If you haven’t found out already a new shop’s in town, a cabinet des curiosités where one can find several useful or decorative objects for one’s house and everyday life. The owners, experienced diggers on their field, bring out to the Paraphernalialight special findings from all over Europe, some of them even being one-of pieces.
In love with the chairs and the lamps.
Paris is not known for its yards and terraces but this is not the case with restaurant Derrière, a place with delicious food, a charming terrace and the most inspiring decoration -parisian fusion I would call it- with trimmed Chesterfield sofas,
baroque wallpapers and vintage furniture.
Thanks to my parisian friend Isabelle, I now know the secret door that leads to the smoking sanctuary.
Backstage during a two-day photoshoot in one of those rare old houses of Athens where we got lost in time. I have many more to tell you about that project and the special people that were involved but for the moment I leave you with the followings images.
I first visited Kinsterna boutique hotel when it opened its doors a couple of years ago, during a photoshoot for Vogue Hellas. Last week I payed another visit at this gem of Monemvasia, as a last summer call before we slip into our jumpers and boots and wait for fall (it’s not here yet, thank god). However, Kinsterna is ideal for autumn and winter excursions too, as its medieval architecture, its location up the hill and the rooms equipped with fireplaces, are more than inviting for a relaxing getaway. It is, also, privileged with a great garden and produces its own olive oil and wine, as well as other delicacies with seasonal goods. We tried a fig daquiri and some fig sorbet, both deliciously pure and fresh -it was amazing to watch the bartender walking towards the fig tree with a basket to cut some fruits for our drinks! The flowing water from the ancient stern is the absolute zen, and hotel’s restaurant offers some pretty good dishes, especially for dinner.
Wait, there’s more.
For the wine lovers, Kinsterna announced a tasting weekend between 4 and 6 of October, when Master of wine Constantinos Lazarakis will introduce the guests to the secrets of blind testing. You can find more about Kinsterna’s special offer here.
Right before my summer vacations I worked with a great British team for the new Wrap London look book (great cashmere jumpers and leather booties: noted), with world known photographer Nicole Nodland, starring super model Cassie Gardner. The shooting took place around Plaka and at the imposing Ypatia mansion.