Thursday, October 11, 2012


The last few days have been calm, filled with sunlight, walks around the city, yellow and purple autumn leaves that get stuck under the heel of my shoes and good food at home and elsewhere.

Inspiration is all around me; autumn does that to me.

Close to home. Vredespaleis (Peace Palace) aka International Court of Justice, The Hague

I've been listening to this song non stop.

I discovered instagram a mere week ago. After several months, I decided to use my iphone, one handed down to me by S as he got a new and shiny one to play with. I have an addictive personality so I was reluctant to use it, I knew instagram was going to get the best of me and it did. I'm trying to restrain myself from sharing too many photos. I share one a day. No promises made here, the numbers can go up at any moment. It's a struggle, I tell you.

This photo series by Anna Williams, part of her personal project, The Voracity.

Paris versus New York. I love this site not only because I love the two cities (Paris I've been to several times, going to New York is a dream of mine) but because the concept is so incredibly clever.
Also, now in video.

This is so S and I, it's scary.

And this is the internet, which is also scary.

Loved reading this. Why start a food blog? an excerpt from Luisa Weiss' book, My Berlin Kitchen.

I'm a sucker for an exotic cake and when it comes with a tutorial on how to decorate it, it's even more special.

I'm currently watching Downton Abbey and I have to say, I'm kind of hooked. I still think this was better, though.

I'd love to buy this calendar for the new year. It's coming up rather fast.

Sky monsters.

I owe the discovery of the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi to my Japanese friend M. If you like sushi, or even if you don't, you must see it. It's brilliant.

Sources of continuous inspiration has always been other bloggers. The food blogging community is an ever-expanding one and to keep up with it, there's nothing better than a link list (plus it's good karma). I will be adding more blogs to the list whenever I discover new and interesting ones that I believe you'll enjoy as well. So go on, have a look. Some blogs I'm sure you know, some you'll discover now, but what they all have in common is that they deserve a visit from you.
Oh, and if you're Greek, make sure to check the link list on my Greek page for blogs that are written in Greek.

See you soon!

Previously: Inspiration November 2011, March and July 2012.


  1. Great roundup Magda! I really need to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi and I have just followed you on instagram!

  2. I love link lists and am glad to hear you are on Instagram... off to look for you!

  3. This is going to give me days and days of joy-filled discover! Love Downton Abbey... and Jiro has been our our Netflix list for a while - should be coming soon. Instagram? Yikes! A new social media to consume my time... we'll see! ~ David

  4. I thought I was the last to know about Instagram. That is so R and well.

  5. Yay, to celebrating autumn. I am inspired by your inspirations! And I absolutely LOVE Paris and New York, which I struck off my bucket list in June......Thank you for sharing

  6. I LOVE that photo. Instagram is fabulous :)


  7. Lovelovelove instagram. Follow me! kyleensixteenbeans

  8. This is the first blog I have read in a long, long time and it feels so good. I love favourites lists but yours is especially nice. That photo is so timelessly gothic. I haven't taken any photos for ages either so you've made me want to start again. I have the fabulous book for Paris vs. New York and like you, dream of going to the latter.Funnily, everyone I know loves Downton but I've tried many times but just can't get into it, although I think Remains of the Day and Gosford Park are wonderful.

    1. I'm so happy to read a comment of yours Emily! I hope you start taking pictures again soon, so I can enjoy them in your blog.
      Downton Abbey is surprisingly good. You must give it a chance!

  9. Magda, thank you for introducing Lianne La Havas into my life! :o) I can listed to "Don't wake me up" for hours...