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Angola changed me in many ways, I believe. Or perhaps it didn’t. Perhaps it just exposed things about myself that were there all along. Besides matters of work, heart, friendships, family, basic needs and the value all those things have in my life, one of the best things to happen was the enhancing of that Less is Moremotto I was trying to adopt for awhile. I realized I don’t really need that…

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Hello Africa #3


Ph. Madalena Calixto @ Centro Horto-Botânico de N’Dalatando

7 months and 7 days (yes, I’m counting). Most people say you shouldn’t stay in Angola for more than 3 months straight – 4 tops! Well, I’m nearly doubling that line and I can’t say it’s been easy. I am a bit of a drama queen at times, I am aware of that, but this isn’t the case. To live here you need a certain support system. A…

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8 Dreamy Workspaces

Let’s be honest: let’s say you work at an office, you have a job you love, as well as a good income and amazing colleagues. Great, now imagine you have all this but you work in a cubicle or a dark hole that sucks the life out of you. How would you say that motivates you day in day out? Probably not much (or maybe, that’s just me), hence the importance of having good ‘surroundings’ at work. Your…

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Sofa Therapy #1

Saturdays used to be my favorite day of the week. Now not so much. I have to work Saturday mornings and that kinda blows the whole weekend off. Sundays, on the other hand, have me with mixed feelings, because it’s the only day off I have, but it is haunted by Mondays blues. Anyway, one of my favorite things to do in my free time has always been movie marathons. After all, a movie is always a good…

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Hello Africa #2

CuanzaSul_TatianaSimoes_Abr14MubangaLodge_15_Mar14 Lobito_Benguela_TatianaSimoes_Mar14 Miradouro_da_Lua_TatianaSimoes_Jan14 MubangaLodge_22_Mar14 MubangaLodge_Mar14 Mussulo1 Praia_de_Sangano_TatianaSimoes_Jan14 QuedasBinga Sumbe Sunset2On the 3rd of June it’ll be 5 months since I arrived at this new chapter of my life. It was a burning Friday evening, back in January and I had no idea what to expect. The first month was easy – everything was new, a lot of things were different and even though some things shocked me and other had me wonder, I still wasn’t homesick or scared or whatever. The first 3 months were intense……

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Nailed It


In a far away past, I used to have very strong nails, the unbreakable and unshakable kind. Then, I entered teen land and started to ruin pretty much everything my mom raised me as: first by eating loads of crap, just because others did it and then drowning in the worst mistake of my life – crazy diets that ended up in Anorexia and then Bulimia. It didn’t went too far luckily, but it went far…

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Can You Bottle It Up?

Can You Bottle It Up?


Remember when I rambled a bit about my new found signature fragrance? Well, if you don’t – fair enough – it’s Coco Noir from Chanel, and you can read all about it in here. The more I wear it the more I like it. It’s a strong smell but it brings me a certain level of confidence, I don’t know… Plus, I really like the bottle – it’s glamourous, sleek, tasteful and powerful. So why not get it in the…

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Lose Yourself In The Music [May’14] #5

Lose Yourself In The Music [May’14] #5

Oh May… May is my favorite month of the year, I must say. Why? Because it’s my birthday (even though I have mixed feelings about that), it’s Mother’s Day, it used to mean Queima das Fitas (kinda miss you, Coimbra), better weather, flowers blooming everywhere… In my opinion it’s the most beautiful month of the year and as the beauty junkie I am it has to be my favorite. However, May in Portugal is…

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Love Me Do

Random things found on Pinterest every now and then make a tear kinda drop down my face, and sometimes I’m not sure why.

Love Me Do

Random things found on Pinterest every now and then make a tear kinda drop down my face, and sometimes I’m not sure why.

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Wake Me Up In Here | 17 Cozy & Inspiring Bedrooms

Wake Me Up In Here | 17 Cozy & Inspiring Bedrooms


Materialistically speaking, if there’s something that I really miss from home that would be my bedroom, that little sanctuary of mine I’ve build up with such care and dedication. That place that really made me feel like I was home. I am not a very demanding person, I’ve lived in plenty of places, some better than others but I usually always managed to decorate it in order to make it feel a…

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27 Years. 27 Lessons

27 Years. 27 Lessons

208953_4086721250156_2139270897_n// I think it was 1989 and I was about 2 years old. Forgive me, but I was insanely cute. :D

Most people I deal with on a daily basis are older than me, so one could say I am always the kid. However, I’ve always felt like I was quite older than my age. I was always pretty conscious of who I was, what I wanted and where I was headed (even if I get lost in the way countless times). I’ve had my dark…

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