guys!

Love,
Hewnly

Out In London | Saturday Night Review

The Occasion: Saturday Night out / Date night

The Plan: Kaspar’s at Savoy | Play “The End Of Longing” | Opium | ECC

In Short: Lovely dinner, theater & great cocktails for a perfect night out.

Budget: ~200 pounds/person

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When you live in London, it is so easy to get into the never ending routine of rushing to work and back home and having all the chores to take care of, responsibilities, evening tv and weekly crazy Friday/Saturday club outings you don’t have much recollection of, thank god for Instagram, right?

But once in a while, you have to remind yourself – you live in one of the capitals of the world, full of history, culture and so much more! I wasn’t planning to write this post but recently I had one of the best Saturdays in a long time and maybe it will inspire you to plan a similar evening, or check one of the places out.

We were planning a girls night out for a while now but we didn’t want just a regular get drunk kind of night so we’ve spent a couple of hours planning and researching, and it was sooo worth it!

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We decided we really want to see The End Of Longing play, so once we’ve got the tickets, the plan was built around it. We started the evening at the Savoy, drinks at their award-winning bar and pre-theater dinner at Kaspar’s restaurant. It’s such a beautiful place! Drinks, food, service and the whole experience was perfect and we couldn’t expect a better start to our night.

 

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After a quick stroll by the river, we reached the Playhouse theater, grabbed drinks (like true ladies we’ve got ourselves a pint of Prosecco each) and got to our seats ready to be amused. And it was a great show, the first part so witty, so fun and the second part – deeper and quite sad, but with a happy ending so we left satisfied! The show is running until 14 May 2016 so make sure to go see it before then!

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After the show, the night was still young and we decided it was time to check out Opium, a cocktail bar in china town. It was nominated to be one of the best bars in the world so we just had to try it out. I would recommend getting a reservation to make sure you’ll get in!

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Once you are ready, and it took us a good 4 cocktails each, move on to ECC (Experimental Cocktail Club) which is just a couple of doors down the street. It’s titled and renowned almost as much as the Opium and serves truly great cocktails. I recommend checking it out because it would be a shame not to and because it has such a great atmosphere! We chose it as the last stop because it has more of a clubby lounge setting, great DJ playing and is a perfect place for the last stop of the night!

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And if you feel like eating a proper meal in the middle of the night (let’s face it, maybe you’ll need it ;D) visit The Balance restaurant just around the corner. Don’t deny yourself a good meal when you have an opportunity!

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To sum up, I would rate this Saturday night out plan a 10/10. It is based on my personal experience and not sponsored! Please let me know if you decide to visit one or all of the places or you’ve been and if your experience was just as fun!

You can also check my social media accounts for live updates on what I’m up to on Instagram, my photography work on Facebook and digital marketing tips and tricks on Twitter.

Love,
Hewnly

My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Channels

I was one of those weird teenagers, that didn’t really use YouTube, I know I can’t believe it myself either! But in recent years, I find myself with an overwhelming number of YouTubers I am subscribed to (139 is a lot right?).
Which ones do I currently watch the most? So here it is, in no particular order, the top ten channels I can’t stop myself from checking regularly.*

JennaMarbles
Why watch? Lots of funny videos!

Freelee the Banana Girl
I would probably credit Freelee for turning me to a plant-based diet. I recommend checking out her older videos from 2-3 years ago as recent ones are so different and I personally don’t enjoy watching them as much anymore. Make your own judgement though.

ThePersianbabe
Shopping hauls, makeup updates, lookbooks, videos are usually uploaded a couple of times a month.

Rachel Aust
I found Rachel through recommended videos and just really enjoy watching them. Check it out for great videos on minimalism, sports, beauty and even photography tips!

NinaAndRanda
Fun and positive channel run by vegan twins.

Glam&Gore
Ultimate makeup channel. As Mykie describes herself: “The swiss army knife of makeup tutorials. Beauty. Special Effects. Avant-garde. Industry advice. Products. Foundational teaching. There is something here for everyone, and if you hate makeup, I invite you to at least laugh at my strange face.”

Bonnyrebecca
Lots of recipes & what I ate today, plus random vegan lifestyle talk. I truly like the positive, mindful and kind outlook on life Rebecca promotes.

Evelina
Another makeup channel. Lost of fashion videos as well. What can I say, I’m a girly girl, ahahah

Stef Sanjati
Lots of positivity about life, beauty, lifestyle & honest transitioning story.

High Carb Hannah
Videos about starch based diet, sometimes “controversial” diet experiments, vegan weight loss story, minimalistic lifestyle & other down to earth talk

What are your favorites on YouTube? Or maybe you have an awesome channel yourself? Comment below!

*This post does not include anything related to music & doggies as I would never be able to finish writing it!

Love, Hewnly

My Photography

As long as I remember, I wanted to be a photographer. I started when I was around 15 years old but was never encouraged to pursue it so, after finishing high school, I  left to Denmark to study international business. I believe it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

After two years of being miserable, I decided to quit and try multimedia design – multichannel studies varying from photography and programming to innovation design and entrepreneurship. During the time of the program, I focused on preparing myself to start my own photography and design business but I slowly fall in love with all things digital, chose it as my career path and started to see photography as two things: art and a tool. I love it just as much as before, but it’s not a full-time job for me.

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While at the beginning I did mostly portraits and artsy projects, I now mostly do food and product photography. However, you never know where life takes you so once in a while I will share with you different projects I might take up.

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I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting projects so go check my photography page or send me an inquiry to contact.hewnly@gmail.com! Have an inspirational page to share with me? Leave a comment bellow!

Love, Hewnly