Ramadan is my favorite month of the year. I recharge my faith, I detox my mind as well as my body from all the toxins that have built up physically and emotionaly through out the year by fasting. It brought me so much joy growing up, it was something my siblings and I always looked forward to as kids.
I always look forward to family and friends gatherings in Ramadan … most of which last very late at night! … We normaly wear caftans in Ramadan which I’m loving at the moment and am having fun creating new looks!
Today I thought I’d share those 2 images below from a photo shoot taken for vogue in the 70s. It is my insperation for my Ramadan waredrope this year! I love her hair and make up and although I wouldn’t nessesarily wear her outfit, I do love it! Those images always remind me of Ramadan for some reason and I just find them so insrpiring!
Talitha Getty, Patrick Lichfield, Vogue, January 15, 1970 … classic!
In love with those plates from ecru. They are so perfect for Ramadan! Don’t you think?
Saint Laurent’s ‘Jamie’ pumps
As the weather is getting cooler I find my self craving soup … So thought today I’d share a recipe that I love and that’s my ultimate comfort food! Although this is a very easy one it actually takes a lot of time. I don’t mind though because my family loves it… I have adapted this one from a few recipes I’ve come across on pinterest.
Here we go:
Add a bit more water or broth if you feel this recipe is too thick!
Some may know the classic television program The Addams Family from the 60s, while others may know the movies based on the show that came out in the 90s. Whichever one you may remember or prefer ( I love the 60s version) you have to admit that this family was nothing less than iconic! However my favorite character in that show is Morticia Addams! I Love that she marched to the beat of her own drum. She thought that others were weird when they abided by the social rules. She lived her life exactly how she wanted to.
She was very intelligent and in my opinion the mastermind of her family. She may have been different, but I think that there are many ” life lessons” to be learned from her zany character:
Surround yourself with what makes you happy:
Morticia didn’t feel the need to sacrifice her happiness and put herself in situations where she was out of her element. She surrounded her self with the people who she most loved and created a home for her self that was her kingdom! She was so secure in who she was and did her own thing while just letting everyone else do their own thing including the kids. She constantly worked on new hobbies and interests in that spooky mansion of hers, made her own potions and spells, always improved on them and never settled for anything less than what she was satisfied with!
Never loose your cool in any situation:
I love that Morticia sounded a bit of a snob in many funny situations! She always controlled her temper and was always classy and put-together even in the most difficult situations. She exuded self confidence and ruled almost quietly in the background. Everyone turned to her when things went out of control (which they normally did) because she always kept her cool! She ruled her family with grace and careful tact. She always knew exactly what to say and what unorthodox advice to give!
Because of that calm and collected and self-control manner she was the glue that held her family together. She was the strongest and most intelligent member of that household and ruled just like a wise and regal queen!
It is ok to be different, belive in your own beauty:
Morticia was confident in her own skin. She was beautiful, and intelligent. She never changed who she was for anyone. She embraced her looks and never questioned her them. She didn’t put herself or her appearance down. She did’t seem to see other women as ‘prettier’ – only ‘different-looking’. She believed in her self, she believed that she is beautiful inside and out. Gomez fell for Morticia because she had a beauty inside her that she nurtured so it shone out. She didn’t look to Gomez to validate her beauty or intellect. She validated it herself. She was always quietly self-assured and although she so obviously loved and wanted Gomez, she didn’t need him. And that’s what made her so irresistible to him.
Family comes first:
Morticia valued her family. She loved her family very much and prioritized them. She always took the time to ensure that her children knew and respected their older. She encouraged the shared interests of the family. You never felt that her brother-in-law or mother were imposing on her life even though they were living in her house.. She was always loving and accepting of her eccentric kids. She raised them to be unique, creative, and honest individuals.
Morticia also made her husband a priority. They’ve been married for years yet still incredibly in love. They always made sure that they spent quality time together, from the occasional waltz to extravagant dinners and romantic evening strolls through the family tombs. She was devoted to him and supported him in all of his crazy ideas and didn’t mind cleaning up his messes. As a result of her loyalty and love to all her family members they learned to love and take care of one another. They always had each others backs specially when faced with outside forces.
Happy Halloween In advance 😉
Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of Missoni’s creative director, Angela Missoni, has been collecting family recipes for some time. In The Missoni Family Cookbook, he shares those delicious, well-guarded family recipes. This book invites you right into their dinner parties which they are known for through the fashion circles especilly during fashion week!… I havent recieved mine yet… I cant wait to try a few recipies especially the Gnocci verde!
I love Halloween…. I love everything about it from decorations to costumes, it’s just super fun no matter what age! I love that it doesn’t matter if your decor is elegant or tacky—the creepier the better! I love decorating both the inside and the outside of my house, and I love driving and looking at homes decorated outside even though there aren’t many where I live!
I used to go all out but lately I just haven’t had the time to pull it all together…. but what’s great about Halloween is that there’s no expectation that everything has to be a certain way. I think Halloween might just be the most flexible holiday of the whole year! It doesn’t matter whether your decorating style is going all out with some floating ghosts and lazy skeletons or keeping it simple with just some carved pumpkins and fairy lights, it’ll look great either way!
Another thing I love about Halloween is all the little things we do every year, stuff that’s unique to my family. Nothing we do is fancy, or elaborate. But it feels unique to us and feels that its our own tradition! We love watching the peanut gang halloween special every year together as a family with the coziest blankets and the yummiest treats! My youngest has been dressing up as a black cat nearly every year… its not halloween for us if she isn’t a cute black cat!!!
I have put up some pictures from Pottery Barn I just love their Halloween decorations.. They are my go to place when it comes to Halloween decorations every year .. I am in love with their cushions this year and can’t wait to get some of those glass pumpkins to put on my coffee table in my family room… will stick some fairy lights in them. They’ll look perfect with some popcorn and candy for our peanut gang halloween special night this year!