Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Paris Style

I first discovered My Street Style when they started following me on twitter, a couple of weeks ago. It's a relatively new street style site, where the photographers roam the streets of Paris capturing the style of the people. I love street fashion, I find it so inspiring and refreshing to see what real people are wearing in their everyday lives, so I was really excited to discover a new site about it, and a french one at that!

The site is both in french and in english, and there's also a section for the lucky ones living in Paris to submit their own picture. Oh, and while we're on the subject of street fashion, make sure to check out Streetgeist, to see what people in Athens are wearing.

(I love this guy!)

all photos courtesy of

ps. This is a scheduled post, so by the time you're reading this I'm probably slapping on sunscreen and refusing to get out of the water, i.e. still on holiday. Excuse me for falling behind on my blog reading-and-commenting! Hope all is well with you. xoxo

Saturday, 24 July 2010

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is one of my favourite writers. His books always manage to make me laugh out loud or tear up while recognizing so many familiar experiences or painful realisations. He's unique in his way of taking the mundane in life and making it the most surreal, hilarious thing you'll ever live or read.

Therefore, I was beyond excited when a couple of years ago he came to Athens for a book signing. He was even lovelier in person, and it was fantastic to listen to him read an excerpt of his book. He signed two books for me, (yes, I brought two books, I'm a nerd) and I vividly remember me having a stupid smile for hours after.

The reason for this post is that I recently bought his book, Me talk pretty one day which chronicles his stay in Paris and his efforts to learn French. Oh, I so can't wait to read it!

"Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings"

David Sedaris, Dress your family in corduroy and denim

Until next time, read a book.


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The island

Aaaaand, I'm off! The beach awaits me, so I'm leaving for a mini vacation, one week to be exact. I've scheduled a couple of posts to be published during my absence, and there'll be plenty more when I get back, tanned and rested.

Have a lovely week!


Friday, 16 July 2010


Cracks, based on Sheila Kohler's novel, is a film by Jordan Scott, starring Eva Green. Set in 1934, it gives us a look at the lives of the girls in a prestigious boarding school in Great Britain. More specifically, how the lives of the girls in the school's diving team are affected by the arrival of a new student.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Size matters

Sales don't start here until Thursday but many stores have already lowered their prices, trying hard to lure customers. I can't speak for others, but their devious marketing strategies worked like a charm on me, and after a trip to the shops the other day I got home with two new pairs of shoes.

Plastic red ballet flats. Dirt cheap and adorable! I have noticed a serious lack in red shoes in my wardrobe, so you can say these were almost necessary.

Floral-pop wedges. They do turn me into a small giant but they're quite comfortable despite the 10cm platform.

To tell you the truth, I also wanted to buy a hat for my holiday. I tried on a lot of them, but apparently, I have a huge head. No kidding, every single one of them was way too small on me. What's going on? I've just managed to come to terms with the fact that my hands are too big so I can't wear bangles, and now this. Does anyone else have this problem or my freakishly big head and I are alone in this? Oh, and there's no correlation between the size of one's head and IQ. Trust me, I googled it.

Luckily, I had my shoes and cupcakes to cheer me up.

Until next time, have a frozen treat.


Monday, 5 July 2010

Mint and coconut

Sunday afternoons are best spent outdoors, so yesterday we visited a lovely bazaar held in a back yard filled with vintage and handmade treasures. There were beautiful dresses, jewellery, accessories and shoes, sadly too small for me! But, it was a lovely day and the bazaar was fun, albeit small and crowded. Luckily, there were fresh mojitos which helped a lot with the heat!

Friday, 2 July 2010


It's a bit of a shocker considering I don't really like summers, but I actually kinda like this one, it's slow and lazy. Plus, we had a few cool, rainy days which are always welcome. Last summer was quite surreal and frankly a bit of an emotional rollercoaster although I didn't discuss it here, so I'm looking forward to silly fun and relaxed time. Days are spent shopping, reading, watching tv and movies and planning holidays.

Speaking of shopping, I picked up these thingies above the other day. Colourful and affordable, they cheered me up instantly! I really love the colour of the nail polish, I'm planning to paint my nails soon and I remembered Alecca Rox's post about the Lip Smackers so I had to get one of those as well! Watermelon flavoured, it's summer in a tube.

Ok, and now it's suggestion time: Do yourself a favour this summer and watch Misfits. It's British tv at its best. Let me sell it to you: A group of five young offenders doing community service (pictured above) get caught up in a freak storm and start to develop superpowers. It's way better than it sounds, and please don't compare it to the crap-fest that was Heroes. It's witty, funny, suspenceful, sexy and racy. It does contain strong language, a bit of gore and sex but hey, that's Europe for you. The first season is only 6 episodes long and I urge you to check it out, it will get you hooked from the start.

And, a book recommendation while I'm at it. Just finished Stephen King's Cell, and it's a perfect summer read, if you're into zombies in a post-apocalyptic wold that is. Imagine a message transmitted through your phone that turns each and everyone who hears it into a mindless zombie. There are of course those who don't own a cell phone so it's them against the zombies. As above, I don't need to tell you that there is lots of gore and blood and all that jazz, I mean it is a Stephen King novel. It's fun and easy to read and if you like this kind of stuff you'll thoroughly enjoy it. So, watch Misfits and read Cell. What's a summer without zombies and delinquent superheroes?

And a feet shot for the end. I currently live in these flats which you may remember from this post. So comfy and perfect for when you're a pedicure short for sandal-ready feet. *cough*

Until next time, have a cocktail with a paper umbrella.