Fall inspiration

Although I hate to admit that summer is over, the weather doesn't make it any easier. I'm happy to no longer be sweating yet I'm sad that I'm not able to hit the beach once more. And of course I love scarves and trenches but I'm just not ready quite yet to say au revoir to my sandals and tan. Trying to get into fall mood I already switched to dark(er) nail polish color and prepared this post which will hopefully inspire you as well.

Παρόλο που δεν θέλω να παραδεχτώ ότι τελείωσε το καλοκαίρι, ο καιρός δεν με διευκολύνει ιδιαίτερα. Χαίρομαι που δεν ιδρώνω πια αλλά στεναχωριέμαι που δεν μπορώ να πάω στη παραλία ακόμα μια φορά. Και φυσικά αγαπώ τα φουλάρια και τις καμπαρντίνες αλλά δεν είμαι έτοιμη να αποχαιρετήσω τα σανδάλια και το μαύρισμα μου. Προσπαθώντας να μπω σε φθινοπωρινή διάθεση έβαψα ήδη τα νύχια μου σε (πιο) σκούρες αποχρώσεις κι ετοίμασα αυτό το ποστ που ελπίζω ότι θα εμπνεύσει κι εσάς.

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Bedroom makeover

Hello friends!! How was your weekend? I had a very relaxing one with lots of time with my family and friends (if there's ever enough time for them..)

In other news, I've been itching myself lately for yet another small makeover in our house, a bedroom one this time (Kostas won't be happy when he'll read this!). We already added a new bookcase and a bathroom furniture that led me to begin a search for all the endless possibilities there are for our bedroom as well. Actually just browsing through the numerous ideas (hello, Pinterest!) has me eager to start. On my mind is only a color change and I'm debating between total white/light grey or black with grey or black and white. 
Thoughts? Would you go for a black walled bedroom? I was surprised to see that there are a lot of kids rooms painted in black..Maybe these ideas will get you into the mood too.

 
 
 
 
 

Γεια σας φίλοι! πως ήταν το Σαββατοκύριακο σας? Εμένα ήταν πολύ χαλαρωτικό με πολύ χρόνο για τους φίλους και την οικογένεια μου (αν υποθέσουμε οτι υπάρχει ποτέ πολύς χρόνος γι'αυτούς..)

Σε άλλα νέα, τρώγομαι τελευταία για μια ακόμη αλλαγή στο σπίτι μας, στη κρεβατοκάμαρα αυτή τη φορά (ο Κώστας δεν θα χαρεί πολύ όταν το διαβάσει αυτό..) Προσθέσαμε ήδη μια βιβλιοθήκη κι ένα έπιπλο μπάνιου που με έκαναν να σκέφτομαι τις ατελείωτες δυνατότητες που υπάρχουν και για τη κρεβατοκάμαρα μας. Βασικά μόνο το ψάξιμο ανάμεσα στις αμέτρητες ιδέες (γεια σου Pinterest!) με κάνει να θέλω να ξεκινήσω. Στο μυαλό μου έχω μόνο μια αλλάγη χρώματοςκαι βρίσκομαι ανάμεσα στο ολόλευκο με γκρι, στο μαυρο με άσπρο ή στο μαύρο με γκρι. 
Η γνώμη σας? Θα βάφατε τη κρεβατοκάμαρα σας μαύρη? Προς έκπληξη μου είδα ότι υπάρχουν και πολλά παιδικά δωμάτια βαμμένα μαύρα..Ίσως οι παραπάνω ιδέες σαν βάλουν στο κλίμα!


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Back on track!!!

Hey guys! Long time no see!!! 
As you may have noticed it's been a long, loong internet break for me. Well, sorry for that, but my terrible internet connection during that period of time made it impossible for me to post. We spent most of our time at our beach house in Halkidiki enjoying the clear blue sea and sun. Boy, do I love Greece for that! And of course, it was our much anticipated family trip to London which was very tiring yet exciting! Despite returning home exhausted, we cannot wait for our next family adventure!
Hopefully I'll be posting on more regular basis from now on so stay tuned! It's good to be back!!! Below is a small sample of our summer album!



The beach where I spend most of my summer days. Jealous anyone??



This is perhaps my all time favorite photo which was taken by Dimitris using my I-phone.



Another day, another octopus for Kostas. Or maybe it's the same, who knows? 






I love this photo of the huge dinosaur at the entrance of the Natural History Museum which was worth the one hour long queue...


Goofing around ( is an understatement) with Dimitris after a loong day!


The next photos are while on the London Eye which is an amazing experience!





Dimitris spent a lot of time on his father's shoulders.


This is me (duh!) enjoying perhaps one of the best ice-creams ever in Covent Garden by Venchi.


Another shameless selfie while strolling around in Hyde Park. The only thing I regret is staying there for such a short time!


Yet another sweet moment captured by Dimitris while enjoying a beer at a pub.



This is the last photo I snapped while we were on the train back to the airport. I think our timing was really good! We were very lucky to spend our days in London without rain! 





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Links I love and off to the beach again!

Bikini check! Sunscreen check! Shorts check! OK, ready to go! Another week in the city passed and yet another weekend arrived to pack our stuff and we're off to the beach! A few more days there and then London baby!!! This week was all about relaxing at home with my lovely boys, watching the European water polo championship held in Budapest. I know I promised to update my blog more often the other time and I failed miserably..I will try better this time! Before I go, here's some favorites links as of late! 
Have a fabulous weekend friends!
Anyone else obsessed with HONY?

Watermelon pizza. It looks delicious!

 
 Awesome trick for bike (and skirt) lovers.

 Upper body workout using hand weight.

Easy steps to tie a head scarf. I wish I saw that yesterday!

 Summer guide to NYC (for the lucky that are visiting this incredible city)
 





Au revoir!!!


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7 things you don't know about me

Before leaving for vacation I had my hopes high for updating my blog more often as usual. Staying by the beach half of the day (not bad of an arrangement, huh?) and playing with my son the other half at home, made it impossible for me to post more than once. Of course I'm not complaining, just sayin'.. 
I did read though most of other blogs and while doing so, a very pleasant surprise was waiting for me, my blogger friend Elba nominated me for an award! This is my 3rd nomination, thank you so much Elba! (No 1 and No 2).


The Rules:
1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

// So here we go! 7 (more) things you don't know about me //

1. I can sleep pretty much anytime, at any place. At bars, cinema, theater, yup!!!

2. As I write this post I'm 34 years, 6 months and 23 days old. And very hungry. Irrelevant but true..

3. I love my country but I constantly wondering what it would be to live abroad or even in another Greek city. Top on my country list is Italy while an Aegean island would be my Greek alternative.

4. I eat honey and a piece (or more..) of black chocolate everyday. 

5. I don't fancy cooking but I really enjoy a great restaurant meal. The first thing I check on menus are the salads.

6. One of my favorite habits is taking a shower. I normally take two per day but during summer I'm practically like a duck. In and out of it all the time! And speaking of showers I looove laying to freshly washed sheets after that!

7. Concerning my style it's all about "less is more" I used to be very athletic but over the years I established a more feminine yet quite simple look.





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Zen oasis in French Provence

Hello there everyone! How are you? The last couple of days has been raining dogs and cats here, so we had to stay inside instead of being on the beach all day. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow, because no matter how hard I try it's difficult to entertain a 5 year old boy!
Although I love our summer house for its breathtaking views, the house of designer John Rocha in French Provence is a zen oasis. With outdoors like these it's safe to say that the owners must live here all summer enjoying the Mediterranean sun! Enjoy!

Γεια σας! Πως είστε? Τις τελευταίες δύο μέρες βρέχει ασταμάτητα εδώ, οπότε αντί να λιαζόμαστε όλη μέρα στη παραλία όπως περίμενα, καθόμαστε μέσα στο σπίτι. Ελπίζω ότι αύριο θα φτιάξει ο καιρός, γιατί όσο κι αν προσπαθώ είναι δύσκολο να κρατήσεις απασχολήμενο ένα 5χρονο αγόρι.
Παρόλο που αγαπώ πολύ το σπίτι μας στη Χαλκιδική κυρίως για τη μαγευτική του θέα, το σπίτι του σχεδιαστή John Rocha είναι μια ζεν όαση στη Γαλλική Προβηγκία. Με εξωτερικούς χώρους σαν αυτούς είναι λογικό αν οι ιδιοκτήτες περνούν όλο το καλοκαίρι τους εδώ απολαμβάνοντας τον Μεσογειακό ήλιο. Απολαύστε το!






















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