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ABEL

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Following a failed search for a natural perfume that was chic, modern and long lasting. Abel was founded in Amsterdam by New Zealander Frances Shoemack with a simple goal – to create the world’s best natural perfume.

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Rather than clouding your personality with a consistent intensity, the beauty of all natural ingredients is that they’ll evolve on your skin, working with your natural body chemistry to create a unique scent. One that will continually evolve throughout the day.

Abel lives on your skin, until it fades away.

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HOMEMADE HUMMUS

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Ingredients:
2 cups freshly cooked garbanzo beans or 1 16 oz. can
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp cumin
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp. tahini
1 tsp sea salt or more to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
optional: 1 few tablespoons of water, ½ tsp smoked paprika

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This recipe really could not be any easier. The key to smooth hummus is letting the food processor do all of the work. Throw the garbanzo beans, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, tahini, and sea salt into the food processor. Turn the food processor on for about 30 seconds and then slowly pour in the olive oil. Add a few tbsp. of water if it looks like the hummus is too thick. Alternatively you can add a little smoked paprika for a nice depth of flavor. Don’t be scared to leave your food processor on for a few minutes even after it has mixed thoroughly. The food processor really helps in creating that creamy texture we are all looking for.

For toppings toast some pine nuts or almonds in a pan. Or simmering some herbs in olive oil and pouring them on top of olives.

Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Homemade hummus usually lasts for about 7-10 days in the refrigerator.

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VILLA ANOUK

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The bucolic countryside surrounding Essaouira is one of its greatest surprises. Villa Anouk sits at the heart of it, down a long, bumpy, dirt track about 20 minutes by car from Essaouira.292A6326ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk15ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk18ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk08ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk20ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk07ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk13ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk14ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk04ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk19ThePerfectHideaway_VillaAnouk11

If one of the impossibly sexy agroturismos (rural houses) of Ibiza was to fall out of the sky and land near Essaouira it would probably look something like this. Owner Anouk Beguery has been sympathetic in a restoration of the farm building, keeping the original features such as like the locally thatched thuya wood-beamed ceilings. But the space has been opened up – light pours in through huge cedar-wood framed doors and arched windows highlighting exposed stone walls, champagne-coloured upholstery, sequinned wedding blanket cushions and sheepskin rugs casually tossed across wire-framed armchairs.

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L’EAU COCO

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L’eau Coco is an homage to coconuts and all the nostalgia they bring about. Taking us back to never-ending travels, white sands, salty lips, unlimited time and endless love. A one-way road to addiction that starts with an overdose of coconuts and cream. This outrageous base balanced by a heart of orchid and airy top notes of green palm leaves and Cuban jasmine.

 

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JACQUELINE MORABITO

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Between architecture, design, decoration, silverware, sculpture and topiary art, Jacqueline Morabito is a prime exemple of the creative soul. After studying at the Faculty of Law in Nice, she turned her attention towards craftsmanship and the applied arts, following in her parents’ footsteps and without ever abandoning her roots on the Côte d’Azur.

Her various experiences with craftsmen revealed her true vocation. In fact, Jacqueline doesn’t fit into any particular box; her imagination is boundless, allowing her rare freedom in the way she goes about her art. In 1989, after signing her name to the decor for the theatre in Nice, she devoted herself more to interior architecture. Her areas of predilection are old buildings that she rehabilitates with passion in a contemporary but timeless style, creating a peaceful, chic and poetic world that is utterly spell-binding. For Jacqueline, enhancing the past is a necessity, preserving everything about our roots, our sediment, turning it into something topical and contemporary which will withstand the test of time. We need to respect our history and our buildings; why change everything at all cost, why raze everything to the ground? No rules should be imposed, depriving us of our creative freedom. Her favourite materials are wood, stone, concrete, whitewash, plaster, terra cotta, fabrics, earthenware, blown glass, plant-life… jm-70-1900x1264jm-75-1900x1264jm-59-1900x1264jm-50-1900x1264jm-66-1900x1264jm-76-1900x1264jm-71-1900x1264jm-73-1900x1264jm-45-1900x1264jm-47-1900x1264

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