Designer of the week: Simone Rocha

One of my most favorite and adored designers from the (relatively) new blood of fashion, as of course you might have as well read on my previous posts here, Simone Rocha. I love her. This is her F/W15.


Chocolate skateboards

Just HOW cool are these boards from CHOCOLATE? I love every single artwork displayed on them, if you haven't checked them out yet, please do so. I am definitely making my moves on buying one for my oldest kiddo who's becoming kind of a skate "freak-o"..:b

Some of the skateboards are especially designed to help deliver an Aids free generation, so don't forget to check out those special edition tees and decks, I fell in love with the one designed by Sage Vaughn, just brilliant.


The little things

/freshly brewed coffee/

/pumpkins everywhere/

/hot dogs with crispy onions on top/

/sunny weather in november/

/homemade chocolate souffle/


butternut squash soup with apples

This soup is an absolutely wonderful one, prefect for this autumn weather and it's been cooked on a regular rotation here. The kids will love it, the combo of the butternut squash and apples is brilliant and the ingredients are those one can find in their kitchen pantry rather easily.

I have been adjusting the recipe according to what I may or may not have in my pantry, so I have even used butternut squash from a can (yes!) and it has turned out equally perfect. Just don't be reluctant on trying out this one if you don't have all the ingredients (use ground ginger if you don't have the fresh one)!

I also like to add a dollop of greek yogurt on the top of the served soup along with some freshly grounded pepper..Try it if you feel fancy, it adds a nice spin to it :)

Butternut Squash Soup with Apples (adapted from Sweet fine day)
(serves 4-6)

3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
3 slices of fresh ginger
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
2-3 tart apples, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
4 cups chicken stock
Salt and Pepper to taste

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onion and ginger, cook and stir for several minutes until the onion has softened. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the squash is fully cooked. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove the herb sprigs and ginger slices. Puree the soup until completely smooth in the pot with a hand-held immersion blender (or in batches in a regular blender or food processor). Reheat the soup when ready to serve.



So stocked with this band.

After all those years, I've been trying to see them playing live but with no luck. I finally fulfilled my wish when I found out they were to visit my places. I'm telling you, there were these sudden feelings of joy and anticipation together that knocked on my door out of nowhere. So what was awkward and fulfilling at the same time was that I would attend their show not in both of mine and theirs "root town", but during their "now running" north American tour. I am so proud of them.

Their live at "The Masquerade" was brilliant and all of you Atlantans that missed their performance, oh, I feel so sorry for you..This band is rad, their songs are addictive, really one better than the next.
Just do me a favor and check them out, their latest album: "Now I'm ready" has just been released, this is one of my favorite tracks: "Benighted"by Keep Shelly in Athens.