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Christianna Economou – “All we see is the sea!”

This is the story of an artist, who is seriously in love with her home country, Greece, its rich tradition & folklore and… its fishing boats! I was honestly amazed by this young girl’s deeds and positive outlook on life, who found herself disembarking the 2:00 AM sea-jet on Schoinoussa, wearing bright fuchsia pants and looking out of place, only to win the hearts and respect of the local community within a few months! Christianna Economou (@chrieco29) in collaboration with “Agoni Grammi Gonimi”, a platform that designs and implements educational and social programs in remote areas of Greece, is reviving & documenting local traditions and crafts in the Small Cyclades. Her creations, fishing boats named “Fearless Boats / Καράβια Που Δεν Φοβήθηκαν”, are becoming symbols of local customs re-invention and serve to remind us that we should always appreciate and reflect on a country’s history and past… and that the best journeys in life are made on “Fearless Boats”… Continue Reading

Greek Destinations Spirituality & Wellness

The Yoga Mama Club – Weekend retreat in Sifnos!

Invited by Sophie Ravier, the woman behind The Yoga Mama Club, I travelled to Sifnos to do a yoga weekend retreat for the closing of the summer season. I thought I was going there just to chill a bit from my continuous state of anxiety and get my muscles fired up again with the help of my bestie Zoe Karamani, who is an amazing Ashtanga teacher. But this was only part of the experience… The Yoga Mama Club is about rebooting and feeling inspired; it is really about Sophie Ravier’s energy & good intentions that aim to bring people together and offer a mini, rejuvenating, soul-soothing break. Continue Reading


Old favorites, readings of 2016 and new arrivals

I have always loved reading  books while on holidays, taking some time off emails, instagram and Yes, even blogging, and getting lost in a good story. I find it soothes both the mind and the soul. Here are some old favorite ones, along with some books I’ve read during 2016 and some new arrivals.

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Art & Architecture

K-STUDIO a Phenomenal Greek Architecture Firm

I’m so proud to write about K-Studio, an architecture firm based in Athens, Greece, not only because it was established by UCL graduates, Dimitris and Konstantinos Karampatakis, whom I have known since childhood, but more importantly because it has created some astonishing, well-known projects, both locally and internationally. To me, their work over the years is a testament that the Greek talent has no limits. And that creative experimentation and fresh thinking can lead to exciting architectural experiences on every scale and in all aspects of life. Continue Reading

Art & Architecture theFMartini Interviews

Aliki-Marcadia Lampropoulos on #CycladicYoung

This is what I know about Aliki… She is kind and well rounded; an explorer and a world traveller. She is a hard worker and a serious doer; a loyal friend with a perfect dosage of craziness and brilliant mind. So brilliant and educated in fact, that she captivates me whenever I hear her speak. I honestly forget that she is three years younger than me and I shut up and listen to what she has to say (Yes, that can happen too…!). This is also pretty obvious if you look at our pics, taken during a private tour she gave me at the Museum of Cycladic Art, where she is currently working. Continue Reading


Ai Weiwei’s Blog

Found this extremely interesting book Ai Weiwei’s Blog at the Museum of Cycladic Art shop. Initially (for obvious reasons!), I was drawn to the title; then, after reading the synopsis on the back cover, the book appealed to me even more and I bought it. Continue Reading

Spirituality & Wellness theFMartini Interviews

Vicky Vlachonis – Hollywood’s MSc Osteopath & Pain Expert Guru

I have been a great admirer of Vicky Vlachonis, an Osteopath, pain expert and author of The Body Doesn’t Lie, for many years, ever since I read one of her first wellness contributing articles on Goop! She shares her holistic healing treatments and methods all around the world with some of the world’s most notable personalities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie, Katy Perry, Chris Martin and Elton John. Continue Reading

Art & Architecture

Christina’s 70’s House

When I first stepped into this house, in the Athenian suburb of Kapandriti,  I thought it must have come straight out of an Architectural Digest cover story.  The owner is none other than my multitalented friend Christina Vlahoulis,

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