Berlin means freedom, creativity and inspiration for me. I appreciate that it's not a city of a fake smile, it can be hard and cold, but also beautiful. It can lead you far away from your point of view, but also take you home.
We meet the green fairy in this week's Cocktail Hour, as we experiment with a bottle of La Fée Absinthe Parisienne. A spirit loved by writers, poets and artists, it didn't take us long to be inspired with cocktail ideas.
We head to Wilmington, NC and go behind the scenes at The Cwafty Blog to tour RaChil's craft workshop:
I love how very home-made it is. Its my life goal to be able to make anything and everything so that fact that I have managed to construct a good portion of my own space makes me feel like I'm heading in the right direction with my goal. Even things I can't make yet, like the furniture, I've still tried to paint or refashion that I have some hand in them.
doeeyeddame recreates the kick-ass costume of Wonder Woman for today's Halloween DIY The Look:
Whether she is taking on an entire legion of enemies, or using her compassion and intelligence to work through a major conflict, Wonder Woman always maintains her calm attitude and impeccable style. I think what I love most about Wonder Woman's style is it's ability to be sexy, yet still extremely feminine, classy and powerful. Disguised as Diana Prince, she could easily take on the high fashion trends of today. But dressed in her classic American flag inspired crime fighting costume, she is unstoppable.
Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista recreates the quirky and eccentric style of fashion designer, Betsey Johnson:
Betsey Johnson is an international treasure. Rocking the fashion industry since the 1960's, her whimsical wild child designs, endless creativity and natural talent have made her an icon.I discovered her fabulously fun style in the 90's and have been incorporating bits of her look into my outfits ever since. Mix up some hippie & rock chick with a healthy dose of funky blonde ballerina to give any ensemble Betsey Johnson flair!
Learn how-to cook smoked mackerel, beetroot & apple fritters and chermoula paste with Edinburgh's Broughton Delicatessen.
Lea Bee recreates the style of Doctor Who's companion, Clara Oswin Oswald for today's Halloween DIY The Look:
I love Claras style-romantic and neat. Skirt is original and iteresting and original and cardigan lovely. I love the shoes- rock style but it goes well with everything else.
Michty Maxx recreates the look of musician & singer Lzzy Hale and gives her an amped up spiky makeover.
It's simple rock chick makeup and it's practically the same what I used to wear on stage when I was in my first band, so I kinda felt kinship there. Plus I really love the band she sings for, which is Halestorm and you should definitely check out their music!
neijie recreates the costume of Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd for today's Halloween DIY The Look:
What attracts me to Mrs Lovett's style is that it seems rather unkept yet polished at the same time. Her hair is unruly but is always in an updo. Her ragged hands are usually adorned with lacy gloves. Don't even get me started on her fancy tattered gowns. You've just got to hand it to her, the lady's got style!