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La Dolce Vita Living in the Greek Islands

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Every year during the summer, most Greeks long to travel to the Greek islands. The Cycladic island complex in the Aegean Sea is by far a top favorite destination. Although…

Summer’s To Do List

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Sometimes, we forget ourselves… Every now and then I try to make lists to get myself back on track! Relaxing and getting some proper rest helps to recharge our bodies…

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Fun Reading for an Awesome Weekend

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Hello everyone! I can’t believe that it’s been almost a week since I came to Syros with my family for our summer holidays! Time flies so I try to spend…

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Packing for the Greek Islands: The Summer Guide

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Ladies, can you think of anything worse than getting ready for a dream vacation only to realize when you get there that you have packed all the wrong things?! So,…

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La Dolce Vita Living in the Greek Islands

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Every year during the summer, most Greeks long to travel to the Greek islands. The Cycladic island complex in the Aegean Sea is by far a top favorite destination. Although…

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6 Key Elements Parisian Women Can Teach Us

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There are some women that have a chic elegance, the kind that all the rest of us envy (in a good sense). Take Parisian women for example who have a…

Design

Venetian Blinds…A Sight for Sore Eyes

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It was Monday morning when I began prepping for this week’s post. I had several ideas in mind, but I decided to go for the least trendy yet, probably one of the dearest in my heart. What’s that? Venetian blinds. It is an element that some people classify as decor while others as a window treatment. I think it’s both. And as such, blinds are quite an inspiration source for…

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Give Me Lights Please!

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I’ve been wanting to write a post about lighting for a long time now. For some reason, something always happened and I kept on postponing it, until now. It just so happens that I’m working on an inspiration board for a client and planning the lighting scheme, and so the timing now couldn’t be better. Therefore let’s talk about the art of lights… Image by Alex Iby via unsplash Many…

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Style a Bookcase like a Pro!

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A Home for Books to Live! Reading is always a good idea. Books are priceless possessions that accumulate over the years. Even at this digital era where cell-phones, tablets and all those gadgets that help us read on the go, can’t replace a good hardbound book. If you’re like me, proud owner of many books, then you probably already own a bookcase. As a matter of fact I have three,…

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Stylish Outdoor Living

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Summertime…and the living is easy! The temperature has gone up and I’m in a wanderlust mood. Since I can’t go on vacation yet, I will improvise. So, I’m planning to create a nice, comfy outdoor nook for me, my family and friends to chill with every chance we get. It will be a great opportunity to get creative and change my everyday routine while spending more time outdoors. That way…

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Inspiration

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The Rising Star: Photography

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Hi everyone! I hope you have a great Independence Day! So, onto a quick question: how many photos did you take this weekend or planning to take during July 4th celebrations? Probably lots. Chances are that we all possess numerous photos, handheld evidence of moments of a life well lived. Some of those precious photos might be incredible! But photography is so much more than just random stunning photos. It is…

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6 Fail Proof Interior Decorating Tips for Impact

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Hi everyone! The weekend is over and it’s time to get to work. Since I get asked quite often for decorating tips with impact that make a home look great, I think that I should share some of those with you before I go on with my home improvement post thread. There are always many little tricks and hacks that we can employ to make our homes look GOOD! And…

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Why I’m a Sucker for Colored Glass!

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If you have been following me for a while, you’re probably noticing a pattern in the things I like. For example, I’m a blue person. I just LOVE blue. However, as I’ve grown older I endorsed a wide palette of colors because they are so powerful but mostly charismatic. Their impact on us is SO deep, sometimes deeper than we realize. And thus, I admit that I have a “hard…

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How to Make Successful Color Combinations

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This week I’d like to talk about colors! There is a fundamental and universal truth that’s everywhere and makes an imprint on us every moment of our lives yet, we take it for granted — the existence of colors. Colors make an enormous visual impact on us defining our perception of things. That’s why color is used as a description attribute. I think it’s absolutely fascinating how colors fuse into our lives…

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Travel

Wanderlust Adventure: Traveling with a 3 year old to Disneyland Paris

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Surprise! About three years ago, George surprised me for our fourth wedding anniversary in July with a fully booked trip to Disneyland Paris. He actually booked at one of Disneyland’s hotels for four nights including our passes to both parks. WOW! I was thrilled at first and overwhelmed next! We had been to Disneyland Paris (the first park) two more times as a couple and we both loved the experience,…

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Wanderlust Adventure: Sailing

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A Weekend Sailing at the Greek Islands Some years back, George and I (way before we got married) along with two other couples went sailing for a weekend with a rented Bavaria 38ft cruiser. That was ONE amazing and unforgettable experience. George and one of two other guys had experience in sailing, so they were our skippers. The rest of us were clueless. I had no idea what to expect,…

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Planning to visit the Greek islands in the summer? Read on!

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Midst the Cycladic complex lies a “Lady Charmer” the isle of Syros, rich in cultural heritage and astonishing architecture – a huge inspiration source. Last summer, I was lucky to spend five weeks in Hermoupolis, the main town after god Hermes, as a guest in a renovated house overlooking its ancient port and the Aegean Sea.  Syros is the perfect holiday destination for a “real Greek experience,” with courteous people,…

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Style

Packing for the Greek Islands: The Summer Guide

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Ladies, can you think of anything worse than getting ready for a dream vacation only to realize when you get there that you have packed all the wrong things?! So,…

Living

10 Reasons Why Aging is Cool

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Hi everyone! The other day we had a get together with friends and at some point in our conversation ‘aging’ came up. It was funny to watch our faces. We…

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