Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson


With an iconic acting career lasting nearly 60 years and a renowned reputation as an A-list Lothario, 78-year-old Jack Nicholson has truly earned his place as a Hollywood legend. Today we share 10 of celebrate his greatest quotes and life insights…

Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.

With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.
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There’s only two people in your life you should lie to… the police and your girlfriend.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle
I don’t want people to know what I’m actually like. It’s not good for an actor.
Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don’t love.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle
The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.

Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It’s sure been tough on my nails.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle
Acting is everybody’s favorite second job.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle
I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle
I’ll tell you one thing: Don’t ever give anybody your best advice, because they’re not going to follow it.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle

Lifestyle tips for a healthy heart

HEALTHY STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART

HEALTHY STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART

EAT MORE HEALTHY FATS: Raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds, or avocados. Enjoy monounsaturated fats such as almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans and butters made from these nuts, as well as avocados—all great sources of “good” fat.
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EAT LESS TRANS FATS: Found in partially hydrogenated or deep-fried foods and saturated fats from fried food, fast food and high calorie snack foods. Diet and lifestyle tips for a healthy heart alphabet lifestyle

 

EAT MORE NUTRIENTS: Found in colourful fruits and vegetables—fresh or frozen and prepared without butter.
Keep fruit and vegetables at your fingertips. Wash and cut fruit and veggies and put them in your refrigerator for quick and healthy snacks. Choose recipes that feature these high-fiber ingredients, like veggie stir-fries or fruit salad

EAT LESS PACKAGED FOODS: Especially those high in sodium and sugar.
Slowly reduce the sugar in your diet a little at a time to give your taste buds time to adjust and wean yourself off the craving for sweetness.
Cut down on sweet snacks such as candy, chocolate, and cakes. Instead, eat naturally sweet food such as fruit, peppers, or natural peanut butter to satisfy your cravings

EAT MORE FIBRE: Opt for cereals, breads and pasta made from whole grains or legumes.
Diet and lifestyle tips for a healthy heart alphabet lifestyleTry a new grain. Experiment with brown rice, wild rice, barley, whole-wheat pasta and bulgur. These alternatives are higher in fiber than their more mainstream counterparts — and you may find you love their tastes.

EAT LESS WHITE BREAD: Avoid white or egg breads, sugary cereals, refined pastas or rice.

EAT MORE OMEGA 3 AND PROTEIN: Trade red meats for fish, shellfish or poultry. Eat omega 3 fatty acids every day. Fatty fish like salmon, trout, or herring and flaxseed, kale, spinach, and walnuts all contain polyunsaturated fats that are vital for the body.

As Omega3 fatty acids have a range of profound health benefits this month we’ll be adding OmegaMAX 1000mg from Simply Supplements to our daily diet.

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We’ll also be tracking our daily activity including heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, floors climbed and monitoring our sleep patterns by using a Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Wristband

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For more information on leading a healthy lifestyle and tips on reducing your risk of developing coronary heart disease visit The British Heart Foundation website. 

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Ideas and inspiration to help you create a unique, modern industrial interior design that transforms your home environment.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
For an industrial interior design include ironwork and accessorise with dark metals Source: @paulinaarcklin.nl

By incorporating exposed brick walls into your home you can add character and raw charm into any interior space. Exposed brick can provide high style, rustic accents or a modern, industrial feel.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Copper tones will add warmth to living room or bedroom spaces

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

To soften the look team raw elements such as brick and concrete with a natural palette…

…and add a gallery wall and fresh flowers for a feminine touch.

 

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Bohemian fabrics and modern lighting installations immediately add character and personality Source:anthropologie.com
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Stick to cool neutral tones for fresh beach vibe
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Texture is important – flaking paint x leafy plants = retro style Source: anthropologie.com

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

We LOVE this incredible kitchen…

…replicate the look by adding large, inexpensive utilitarian glass jars with metal lids to store kitchen staples…

…add plants, retro wooden chairs, jars for string, wooden cotton reels, old scissors, light globes, pegs and tea-light candles…

…and voila, your own modern warehouse breakfast diner!

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Enhance the earthy brick tones with warm fire shades

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Inside a fabulous Swedish home

Scandinavian home interior design, Malin Persson, interior designer

Sometimes we stumble across a home that we just have to share with you. Take a peek inside the Scandinavian home of Malin Persson, an interior designer and her Italian husband.  They have successfully renovated the 1908 building, managing to maintain its original charm. Together they have created a beautiful space for entertaining friends and family, a fusion of their two home countries, blending original antique pieces with new in an eclectic style.

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

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To see more inspiring Scandanivain home decor visit Milk DecorationFor more Alphabet Lifestyle ‘real home’ inspiration see our post on Inside the home of Annika con Holdt

 

 

Watch this amazing yoga video – Dylan Werner – Strength and Grace!

amazing yoga video – Dylan Werner

Dylan Werner is a world-renowned yoga teacher living and teaching in Los Angeles. This jaw-dropping yoga video shows his amazing strength and grace. For more stunning photographs, yoga videos and his full teaching class schedule and online yoga workshops visit Dylan’s website Dylanwerneryoga.com

See more of Dylan Werner’s incredible yoga poses on our instagram page @AlphabetLifestyle!

The French Chateaux – Fabulously French interiors

Classic French chateau style home interior design inspiration

We just adore classic French Chateau style home interiors. Take a look at our edit of beautiful French interior design inspiration. Enjoy and don’t forget to comment below to let us know what you think!

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Beautiful paneling and parquet de Versailles

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Wrought iron railings and a marble slab: create this charming French table

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Chateau chic bedroom

 Traditional French chateau home interior design

 Traditional French chateau home interior design

Stone floor tiles and washed cabinet…and look at those light fittings!

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Traditional French chateau home interior design
French chateau style bathroom: Cast iron baths, elaborate lighting and an      ornate washbasin

Traditional French chateau home interior design

                         French Chateau style doors: make a grand entrance

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Ornate wood panelling and wooden floors
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Traditional French chateau home interior design

Heavy brocade drapes add a touch of French chateaux opulence

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Grand French mirrors, ornate decor, sumptuous lighting

Traditional French chateau home interior design
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Traditional French chateau home interior design
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Original Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Forget teddy bear and chocolates. Be original, buy original, and say I love you with an original art piece from Saatchi Art onlineHere is a selection of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for those that deserve something unique…

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‘SEXY GIRL WITH A GUN ABSTRACT ‘ by Cherie Steinberg

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‘Lovers’ by Pedro Abreu 

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‘We say YES’ by Hennie van de Lande

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NUDE 4130 from the series “las mujeres transparentes” by Michael Lentz

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‘Selene 6’ by Juliana Do

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Quotes to live by: Sophia Loren


Beauty, talent, wisdom and wit.
Today we celebrate legendary actress and the epitome of glamour, Sophia Loren, with 10 of her greatest quotes and insights.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
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Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
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A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
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Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
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Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.
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If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.
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Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
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When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
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It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new.
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