Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Best Agendas of 2014

Hello all!
2014 has been crazy and hectic and just so much work. There are not enough hours in a day, i swear. How can anyone get anything done? Being a second semester junior in high school, I find that things can just get out of hand- sports after school, tests coming out of nowhere, and homework assignments that seem to make no sense, let alone all of the SAT and college prep! I'm surprised that i'm still alive! 
The thing is, I've always been super organized when it comes to school, and for me, the ultimate organization relies on the type of planner you use, because essentially, to be organized, you kind of have to know what your day is going to be like a little bit in advance ;)
I have always been asked where I get my planners, and I thought i should compile my top 3 planners together- as I get a new one every year and boy have I been through many, many planners. These picks will keep you organized and oh-so stress free this year, as they're not only adorable, but extremely functional as well. 
frankie diary
 1. THE FRANKIE DIARY
I'm actually using this planner this year, and so far, I absolutely love it. The paper quality is perfect (a little thick and smells like heaven) and the illustrations inside are flowery and girly, with a handmade vibe that just makes you feel like you're writing down secret spells in a magic journal. But really, you're planning your next dentist appointment. There's no harm in dreaming :)
I would highly recommend this planner to a high school student, if you like to see an entire week spread out so you can plan effectively- those sneaky english reports won't surprise you with this planner.

Hobonichi
 2. HOBONICHI
I absolutely love this planner. However, I use it mostly as a diary rather than a planner. The pages go day by day, which is not optimal for students, because i generally find week by week planners to be more effective for school. It's great for those of you who find it easier to deal with things as each day comes, instead of looking at the week as a whole. I love using this planner for travelling and reminding myself of important appointments or things I have to do. highly recommended to anyone who has a  busty life- there's a ton of space to write and there are even times on the side panel of each day, which is always helpful :)


Mark's A5 planner 
3. MARK'S PLANNER
Ok, so this brand is a gem. A pure gem when it comes to planners. The pocket in the front is more than useful when you're in a jam and need to keep all of your supplies in one spot- phone, credit card, pens/pencils... all in the front pocket of your planner. Who needs a wallet?
The inside pages are beautifully designed with a simple, yet extremely functional white background that makes it easy to plan out your days and your week. This planner goes by the week and has times on the side of each day panel, which, if you have meetings or classes at specific times, can be extremely handy and useful. I would definitely recommend if you're an on-the-go type of person and especially if you're a student. I've had this planner three times in the past and it never fails. This is my go-to agenda- it's just so functional.

2014 will be more organized than ever with these planners!

xx
bee

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Little Holiday Gift Guide 2013

BOOKRIVER
beklina
BEKLINA
LEIF

It's the time of the year again! Here are some cute gift ideas for this holiday season :)

xx
bee

Thursday, November 14, 2013

London and Paris in December & another website

Hello all!
I'm going on another adventure in december... to London and Paris! It will be my first time in London, so oh boy oh boy am I excited! The high tea, art museums, british accents, indian curry, old antiques, vintage clothing stores... and concept stores! As I was researching, I found a little website that compiles a whole bunch of super-cool concept stores all over the world, and there happens to be a lovely archive on london in particular. All I have to say after frolicking through the site is... OH MY GOODNESS. There are the most artsy, unique, and oh-so-hip shops in London- I can't believe I haven't been sooner!!! What is wrong with me??! Oh, and if any of you happen to live in London, or know of lovely places to visit, do leave a comment/ send me an email, as I want to compile as much information as I can possibly fit into my brain before going :)

xx
bee

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mr. Larkin





all images form mr larkin
Wow. I am actually the worst blogger. It's been months since i've blogged- and that, my friends, makes me incredibly sad :(
Fear not, fellow blog-lovers! I'm back, and I'm coming back with a great collaboration with one of my dear, talented friends. She is a marvelous photographer and film-maker, and I love her to death. We will be working on a project together, hopefully launching our very own channel on vimeo and creating some wonderful art. For now, I will just have to leave you with this suspense :)

So, I'm coming back with a new online find~ a lovely online shop that sells the most gorgeous clothing/jewelry items I have seen in a while. Talk about inspiring. I mean, this little shop convinces me that I actually need everything on the site. Hats off to the wonderful design team behind mr larkin ~ you guys have collected some beautiful pieces that will hopefully end up in my closet soon ;)
I have left you all some mouth-watering photos to stare at in the meantime; do pop on over if you're curious or have simply fallen in love with the few photos here. I have no idea how I find these places. Sometimes I stumble upon the most marvelous things. What a lucky duck I am!

xxbee

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Black Forest cake batter oatmeal

Here is the recipe for the fudgiest, most delectable bowl of oatmeal I have ever made. I could eat this every single day. 

Black Forest oatmeal

Ingredients
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened vanilla) 
1tsp flax meal 
1/2 cup water
1tb raw cacao
16 cherries 
Sweetener to taste ( if you like your oatmeal super sweet, I recommend 1-2 tb coconut sugar) 
1-2 tb chocolate chips ( for a super rich chocolatey flavor)
1 tsp cacao nibs 

Recipe
1. Cook your oats with the almond milk and water. When they're almost done, whisk in the flax meal. 
2. Keep cooking until thickened (approx. 3 minutes more, depending on how thick you like them) and whisk in the sweetener, cacao powder and optional chocolate chips until thoroughly combined).
4. Pour into a bowl and top with cherries, cacao nibs, and maybe even some extra chocolate chips :) 


Now, devour! 

Xx
Bee

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Some super rad vegan products

Hi, my name is Beebee, and I love animals.

Once upon a time, I used to never even think about where anything came from- if my bar of soap was responsible for a rabbit's life, or if my feet were being kept warm at the expense of another. It's almost crazy how many things rely upon other beings lives, and how finding some super rad, cruelty-free products are hard to come by these days. The solution? Support the companies that decide they don't want to take part in animal-testing, and as an inevitable result of increasing demand, there will be much more supply.

Soo. That being said, I welcome you all to Herbivore Botanicals- a 100% vegan, cruelty-free brand that makes gorgeous skin care and bath products. I was introduced to this lovely brand by my sister Jaime, who, on my 16th birthday gave me a coconut bath soak, and some calming bath salts for those crrrazzy emotionally-draining high school days, weeks, and months. (Junior year will not be pretty...) Anyway, I got a chance to use these magnificent bath products, and I have to say that i'm hooked. For quite some time now, I have chosen to live a cruelty-free life, and that means that I now have to bother the store clerks at sephora when buying hand cream or lipstick, and be super duper annoying at restaurants. But you know what? It's totally worth it.

Take a look at some of their super rad vegan products! (I have my eyes set on the pink clay mask hehe)



xx bee

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

KINDAH KHALIDY




all photos from kindah khalidy

ahem. How gorgeous are the works of this incredible textile designer?! I'm drooling.
For my birthday, I would like all of her scarves. thanks.

xxbee

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A journey to Health

Hello there!

When I first started my blog in 2011, I was dealing with some serious health problems, some of which continue to drag on today. I started this blog to focus on being positive, and finding the little things in life that make me smile- and sharing them with all of you. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I have so many beautiful people supporting me, and it just tickles my heart whenever I get an e-mail from a follower just letting me know that they enjoy my ramblings. It really does.
So, as random and out of the ordinary this may seem, I would just like to remind you to take a day and look at all of the beautiful, positive things in your life, share a smile with a stranger, enjoy your breakfast outside, meditate- look at all that you have, and truly embrace it.
For me, I guess this will be part of my journey to health- to improve my life through positivity.
We all need a little reminder once in a while :)

xx
bee

Friday, July 5, 2013

things I love about summer



THINGS I LOVE ABOUT SUMMER

1. having two and a half months to do absolutely nothing. 
2. going to sleep at 1 in the morning and waking up the next day at 8- without feeling tired. 
3. NOT waking up at 5:30 in the morning... 
4. everyday june gloom (my favorite!) 
5. watching movies all day
6. yoga for hours and hours in the morning
7. summer fruits (watermelon, cherries, strawberries... mmm)
8. picking our fresh chilis, vegetables, and fruits in the garden
9. summer cleaning
10. new swimsuits
11. enough time for just about anything
12. days where I have absolutely nothing to
13. vegan coconut ice cream
14. making fresh fruit smoothies and sitting outside sipping on those smoothies with Biche and Kuma
15. more blogging (which I haven't been doing so much- I'm so so sorry!!!)
16. EVERYTHING. 

xxbee

Friday, June 7, 2013

{change}




Hello there,

I feel like my ideas have changed over the past few months, or even the past weeks, as I can see the change when I scroll through my pictures. My style is slowly changing, becoming much simpler and less materialistic. I find it interesting that I can learn so much about myself simply through evolving pictures. Have you noticed a change in yourself?

xx
bee