Monday, November 16, 2009

Welcome!



Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
Well, I (gulp) actually created a blog after so much time thinking about taking the plunge. There are so many bloggers out there, my fears that held me back were "What do I offer?"
Well, I am one of those people that loves so many things such as fashion, how to make yummy yet healthy recipes for the week, trying to stay fit (so friggin hard) as well as being a mom to an active 3 1/2 yr old boy.
I have always been a person that enjoys her privacy in that my writings have always been pen and paper type journals. I will continue to do this for as long as I can, but on the flip side, I have always been the gal who has been touted as a 'wealth of information' on various topics of interest that really surprises people.

Rest assured, I am not into morbid depressing tidbits/info bytes as I feel we have enough of that information out there as it is. My mission is to empower you and make you learn something new when you read my tidbits. Maybe make you laugh a little (smile).

I love learning (and not in the boring text book methods..lord knows I have had enough of school) and whether we realize it or not we can learn something new just by having a simple conversation with a friend or someone you meet at your local hangout of choice.

So.. here goes!
If anyone is visiting New York City between November 17, 2009 - February 27, 2010
Don't miss-THE ORIGINS OF EL GRECO ICON PAINTING IN VENETIAN CRETE
The Onassis Cultural Center will present an extraordinary group of 15th and 16th century paintings, including early works by El Greco. Curated for the Onassis Cultural Center by Dr. Anastasia Drandaki, Curator of the Byzantine Collection at the Benaki Museum, Athens, The Origins of El Greco will include approximately 46 exceptional works from public and private collections in Greece, Europe, the United States and Canada, many of which will be traveling for the first time.
Admission: Free!
Visit the site
http://www.onassisusa.org/

Did you know?
That on this day November 17, 1973, the Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973 was a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. The uprising began on November 14, 1973, escalated to an open anti-junta revolt and ended in bloodshed in the early morning of November 17 after a series of events starting with a tank crashing through the gates of the Polytechnic.

That was the past, which should never be forgotten.
Let's focus on the present to make a better future. Take a look at this breathtaking website on one of the cities I love most in Europe. I could be biased because I am Greek. :)
http://www.breathtakingathens.com/
~Fashion Byte~
I am certain we all know what a Burberry trench coat is and we all would love to covet one. Congrats to those who own one, I succumbed to a knock off scarf in NYC Chinatown (shh..don't tell) and you can imagine my glee when I found one in the donations pile when working at CBS TV doing community service back in the 90s. I was heartbroken when the trench was a MEN's size and it was HUGE, so I kept it for a long time trying to use my poor sewing skills to alter it to my size.
You can imagine that my heart skipped a bit when I saw this picture of this Cool Chic (I looked like that once..yeah right) on how she repurposed the lining of the trench. Imagine that! Who would have thought of wearing the Burberry liner as a long vest! (and not end up looking like a spy). If you like, you can actually post a photo of yourself (or someone else who looks fierce wearing it) at
Until then....keep smiling!

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