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Το Νόλαν ήταν ίσως το νο1 εστιατόριο που ήθελα διακαώς να επισκεφθώ ήδη πριν κι από την συμμετοχή του σεφ Σωτήρη Κοντιζά στο Masterchef. Η ιδέα της μίξης ασιατικής κι ελληνικής κουζίνας με μια comfort ανεπιτήδευτη όμως ταυτόχρονα φίνα προσέγγιση μου είχε κεντρίσει το ενδιαφέρον και με το παραπάνω. Για διάφορους λόγους κατέληξα να τη δοκιμάσω μόλις πρόσφατα και οι εντυπώσεις είναι εδώ:

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My Skin Story: Concerns & Routines

I never really had problematic skin. Even as a teenager I only had some very mild acne quite early on that seemed to balance itself out once my hormone levels settled. That was until a couple years ago.

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Get It For Less: The Season’s Must-Haves

This is a type of post I’ve been doing for a few seasons on my older fashion blog FASHIONISTA LOOKS and it’s garnered a lot of positive comments however I mostly like to do it for the fun of it! Hunting down the best low-cost alternatives to high end items is probably one of my favorite sports. I love a good bargain. And while no one can argue that designer items have a certain quality and craftsmanship that can’t easily be found chez Zara and co, if we were to buy into every so-called “must-have” at the beginning of each season, we’d go broke.

A lot of people champion the “quality over quantity” mentality, and that’s not wrong. But I won’t argue that I do love dipping my toe in a new trend from time to time just to shake things up without wanting the full commitment that a designer piece is. Not to mention that a lot of now-trendy, super recognizable items *cough* everything Gucci *cough* will be so passé a few years from now, anyone with a moderate fashion knowledge will be able to tell. When it comes to value-for-your-money items, I personally (emphasis on the ‘personally’ here) find it wisest to invest in garments that have a classic but not necessarily boring element to them that I know will last me a good while and simply have fun with a couple trends of-the-moment by making monthly trips to Zara, Mango and all these other affordable fashion havens. And yes, despite popular belief, you CAN find quality pieces in those stores. (The other day for example, I snagged the softest organic cotton t-shirt at Zara for a measly 6 euros.)

So, in short, here are the best low-end “dupes” of the season’s hottest items:

Get It For Less: Spring Must-Haves

 

 

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Münster, Germany

Back in November I got to visit Münster, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia that numbers over 300.000 inhabitants. It’s definitely not a much-advertised destination, and had it not been for my boyfriend who was there for a few months on an Erasmus scolarship, I wouldn’t have known about it, let alone visited.

I do find though that visiting lesser-known places gives me a much more accurate and authentic view of what a country is really like. Münster, relatively small and uneventful seems like a world away from the crowds and tourist traps.

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Brunch at Penny Lane Comfort Food

Το brunch είναι αδιαμφισβήτητα μια αγαπημένη έξοδος, που εδώ και χρόνια πλέον έχει καθιερωθεί και στην αθηναϊκή πραγματικότητα και κουλτούρα. Ναι, είναι αμερικανιά, αλλά από αυτές που μας αρέσουν. Το λατρεύω ειδικά όταν είναι αυθεντικό και διατηρεί αυτόν τον αμερικάνικο comfort χαρακτήρα που το κάνει τόσο θελκτικό, ειδικά για αυτά τα τεμπέλικα πρωινομεσήμερα του σαββατοκύριακου.

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Parc Monceau & Dior Exhibition, Paris

It’s been a few months since Paris 2.0 happened but something about this city makes me wanna go back. It always leaves you wanting more. The memories are still lucid in my mind and the nostalgia is lingering. January is a bit of a shit month so looking back on past travels and looking forward to upcoming ones is practically the only thing that keeps me going.

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Postcards from Paris: Day 1

Hello folks,

It’s been a week and a half since I came back from the city of lights and I’m still fawning over the pictures as if it was a dream. I always feel like that after travelling, I find myself wondering whether it really happened. Especially short trips can feel like a whirlwind romance of sorts. And they always leave you wanting more.

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Review: It Restaurant

Βράδυ Πέμπτης. Αποφασίζουμε με μια φίλη μου να βγούμε έξω για χαλαρό δείπνο. Μιας και βρισκόμασταν ήδη Κολωνάκι, το πρώτο που μου ήρθε στο μυαλό ήταν το It. Πάνε 4 χρόνια από τότε που το επισκέφθηκα τελευταία φορά αλλά διαπιστώνω ότι παραμένει σταθερή αξία στην ευρύτερη περιοχή, αφού συνεχίζει να γεμίζει με ενδιαφέροντα κόσμο ακόμα και βράδια καθημερινής.

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My Greek Summer vol II: Spetses

 

Summer lasts a little longer around here. It’s just started getting a little bit chillier, but everyone’s in their summer clothes still. However looking at the pictures from this summer it feels like ages ago. There’s something about coming back to the city that makes a switch flip immediately in my head and as soon as I’m on Athens soil I snap into Fall mode. So I’m now left with the memories of  a happy, carefree summer in the Argosaronic gulf.

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