Author page: Isabel Costa

The Life Juice + COS

THE bathing suit I need right now!

I first ran into COS in Paris and found it to be a minimalist heaven, perfect for maximalist me! I need to have have very linear pieces to go with fanciful accessories and a jewellery overload that I sometimes wear, and COS nearly always has the perfect piece, at a great price. Their swimwear collection doesn’t surprise, clean, flattering lines with no frills. Pun intended. This swimsuit is elegant, in a fabulous colour, skinny straps that minimize my Olympic shoulders, and you can twist and turn the straps to your hearts delight!   And then I found this asymmetrical one,…

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Mango + The Life Juice

Get Jeweled Up!

From Mango nonetheless, a new jewellery collection consisting of 10 minimalist pieces, 24 karat gold plated. These contemporary pieces are made with semi-precious stones such as malachite, amazonite and labradorite in very organic designs.   Have a fabulous weekend! Isabel xxx  

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3 Perfect Spring Looks.

First day of Spring season, and even though here in Lisbon it’s been great and sunny for a while, and feeling warm and beachy, I’ve been also prepping for allergy season! Yes, it hits me quite heavily so to speak, but this year I’m prepared. So for warm days and cold nights, these are my absolute favorites right now! Check your wardrobe for similar pieces and create your own look.   Class by Isabelcosta Weekend vibes by Isabelcosta DAY to NIGHT by Isabelcosta Get in a Spring thing, xxx Isabel

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Karl Lagerfeld + The Life Juice

Why don’t you…

BUY I’m crazy about vintage and have been since a teenager, and love to wear my pieces often and mixed up with my other stuff. Here are a pair of sneakers that deserve to be back in my closet…Reebok Club C Vintage that will go with everything and make it modern again. READ   With the death of Karl Lagerfeld why not catch up on the career of this incredibly talented superman? I’m so privileged to have been to several of his mesmerizingly fast ( the speed at which the models exited was head turning!) shows, to have gawked at…

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Valentine's Day + The Life Juice

Fall in love with yourself. Everyday.

  I’m an incurable romantic and believe love and friendship should be celebrated everyday, in the smallest of ways to big generous gestures. For me, a huge generous gesture is not only a physical gift, or a weekend away, but also the generosity of spirit. Such as, when we are sure we’re right but gladly, and simply say these magical words, “…yes dear ”  to avoid a potential a confrontation, that’s romantic and considerate. Valentine’s day is a relatively new celebration in Portugal, not unlike Halloween, but everybody, commercially that is, has taken to it. So it is red hearts,…

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Why don't you by The Life Juice

Why Don’t You…?

TO WEAR Beige, off-white, cream, eggshell, camel, tan, taupe, biscuit, buff, ecru, fawn, mushroom, oatmeal, sand, café au lait. I think you got the message, i.e. light colors for dark days. Yes it’s raining in Lisbon and it’ll probably rain on and off till April so why don’t you get yourself a great trench from Calvin Klein…especially on sale. Get it HERE! Or this more unstructured coat by Nili Lotan, from HERE.  Can you tell I’m all beiged out and loving it? These gorgeous sneakers are the result of a colab between the co-founders of CLOT, Edison Chen and  Kevin Poon and Converse inspired by the…

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Dray January + The Life Juice

Dry January, February, March…

So I’m going in for the big haul, trying to stay off alcohol for three months! I started, quite a cliché, on the 1st of January mostly because I was sick but also as a cleanse and a deflating effort. Feeling bloated and puffy, it was time for a detox. Suffice it to say that Saturday I broke my fast, yes! I’m that weak, with 2 glasses of Champagne and 1 glass of red wine. It was Saturday, a long and late lunch with friends on a boat so I forgive myself and will carry on regardless. But is it…

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Cooking with The Life Juice

Apple Strudel the Easy Way

Last weekend I made a couple of cakes and posted this one on my Insta stories to a lot of queries about the recipe. Here it is guys, really easy and so deliciously crunchy and fresh. Serve warm with vanilla ice-cream or with Greek yoghurt. Ingredients 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 package of phyllo pastry, about 10 sheets 2 tablespoons of brown sugar + more for in between the phyllo sheets The zest and juice of 1 orange The zest of one lemon 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier ( optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla…

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