Weekends are the perfect time to sit back, relax and enjoy! And what better way to do that than discovering great recipes, exciting travel destinations, new restaurants and interesting articles? Once per month I’m sharing with you my favorite weekend reads from the blogsphere and beyond to keep you inspired. I’d love to hear yours, so do share!

A new year means new adventures and goals. Yep, it’s time to start working on those New Year’s resolutions! If you’re one of those people who love making lists of any kind, you’ll be happy to know that there’s an explanation behind it. Here’s a list of reasons why our brains love lists.

One of my NY resolutions or rather hopes is to travel more and capture new places with my camera. Latest photography crush: Nicole Franzen’s Rome travel diary (part I & part II).

Since we are talking about beautiful cities, I have to share with you this video about Athens, the Little Great City, where I’m currently spending a few days. I love how it encompasses all the beauty of the Greek capital: fascinating history and architecture, breathtaking views, clear blue skies – a vibrant city with warm people and gorgeous food!

After indulging a little too much in Greek delicacies during my trip to Athens lately, I could really benefit from a healthy detox. These great juice recipes will most definitely do the trick!

♥ And since these are the first Weekend Reads for the new year, I leave you with this inspirational list (yet again!) of things you need to start doing for yourself in order to be a little happier. Happy 2014!

Hope you all have a great weekend! x


Sandy (@smarksthespots)