aThens sKirt BiKe 2014

16 Sep

 

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A ride in the centre of the city exclusively for girls of any age. The female friends of cycling will take their bikes, will put on their most beautiful dress or stylish skirt, their high heel pumps and will meet the Skirt Bike team at Technopolis, at the Athens Bike Festival in order to go on a ride in Athens on Sunday 21 September at 11:30 in the morning.

The Athens Skirt Ride conveys the message that cycling in the city is as natural as every day life and as fun as any trip downtown. We don’t need to wear anything special and certainly we don’t need to forget the clothes we love to wear. We will not sweat and we will not feel uncomfortable. We use our bike because and whenever we can – that is always!

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Have fun girls ;)

 

Αθενς!

16 Sep

Athens- Αθήνα by Constantinarium

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The neighborhoods of Athens inspire poems. Poets live in this city.

Poets of the past, echo the city’s charms, and emerging poets continue to write and get inspired in the city’s “arms”…

It’s Friday!

12 Sep

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11 Sep

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When you think all is lost, the things you need the most return unexpectedly.

Sussanah Cahalan, ‘Brain on fire’

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“No son los elementos los que determinan el conjunto, sino el conjunto el que determina los elementos.

Aisladamente, una pieza de un puzzle no quiere decir nada; es tan sólo pregunta imposible, reto opaco; pero no bien logramos conectarla con una de sus vecinas, desaparece, deja de existir como pieza: la intensa dificultad que precedió aquel acercamiento, no sólo no tiene ya razón de ser, sino que parece no haberla tenido nunca, hasta tal punto se ha hecho evidencia: las dos piezas milagrosamente reunidas ya sólo son una, a su vez fuente de error, de duda, de desazón y de espera”

George Perec,” Life a user’s manual”

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“You are a slow learner, Winston.”
“How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”               

George Orwell (1984)

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“He knew everything there was to know about literature, except how to enjoy it”
Joseph Heller (Catch-22)

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“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
Nikos Kazantzakis

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Georges Perec, Life: A User’s Manual

Thought of you…

10 Sep

by Ryan Woodward

Να ζήσεις Ειρήνη!

9 Sep

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Baptism Favors for a Special Baby Girl!

 

9 Sep

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“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”

 

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“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”

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“I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”

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“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”

Leo Tolstoy.

september mood…

4 Sep

By all these lovely tokens

September days are here

With summer’s best of weather

And autumn’s best of cheer

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Alternative Camping!

1 Aug

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It’s Friday!

1 Aug

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something Blue…

31 Jul

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Thanks HomeLife for the photos and the inspiration!

Why handmade soap?

31 Jul

We live in a day and age where the technological advances are many. Many of these advances are there to make our lives easier. When it comes to skin care, and the ingredients you put on your skin, technology is probably not what you had in mind.

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Commercially made soap usually contains detergents, fillers, chemicals, petroleum, high animal fat content, and irritants. Commercially made soap tends to be less eco friendly as well. While commercially manufactured soap usually costs less, the impact on your skin and the environment is less than desireable.

Natural handmade soaps are made with natural oils, have a high glycerin content, are better for the environment with no detergents or phosphates, and are never tested on animals.

Why handmade soap?

More natural. Handmade soaps are made with natural ingredients, not petro-chemicals or cheap additives.For example, we use natural ingredients like olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter – just to name a few. Handmade soap has a naturally occuring glycerin which is known to be beneficial to the skin. Many soap manufacturers remove this valuable glycerin and repackage it within their more expensive line. We do not do this. As a matter of fact, we are not aware of any handmade soap manufacturers that remove beneficial ingredients. You get this skin loving glycerin in the handmade soap process – Almost like getting a 2 for 1. Why pay twice for something that you should only pay once for?

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More quality. We use only top quality ingredients, many of which are food grade. If we can’t eat it, we wont use it*.

Essential oils / Scents. There are a vast variety of choices when it comes to handmade soap. From Lavender handmade soap, Orange Tangerine handmade soap – Lilly of the Valley, Cucumber Melon, Black Rasperry – Just to name a few. There is surely a nice selection to suit your taste.

Luxury. Once you try handmade soap, you may never go back. Handmade soap is very luxurious, has a creamy lather, and smells wonderful! Bath time has never felt so good!

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Environmentally friendly: We create a mild soap that is tested on willing human participants, and NEVER on animals. No phosphates or detergents!

Quality control. Handmade soap manufacturers put a lot of care into their products. They take great pride in the handmade soaps that they make. They are thoroughly tested by willing volunteers, feedback is provided, and the product goes to market after all approvals and comments have been taken into consideration.

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As you can see, using a natural product makes sense – Many of the ingredients are food grade, the soaps are highly aromatic with a wide variety of scents and essential oils to choose from.

*Handmade soaps are made with NaOH which is not to be eaten. This is the ingredient which combines with the oils to create a mild soap.

DIY: Facial-Body-Lip Scrub

30 Jul

Whether you run out of a product you need or simply want to try something new, these homemade cosmetics tips will be sure to come in handy.

Here are some great DIY Beauty product recipes that provide you with an all natural look free from chemicals and toxins.

Sugar Facial Scrub with Honey

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Read the recipe here.

Pretty in Pink Sugar Body Scrub

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 10 drops pink food coloring ( I used gel)
  • 5 drops sweet orange essential oil
Instructions
  1. Mix white and light brown sugar together, then add olive oil and five drops of pink food coloring. If you like a darker pink add five more.
  2. Stir pink food coloring in really well then add essential oils; store in a air tight container

Lip Scrub

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Ingredients: Basically, you’ll need some sort of main exfoliant, like fine sugar. Then, you’ll need some moisturising base (such as coconut oil and honey) that will also make it moisturising and lastly, food colouring. All you need is a tiny drop and this will just give it a fun colour. Oh! You will also need a little container or jar. Mine was from a cosmetic mask sample; I simply washed it out and it was perfect.

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Method: Combine all ingredients until you have the desired consistency. It should be quite sugary in the end but also have an even amount of coconut oil and honey. When you’re happy, spoon into the container and compact it in. See, super easy!

 

 

Apovathra Open Air Bar

29 Jul

To treno sto Rouf

Discover “Apovathra”, the outdoor haunt on the platform of the Railway Carriage Theater to Treno sto Rouf. Enjoy refreshing cocktails, delicious Greek snacks, hip DJ sounds, art exhibitions, video screenings and live musical performances. Escape to the coolest spot of the city this summer. Enjoy the atmosphere among the blooming oleanders and the subdued lighting from the train carriages of the unique Railway Carriage Theater.

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It’s Friday!

25 Jul

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