Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Passion for Sunset at the Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion

If you ever find yourself visiting Athens, you must definitely add a visit to the Cape Sounion on your “To do List”. The best time would be to visit this place just before sunset so that you can witness this magical experience. Go there at around 19:30 pm if you are visiting in the summer. If you are into mythology this is the legendary place where Aegeus, king of Athens, fell into the sea when he thought that his son Theseus was defeated by the Minotaur, the legendary monster that lived in the palace of Knossos on the island of Crete. Theseus had travelled to Crete to kill the Minotaur and his father had instructed him that if he was successful in the defeat he thus would hoist a white sail on his return home. Upon his return he forgot to change the sails thus returning with the black one. His father seeing the black sails and thinking that his son is dead, fell into the sea and drowned. The Athenians named this the Aegean Sea. Greece is famous for its mythology, come and experience it for yourselves. Until next time. xoxo ES

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Passion for Elena's Cooking Corner: Paella

Happy Sunday everyone! How has the weekend been so far? Anything exciting happening? Do tell! Today I will be sharing my Paella recipe which is currently on my list of favourite meals. Great to cook for dinner and impress your friends with your cooking skills. Start writing down the recipe:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Passion for Three Island Cruise - Hydra, Poros, Aigina

On Sunday I spent the whole day on the three island cruise with Olympic Cruises. I have been on  a similar cruise years ago, yet it was a magical experience that I relived once again and definitely recommend to anyone who is visiting Athens. The journey begins from the Marina Flisvos at 08:00 am where you can enjoy a great breakfast on board, followed by the first stop (in approximately 3 hours) on the island of Hydra. Here you will spend around one hour and 30 minutes after which you make your way to the next island which is Poros. During the journey from Hydra to Poros we were served Greek style lunch, accompanied by live entertainment! 

You don’t get to spend much time in Poros but enough to climb up to the Clock Tower and to soak in the captivating sea view. Final stop is the island of Aigina where you get to spend about two hours. If you wish you may join an extra excursion by bus around the island or enjoy a couple of hours on the beach. The boat leaves Aigina at about 18:15 pm and you can finally unwind after a full memorable day. However the show must go on therefore you can also spend your time dancing away and drinking the signature cocktails on board, like Ouzo Smash. I didn’t try one of the two but it was fun watching the crowd. A one of a kind of experience that shouldn’t be missed. Until next time. xoxo ES

Monday, July 22, 2013

Passion for Athens - Agora, Hadrian's Library and more

Happy Monday darlings! Are you all ready to take on the new week in full power? Here I am again all excited to share the wonderful experience of discovering Athens! When you live in a city for too long, you tend to forget its beauty until the day you look at it from the visitor’s eye and discover what has been there, waiting for your eye to capture. It’s the angle that you look from, that makes you see something in a different light. On the second day downtown we visited the Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds,  the Temple of Olympian Zeus, ending the day with a walk around the little streets of Plaka. The general ticket that you buy to visit the Acropolis costs 12 Euro, but it can be used for four days after purchase and gives you access to all the above mentioned sites. Have you been to Athens? Do share your impressions of this historical city!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Passion for LBD - with a touch of Orange

When in doubt wear a LBD, it’s an all time classic and you can never go wrong. During my wardrobe organizing process I spotted this “lost soul” somewhere in the endless row of black, different shaped and styled dresses.  It’s a vintage indeed, purchased more than a decade ago in the Gianfranco Ferre boutique in Rome. Some pieces never go out of style. I incorporated some colour into the whole outfit by adding a leopard scarf, orange pair of heels and newly purchased Marc Jacobs bangles. Do share your LBD stories! Have a great weekend everyone. Until next time. xoxo ES

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Passion for Acropolis - Live Your Passion in Greece

Passion for Greece…YES! How many times do you take on the role of a tourist in your own city? This was exactly my yesterday’s mission and it was fun! I have my cousin visiting me, thus I took on the role of a good local and showed her the greatest rock, a monument that millions of tourist visit every year! For some to visit the Acropolis is definitely on their bucket list. My t-shirt says it all Passion for Greece, Live Your Passion in Greece. If you like to have a similar one, you can by clicking here! Until next time. xoxo ES

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Passion for Elena's Cooking Corner: Alinazik, Aubergine Purée with Ground Beef and Garlic Yogurt

Today’s cooking adventures will focus on making the Turkish Alinazik which is a specialty of the Gaziantep province. This dish is usually made from char-grill smoked and spiced eggplant puree toped with tender lamb. For my dish I used ground beef which is as equally delicious. Get ready to mix the ingredients:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Passion for GIVENCHY giveaway!

It’s Giveaway time, to thank all my wonderful readers for your support! Enter now for a chance to win this gold studded Givenchy makeup bag and Dahlia Noir Eau de Toilette set with a matching candle. Follow these easy steps:

Monday, July 8, 2013

Passion for xoxoES Campaign Series

Passion for xoxoES is a Russian/Greek brand established in Athens in 2012. The brand’s founder, Elena Sergeeva was born in Russia and raised in Greece. Inspired by the popular sitcom of the 90’s Saved by the Bell, the movie Clueless and all the American high-school and college glam, including the latest Gossip Girl series, gave birth to the idea of creating something fun, easy to wear and glamorous.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Passion for Elena's Cooking Corner: Sweet BBQ Sauce Oven Baked Chicken Wings + Summer Sangria

Happy Saturday my dear readers! As promised I am bringing more recipes to the table. In today’s cooking we have Sweet BBQ Sauce Oven Baked Chicken Wings and Summer Sangria. Easy to make and totally yummy!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Passion for My Look Book - June

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! Here is a sum up of all my June looks, sorry for the lack of posting this week, but I have been literally stuck in piles of clothing and shoes, organizing my wardrobes. It was an endless task, successfully completed! Until next time. xoxo ES