December 22, 2016

Wantfolio + New Living Room Inspo

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some posts about the new Wantfolio app I have been using to save some of my favourite content on the web. Wantfolio has a special place in my heart. Not only because it has made my life easier, but also because it was created by one of my dear friends that I met through blogging. Lelsey Metcalfe.  Last month, I had the chance to catch up with Lesley and today on the Wantfolio blog, she is sharing a little bit of info about me which you may have not known. Like the origin of the name of my blog, or what is the first thing that I do in the morning which for sure will surprise you. So head on over to the Wantfolio blog to read all about me

One of the main reasons I have been using Wantfolio is to organize ideas for our new condo which we are still in search for but at least I have a vision. I have found tons of articles about home decor on the Wantfolio app, that helped me narrow down what it is exactly I am looking for, for our new space. Below is a small preview of some things I have been adding to my Wantfolio want.board for our new living room.

A major hub for inspiration, Wantfolio is available to download for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Look for me on the app under the username elenikyri where I share more of these decor ideas and many more, or add my blog on your Wantfolio reading list

Can't wait to hear your thoughts about the article Wantfolio wrote about me. 

September 20, 2016

Timeless Accessories + Jord Wood Watch Review

Dress: Zara | Sandals: Forever21 | Necklace: H&M | Sunglasses: Quay Australia | Handbag: Chanel c/o Lovethatbag Watch: c/o Jord 

With fast-fashion being out of control, there is nothing I love more than accessories and pieces that do not have an expiry date in the fashion world. As a girl and a style blogger, I will admit that I purchase lots of accessories throughout the year, but investing in timeless pieces is definitely something I always consider. There are two timeless pieces that every girl should have in her closet: a classy handbag and a luxury watch.  

Chanel Handbag

Not that Chanel needs to be introduced, but this is the epitome of classy. Even though Chanel prices are skyrocketing by the minute, there is hope for all of us to add a little bit of classy in our lives. Pre-loved handbags are a much more affordable way to go if you are looking to purchase a Chanel handbag. I have been looking for a Chanel Vintage Jumbo Flap bag for more than a decade, and it is true. Good things come to those that wait. My favourite shop for luxury handbags is Reliable and trustworthy, they always have classy pieces that will revamp even your most boring outfit. 

Wood Watch Review

The latest timeless accessory I am loving and obsessing over are wood watches. All the millennials seem to depend on their iPhone to check what time it is. Nevertheless, watches are making a strong come back into our lives and for a good reason. Watches are timeless, and such a unique gift for both men and women. In this post, I am wearing the Frankie purple heart and plum, from Jord Wood Watches and I have to say it stole my heart. I mean, that colour is just stunning. I don't think I have ever seen a watch of a similar colour before. What I love the most about this watch, is that wood watches can be worn wear all the time, for any occasion. I definitely wear mine all the time, and tahnk goodness I stopped depending on my iPhone for the time. Best part about my Frankie watch is that it is affordable yet very luxurious, and super versatile. Apart from the fact that the watch is unique on its own due to the wood material it is made of, it is the perfect combination of elegance and hip. Which is why I want to treat you to a special giveaway! 

There will be one winner chosen at random who will win a $75 e-voucher to shop your favourite wood watch!  Everyone who enters (excluding the winner) will get a $20.00 e-gift card that can be applied to any watch on the Jord website! So definitely worth entering even if you don't win!


September 12, 2016

Pizza Party with Dr. Oetker

Toronto is known for its festivals. From the Jazz Festival to Caribana to OVO Fest, but nothing brings more life to the city than TIFF. So Friday afternoon, our love for movies and food brought Kamiran and I to downtown Toronto for an amazing start to the weekend. First stop was the Roy Thompson Hall to watch Magnificent Seven. First Western I ever watched, certainly not the last. So if you love any classic Westerns let me know!

Our next stop for the day, was clearly to get food. Assuming you watch my snaps on snapchat (bijuleni), the primary focus of our outings is always food. One food though that we always choose to eat at home is pizza. Without having to deal with the mess and fuss of making pizza ourselves, our choice is always Dr. Oetker Ristorante Ultra Thin Crust Pizza. I started eating Dr. Oetker pizzas back in the day of undergrad and honestly haven't stopped eating them since. So when we found out that Dr. Oetker was having a food truck station for TIFF on King Street, we knew we had to go. Kam's favourite thing about Dr. Oetker gourmet pizzas is how ultra thin they are and also how they always have just the right amount of sauce on them. No one wants to eat pizza that's drenched in sauce. Am I right? What I love about Dr.O though is that it truly tastes like a homemade pizza. Dr. Oetker is the real deal. None of that cardboard taste which is usually the case with other frozen pizza brands. Ultra thin crust, fresh tasting veggies, delicious cheese, and well flavoured; I am happy to eat Dr. Oetker any time of the week.

Kamiran and I had a blast at the Dr. Oetker food truck. Kam was too busy devouring the Spinach and Provolone ultra thin crust pizza, while I was double tasking by eating pizza and actually going inside the food truck and seeing a little behind the scenes action. I even got my very own Dr. O hat. Yes, I asked for one and the staff at Dr. Oetker were so friendly, they gladly gave me one. From eating my fave ultra thin crust pizza to chatting with the staff, it was as if I was eating lunch right at home.I personally love the Roasted Veggie and Goat Cheese one, while Kam is all about the Oven Roasted Chicken and Peppers. But I have to admit that all the Dr. Oetker Ristorante Ultra Thin Crust Pizzas taste so good that we usually alternate between flavours when we have it at home.

Overall, I think there is a misconception that frozen pizzas do not taste as good as the real thing, but coming from a family of restaurateurs I can attest that Dr. Oetker pizzas are delicious. I even love serving it to my girlfriends before a girls’ night out. Because the crust is so thin, you never get that bloated feeling you do with other pizzas. And ladies, I think we all agree that there is nothing more annoying than feeling bloated on a night out. Dr. Oetker pizzas fill you up without having the bloated feeling afterwards. Also, great snack to serve with some wine. Have you ever tried Dr. Oetker pizzas? What’s your favourite flavor?

*This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker, but I have been eating Dr. Oetker since 2004 and the opinions are completely my own based on my experiences.

August 9, 2016

The perfect Outfit for a Greek Island

Dress: SheIN | Purse: Star Mela | Sandals: Just Fab | Sunnies: Quay Australia

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When I was putting together my wardrobe for Greece, I felt like I was in dream land. I wanted to curate the perfect Grecian wardrobe. This off the shoulder summer dress is definitely one of my summer favourites that I brought with me to Greece. I would define this as the perfect outfit for your Greek island vacay. I felt like such a cool tourist wearing this SheIN off the shoulder dress and strolling the alleyways of Santorini and Paros. I mean, those ruffles! Ah a ruffle dream. Your outfit either makes your mood or it ruins it, and this off-the shoulder dress definitely made mine. Can you believe it is only $20? Get yours here!!

Can we also pause and talk about this Star Mela Crossbody Bag with Blue Embroidery and Pink Tassels? Also on major sale here. This may not be a luxury designer handbag, but I have to admit, it is my most valued and coveted handbag. I love the simple yet somehow intricate design, the details are beautiful, and those tassels! Designer handbags are all the rage these days amongst bloggers, but nothing gives me more pleasure than to find a unique handbag that is not a luxury handbag and yet stands out just as much. 

What is your perfect Greek island ootd?
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