Yes! This happened a couple of days ago and i still can’t get over how stunning our cruise was! Theo surprised me for our 4 year marriage anniversary and we took off early in the morning with a little boat to Zakinthos.

We visited the shipwreck and oh goodness! I’ve wanted to see this place with my own eyes for years now and it did not disappoint. So in awe with each and every step, with the colours the landscape and the scale of the rocks!

Prepared a silly small iPhone video to capture our beautiful day visiting the shipwreck, blue caves and lunch in St. Nikolaos. Don’t laugh to much – we do look awestruck. And yes, i know the song has a lot of meanings, but i’ll keep the chorus “all i know is that i love you so”

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This was never meant to be today’s post, but i’m just so obsessed and inspired by this brand i had to share with you. The fine fellas from Le Labo asked me not long ago whether they could send me a little gift, no collaboration of feature them somewhere, just a gift. Who am i to turn down a gift from such a beautiful brand?

Well, my little package arrived yesterday and i’ve been swooning ever since. Let me just try explaining you how picky i am with perfumes. I have tones of them, from Elie Saab to Chloe, and although i’ve picked every single one, none of them stays on my skin or feels like a signature scent. Not to mention that i feel dizzy after some time wearing it. Clean scents – like literally smelling like a clean baby – is my thing.

I have no idea how on earth they figured that out, but this scent matches me 1000% Theo keeps mentioning how awesome it smells all day, while i barely know it’s there. Now let’s not leave outside the gorgeous packaging and my name on the label. Makes me feel like a star! Just look at how cute it looks in my bedroom!

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Happy new week friends! Hope you all had a great one!

Let me start this post by saying that i’m not sponsored by Korres or Apivita, i’m just crazy obsessed with these two brands. About a year ago, i started reading all the labels on my beauty products, realising how much chemicals i was putting on my body. Ever since yoga came into my life, i became more and more interested in staying healthy, eating well and taking care of myself more. When you’re a freelance designer, this is pretty essential in order to stay sane. I know you’ll get what i mean.

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And with that, i thought i’d let you in to some of my favourites. I haven’t done a post like this in years (boy how does time fly?!) so had a little fun today shooting my most precious. These are just 5 products out of 20 i own, but are the ones i use on a daily basis. What really did the trick and made me switch all of them, was reading an article about animal abuse.

 

I already knew all about it, but seeing pictures, just made me cry rivers. In no way do i want animals to suffer just for me to get a cheaper product which has easier access. It’s so easy – and not even that expensive – to start adding healthier products into your cabinet, and those furry friends you love, will live a better life.

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I know there must be thousands of organic products out there, those in the States and Uk are the more privileged! Due customs regulations and a very small market over here, i’m full of Korres and Apivita. But that’s totally cool as i’m crazy about those two.

 

Have discovered a love for olive lately. My face scrub, hair conditioner (no wash), body oil, and a few others are all olive based, and i don’t think i’ve ever smelled a better scent than that! My cleanser foam is with white tea, and i recently got this face brush from another Greek brand, that i use every morning with my foam and it just makes me feel 5 years younger.

 

Would love to hear if you have any recommendations for products, i’m always excited to try something new. I’ve got my eye currently on Glossible, which still doesn’t ship to Europe, so fingers caressed they will soon!

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It’s Monday and for the first time i’m having a really hard time accepting it! This weekend was everything i ever imagined and more. From being spontaneous, to do doing things out of the ordinary like driving for 2 hours to have a breakfast by the sea and jumping from cliffs to swim in the deepest waters in the stormiest weather.

This weekend, also inspired me to change some of my ordinary way of thinking. Me and i bet you, are also waiting for the perfect moment to do something magical – something that will make you feel special. We see all these perfect lives on instagram, the most perfect food, luxurious breakfasts, trips and people having the time of their lives. Always assuming that they’re just lucky to do that and we have zero time for any of it.

Truth is, you don’t need much to create your own magic in your lives. This morning, after my morning meditation and yoga, i treated myself to some berries right after swimming in the pool 9am. Yes, i am lucky to have a pool – but don’t for a second think that i ever take advantage of it. Lost in my crazy life, i hardly ever notice it. I chose to make my morning magical though. Like, waking up an hour earlier to bake yourself pancakes on a weekday with some fresh juice and flowers on the table or instead of staying in the weekend, try doing something you’ve never done but always wanted to.

We’re all too wrapped up in what we think we have to do, that we forget what we can do. Live a little!

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Oh goodness!! We start and end this week with brand new beginnings! A lot of sleepless nights and a bit of wine but we finally got there and now we’re ready for vacation. Well almost.. but i earned two months this summer for sure!

With tears in my eyes and super emotional, i’m presenting you *drumroll* our shop!! We’ve worked on quite a few things (i just couldn’t settle for just prints – you know me!). As with all new things, i still have to work out on how to make shopify take high res images, but most of it is done and there!

Hell yeah!

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Everything you see was shot in Santorini and i bet now you can tell why i chose this location! There’s a lot more of the lookbook in the shop, where you can see all the beautiful locations we shot.

Can’t wait to hear what are your favourite items! I’m pretty excited about the jewellery + notebooks. Oh and the tees! And did you know Theo is the man behind the marble candles?! I seriously need to contain my excitement. Everything is so new and it’s totally one of those cases where you have butterflies in your stomach!

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Where do i even begin! Guys, this is so happening right now and i’m totally peeing my pants! I finally got the design of my dreams, exactly how i imagined it, exactly how i designed it, for the first time, no template based, nothing. Pure perfect custom designed just for me.

You’ll see so many things changed, and what i originally wanted, was this template to be a bit more interactive, more interesting. And voila! We’ve got a main menu, we’ve got a footer menu (that you can close + open), beautiful pages, contact, an infinity scroll and lots of focus and love to the graphics / images. We’re working on a few glitches, like comment count and archives, if you spot anything, shoot me an email!

Can i gush a bit by how happy i am with how everything looks right now? It feels like such a perfect fit for me. A MAJOR thank you to Jacob, who’s my official developer from now on. We’ll be working on all website development together from now on. I’ve never met a person more patient, knowledgable and so punctual! We’ve got a handful of websites to build in the next months, and i can’t wait to share with you!

This is going to be a huge week in my life. New blog, opening the shop AND refreshing Courses  with a few new lessons coming in a week! So happy to have Latrina on board, who will be teaching you photography. And very soon a newer lesson by yours truly on how to find your personal style.

Stay tuned, things are getting exciting over here!

ps. i how about a folk floral wallpaper to start your Monday? i kinda love making patterns these days

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The week started and it’s already crazy! I bet i’m not the only one eagerly looking forward to vacation getting here already! The weather is hotter than any other days, and the outdoors + sea are just calling my name. Summer vibes are everywhere! Which brings me to my quick lettering. Just spotted this absolutely gorgeous outdoor space with pink walls and cute little palms. Spring + Summer always bring out my love for color.

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