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Entries in Greece (5)

Friday
Sep062013

esé studio 

Crisp contemporary lines are warmed by wood and an earthy colour palette. Shots of colour are used sparingly to punctuate the calm spaces. Changes in level and the repetition of strong vertical elements define each zone. Pared back sophistication is the signature of this Lycabettus Penthouse by Athenian architecture firm esé studio. Modern Greek design at its best.

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Saturday
Aug172013

Weekend away

It's been a crazy few weeks in my life. Crazy disappointing. Don't you wish you could run away from it all? Take time out? Escape from the rat race and enjoy some free time, some me time in a beautiful location. Simple, honest luxury. A weekend away at the San Giorgio Hotel on Mykonos could turn into a lifetime. I wish.

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Friday
Feb222013

Fougaro

Tina from Greece wrote us about a really cool renovation project in Nafplion that she blogged about. It's called Fougaro ("smokestack") - a former pre-WWII tomato cannery that closed in 1956, was bought at an auction in 1997 after 15 years or restoration and renovation, is now a fantastic venue dedicated to art and creativity complete with an Arts & Humanities library, a workshop, a café, a concert hall and, most importantly, an exhibition hall. WOW - what an incredible, inspirational place. (Photos via Yatzer and Fougaro's FB).

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Tuesday
Jan102012

K-studio

A simple contemporary space within a19th century building in the Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece. A pure and elegant take on modern in historic by K-studio. The everyday world passes by outside this calm oasis of off whites and wood, smooth and sleek, carefully curated in its simplicity. Old transformed into new.

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Sunday
Oct232011

Busy Sunday

I didn't blog anything last Sunday and was feeling a bit guilty not blogging again today since I'm supposed to be studying for my French test so I decided to whip up something quick so as not to disappoint those stopping by today. (Things will be back to normal for me in about a week and a half so thankfully my funk won't last too much longer). I did take break for a couple hours today to check out the annual Third World Bazaar in Manotick. They always have awesome homewares from around the globe, and I always manage to come home with at least a few items. This year I picked up an amazing Thai teak cube/side table for $125, a concrete statue for $75 and a cute felt placement for $4. (Check out a couple of my previous trips to the bazaar here and here).

I've got some more goodies to share. My parents just got back from a lovely vacation in Greece and despite everything being super pricey there (my mom only bought herself one top, which is an all-time low for her), she spoiled us kids with a few small items. Here's what I got: a necklace, bracelet, bag of amazing sesame-covered peanuts, bar of olive oil/chamomile soap you can even wash your hair with, and a perfectly suited for me pillow cover.

Here is a shot my dad took from their hotel in Santorini. GORG!!!

And speaking of Santorini, as I was tweaking my photos we received an email from George, who coincidentally is the general manager of a hotel there called the Santorini Astarte Suites. It's a little 9 suite boutique hotel with lots of privacy and seems to be a favourite for honeymooners. Their views are equally breathtaking.