Take me there

One of my great loves, greek food, and greek cuisine's deliciously uncomplicated and simple, yet tastiest flavors, are hard to find outside the country's own borders. This place has been created by a Greek/Turkish couple and their love for what all the Aegean "Tavernas" and all the gatherings with great company alongside glorious food is all about.

Couldn't go last time I was in Miami but I am not missing this spot when I'm back in town..

Mandolin Aegean Bistro4312 ne 2nd ave miami, fl 33137  


Current mood

Lately it's all about these beautiful bright red tones, and the combo of a total red look with the right pairings is a top style for me. Here are some of my favorite pieces currently:

from left to right,

mary suede heels-ribbed beanie-faux fur clutch
velvet dress-mini bow bag-coat


Cod & corn chowder

Now that the weather gets colder (at least here), we are all up for consuming all kinds of soups;)
Lately, I found this recipe and thought I'd give it a try..and it did not disappoint at all. When you've run out of ideas of what you could possibly do with some left over cod pieces lying around in your freezer, this is the one to try: Cod & corn chowder. 

Kids love chowder when we get to order it while eating out and the addition of the oyster crackers completes the bill (look: fun part). Restaurants usually make it with clams and/or other types of sea "species" but using cod just make it an easy and fulfilling alternative. And that makes life better, right?

Cod & corn chowder


3 slices center-cut bacon

8 scallions/green onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch dice
2 cups 2 percent milk
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound cod, skin removed, chopped
2 1/2 cups cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half (I used cream)


In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; crumble. In same pan, sauté half of the scallions for 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add flour; cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes, milk, broth, thyme, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes. Stir in fish, corn and 2/3 bacon; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in half-and-half and 3/4 scallion greens; simmer 2 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with remaining scallion greens and bacon. Add oyster crackers on top!

Bon Apetit!


Shoe crush

A bit of a holiday spirit, a bit of a velvet, a bit of a 60s mood, a bit of black, a bit of sequins, a bit of a sock, a bit of goes with everything kinda style, a bit of I could wear it everyday, all day, these boots have it all :)

Instant crush from here



Take me there

In love with this mid-century feel of Hotel Tiki Tiki-Tulum, located in the middle of the jungle in Holistika, in Tulum town. Living in the 50's, IN the jungle and just a few steps from the town's action? In Tulum? Yes, please.


Designer of the week: Simone Rocha

Divine collection from one of my favorites, Irish girl Simone Rocha. This is SS18 from London Fashion Week.

Check out her beautiful stores as well here.



1/ experience the taste of a colorful candy mixtape
2/ browse through the pages of Nomas magazine
3/ listen to Kelela's new album again and again
4/ not wait long for Arket online in the US
5/ try out handmade pasta at A mano
6/ new make-up style techniques


Item of the day

The ever-so-glorious "Mille Feuille" hat (its title only is enough for it to be the it-fashion item right now) from the long time favorite Aussie girl, Karen Walker. I am dying now.


Erdem for H&M

Fantastic new collaboration once again from H&M, this time it's with fashion house Erdem and it's available November 2nd! Loving the laces and shoes and bags designs coming from another era..Well done!


Current mood: Somewhat sparkly

Current favorites with a bit of a sparkle on :)

1/ Naeem Khan exquisite gown look
2/ Limited edition advent calendar by Diptyque Paris
3/ Arc drop chandelier earrings by Annie Costello Brown
4/ Eye pendant by Aliki Stroumpouli
5/ Queen Anne pattern lace-ups by Keds x Rifle paper co limited edition collab collection
6/ Velveteen embroidery dress by Stories
7/ Monstera Iphone case with gold foil detailing by Rifle Paper co.


Zara home inspo collection

Such a beautiful collection once more from Zara home and their approach for Fall 2017. Always a fan:)


On my radar: Mazi, London

Greek cuisine at its best in this London restaurant Mazi. Old time classic all-delicious Greek recipes from octopus, tarama and fava beans to lamb stifado, loukoumades and galaktompoureko, they are all reinterpreted with a modern twist. And what about that cocktail list? Tzatziki martini with cucumber mastiha, gin and lemon? Take me there now please!

Mazi / 12 Hillgate St, Kensington, London W8 7SR, UK