Wedding Accessories: When the right accessories meet the right dress, magic happens that will be remembered forever!
Wedding season is upon us and if you are planning to get hitched there are a whole host of things you need to consider. But listen people it's not all about the dress, or the ring! Do not forget the bridal accessories, which are the perfect way to elevate a bridal look, that reflects your personality.
Whether you are after something fashion forward on the big day or would prefer something more timeless and demure, there is a style to suit everyone.
The good news is I have been there, done it and I am happy to share my top 3 bridal accessories, as well as my wedding wisdom.
As a shoe lover, I am a big believer that when it comes to bridal dressing, the shoes should come second only to the wedding dress and they should not fall down the priority list. They are a non negotiable for me.
Ι did not choose shoes specially designed for brides, but I invested in a pair of stunning, elegant and comfortable shoes, made from high quality lItalian leather, that I am still wearing on special occasions. It is the perfect excuse to add a pair of stunning shoes in your wardrobe that you will have and love forever!
The Hair Accessories
From oversized bows and pearl embellished headbands for a statement bridal look to delicate pearl clips and bejeweled slides for a sophisticated, feminine finish, hair accessories inject an element of elegance and edge.
If you ask me, the bride who had a feather embellished slide on her head, do keep your hair simple and loose if you go for a really ornate, chunky hair accessory. #tip Head straight to Etsy for stunning head pieces at a price that won't cost you your honeymoon.
The beauty of perfume is that it is so intrinsically linked to memory. It immediately transports us to a place and time. It has been 6 years since my wedding day and the scent of fig leaf, fruit and
wood still has the power to transport me back to that day.
I chose the eau de parfum Philosykos by Diptique as I wanted something special for the day, that wasn’t similar to my everyday perfume, that would last, but wouldn’t be heavy for the season.
Layering my perfume with the matching body lotion enhanced its staying power.
#tip If you go for a floral scent, you could choose one that ties in with your bouquet. Also, it would be
lovely the scent of your perfume to tie in with the scent of the candles at your welcome table.
For example, Fig Leaf by Waks candles would be the ideal scent for my wedding.
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,A selection of my favorite finds of the month, hoping to offer the inspiration you need.
THE BOOK: Beautiful World Where are You by Sally Rooney
One of the most hyped and eagerly anticipated book releases of 2021 worldwide, that became an instant bestseller. The book is about two Irish female friends in their late twenties and their struggles to figure out how they should live and find meaning against the backdrop of what it feels like a rapidly deteriorating and troubled world - economically, ecologically, ethically and emotionally. Part of the book is epistolary , tracing the interwoven thread of two love stories. Issues of millennial romance, class, mental health, and relationships all come into play. A warm, moving, beautifully written contemporary novel with plenty of page turning emotional drama was the perfect read for curling up with a snuggly blanket and cup of hot coffee.
THE CAFFEINE FIX & MORE: Father Coffee and Vinyls
Serving delicious, artisan coffee, Father Coffee and Vinyls is an independently owned cafe and espresso bar at central Thessaloniki. Father Coffee is a great pit-spot for your coffee fix, offering speciality coffee made from the African house blend to a rotation of seasonal varieties from Colombia, Kenya and Ethiopia, supplied by the Pianeta Gusto roasters.
Away from their impeccable coffee, they offer a selection of handmade baked goods, from French canelés and tahini choco bites, to cheese bacon honey brioches to enjoy in the cafe or take away with you. If you ask me, I am big fan of their cinnamon rolls and their chocolate-peanut butter brownies. On a sunny day, make sure to sip their cold brew on the bench outside.
The cafe is also home to a record store, offering a world music focused vinyl collection, touching on everything from Jazz, Afro, Brazil and Disco, to Hip Hop, Soul, and Funk, ideal for some digging. At Father’s, friendly faces and simple interiors filled with great music create the ultimate relaxed backdrop for your next caffeine fix!
S.Kalari 9, Thessaloniki Center
Hellmann’s is my favorite condiment brand, and this truffle mayonnaise is an indulgent twist on the classic hero product, the Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. This is a seriously rich and creamy mayonnaise with tiny pieces of truffle from Greek producers. The truffle aroma is not overpowering, but subtly rounds off the creamy, tangy taste. It is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.
Hellmann’s truffle mayonnaise is the ideal spread for sandwiches as well as smoked salmon canapés, and a great accompaniment to chunky fries. You could also pair it with a chargrilled steak or a grilled cheese and mushroom toastie for an unforgettable culinary experience.
#Tip for the best ever grilled sandwich: Spread mayonnaise over top side of each slice of bread and then grill; this is key to a golden crunch!
When the meteorologist reports impending winter storms and arctic temperatures, dry, chapped, irritated skin looms on the horizon. Fear not! I have rounded up my cold - weather superheroes I swear by for not only getting through, but also glowing through the harshest of winters.
Multitasking Dream Cream // Weleda Skin Food
Ultra rich, nourishing and hydrating cream packed to the brim with natural and organic ingredients that acts as a moisturizer, face mask and make up remover! Use it on your hands, cuticles, elbows, feet, heels and face to combat stubborn dryness.
Sweet Treat for Lips with Cult Status // Laneige Sleeping Mask
A super softening, lusciously shiny leave-on overnight lip mask packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, minerals, and a fruity signature scent that makes application more fun! Use it overnight as a lip mask and during the day as a lip gloss or balm for smoother, more supple lips!
This is my edit of my favorite Greek small businesses and independent brands whose values and designs not only evoke a strong sense of community, but also joy, meraki and craftmanship.
Balter (v.) to dance artlessly without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment
Whether you are looking for everyday additions to your existing jewelry collection or something a bit more special, BALTER has you covered. From ear stacking to sparkling rings, everyday hoops and delicate bracelets, it’s the Greek brand to know right now for fine jewellery, that spark joy and won’t break the bank. The Rebirth collection is my favorite so far.
Here are some of my picks for something special for yourself or a gift for a loved one.
A selection of my favorite finds of the month, hoping to offer the inspiration you need.
THE COOKBOOK: ΔΕ ΚΟΥΚΜΠΟΥΚ by Madame Ginger
My goals for 2022 include to cook new recipes and to improve my gut health. So, in need of some fresh inspiration when it comes to incorporating more veggies and less meat, gluten and dairy into meals, as well as experimenting with nourishing ingredients, I bought The Cookbook.
A collection of 61 mouthwatering, easy, modern recipes with a twist, for everyone, written by the food blogger - writer Madame Ginger. My pick so far is her apple crumble with salted caramel, a gorgeous cake enriched with a caramel sauce made of dates
THE GADGET: SOUNDFORM Freedom Earbuds by belkin
They are my best friend this month taking convenience to another level! This newfound freedom they offer is handy when I walk, cook, exercise, meditate and do the housework. They stay in my small ears, deliver rich, radiant sound, offer up to 8 hours non-stop playtime, they are noise cancelling, sweat and rain resistant, never lost with Apple Find My app and they fit my budget.
THE STREET FOOD: Horns Urban Smokehouse BBQ
On the hunt for the perfect burger in the city, I came across Horns Smokehouse, an excellent addition to Thessaloniki’s street food scene.
Ditch the BBQ effort at home and head to Horns Smokehouse where slow-cooked, wood-smoked meats are a speciality. Think a Texan style meat mecca and expect to tuck into the likes of beef brisket, pork belly, pork spare ribs, comfort sandwiches and burgers.
Ag. Mina 7, Thessaloniki Center