Happy Valentine’s Day.


Hello there friends and Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s been a minute since I last posted here; and this is my first blog post of 2022. So I  guess beside wishing you all Happy Love day, a Happy New Year wish is in order as well. I hope this day and 2022 bring you love, peace and prosperity.

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, but one thing that has remained quite constant during this brief period, while my time on the internet has been limited, is taking care of myself and getting the rest that I so desperately needed. Self care is self-love and you cannot pour from an empty cup. Speaking of which, my husband and I made sure that this past weekend, we spend some much needed relaxing time at the W Minneapolis – The Foshay as a pre-Valentine’s Day Staycation. The time spent there was lovely, and I made sure to snap a few photos and videos. I’m sharing some of them with you here, but if you are not following me on Instagram, you are missing out. Dare I say so myself, because I have been posting consistently there; and I have shared a few images and videos of our stay at the W Minneapolis the Foshay Hotel. Check it out and while you’re there make sure to say hello 🙂







5 holiday activities ideas you can do with family and friends


Creative-holidays-ideas-hypnozglamThe holiday season is upon us; and there’s no better time of the year to spend fun and quality time with loved ones. Even though a lot of things have changed, and big group activities may not be recommended or allowed, there’s still creative ways to enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. Below are some pretty creative ideas that you can implement into your holiday activities this year.
5 holiday activities ideas you can do with family and friends:
1- Get yourself comfortable in some matching PJ’s or loungewear, and go through old photos or videos of you and your family, around a charcuterie board. Going down memory lane, especially in these times, makes us realize how blessed we are to still be here, and how grateful we should be to have one another.christmas-2021-hypnozglam.2- Movie and Popcorn is always a great idea, and never goes out of style. It’s one of family traditions to binge watch Christmas or holidays movies (new and old) during the holidays season; and it never gets old!
If you haven’t watched “KING RICHARD” yet, it’s currently in theater and it’s a very inspiring life story of the Williams sisters and their family. It’s a good movie to watch as a family. My family and I enjoyed it.

3- Just like movie nights, you can never go wrong with game nights. Gather around some nice appetizers and play some of your favorite board games such as  Monopoly or Scrabble. – “Ride the Bus” a fun game which is a unique spin on the game 31 based on riding a school bus is quickly becoming a favorite in our family 🙂

Some other fun games to consider are “Tom and Jerry River Recycle” Or Zoo Trivia: Animal names spelling. our family new favorite game.
Make it extra fun and let the winner either make the rules for the next game or come up with something creative and enticing… 😉

4 – Make someone smile by sending them a warm greetings card, a gift basket or handwritten note. It could be someone you know that is struggling with something, or a total stranger in a nursing home, for example. This time of the year is, unfortunately, tougher for a lot of people; especially those who find themselves alone and far away from family.

5 – Last but not least: Drive through neighborhoods that have some beautiful holiday lights, and just bask in the glow and spirit of it. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, Christmas lights and decorations are just magical and so much fun to watch! 🙂

Let me know if you will do any of these holidays ideas. More importantly, do share with me and your fellow reader how you like it; and if you would recommend it to friends and family. 😉

Happy Holidays,





Fall Tablescape ideas


Christmas may be around the corner, but some of us are still enjoying Fall and fall colors, while it lasts…:-)

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Fall tablescape idea to elevate your dining experience at home, look no further; this simple yet elegant Fall table setting will help you create a nice and affordable table décor for you, and your guests especially if you are hosting a thanksgiving dinner this year.

You can also shop some of the items in this post by clicking on the links/pictures below.

Have a wonderful day.


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White Cut out Midi Dress


Hello beauties,
How is November here already! October came and, in a blink of an eye, was gone… I might be biased, but I missed October already; and wished it was still here for a little while longer. 🙂

It’s been pretty busy on my side of the hood, so in all fairness, I didn’t see the time fly by. I took these pictures on my birthday, – October, 3rd – and as you can see, I was in a mood of total excitement; and I wanted to do something different with my hair:-).

This dress may not be perfect for this new weather we are currently experiencing, but maybe with a little bit of layering,  you can get away with it.
It’s a pristine A-line white dress with the perfect length. I love the cut in the waist that goes in the back. A cute and classy way to show a bit of skin.  I wore the dress to my birthday brunch with my family and have gotten a lot of compliments on this outfit. While I wasn’t able to capture the whole outfit from head to toe, I did share a behind-the-scenes video on my Instagram page, so make sure you are following me there if you wish to see more.

Off I go! 😉

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Dress: HERE | Shoes: ( Not shown) HERE | Purse: HERE | Necklace: Similar HERE & HERE | Sunglasses: Similar HERE & HERE

As always, thank you for visiting, and have a wonderful day!





Purple Ethnic Maxi Dress Set



Happy Tuesday, beauties.

Have you ever come across a beautiful piece of cloth or in this instance, a dress set that is so beautiful that  you just want it to shine on its own? That was my exact feeling when I was putting together this look.
This deep purple ethnic fabric is such a stunner, that I felt like I didn’t want to dress it up much. It’s also fair to say that you actually don’t need to. Like I said earlier, this set makes a statement on its own. The  tie-dye deep purple alone is very eye catching, and the intriguing ethnic embroidery in front of the sleeveless maxi underneath is a work of art, and definitely  a conversation starter. The pictures didn’t do justice to this beautiful and vibrant set; but I’m sure you can agree on how stunning it is.

For this shoot, I went for a semi casual vibe by adding a cute and simple top-handle woven bag, and a fun hair piece to accessorize the dress. As for my shoes, I chose these bold floral green sandals for that elegant yet cheerful finishing touch.

How did I do? Would wear this set? You can also actually wear them separately, as the duster/long vest isn’t connected to the sleeveless maxi dress.






Dress : Nadiaka Vêtements ( I love their new collection too! ) | Handbag: HERE | Shoes: JustFab Online

As always, thank you for visiting my blog and have a fabulous day.