All posts filed under: Bits & Pieces

On the Couch

Today is a bit of a special day here on Lifestyle Counter in that, instead of my usual beauty, design, photography (etc.) related topics, you are in for a #DearDiary, personal type of post (if you are a regular reader you probably know that these, normally, don’t make much of an appearance – but sometimes a girl’s gotta vent/ share, right?). If you have been following me for a while, you may have read my Goals (& Goal Progress Diary) for 2015. Now, I know I haven’t lived up to my word re: the Progress Diary monthly update part, but I have been working towards most of my goals and will be posting a cumulative update ASAP. That said, today’s post is specifically related to Goal No. 2 (a.k.a. deal with any and all psychological issues). You may remember me mentioning that, these last few years, I have found myself getting increasingly restless and unhappy with my life and that the Greek financial crisis (which has taken quite a toll and is making things increasingly difficult for …

Photo Focus > Benoit Courti

Following a bit of a blogging hiatus, I’m finally back and introducing a new “series”: Photo Focus (which will feature some of my absolute favorite photographers – “classics” and “new entries” both). There will be lots of gorgeous pics – and few words – and, fingers crossed, you’ll all love the end result as much as I do. So, without further ado, I give you Benoit Courti (a French guy, living in Paris and creating visual awesomeness since 2010, when he gave up music to dedicate himself to professional photography) & a few stunning images from his “Deep Black” set of photos… {All images: ©Benoit Courti & available to purchase via his online shop}

Premio Dardos Award

I’m ridiculously behind, and absolutely need to catch up, on award posts – so today will be another one. About a month ago (on the 10th of March, to be exact) I was nominated for the Premio Dardos award by Jenna from Julla. If you still don’t know who she is, go check out her blog now and show her some love! Premio Dardos, which apparently means ‘prize darts’ in Spanish and which I’d never heard of before, is awarded ‘in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values – transmitted in the form of creative and original writing’. Goes without saying that, despite feeling like I don’t quite deserve this, I am hugely honored to receive it. Thanks a million Jenna, for considering me when choosing your nominees! Now, according to the rules, I need to pass this on to 15 fellow bloggers. I’ll start with the ones that I can think of, off the top of my head – and just label this ‘a work in progress’, adding to it as I go …

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

A few weeks back, I was kindly nominated for the Sisterhood of the World, Blogger Award by the lovely Jenna, from Julla. She is a great new, blogging friend and was sweet enough to include me in her list of people who are “sweet, supportive, and generous to their fellow bloggers” and to whom this award is geared towards. Thank you sweetie! If you guys get a minute, you should really go check out her blog – she’s relatively new to the blogosphere and features some lovely posts. And now, without further ado, here’s: The Rules – Thank the blogger who nominated you (linking back to their site) – Answer the 10 questions sent to you – Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer – Nominate 7 fellow bloggers, link them in your post & let them know My Answers to Jenna’s Questions 1. What is your favorite TV show? That’s a tough one… I watch (and enjoy) so many! Just because it’s the one I’ve been binge watching lately, I’ll go with “The …

Use #YourPower!

Truth be told, even though I’m still personally involved as ever, activist posts have taken a bit of a backseat here on Lifestyle Counter. This, however, is something I am really passionate about & wanted to share with and, hopefully, get all of you lovely people involved in – so here goes… Many of you may have heard about Earth Hour before, some of you may have not. In the words of WWF: Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement to unite people to take action for the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage hundreds of millions of supporters, individuals and organisations alike, in more than 7000 cities and towns in over 162 countries and territories worldwide. And since images always speak louder than words, here’s the official campaign video for 2015: Now, I’ve been a part of this since the very beginning (of it going global, …