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A Chalet in Greece :: Home Tour

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Over the years as George, my husband, and I head for the slopes for skiing and drive through some amazingly beautiful Greek countryside, we got the opportunity to see several…

I love the outfit, a flowy soft print skirt paired with a black turtleneck and black waist belt. She's filled with confidence as she makes her way through the street crowds. Image by Next.

The Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Trends

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Of all the spring/summer 2019 fashion trends, there is one that is an absolute favorite of mine. It is the embracing of a loose, comfortable and feminine layering. Catwalk outfits…

Ifiyenia at the open leg rocker position from a Pilates mat exercise.

The Basic Mat Pilates Workout :: Part I

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It’s been a while since we posted a new workout. Therefore, I’ll make it up to you BIG. Ifiyenia filmed a new video with a Pilates workout using only a mat.…

A beautiful vignette with a red velvet armchair, a wooden side table. Lovely! Image by Soho House.

Style vs Trends

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At the dawn of 2019, a year before a new decade begins, I’d like to take a moment for reflection on style vs trends when it comes to design. Why…

EDITOR'S CHOICES

The Normann Copenhagen Eddy table lamp on a mustard colored velvet pouf amongst other furniture including a blush pink two seater sofa. The surrounding walls appear to be made of two different kinds of marble. Image by Nest.co.uk.

Interior Trends 2019

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OK we’re halfway through this week already and I just realized that I haven’t posted anything design related for over…

View of a handmade rug in grey and pink hues.

How to Choose a Handmade Rug

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Well hello there! I’m back! Hope you all had a great weekend and a good start to this new week.…

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DESIGN

A Chalet in Greece :: Home Tour

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A beautiful vignette with a red velvet armchair, a wooden side table. Lovely! Image by Soho House.

Style vs Trends

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At the dawn of 2019, a year before a new decade begins, I’d like to take a moment for reflection on style vs trends when it comes to design. Why…

A woman in a red coat standing outdoors under the roof canopy of a concrete building with a steel structure on the side. Image by Artem Gavrysh on Unsplash.

Pantone Color of the Year 2019 :: Coral Living Inspiration

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Chances are that you may have heard that the Pantone Color Institute announced their color of the year 2019 as Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546). Is it a forecast? Hardly! I think…

STYLE

I love the outfit, a flowy soft print skirt paired with a black turtleneck and black waist belt. She's filled with confidence as she makes her way through the street crowds. Image by Next.

The Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Trends

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Of all the spring/summer 2019 fashion trends, there is one that is an absolute favorite of mine. It is the embracing of a loose, comfortable…

That's a fantastic looking outfit - a forest green sage trench coat over dark pink sweater and red pants. She looks stunning in a simple way. Image by Next.

January Fashion Edit

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January can be a pretty weird month, even without making any resolutions. Most of us are trying to get back to the norm routine as…

A woman wearing some glittery ankle boots at a party.

Holiday Dressing :: 10 of My Favorite Party Shoes for 2018 – 2019

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It’s party season! It’s the best time of the year to put closure to loose ends, wear your brightest smile and move on hoping always…

TRAVEL

View of the Prague Castle after sunset hours.

10 Cool Things to Do In Prague on a Long Weekend

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A new year has just rolled in and I’m eager for more design talks, inspiration and a whole lot more travel insights. Therefore, this year’s…

Gorgeous! An idyllic view of the pools and the sea shore at sunset hours. The shadows of the palm trees reflect upon the pool's water.

A Weekend Treat :: Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort and Aqua Park

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Today I want to share with you one of our little getaways. We treated ourselves and went to Grecotel’s Olympia Riviera and Aqua Park for a…

My Biggest Travel Flop

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Years back, while traveling to Santorini I happened to read a great article in a travel magazine but sadly I can’t recall its title or…

INSPIRATION

I love a white Christmas village with a garland as decor on a fireplace mantel, but the beautiful wreaths above it are stealing all the glory. Image by Marks & Spencer.

Beautiful Christmas Decoration Ideas

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My 12 year old heart longs for that over the top Christmas quality in decorations. And I’m sure that goes for a whole lot of…

How to Make a Wall Hanging for Christmas

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Christmas may be just around the corner, but there’s always time for a small DIY project that you can pull off with or without the…

A stunning Christmas tree by a black steel staircase, beautifully decorated. Image by Amara.

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas for 2018-2019

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Hi there! December is almost here and I really wanted to know if there’s anyone of you excited for putting up a Christmas tree? Because,…

MOTHERHOOD

A rustic kitchen with Christmas lights, wreaths and paper garlands. How beautiful is that! Image by National Trust.

I Still Believe

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Oh yes, deep down I think I’m a hopeless romantic. Really! I love watching films with a happy end (honestly…

ENTERTAINMENT

The silhouettes of a crowd listening to a live concert.

Music Playlist :: 2018 Reflections

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Another year is coming to an end, but this music playlist I put together highlights some of my most inspiring…

WELLNESS

Ifiyenia at the open leg rocker position from a Pilates mat exercise.

The Basic Mat Pilates Workout :: Part I

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It’s been a while since we posted a new workout. Therefore, I’ll make it up to you BIG. Ifiyenia filmed…

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