Living Inspired by Sandy B

We all have moments of inspiration. It's what we do with those moments that can be impactful and transformative. Since arriving in Israel, I've been inspired by Israel, its history, its people and its unique vibe. I'm fascinated by Jerusalem, its breathtaking architecture, diverse population and her spiritual nature. It’s our city of gold that has touched my soul, filling me with spiritual fulfillment, excitement and inspiration to cross the threshold of creativity.

Within my blog @Living Inspired, I will be sharing with you what I'm passionate about, beautiful tablescapes, design tips and so much more. Living inspired allows us to live a happy and more fulfilled life. Through my blog, I hope to inspire you too.

A fruitful Tu Bshvat
21 February 2015
The sweet smell of spring is in the air. The cool breeze and the bursts of sunlight and warmth make it my favorite time of year. Tu B'shvat is here! At this special time, kids throughout the country plant trees digging new roots into our land and beautifying it. This year, during the Shmitta year (the sabbatical year), planting and cultivating the land is forbidden. Other celebratory ac...
A bundle of Joy
15 February 2015
Happiness comes in many different shapes and forms. There are many things that make me happy including the simple pleasures in life like a beautifully set Shabbat table, time well spent with family and friends creating everlasting memories and sitting in the garden on a breezy day under a beam of warm sun , not to mention eating a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream. One of the happiest day...
Remembering Jerusalem
25 January 2015
The tenth of Tevet is the first event that took place within a series of events before the ultimate destruction of the first Beit Hamikdash. As a reminder of the destruction a chatan breaks a glass under the chupa with the words of: In our homes we leave a section of a wall by the entrance unpainted reminding us that there is no complete joy as long as the Beit Hamikdash is not yet rebuilt...
White as Snow
15 January 2015
It's not every year that it snows in Jerusalem. However, when it does, Jerusalem is covered with a beautiful white blanket. Schools close down and the streets are empty of its usual bustle. Jerusalem slows down and the city is hushed with the silence of those staying home to avoid the unfamiliar white powder. Not us!!! We came prepared from our years living through Canadian winters. We le...
A Rejuvenating Experience
5 January 2015
Above Mamilla Mall, overlooking Jerusalem's old city walls sits the Akasha Spa. Harmoniously uniting the four elements of earth, water, fire and air, the spa expertly provides balance and rejuvenation to the mind, body and soul. The first thing that struck me was the calming interiors. Wood flooring and window panels, stone surfaces and pebble rocks, neutral tones and soft lighting, scente...