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October 2015

FOOD Lifestyle Travel

My Top 5 Best Macaron places in the World

macarons blue and pink

Top 5 Best Macaron places in the World

I have been fortuned enough to have traveled a lot and every where I go I look for french treats “Macarons”
From Paris to Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles…

Sometimes I include Macarons in the table decoration (edible decoration) its colorful and for every season.

If you every have the chance to visit any of these cities try to take a brake and enjoy some Macarons and coffee.

pink macarons

  1. Bouchon Bakery Los Angeles, USA
  2. La Belle MietteMelbourne, Australia
  3. Ladurée – Paris, France
  4. Pierre Herme Jardin – Paris, France (“the Picasso of pâtisserie” by Vogue.)
  5. Chantal GuillonSan Francisco 

Where are your favorite Macaron places?

xoxolisa

DYI Garden Tutorial

DIY – Lavender for a Good Night Sleep

Lavender Oil is known for its relaxing and calming quality.

It’s been used for stress relieve anxiety and restlessness and insomnia and it just smells really good! Add it to your bath or shower to relieve aching muscles and stress.

Traveling can sometimes be exhausting! I’m up all night thinking about all sorts of things and sometimes may have a hard time falling asleep because my brain is wide awake. A different time zone and dealing with jet lag doesn’t help either.

Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves. Therefore, it can also be helpful in treating migraines and headaches.

I have tons of lavender bushes all over the place. I love the natural scents and the beautiful pop of colors they provide. Not only are they beautiful, but I also use them to help me relax.

I just grab bunches of lavender and make sure to let them dry first (or you can just purchase already packaged lavender) and to help to give it a stronger smell you can also add organic lavender oil.

Create your own aromatherapy satchel:

  1. Lavender Bunches
  2. Little linen bags & rope or ribbon
  3. Organic Lavender Oil
  4. Scissors   

Don’t have time for all of this? (trust me I do understand!) Use pure lavender essential oil and add a  few drops on a piece of tissue and stick it under your pillow… Voilà

bags of lavender ddd

 

lavender bags

What helps you to fall asleep?xoxolisa

 

 

DYI FOOD Recipes

DIY Green Juice for a Burst of Energy

green drink ddd

My Little Daily Green Juice

I have been drinking this every morning for the past couple of days, and thought I would share it with you you all. It is really easy to prepare.

  • 1 Apple, seeded
  • Handful of kale leaves
  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • Add some cinnamon for flavor
  • If you like you can add a banana for natural sweetener
  • Add chili peppers to give it an extra kick
  • Stick it all in a blender and add some ice cubes

This is the perfect juice to give you a burst of energy and perfect for detoxing. Enjoy!

xoxolisa

Lifestyle TECH TALK

#TechTalk: Introducing the Canon VIXIA Mini

My New Favorite Sidekick: Introducing Canon Vixia – Mini

Last week I ran into Alexandra from @hrhcollection, the founder and beautiful blogger of shopwithhrh.com. We made instant friends because of her sidekick. I am a victim of gadgets of information technology, productivity apps and all #TechTalk. So after connecting with her on Instagram, I went online to order the new discovered genius.

The all-new VIXIA Mini makes it easy for you to be the star, so come on out from behind the camcorder and take the stage! Whatever your thing is – music, dance, sports, cooking, video blogging – the VIXIA Mini helps you capture it with maximum impact.

Use its expansive fisheye lens to make sure you and everything around you appear in the shot, or to spice up your video with a funky look other camcorders can’t offer. Looking for a more conventional option? Just tap the touch screen and crop-in.

Either way, your videos and photos come out looking great because the VIXIA mini provides Canon quality you can depend on. And it’s got superb stereo sound to match.

Plus, with a tiltable screen and adjustable stand it’s a one-stop imaging solution that even shoots hands-free. But what good is shining so brightly if you’ve got no audience? That’s why the VIXIA mini has built-in Wi-Fi®, so you can share your creativity with the world. Via Canon

Technical Description 

The versatile VIXIA mini gives you both Wide and Close-up shooting modes. Wide mode captures virtually everything within its frame, shooting at approximately 16.8mm for videos and 15.4mm for photos (35mm equivalent). Expansive video shot in Wide mode has a 160° angle of view (170° angle for still images), adding a whole new level of playfulness and creativity at the edges.

Get those sweeping landscapes or wide group shots with ease, and then switch to Close-up mode for a cropped in, centered 1920 x 1440 image that emphasizes your subject (35.0mm for videos, 32.1mm for photos). With the VIXIA mini, you can toggle between the two modes at any time, simply by touching the LCD screen. Via Canon

Favorite Features:

  • Built-In WIFI
  • Touch screen drawing onto the screen
  • Editing options and filters
  • Super small and fits into my clutch

xoxolisa