Last weekend I was miserable – runny nose and soreness that comes from blowing it too often, felt chilly and all I wanted was to hang out under the cover.And let’s not talk about my (rather grumpy) mood, shall we? Hubby helped out with the girls, prepared me about a thousand cups of tea, and that alone helped so much. When you’re sick, the smallest intention goes a long way! And so I thought, wouldn’t it be so nice to make a little something special for our friends when they are sick? Here a list of fun little DIYs that will help you save you friend’s day:

  • FOR AN UPSET STOMACH: How pretty is this hot water bottle cosy? Hot water bottles are so great to help relieve stomach ache – or any muscle pain for that matter. I also heard that ginger beer is one of the best remedies if you feel a bit of nausea/upset stomach, so I found this great little recipe.
  • FOR A SORE THROAT:I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that eating 3 or 4 marshmallows soothes a sore throat. Apparently, the gelatin helps relieving irritation. Plus, I am pretty sure that the sight of these color dipped marshmallows alone would make anyone feel better :)
  • FOR MORNING SICKNESS: Is it me, or is there something in the water? In the past three weeks I’ve heard of 5 of my friends expecting a baby for July! Ginger is one of the best thing to calm morning sickness, and I’m sure it would make my friends’ day to receive a pretty little box filled with this yummy candied ginger.
  • SOOTHE A COLD: When I had a cold last week, my nose and lips were so so dry! I wish I had some of this pink grapefruit sugar lip scrub and some great coconut moisturizer to make it all better!

Of course, you can also just bring them a box of Advil that you picked up at the pharmacy…but if you have the time, I think any of these little will make your friends feel all that much more loved and cared for. Do you guys have any special homemade remedies that you make for yourself or friends when sick?

Happy weekend, friends!

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Today I wanted to share the gorgeous and very special pictures of Danish actress Freja Zeuthen. Not only because the pictures are stunning (the flowered crowns!!), but also because Freja is a stunning person, both inside and out. Freja has become a good friend of me and my little family since we first met a couple of years ago, and I am always amazed by her – she’s so much fun, compassionate, and sweet at the same time. A true Scandinavian beauty, if you ask me. I really REALLY hope that all of her dreams come true. She deserves it so much. And I have no doubt the rest of the world would love her as much as me and my family does.

Credit: All photographs by Maddy Lucas Photo.

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Ok, so the image to the right isn’t technically about something in black & white, but I loved these images together so much that I had to post it. And seriously, how stylish would you look with you hair up in knots like this (how-to by A Beautiful Mess here) while strolling through your neighborhood with your dog on this triangle dog leash? Happy Thursday, friends!

PS: These earrings & necklace would also be a great match for this! Have you entered the giveaway yet?

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Happy Wednesday, friends! Having a good week? It’s a pretty big one for us, and hopefully I’ll be able to tell you more about what’s going on soon! Spring is still nowhere in sight here in NYC – we’ve got to run from one place to the other with the stroller because it’s so cold and windy here in Battery Park city. But my mind is already in place where the flowers are budding and everything looks bright in the Spring sun. Here are some of the things on my wish list these days, in a warm spring palette of pastels, bright pink and gold. Hope you like it!

1. I’ve always wanted a globe in my home to show our daughters about all the place we talk about. Love this vintage globe at Ia’s Vintage.
2. These little paper bags are too adorable, perfect for little party favors! By love Mae.
3. Love the pop of neon against the simplicity of the grey fabric of this quilt by Paper Plane Home.
4. I wish they made these my size!  Metallic suede bootie by Juicy Couture.
5. How pretty is this ring? Love the roughness of the metal. Geo drusy ring in blush at Leif Shop.
6. I can NEVER have enough washi tape. Great combination of colors and patterns by Torie Jayne, who seems just as addicted as me :)
7. Pretty hand-painted little treasure box by Anamarko.

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Great new, friends – from now on we’ll have giveaways on the blog every other Tuesday, if not more often. Get ready for it, I have some great things coming for you! That being said, we’re starting off with my favorite up-and-coming jewelry designers, MOOREA SEAL, and she’s giving away a $50 gift certificate to her jewelry shop. I own a couple of her pieces, and they have become my go-to pieces because they complement all of my outfits so well while adding a little edge to what I wear. I always get compliments about them! Her pieces are both rough and clean, natural and sleek with oversized, raw amethyst druzy rings, chevron-cut leather earrings, gold boho headpieces….Just look at these gorgeous pictures of her jewelry by Marissa Maharaj and you’ll know what I mean:


So, who’s excited? I know I am excited to be giving this away to one of you lucky readers! :) So here is what you need to do:

TO ENTER: All you have to do is go to Moorea Seal’s shop and let me know in a comment in this post what piece of jewelry you like the most!

 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES– there are four ways you can get additional entries:

  • Follow Moorea’s blog via RSS, , then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so.
  • Follow Moorea on Pinterest, then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so, and….
  • Share a note + link about this giveaway on your Facebook page, then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so, and….
  • Like This Little Street on Facebook, then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so, and….

This giveaway is open to people worldwide, and will be open until Tuesday, February 26 at 11:59pm EST. A winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. A WINNER WAS SELECTED AT RANDOM (Congrats Lucy!) AND CONTACTED BY EMAIL. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

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Happy Monday, friends! Today is President’s Day here in the U.S., and hubby is off from work so we’re taking advantage of it to have a slow day and enjoy life. But I’ll be back tomorrow with regular posts – and an awesome giveaway with that so don’t miss it! Also, today I am guest posting on one of my very VERY favorite blogs, Oh the Lovely Things, where I am sharing some thoughts and inspiration from the lovely sunset walk in the snow I took with my little Madeline a couple weeks ago. Click here to read…and if you leave a comment, I’ll do the happy dance! 😀

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Throw pillows by Leandro Pita on Society6.

Society6 just started offering throw pillows on top of the other awesome products they’re already offering…and I think I am in love. Especially when I came across these gorgeous little throw pillows designed with artwork by Leandro Pita! The graphics are so fun, and love the colors too. I’ll take one of each, thank you very much Sir.

PS: Avoiding any post with hearts or pink and red today, but still wishing you all a very happy and sweet Valentine’s Day!

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The men of the house should want to look their best for their ladies today, right? Well, I’ve got just what you need, some fun bow ties! Forage has some really great bow ties for men – love all the patterns. I want to get hubby one, he doesn’t have a bow tie yet! And for the little ones, are adorable is this cardigan + bow tie set by Haddon & Co.? If I had a little boy, I’d be stocking up on these!

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Sometimes the most simple things are also the best. My favorite thing to do with hubby isn’t going to a fancy restaurant or doing crazy things like going on a hot air balloon ride – although, let’s not lie, all of these things are nice! My one, very favorite thing is to do it to cuddle up with hubby under a blanket. Every night we have the habit of watching one or two episodes of our favorite show (right now we’re into House of Cards, so good! Anybody else hooked?!), and we just lay on the couch under a cosy blanket. It’s not that it’s cold in our place, but there is something about the blanket that makes the experience complete. It makes us feel cosy and warm and closer to each other – sort of like a cocoon. We’re in our own little world. Anybody else feels the same way?

1. Puffer throw at Land’s End. You can add your initials on it! | 2.  Gorgeous grey ikat throw by Gypsya. |3. Love the colors of this trive print blanket from Leif.|4. I’ve this eying this polka dot quilted throw from Utility Canvas for a while now!|5. Pretty little vintage plaid blanket at Beggar’s Banquet.|6. How adorable is this rain day wool throw at Leif?

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Mud’s Valentine’s day window in their SOHO shop in NYC.

I came across the prettiest, most functional collection of ceramics and thought I’d share that with you today. Living in NYC, space is super tight – especially when it comes to the kitchen. Counter space is basically non-existent, and we almost have no cabinets – so I am very picky about what goes in there because I want everything to be pretty and functional. Enter Mud Australia and its beautiful collection of handmade ceramics. No fuss, it’s all about simplicity with Mud – all of the pieces are designed to emphasize natural lines and functionality. Use every day or dress them up for a friendly dinner, Mud really is the perfect dinnerware.


Mud‘s collection includes about 50 designs (plates, carafes, bowls, etc) and about 20 different colors that you can mix and match….and I had so much fun doing just that when I visited their shop in SOHO last week – who knew one could have so much fun stacking up plates? :) Each piece is entirely hand made in their Sydney studio from the best materials available, and is completely unique. And the even better part? These pretties go in the oven. AND the microwave. AND the dishwasher. Seriously. What else could you ask for?!

So, where can you find Mud if you’re not in New York? You can find some of their pieces in online shops like Gretel Home or Horne, and you also can order anything from the store on Crosby St in New York just by emailing soho@mudaustralia or calling (646) 569-9191. And if you’re in Australia, you can of course order from the shops in Sydney & Melbourne.

PS: Food bloggers – these would make the best photo props too!

All photographs by This Little Street.

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