Inspiration: Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment

This video will forever change your outlook on life. When I first watched it, I felt tears in my eyes because Mr Johnson really got it on the nail: What most of us do in everyday life, what we have been programmed to do, is always planning our next move, always making plans for the near future and never really living in the present. We are on an autopilot, hurrying through life, getting from A to B to C and back to A, never settling down. Never taking a break. Never living in the present.

And the saddest thing in the world is that once we get ''there'', whatever ''there'' means for us (promotion, a new boyfriend, a new husband, a bigger house, cooler shoes), we are not really satisfied with it. It is not enough. It is never enough. We want more because inside we are like a bottomless pit. We want everything. And we want it now. Our life has to be perfect. We have to be perfect and give it our all. And once we give it our all, guess what happens? It is still not enough.

I will never forget what Helena Summer Medena, EFT coach, told me, when I attended one of her workshops here in Slovenia. That was my rude awakening because as a hardcore perfectionist, I was chronically dissatisfied with myself and with life that I was leading. Always planning my next move. Always hoping for my lucky break but that lucky break never came. She said: ''You have to be happy with what you have now because if you are not, you will never be happy, no matter what you get and what you achieve, Teja.''

And that, my friends, is what life is all about.

Check out Graham Johnson's video (you will love his southern drawl:))

and check out his webpage

and check out Helena's delicious webpage




tantra to my ears

I have a list of my favourite chill out songs that I'd like to share with you. It's a combination that you'd hear on your vacation while swinging in your hammock and sipping a cocktail on the beach... or better yet your living room or wherever you are. Dive in:

  1. yves larock-rise up
  2. sun in shining- bob marley vs funkstar deluxe
  3. sunshine reggae- we all know who's (+check out a clip of how to dance reggae- priceless;)
  4. jack johnson-where did all the good people go
  5. jack johnson-upside down
  6. job 2 do-doo doo doo (old hit that I've heard for the first time in Thailand)
  7. 2pac-califoria love
  8. train-sister soul


Inspiration: James Merrell

I was browsing through some interior design webpages and this very talented interior designer caught my eye. Or rather his designs:)

I love the bright blue of the tapestries here. 
Even though they are very detailed, the room still looks airy.

I like the warm tones of this photo and the old school leather couch. 
It gives a distinct masculine touch, I think.
 And the dog is also very cute:)

For some reason this room looks very French to me.
Very bohemian:)

I love, love, love this mural! I want to have one just like that!

All images by James Merrell's webpage.

Take care,



Inspiration: Tricia Guild of Designers Guild

Whenever I'm feeling kinda ''blah'', I love to rest my eyes on the creations of the brilliant Tricia Guild:

I love the intricate pattern on the wallpaper

I adore the fuchsia shades on this photo. Doesn't this room just make you happy? :)

My favorite kind of roses.

The combination of the contemporary and old on this photo is brilliant. I love the warmth of the brown and the coolness of the white. Tres chic!

All photos by Designers Guild.

I hope you have a great Friday and an even better weekend:)



Teja's yummy cupcakes

Let's face it - there isn't anything better in this world than a colorful cupcake to make your day. So why not make 12 ?:)

To make 12 cupcakes, you'll need:

350 g/3 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
115 g/ 1/2 cup Billington's Unrefined Cane Sugar (Light Muscovado)
2 eggs
300 ml/ 1 1/4 cups milk
115 g / 1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla essence
(you may add 2 table spoons of cocoa powder)

1. Preheat the oven to 200C /400 F and place paper cups into a 12-cup muffin tin.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, (and cocoa powder) into a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar.

3. Place the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla essence in a separate bowl and whisk together well.

4. Fold the egg mixture into the dry ingredients with a plastic or a metal spoon and mix until the mixture is nice and smooth.

5. Spoon the mixture into the muffing cups, filling them to just below the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the soon-to-be cupcakes are lightly browned.

6. Leave the cupcakes in the tin for about 5 minutes, and then turn them out on to a wire rack to cool.

For the icing, you'll need:

400 g/ 2 cups mascarpone
1 tsp vanilla essence
8 tsp icing sugar
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
100 ml/ 1 cup milk

1. Mix all the ingredients well. Put one half of the mixture into a separate bowl, cover it with alu foil and put it in the fridge.
2. Stir in a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the other half of the mixture, cover it with alu foil and put it in the fridge.
3. Leave the icing in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
4. Spread the the icing on the cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles or desiccated coconut for an extra festive feel:)

Bon apetit!



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It´s a beautiful sunny Wednesday in September and we're stuffing ourselves with vanilla and chocolate cupcakes (the recipe is coming soon, we promise).

We wish you a very sweet day!


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