Style, Renovations, and Foodie Favourites


Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my last couple of posts, you are the best readers! Although, I have always had a range of things that I share on the blog, per your request I am thinking of doing more posts regarding home décor, and food in general, in addition to fashion. Thanks to you, since you have given me brilliant feedback, I have decided to keep at it.

Don't fret darlings, my unwavering adoration for fashion will still be fondly expressed here. This is not a big change since you have already seen posts like this, but I will make an extra effort in sharing even more lifestyle posts. It's rather more of a slight blog renovation in the works.

Here’s a few items that I am currently wearing and loving at the moment, including this beautiful double-sided scarf with tartan and houndstooth – a tasteful and easy styling element, but also perfect for the winter season. 
Crown brooch, and cosy scarf,  Wine bags for guests, This week's style favourites with bright orange clutch and eco-watch, Grocery shopping in colour!
Delicious dinner (see below for details), and Glam selfie indoors with new hat preview.

Wearing: Brooches! Fashion brooches, vintage brooches, and even colourful glam style brooches like this have been adorning my hats and scarves. I suppose it’s time to take out those aged brooches from my nan.

Pondering: about a few more recipes that I will be trying out, as well as revamping some of my family’s recipes. Remember this cookbook? Over the past weekend, we had a great little chat with a few couple friends, and decided to host an upcoming soup and salad dinner party. It may sound very simple, but surely, if you know me at all, then you know that I have a few tricks up my epicurean sleeve. 

And, what better way to grab inspiration than from receiving a gift from a best friend. I was recently given a gift card for Christmas, but had to wait to use it because of hectic schedules, and holiday travel, etc. I cannot wait to use these adorable little table placement cards!

Eating: Here are two dishes that I cooked this past week for dinner with friends. I may also be sharing little recipes too in the future. I hope you enjoy!
Stay tuned, I have a quick and fun little craft for you coming up soon. A preview will likely make its way to my Instagram, so keep your stylish eyes peeled.

What has been your favourite moment of the week so far? 

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  1. all these pics of food make me hungry! love your hat

    mi ispirano tantissimo, devo assolutamente provare a farli
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  2. I think is a good choice to express yourself in many ways that's why I agree with your decision to post about many other things.

    Keep doing great!


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  3. The crown brooch is so lovely and you look gorgeous in the selfie with the hat, very posh! The soup seems so good, Id need it since is freezing here! Kisses Madison! xo

  4. sartorialsidelines04 February

    I can't wait to see all the fun directions you'll take this in - and, of course, look forward to all the fashion posts!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. alessia milanese04 February

    WOw, great inspiration!


  6. I seriously love that selfie that you took with the hat, you look stunning with that hat! And I love that you have all these theme dinner parties with your friends, it makes me miss mine. Hopefully I'll soon meet new friends here and I can start hosting dinners again.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. Heartbeats for this crown pin Madison!

    Great post!



  8. What a cheerful, colourful post! Soup is definitely a good idea here as it is so very cold. Carrot soup with ginger is a favourite of mine and I must try your variation. I have several vintage brooches which I forget to take out and wear. Your crown one is so unusual!

  9. Ivana Džidić04 February

    that scarf is so lovely...and the brooches...I love them! as a foodie, I look forward to the future food related posts:) these dishes you prepared look phenomenal...carrot soup looks divine! I used to prepare carrot soup all the time and am not sure why I stopped.

    ...what a lovely idea to revamp old family receipts! and so nice you prepare dinner for your friends<3

  10. That baked salmon looks so delish!! I love how you combine food and fashion :)

  11. I really enjoy your lifestyle posts Madison so I'm glad to hear you will doing more of them. Your new hat is so cool!

    My favorite moment of the week was actually hanging out on my terrace and watching the snow fall.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  12. WhatWouldVWear04 February

    This is too cute!! Also, you look great with the hat!
    following your blog!

    Happy Wednesday!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  13. I love that crown brooch, your hat and scarf Madison! That soup looks delicious! I love your dinnerware.

  14. Sabine Gimm04 February

    Liebe Madison,

    vielen Dank für deinen lieben Kommentar bei mir. Dein Foodie-Style gefällt mir, du Hübsche ♥

    Viele Grüße Sabine

    Bling Over 50

  15. Allie Mackin04 February

    Oh wow that carrot soup with coconut sounds soooo good! Oh and hosting dinners is the best!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  16. Great favs. I absolutely love salmon

    Made in Mauve // Bloglovin

  17. Rosa Mimmino04 February

    Gorgeous plans and pictures!!


  18. Daniella04 February

    Hey Madison! I hope you are well. I love your new hat, so classic and chic and I love that you matched it with a bright colour lipstick, unexpected and brilliant! Another lovely post, the baked salmon dish looks amazing! :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  19. Oh my gosh! Your dishes made me hungry, Madison. They look so so good!

    PS Love that orange clutch too.:)

  20. You are so talented so you can go any direction you want because everything you will do will turn out great:-) Love everything you shared especially the cute table cards and the wonderful soup recipe. The soup and salad dinner party sounds like a great idea and I would love to see how it turns out. You look gorgeous wearing that hat and I loved the selfie. Take care! XOXO, Jeannette

  21. little luxury list05 February

    Madison, you are totally rocking that hat! It is so sassy and fun!
    Mmm all your dishes look great. i bet you would have an awesome soup and salad party!


    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  22. SHE Jenmarie05 February

    I'm excited to see more home decor posts from you! I love the studs on that orange clutch!

  23. rakhshanda05 February

    Wow, loved all pic on IG, you look so pretty in hat! I really love your lifestyle posts Madison so happy to hear you will doing more of them. Kisses <3

  24. Lovely pictures and I love your hat *Selfie* <3


    Nilu Yuleena

    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  25. Delicious post!!! I love your hat!!!
    Have a good week!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  26. Amazing photos. Loving your photo with a hat. Looking stunning. Such a great clutch as well :) Kiss,


  27. The dinner looks amazing, so yummy. Love the selfie as well, the hat is so perfect :))) I hope your week has been bliss lovely xx

  28. Erika Sorocco05 February

    That hat looks so brilliant on you babe! And that baked salmon...le sigh. Makes me wish I wasn't allergic to salmon. :(


  29. Lady parisienne05 February

    Nice pictures and cool article!

  30. Hi Madison, heute mal in deutsch. Ich glaube ich bin zu müde für english und dein deutsch ist besser als mein english. Ich freue mich das du nicht nur Mode Posts machst. Mich interessiert Deko, Essen usw. ach eigentlich alles. Die Karottensuppe sieht super lecker aus. Das Rezept musst du unbedingt posten. Ich bin immer auf der Suche nach gesunden, leckeren Rezepten. Wow das ist wirklich ein Glam Selfie. Wunderschönes Foto. Wünsch dir einen schönen Donnerstag!

    xx /

  31. Those peppers look so good! I'm currently devouring stuffed peppers for lunch right now. Clearly my body needs something they offer with this gross winter weather!

  32. Dressed with soul05 February

    Liebe Madison, Du hast offenbar wieder so lecker gekocht! Und auf Deinem Selfie siehst Du einfach wunderschön aus <3 Ich mag solche Posts von Dir sehr gerne, wie gut, dass Du künftig öfter so etwas postest! Mein bester Moment in dieser Woche? Ich denke, als ich mit meinem lieben Mann zusammen Schnee geschaufelt habe :)

    Alles Liebe von Rena

  33. Thank you, and welcome to my blog. xx/Madison

  34. Thanks miss b. Yes, I love carrot soup. I like to add fresh herbs to mine to bring out the flavouring. <3

  35. Thank you Ivana, looking forward to sharing more lifestyle/food posts as well. :) <3

  36. Glad that you were inspired. xx
    Baci! xx

  37. Thanks so much Liili! xx

  38. Thanks so much Daniella for your sweet comment. The salmon was delicious indeed! :)

  39. What a lovely comment, thanks Rakshanda. I'm pleased that you enjoy my lifestyle posts. Looking forward to sharing more of them with you. x

  40. Thank you Randi. Yes, stuffed peppers are also delicious! xo

  41. Liebe Sabine, gern geschehen. Ich bin froh, dass Sie Foodie Stile liebe auch. <3 x
    Viele Grüße Madison

  42. Thanks dear. oh, sorry to hear ... that's too bad that you are allergic to salmon. xx

  43. Haha, Mira, you are so funny!! <3 haben Sie einen guten Schlaf für das Wochenende, und danke für die süßen Kommentar. Ja, ich will mehr Rezept Blog-Posts auch bald. :) xx/M

  44. Thank you for your thoughtful comment Areta! :)

  45. Wow, thank you so much dear Jeannie for your sweet words.<3 I appreciate your comment and it's nice to hear that you like the inspiration in my post. :) xx /Madison

  46. Amazing post! You selfie is awesome and nice hat! I love it! omg food is soo yummy!

  47. Hello chic lady! Lovin the hat, the eyeliner, and the scarf. Lovely! Have a lovely weekend! PS. Changed my Disqus name to my nickname while growing up :) x

  48. The food looks great! And I love the crown brooch.

  49. Great photos, all the food looks delicious

  50. Bella Pummarola06 February

    Wow your dishes look delicious! I'd love to try that carrot soup ;)

    Bella Pummarola

  51. I make a similar carrot soup but without paprika. Next time I will add paprika to it and see how it goes.

    Nothing is more fun than having a dinner party with friends. Have fun!!!

    <3 <3 Mahshid مهشید

  52. I like the idea of more lifestyle posts! I really enjoy them! Soup and salad dinner party sounds great, share some photos with us! My favourite moment of the week? Well, I got an interesting call this week that got me thinking about my future. Not sure what to do though. Have a nice weekend, Madison!


  53. Svetlana06 February

    This is an amazing post! Love the food that you are eating :)))) no serious look so yummmyyyyyy :) Beautiful , stylish picture with your hat :)


  54. Rosalind Jana06 February

    Oooh, excellent, the shape of things to come….
    Have to say I'm mesmerised by your 'glam selfie' - your eyes look especially amazing!

  55. Thanks Stanislava. How exciting about your call -- change can be good for us even when we least expect it. I hope it all works out well for you. :) xx

  56. Oh okay, thanks for letting me know about your Disqus name. xx Enjoy your w/e as well. x

  57. Liebe Rena, Es ist toll, dass Sie mit Ihrem Mann verbrachte Zeit. Ich wünsche Dir eine Spaß und warmen Wochenende.
    Dank immer für deine Kommentare! <3
    Alles Liebe für dich,
    Madison xx

  58. thats a cute bag

  59. Marinella Rauso07 February

    the little broche and the orange pochette are my favorites. Lovely remind and good tips. Enjoy the saturday vibe.

  60. The carrot soup, the baked salmon looks delicious! You look awesome with the hat. xoxo

  61. That soup looks delicious and what a great bowl too! So perfect as a winter warmer.

  62. You look stunning in that selfie Madison. Love the hat and scarf . You are such a great cook. The food looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Oh by the way, whipped salad dressing is just like mayo only that it isn't as tangy. It has a more subtle taste that i like to it. Love mayo too though :).

    Have a great weekend.

  63. Thank you lovely for the sweet comment. Oh, okay, so it's not as tangy, good because I am not a mayo fan really. Thanks! <3 Wishing you a wonderful w/e.

  64. Heel in Mint08 February

    Love the, crown brooch and the placemats especially and of course your selfie :) Food looks yummy.

    Heel in Mint

  65. RedTagChicLA08 February

    You look so adorable at the selfie of you wearing that houndstooth scarf and hat - and thanks for sharing food from your dinners. More power to your new endeavors - I will surely check out your new posts!


  66. Wow, that soup looks and sounds more than delicious, can you please cook for me, too? ;-)

    Have a fantastic day,

  67. Loving the pic of you, you are so pretty, girl.

  68. You look gorgeous, i am waiting for all the fashion post.

  69. I love your glam selfie and the new hat is so fab! That carrot soup is making me hungry, looks so good.

  70. Lovely photos and you just made me so hungry. The soup looks amazing!

    Lu |