fashion, next best thing, Steal the style, street style, trends

Tails…are everywhere

Show your fashion happiness with your tail-tassel

One of spring 2016’s catwalk influences can already be as a street style favourite, even though it’s a microtrend. Pieces featuring trailing tassels and strips of fabric are all a-flutter around sleeves, cuffs, waistbands, skirt, trousers…!

See more here http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/street-style-runway-trend-tassles-tails/slide15

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collection, Color, design, fashion, Lifestyle

Buy one “lucky bag” and help one…child

The good cause trend…that conquered Mykonos!

For the past 20 years, photographer and artist Marina Vernicos, has traveled the world and managed to capture in her lens dramatic landscapes, architectural details, wild natural environments and breathtaking sceneries from Greek islands, luxury resorts, magical seascapes and unique everyday life moments. Her latest initiative is the creation of “The Lucky Bag” where part of the proceeds will be donated to her non-profit organization CREAID which supports underprivileged children in her country.

These handmade beach pouches and tote bags featuring photos of Marina Vernicos are made in Greece and are internally water proof. They can be worn in style for a cocktail at the beach, a yachting escape or a night out.

Lucky bag e-shop     http://www.theluckybag.com/

Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Theluckybag/

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food

Chocolate almond braid

An easy and tasteful recipe


Directions:
Lay out your puff pastry. Place your chocolate bar in the center, cut diagonal lines along the left and right side of the chocolate bar about an inch apart. Remove the corner pieces. Starting from the top, fold down the flap then alternate right and left until you are close to the bottom. Fold the bottom flap up and finish alternating between right and left. Tuck any extra puff pastry underneath.

Place the braided puff pastry on parchment paper lined baking tray. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle crushed nuts over.

Bake at 213°C for 25 minutes!

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food, Lifestyle, next best thing

Sweet stories in Konstantinidis

Christmas sweets from these traditional Pastry Shops 

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Kourabiedes and melomakarona are the traditional Christmas sweets, which we can’t live without them during the Holy days. In Konstantinidis you can find all kinds of chocolate-related sweets, the award-winning ice cream and of course, the one of a kind Konstandinidis millefeuille. Tasteful products in order to create the sweetest memories every time of the year!!

Visit the site http://www.konstandinidis.com/el/page

Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zaxaroplasteiakonstandinidis/?fref=ts

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Lifestyle, next best thing, trends

The Museum of Cycladic Art

A taste of Cyclades in the heart of Athens

The Museum of Cycladic Art is recently redesigned, the Cycladic Shop and Café, brings the minimal spirit of the Cyclades The award winning firm in charge of the remodel, Kois Associated Architects was inspired by the simple and thoughtful elements of traditional Cycladic art.

See more https://www.yatzer.com/cycladic-art-museum-shop-and-cafe

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food, xmas 15

Hot cocoa cookies

Rich, chocolaty and delicious

hot cocoa cookies

Ingredients:

For the cookies-
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

25 (apx.) large marshmallows

For the icing –
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Assorted sprinkles

directions:

Make the cookies-
1.) In a medium saucepan (or in a microwave safe bowl, using 50% power), melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
2.) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
3.) In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until well combined.
4.) Add the cooled chocolate mixture and blend until just combined.
5.) While mixing, add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then cover the dough and refrigerate about 1 hour. If making the dough a day ahead, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before shaping.
6.) Preheat oven to 325*F. and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat type liner. Use a tablespoon (or a tablespoon sized cookie scoop) to scoop the dough, then roll the dough in your hands to create balls. Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets, then flatten slightly.
Bake cookies about 12 minutes.
7.) While the cookies bake, cut the large marshmallows in half (crosswise). When the cookies have baked, remove from oven and press one marshmallow half (cut side down) into the center of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake another 2-3 minutes. Allow the pan of cookies to cool a few minutes, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.
8.) Prepare cookie icing by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing together with a whisk. Place wire cooling rack (with cookies on it) over a baking sheet (to catch any excess icing). Spoon a small amount of icing onto the top of each marshmallow, and use the back of the spoon to spread it a bit. After icing just a couple cookies, top with sprinkles before the icing dries.
9.) Allow icing to set up about 30 minutes before serving.

 

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Fall/Winter 15-16, fashion, Steal the style, trends

Soft clothes…volume 1

Feel me…i’m soft!

H&M grey mohair

Mohair, cashmere, furry, fluffy, suede, velvet and more soft wear are our favorite choise to dress up for this Winter. Cozy sweater, pants and dresses, filled with softiness, are made for loving them! So, what are you waiting…go out and find the best soft pieces that are in the market. Start with the mainstream clothing by H&M and Zara and continue to brands, like Ralph Lauren and more.

 

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design, Fragrance, next best thing, xmas 15

Soapy Christmas stories

I believe in this amazing “choco-factory”

Our favorite products, show us what they are capable for…and that is to create amazing and one of a kind things. This time, the not at all ordinary soaps, are designed in order to be given as a special Christmas gift to our beloved ones. Soapy houses made from glykerine and winter fragrances, are your answer to a special gift. What are you waiting for…let your self to the magical hands of the AST products, which are handmade natural body products that are maid with attention to detail and quality.

2 know It’s all about design, chemistry and quality, that is why Ast products aren’t at all ordinary. The pharmacist Asterios Asteriou treats our senses with the best organic and natural way.

Follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AstProductsNoOrdinarySoaps/?fref=ts

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food, Movie, xmas 15

Ginger bread popcorn

Watch Christmas movies and enjoy your popcorn

ginger bread

Ingredients
  • 14 C popped popcorn (approx ½ C un-popped)
  • ¾ C dark brown sugar
  • ½ C butter
  • ¼ C light karo syrup
  • ¼ C molasses
  • 1¼ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine dark brown sugar, butter, light karo, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. Boil while constantly stirring for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add vanilla and baking soda- soda will foam.
  4. Quickly pour over popcorn and toss to coat.
  5. Let cool; stirring every 2-3 minutes to separate while cooling.
  6. Enjoy!

See more http://www.the36thavenue.com/ginger-bread-popcorn/

 

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