Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Don't Mention Baklava - I Am On A Diet!

I came across a great article by Eliot Kamenitz from the Times-Picayune. Apparently Sunday May 29, 2011 was the last day of the Greek Festival held at the local Hellenic Cultural Center. Food, wine, games and music flowed in abundance, and those that dressed in toga's for the occasion got in for free.

This guy certainly looked like he was enjoying himself, and getting into the part. I am feeling inspired by his headgear, though wish he hadn't mentioned baklava - I have just started my diet for summer!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Socrates Is Back On Trial!

Yes you heard it right - Socrates, the 2000 year old Greek philosopher, has gone back to court in Manhattan's Federal Courthouse.

Defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, better known for representing IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was defending corruption charges levied against this larger than life Athenian, who was sentenced to death in 399 B.C.

Socrates was charged with failing to honor the god's, and causing a youth rebel uprising.

Sadly, it was reported than no-one wore a toga to Court!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Toga Fact: Largest Toga Party

Did you know that there is a Guinness World Record for the largest toga party?

Well here's the facts:

Who:Deborah Williamson-Smith
Where:United States
When:August 30th, 2003
Details:The largest toga party consisted of 2,166 participants in Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA on 30 August 2003.

Can you beat 2,166 party-goers?

If not, how about having a go at hosting the longest toga party? Mmmm going to see Terry now!

Great Roman Wreath Headband

Why go to the effort and cost of making your own Roman wreath headband when you can buy this one so cheap.

Roman Wreath Headband

Not only does it look great & authentic, but it saves you time making your own - time that could be spent parttttyyying!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Fancy Competing In A Toga Run?

An article in the Houston Press has told how more than one hundred toga-clad runners participated in the first ever Toga Fun Run in Clear Lake Park on Saturday. Organizers of the 18th annual Clear Lake Greek Festival launched the event to raise funds for various charities around town. Prizes were given to runners with the fastest time and to the best-dressed male, female and child. Sounds like great fun. I hope this continues - count me in for next time if it does!

For the full story & more photo's click here.

Soooo cute!

Lovin' these winged runners


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Create A Warrior Goddess Look

Bring out your inner warrior goddess with this fabulous costume!

What do you think? Do you like this? Is this something you would wear to a toga party?

Warrior Goddess Adult Costume