July 2021

Wednesday 21
Antetokounmpo powers Milwaukee Bucks to first NBA title for 50 years
• July 21, 2021
Athens, Greece
Giannis Antetokounmpo clinches NBA title for Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks, powered by a masterpiece from Greek-Nigerian forward Giannis Antetokounmpo for a second NBA championship with a 105-98 win over the visiting Phoenix Suns. Giannis' legendary performance powers Bucks to 1st NBA title in 50 years as he produced another performance for the ages, posting a playoff career-high 50 points, 14 boards, and five blocks to power the Bucks to a thrilling 105-98 Game 6 victory over the Phoenix Suns. "The Greek Freak" also joins Shaquille O'Neal as the only players in NBA history with three 40-point, 10-rebound games in a single NBA Finals series.
We are so proud of what you've done and who you are Giannis!

June 2021

Thursday 24
Chiara Ferragni in Athens
• June 24, 2021
Athens, Greece
Chiara Ferragni in Athens

Hi! I came to see how you are doing with that heat and to inform you that since yesterday Chiara Ferragni is in Athens for a short presentation that she will make today regarding her collaboration with Nespresso.
I know, you might don't give a damn about it, but just in case you do, you should know that she stays at the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens in Vouliagmeni, where the small Nespresso event will take place. Unfortunately it's not expected to visit more central locations in the Greek capital city. However, she'll probably stay for a while in Greece for family vacations and relaxation.

Monday 21
• June 21, 2021
Athens, Greece
Holy Spirit Celebration

Today in Greece we have the celebration of the Holy Spirit.
Although it's not a non working / public holiday for everyone, there are many Greeks who - as they are doing every year - took the chance and left those 3 days the city of their main residence.
This year, in fact, we may all have needed it more than ever, considering that for almost a year and a half now, we have been living under the shadow and losses of a pandemic, in all areas.
So have fun wherever you are and a happy new week!

Thursday 17
Dior CRUISE 2022 Live Show Athens 2021
• June 17, 2021
Athens, Greece
Dior CRUISE 2022 Live Show

If you are not one of the lucky official guests of Dior for the Dior CRUISE 2022 fashion event / show that will be presented live today at the Greek Kalimarmaro stadium in Athens, you can watch it in the link below. You shouldn't miss it. It will be amazing for sure!

Tuesday 1st
Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
• June 1st, 2021
Athens, Greece
Happy New Month!

Welcome June!

Happy New Month everyone!

Please stay safe and try to enjoy every minute of your life.

This photo is from today's walk in the historic center of Athens, early in the morning.
My God how much I love early morning walks, before work and before the rest of the world start their day.

On the background it's Acropolis hill and the name of the street I'm in is Aiolou, in Monastiraki neighborhood. If you are in Greece and especially in Athens this period, have a walk there - any time of the day - you are going to love it for sure!

May 2021

Sunday 30
Summer Essentials clothes, accessories and outfits
• May 30, 2021
Athens, Greece
Summer Essentials clothes, accessories and outfits

With such hot temperatures in May and looking forward and officially to the first summer month - June, I thought of writing an article with the five (5) absolutely necessary summer pieces - in clothes, jewelry, shoes and accessories - that you must have in your wardrobe if you are a girl or a woman (without wanting to limit myself to this) and which will fit with quick and simple movements in your unique style and any summer outfit.

April 2021

Not Just Any Sunday

• May 2, 2021
It's the Greek Easter!

Happy Greek Easter to all the Greeks around the world with good health, love, joy.
And again with Good Health.
“This year Easter is different” they say, but the truth is that last year was different too. Now we had thousands of dead, fortunately we do have a vaccine and unfortunately we also have thousands of people ignoring the federal warnings - thinking that this is an act of revolution against any state power - and go to spread the pandemic in the Greek countryside. For me “feeling tired” is not an option when people die. "I am tired" is not an option even when it will just hurt someone else in any way. I will not stand or care on what others do. This is the excuse of mediocrity. And I am not mediocrity. Neither should be you. Make the change. Become life. Stay alive.

April 2021

Friday 9
Sell online in Greece without your own eshop
• April 9, 2021
Athens, Greece
Start selling online in Greece NOW

Nowadays, e-commerce is more necessary than ever, in increasing the income of a company. But what if you don't have the financial ability or the partner you trust to build a good and functional online store?
Today we will see the most popular platforms these days in Greece to start selling without having to have your own e-shop and of course - in short - I will tell you what I think about them.
I also have a gift for you, a TOTAL FREE Code to start your own Etsy shop. Are you highly interested? See the relevant link - without any delays - by clicking here

April 1st

• April 1, 2021
Hello April!

Hello April! Keep us safe and sound pleaaaaseee!
Hello friends! Happy new month!

April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.
― Marty Rubin

March 2021

Tuesday 30
Greek Air Travel Deals with Olympic and Aegean Air
• March 30, 2021
Athens, Greece
Greek Travel Deals with Olympic and Aegean Air

We are all looking forward to this summer. In fact we love to think about where we could go, somewhere by the Greek sea - to be more carefree - on a Greek island possibly or on another mainland Greek destination. So today - the Greek Aegean Air comes along with the Olympic Air and they offer you an impressive discount on your travel tickets...

Thursday 25
Παρέλαση 25 Μαρτίου 2021
• March 25, 2021
Athens, Greece
200 years from the Greek Revolution!

200 years from the Greek Revolution: Personally, I am very proud to be Greek and my ancestors were these people who not only lived so heroically but just as heroically sacrificed their lives so that we - you and I, our parents and children and every generation from now on, could live free. The parade in the center of Athens was very impressive - if you did not see it you can watch it here and your best wishes for both this national day and my name day really moved me. However, my joy is greatly diminished by the fact that there are people right now who are dying outside the ICU because they can't find a place inside and no matter how hard the Greek media try to convince us that it's OK, it's not so serious, imagine that it could be you or me or someone you love, who - if he had the ICU at his disposal when he needed it, he would be able to live and become well and not another registered victim of the pandemic. Happy Birthday Greece and I'm sorry. For so many people who sacrificed, you deserved better.

Saturday 6
• March 6, 2021
Athens, Greece

The narcissists and how to spot them in your life

I can only imagine that you came across this article to see if someone close to you who significantly affects you is a narcissist or has elements of narcissistic behavior.
And I don't mean by the innocent myth of the beautiful Narcissus who fell in love with his image in the reflection of the water but in the very negative sense of the effect of narcissistic behavior possessed by toxicity in the words and actions, something we read and see lately almost everywhere.
If you just want to know if the person you are interested in learning about has narcissistic behavioral disorders, read...

Tuesday 2
• March 2, 2021
Students Get Canva Pro for FREE!

Let's face it people!
Canva is turning to a very useful tool for many of us who want to create beautiful designs as easy as with a simple drag and drop.
For some people the free version is just enough but so others definitely need the pro. For example if you are a student and you need to get Canva Pro totally free for a year's period, here's what you should do:

Monday 1st
• 1st of March 2021
Athens, Greece

🌷🌸🌹🌺 March it is!

"Good morning, happy week and a happier month!"
This must be one of my favorite combo wishes, it all starts together: Day, week, month, all very promising and hopeful or at least that's how I want to see it at every beginning even though the desired result doesn't always occur as I was planned to be.
Like yesterday when I was thinking about all the previous year's resolutions and the new goals I had set for the year 2021 at its beginning (except of course for me and my loved ones to stay alive and healthy) and realizing that February has already passed and I am NOT on the ideal path for the other goals I was a little stressed, something I admit wasn't in the most creative way but today I decided to change it and work on achieving my short-term and long-term goals with more discipline and consistency.
So whether you are in the same phase - and you might need this a little bit more or not, I wholeheartedly wish you all to have a Good day, happy new week and a happier new month!

February 2021

Saturday 27
Ορός Korres Μαύρη Πεύκη 3D Serum Ανόρθωσης και οι κρέμες Liftactiv Supreme της Vichy
• February 27, 2021
Athens, Greece
Face creams I used this month

Tomorrow is my best friend's birthday (normally of course it is on February 29, so he officially grows up every four years for that and he remains a child).
So as I was thinking that "we all grow up very fast" (except as we said from my best friend and other people born on the same date) and on the occasion of one of your last three questions that you have sent me for reviewing face creams that I have mentioned in the past, I thought it could be a good idea to let me inform you about the new combination of face creams and serums that I have been using for the last month.

Monday 22
• February 22, 2021
Athens, Greece

Happy new week!

In Greece we are saying that thing about riding bikes “just like riding a bicycle” that includes other things too, that once you’ve learned doing them, you never forget how to do them again, no matter how much time has passed by.
Like that We Don't Ever Forget How to Ride a Bike we could suppose that flying a plane would be exactly the same.
But what’s the truth?
Are pilots getting rusty and forget how to fly?

Tuesday 16
I hate snow
• February 16, 2021
Athens, Greece
Greece dressed in white

It's snowing today, it's snowing all over the place, in the biggest part of Greece and of course in Greece's capital city (Athens) and in fact downtown Athens, in its center.
As much as I'm happy with the joy of some kids who went out to play with the snow on the sidewalks, I can't stop wondering when this will end for the sun and the temperature to rise up high again.
As you might have understand from my previous posts, I've never liked the snow that much - neither the snowy landscapes, unless I'm somewhere really warm and I have nothing to do outside in the snow and the cold the whole day.
In fact, maybe part of my dislike for snow is because I may have been forced to have fun playing snowball fights when I was a toddler, which I didn't enjoy at all, but I had to do it because everyone thought it was fun (or they were pretending it was fun too) and when you are a child you definitely don't want to feel that you are staying "out of the game".
However, I think that there are many of us who are united by the slogan "Sun and sea, spring and summer forever" and if you want to read more about it, there's a relatively recent article of mine (from just two years ago) entitled "Five reasons why we hate snow».

Sunday 14
Greece as a gastronomic destination
• February 14, 2021
Athens, Greece
Happy new week with good health!

Happy Valentine's Day my loves!
All the best to whom is in love with another person, with life, with the springtime, with quality food, with travel as a life style and with whatever make you the happiest of all!
Today I am sharing a tribute from Lonely Planet that nominates Greece as a Sustainable Travel Destination among 10 - in total - sustainable people and places.
So according to the Lonely’s Planet tribute Greece may not be known worldwide for implementing formal initiatives surrounding sustainable practices, but informally, Greeks have been green for centuries.
The age-old habit of growing vegetables, harvesting olives and preparing silky oil, and cooking up a storm with tomatoes, fresh fish and wild greens is the norm for most folk

Monday 8
Online travel due to Covid
• February 8, 2021
Athens, Greece
Happy new week with good health!

Happy new week with good health for all of you! Here in Athens we've enjoyed a weekend with wonderful Alkyonides days and a traffic ban from 18.00 to 05.00 in the morning - because of Covid lockdown - making our need to go out and travel bigger than ever (especially for those who live in Athens or other cities with the deep red danger due to coronavirus). For those of you who feel me and are sending me a heart with a virtual hug to make everything feel better, I uploaded today a new article with some of the best online applications that allow us to travel around the world from the safety of our living room.

Monday 1st
• February 1st, 2021
Athens, Greece
Happy New Month folks!

Welcome February! We love you even more through your differences. Be wise, keep us safe, happy and creative!

January 2021

Sunday 31
25 χρόνια από το βράδυ που χάθηκαν τρεις ήρωες στα ΙΜΙΑ
• January 31, 2021
Athens, Greece
25 years since we've lost three heroes at IMIA

Today there are 25 years since the military crisis and subsequent dispute over sovereignty between Greece and Turkey in 1996. 25 years since the greatest Turkish challenge to the indisputably Greek islands of Imia in the Aegean, marked by the death of three heroic officers of the Greek Navy, of Lieutenant Christodoulos Karathanasis,
of Lieutenant Hector Gialopsos and
of the originator Panagiotis Vlachakos:

Immortals Greek Heroes.-

Sunday 24
Porto Katsiki beach Lefkada Greece
• January 24, 2021
Lefkada, Greece
One of the best beaches in Greece

Last week I was looking back at Porto Katsiki's photos, the famous beach of Lefkada which is also considered to be one of the best beaches not only in Greece but in the whole Mediterranean and so this Sunday I decided it was time not only to tell you but also to show you many interesting and useful things about it.

Sunday 17
Porto Katsiki beach Lefkada
• January 17, 2021
Athens, Greece
In the heart of winter I will always raise summer

Sunday 17 January today (is the day of Saint Antonios and tomorrow the day of Saint Athanasios - Happy birthday to those who celebrate their name day), the feast of Saint Antonios is considered - traditionally - to be the heart of the winter and if you take a look around you (ok maybe not for us who are staying in the center of Athens, but in many other places and locations of Greece) the snow and the bad weather will not refute it.
Even if I am happy with your joy for the snow and all those photos you are uploading out in the cold (if you have somewhere warm to stay after) and the picturesque phrase of the "white day" that we jokingly waited to see after the troubles and anxieties of 2020 - you know me - I remain tamed in the summer (and in Spring of course) and my rebel soul shows it in every way. Hence today's photo from my favorite Lefkada island and its famous beach, Porto Katsiki and I hope that in just a few months we will be able to swim again in that heavenly light blue sea 🎏
May you all have a relaxing Sunday and a happy new week!

Saturday 16
The Three Loves Theory Helen Fisher
• January 16, 2021
Athens, Greece
The Three Loves Theory | Helen Fisher

Baby it's cold outside and is snowing all over the country so this tough Saturday during the Covid lockdown we are going to talk about Love that "warms the cockles of our heart" and the famous Three Loves Theory of Helen Fisher, the American biological anthropologist, human behavior researcher and self-help author, who proposed that humanity has evolved three core brain systems for mating and reproduction.

Thursday 14
5 Best Motivational Podcasts
• January 14, 2021
Athens, Greece
5 Best Motivational Podcasts | 2021

Are you stuck in a rut and need some guidance to help you move forward?

Well, read this:

The rise of audio content is expecting to be huge in 2021.
As so many lockdowns have forced the nation to get out and walk, instead of listening to music, people are choosing to listen to podcasts.

Whether you are feeling you need a reason for actions, willingness, and goals because you are stuck in a bad situation happened to you in the past or even right now in the coronavirus time you need to find the burning desire in you to move forward.

How this can happen?
Everyone is different and might need something else to figure it out but I'll tell you my winning project...

Wednesday 6
Flaming Capitol January 6, 2021
• January 6, 2021
Greece, World


Today - in the midst of a very contagious pandemic - the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece bypassed the decisions of the government - having its practical tolerance - and opened the churches along the country for the celebration of the Greek Orthodox Epiphany. On the other hand in America, angry Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol (of course they were white, they probably would have been shot just only with the thought of doing it - if they weren't white) and a large part of American people proved that “If you look at the monster for a long time, in the end you start to look like him”. Ah! And (just in case you're wondering) what Putin did, today he finally opened the good vodka he kept for special occasions (and not because the old Russian calendarists celebrate Christmas Eve).
Well done so far 2021! (of course I am kidding) Take care! 💋Filia!

Friday 1st
WhereIsLilyNow?Jean-Michel Jarre VR Experience in Notre Dame Live 2021
• January 1st, 2021
Athens, Greece
Wishing you a Fabulous New Year!

The Attic night sky was lit up by fireworks at the turn of the year and people from its balconies shouted as if we were in Wuhan. I hope you had a wonderful time, alone or with friends and family, I hope that you were safe and forward-thinking and I wholeheartedly wish the new year to bring us health, the end of the pandemic and all the best!
Today's video is from the 2021 countdown to the change of the year in the spectacular electronic virtual live concert of Jean-Michel Jarre and just like that (in a symbolic way) I wish it'll be this New Year for all of us!

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