Σάββατο, 31 Αυγούστου 2013

An easy recipe, only with 5 ingredients; peas

Peas

Ingredients:
450 gr. peas
2 potatoes cut into medium cubes     
2 small carrots cut into small cubes
1 onion finely chopped
Juice from 2 big tomatoes
Olive oil, salt

Instructions:
Put some olive oil in a saucepan, just enough to cover the bottom of it and heat it. When it is warm enough lower the heat and put the onion. Let it cook for some minutes and once it starts changing color add the potatoes, the carrots and the peas and mix well.

After a couple of minutes add the tomato juice, some salt and 2 – 3 cups of water. Bring it to a low simmer. Cook in medium heat for about 30 minutes. This delicious recipe is ready!!!


Τετάρτη, 28 Αυγούστου 2013

Ted Baker Fall AW13

Strong and confident but also irresistibly feminine she poses in front of the train window, on the aisle, in her cabin. In strong blues and yellows, in red chilli reds and bottle greens she takes us to a nostalgic trip of vintage glamour. But her androgynous look is there to underline her modern character as well. Ted Baker’s Fall 2013 muse is for sure a contemporary woman.
 And this woman never forgets her accessories universe.
Clutches with metallic “T” and their matching heels wait for you in the waiting room. Choose the one you think will make you sparkle more, cover yourself in a fur collar and you are ready to face even the worst winter day.


     View Women's collection





“Whether you're a man-about-town or a true country gent, Ted's taken the express line to dapper and debonair for his Menswear collection.
Urban yet urbane mustards and muted teals sit alongside dark reds and purples to deliver an essential collection that puts the 'aah' into suave.”


                                 View Men's collection



Κυριακή, 25 Αυγούστου 2013

Flat shoes

September is almost here and the first thing we should put in our shopping list is…well, shoes of course…but this time…flat shoes… ;)
Ballerinas, loafers and brogues will be definitely our choices. Red, black, white or black&white, blue and leopard should not be missing from our closet and if decorated with spikes the combination seems even more tempting.

Below is a collection of some of the flat shoes we can find in stores or online this fall. Well, the ones I liked most!!! ;)













Πέμπτη, 22 Αυγούστου 2013

Lollipops Fall Winter 2013 Collection

New collection from Lollipops



The new collection from Lollipops is here and if you don’t have a store close to you, you can just visit the

Below you can find my favorite pieces from the new collection.







You can still find lots of items such as jewels and shoes on discount. And don’t forget you can also visit the outlet where everything is 50% off.

                               http://www.lollipopsparis.fr/


Τετάρτη, 21 Αυγούστου 2013

Dukas Chatzidoukas shoes

Dukas’s shoes; the Greek point of view


Vogue Italy has characterized him as “subversive fetishist”. The Olympic sandal he has designed for
the Olympic Games 2004 is being exhibited until now at the “ International Swarovski Museum” bearing the signature Dukas made in Hellas. JLo kept a bag from him during her stay in Athens while Rihanna picked one of the most eccentric pair of platforms from his spring-summer 2010 collection.

And these are only a few things somebody can write about Dukas Chatzidoukas. Born in Thessaloniki on 11th September 1975 he started following his dream some years later to offer women what they most long for; real jewels for their feet. Always eccentric, never deprived of inspiration, he manages every season to amaze us and make us wonder what the heel of our shoe will be; Women legs, women legs bejeweled or a make –up brush. No matter what, in combination with the colours, the impeccable design and the perfect choice of materials he finally provides us with an undeniable object of desire.



You can now pre-order Fall-Winter 2013-2014 here

Biographical information and pictures from:

Pasta la Greca - Fusilli with black olives and feta cheese

Fusilli with black olives and feta cheese

Ingredients:


Half a packet of fusilli

Juice from two tomatoes

1 green pepper
Some ketchup
Some olive oil
Salt- Sugar – pepper – oregano
Pitted black olives
Feta cheese

Instructions:

Boil the fusilli in water with salt according to the instructions on the package or to taste.

Tomato sauce

1. Grate two big tomatoes in a pan and add the green pepper cut into very small pieces.
2. Add some olive oil, salt, sugar, pepper and one tablespoon of ketchup.
3. Once it starts boiling lower the heat and let it simmer for some more minutes until it is thickened.
4. When you turn off heat add the olives, some oregano and feta cheese cut into cubes
5. Put some of the boiled fusilli in the pan and mix well and gradually add all of it and mix until all the fusilli is nicely covered with the tomato sauce.



Note: You can find the pitted olives ready in a jar or you can cut the normal ones in small pieces and throw away their pit.

Κυριακή, 18 Αυγούστου 2013

Grunge is back

Find out what Grunge look is, before you wear it this winter.

It was in the early 1990s that the Grunge look appeared for the first time combining elements of both Punk and Hippie Style. Originally it was more about music rather than fashion. It had its roots in the Seattle pop groups Nirvana and Pearl Jam and was particularly influential in the US.
It started as a result of the ailing economies of the time but also as a reaction to the consumerism of the 80s. But what started as a rebellion was soon embraced by supermodels such as Kate Moss and teenagers all around the world. The style was also picked up by many designers and turned into a well-known fashion trend.

Grunge is a disheveled style in which clothes are worn in layers. The main pieces for a grunge look are jeans, usually loose, well worn and with holes, plaid shirts, leather jackets and ex-army boots. The Dr. Martins boots are quite often worn to achieve the look, however, nowadays it is also heels that can really make it work.  
One of the most recent examples of the grunge look on catwalk was by Hedi Slimane for fall 2013 while Vogue Paris September issue brings grunge fever to life in an editorial with fishnet tights, checked shirts and biker boots photographed by Mert Alas&Marcus Piggott.

Here you can find a list of pieces to choose from and make your own grunge style.




Σάββατο, 17 Αυγούστου 2013

The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs 2

It was not long after I was back home from Paris when I decided to watch The Smurfs2. I hadn't read any reviews, I had absolutely no idea what the plot was about, I just thought that watching the movie would be a good way to pass a hot summer afternoon that I had nothing better to do.
And what a nice surprise… our beloved small blue creatures take us to a virtual ride all around Paris. Gargamel climbs up the Eiffel tower while Smurfette and her new friends Vexy and Hackus after bringing a complete chaos to a candy store fly over the Louvre museum,  the Jardin de Tuileries, Notre Dame and lots of Parisian bistro.


And the reunions don’t stop here. Niel Patrick is back and always has his way to make our eyes wet … He is a father now, but it’s mainly his understanding of the relationship with his own step-father that makes us want to hug him. And of course my beloved Clumsy is here as well always ready for new adventures.

Ok, as for the movie now…No, it was not that good, nothing compared to the first one. Unfortunately, the plot was quite indifferent and not imaginative enough. It didn’t come up to my expectations, but to tell you the truth I didn’t regret watching it. It was relaxing, funny and even moving at some points and in any case kids will love it.


Πέμπτη, 15 Αυγούστου 2013

...New blood in shoes...by Sophia Webster...

Sophia Webster
I don’t know whether what I like most about Sophia Webster is her shoes or visiting her so more than cute website and “walking” around…Fresh, girly but also sophisticated and modern both invite you to take a stroll into a world of femininity trimmed with strings, petit-pois and bonbons balls.
After working as design assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood for two years she launched her own collection for spring-summer 2013. Brazil-inspired Welcome to the Dollhouse was full of bright shades and has now given way to the Fall-winter 2013-2014 pre-collection. Her shoes have been already loved and worn by the most famous and glamorous such as Rihanna who has had her own style, the RiRi named after her.

Photos taken from www.sophiawebster.co.uk

Τρίτη, 13 Αυγούστου 2013

Chicken with rice

Chicken with rice
(for 2)

Ingredients:

For the rice:
1 cup long grained rice
Some peas
Some sweet corn
Olive oil, salt

For the chicken:
1 Chicken breast cut in small pieces
1 cup tomato juice from fresh tomatoes
1 teaspoon tomato paste
2 leaves of laurel
2 grains black pepper
Olive oil, salt

Rice:

Boil 3 cups of water with 4 Tbsp of olive oil and some salt. When the water starts boiling add the rice and lower the heat.
Boil the rice according to the instructions on the package. I usually prefer to boil it in very low temperature for around 15-20 minutes. (I like it a little overcooked ;) )
Don’t forget to stir once in a while. Just some minutes before the rice is ready add the peas and sweet corn and mix.

Chicken:


Put some olive oil in a saucepan, just enough to cover the bottom of it and heat it. When it is warm enough lower the heat and put the chicken. Let it cook from both sides until it changes color. Then add the tomato juice, the tomato paste and the laurel. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add 3-4 cups of water. Bring to a low simmer. Cook in medium heat for about 30 minutes until the sauce is thickened. 


Κυριακή, 11 Αυγούστου 2013

Fornarina fall-winter 2013-2014

End of July – beginning of August. This is officially the most boring period for fashion. I am already bored with the summer clothes, even with the sales and I’m looking forward to checking the new collections for autumn- winter. So, it came as a pleasant surprise that we could have a preview of Fornarina’s new season collection already on August 7th.
Fornarina girl insists on her perfect shape jeans and pants combining them with see-through chemises in girly pink hues or black.  And these are the two sides the F- girl is not afraid of combining. Transparencies, chic dresses, skirts and peplums show off her feminine side, leather and ankle boots underline her dark one, as well as her strength, independence and self-confidence. She is in mood for both sneakers and super high-heels. Although total black is the main statement for this season prints and florals are also present in quite a few items of the collection.


Picture taken from www.fornarina.com


Σάββατο, 10 Αυγούστου 2013

Tagliatelle with bacon and peas

Tagliatelle with bacon and peas

Ingredients:

Half package of tagliatelle
6 slices of bacon
Some boiled peas (half a cup)
150ml cream
Salt – pepper
Olive oil

1. Boil the tagliatelle in salted water with some olive oil according to the instructions of the package.

2. In the meantime start preparing the sauce in a non-stick frying pan. Cut the bacon in small pieces and put them in the pan. You don’t have to add any extra oil or butter because the bacon has its own fat. Lower the temperature and add the cream. Let it cook for 3 minutes and add the peas.

3. At this point the tagliatelle will also be ready. Take some directly from the pot and add them in the pan. Mix well. Then you can add all the pasta and mix again very well.


4. Serve with some freshly ground pepper.


Bridal underwear

For those who said “I do…”

Photos taken from www.intimissimi.com
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…And everything is ready for your special day…wedding dress, flowers, shoes…almost everything… Because if the other girls find it hard to say “yes” to the dress for me the real challenge would be to have the nicest collection of Bridal underwear and home wear not only for the first night but also for the honeymoon.
So, no matter what your style is, there is always something to make you sparkle. For the classics Intimissimi suggests Claudia Ancienne Broderie bra and tulle and lace Vintage Broderie Brazilian Panties. A vintage but also girly look in white tulle with small blue details is also offered by Yamamay.  Med always chooses the sexy style for the brides while Venus Victoria can provide you with a wide variety of easy to wear panties.
Photos taken from www.yamamay.com
And for my lucky friends across the Atlantic, you just have to step into a Victoria Secret store to find everything you need. The cocooning hoodies you want to wear with your pony tail, the sexy little things, well, for every occasion and even worse those for which you need just a few drops of Chanel No 5. ;) In case you don’t live in the States I wouldn’t risk ordering online since I’m still waiting for my last order for which however I received a total refund. But I guess it would be a pity to spend your whole honeymoon without underwear…or not? ;)
Photos taken from www.victoriassecret.com



Τετάρτη, 7 Αυγούστου 2013

Charlotte Olympia Archie shoe collection

Are you a Betty or Veronica?

It is not the first time during this year that we come across Archie’s girls Veronica and Betty. Some months ago we saw them for Mac cosmetics Spring Limited edition collection and taking into account the super cute packaging and Mac’s quality they definitely offered what we wanted.



And now the two girls are fighting over their shoes. Charlotte Olympia the English shoe designer presents a limited edition shoe collection which draws inspiration from the American vintage comic Archie and the love triangle. So, whether you feel closer to the brunette and more spoiled one Veronica or the blonde girl-next-door Betty there is a nice choice for you. Choose between the Carmen wedges or the Suede peep-toe pumps. A satin clutch finishes off the collection.
Photos taken from Vogue Paris



The collection will be on sale at Paris concept store Colette from November 1st , exclusively at the Charlotte Olympia stores in Manhattan, Beverly Hills and Mayfair as well as online at www.charlotteolympia.com

Photo taken from Photobucket


Τρίτη, 6 Αυγούστου 2013

The Hunger Games

Illusion, action, fear and hope …
In the Hunger Games 2012

Katniss and Peeta are traveling in a luxurious train being taken to Capitol after being chosen for participating in the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss volunteered to save her twelve year old sister who had been chosen by lottery as the representative of their province. Like them a boy and a girl from each of the 12 Districts of Panem will represent their area in a race until death. The fight is being broadcast live.

A race so old in which they have to fight against mother nature, beasts but also each other for survival…and at the same time so contemporary since like every reality show they should impress the sponsors, they should attract people’s love and take the highest marks they can. Among the participants there are those who have been practising their whole life for this fight and others like Katniss who for the first time have to come face to face not with death but with the strongest emotions one can experience in this cruel fight-to-the-death game in which only one can survive; only one will be the winner.



President Snow:     Seneca…why do you think we have a winner?
Seneca Crane:        What do you mean?
P.S. :                      I mean, why do we have a winner? I mean, if we just wanted to intimidate the districts, why not round up twenty-four at random and execute them all at one? It would be a lot faster.
[Seneca just stares confused]
P.S.:                      Hope
S.C.:                      Hope?
P.S.:                      Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. Spark is fine as long as it’s contained.
S.C.:                      So?
P.S.:                      So, contain it.

Δευτέρα, 5 Αυγούστου 2013

Mediterranean wraps with meatballs

For six wraps
(Δείτε τη συνταγή στα Ελληνικά παρακάτω)

6 pies
12 Meatballs(or some other pieces of meat left over from a previous meal)
2 tomatoes(cut into cubes)
1 onion(chopped)
Some chopped fresh parsley
Feta cheese
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Some salt

In a bowl mix the tomato, the onion, the parsley and feta cheese. Add the salt and olive oil and mix well.
Open one pie. Cut two meatballs in small pieces and add some of the tomato mixture.

Close the sides of the pie so that you form a roll.


Mediterranean wraps are ready!!!


[Gr]Σας περίσσεψαν καφτεδάκια από χτες? Να μια ωραία ιδέα για να τα χρησιμοποιήσετε και να τα απολαύσετε με  έναν διαφορετικό τρόπο... Για 6 wraps θα χρειαστείτε:

6 π
ίτες
12 κεφτεδάκια ( ή οποιοδήποτε άλλο κομμάτι κρέας σας περίσσεψε από κάποιο άλλο φαγητό)
2 μικρές ντομάτες κομμένες σε κυβάκια
1 κρεμμύδι ψιλοκομμένο
Λίγο μαϊντανό ψιλοκομμένο
Τυρί φέτα
1 κουταλιά ελαιόλαδο
Λίγο αλάτι

1.
Σε ένα μπωλ ανακατέψτε την ψιλοκομμένη ντομάτα, το κρεμμύδι, το μαϊντανό, τη φέτα και το ελαιόλαδο. Αν θέλετε προσθέστε λίγο αλάτι.

2.
Ανοίξτε μια πίτα. Κόψτε με το χέρι δυο κεφτεδάκια σε μεγάλα κομμάτια και προσθέστε μια δυο κουταλιές από το μείγμα της ντομάτας.


3.
Κλείστε τις άκρες για να σχηματίσετε ένα ρολάκι...Τα Μεσογειακά ρολάκια είναι έτοιμα...Απολαύστε!!!