Now, here is a desert you don't need to run away from in preparation for bikini season! 😃  I made this super simple tart yesterday and it's almost completely gone. Both my athlete boyfriend who does not like sweets and my baby daughter absolutely loved it!

I love combining fresh fruits in my Summer desserts and I avoid recipes which take to long long to make or bake or those that are packed with butter and sugar. This recipe is light, fluffy, healthy and absolutely guilt free in terms of calories.

If you don't like cherries you can certainly use fresh strawberries or blueberries or even mix of fresh mint leaves and different berries all mixed together.
Give it a try!

INGREDIENTS

CRUST
1 cup/236g coconut flour (you may use regular flour but it won't be gluten free)
⅓ cup/79g chopped almonds
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup/60g pure maple syrup or honey
½ cup/118g coconut oil, solid at room temperature

*If you don't have time to prepare crust feel free to use purchased quiche dough or fluffy pastry.

FILLING/GANACHE
6oz/170g chopped dairy-free dark chocolate
½ cup/118ml canned coconut milk
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon almond or vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup/236g fresh cherries pitted and halved
Toasted sliced almonds for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. I used 9 to 10 inch /23 cm pan.
2. Mix coconut flour with almonds and salt in a bowl. Add maple syrup/honey and coconut oil to form a smooth dough.
3. Spread and press dough into the pan evenly all around and up the sides. Poke with fork all around and bake 8-10 min, until edges are golden brown. Set aside to cool while preparing filling.
4. Place chocolate chopped to pieces into a bowl. Heat up coconut milk and pour over the chocolate. Wisk until smooth. Add and wisk salt and almond/vanilla extract.
5. Pour mixture into cooled baked dough evenly. Arrange cherries evenly over the top, sprinkle with toasted almond slices and coconut flakes. Cool in the fridge at least for 1 hour before eating.

Keep in fridge for up to 5 days (even dough I doubt it will last that long).


Rock band t-shirts have always been an important part of the streetwear and pop culture. College kids would wear their favorite converse sneakers with jeans and their favorite rock band tops. Rock band tops have found their way to runways as well and consequently to many ready to wear stores along with corresponding chokers.

If you are a DIY type, you can cut out your favorite rock band t-shirt so the thin collar parts forms a chocker as on the photo bellow or you can purchase a pre-cut out rock band T. 


For this shoot my friend and blog photographer Andrina and I went up and around the fence to get to this spectacular, street art location close to W Hotel in Barcelona. The enormous concrete squares are scattered on the corner of the beach and in the sea in a form of a large installation and are partially covered with graphite. This location shows spectacular views of the city and makes a great hiding spot for local teenagers. 


My challenge for this look was to find more ways to wear my gorgeous wide leg pants by Blackpearl by Sara Lončarić. So far I wore this pants with elegant silk blouses to create high end evening or workwear looks but I haven't yet found a way to wear them as part of day outfit.

Naturally I pushed a bit beyond day look and wanted to see how these look worn with rock band t-shirt, elegant bralette and my favorite ear cuff from Trendcy

Even though I wear a lot of florals and would describe my personal style as feminine and elegant I often incorporate rock & roll details, especially in my day-wear such as studded boots during winter or rock & roll t-shirts with denim skirts or shorts along with studded sandals in Summer. 






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I am excited about the trend I am seeing in fashion where more and more brands are turning towards more sustainable, slower way of producing smaller collections in collaboration with globally unknown local fashion designers and artesian artists. 

Turning back towards natural materials, colors and getting inspired by nature and up-cycling is something I whole heartedly support and hope this is not a trend but a strong direction in which fashion is going. 

Raffia, straw handbags and baskets are star feature accessory in resort and Summer collections for several seasons now and I truly hope they are here to stay. Raffia basket makes a stylish bag to take to market in the morning instead of using plastic bags which take ages to degrade in soil. You can use the same basket as a beach bag or a diaper bag for your baby! 😃 





Straw bags have went long way from your last season pom-pom tote. From super creative shapes of lemon, pineapple, snail to leather belted and denim patched round bags to hat bags and other little works of art - many designers have already sold out on their most photographed raffia bags.


I am currently hunting for a perfect straw handbag for Summer so I made a wide selection for you to see as well should you need to update your Summer accessory as well.



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I used to avoid baking bread as it always seemed to complicated. However, since all of our family loves eating bread (although we never use white flour) I started with making banana bread recipe I learned from Mrs. Deb for whom I babysat.

When I felt comfortable with making those sweet breads I gave it a try and made a healthy protein for my boyfriend as per my friends recipe who is a super healthy eater and we all loved it and ate it in one meal. Yesterday early morning I decided to test a simple baby and toddler friendly multi-grain yogurt bread for our beach picnic. Anabela ate so much of it we had to hide the rest from her until she had some veggies and meat first.

You absolutely have to try it! It will take you 35 minutes tops! :)

INGREDIENTS

10 soup spoons full of spelt flour
6 soup spoons full of integral flour
200 ml organic non-sweeten yogurt
1 tbsp of baking soda
3 soup spoons of virgin olive oil
1 tsp of salt

DIRECTIONS

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C/356 F.
2. Combine all ingredients and hand kneed the dough for a few minutes until soft and not sticky, add a bit more integral flour and form into a ball.
3.  Optionally, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with some oats for decoration.

Enjoy with your toddler and the rest of your family! :)


I got this gorgeous floral dress by Croatian fashion brand Elfs for Anabela's christening last Summer. This is not the kind of dress you would wear on a regular basics as it is super rich and festive, made out of great quality material and bright in color. I wore it to a couple of special events and it was always a conversation piece.


For this post we photographed the dress in a gorgeous Terazza Martinez restaurant located close to Montjuic park, high above Barcelona where you can see spectacular panoramic view of the whole city of Barcelona.  Bright red color of Aperol Spritz, breezy and blurry from heat Spring day made a perfect backdrop to bright colorful floral Elfs dress.




Such a rich in color and pattern Summer dress does not need a lot of accessory so I generally avoid wearing jewelry with it. This time I accessorized with Gianluca Soldi sandals and my daily Zac Posen handbag in which I carry my whole life on a daily basics. 😃


All photos by Andrina Peric
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Wondering how to wear gold shoes during the day as part of casual outfit? Keep reading. 

I got this cute clutch from Polish designer Joanna Kruczek and I challenged myself to style it as part of casual, day look. I already posted about Joanna's innovative handbag design. This is a more simple clutch with alligator skin like texture and a long, thin chain strap. 


Green Ziztar pinafore fringe dress with splashes of gold seemed like an obvious match along with my favorite metallic gold converse sneakers. Since wearing this green dress with wrong color sleeves underneath can make it more of an Christmas elf kind of look, I wore the dress with only bra underneath as well as with a white J.Crew button up over the top which makes the look appear more structured as it created thinner waist.  





Gold Converse sneakers are my go to sneakers for the rainy days as they are made out of shinny metallic rubber like leather material which is water resistant. I also wear them often with white t-shirt and ripped jeans as they surely add a shiny touch of glam to any outfit + they are sneakers, thus comfortable to wear all through the day.



One of my favorite things about this dress is the movement it creates when you walk, fringe moves around and shines bright giving the same shine as the clutch and the shoes.




All photos by Andrina Peric

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