ღ eye-candy-friday ღ

its that time of week for some eye candy … and im feeling extra sweet today, as i just baked over 3 dozen cupcakes for my good friend’s birthday bash. i must say, my martha stewart skills have definitely improved over the last few months! its only my second time baking cupcakes & making the icing from scratch, and with a little help from a spicy perspective, these little babies came out simply ah-ma-zing …

what’s on this week’s eye-candy-friday menu?

anais earrings

laka nail polish (#08)

raspberry lemon cupcakes

as always, a close-up of the beautiful jewelry selection for the weekend …


and of course, a close up of my baking skills (along with a wonderful helper in the kitchen, my sister!) …

seriously, one of the easiest recipes by far … i ended up coming out with more cupcakes than the recipe had intended since my cupcake holders may have been smaller than the standard, however i feel that smaller cupcakes are more fun (and easier) to eat than large-sized cupcakes. the icing came out fluffy & oh-so-tasty … i suggest maybe making 1/2 the amount the recipe said for the icing, as i had a ton extra leftover icing since i didn’t overkill the cupcakes with it, but if you love to load it on, then don’t change a thing! 🙂

XoXo – d


spending the day in old jaffa …

today was a good day 🙂

a day well spent with amazing friends, delicious food & a beautiful view of the old jaffa port.

my girlfriends and i rode our bikes down to the harbor to have a tasty seafood brunch by the water, and we were pleasantly surprised to run into insta*art ~ the 2nd instagram exhibition in israel. a free exhibit, located @ one of the old jaffa port’s hangars (warehouses), runs from june 6-20. the insta*art event is put on by timeout israel & makes for a fun day with complimentary entertainment. instagram has gotten to be so big over the last few months, and how exciting to see a mix of photos from around the country, exhibited all in one venue.

more than 300 photographers participated in this event, taking part in 3 main themes: urban TLV, food porn and moments. obviously, food porn was my fave. c’mon, admit its fun to drool over other people’s photos of food they have just made or are about to eat. using my very own instagram & my new fave collage app, pic collage, here’s a taste of what’s to come …

check out the slideshow below for your virtual tour of insta*art through my eyes, and then a few from our beautiful afternoon at the port & our fabulous seafood brunch. enjoy!

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have a great weekend!

XoXo – dorine

ღ eye-candy-friday ღ

hi friends! hope everyone has been having a great week … i’m still munching on the tasty chocolate from barcelona my sister brought back from her trip! had to inlcude them this week on here …

what’s on this week’s eye-candy-friday menu?

eden earrings

revlon nail polish (#355, Mad About Mango)

leyre chocolate

i am just lo0o0oving these hooped-ear-clips. they seriously seem to go with everything in my closet. or at least, i have made them go with everything in my closet! a closer look @ these eden earrings …

would you wear these earrings out during the day or out @ night?

XoXo – d




full moon in june ♥

if you know me by now, you now how much i love full moons. there’s just something about the night that makes it so magical, yet eery, all at the same time. tonight was definitely one of those nights. met up with a good girlfriend tonight for some delicious, ice-cold coffee @ our local cafe hangout, jeremiah. its always fun to catch up with a good friend on a hot summer eve and just chat about life 🙂

this photo was taken with my iphone & newly discovered instagram app from my apartment window. yes, against all convincing to download, i finally caved in and joined the “insta”-lovers club.

later … went and met up with my amazing sister (whom just returned from a quick vaca to barcelona) who spoiled me with some fun spanish gifts! {love her!} yes, we’re talking good-old fashioned, authentic orchata drink, spanish chocolate, spanish tortillas (for the mexican-foodie inside of me) and amazing perfume from Zara (not shown in pic) to add to my extensive collection. its awesome to have a sister that only traveled for a few days yet managed to bring me back so many goodies 🙂 the perfume will last a few months, but most certain the tortillas, chocolate and orchata will be gone by the weekend (maybe sooner?) …

who do you buy goodies for when you travel abroad?

XoXo – d

ღ eye-candy-friday ღ

as (some of) you may know, i work for dori csengeri, an israeli designer of haute couture, hand-embroidered jewelry. besides loving my job, a huge perk is getting to “play” with jewelry … and by play, i mean take home for the weekend & strut my “Dori” jewels around town! i may not be 12 years old anymore, but i will still vouch that playing with jewelry never gets old 🙂

eye-candy-friday is a series of posts that intertwines items that are sweet to the eye, and sweeter to the sweet tooth!

what’s on this week’s eye-candy-friday menu?

ragtime earrings

revlon nail polish (#120, Hushed Blush)

mr. kipling battenberg cakes

yes, i know you want a closer look @ those ragtime ear clips … they are divine. they will go well with just about anything i plan on wearing this weekend. you may be wondering, “why ear clips?” many of dori’s earrings are actually made with ear clips .. they can always be exchanged for ear posts for pierced ears (upon request), but i have learned to really appreciate clips because i can position them on my ear the way i like .. especially with bigger earrings, having ear clips instead of posts or ear wires, doesn’t weigh down the ear lobe.

(if you’ve never heard of mr. kipling’s cakes, a british delicassy, you’d be sorry you did now … they are addicting! these checkered-sponge cakes tastes a lot like marzipan! the sponge cake has rich apricot jam that is wrapped up in a soft almond-flavored paste. #yum! don’t tell me i didn’t warn ya’! my parents just brought me back some from their trip to london … i may send them back to buy me a few more boxes of these tasty treats) 🙂

do you have a favorite british delicassy?

XoXo – d