One step closer…

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Time for tea & a bit of wedding talk.

It is finally here, my wedding dress that I have been waiting for over half a year! DHL dropped it home last night after traveling across the globe all the way from France & Australia. I was so nervous opening the package, as I’ve ordered the dress without ever having tried it on and just through picture reference. However it turned out more perfect than I could have anticipated, it by far exceeded all my expectations even though I’m not the easiest to please. Its magical, sensual and slipping into it makes it all feel like a dream come true. I didn’t want to take it off once putting it on and I can’t wait to show it off when the big day comes! It is so me As this huge burden is lifted off my shoulders, I’m celebrating my success of a dress with white blooms, fresh mint tea and juicy summer peaches.

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Mint tea & Travel Day

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Hey lovelies,

Today we are leaving to Nice! My bags are finally packed and closed after a few rounds of taking things out since my luggage was overweight, as usual! I’ve also managed to work out in the morning and now I have some time to spare before the airport. Currently I’m sipping on some freshly brewed mint tea (find recipe here), nibbling on some brazilian nuts and an avocado toast. I love eating healthy before a flight and drink lots of fluids to keep hydrated throughout! I’m going to take a mini holiday from my blog, but be sure to follow me on instagram!

au revoir!

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Sunday Fresh Mint Tea

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freshly brewed mint tea, a sunday favourite

My sunday morning is a crowned by freshly brewed mint tea, a quiet soothing moment to start the day. I dropped Mr. N at the airport early this morning, so I decided to make some herbal tea once home, to slow down and unwind from the morning rush. Home made herbal tea is easy to make and the flavour combinations are endless. A batch of fresh mint is simply delicious, a favourite of mine either hot or cold. Generally I tend to drink this in the evening, it has become a bit of ritual this winter to mark the end of the day and relax.  A tea moment is wonderful because it cannot be rushed and it forces you to slow down.

Ingredients

  1. 1 large handful of fresh mint leaves
  2. honey to sweeten
  3. 2 cups hot water (this makes quite a strong infusion, so you can add more water to dilute the flavour)
  4. squeeze of lemon

How to make? Tear the mint leaves and place into a strainer placed over a glass bowl or teapot. Pour boiling water over the leaves so they are covered under water at all times. To release the oils, bruise the leaves with a wooden spoon. Let the flavours infuse with a covered lid for about 10 minutes. Squeeze excess flavour from leaves and remove. Pour into a cup, sweeten with honey and squeeze a bit of lemon. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

 

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