Sunday, 3 November 2019

100 years of Greek Fashion: A special exhibition in Athens

The Foundation of the Hellenic World, in collaboration with the PeloponnesianFolklore Foundation-Vasilios Papantoniou, are organising in Athens the exhibition “Greek Fashion – 100 years of inspiration and creativity” displaying fashions from the 1920s to the day.

The exhibition is taking place at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center. It includes 140 exhibits from the PFF’s permanent collection, both urban and popular, with distinct hellenic traces from shape to pattern to colours and materials. 
Furthermore, in a specially designed area, selected companies from the fashion industry, showcase their contemporary creations inspired by the Greek civilisation.
During the exhibition, a series of educational programs will be available for kindergarten and elementary school students, as well as guided tours for high school students run by the Department of Education of the Hellenic World.

HELLENIC WORLD: 254 Piraeus Street, (tel: 0030-212 254 0000)
General entry: 5 euros.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Spring and new beginnings

Were it not for flowers, we'd have no idea where time goes. And seasons. Rain and sunshine. Peace after the wind blows. And the interim. Where you don't know whether you are alive or not, whether breathing is enough, when there is nobody to tell you if you must wait or if you must push.

This photo was taken on a winter. Last winter. When life felt like Spring. When everything seemed possible. When I could be as vocal as I wanted, and as alone and as together as I pleased.
Till life pushed me to my current state of prison. Where home is not home. And all I craved and escaped for, seems so close and so gone.

The window that opened that summer morning in Provence, lead me to my freedom. And my freedom taught me my limits. And my limits taught me that my life is not infinite. That breaking free gave me hope, and a new lease for life. 

I travelled. I loved. I am so thankful for the sweet taste of freedom and love

I am loved. And that's all that matters. 


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

International Woman's Day 2019 and Feminists on Netflix

Today we honor all those women who worked hard for us to enjoy the freedom to speak our minds.
We honor those who kept their head high, ad wrote, gathered, fought, for the right to be human.

Let's embrace and empower ourselves on this International Women's Day 

And to teach my daughters and myself, I am watcing Feminists on Netflix. Netflix's documentary takes a look into the women's movement in the 1970s . Watch the trailer and join me!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

This week I am in pre-Christmas mood (tbt and recipes)

Last night, on my way home, I put on the radio EASY FM , a Greek radio station playing -did you guess?- easy listening music. But during the Christmas Holidays, it plays all day Christmas music, which helps put me to the mood!

Saturday was spent prepping up home, and in between reading some interesting posts over the web. Like this modern Australian ranch from The Design Files. 

I realise I have not done a Christmas Home Tour in ages. Many! 
Have a look at years past

A White Christmas

Christmas in Athens

Christmas in the bedroom

A thoughtful Christmas
(One of my most meaningful posts allover, go read it)

Last family Christmas

This year, though, I think I am going to show you around my new beach side abode, so stay tuned!
And while at it, have a look at some traditional Greek recipes, right here!

Best of  all , I found a recipe for authentic Austrian hot chocolate from none other than Demels in Vienna. We took a trip to Vienna at Christmas when my kids were little. Vienna is one of my favorite cities in the world! 
Here is the recipe:

Remember to check my Instagram feed for my 
Christmas on the go

Sunday, 30 September 2018

October: Renew in the womb

I welcome the rain.
I welcome the night.
The darkness.
The need for warmth.
I accept that I need you, and I surrender to Fate.
I am tasting all of the goodness of life.
The chestnut. The caramel.The liquid of life coming together with the solid.
I welcome life, my love


Tuesday, 4 September 2018

September: I am ready, honey. Let's go!


I feel hesitant. Alot. 
every step carrying the weight of an eternity.
though life goes on and it goes fast.
i am already through half an eternity.
and i know that i must take the step to set me free
to set me moving
let's take that step together, 
there is a reason we are here
there is a reason we can set each other free
will be 
I am ready
i know you are.


Darling, let's carry on being open to the life we both deserve. let's dance and make music. when we love each other, life is a feast. 

and now, together we go....


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Capricorn in July {Boy, have I felt the eclipsis!}

You've got major shifts happening in close partnerships this month, both business and personal. A Solar Eclipse on July 12 will land in your relationship sector, offering the potential for a fresh start in at least one major alliance. This eclipse, however, will demand that you learn how to correctly use your power by empowering the relationship rather than trying to control or manipulate the other person involved. If you can do this, then you can count on this connection to be indomitable. If you are more focused on what you can get from the other person or are trying to push an unhealthy attachment in this dynamic, well … it's not going to be pretty. Let go of control issues, Capricorn. Plain and simple. Pluto is in your sign and will oppose this eclipse point, making certain that you learn this lesson one way or another. As long as you choose to take the highest road possible and avoid doing anything underhanded in order to ensure that your personal needs are met, then you are initiating what could be a very solid and mutually empowering relationship. In terms of business, you and this person could be unstoppable! But remember, you need to check yourself. This is not the month to allow yourself to be seduced by any unsavory motivations. This is not the month to be an opportunist. That will backfire in your face. This IS the month to nurture the potential you have with someone else and lay the foundation for something that can truly stand the test of time. In other news, you'll need to be extra patient this month when it comes to your money. Mars will be retrograde in your earned income sector through August 27, making it seem as if your money is leaving to pay bills faster than you can make it. In fact, a Lunar Eclipse on July 27 in the same area of your chart might lead to you losing a source of income. Either way, your security buttons are sure to be pushed, making you extra anxious about financial matters. Do what you can to keep it in perspective and know that this too shall pass. Mercury will turn retrograde in your 8th House of Joint Finances and Investments on July 26. This might actually be a good time to take a look at where you have money socked away. If you need to take a chunk of cash out of an investment in order to get through a financial rough patch, the good news is you'll have the money to do so. Again, it's all temporary. And in the end, it's only money.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Wearing my pearls with pride

Pearls... Do I love pearls!
My mother tought me this. She was super stylish in a very simple yet striking way. She would wear the simplest of outfits, a white shirt, a navy skirt, high Charles Jourdan heels and Chanel handbag, and accessorize with one of her classic real freshwater or stunning faux strings of classy rows of pearls, and lovely earrings, sometimes a pearl ring, and be the talk of the tea, as it were. 

Nothing spells "class" and "elegance" like pearls. 
So many colors and sizes to choose from, so many price tags, too,
in which case, a good offer is always a good thing. I love  this one from Zales: 


And these!!!

Or a lariat, so NOW! 

Which is your favorite pearl item? 
A choker?
Peard studds?
A ring?


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Weekly Capricorn Horoscope (July 9 - 15, 2018)

Capricorn Horoscopes

WEEK OF July 9 - 15, 2018

Step away from those spreadsheets and let yourself enjoy a less-well-known passion of yours, Capricorn: pushing the erotic envelope! While your “horny sea goat” side might be a mystery to most of your friends and acquaintances, those who’ve had the rare privilege of encountering it can attest to its power—but of course they may have been sworn to secrecy, so THAT might never happen. Something surprising could go down this Monday, July 9 when vixen Venus vectors into Virgo and your “let it all hang out” ninth house. Between now and August 6—and perhaps well beyond—you may be inspired to broaden your amorous palette. The ninth house rules travel, adventure, cross-cultural connections…we’ll let YOU do the math. Put together with the ardent love planet touring here, it could make for the perfect storm of steamy, multicultural, ooh-la-la-style romancing! Just be clear about your desires and intentions. Leading someone on would be bad karma. In a LTR? This Venus cycle invites you to step out and explore the wider world as a duo. Plan an epic trip together, someplace neither of you has been or a (literally) wild ecotourism escapade. If you can’t go far, even a weekend in a chic boutique hotel will do wonders for your mood AND your love life. Later in the week, Venus gets a boost from two earth trines—first from transformative Uranus in your passion corner on Wednesday and then grounding Saturn in your sign on Saturday. Have your fun—but don’t miss a deadline!
On Tuesday, you can get other key relationships back on track—if they went off the rails—or resume a brilliant collaborative project that stalled sometime since last March 8. That day, expansive Jupiter slipped into its annual four-month retrograde, this year gumming up the works in Scorpio and your eleventh house of social networking and technology. Perhaps you had some machine meltdowns or software screw-ups: Blame Jupiter! If there’s been trouble on Team Capricorn, you can look forward to the tension and confusion evaporating with Jupiter’s about-face, which should keep everyone on the same page until November 8. These next four months are ideal for forging new friendships or checking out organizations that you’ve bookmarked. (Brownie points if they have an activist or do-gooder mission.) If you’re still seeking your true tribe, don’t wait for “them” to find you. Get out there and explore groups and Meetups that revolve around some of your interests. Bonus: You could connect with someone with BFF or S.O. potential!
Relationships steal the spotlight on Thursday, when the year’s only new moon in Cancer—also a galvanizing solar eclipse—lands across from potent Pluto in your sign, powering up your seventh house of relationships. Who you spend most of your time with becomes a priority item, and under these stabilizing moonbeams, you might suddenly “need” more of a sense of commitment from your closest ties, whether a business partner or your amour du jour (or longtime love). Your future-focused sign prefers guarantees, but in the absence of that, you could “live with” someone’s strong intentions. For some Goats, there may be a proposal within a few weeks—but the effects of this lunation may take up to six months to unfold. Patience! This is the first in a two-year series of Cancer-Capricorn eclipses that might just make some of the decisions FOR you. Eclipses open brief but huge windows of opportunity, so if you’re leaning at least 60 percent toward a yes, a bold leap could be the most beneficial move you make.

What will happen next?

Image credit: Paolo Morello, Paestum

Surrender to the way things want to happen next, even though this often involves a vast and terrifying loss of control. Trust the magic that was born into your soul.
Mertha Beck,

Monday, 9 July 2018

Monday Visaulisation-Weaving my life

Weaving my Life again

Choosing my new cup

Sharing a new dream

Swimming all I can

The Power. The Positive. The ME.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

My summer reading list

Summertime reading is undeniably one of the greatest pleasures in life.
Every summer I get me afew books, one to read on the beach,
one to keep by my bed
one to inspire me
one to cuddle and keep me company
one to help me get better on the outside
one to hemp get better on the inside

My beach bag currently hosts:

I read them both, starting with one or the other according to my mood, more gentle for Big Magic, in need of focus and support when reading Lean In.

My favorite quote:

Waiting to be read:
{By Mr William Norwich who has a most interesting Instagram account here}

An optimist? Tick! Wants to let go=Tick!

Written by Ann Mah, another Instagram found author, The Lost Vintage is heiled as
 “this season’s essential female-centered adventure” 
by @hollywoodreporter. 
Besides, Ms. Mah is such a beautiful soul! 

What is in your reading list?
where do you like to read? 


Monday, 11 June 2018

Monday Visualisation-A touch of God

I need to move into my own shade of life, a lifestyle that suits me and brings me outside the box and into My Life

I trust in God to lead me through and into my new venture, the new chapter of my life

Sweet luxury of living life together

Of sharing my life and my fence in roses planted by my man

Living my life in the open of my own forest

A love that is a blessing and a treat.

Happy new week,

Classy Bling

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