February 17, 2014
I'm not sure how it happened, but I totally missed the 1st year anniversary of this blog. I knew it was coming up, but then it just flew by and I completely forgot. It wasn't until Google emailed and said that the Mia Loves Pretty domain name had been successfully renewed for another year that I realised it was already a couple of weeks past a one year milestone!
February 16, 2014
I jumped on the Chia seed bandwagon about a year ago, not really knowing what this 'super food' was, but thought I needed to boost up my morning breakfast with something more nutrient-rich. I normally enjoy quinoa porridge with a tablespoon of chia seeds, a bit of almond milk, hot water and in the microwave it goes for 2 minutes. And then eaten with a topping of fresh berries, peaches and roasted almonds or pistachios. This, with a strong soy flat white to accompany, would fill my tum up until lunchtime. No need to snack.
February 10, 2014
This is the year. We ARE going to do it. No um-ming anymore, we WILL go to Europe and the US. And for a long stint at that! Jase and I have been to Europe before but since then (6 years ago now), I've been imagining us travelling to more of the eastern side of Europe and eating our way through the cities of Italy for the longest time.
So in that vein, I've been pinteresting like a crazy mother, trying to see which cities would make our travel wish list, given the limited time of we would have. Italy just had to be on the list obviously, Greece too.... but also the South of France, Hvar, Madrid, New York, Hawaii and the list goes on.
The friends we had visit over the weekend are also keen on a European trip this year and it just got us even more pumped!
Here are just a few photos that have been keeping me inspired and moving us along with making a decision.
Clockwise from top left: A fresh food market in Bologna / Beach side on the Amalfi Coast / the hustle bustle of New York / On the water in Venice / Santorini at night