Happy Halloween

I made this in a hurry and I was loving every part of it. I got obsessed with this costume just as much as the Black Swan one. The horns are made of cardboard, plastic and black scotch tape. I followed Kandee’s tutorial for the makeup and Jimmy helped me with his fantastic photographer skills.

May you all have a fantastic, spooky and fun Halloween!

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October: 7 lovely things

October is a fun month: Halloween is around the corner, the weather starts to get a little chillier and autumn leaves invade the streets. I am loving this time of the year in Europe and I am glad that I get to spend my first Halloween here. I have to tell you that here they don’t celebrate this holiday like in the US but I have seen many stores with pumpkins and bats here and there.

1) Some of the last roses of El Retiro’s botanic garden.

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2) Sunset running before Madrid wakes up.

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3) This lovely bathroom at a local coffee shop.

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4) Latest acquisition with autumn colors.

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5) Jimmy’s birthday! (October 31st)

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6) My lucky elephant. (It’s called Eli)

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7) Being the only human being under 70 while watching “The hundred foot journey” (which I loved by the way)

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What are you loving about this month?

 

 

 

Our new little home

I loved this place since I entered the first time and saw the natural light coming in from the windows. The apartment owners are the sweetest people you can meet. While they explained paperwork, all I did was stand there and enjoy what would be my new home.

I started mentally organizing the apartment and getting really excited how everything was going to turn out.

The first thing I did was clean the place like three times. After that, we had to improvise a lot. We bought two pillows and a blanket. They gave us the key to the apartment at 9 pm. We had little time to buy things for the night but we managed to sleep like babies in our new home.

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Next day was all about IKEA : my new best friend. We bought our furniture there and some decorations. I can’t wait to start my DIY projects for the house! (Yes, that peach wall is going DOWN)

What I am going to show you is just a temporary look of the apartment. We have been working like crazy and having strange hours of sleep. But I want to show you how it is coming along.

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Proud of my roots: 6 things I love about being 1/2 Greek

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When I was a little girl I remember feeling a little ashamed of my Greek second last name “Frangopoulou”. You have no idea how many nicknames I got thanks to that.

Today is a whole different story. I love being half Greek and half Italian. It makes me feel special. Thanks to my mom I learned how to speak fluent Greek and I love going to Greece and understanding everything.

Here six things I love about being Greek:

1) The food is spectacular. I love Greek salad and feta cheese is my favorite cheese of all time. Not to mention my mom’s “moussaka” and her amazing easter “chureki”.

2) My mom and I speak Greek when we want to say something private so no one will understand. It’s a plus when we do it with a little giggle.

3) I spend most of my Summers in Greece and I have to tell you: make this trip one of your lifetime’s bucket list, you won’t regret it.

4) You get to be a smart-ass when you hear a word that has a Greek root. Remember the movie “My big fat greek wedding”? Remember the bride’s father, how he used to tell people that every-single-word had a Greek root? Well, that’s me most of the time.

5) I just love the smell of Greek coffee.

6) I have a tatoo on my left wrist that says “Pistevo” that means “I believe”

I have to thank Andreas Dermitzakis for this lovely article in the Greek newspaper!

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 Here my tatoo

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