#CaffeTorino, the famous apperitivo bar, sponsored by Martini, opened as a pop-up at Skouleniou 4, only for 3 days! I was one of the lucky ones to visit it and get to taste the Martini Riserva cocktails first hand! The night was pure class and sheer fun, as the bar had been turned into #CaffeTorino, taking us all the way to Italy! Among a sophisticated & elegant crowd , there were some of my favorite bloggers, chatting & snapping impeccable selfies, as well as small companies of Italians, sitting at the bar. The food – italian bites of mozzarella, prosciutto crudo, Grana Padano and mini fried risotto balls – was droolingly yummy! I actually attacked those fried risotto balls and mozzarella bites several times in-between socializing!
I’ve known Eugenia Kokkala-Mela since we were both teenagers, spending our greek summers in Spetses. So, I was thrilled to write this post about HEROES, her sophisticated Souvenir Shop – an absolute gem in Athens, Plaka! She has always been this incredible beauty, so opinionated and educated that carries the air of a Greek girl that has grown up and lived most of her life abroad.
It is my honest belief that Athens is going through a revival phase; this is a capital that not only has great history and culture, but it also counts many contemporary gems that have marked a new era for this city. Certainly, one of the most breathtaking new additions is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, an urban, multifunctional complex of creativity, culture and recreation that signifies civic pride at its best!
Chrysanthos Panas, a Greek master when it comes to hospitality and entertainment, has an incredibly refined taste and avant-garde perspective. He is a longtime friend and one of the BEST people I know (and I really mean it!). Salon de Bricolage, the only Athens Private Members Club, is one of his latest ventures and, definitely, a must-go hot spot that keeps on creating a frenzy, nightlife hype.
There is no other place as elegant as Zonars in Athens! Situated right in the heart of the city, this highly anticipated, historical Bar/ restaurant has re-opened its doors after 75 years.