Back on track!!!

Hey guys! Long time no see!!! 
As you may have noticed it's been a long, loong internet break for me. Well, sorry for that, but my terrible internet connection during that period of time made it impossible for me to post. We spent most of our time at our beach house in Halkidiki enjoying the clear blue sea and sun. Boy, do I love Greece for that! And of course, it was our much anticipated family trip to London which was very tiring yet exciting! Despite returning home exhausted, we cannot wait for our next family adventure!
Hopefully I'll be posting on more regular basis from now on so stay tuned! It's good to be back!!! Below is a small sample of our summer album!

The beach where I spend most of my summer days. Jealous anyone??

This is perhaps my all time favorite photo which was taken by Dimitris using my I-phone.

Another day, another octopus for Kostas. Or maybe it's the same, who knows? 

I love this photo of the huge dinosaur at the entrance of the Natural History Museum which was worth the one hour long queue...

Goofing around ( is an understatement) with Dimitris after a loong day!

The next photos are while on the London Eye which is an amazing experience!

Dimitris spent a lot of time on his father's shoulders.

This is me (duh!) enjoying perhaps one of the best ice-creams ever in Covent Garden by Venchi.

Another shameless selfie while strolling around in Hyde Park. The only thing I regret is staying there for such a short time!

Yet another sweet moment captured by Dimitris while enjoying a beer at a pub.

This is the last photo I snapped while we were on the train back to the airport. I think our timing was really good! We were very lucky to spend our days in London without rain! 


Links I love and off to the beach again!

Bikini check! Sunscreen check! Shorts check! OK, ready to go! Another week in the city passed and yet another weekend arrived to pack our stuff and we're off to the beach! A few more days there and then London baby!!! This week was all about relaxing at home with my lovely boys, watching the European water polo championship held in Budapest. I know I promised to update my blog more often the other time and I failed miserably..I will try better this time! Before I go, here's some favorites links as of late! 
Have a fabulous weekend friends!
Anyone else obsessed with HONY?

Watermelon pizza. It looks delicious!

 Awesome trick for bike (and skirt) lovers.

 Upper body workout using hand weight.

Easy steps to tie a head scarf. I wish I saw that yesterday!

 Summer guide to NYC (for the lucky that are visiting this incredible city)

Au revoir!!!


7 things you don't know about me

Before leaving for vacation I had my hopes high for updating my blog more often as usual. Staying by the beach half of the day (not bad of an arrangement, huh?) and playing with my son the other half at home, made it impossible for me to post more than once. Of course I'm not complaining, just sayin'.. 
I did read though most of other blogs and while doing so, a very pleasant surprise was waiting for me, my blogger friend Elba nominated me for an award! This is my 3rd nomination, thank you so much Elba! (No 1 and No 2).

The Rules:
1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

// So here we go! 7 (more) things you don't know about me //

1. I can sleep pretty much anytime, at any place. At bars, cinema, theater, yup!!!

2. As I write this post I'm 34 years, 6 months and 23 days old. And very hungry. Irrelevant but true..

3. I love my country but I constantly wondering what it would be to live abroad or even in another Greek city. Top on my country list is Italy while an Aegean island would be my Greek alternative.

4. I eat honey and a piece (or more..) of black chocolate everyday. 

5. I don't fancy cooking but I really enjoy a great restaurant meal. The first thing I check on menus are the salads.

6. One of my favorite habits is taking a shower. I normally take two per day but during summer I'm practically like a duck. In and out of it all the time! And speaking of showers I looove laying to freshly washed sheets after that!

7. Concerning my style it's all about "less is more" I used to be very athletic but over the years I established a more feminine yet quite simple look.

The blogs I nominate are:


Zen oasis in French Provence

Hello there everyone! How are you? The last couple of days has been raining dogs and cats here, so we had to stay inside instead of being on the beach all day. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow, because no matter how hard I try it's difficult to entertain a 5 year old boy!
Although I love our summer house for its breathtaking views, the house of designer John Rocha in French Provence is a zen oasis. With outdoors like these it's safe to say that the owners must live here all summer enjoying the Mediterranean sun! Enjoy!

Γεια σας! Πως είστε? Τις τελευταίες δύο μέρες βρέχει ασταμάτητα εδώ, οπότε αντί να λιαζόμαστε όλη μέρα στη παραλία όπως περίμενα, καθόμαστε μέσα στο σπίτι. Ελπίζω ότι αύριο θα φτιάξει ο καιρός, γιατί όσο κι αν προσπαθώ είναι δύσκολο να κρατήσεις απασχολήμενο ένα 5χρονο αγόρι.
Παρόλο που αγαπώ πολύ το σπίτι μας στη Χαλκιδική κυρίως για τη μαγευτική του θέα, το σπίτι του σχεδιαστή John Rocha είναι μια ζεν όαση στη Γαλλική Προβηγκία. Με εξωτερικούς χώρους σαν αυτούς είναι λογικό αν οι ιδιοκτήτες περνούν όλο το καλοκαίρι τους εδώ απολαμβάνοντας τον Μεσογειακό ήλιο. Απολαύστε το!

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Links I love and off to the beach!!!

As you read this post, I'm laying by the beach..First part of our vacation has begun and I'm beyond excited! I'll make my best to keep my blog updated so make sure you stay tuned! Otherwise I'll be waiting you over at Instagram.  I hope we all have a fabulous time!!!
And as usual some links I liked recently, hope you like them too!

Καθώς διαβάζετε αυτό το ποστ, εγώ πλατσουρίζω στη παραλία. Το πρώτο μέρος των διακοπών μας άρχισε κι είμαι παραπάνω από ενθουσιασμένη! Θα βάλω τα δυνατά μου να κρατώ ενημερωμένο το blog γι'αυτό μείνετε συντονισμένοι. Σε άλλη περίπτωση θα σας περιμένω στο Instagram. Ελπίζω να περάσουμε όλοι υπέροχα!!!
Κι ως συνήθως μερικά link που μου άρεσαν τελευταία, ελπίζω θα αρέσουν και σε σας!

Made me cry. Very touching

  Contemporary loft now, warehouse before


Playing Dj vol.3

Hello there people! Yes, I'm alive!!! You know by now that from time to time I take short breaks from my blog. Well, that time has come once again, but I'm back today with a new playlist. 
What have you been up to? I tried to keep up with your blogs and I would also like to thank everyone for the kind words regarding my last post

Γεια σας! Ναι, είμαι ζωντανή!! Ξέρετε τώρα πια ότι πότε πότε κάνω μικρά διαλείμματα από το blog μου. Λοιπόν, αυτή η ώρα ήρθε και πάλι, αλλά επιστρέφω σήμερα με μια ολοκαίνουρια λίστα τραγουδιών. 
Εσείς τι κάνατε? Προσπάθησα να παρακολουθήσω τις αναρτήσεις όσων έχετε blogs κι επίσης θα ήθελα να ευχαριστήσω όλους για τα καλά λόγια σχετικά με τη τελευταία μου ανάρτηση.

We won't go home // The Colourist

Changing of the seasons // Two Door Cinema Club

Hey Ya! // Outkast

Lyall // San Cisco

Wake me up // Avicii

Ruby // Kauser Chiefs

Louie Louie // The Kingsmen

Respect // Aretha Franklin

I get around // The Beach Boys

Booty Swing // Parov Stelar

Listen on Spotify


What to pack when traveling

Packing for a trip can be tricky anyway. But packing for a trip to London in August can be really overwhelming due to the city's unpredictable weather. I still remember my first time to London was in the middle of July and despite being ready (or thinking so..), I ended up wearing only my long sleeve t-shirts and jackets. 
When traveling abroad and especially now with our kid plus with only one carry-on per person, we need to go light. The truth is, it has never easy for me to pack light because I always pack for those just in case scenarios.

Το πακετάρισμα για ένα ταξίδι μπορεί να είναι δύσκολο σε κάθε περίπτωση. Αλλά το πακετάρισμα για ένα ταξίδι στο Λονδίνο  είναι πολύπλοκο εξαιτίας του απρόβλεπτου καιρού. Ακόμη θυμάμαι τη πρώτη φορά που πήγα εκεί μέσα Ιουλίου κι ενώ νόμιζα ότι ήμουν προετοιμασμένη απλά κατέληξα να φοράω μόνο τα μακρυμάνικα μπλουζάκια μου.
'Οταν ταξιδεύεις στο εξωτερικό κι ειδικά τώρα με το παιδί και με μόνο με μια χειραποσκευή, πρέπει να πακετάρεις ελαφριά. Η αλήθεια είναι ότι ποτέ δεν ήταν εύκολο αυτό επειδή πάντα σκέφτομαι τα απρόβλεπτα σενάρια.
It’s usually easier to mix and match when you pair neutrals with a couple fun prints or textures.

Read more :
What to pack for London
I’ll be honest, it has never easy for me to pack light because I always pack for those just in case scenarios. However, I have figured out some tricks that have made it easier! When you are limited to one carry-on bag, you have to be creative to get everything to fit inside. If you need a week’s worth of outfits, choose versatile pieces that you can mix and match to come up with multiple looks.

Read more :
I’ll be honest, it has never easy for me to pack light because I always pack for those just in case scenarios. However, I have figured out some tricks that have made it easier! When you are limited to one carry-on bag, you have to be creative to get everything to fit inside. If you need a week’s worth of outfits, choose versatile pieces that you can mix and match to come up with multiple looks.

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 Shop the story:

1. Citizens of Humanity denim jacket 2. Boyfriend jeans 3. Vivienne Westwood ballerinas 4. Tory Burch backpack 5. Pink satchel 6. Necklace 7. Alexander McQueen scarf 8. Quay sunglasses 9. Umbrella 10. New Balance sneakers

1. Stick to the basics. Neutral t-shirts that go with everything.
Μείνετε στα βασικά. Ουδέτερα μπλουζάκια που ταιριάζουν με όλα
2. Add a fun accessory that can easily update your look.
Προσθέστε ένα αξεσουάρ που μπορεί να αναβαθμίσει όλα τα σύνολα

3. Pack comfortable yet stylish footwear. A pair of ballerinas is the best solution for me. I can't imagine myself on heels anyway, let alone when traveling. And definitely a pair of sneakers.
Πακετάρετε άνετα αλλά κομψά παπούτσια. Ένα ζευγάρι μπαλαρίνες είναι η καλύτερη επιλογή. Δεν μπορώ να με φανταστώ σε τακούνια έτσι κι αλλιώς πόσο μάλλον όταν ταξιδεύω. Και φυσικά ένα ζευγάρι αθλητικά παπούτσια.

4. Scarves are a must!!!
Τα μαντήλια είναι υποχρεωτικά!

5. Jeans. Duh!! My favorite? Boyfriend!
Τζην! Τα αγαπημένα μου? Boyfriend!

6. Shorts or leggings. easy to pack, easy to style.
Βερμούδες ή κολάν. ευκολα να τα πακετάρεις, εύκολα να τα συνδυάσεις

Do you have any tips and tricks for packing light? Let me know!


Old cafe to modern loft

What used to be an old cafe/restaurant in Bordeaux, France, now is a modern family loft. The owners are also the architects that gave a fresh air to this 270m2 house. I cannot resist to big windows that divide the space, but they let the light flow freely from on room to the other. My favorite spot of the house is definitely the cozy TV corner below.

Αυτό που παλιά ήταν ένα καφέ/εστιατόριο στο Μπορντώ της Γαλλίας, τώρα είναι ένα μοντέρνο loft. Οι ιδιοκτήτες είναι κι οι αρχιτέκτονες που έδωσαν φρέσκια πνοή σ'αυτό το 270τμ σπίτι. Δεν μπορώ να αντισταθώ σε μεγάλα παράθυρα που χωρίζουν το χώρο αλλά αφήνουν το φως να ρέει εέυθερα από το ένα δωμάτιο στο άλλο. Το αγαπημένο μου σημείο στο σπίτι είναι η ζεστή γωνιά με τη τηλεόραση.

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