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Floral decorations at The Garden of Senses, Herakleion, Crete
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6 Tips for beautiful Wedding Decorations

  Today let’s talk flowers!! No, I’m not referring to Valentine’s Day flowers (where 90% of the cases have to do with red roses), but rather to wedding flowers and decorations! Beautiful decorations can add a lot to the ceremony and reception area, and – let’s be honest – beautiful flowers make people happy! The process of creating those decorations (I’m not talking DIY here, but rather collaborating with a florist) is a task not to be taken lightly, especially when the florist (and wedding venue) is not in the same city as you are, and therefore you have to communicate…

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8 lessons I learned while planning my wedding

As a child, I never dreamed about my wedding day, despite having watched almost all Disney movies and their happily-ever-afters (though the heroines back then weren’t branded as “Princesses”). I didn’t even have an opinion on wedding dresses,  even though I had sewn two for my Barbie (both were hideous, but still one was “avant garde”…it had a touch of green!). When a classmate of mine told me that he wanted to marry me (age 9 or 10) my reply was “ok, but not until I reach 33”. For the record I didn’t even date said classmate, but I came pretty…

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Andy Warhol: The Illustrator

We all know Andy Warhol as the leader of the American Pop Art Movement, but did you know that he started off as an illustrator working mainly with fashion magazines? No? Me neither! That’s why I was more than happy to stumble upon an exhibition of his illustrations in Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts back in November. On display there are  fifty posters and almost a thousand illustrations found in 400 magazines that belong to the collection of Paul Maréchal. Although Warhol sifted from illustration to painting, he still got commissions for advertisements and magazines. Take the Absolut Vodka bottle for…

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Cold Weather Essentials

It looks like during the last week both here in Boston as well as back home in Greece, the weather was pretty cold. Well, here it was colder (reaching -18 Celcius at some point) so I believe that my cold weather essentials will come handy in both sides of the Atlantic! Here’s what you need to keep you warm and hydrated (talking skin here) during the winter: 1) A warm down feather jacket. Knee length preferably. The one I’ve got is from T Tahari and I admit that it keeps me really warm! 2) Warm, waterproof and non sliding boots….

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Van Gogh to Kadinsky exhibition

I told you before…November was “Museum month” for me and after presenting you a bit of the Harvard Art Museums, today is time to show you an exhibition that I found very interesting in Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts. I’ve visited many museums during my travels: The Louvre, Musee d’ Orsay, Tate Modern, New York’s Metropolitan Museum, MoMa, Chicago Art Institute and many more. So I can say that I have had my fair share of art from all times from antiquity until today. I came to appreciate 20th century’s art more, after taking an history of art class in…

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Travel tips: What to Wear When Traveling

The stylish traveler: an elusive concept or an attainable reality? It’s all up to you really and the effort you are going to put in creating your ideal travel look! I’m just here to help and give you helpful tips drawing from my personal traveling experience and not to mention my latest transatlantic trip.  1) Do it like a Celebrity If it sounds confusing, I’m talking about layering. T-shirt, cardigan, jacket and (the ubiquitous) scarf are your best friends. That way you neither going to freeze, not feel extremely hot. Nicole here  provides us with a nice example, though I’d add…

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