Montreal’s Own Monastiraki

November 17th, 2011


By Helen Dimaras

In the Monastiraki district of Athens, edgy street-art is juxtaposed against the backdrop of the ancient Acropolis, the aroma of char-grilled souvlakia wafts through the air, and it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the vibrant, motley crew of artists, street performers, vendors, tourists…

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The Sweet Scent of Greek Nostalgia for Mom

May 4th, 2011


By Dana Siomkos, Editor-in-Chief

By Greek definition, anthousa means “the perfect bloom”, and the perfect bloom it is.  The Anthousa home ambiance collection was born from a century-old, family-owned essential oil company, thanks to founder Maria Christofilis. Today, Anthousa is made with the world’s finest ingredients and uses the same time-tested methods…

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157+173 designers

February 2nd, 2011


By Dana Siomkos, Editor-in-Chief

As with many great creations, 157+173 designers was spawned by two disgruntled architects who weren’t willing to give up control, or play by the rules. Both Babis Papanikolaou and Christina Tsiragelou studied architecture, at the University of Greenwich in London and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, respectively. However, upon…

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Chris Trivizas’ Dreambook

January 18th, 2011


By Dana Siomkos, Editor-in-Chief

If you’ve seen fish playing with dice, a broom running, or raining ice, it was just a dream, it won’t happen again, draw it or write it down so it’s always there. We all know that feeling.  You wake up in the middle of the night and the…

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Euphoria in a Bottle

December 27th, 2010


By Dana Siomkos, Editor-in-Chief

  About six months ago, a friend of mine gave me a tiny bottle of Greek olive oil, named Euphoria, which she got at an in-store sampling event at her local grocery store.  Its color is a gorgeous lime green and it instantly puts a fresh and grassy,…

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