Posts tagged SUMMER
6 Ways Vodka Is Actually Pretty Good For Your Health

Vodka was made for so much more than mules and martinis. It may surprise you to learn that the spirit was actually invented as a source of medicine and to this day, the colorless, odorless drink has a number of health benefits. So the next time you're debating what kind of cocktail to order, consider this:

1. Vodka has disinfectant properties.

Vodka is a natural disinfectant and antiseptic. It has been used to treat toothaches, clean wounds, and clean your house, though you probably shouldn't swap it out for your regular household disinfectant.

2. It can relieve stress.

You may have heard that red wine is a natural relaxer, but it's nothing compared to vodka, which has been scientifically proven to relieve tension better than vino.

3. It's heart-healthy.

Vodka can increase blood-flow and circulation in your body which can prevent clots, strokes, and other heart diseases. (It was an animal study, though, so take with a grain of salt.) Vodka can also help lower your cholesterol. And, for those watching their weight, it's also generally considered a lower-calorie alcohol.

4. It contributes to oral hygiene.

We already mentioned how vodka can soothe toothaches, but swishing a shot of it can help combat bad breath as well.

5. It can alleviate symptoms caused by arthritis.

Apparently, patients who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and had semi-regular vodka drinks throughout the month felt less pain and inflammation associated with their disease, according to this study.

6. It reduces risks associated with diabetes.

Unlike beer or wine, a shot of vodka can actually reduce blood sugar levels. This is most effective when taken straight: never has there been a better excuse for a martini.

So ladies and gentlemen, do not hesitate! Just order a Grey Goose on the rocks and enjoy the benefits of the vodka. 

Summer Rooftop Parties

If we know one thing for sure, it's that summer is the best time to party. And what better than to throw a summer rooftop party?

The only things that you have to think about are: the music, the guest and of course the drinks!

Music: the worst thing that it can happened is to have dead music in your party! Choose songs that are hot and you can set your party on fire! 

The guests: Spending your night with just your beloved one or with your friends or even with 200 guests it depends on you. Just choose the right ones for you. 

Drinks: Probably the most important thing when it comes to parties! Drinks must be fine and well made! Vodka is the it summer drink and it will help you also make various cocktails. I choose Grey Goose because it is the most tasteful vodka out there and my favorite cocktail at the moment is the ''Le Grand Fizz''.  

3 Cocktails To Kick it off And Get You In The Summer Spirit

Le Grand Fizz

  • 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose® vodka
  • 1 oz. St-Germain® elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 wedges of fresh lime
  • 2 oz. chilled Perrier

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka and St-Germain. Then squeeze fresh lime and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer.

Le Grand Fizz Français

  • 1 oz. Grey Goose® vodka
  • 2 oz. Perrier
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. lavender honey syrup
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 1 sprig lavender

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka, Perrier, lemon juice, and lavender honey syrup. Top with Perrier. Stir and garnish with fresh lemon wedges, lavender sprig, and a Grey Goose stirrer.

Le Grand Fizz Croisette

  • 1 oz. Grey Goose® vodka
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. Côtes de Provence rosé syrup

Build in a shaker with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka, fresh lime juice and rose syrup. Shake and strain over a wine glass. Garnish with a Cinsault grape on a Grey Goose cocktail pick.

Summer Photodiary

 "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

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In the infinite charm of the Aegean Sea, Serifos the "iron island" of the Cyclades stands out, in its unique way and beauty, enchanting the visitors at first sight.

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"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change."

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Endless Blue

It’s the perfect time to write about summer, as I’m no longer afraid that I’d jinx it. It’s been great so far, and to top it all, we’re in the midst of a heat wave with scorching temperatures during the day. This is the thing about summer: it comes with sun-kissed promises and blue whispers for days filled with bright skies, adventures, and sunset dreaming. It’s a strange thing, this feeling of nostalgia, even though it’s still summer, so here are a few reasons why I love it so much.

The Warm Weather

The days are long, the evenings warm, the nights balmy, and even the city breeze carries the smell of the sea (I know, some may call this wishful thinking). But it’s a great feeling, waking up early and realising that the sun is already up, even though it's six in the morning. And when the sun’s out, I feel energised, and I can't wait to sit outside with my first cup of coffee and plan my day.

The Sense of Joy

I grew up in a country where the summers were long and hot and, admittedly, I took that for granted. But I love the Greek summer and I quickly learnt to appreciate the trepidation, the anticipation, and the pure jubilation that accompany each day of sunshine. 

The Holidays

It's time for holidays, abroad or at home. It’s time to rent a villa on the beach, a city apartment, or a hotel room with a sea, lake or mountain view. It’s time to explore, to experience, to live, and to fall in and out of love. It’s time to make some memories. It’s time to go hiking, fishing, camping, or to cook a BBQ, sit by a campfire, collect seashells, go on a boat ride, or just lie on the beach. It’s also time to lounge in a hammock, on a deck chair, on the grass, on a balcony, or on a porch (oh, how I’d love to have one of those). Because in the summer having a lazy day and doing absolutely nothing is more than okay.

The Food, the Drinks, the Ice-cream

It’s easy to be healthy during the summer and eating a salad or drinking a fruit smoothie doesn’t make me feel miserable. I also discovered frozen yoghurt, loaded with mouthwatering toppings. My favourite topping at the moment is the roasted coconut flakes. And drinking the finest vodka is a must. So, cheers to an extraordinary summer with the delicate Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz. 

Patmos Experience

Patmos, Greece is my latest addiction. A place where nature, aesthetics and good life meet each other. Next stop is Mykonos. 

For this post i choose simple pieces just like the environment here. White is the dominant color. I hope you ladies and gentlemen get inspired by this look and hopefully in the future you will find the chance to visit this place.   

Enjoy Life In Style With Bluemint

Bluemint is a premium beachwear brand that captures the unique, memorable moments in life with effortless style and comfort. It is Gentlemans Diary latest addiction. Created to enjoy with family and friends the magic of long Mediterranean summers, Bluemint is defined by its tailored clean aesthetic, attention to details and an international timeless appeal. A brand for true gentlemen!

Inspired from real life experiences, different lifestyles, art, travel and photography; Bluemint is an indispensable part of life, starting from the beach up to the city. The expertise in fabrics and design, the attention to colour and outstanding quality make of Bluemint one of the world’s best beachwear brands to be worn in style and comfort for many years to come. Thanks to its durability it can be worn for years to come, creating a personal style for each season. 

Each swim shorts is made with the utmost attention to details using time-tested methods of construction and finishing so they can fit just perfect to every body type. Gentlemans Diary advise is to go for the 'Arthur' swim short model. Take a minute to visit Bluemints official site. Check out the big variety of products that Bluemint offers and choose yours. Enjoy more here.