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Two Thumbs Up for Down Under

I am a big believer in giving credit where credit’s due, so I feel like I need to post this: In late 2012 I purchased a 2013 Santoro Gorjuss Wall Calendar, which brandished my office walls and made me happy through the year. I loved it so much I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to get the 2014 one too. Unfortunately I procrastinated for way too long and by January the 8th, when I finally decided to place an order, “my precious” seemed to be totally sold out – everywhere. I clicked practically every single link Google came up with, to no avail, until I chanced upon a calendar site which seemed to still have it in stock. I was (smugly) over-the-moon happy until… I realized the company was based in Australia! Despite being slightly dubious, I decided to go ahead and risk late or damaged delivery (Australia to Greece is no small feat for a cardboard box, mind you). I ordered, paid (quickly & easily through PayPal), chose Express delivery, then crossed …

Happy New Year!

Dear Friends, Just a quick line to say: Happy New Year! Hope you all had a blast ushering in 2014. Here’s to hoping it brings peace, health, love, good fortune, happiness & lots of success to everyone – the world over. On a more personal note, thank you all for being around and supporting me in this. Hope we’ll see more of each other this coming year. Wishing you the absolute best – may all your wishes come true! XOXO(XO)

Holiday Gift Ideas (For Her)

If you are anything like me, it is now about the time (less than a week before the holidays) when you start panicking over not having bought presents for any of the people on your list yet… If that is the case, fear not! Today is “Holiday Gift Guide Day” over here at Lifestyle Counter, hopefully providing you with enough ideas and inspiration to tackle the looming task in a most efficient (& happiness inducing) way. So, without further ado, here’s my Christmas 2013 selection for the women in your life (expect a few ideas for the men in it also, during the next few days): 1. Laura Mercier -‘Luxe Color Wardrobe’ Cheek & Eye Set, 96.87€ 2. DIPTYQUE – 34 Blvd Saint Germain solid perfume, 35€ 3. Cowshed – Knackered Cow Luxury Bath Gift Set, £36.00 4. Benefit – Groovy kind-a love! makeup kit, $36.00 5. Tom Ford – Beauty 4-Piece Lip Color Gift Set, 152.24€ 6.  L’Occitane – Hand Cream Soirée, $92.00 7. Laura Mercier – Mini Lip Glacé Collection Bold Brights, 37.28€ …