A selection of my favorite, practical yet stylish, feel good finds of the month, hoping to offer the inspiration you need.
THE POCHETTE: Bleecker & Love
Nothing beats a practical, yet stylish present, like the multi-purpose Bleecker & Love cotton pochettes that I was gifted just before summer. I have been using them as a wash bag, a make-up bag or even as a going out evening pouch. Also, their waterproof lining allowed worry-free storage for my sunscreen and wet bikinis.
THE MIST: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
The Caudalie Beauty Elixir was love at first spritz and it has proved my perfect, refreshing companion during many heatwaves, since then. This revitalizing mist is brimming with essential oils and plant extracts, including the brand’s hero ingredient, green grape. A quick spritz instantly refreshes my face. It's also handy for setting my make-up and keeping it looking great for longer!
#Tip Keep it in the fridge during the summer for an instant cooling mist!
THE SANDAL: Birkenstock sandals
When it comes to shoes, I am usually open to trying the sensible and insensible ones. But I was not overwhelmed with joy when I heard about the return of the “ugly shoe” trend. Despite my long-time hate affair with the double strap sandal, I introduced the rubber Birks into my life last summer and this summer I invested in the Arizona suede slip-ons because they are so freakin’ light and comfy!
#Tip Having a fresh pedicure is a must to elevate the Birkenstock shoe trend!
Who does not want a radiant, glowing complexion at any age? Here are 3 of my go-to radiance boosters and glow givers for achieving a lit-from-within glow!
Whether you are joining your family, friends or neighbors for their annual Easter lunch, bringing your hostess a thoughtful gift to thank her for the invitation is always well appreciated. Instead of turning up with a bottle of wine and a cake, I have the perfect edit of elevated essentials that your host can use in her home or at her party. From homewares to foodie gifts, I have you covered …..
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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 craftsmanship.
With Easter fast approaching, whether it’s creating a beautiful table setting for dining or looking for an elegant Easter candle for the church, WAKS is your go-to Greek brand for candles. Hand-poured and hand-packaged in a small production facility in Athens, WAKS candles are crafted with Greek-ness and sustainability at their core. WAKS candles are made of a blend of soya and beeswax; they have a 100% cotton wick, while Greek traditional crafts and clay-making techniques inspire their vessels and pots. Their glass, ceramic or wooden containers have been designed with upcycling in mind, as they can be reused around the house and the garden, while also being refillable. Comprised of comforting and indulgent lasting scents designed to uplift, refresh, rejuvenate and calm, WAKS candles are so reasonably priced. This Easter WAKS candles have joined forces with the jewelry brand Hermina Athens to create a limited edition of rustic Easter candles featuring a silver eye charm, that’s bound to sell out.
Here are some of my picks for something special for yourself or a gift for a loved one.
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In the strange and disconcerting times of the corona virus pandemic, podcasts have served me as a great source of escapism, solace, educational and portable entertainment. I love to dip in and out of podcasts while walking to work, sitting in waiting rooms and queues, cooking or sunbathing.
3 Feel Good Podcasts To Listen To
We could all do with a positive boost right now! Here are three of my favorite Greek feel good podcasts, which are quite different in style, but what they do have in common is a strong host personality and a positive outlook in life.
When tired and bored at my desk, the urge to snack strikes frequently throughout the working day. In an effort to combat emotional hunger, I go crunchy. Lately I am obsessed with TSANOS beetroot breadsticks. They are crispy and thin, lactose and egg free, made with 30% fresh beetroot, 15% Greek olive oil and with no sugar added. They are delicious dipped into hummus or into an olive paste, thrown into a salad, as well as they could be an excellent addition to your cheeseboard.
If you are looking to be more adventurous with your snacking game, TSANOS has a fantastic range of breadsticks with quinoa and rosemary, with turmeric and coriander, with chia, fennel seeds and wholegrain flour, with olives, as well as with barley and oat flakes.