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Guest Post-Mojitea // Iced tea mocktail

June 3, 2015

I’m a big tea drinker, but with summer approaching, I feel less inclined to drinking piping hot cups of tea. I need something more refreshing so I naturally turn to iced tea. I used to live in a town that had a pretty rad tea shop which made a delicious iced tea mocktail, called the mojitea (isn’t it a great name?), but now that I moved out, I can’t go there and enjoy it as often as I’d like anymore. So I decided to recreate it at home! Turns out it is super easy, and so delicious and refreshing that I’ll be enjoying it all summer long!


To make a mojitea, you need to brew some iced tea first. For 1 litre of iced tea you’ll need:
- 4 tbsp (or 2 teabags) mint flavoured green tea (for other uses, you can make iced tea with 
any of your favourite tea! But use mint or unflavoured green tea for the mojitea)
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 litre cold water (4 cups)
Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate overnight.  Strain and discard (or compost!) the tealeaves, and voila, your iced tea is ready!
Now prepare your drink. For 1 serving of mojitea, you’ll need: 
- 2 quarters of a lime (choose organic if possible as non-organic ones have their skins treated with chemicals)
- 1 tbsp cane sugar
- The leaves of 1 mint sprig
- Mint iced tea (you’ll need a bit less than a cup to 1 cup tea per drink, or 200 to 250 ml, depending how big your glass is)
- Ice cubes
In a big glass, muddle the sugar, mint and lime. Add a few iced cubes and top with iced tea. Done! 
Now all you have to do is to enjoy your drink in a sunny place! Drink with a straw, muddling the lime and mint and mixing the sugar as you go!

For a sparkling version, brew a stronger iced tea (increase the tea by 1 tbsp or use 3 cups of water) and top the mint and lime mix with 2/3 iced tea and 1/3 sparkling water.


 Happy summer nights to everyone!
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Hello Sailor

May 25, 2015



































(big thanx to Marina for the photos)

Hello friends! Yes, I have some pretty exciting news...well in case you haven't seen it already on my instagram or facebook account I'm nominated for this year's Marie Claire Blog Awards, in the category High Street Heroes. (*ridiculously big smile on my face right now*). Two weeks ago the first To know us better lunch took place in a colorful garden in Athens, and I was so excited to finally meet the girls I only knew via their blogs, and the social media. Also we had a chance to talk with the lovely ladies of VIVIFY, which is the sponsor on our category. Vivify is a innovative beauty lab (with four beauty salons in Thessaloniki and Athens) that specializes on scientific Cosmetology. Last Friday I had the opportunity to visit in person, their salon in Thessaloniki, and I got my self the best beauty-relaxing treatment like ever! The girls chose the most suitable facial treatment, based on my skin needs, and I only had to seat back (actually if I could steal their massage chair, I would have done it, no doubt!) and enjoy the most relaxing two hours ever!  I can say for sure that I was feeling so much lighter and definitely more refreshed after my mini therapy.I can't wait for my second Vivify session...it will be all about the body, so stay tuned for more info! Until then check out all the categories and the nominees HERE. Also find me on Instagram & Facebook and stay tuned for updates, award news, activities and events. (Plus the hashtags #mcblogawards15 #blogawards #vivify  #vivifythebeautylab will keep updated on instagram.) 

Cheers! ♥♥


You

May 4, 2015


...will hide away and find your piece of mind, with some indie record that's much cooler than mine.

Taylor Knows.


Guest Post - The girl named love // Fashion Feature + Giveaway

April 30, 2015



A white skirt is a wardrobe staple, a chameleon, a jack of all trades. See how to style this versatile item in 3 different ways. 

The no brainer: Classic case of what to wear to work / I have nothing to wear in my wardrobe / too sleepy to even think about getting out of my pajamas. Fret not! Grab said versatile piece, add your favorite slouchy oversized shirt and your Chuck Taylors for a cool boyish touch (okay and comfort). Accessorize to your hearts content, I went for my subtle minimal gold jewellery and glittery nails for a little bit of sparkle. 

























Weee it's the weekend: Nothing says spring like a bright white skirt teamed with a cool t shirt and a denim jacket thrown over the shoulders. This look is perfect for long lazy pic nics in the park chatting away with friends and munching on tapas and a cheeky wine. What are you waiting for? Go get dressed! 

























To, uh oh, those summer nights: A bit of romancing perhaps? Glimmering dimmed lights, exquisite food and your significant other or maybe a night out in the town with the girls to your favorite bar? Either way you have the outfit at the ready! Opt for a monochromatic palette to create contrast between the pieces. I like how the skirt is the main focus here.

























So to celebrate my first ever guest post Lorelai and I have a giveaway for all of you lovely people! We are giving away one of my favorite Little Darling* pieces, the tiny halo circle necklace -it's been one of my shop's best sellers too! I have a shop on Etsy selling lots of pretty little things, have a look if you like (here) Little Darling* started out as a hobby 7 years ago but has grown into this beautiful world where I can get lost anytime I want to.I love a good jewellery making session on a lazy Sunday listening to jazz. May the force be with you peeps! 

Guest Post - Dragon Fruit Jelly by Creative Tsouf

April 27, 2015







Pitaya or Pitahaya or Dragon fruit is an exotic fruit from Mexico with a smooth neutral taste. The truth is that the reason I firstly bought it was its appearance. I love this pink color and the combination of the black and white inside! Of course it tastes good, too. You can make smoothies, ice cream, fruit tarts or just eat it raw. 

I made this easy and stylish dessert with 3 simple ingredients: 
One pitahaya  ||  3 tablespoons of sugar  ||  2 sheets of jelly 

First of all wash the fruit with cold water and cut in the middle. With a teaspoon empty carefully without hurting the flesh - you have 2 cups now. Put the jelly sheets in cold water and when the get soft enough put them in a small saucepan with the fruit and add 3 tablespoons of sugar. Leave the blend to boil for 3 minutes. Now, pour the blend in the 2 cups and put them carefully in the fridge for 5 hours at least. When the jelly is frozen enough you can cut in small pieces to serve.


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