Holiday

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…

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A pile of Velvet's Christmas Sugar Cookies, holly berries in the background and a red cup of hot chocolate next to the platter.

Velvet’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Makes 45-48 servings of sugar cookies Ingredients 200g (or 1 cup) of butter (or margarine), softened1 ½ cups of white sugar2 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon…

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A stylish off white sitting room with a beautiful Christmas tree and wreath. Image: H&M Home.

The Stylish Holiday Decorations and Gifts Edition

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Hands up if you are running late with your Christmas shopping. Unbelievable as it may be, the holidays are in full-swing. It’s time to appreciate and count our blessings, spend…

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A flatlay of two items wrapped in the Furoshiki fabric gift wrap. Via Wrappuccino.

The Last Minute Sustainable Gift List

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Gift lists are not really my thing. Yet, once I began looking for sustainable gifts for my loved ones, I came across some great products. So, I thought this was…

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A hyggelig Christmas table setting made by Elisabeth Karatzas for Te Esse.

A Hyggelig Christmas Table Setting

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‘Tis that time of year…And despite the odd circumstances due to the pandemic, during the holidays we will gather around the dining table. That’s why Elisabeth has created a hyggelig…

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Bird eye view of an outdoor dining setup for Easter.

Easter Table Setting When in Lockdown

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Easter is literally just around the corner and I thought I should share with you my Easter table setting that I did the other day outside, in my garden. My…

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View of a beautifully styled table setting for Christmas.

A Dreamy Christmas Table Setting

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Once again this year, Elisabeth set up a Christmas table setting to share with y’all. And it’s dreamy! It’s the kind that brings up all those happy childhood memories. It…

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A beautifully styled Christmas tree with blush pink baubles. Image via John Lewis.

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas for 2019-2020

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The latest collection of Christmas Tree decoration ideas. 10 ideas to fire up your imagination this coming holiday season.

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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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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 moments from these 365 days filled with plenty of rock…

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