7/30/2010

Amazing Greys

Grey is usually not my choice of colour when it comes to painting walls or picking furniture for my home. But who can argue with accomplished designer Ilse Crawford’s colour sensibilities, especially after seeing these lovely images of her London loft.

It’s a tough task for greys to break loose from their cold, industrial image. But Ilse has managed to find the warmest shade of grey that not only makes her home look inviting but also provides a great backdrop for her vast collection of books.

How do you feel about using Grey in your living spaces?

7/12/2010

Monday Morning Inspiration & Giveaway

Hello Monday and Hello my lovely readers! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend. Here’s some Monday Morning inspiration and an awesome giveaway guaranteed to make you jump out off your bed and kick start your day with!

 (b&w image via The Sartorialist)

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Today’s giveaway is a $50 gift certificate from CSN stores, redeemable at any of their 200+ online stores.

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2. Follow Miles Of Style via Google Friend Connect.

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Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back here. (5 extra entries), grab my blog button (4 extra entries), tweet about it (3 extra entries), become a Fan of Miles Of Style on Facebook (2 extra entries), Subscribe to Miles Of Style by email (1 extra entry).

For all of the above please leave individual comments and provide a link to your respective blogs/twitter profiles.

This giveaway is open until 23rd July 2010. The winner will be chosen through Random.Org. This giveaway is  open to residents of USA and Canada only.

Best Of Luck everyone!xo.

 

7/02/2010

Gorgeous Greece

Hi there! This is Dawn from The Alternative Wife.  I am so thrilled that Persis asked me to guest post on Miles of Style.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my most favourite places on earth, Greece.  I happen to be part Greek, my father's mother was Greek, and I'm fortunate enough to have family there.  I had a chance to visit this beautiful country one summer many years ago.  I visited Athens and went up north to where my family is from and visited Kavala & Thassos, the northernmost Greek island, also referred to as the Emerald of the Aegean.

The whole country is just breathtakingly gorgeous.  The sapphire, turquoise & emerald colours of the Aegean Sea, the amazing architecture....the stark white buildings with deep blue shutters and doors that cling oh so perfectly to the majestic cliffs, the rich and warm Greek culture, and let me not forget the amazing food!

I remember walking along the winding cobblestoned streets in the city, stopping into unique shops and grabbing some souvlaki and ice cream to enjoy during my strolls.  I climbed down cliffs near the Parthenon and swam in the sea looking up at the beautiful clear blue sky & amazing pieces of history right before my very eyes.  And on Thassos, I lived the island life to the fullest, eating figs straight off the trees, sunbathing on both beautiful rocky & sandy beaches while watching the beautiful sunsets and relaxing at a Cliffside restaurant.  All in all it's a magical place that my mind often wanders back to. 

(image credits: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)

I really enjoyed blogging on Miles Of Style today. If you liked my post do come visit me on my blog The Alternative Wife. See you all soon! ~ Dawn.

p.s The lucky winner of the Aromatherapy Giveaway Contest is Olivia Isabella. Congratulations Olivia! The winner was picked via Random Number Generator. Thank you everyone for participating. Have a lovely weekend! ~ Persis.