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Matcha & Rose Cake Recipe

November 29, 2018

Green tea and roses are my favorite combo, so this Matcha cake, with rose buttercream is my dream. It was a success during my first workshop, so I’m sharing the recipe here! This is the original recipe, with vanilla buttercream. For my Rose Frosting version, all I did was add...

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Parisian Escape

March 23, 2018

A sweet way to finish 2017. In the end of December I had the pleasure to go meet up Bianca, one of my BFFs, in Paris and I’d like to share a bit of this travel. I know it’s March already! I honestly could not find the time to...

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A Weekend in Antwerp – Endless Inspiration

December 6, 2017

I had the pleasure to visit Antwerp for the first time in October and would like to share some of the highlights with you! It was a super short visit, only 36 hours but I had the best time! Antwerp was not in the top of my travel list,...

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Sketches from Italy

April 23, 2017

Small round up of scenes from Italy, or scene that make me think about it. First spread is Positano, second is Capri, third just a pool scene, and to finish, a lemon pattern. Have a lovely week!

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Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn – tips to make your trip worth it

April 7, 2017

The real name of this street is not Cherry Blossom Avenue but Heerstrasse, and it’s a magical place. Every spring the cherry trees bloom bringing thousands of tourists from all over the world to this place. I try to come and see it every year, but of course that’s...

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Colorful days in Curitiba – An illustrated tour of my hometown

March 7, 2017

Whenever I say I’m from Brazil, people assume that either I came from Rio or São Paulo (the only cities that most people remember), or that I’m lying, because I’m as pale as a white sheet of paper. Brazil is a huge (HUUUUUUUUUGE) country and its people have really...

Basic tool list – papers

  I’ve been asked many times about the materials I use, so I thought it would be nice and easy if I could write down a more detailed list over here. I only talk you about materials I already used or those that I use for my daily jobs. I divided this little...

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Tips for sketching in Museums

October 23, 2016

In times when it’s easier to take a quick snap and get to the next room but I find that taking time to actually sketch pieces you like in museums is much more rewarding. I’ve received some questions about how to keep a good journal/sketchbook while traveling, so here...

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Charlottenburg, Berlin

October 18, 2016

  Charlottenburg is by far my favourite place in Berlin. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood, with calm streets, lots of restaurants and cafes, old and well groomed buildings, a lovely lake, and a castle. I’m not a person who likes crowds, a bit of an old soul, and I find...

Museum hopping in Berlin

October 9, 2016

I’ve been to Berlin several times in the last 5 years, even had a internship during a winter in a communication company, but I had never been to the Museum Island. I used to catch a train that would pass right in front of it and it always made...