Saturday, 22 August 2009

The trees, like lungs, filling with air.

It didn't matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls... but only that we had loved them... and that they hadn't heard us calling... still do not hear us calling them from out of those rooms... where they went to be alone for all time... and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.

The Virgin Suicides, 1999

Friday, 21 August 2009


Thank you all for your lovely comments! I used to find out who the winner is this time. The lucky number is 9 and the lucky commentator is muchlove ! I will contact you shortly to get your mailing address.

I have so much fun doing these giveaways, thanks so much!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


The lovely Zoe was kind enough to give me the "Adorable Blog Award" along with the tag to list 5 things I'm obsessed with. So, here it goes!

Headbands. You can see only a few of them, the one with the little doll is one of my favourites! I like how they add a little something to every outfit!

Lip balm. I have found my Holy Grail in lip balms (Carmex) but I cannot stop buying other ones as well. I'm a sucker for small and cute packaging! Above are two of my latest acquisitions from New York.

Dinosaurs. Don't ask me why, but one day I knew I had to start collecting small, plastic dinosaurs. So I did.

Project Runway. Come on, need I say more? It premieres tomorrow and I seriously can't wait!

My newest crafting project, upcycled fabric necklaces. Above is a sneak peek of the first one, made with an old t-shirt, lace and buttons. I have a million ideas for more!

It's my turn to pass the award to the following bloggers. I cannot be sure who already has it, so please ignore me if you do!


This award is for you girls!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Acropolis museum + giveaway!

The Acropolis Museum opened its gates a few months ago, and I finally visited it a nice sunny day. The building is sleek and modern, with lots of natural light. I couldn't take any photos of the ancient artifacts and statues, but I can honestly say that there are some pretty amazing and awe-inspiring things inside. Instead, I took photos of the view from the terrace.

After visiting the gift shop (more on that later!), we took a walk around Plaka, the area around the Acropolis. It was quite early so it wasn't crowded, which made for a nice change!

I guess it's true what they say, the best things in life are free!

Gladiator heaven!

Colourful summer dresses and scarves in the shops.

Yummy ice-cream! Love the blue one!

And now, it's time for our giveaway! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post until August 20. The winner will be randomly selected and will receive a pencil, a bookmark and a postcard from the Acropolis museum pictured below.

The winner will be announced here, August 21. Good luck!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

London shopping

You don't need me to tell you that London is shopping heaven. I could spend my lifetime savings in a week there! We did spend quite a lot, here's some of my favourite purchases.

Who can resist DVD and book sales? I managed to control myself though, as I have a bunch of unread books and unwatched dvds already. I think I did quite well...

I loved this trenchcoat the minute I saw it! Sooooo cute in person and less than 10 pounds!

Lovely baroque tote from the V&A museum, purses from Primark, leather bag, slouchy beanie and scarf from Urban Outfitters.

Various bits and pieces. Sunglasses, nail polishes, lip balms... I love all the colours!

And thus concludes my London posting, stay tuned for a cool giveaway next week!

Monday, 3 August 2009

August is here...

What other way is there to spend your summer days (and nights) than ice cream and cocktails? Honestly, I can't think of anything better!

I'm not the biggest fan of summer, but I think I'll miss this when it's gone. It's been a good one...