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KIRA THIRA - JAZZ BAR IN SANTORINI

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If you happen to be in Santorini do not forget to pass by Kira Thira bar. It is a jazz bar in Fira with jazz music and well known sangria. The only bar in Santorini that didn't change the last 10 years or more.
I used to live in Santorini for a year and Kira Thira was one of the few bars that was open all year long and one of my best night destinations. I enjoyed the music (Bud Powell, Chet Baker, Oliver Nelson, Madeleine Peyroux and more), the drinks, the decoration and people. Kira Thira is a small and cute place playing live jazz music or organizing music events.
I remember the nights when it was so cold outside and we used to drink rakomelo and listening to relaxing music. During winter you can see local people like teachers or doctors that are working at the island and during summer you can see people all over the world from Australia to Canada. Kira Thira is my best bar kind of style: Small, cozy and warm. It satisfies all senses. 

Santorini during summer is full of bars and …

THIN OR CURVY?

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If you ask a man what is the most desirable thing in a woman's body he will say her curves. Hovewer, the answer is: "It depends". Some days ago I was at he gym doing aerobics. The instructor asked a lady: "What is your weight and height?" She answered:"I am 52 kilos and my height is 1,70cm". The instructor said that men like curvy bodies and that the best combination for a lady is weight: 54-57 kilos and height: 1.65cm. He kept saying that we were there to fix our body for men and men like J-lo bodies rather than very thin.
The issue here and as I see it from my point of view is that women should be as healthy as possible. Very thin or very fat are the two extremes. They should exercise drastically and systematically and eat healthy. It takes time but it worths the try. Healthy bodies are those that are vital, vigorous and sharp. A combination of exercise and healthy food and drinks can bring the desired results. So, the answer is you are ok with you…

BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS EVER!

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Ladies, here we go with a list of the best beauty products tested and with proven results!

1. The Moist collection hair products by Aussie. Say goodbye to dry hair and use shampoo, conditioner and 3 minute Miracle Deep Conditioner! I love it! My hair is silk, soft and manageable!My hair is AUSSOME!!
2. Maybelline great lash waterproof mascara: A classic relatively low price product and one of the best stay put mascaras on the market! It goes on super black, dries quickly, doesn’t smudge of smear and washes off well with cleanser. My makeup kit is never without it!
3. Essie nail polish! A wide collection of polishes with long lasting effects!
4. Rodial Bum Lift.A gel offering instant smoothing and firming effect on the appearence of your skin.
5. Eyebrow enhancer- Anastazia Brow Wiz.Wiz offers a brow pencil on one end and a brush on the other for gentle blending and grooming. Now you can recreate the look of brow hair with a brow pencil that draws the teeny tiniest of lines.
6. Dermalogica…

KNOWLEDGE IS A LIFELONG EXPERIENCE!

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Knowledge is something that is never ending. As I look back through the years, I have spend a huge amount of time studying for school and university. As a person, I like learning new things on many different subjects. That is why I pursued two master degrees and I finished studying at the age of 28. From this time on, I love reading books and novels and getting knowledge through the web. I will give you some ideas for those who are willing to enrich their knowledge and have already finish their studies or those who are willing to combine knowledge and pleasure.
London College of Fashion offers a really wide variety of different courses from Photography to Pattern Cutting. When I visited their website I said " Ok, this is one of my next steps! To visit London for three or four weeks and spend my time at the university in order to follow short courses". The courses that were of interest to me were: Sustainability- The impact of Marketing and Communication, Photography and Styl…

THE MOST FAITHFUL RELATIONSHIP!

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Well, before I was born, my parents used to have pets. By the time I was able to talk I played with my yorkshire terrie! It was the first relationship I was into, after my parents, my brother and my sisters.
If I turn back time I can remember playing with my sister and our dogs in the back yard of our house. As kids, we used to have fun with our dogs by wearing them clothes and shoes, painting their eyes with an eyeliner and trying to be their boss. If you are wondering what kind of dogs we used to have let me try to remember...Well, the kind that we used to have through the years were: doberman, labrador, yorkshire terrie, wolf dog, fox terrie and chihuahua.
Let me share with you two stories from the past that are really into my mind:
1) When I was a child I was playing in the playground which was close to our house. Suddenly, I saw a bush that was moving. I went closer and I saw a beautiful white puppie that was looking at me. Immediatelly I took it in my hands and went to my mother t…

SALE!

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January is the month of sale! Everyone looks for the greatest offers and tries to combine good quality and low price! Nowadays, the financial crisis has hit most of the European countries and not only. People try to satisfy neccesities and luxury items have been forgotten. Even me, that I am a consuming freak I look for bargains and I do not waste my time and money on expensive things. In the past, I used to spend all my earnings on clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry and scarves. I used to visit the hairdresser once a month for highlights and get my nails done every week. However, let me tell you something. Each one of us lives in a family, in a society, in a city, in a country. Each one of us is part of a greater social community and network. Each one of us is influenced from the person next to him. I live in Greece. When you see stressed, sad and overwhelmed people around you, you act in the same way. What I want to say is that personally, I do not feel like spending money and go have fu…

HOT MELTED CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION!

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Ingredients:
250 gr dark chocolate
250 gr Lacta chocolate
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 cup butter softened
250 gr hazelnuts not roasted


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. In large boal beat flour, eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. 3. Melt chocolates and butter.
4. Put hazelnuts in a mixer in order to become little pieces.
5. Combine everything in a large boal until well blended.
6. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.


The result:
Crunchy surface and hot melted inside. It satisfies all senses...


Additional tip: It can go well with vanilla ice cream!!


ENJOY!!!

NUTRITION! IT REALLY WORKS...

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Well, as I mentioned in my previous suspension, at this point I exercise and follow a diet simultaneously. When you read diet do not take into consideration that I eat one carrot and one cuccumber per day. This is totally dangerous and destroys your health. As most of us at some point, I gained some extra kilos by eating chocolates and fast food and watching movies with large portions of pop corn. When I reached the point when I couldn't fit my favorite pair of jeans the panic and anger came up. You should keep in mind that every single action we do daily passes first through our brain and then becomes an action. So my friend I took a piece of paper and wrote down the pros and cons of being fat and happy on one side and healthy and fit on the other side. The weight rolled at the fit side of the coin.
Well, it is not a big issue! Either you do it or not! Period.
I have to confess that first I started exercising and eating healthy food in big portions cause my stomach used to recei…

WELCOME LETTER

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BLOG CONTENT:

My blog includes mainly insights on issues that concern everyone based on "through own " experience posts. 
Plus, up to date fashion, beauty, design and lifestyle related picks.



BEHIND THE LENS:



​My name is Angeliki Papantoniou. 
I come from Athens, Greece. 
Fashion is my passion.
MY INTERESTS?
I am: A daughter A sister An auntA lifelong student enjoying short courses and seminars A freelance writer/blogger/editor A freelance stylist A freelance handmade jewelry designer

EXERCISE ON WHAT YOU LOVE MOST!!

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Just came back from Hatha Yoga class. So excited and blessed! One hour and a half of meditation, stretching and breathing. I urge you to try exercising with yoga. It is such a satisfaction! Besides, two weeks ago I started dynamically with Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and Aerobics. I combine all these activities in a week and I have to confess that the results have started appearing! 
Such a relief!
Exercising is the best you can do for your body and soul! Find time within your day and do whatever you love most. It might be walking, or swimming, or jogging. Exercise and you will not regret. Back through the years when I was a kid my mom used to take me to karate class, swimming, and ballet. When I grew older and I had a kind of opinion I started exercising on a horse. To make the long story short, horse back riding.

 I learned to balance on a horse, do dressage, jump fences an get the license to go to jumping shows. It was just fantastic! Then, I bought a horse from Holland an…