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Halloween Decor and Party Ideas To Spook Everyone Away

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Trick or Treat? Give me something good to eat… Halloween and its customs, mostly practiced in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland and Mexico, are slowly becoming known to other…

A black and white image of a woman in a sporty outfit with arms raised above her head looking out a narrow window that is from floor to ceiling and gazing at the cityscape.

The Basic At Home Glute Workout

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Hello everyone! It’s Monday, the beginning of a new, slighter colder week and a good time for our fitness motivation. Ifiyenia, our fitness coach has prepared a new workout with…

Maria Banou, a potter while painting one of her creations in her workshop. Image by Velvet.

Meet Maria Banou :: An Inspiring Ceramics Artist

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I first met Maria a couple of years ago in Syros. Her workshop was quite impressive, packed with her ceramic creations. She was gentle, humble and really polite, but with…

A stylish woman dressed in a grey blue sweater and a striped skirt in front of doorway. Her jewelry really update it all. Image by Folli Follie.

How to Wear and Rock Knitwear This Fall

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With winter just a step away, layering is a foolproof way to dress ourselves and our homes. But there’s a certain charm to knitwear that not even layering can beat.…

EDITOR'S CHOICES

A dining setting with the Hay Elementaire Chair designed by the Bouroullec brothers. Image by Nest.co.uk.

9 Contemporary Designers To Watch For

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Raise your hand if you like furniture with clean lines and a personality you can fall in love with? I…

Elizabetta Rizzato standing in the Forest of Lamps exhibition installation at the first Digital Art Museum in Tokyo. Image copyright: Italianbark.

Must See :: The Digital Art Museum in Tokyo

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Japan is one the fastest growing travel destinations. It surely is one of the most fascinating too. And a new…

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Commitment to Wellness

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Hello again friends, During these two weeks of summer holidays, I got the chance to live some of the most…

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DESIGN

How to Create a French Inspired Interior

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A beautiful Scandi interior with light stain wood accent floors, walls and ceiling that creates such a cozy warmth. Image by John Lewis.

How to Mix Wood Tones for an Up to Date Interior

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One of the most common questions people ask me is: How do you mix wood tones in a room? Apparently it still puzzles people, despite their bold approach when it…

Three Odger chairs from IKEA in different colors.

Will IKEA’s Democratic Design Make a Breakthrough :: Personalized Style For a Mass Audience

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There’s one thing that we can all take for granted: change is inevitable. And change will be. Always. As such, a company like IKEA – the flat pack Swedish giant…

STYLE

A stylish woman dressed in a grey blue sweater and a striped skirt in front of doorway. Her jewelry really update it all. Image by Folli Follie.

How to Wear and Rock Knitwear This Fall

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With winter just a step away, layering is a foolproof way to dress ourselves and our homes. But there’s a certain charm to knitwear that…

What a lovely poncho coat with a blue tartan print that looks so stylish on this woman who paired it with a black hat. Image by Lipsy.

10 Gorgeous Fall 2018 Outfit Ideas

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Happy October! I hope this will be a good month for us all. I expect it to help us ease into winter although it kind…

How chic! A leopard print coat over a black outfit with. In the background there's Eiffel Tower. Image by Sosandar.

Parisian Chic Street Style :: Dressing Like a French Woman

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This post is dedicated to the style and etiquette of French women and in particular Parisian women. Their effortless chic style haunts every fashionable conscious woman,…

TRAVEL

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…

Partial view of the one end of the Batsi beach cove.

Andros :: My Favorite Summer Weekend Getaway Destination

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Last weekend we were planning to have a getaway to one of my favorite destinations – Andros. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it, but I still…

INSPIRATION

Maria Banou, a potter while painting one of her creations in her workshop. Image by Velvet.

Meet Maria Banou :: An Inspiring Ceramics Artist

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I first met Maria a couple of years ago in Syros. Her workshop was quite impressive, packed with her ceramic creations. She was gentle, humble…

A portrait of Marina Vernicos with her camera while in action.

Marina Vernicos :: The Sea Queen

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You know a great photographer when you see one! Each great photograph has the power to communicate the photographer’s essence without words. It sparks up emotions,…

Love that rusty colored dining chair in this elegant dining setup. Image by John Lewis.

New Color Crush That Matches Pink

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Two years ago pink captivated us in ways we couldn’t even imagine. It was to be found everywhere in home decor with pink velvet sofas…

MOTHERHOOD

School children running outside a school building. Image by Marks & Spencer.

School Uniforms :: The Forever Ongoing Debate

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One day before schools open officially here in Greece! Our school shopping list included all the books and supplies, a…

ENTERTAINMENT

Creepy! This home interior is well decorated for Halloween that it gives you the creeps. Image by Sainsbury's Home.

Halloween Decor and Party Ideas To Spook Everyone Away

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Trick or Treat? Give me something good to eat… Halloween and its customs, mostly practiced in the United States, Canada,…

WELLNESS

A black and white image of a woman in a sporty outfit with arms raised above her head looking out a narrow window that is from floor to ceiling and gazing at the cityscape.

The Basic At Home Glute Workout

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Hello everyone! It’s Monday, the beginning of a new, slighter colder week and a good time for our fitness motivation.…

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