Saturday, 29 October 2016

Autumn Neighborhood Walk

















This is the first day of Autumn in this part of the world that I felt I really wanted to light the fireplace and cosy inside the house. But I also enjoyed sitting in the veranda and taking in the perfumes of the crisp air mixed with my laundrey's vanilla scented softener.
It feels so good to be alive, that a walk around our quiet neighborhood felt like a blessing in a world full of storms.
I hope your life gets to know such peaceful moments.
We celebrated OXI day, the NO of governor Metaxas to the italian demand to pass our borders on october 28 1940.
Saw two movies on tv. One new and american and sadly vulgar (whoever likes Tarantino?), the other old and greek and quite naively charming.
I hope you learn to choose your battles and say your NOs.
I am only learning!..
As a fellow blogger recently wrote in an interesting post that you should read, too,


Do us all a favor and bloom into who you are meant to be!

xoxo

Rena


Friday, 21 October 2016

Rebecca's Sanctuary









There are bloggers' blogs that I have been reading for ages.
What keeps me visiting again and again?
They are TRUE, honnest, and even when they lose themselves, they find their way into a brighter space of Liht and understanding.
This year,  I have a good 10 years since my first blog post in 2006!
Blogs started and abandonned, 
my mom blog that is now put on hold,
this blog that was just for collecting images, right before Pinterest came in our lives.
Rebecca is one of my favorite bloggers. 
She is talented
Well travelled
Well mannerned
Interesting
And,
did I say
talented?
I love seeing hr discovering and developping her skills of beautiful, personal, soulful photography. 
So happy for House of Bliss, her Sanctuary.
Ine her own words

I keep stopping wondering,
almost as if on the brink of something new. 
Time to see feel
in a whole new way. 
Seasons change
in more ways than one. 

I love seeing my internet friends evolve in their lives. move on witht their tastes, spreading wings and relaxing into a conscious whole hearted living. 

All images, Rebacca's own.
Please visit her blog and say Hello! 

xoxo

Rena

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The First Monday in May



A night at the Met?
A new film starring LA Anna Wintour? 
Oh yes, please!
Rendez-vous on April 13, 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE IN 60 SECONDS


PSA: It *is* possible to have a stress-free morning.
By: Jodi Taylor
We all have those mornings where you wake up a good two hours before you have to be at work, just so you can get your shit done. You think you have all the time in the world, and then before you know it you’re throwing on the closest piece of clothing (likely what’s on the ground) and tossingwhatever makeup in your bag to do in the Uber. It happens to us more often than we would like. But finally we’re setting out to change that by doing a few small and easy things to make our mornings more productive.

BREW YOUR COFFEE RIGHT


Our day doesn’t *really* start until we’ve had a cup of coffee. We bet the majority of you are the same. It could also have to do with the fact that we may be a little too fond of Wednesday wine nights. Kidding, guys (maybe). And while we’d love to say that the best thing we’ve ever invested in was our first CHANEL Boy Bag, it’s probably actually our programmable coffee machine. Just set the timer to five minutes before your alarm goes off and the smell of coffee will be enough to get you out of bed.

QUIT IT WITH THE SNOOZE BUTTON


We’re firm believers in not snoozing. Or, if you really have to (because the struggle is real), snooze only once. The best way to get into practice with this is to plug your phone in on the other side of your room, or in another room altogether. That way, once your alarm goes off, you’re forced to get out and turn it off. Getting out of bed should wake you up so that you can get started on your day.

PRE-PLAN


Rather than going through pretty much every article of clothing in your closet (you know you’re going to wear the first thing you tried on, anyway), plan it out the night before. You can thank us for the extra twenty minutes we just added to your morning.

MEAL PREP


Meal prep, guys. We’re not saying you have to spend all of your Sunday cooking meals for the next five days, but if you prepare your protein ahead of time, you can save yourself hours of work throughout the week. Spend a little bit of your Sunday afternoon or evening cooking up the big *hero* features of your meal and a few extra minutes the night before to make the next day’s breakfast (hello, overnight oats). You’ll easily free up enough time to start going on those morning runs like you’ve been planning to.

Melina (October 18,1920-March 6,1994)







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