Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Weekend!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing (or not, who knows!) and the weekend is here! Can it get any better, sure can but for now this is the best it can be. And what better than a glass of Pimm's to enjoy the lovely weekend? Have you tried it? It's sweet and fruity and incredibly refreshing, make it, and let me know what you think, very very Brit! MeI, I'm off to enjoy the weekend with my mom who is in town for a couple of days, she hasn't been in London for way too long and I can't wait! 

Pimm's - Take a jug or long drink glass and fill it with ice.

Mix 1 part PIMM'S* No.1
with 3 parts 
chilled lemonade
add some 
mint, cucumber, orange

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ideal Closet

I walked in to All Saints the other day and they had these amazing skirts and dresses, very heavy all embellished with sequins, stunning! Way above what I would pay but still dreamy. Here is the skirt in the perfect party outfit! I know some of you find my Ideal Closet way too expensive but this is what they are "ideal", "dream" outfits. Would you like to see any specific outfit? Give me ideas and I would love to put some pieces together.

1. Skirt: All Saints, $192 | 2. Tee: Topshop, $20 | 3. Clutch: Topshop£28 | 4.Sandals: Gucci£315| 5. Earrings, Serendipity,45€ | 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Where's my seat?

Where and how to seat your guest at your wedding must be such a chore! This person can't seat next to that one, oh no, your aunt CAN'T seat anywhere neat that other person, what a nightmare! I can only imagine! Anyhow, once this is over (and dusted) come the fun bit, how to display it? There are many many ways, from the classic cards, to a big board to incredibly gorgeous ideas like the one Philippa had. Little plant pots with your guest names, fabulous (as everything Philippa does of course!)

Some other fun ideas below! The one with the twine and little clothes pins (photography by Beaux Arts Photographie) might be the one I love the most!

Via: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Twenty Violets

Straw baskets have always been a beach staple, at least in the Mediterranean. I have carried one for years, a big one that hold all my beach needs, plus 2 towels (yes, the boyfriend's!) you get the image, right? So yes I love big straw bags, so when I saw this fantastic brand who makes the cutest ones I couldn't resist. Twenty Violets, has a collection of fun coloured straw bags (with fun accessories, charms, fringes) that will be the talk of the beach, trust me! Where can you find them? check the links below!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday Outfit

I got my denim jacket out of storage this weekend and I have a feeling I'm going to be using it a lot! Summer seems to have not received the memo yet and a jacket is definite must (and need) in order to survive in London these days. I bought this one years ago, and it's still as good as new, this is what I love most about these pieces, no matter how old it is, a good denim jacket will keep going on and on! 

Chinos: Zara | Belt: Topshop | Tee: Mango | Denim jacket: Levi's | Necklace: New Look | Bag: J.Crew | Keyring on bag: Uterque | Bracelets: Mono and Me - Apriati - Cartier | Ring: House of Harlow and Whistles | Shoes: Les Tropeziennes c/o Sarenza

Friday, June 22, 2012

Emmanuela Swimwear

Well, this is the week it seems, for me to celebrate all Greek. You see, we hear a lot about the Greeks lately, don't we? Have you heard anything about how talented and hard working they can be? No, well here you will. I told you about Thanos on Wednesday, an incredibly talented photographer and today I want to share this swimsuit brand. Emmanuela Swimwear is the brainchild of athenian Emmanuela Lykou, who knowing whow difficult it is to find the perfect swim companion decided to created her own gorgeous collection which is inspired by the designer's travels. What I love most? the super cute prints, that you can mix and match, I love them! And if you love them and have a little one, make sure you check Emmanuela's Mini Me collection! Adorable!
 Cheers to the Greeks! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ideal Closet

A beach outfit today. Happy Summer lovelies! It has been gloom and doom in the UK for a while now (some sun here and then but you know nothing major) and now that summer is officially here I can't wait to throw on a bikini and a nice cover up and hot the beach! This little white number is perfect for a whole day of summer fun, don't you think? And if you are not the beach type, picture yourself wearing it by the pool, fabulous or what?

Hat: San Diego Hat Company, $38.99 | Sandals: K.Jacques£160 | Bikini: River Island, bottom, $17 , top: $28 | Sunglasses: Illesteva£165 | Tunic: Accessorize£25

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Thanos Asfis in Thessaloniki

Another Greece related post! Quick one first to thank all of you who took the time to comment on yesterday's post. Greece deserves all your love and support. 
Thanos Asfis is the super talented Greek photographer behind this wedding. From here I want to send my utter admiration to Thanos, I admire the way he works and the beautiful results he achieves. Unfortunately this kind of wedding photography is not yet very common in Greece and seeing his work is incredibly refreshing. 
I felt hard for this wedding. For various reasons, the details are really thoughtful and pretty and , you can see more on Thanos' blog, the couple are gorgeous and the Greek Orthodox church is breathtaking! 
A BIG thanks to this lovely couple for allowing me to share their wedding.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Go to Greece

This is a personal post, one that I have been meaning to write for a while now. I keep people saying, how gorgeous Greece is, how the would love to visit BUT how they are choosing NOT to because of the current situation. And it saddens me incredibly. 
Greece IS gorgeous, Greece IS the most incredible travel destination, and Greece lives off tourism, no denying.
Greece IS suffering, yes, the situation for the Greeks is painful, BUT it is NOW that we need you all to come and visit our gorgeous country. It is NOT dangerous for you to visit, you will enjoy it, the Greeks will treat you with their warmth and love and I guarantee you, you will remember me, it's going to be the trip of your life. If you were considering Greece as your summer holiday but have been fearful, PLEASE do support the Greek tourism. 

On an side note, yes I completely agree with the Anonymous comment (and yes I should have written this post long ago!) Greece is indeed suffering, BUT the world has not fallen apart indeed. Another thing I have heard is that it is dangerous to go to Greece now, it is not. And you may wonder, am I going to Greece this summer? YES I AM. And if you can, so should you. I am happy to help anyone with ideas, destinations etc etc just drop me an email (but bear in mind I am no travel agent and don't know much much, just my two cents)  
Santorini via here

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday Outfit

Hello lovelies! How did the weekend treat you? Here in London the pollen count has been in its highest and I suffered the worst hayfever attacks this year so all in all a pretty un-impressing weekend. I did a bit of running (starting Week 3 on Tuesday!) made a yummy puff pastry with spicy salami and gruyere (I'm obsessed with Ina Garten, I know, late to the game by years! but she is not big at all here!) and also prepared gazpacho to take to work, easiest and yummiest dish ever, and it couldn't be healthier!
Wearing my fave striped tee!

Tee: Petit Bateau | Jeans: Blanco (similar) | Necklace: vintage | Shoes: Superga c/o Sarenza

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bows in your hair

Yesterday I repinned this first image, I'm a long hair fan, and a pony tail fan (for myself and on others!) and I loved this super cute tiny bow in the middle of a lovely lose pony tail. Pinterest has many (many!) gorgeous ideas for hair dos and many with lovely bows, some of my faves here! 
What are your weekend plans lovelies? We don't have any plans, it's going to be raining non stop here in London so not much to do unfortunately but still, definitely looking forward to relaxing and taking it easy!
(there's some lovely bows here, here and here!)

Via: 1|2|3

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ideal Closet

I might dream of this dress tonight, that's how much I love it, it has everything. My favourite length, bold patterns and colors and pleated, and on top of that the perfect bust. Because it's super bold by its own, all these accesories might seem too much, I know but I like the idea of sometimes being a bit OTT , you know, you only live once and sometimes you have to show it through your outfits! 

Necklace: Bauble Bar, $34 | Dress: NW3£110 | Sunglasses: Miu Miu, £225 | Bracelet: Apriati | Espadrilles: Paloma Barcelo£175 | Bag: J. Crew, $45

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: a knot

Sometimes you see something really really smart, like this Save the Date. I love how unexpected it must be for the guest who opens the card to find a lovely satin red cord that ties into a know. Such a cute idea and incredibly easy to recreate I think! The origimal design is by Cristina Moraleja, who unfortnately I cant find much about her work so if you happen to know more please share! 

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