Summer getaways

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Back from this.. after a weekend of blue horizons and ultra chilling time, I'm kind of short on words. See you tomorrow, my friends! xoxo
P.S. The above photo is from Lentas beach in located in Sourthern Heraklion, Crete.

Image by David Cuní.

Coastal inspired bedrooms

Saturday, July 30, 2011

With sore eyes from a rather distressed sleep last night, I try to wake up to a reality where dreams are traumatized and catch the warm sun rays as the vehicle to brighter altitudes. I wouldn't mind waking up in one of these sea breeze bedrooms, with the white wood and the greens and blues of the shore, the stripes and the rustics, far away from this absurd reality.

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Friday, July 29, 2011
Can please someone explain to me how some people are capable of starting a fire in the woods and still be able to even sleep at night? There is a huge fire going on in the south part of Crete destroying the fields and the olive trees I mostly love in this world. I feel so sad and frustrated and deeply confused about the evil parts of human beings. I might sound naive but I can't get it; how can one destroy his body and his lungs even for the greatest profit in the world? It just doesn't make any sense..

Image by Marco Suarez.

Thinking of the day

Image via Unique Home Stays.

Metohi Kindelis in Chania

Thursday, July 28, 2011

One can never be in peace when there is an internet connection around and all those little temptations right in front of his eyes. Like this centuries old, renovated farmhouse in Chania, Crete, only a few hours away from my noisy office. I simply love its rustic atmosphere, the Cretan aesthetics that form the building and its surroundings, the large and well-protected patio with the most amazing pebble floor, the old well and the abundant vegetation that blossoms around the whole place. Oh, and that archaic mint bathroom with the arched ceiling isn't just a masterpiece? Checking its availability asap! 

Images via Metohi Kindelis.

Mint and strawberries

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Feeling rejuvenated with these pinks and turquoises, the vintage and the romantic atmosphere. The bathroom in the first image captured my heart the moment I saw it, the majestic, ethnic influenced mirror above the mint claw bathtub and the simple and tidy, effortlessly organized space around it, isn't it a piece of art? 

Image credits:
1.Home&Garden, 2.Campagne Decoration (Photo by Montse Garriga/RBA), 3.Caroline Arber

Oh that floor..

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How can I resist this amazing bare and rough wooden floor with the extra wide planks? And the contrast it makes with the modern, sleek cut furniture and the delicate plaster ornaments on the walls.. simply beautiful.

Image by Jennifer Cawley.

Midday siesta

..utter silence in the heart of the summer.

Image credits:
1.Elle Decor, 2.Marie Claire Maison

Bringing some..

Monday, July 25, 2011

1.stool, 2.papyrus, 3.sofa, 4.throw, 5.rug, 6.bowls, 7.pendant

Sunday 30ies

Sunday, July 24, 2011
This Sunday has been all about cocooning and relaxing. That is the present to myself for my 30th birthday. After a most beautiful night by the beach celebrating the new decade to come with friends and BBQ and an entirely burning sun to wake up to, the sofa, my man and the fan seem like the best company ever.

Image via Livs Lyst.

Romantic nostalgies

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crystals and whites, textures and softness, girlie beiges and an utter romantic mood today. Weekend plannings, party by the beach, the breeze is cool no more and that decade is once and for all passing by..

Image credits:
1.Country Living, 2.Coté Ouest (photos by Jean–Marc Palisse via Sarah Klassen/Haute Design), 3.Lonny, 4.From Me To You


Friday, July 22, 2011

Letting the eyes wander, allowing the blues to intrude into the deepest parts of the mind, surrendering to the most tranquil horizons..

Image credits:
1.Bo Bedre (photo by Mads Mogensen), 2.Enrique Menossi

High and open

I love high ceilings and that feeling of ampleness they create. Which is profoundly emphasized when there is a glass wall in the room. Like the examples above. Such a majestic atmosphere! And the more I like them the more I have doubts about using them. Seriously, how easy it is to keep those extra large windows clean and spotless and how hot will such a place be considering the temperatures here in Greece during summertime? 

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Image via Bo Bedre. Photography by Mads Mogensen.

Decorate like a..

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

1.pendant, 2.armchair, 3.throw, 4.pillow, 5.rocker stool, 6.doorstop, 7.plates

Countryside getaway

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

With an overheated laptop and a hectic day ahead, this is the place I'd want to run away now. I wouldn't know whether to hang out at the unsophisticated pool or at the well-protected, cozy patio, though. A really cool lemonade on my hand is unnegotiable non the less!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

So hot in here. Only the unpretentious setting sun, diving blissfully into the pink silent waters can freshen my evaporating mind a little..

Image credits:
1.Sarah Maingot, 2.Susanna Blåvarg

The ideal weekend chilling

How was your weekend then? Was it with long and delightful breakfasts in bed, with invigorating baths and pamperings or with lazy afternoons spent on the chaise, drifted away by a thrilling novel?

Images of Hospedería Convento de la Parra via Casa&Campo.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

in a mind-blowing summer mode.
Wish you a beautiful Sunday! xoxo

Image via Romantique Maison.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

1.ladder, 2.candlestick, 3.table, 4.hand hooks, 5.rug, 6.chandelier, 7.pillow, 8.chair, 9.decanters, 10.chair

Idyllic weekends

Twin beds of an exquisite hospitality, soft pillows and handmade throws to accompany the chill country nights, innocent whites and girlie dreams of romance. Delicious breakfast in the coziest nook, bright sunshine hidden behind the vigorous leaves and hearted friends to chat about random things and the days that effortlessly go by..

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Flying away

Friday, July 15, 2011

"I do not know beneath what sky 
nor on what seas shall be thy fate; 
I only know it shall be high, 
I only know it shall be great."
Richard Hovey

Image via.

Jill's kitchen

What is not to love in these kitchens designed by Jill Sharp Style? The perfect mixture of rustic charm, the ample rural light making the bright indoors look even bigger, the black metallic accents, the amazing, industrial like doors and windows or the cabinetry, varying from traditional chic to plain, clean cut metallic shelving? 

Images via Jill Sharp Style.

Country style

Thursday, July 14, 2011

How inspiring can the simplicity of the rural aesthetics prove to be? With no vague decorations or profound expressions, in an utter harmony with the environment and a modest respect to nature, country style interiors meet the most of the deepest human needs.

Images via Côté Sud (found via aesthetically thinking).

Sleep time

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Withdrawing to my chamber, imploring Morpheus to cover me up with a silk, dream veil..

Image credits:
1.Caroline Arber, 2.Enrique Menossi

On quest

Today, more than ever, I seek the solitude, the wondrous place of mystical worlds, where promises of unsolicited dreams find their way into reality and form a figure of prosperity and ampleness. 

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Feeling like a..

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

1.sofa, 2.candlesticks, 3.pillow, 4.pillow, 5.magnolia, 6.chair, 7.chandelier, 8.table, 9.rug

Matala beach in Crete

Monday, July 11, 2011

These are some shots I took from yesterday's excursion. We drove to the south to visit the Matala beach, famous for it's natural rock caves, once used by the hippies as a shelter during their flower revolution back in the 60ies. After swimming into the crystal waters and enjoying cool raki over at a friend's cafe we continued our trip to Komos beach, just a few kilometers away only to catch the sun set behind the mountain horizon over the sea. The scene was beyond description, I wish I were a better photographer to pass over just a tiny taste of it. Spending time by the sea can prove to be the best anti-depressant ever. Summer I love you!

Images by me.