View of an outdoor dining setup for Easter in a city garden

Velvet’s Guide for a Stylish Easter Tablescape

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Spring is here and Easter weekend is literally just around the corner. It is a chance to pause, connect, and contemplate, or even visit another destination for the sake of that travel hype we have missed. No matter what though, Easter in Greece is like no other. It’s probably the most glorious time of the…

Velvet taking a smartphone picture while in Hermoupolis, Syros.

How to Take Better Pictures With a Smartphone

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Over the last few years, I have learned (unintentionally) to take better pictures with a smartphone for three reasons. The first reason is that I don’t actually own a DSLR…

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A bright, perfectly styled dining vignette in a home with a Cycladic minimal vibe. Photo: Three Birds Renovations/Raja Homewares.

Friday Musings 01.17

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The weekend is almost here and looking forward to it. Any plans? Personally, I will rest as much as possible. That means a lot of Netflix and some reading. So…

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A beautiful contemporary living space with large windows, a Mid-century inspired armchair, an off white sofa in front of a modern fireplace and lots of Christmas decor on the coffee table and Christmas tree. Image via H&M homestores.

The Holiday Edition Musings

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“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people. As I grow older, I admire kind people.” These wise words spoken by Abraham Joshua Heschel have been etched in…

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Sailing away from the port of Piraeus.

Weekend Links 12.13

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True story. Last October, George (my husband) and I, went to Syros for some business. It was a day’s trip where we got to spent only a few hours on…

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Velvet at the 2019 Amara Interior Blog Awards

The 2019 Amara Interior Blog Awards

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It’s been just over a year, since my last visit to London to attend the Amara Interior Blog Awards in its sixth year. While on the plane, I couldn’t help…

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An illustration of a cityscape as you look up into the sky and the scrapers appear to come together.

Growing Up :: Leaving My Hometown

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Leaving my hometown to study abroad was one of the best decisions of my life. Sure, it was a challenge, but one I would take again without blinking once! It…

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Current and Upcoming Art Exhibitions

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Being in the great outdoors, hiking, watching nature’s transformation or going off the grid, is undoubtedly one of the rewarding experiences – especially now in Fall. But I also think…

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Velvet standing with her feet in the sea at Komito beach in Syros.

Summer Vacation Reflections :: Syros

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Hello September! Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great summer, but it’s time to welcome now the softness of the sunlight that follows during fall season. That is…

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Close view of clothes hanging. Image by Velvet.

How to Organize a Closet as a Maximalist

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Minimalism is a mindset, a real philosophy, one that I haven’t embraced in my life. Although I’m not a minimalist, I try to keep everything simple and uncomplicated. Perhaps, it’s…

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Flatlay image of Velvet drinking tea and reading an interiors magazine.
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