9.30.2012

THE MUNCHIES

happy new week everyone!
whew! this past one was by far overwhelming,
and this one looks like it will be pretty busy, plus i had a cold that would not let go (in fact it hasn't quite left me yet), but at least no tests involved.
as a result, i got just a tad calmer - resembling my good old self a bit more, and as my greek nature has it...this is the time when i get a good case of the munchies!

{or. photo} kopiaste = welcome and sit at our table!
which also means...cooking time! and who else am i to share my cravings and delicious recipes...

9.27.2012

MUNCH, MUNCH

hello again!
friday today...do you have any plans?
all i want to do is...

9.26.2012

IRONY*

this week i was going to write another book review,
i wanted to start a conversation with you on a great work of literature that many have loved,
"the great gatsby".
however, as i was reading it i came to a realization. this story by mr fitzgerald is placed in new york in 1922, during this same chronological period....

9.25.2012

SPACE ISSUES

living in a small apartment, space is of essential importance.
yet we all have those little things that so easily get out of drawers or cupboards...and stay there, cluttering our high design potential spaces. for this reason i thought i'd host a different diy this week...
because we don't want to eliminate our space's style, or our wallet's contents,
there are simple, easy and stylish ways to declutter without losing that easy access attribute of...

9.24.2012

TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

there come these days in life,
where you just seek to feel comfort - the kind that makes you want to be with your family and friends, enjoy something warm, something that compliments the warmth of good company. it is those moments exactly when i feel like i want to cook and bake, not just for the magic and fun of it, but to offer it to someone.
this week, all my goody bag contains is means to get me exactly there...so gather around!
open a great book{1}, with one of the worlds warmest ingredients...

9.23.2012

REMEMBER THOSE TIMES?

i don't know how old you all are but...
remember those times when we used to write letters?
it has now been eight months since i moved here, and one would expect from a person who has gone through many major changes, to deal with another one quite easily. this however was not the case but i will not go too deep into that.
when love comes in the way, it is always hard to leave your bonds behind. especially when these bonds of love have been the reason to consider some friends more like family than anything else. luckily today, the means to communicate are many and accessible. nevertheless, there is something about writing a letter that is so personal, intimate and thrilling, which reminds you that...
as you sit there and think of your friend while you write in your own, unique scribbles knowing that in a few days they'll be getting your envelope.
i would like to take this chance, and rant about penmanship, to...

9.20.2012

CHOCOLATE AND SPICE*

so, tis friday,
and amidst this muddle of events of mine, i caught a cold. trust me i was not chasing it.
however, i am now practicing, what is very hard for me, refraining from speech.
anyhow,
i am enjoying my illness as it allowed me to have long online touch ups with my friends of one ocean and half a continent away and gave me an opportunity to make some tiny plans for the weekend!
my plans of course involve chocolate,
because as mary poppins once sang...

9.19.2012

DESTINATION ADDED*

who is in the mood for some mental travelling?
there are places that look like dreams, and others that are dreams, dreams you want to make come true.
one of these places is the uk, for obvious reasons one can easily deduct from the previous post. now that it is fall and i don't know about you, but rain makes me feel mysterious and moody. a little je m'en fous.
so here is a post, mid-week, destresser post of dreams...

9.18.2012

A SMALL TRIBUTE*

hello there again.
being stuck in my "escape" mode still...a tendency towards daydreaming is inevitable.
thus i ask you, who is best for daydreaming company than your favorite period drama books and films?
since i was lost in thought, pulling up phrases and scenes,
re-categorizing and re-evaluating my mental archive, i thought i might share a few of my favorite quotes...
one thing i must say about jane austen, is that i really enjoy these quirky, ever so lightly ironic remarks like the one above. i enjoy them as much as the ones i think are the truest to reality, like...

9.17.2012

TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

sorry i missed monday everyone,
but happy week anyway!
i've been a bit stressed lately, my time for the gre is coming up 
and a bunch of other things are piling up next to that so my program is getting hectic.
and for those of you who have stuck around for a while now...you know what that means.
i'm entering escape mode.
you know, that feeling where you want to disappear somewhere cozy where noone will find you...
in my mind it looks something like this...

9.13.2012

LOUNGE ON FRIDAY*

hello.
friday again, and there are a few good things on my mind...
just when the night starts glistening, i want to put on some pj's with...

9.11.2012

BLACK CHAIN & GOLD

this time i have a fall/winter must accessory diy.
i think we have all established my special love for baroque and rock details in winter fashion...
and this year the trends are especially to my favor!
but enough with this, here is what you'll need, and all the inspiration:
i like all of these necklaces above, but for my personal one....

9.10.2012

TUESDAY FASHION BAG*

hello lovelies!
i am so glad you enjoyed yesterday's post.
but today i feel exhausted and sleepy, but it is only tuesday. however,
we are not to be put down by this, we shall go window shopping until the afternoon, when we can go home, boil a cup of tea and relax.
i feel like, lighting up some flowery smelling candles (3) and...

9.09.2012

NY FASHION'S NIGHT OUT*

last thursday was fashion's night out,
and i was really thankful to be in new york then!
it was the best remedy for after work. so many people, and so much style to observe and share.
lord & taylor was my chief attraction of the night,
and that is where i came across all of dior's new colors!
earthly tones with a nice red contrast has always been a go-to for me.
but just before the evening started, we had to go by bryant park...

9.06.2012

HAVE A FASHION WEEKEND*

thrusday, september 6th
my very first new york fashion's night out!
i have plenty of pictures saved for you guys, so log on monday!
until then, here are some ideas for this weekend...
firstly, i'm going to head downtown to help some friends move,
but it is a great chance to...

9.05.2012

BOOK OF THE WEEK*

this week i started a new book that i felt compelled to talk about with you.
well, actually not so new, but i (yes am admitting this) have not yet read it.
let's see if you can guess which book it is...
well?

9.04.2012

STITCH IT UP!

well, as i told you yesterday, i had a high fashion dy inspiration
that i am planning to share with you today. this is pretty easy especially if...
a. you know a bit of stitching and
b. you have old embroidered pieces around, which if you are greek related is pretty dern possible.
so here is what you can use!

you can use...

9.03.2012

TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

this tuesday i got inspired.
it started from my mum who took up embroidery again.
and let me tell you this...she's familiar with my great grandmother's work so this is serious buisiness.
on the other hand, i started leafing through my magazines and kept bumping into pieces like these:
shoes nicholas kirkwood, blouse emma cook,...

WEEK BOOSTER

i know mondays are a tough day,
so i thought a few images i found around the web would make us all smile
and feel a little better, so here is my first choice...
i just thought this was plain adorable and sweet...