Giveaway – Hand-crafted Brooches

Giving away 4 of these vintage sea creatures from my collection of hand-crafted brooches!! There will be 4 total winners (random selection). This Giveaway will last for 7 DAYS. Head over to my Instagram account @sancsuum to enter and win.

Right Accessories – Make a Good Impression

Two of my favorite fashion quotes revolve around accessorizing and they are good guidelines to follow: “When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.” –Coco Chanel. “Last thing on, first thing noticed.” Carson Kressley Dressing for success includes your outfit, personal grooming, and accessories. Clients and business associates pay attention to details, andContinue reading “Right Accessories – Make a Good Impression”

The Best Recipe From Mom

Made my first ”khichdi” while away from home. On the auspicious occasion of “Ganesh Chaturthi” each family has their own traditional and favorite dish that they prepare. Mine is a moong dal khichdi recipe – rice and green gram lentils cooked to porridge consistency. Call it Khichdi/Kicdi/Hotchpotch, this is one of the grandma-mother-inspired dishes for me. This is a dish we grew up eating during theContinue reading “The Best Recipe From Mom”

Lancome Bi-Facil – Remove traces of the day

Reviewing this pretty light blue bottle of a product – Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover called Lancome Bi-Facil. What it is formulated to do: removes mascara and every single bit of waterproof makeup really well. As a long time user of this product, I would like to highlight some of the benefits. It removes eye makeupContinue reading “Lancome Bi-Facil – Remove traces of the day”

Sterling Silver

All about Sterling antique silver jewelry these days. On another level of my love for estate jewelry. A classy silver ring would be one that brings about freshness and modernity galore and with a bezel setting to say the least. Opting for the timeless trendy oval rings for the fingers seem to be an hauteContinue reading “Sterling Silver”

La Vinoteca Barcelona – Spanish Brunch Like No Other!

Saturday Brunch at one of the island’s only upscale Spanish restaurants, La Vinoteca Barcelona! What can I say…Delicious! The food was gorgeous and plentiful and the drinks kept flowing. The idea of eating squid and calamari for the first time was fascinating (even though in the beginning I was slightly fearful). Great place for spending a Saturday afternoon with your friendsContinue reading “La Vinoteca Barcelona – Spanish Brunch Like No Other!”

Photography – Food on Wood

As my appreciation and interest in food photography began to grow, I looked for ways to get better. One thing I realized was how important the presentation of the entire picture was. Aged wood backgrounds really bring character to a food photograph. They seem to have an incredibly weathered look that’s capable of taking anContinue reading “Photography – Food on Wood”

Manuka Bahrain – Making life a little leafier and a little sweeter

My 7th visit to a bakery store, (and a Botanical Salad Bar this time around) at Manuka Bahrain and it is better than ever. In fact, I ate one of my best sweet treats in 2017 so far. Manuka’s head chef Dilli and his merry band have put the bakery and salad bar in a great spot and IContinue reading “Manuka Bahrain – Making life a little leafier and a little sweeter”