List of common kitchen appliances

There was a survey done by statista.com in 2014 to show the number of hours people spent cooking in a kitchen. India ranked highest with respondents spending an average of 13.2 hours per week in the kitchen. Ukraine had an average of 13.1 hours per week. That's almost 2 hours of kitchen time a day.  With so much time spent in the kitchen, it's a space that should be well-equipped for optimal functionality. Every kitchen I designed had its unique requirements. I spend more...
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25 road trip essentials

Road-tripping' with my two favorite allies  Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies  It's time to leave this town it's time to steal away  Let's go get lost anywhere in the U.S.A. Does that sound familiar? That’s from the song Road Trippin’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Years ago I went on a solo road trip, which took me 500 kilometers away from home. Just me, my car, and my belongings. I woke up one morning and decided that I want to go...
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Quick and easy New Year’s Eve party activities

It’s the time of the year to reflect, recollect and remember all the things that have happened during the year. New Year’s resolutions are made, and we all hope for a better year ahead. Well, it’s also party time for many of us! This is when we spend time with family and friends, with lots of good food and merrymaking. When you have a party at home, there are some activities you can plan for your guests. This is a list of things you can do, that doesn’t need a...
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The 3 parts to a healthy lifestyle.

I woke up this morning and decided to go for a walk, which I hardly have been doing recently. A lack of exercise has made me lethargic, and tired. So the guilty me went for a 30-minute brisk walk. Refreshed, I sat down to write this article on healthy living. Improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be our daily priority.  I decided to break it down into 3 parts.  This makes it easier to focus on each one and work on achieving our healthy lifestyle! ...
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What’s been happening at Res Lifestyle

What’s been happening at Res Lifestyle It’s been almost a month since I posted anything on my blog. A regular customer of Res Lifestyle dropped me an email to ask when is the next blog post coming up and that they were waiting to read something new from us. So here’s my guilty as charged post to all my fans and followers. So what have I been upto? I have been sourcing for new products during the last one month. I posted on Facebook about the new teakwood cutting...
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Interview with Papebeau

Sharing your stories is a great way to know and connect with people. Jennifer from the Netherlands has a blog called Paperbeau . She shares stories about women from around the world and, I was happy to tell her my story too. Here’s my story as posted on her blog.   TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS. WHAT ARE YOU DOING EXACTLY? I own an online shop and blog called Res Lifestyle. I sell items that I personally curate from around the world, ranging...
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10 easy ways to create a feature wall

A feature wall is the one wall in your room that is different and stands out from the rest. Designing a wall that is unique and different is a great way to make a style statement in your home décor. When creating a feature wall, pick the wall that will catch your attention when you first enter the room.  There are no hard and fast rules to this, but usually, the wall opposite the door is what you see first.  Often headboards and TV panels act as the feature in a smaller...
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What to pack before you travel

If anyone asks me, what’s my hobby, I will say travel! I need to visit places and see new things. I cannot stay at home for too long. So when it comes to packing for a trip, I have my check-list prepared well in advance. I admit that I am organizing freak!  I have lists, checklists, to-do lists and whatever I list I can think of. I think it’s a great way to be efficient and not forgetting the important things. When I am planning a holiday, I prepare a what-to-pack list...
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Kitchen layout guide

When I’m helping someone design their home, my favorite part is the kitchen. Picking the cabinet materials and matching the colors are all very exciting.  Planning the perfect layout involves a lot of details and how the owner of the kitchen will be using the kitchen. The kitchen is the most used space in a house. Not only is it a place for preparing meals, for many homes, it’s also a place to have their meals together with family and friends. It is an essential part of...
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The world’s top 10 airlines for 2018

As someone who enjoys traveling, I always look out for the best airlines and hotels. I plan my trips myself, and I read reviews to help me pick the right ones. Every year I wait for the Skytrax World’s Top 10 Airlines to be announced. A gala ceremony was held on the 17th of July, 2018 at the Langham Hotel, London, to announce the winners of the World Airlines  Awards.                             ...
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What to do on a stay-at-home weekend

I bumped into a quote the other day which said, ‘better days are coming, they are called Saturday and Sunday.' Don’t we all just love weekends! It’s when you spend time with your family, relax and do something exciting. Many of us make plans for an outing or to visit someplace over the weekend. Sometimes though, we prefer to stay at home and spend your weekend relaxing and catching up with things at home. I enjoy spending my weekends at home because...
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How to make a smoothie.

A smoothie is a thick blended drink, made of pureed fruits or vegetables and mixed with milk, yogurt or other liquids. Smoothies are easy to make at home. They are delicious and are packed with nutrients when made with a healthy choice of ingredients.                                                                 ...
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