April 28, 2014
Mondays We Cook: Cobb Salad

Mondays We Cook: Cobb Salad

April 28, 2014


One of the things I like most about travelling is being able to incorporate new recipies to my repertoire. I first heard about Cobb Salad while living in California. It's extremely healthy, it has vitamins and proteins and it also includes one of my favorite ingredients: avocado. 
So let's get started!

Ingredients:
6 bacon slices, chopped
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup virgin-extra olive oil
3/4 lb. mixed salad greens or lettuce
2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped grilled chicken meat
1/4 lb. Gorgonzola or other blue cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped


First, cook the bacon: in a fry pan over medium-high heat, fry the bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisp and brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. 

Second, boil the eggs: in a small saucepan cover the eggs with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. As soon as the water boils, remove the pan from the heat and cover. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain the water from the pan, then run cold water over the eggs until they are cool enough to handle. Peel the eggs and slice them. 

In a large bowl, toss the salad greens with the salt and virgin-extra olive oil. Arrange the chicken, cheese, avocados, tomatoes, bacon and egg slices on top of the greens and it's ready for you to enjoy! Serves 4 to 6. 

Cristina xo

Image via Pinterest
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma
April 24, 2014
Vienna Photo Diary - part II

Vienna Photo Diary - part II

April 24, 2014
















As promised, here's part II of the diary. Enjoy & let me know what you think.
Cristina xo
April 22, 2014
Vienna Photo Diary - part I

Vienna Photo Diary - part I

April 22, 2014










Schonbrunn Palace



















Musikvereinshaus


































Saint Charles' Church




Mariahilfer Strasse (Vienna's biggest shopping street)






























Parliament






















Vienna State Opera

Hey guys!

I'm really excited to share with you the photos of my trip to Vienna. 
I love Vienna! It is a majestic city with grand buildings, Baroque castles and gardens, monuments and elegant cafes in every conrner where you can indulge in the scrumptious sachertorteVienna is also known as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, and the City of Dreams because it was home to Sigmund Freud.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Stay tunned for part II of the photo diary!
Thanks for your comments and support : )
Cristina xo
April 20, 2014
Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014
Hey guys! Here's a small photo diary of the Easter holidays



I found my Easter egg : )



I indulged in some delicious dishes.



I got to wear some of my favorite spring outfits.

What are you doing on Easter Sunday?
Cristina xo


April 14, 2014
Wedding Time

Wedding Time

April 14, 2014
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wedding outfit

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Wedding season is on! Last Saturday I attended my boyfriend's best friend's wedding. It was a beautiful and emotional event. We had an amazing time.

Spring weddings are tricky. You never know what the weather is going to be like, so how should we dress for a spring wedding? I gave it a lot of thought and since the event took place in the evening, I decided to wear darker colors. I also got a Chanel inspired beige jacket from Zara (which I didn’t need to wear in the end because it was so warm).

I'm a firm believer that less is more so I kept accessories to a minimum. To add a pop of color and to keep me warm I chose a beautiful embroidered shawl.

Do you have any upcoming weddings? What will you be wearing? 

Cristina xo
April 9, 2014
Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

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My favorite thing about spring are flowers. They are so beautiful, I can't get enough of them. I have always been attracted to colorful things anyways. If I see a pretty and colorful dress...here comes trouble ; ) I find flowers particularly photogenic and they are a perfect accessory for photos. They add a pop of color. I also try use them to frame buildings or other things when I photograph.

There is a sentence that describes these photos perfectly. It is a quote by Keats that you are going to hear me say often. My motto: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever".

Cristina xo