Mar 4, 2018

childhood memories!

we don’t usually re-post from other blogs, but today we felt very proud that one of our favorite blogs has collaborated with one of our “childhood” favorite products, from Greece! 

Joanna, the talented owner of “a cup of Jo”, wrote a few days about a wonderful excursion she had with her boys, in their neighborhood in Brooklyn! & along they brought delicious snack yoghurts from FAGE. FAGE is a greek diary company, particularly famous for their delicious yoghurt, & its products can actually be found in many countries, outside Greece! 

enjoy reading Joanna’s post here!




Mar 2, 2018

“Never underestimate the power of a woman" ~ & of the right lipstick!

“never underestimate the power of a woman!”: this quote was hanging at my english teacher’s office & since the age of 15 it has stuck in my head {plus it has been witfully used a couple of moments, here & there!}

march is the month that is very much related with celebrating women’s power {since on the 8th march we celebrate the international women’s day} & we could not resist promoting the new elisabeth arden’s campaign of #TogetherWeMarchOn, & reese witherspoon’s limited edition red signature lipstick! 

the color is amazing, the message is powerful & 100% of the proceeds will go to UN Women, a global champion for women and girls; of gender equality and women empowerment !

check it out!






Feb 28, 2018

mood of the day ~ stay warm

Photo by Craig Whitehead on UnsplashCambridge, United Kingdom

Photo by Mihai Surdu on Unsplash, Bucharest, Romania

Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash, Boston, MA, USA

Feb 22, 2018

3 Michelin stars in deep snow

who said that you can only find a 3 Michelin star restaurant in New York, London or Paris? I was lucky enough to discover one in Megeve.
chef Emmanuel Renaut is the heart & spirit of Flocons de Sel. charisma, authenticity, attention to the smallest detail & technique lead to the creation of an exquisite menu... if you happen to be in the area, you definitely don't want to miss this "once-in-a-lifetime" experience. & right after your dinner, you will get the chance to visit the kitchen & congratulate the chef!




{all photos courtesy of Flocons de Sel Facebook page}

Feb 20, 2018

my favourite winter destination

since 2007 I have been visiting this place almost every year... &, although I am not a ski fan, I learned not only to love this tiny Austrian village, but also to look forward to my next visit!
Lech am Arlberg is a small "winter" wonderland! & it is an ideal destination for a short or a longer winter break!

{courtesy of Almhof Schneider}




where to stay:
Almhof Schneider: for a 5 stars & beyond experience
Kristiania: for a luxurious vibe

where to eat:
Schneggarei: nice & simple
Aelpele: amazing food in the middle of nowhere
{courtesy of Kristiania}

Feb 18, 2018

indulging in skiing fashion ~ racysuits

totally fresh suits, to be enjoyed not only at the slopes but to wherever your heart beats for fun!

and as it goes: "when the love of fun can no longer be contained in the soul and must be worn on the skin!"

buy the full collection of th amazing racysuits  & follow the trend @their amazing insta!

ski suit winter olympics fashion


ski suit winter olympics fashion

ski suit winter olympics fashion

ski suit winter olympics fashion

ski suit winter olympics fashion

ski suit winter olympics fashion

ski suit winter olympics fashion

ski suit winter olympics fashion

Feb 15, 2018

indulge in skiing fashion ~ Yves Salomon

this amazing vest by Yves Salomon is most likely the one you will wear to impress at après-ski!

Brown Long Rex And Fox Fur Vest yves salomon

Brown Long Rex And Fox Fur Vest yves salomon

Brown Long Rex And Fox Fur Vest yves salomon

Brown Long Rex And Fox Fur Vest yves salomon

Feb 14, 2018

happy birthday excitemelove!

7 years ago, excitemelove was born, dedicating a whole week to  st.valentine & lovely couples' shootings!

7 years later, & thousands of experiences, we go back to that week of 2011, to check those lovely pictures, that brought us smiles and warmth in our hearts!

happy valentines day {in a little-bit-nostalgic mood} !

post: valentines in the snow | photography: rebecca hansen 

post: valentines in the snow | photography: rebecca hansen

post: valentines in the snow | photography: rebecca hansen

post: valentines in the snow | photography: rebecca hansen

post: walking in the woods | photpgraphy: emik & yana

post: walking in the woods | photpgraphy: emik & yana

post: walking in the woods | photpgraphy: emik & yana

post: love me in style | photpgraphy: alison conklin

post: love me in style | photpgraphy: alison conklin

post: red sun | photpgraphy: kim le

post: red sun | photpgraphy: kim le

post: bow, arrow, hearts & confetti | photpgraphy: simply bloom

post: bow, arrow, hearts & confetti | photpgraphy: simply bloom

post: bow, arrow, hearts & confetti | photpgraphy: simply bloom



Feb 13, 2018

indulge in skiing fashion ~ the Moon Boot

it would not be a proper skiing fashion report, without including the famous "moon boot"!

our first choice is the very one that Olivia Palermo chose, back in 2014: the lime yellow one!

moon boot

moon boot Olivia Palermo


































































our second choice is actually a much more discrete design,which we could just wear every day of the winter: Tecnica Moonboot ® WE Pulse Mid Waterproof WP, in suede leather:

moon boot

moon boot


& of course, we would choose the classic Tecnica Moon Boot ® Vinile Met - Moonboot Vinile Metal ~ in classic colors: white, silver & gold:

moon boot

moon boot

moon boot

Feb 11, 2018

can you measure your bond with your country? {letters to each other}

my dearest natasha,

not living in the country i was born, i often ponder on what is it really that unites me with my country, with my nation, & in a wider perspective, how can i measure this bond?

well, the other day, i got my (or at least one possible) answer. i was invited by my sweet mother-in-law to join her for a ballet/modern dance performance; a kind of last minute invitation, where i knew nothing of what I was about to see & experience!

& then, a few minutes before the lights went off, i browsed the program, checked briefly the dance parts and skimmed down the list of the talented performers. & there he was… a greek-name-dancer… instantly i felt so proud & close to him, with the anxiety of getting ready to watch one of your good friends performing... & of course,  i wanted to stand up & say to everybody in the small theater: this is Stefanos, he comes from Greece!


Royal Theater of Copenhagen 2013. Dansk Danseteater. Love Songs. Choreographer: Tim Rushton. Photo: Bjarke Ørsted

Royal Theater of Copenhagen 2013. Dansk Danseteater. Love Songs. Choreographer: Tim Rushton. Photo: Bjarke Ørsted

Copenhagen Summer Dance 2016. Dansk Danseteater. Naked Feeling. Choreographer: Stefanos Bizas. Photo: Søren Meisner



{needless to say that the performance, "Don't Leave Me Alone", by the dansk danseteater was just breathtaking, like the ones you do not want to end!} 

what do you think? 

love, C.-

p.s.: you can read about the talented Stefanos Bizas here & you can read about the perfromance he choreographed here