This time current mood is all about the spring staples and for me that means wardrobe essentials that are versatile enough to double up their role with all the season's ups and downs. An oversized jeans jacket that can be worn from day till night, patterned scarves that can be used with tons of ways (see worn as a head scarf), a classic black backpack that can as well serve as a weekend getaway bag or the most comfy casual pants.
This is such an idyllic place, recently included in Travel & Leisure mag, is located in Mani, Greece, a really magical destination at the south of Greece, in Peloponnese. The landscapes of this area are one of a kind to start of, the majority of it surrounded by olive trees, rocks in every possible shape and the splendidness of the sea. Now this new retreat has taken place there, housed in an 19th century stone tower which has been renovated with the most adaptive to the surroundings way there is.
No words can describe the beauty of it, just check these photos won't ya?
The location itself is simply breathtaking..the architecture and the approach of design to the place take you to a whole new level of aesthetics (personally that's my favorite one). Minimal forms and simplicity so that nothing overwhelms the superiority of the region.
Yes, take me there to stare the ocean from the level where the oceanlike pool lies and sip into the raw elegance of the landscape with a glass of local wine..
Beautiful collection that's bursting with some of the most delicate designs for shoes and jewelry I've come across lately and which can easily become classics. I'm talking about one of my new favorites, Anne Thomas accessories. Check them out-
This is an original Italian Tiramisu recipe I've been using lately and I wanted to share as the result is really light and fresh (with some fluffy tiramisu cream y'all!) yes, try it and (please) consume it in two, three days the most as this is a dessert that must be eaten right after it's been cooled down in the fridge for the very first time and the cream is at its best consistency. It's coming from a lady named Lorenza..
Tirami su di Lorenza
3 eggs, separated
3tbs to 1/2 cup granulated sugar
250gr mascarpone cheese
200gr whipped cream, whisked till it forms soft peaks
1-1 1/2 box of ladyfingers
3/4 cup strong espresso coffee, cold
4-5 tbs brandy or Marsala
100gr dark chocolate (at least 60% cacao)
Beat the egg whites with the whisk attachment until a meringue is formed. In another bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar until white and fluffy. Add the mascarpone cheese into the batter of the yolks and sugar and beat until combined. Add slowly the beaten whipped cream and meringue. Whisk coffee and brandy or Marsala together and dip in it all the ladyfingers just for a second or two so that they get wet. Arrange half of them in a rectangular baking dish. Cover them with half of the cream batter. Do the same arrangement one more time. Use a serrated knife and cut the chocolate in shaves. Put the chocolate shaves on top of the cream. Put the Tiramisu in the fridge at least for 3 hours, up to overnight, until set. Enjoy!
High waisted bikini pants, gingham prints, white colors, relaxed dresses, straw beach totes, slip-ons, shirt oversized dresses, classic black all-in-one swimsuits are some of my favorite pieces that define my list for this summer and will definitely be in full use in the next upcoming months.