New friend

New friendI have a new friend and this blog post is exactly dedicated to her. Ria is a pastry chef based in Chania. For the moment, she is my private cook in Chania, but you can book her too during your holidays.

The first time I met her, she brought to me a traditional Greek sesame seed bread ring. The second time we met, she brought me a crunchy chocolate hazelnut spread.  

As time went by, we developed our own code of communication which goes down to this agreement: she cook, I photograph!

So, the third time she visited me, she made the best Cretan brunch which was consisted of: staka dip with eggs, brioche with poached eggs and avocado, and bruschette. 

The fourth time she visited me, she cooked squid ink tagliatelle with shrimp, ouzo and tomato sauce. For dessert we had a traditional Greek Halva, that one that you see in the photo above.

My new friend and her delicious recipes do good to my soul and mind..but whether I can say the same for my body figure…I am not sure!

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La Canée

La Canée

There is a story behind every photo of mine.

When we took this photo, right behind me, there was a guy who was speaking in French on the phone. It was just him and us there, no one else. We actually stopped at this location because I found the light on the sea fascinating. I was curious to see what kind of photos this light could give us.

So we took a bunch of photos and filmed a few videos. We also hoped that we didn’t bother the Frenchman with our little photo shooting….He was laying on a beach sun bed and he was enjoying the sunshine.

He is the reason why I give the title ‘La Canée’  to this blog post, because La Canée means Chania in French. Without him knowing this, I dedicate this blog post to him. Most probably he might never get to know this…

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Chania Old Town

Chania Old Town

The pandemic had me reconsidering the idea of living in a big city. Living in a big capital city nowadays, what for? There is nothing happening anyway, and no one is meeting no one. So much loneliness and isolation within the four walls of an apartment in a big city.

On the 1st of February I booked a one way ticket to Chania Chania Old Town, Crete. I wanted to leave the return open. I thought, I should stay in Chania Old Town for as long as I can. My flight was scheduled for the 25th of February. I had to wait 25 days till the day I could escape from the city life that is no longer beneficial…

Do you also feel like the pandemic has change the way we travel? Either we don’t travel at all, because traveling has become so complicated these days, or we travel and we stay long at the chosen destination. And I begin to like traveling more that way…

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Hello from Chania

Hello from Chania Crete

Hello from Chania! I had to get away for my own mental well-being and sanity! I think I made the best decision to come and stay in Chania for a while! It feels so good to be here! This is the view from the balcony of the apartment that I am staying at! I will reveal the name of the apartment at the end of my stay on Instagram, so that you can rent it too!

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Sezane lovers

Sezane lovers

Coucou Sezane lovers! I am so very happy to announce my partnership with one of my favourite Parisian brands Sezane! Sezane just launched its new Spring 21 Pre- collection!

With the code “BONJOUROSTERREICH”, deliveries will be free of charge, and a lovely surprise will be slipped into your package (valid for everyone who orders from and to Austria until the 7th of March).

Dear Sezane lovers, 100% of the sales of the iconic Will Jacket will be donated to Caritas Lerncafés in Vienna (from February 14th until March 7th). It is a special project for children from families at risk of poverty, often with a migrant background. In the learning cafés, these children receive support from volunteers to do their homework and to learn together. In times of lockdown, these children are not left behind. They continuously receive support either online or on the telephone from the Lerncafé teams!

More about Sezane’s philanthropic program on their website!

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Disclaimer: In collaboration with Sezane / Affiliate link

 

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