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Mixing Neutrals and Burgundy
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Mixing Neutrals & Burgundy

What better colors to wear on a cold winter day (although it wasn’t the season’s coldest) than winter pastels and a pop of burgundy? The day I wore this outfit we went for lunch at Ergon, a nice restaurant hailing from Thessaloniki to celebrate my name day (back in December). The restaurant easily became a favorite of mine and a review is coming up on the blog next! After lunch we wandered around the neighborhood and shot some of the photos outside Electra Metropolis, a new luxury hotel which opened recently. I haven’t been inside yet, but I loved those…

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Grey cropped jacket and blue jeans
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Sunday in the City (and my new beige boots)

Hello friends! How are you doing? I’ve just come off a long weekend (Monday was a holiday) but very cloudy and rainy. That’s why I’m reminiscing of the previous weekend when it was pleasant and sunny, os I took out my beige boots for a walk. On that said weekend, my husband ventured out in Gazi neighborhood of Athens. The area took its name by the Natural Gas plant that operated in the area, which is nowadays used for various exhibitions (in the past it has housed an art exhibition and numerous fashion shows), but also houses the Industrial Gas…

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Swarovski Sea of Sparkle
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Swarovski’s Sea of Sparkle

Let’s start the week with a Sea of Sparkle shall we?! That is the name of Swarovski’s Spring Summer 2016 collection, inspired by the sea, the waves and the aquatic flora. In the words of Nathalie Colin, Swarovski’s Creative Director: “The sea is a wholly organic and endless source of beauty and the perfect inspiration for our spring/summer jewelry collection. As well as celebrating the beauty of nature, each piece offers a sophisticated, feminine elegance that is perfect for almost any occasion.” The new collection’s presentation took place at Athens’ Planetarium where we saw the inspiration film regarding the new…

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the ideal traveling outfit
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The Ideal Travel Outfit

It’s been a while since I traveled by airplane. My last trip was back in October when I visited Thessaloniki, but I have to say that 2015 was the year I traveled the most, clocking more than 20 hours of air travel! I mean wow! You see I had to take advantage of living in the US to explore the country and visit as many states as possible! 2015 was also the year I mastered to pack a hand luggage with all my essentials and draft out the ideal traveling outfit which is both stylish and practical. (ok more practical…

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drinking mimosa at Mama Roux Athens
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Brunch in Mama Roux, Athens

Brunch is a concept that I fully immersed myself in last year while living in Boston. I remember being amazed at the queues I’ve encountered outside Sound Bites in Somerville, but when I did visit I understood that they wait was totally worth it. I visited on a week day though so I didn’t encounter any queues! Athens is slowly catching up on the brunch trend and there are many places in the city where you brunch is involved (eggs involved) but for me, there was one restaurant I absolutely wanted to visit: Mama Roux. Mama Roux opened its doors 4…

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5 Fall Styles I'm loving right now
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5 fall styles I’m loving right now

While patiently waiting for fall to roll in for real (high temperature is still around 25 degrees Celcius) there are 5 fall styles I’m currently drawn to. I tend to avoid trends unless I totally adore them (like white less) and usually choose “classic” styles that are relevant in any year and season. The fall styles I’m liking right now are: Breton stripes, ankle boots, statement necklaces (that’s a year round favorite), faux leather skirt and my trusty parka. Breton Stripes I always liked stripes more than any other pattern out there! The “classic” white and blue combination tops my list. Fun fact:…

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denim shirt dress
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The denim shirt dress

Denim is one of my favorite fabrics especially for trousers. Lately I’ve been adding more denim items in my wardrobe starting off with a denim shirt and now with this denim shirt dress. It’s a little shorter than I’d like it to be (and that’s the main reason I’m not wearing it with a belt), but I love the color and lightweight feel of this dress which makes it ideal for transitional seasons like fall and spring! I wore the denim shirt dress the other day, while visiting museums in Athens, something I haven’t done for a long time! I…

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what to wear: leisure walk
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What to Wear: Leisure Walk

I love to walk and take advantage of every opportunity on doing so, even in downtown Athens. It’s easier to walk while on vacations though, even on the beach, on the promenade or on country roads. The latter happens when I visit my husband’s village in Crete, which is up in the mountains and has a couple of trails that I like to walk on! I was there last August and although it was very hot in the coastal towns, it was rather windy up in the mountains, where the village is located (that’s why you’re seeing a cardigan in…

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tropical dress
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My ideal tropical print dress

Until 8 years ago I didn’t own anything floral…I went only for monochrome (meaning one color and not black and white) clothing pieces or striped one, but never floral. Until I found the perfect floral dress for me…it was dark blue and had brown, white, burnt orange and baby blue colored flowers. A few years ago I stumbled upon this tropical print dress, during the summer sales! I was in a shop with my mum and she looked for a dress and of course I perused the racks too and found this little gem! I loved the colors: emerald-green, blue,…

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blue shirt, white shorts in Ierapetra, Crete
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What to Wear: Greek Holidays

Planning your holiday outfits for Greece shouldn’t be difficult right? Toss in a couple of bikinis, beach cover ups, shorts and dresses and you’re done! But there are things that you might forget or deem non important like a mosquito repellent or a pashmina. Been there done that! So I decided to round-up all my local knowledge from vacationing around Greece in this post, so as to help all the ladies planning a Greek summer holiday fill in their luggage with stylish yet functional clothes and accessories. On the Beach Swimwear is the key here! Bikini, one piece, what ever suits…

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sightseeing in Knossos
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What to Wear: Sightseeing in Knossos

Last week I spent the first part of my vacations in Crete! The plan included relaxing, swimming, attending a wedding, road tripping and visiting Knossos, which was the palace of the mythic King Minos and also the oldest palace in Europe! I will update you with more details on a separate post, but for today I’ll talk about my outfit and give tips on what to wear while sightseeing in Knosos (and any archaeological site in Greece really)! Comfortable shoes is the priority here, as the terrain is rough at some points plus palace of Knossos is huge so you’re bound…

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