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Athens: Greek Culinary Routes Festival, May 30-31

More than 60 Greek companies with traditional products and professional organizations will participate in the first Festival of Greek Food Culture “Greek Culinary Routes” to be held on Monday 30 and Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from 9 am to 8 pm at Syntagma Square in Athens. The event is organized …

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Car in a Rubble Bin – Secret Revealed

OMG! A broke Greek who can’t afford to keep a car? The picture of a car loaded in a rubble bin went around as a news item about “a eco-killer car owner” and made many wonder: How did he do it???  Now the secret is revealed. A construction/rubble group with environmental sensitivities , …

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Looking for a friend, babe?

I have been listening to this bird since 20 minutes. I can’t see it – it must be hiding in one of the neighbourhood trees. It makes a typical bird sound. Something like Tui-Tuiii-Tsk-Tsk, Tui-Tuiii Tsk Tskkkk. Again and again.  There is no other sound around, maybe a car now and …

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I have this country-side fantasy…

As I have been gardening in my balcony with all kinds of  herbs, tomatoes, paprika, aubergines and zucchinis and flowers, some kind of  old ancestor farmer DNA, a dig and grow alarm clock started ringing again.  A fantasy coming on and off since a couple of years – maybe a decade: To live …

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Royal Wedding : The Hats

Some looked like pressed birthday cakes, others resembled flower or vegetables pots. Twisted antennas received signals from outerspace and  lonesomes unicorns found shelter on a royal heads. Little Harry Potters,  wannabe Lady Gagas… they were all there to joyful join the Royal Wedding 2011.   birthday cake Antennas receiving outer space signals Post …

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Royal Wedding : The Dress

What an elegant wedding dress even though a bit conservative and kind of  1960’s style. It reminded me of my aunt’s wedding dress when I was a tiny bride maid. Nevertheless Kate Middlenton looked gorgeous in it with her slim figure. The lacy white gown was designed by Sarah Burton of …

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Royal Wedding Video: for those who can’t wait…

I know this problem very well. You woke up early in the morning and there is nothing to see on television screen about the Royal Wedding.  No revelations about the bride’s wedding dress, no luxury gowns, no fancy hats. It’s not that exiting to watch just the fans waiting outside …

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Sueing the IMF for Greeks’ Poor Libido Performance?

More and more of my female friends increasingly complain about the deceasing performance of their husbands and boy friends. These women, whether married, in relationship or singles, they all unanimously blame the economic crisis and the austerity measures for the poor libido performances.  Greek men seem to be exposed more to IMF-stress than …

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Greece: Shops Working Hours – Eastern Time, Apr 14-25

Eastern time in Greece is a challenge for godmothers and -father then they are expected to give presents to their godchildren. When I was a child the standard presents, Eastern in, Eastern out were a red candle with a ribbon for the Resurrection night, a big chocolate egg or bunny …

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Athens: Join Atenistas for the “Sleep Out” Project, Mar 18

Did you always want to see how it is to be homeless but you never dared to ask or try it? Tonight you have the chance! Athens based activists Atenistas join forces with the non-governmental organisation “Klimaka” and invite people for a Sleep Out action. It is the 6th year that the …

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Djibril Cisse reveals his Tattoos…. WOW

After an appearance with a schick black long skirt, Djibril Cisse makes another gesture that for sure will positively surprise his fans in Greece and around the world. The handsome and WOW-built Panathinaikos soccer player became the new campaign  face of Jewlry and Accessories company “SoulFetish”.  For the purpose of …

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As Time Goes …Bye-Bye: “I’m 41, but feel like 20”

Christina Pappa is an actress playing a role in the new series “Real Housewives”. I mean I hope it is a serial and not a reality TV show… Anyway, the well shaped blond was guest at a popular talk show hosted by Greek Oprah, Tatiana Stefanidou. There, Pappa said among …

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Eva Mendes: Greeks are Sexy!

I thank God and His Almighty for this positive news boosting the morals of  thousands of jobless and millions of male debt-ridden Greeks. Money broken? Main thing, you are sexy, babe! Main thing a sexy Hollywood star keeps an eye one you! Latina beauty,  Eva Mendes, made this breathtaking statement to …

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Lakis Gavalas: The Fall of Greece’s Fashion King

In the last decade Lakis Gavalas had been celebrated as “fashion icon”, “king of lifestyle” or “guru of fashion’ in the domestic Greek fashion market. However, the clothes designer, collector of ulter-expensive Hermes bags and distributor of brand names like Burberry, D&G or Dior, turns out to be a bit deprived of …

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Greek Businessman sues Kevin Costner for $10 m over oil spill technology

American-Greek businessman Spyridon Contogouris is asking a  $ 10 million compensation  from Hollywood star Kevin Costner, claiming that the movie icon decieved him and persuaded him to sell company shares before a lucrative deal. Contogouris has a 28 percent share in Costner’s company that had developed a oil filtration device. The …

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The Molecular Charme of IMF’s Poul Thomsen

I would never associate IMF’s official Poul Thomsen, responsible for Greece’s debt, with molecular gastronomy. However,  Poul Thomsen has apparently a lavish affection to food alchemy, something like “Greek Fiscal Sheets” only with “foams”, “spheres” and “molecules”.You know M.G. is this exquisite  art of cooking using maxims of biology, physics, & chemistry, German Bauhaus features and …

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Tolis Voskopoulos gets 3 yrs imprisonment sentence due to tax evasion

Three years imprisonment with parole have been imposed to former Greeks’ darling, singer Tolis Voskopoulos, on suspicion of tax evasion. The punishment was imposed by an Athens Misdemeanor Court as the singer declared unable to pay EUR 5,5 million on taxes, including the fines due to payment delays. Voskopoulos’ accountant testified …

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Vercace goes …”Greece recession” with fabulous minimal dresses

I just looked at the new Vercace Spring/Summer 2011 collection and I must say… WOW! There are lots of AHs and OHs and thus for many reasons. Most important  is that the “Greek theme collection” transforms into a perfect symbolic way the Greek recession through minimal dresses and the huge Greek debt through …

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