I spent the last five days in Rome living La Dolce Vita, due to a very special occasion. The wedding of my dearest friends Cici and Andreas. A four-day of unforgettable moment sharing with the ones I love. Here is a photo calendar of my trip, from the magnificent garden of Hotel Quirinale to the food experience in Rome.
Highlights: The gigantic tree in the garden of Quirinale, the live jazz at Etabli vineria, the welcome cocktail party at Salotto 42 (ranked Νο.2 in the best 100 bars by Worldsbestbars.com), the raw seafood at Baccano, the day trip at village Ariccia, the homemade tiramisu at Casa & Bottega, Rome in full bloom, Cici in her green dress looking happier than ever.
Me and my friends at the biggest Ozon Fashion Rooms Service so far, at Fresh Hotel.
From left to right, Somf boys and the ultimate somfette Mariaflora, queen Elisabeth rocking her latest Deepshallow Exposition sunglasses, Mirella at Red bull Edition, Pavlina and her color candy Ippolito bags, Mimika Ciboyianniin a garden of her crystal jewelry and yours truly, in a Somf sheer top and skirt, topped by a handmade Mimika necklace.
And the view from the terrace of Fresh Hotel after sunset.
Dieselwelcomed Spring with a jazz party and a live performance by Thomais Apergi, under the creative direction of the highly sophisticated Michael Pandos. In case you didn’t know, Diesel owns a vintage collection of furniture from the 60s and 70s to-make-you-go-red, that were transfered on location especially for the presentation.
The fingerfood by Wagamama was ordered in the hues of the Diesel Summer 2013 collection (how eccentric to match the clothes with what one eats) and as for the drinks the best cocktail on planet earth was served: French 76 was the name of a heavenly made champagne-and-vodka mix, the favorite cocktail that Kate Moss enjoys at The Hemingway bar of Ritz Hotel in Paris -and the one that she later chose for her wedding party. I had three and I’d almost crawl on the floor of the Golden Hall. Loved it.
3/4 oz vodka
1 dash grenadine syrup
1 dash sugar syrup
1/4 oz lemon juice
4 oz Champagne
Shake all ingredients (except champagne) well over ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a champagne flute, fill with champagne, and serve.
Seeing all my favorite faces in one night -that’s what I call a proper bar hopping with my dearest Filep.
Checking out the latest issue of Dapper Dan together with its publishing team at Galaxy bar (great job you guys) and catching up later on with Athens’ brightest flora crowd at the Amateur Boys’ costume party “LesFleurs de Bach”un Carnaval élixir, with guest djs Chris Kontos and Thomas Bullock.
Those people at Nike love us and we love them back. Dozens of pairs of the brand new re-edited Nike Air Max got together with other iconic Nike models, in a big party last night for a special Air Max celebration, held at Ministry of Concrete store and Tora K44. From left to right: Kristen, Filio, Mariafloraand Mr. Dreamer on duty.
Sure we went over the latest Fashion Room Service at Y Hotel, a great opportunity always to meet with friends and check what’s new. The highlights: The coolest greek shades Deepshallow Exposition by gorgeous Elizabeth (say hello to the high-voltage blond beauty below), hanging around at room 404 with Mariaflora and the Somfs, the new Adidas by Jeremy Scott, Bela’s latest jewelry and old-fashioned drinks accompanied by some 80s tunes at hotel Pentelikon afterwards (last night’s OST belongs officially to Donna Allen)
A big fancy fairy-tale party was the way that Fashion Workshop by Vicky Kaya chose to celebrate Christmas and the big success of its blogzine www.intothefashionworkshop.com, in which I have the honor and pleasure to participate.
The decoration and dresscode was inspired by Tim Walker’s photoshoots and Tim Burton’s dark movies,
so this left the guests with some freedom regarding their attire.
Vicky was a fabulous hostess, Catherine Baba was also there as the guest of honor invited especially for the party, beautiful people and fever music -definitely a great party.
It’s nice to feel an 8 year-old every now and then, plus allowed to have alcohol on top of that. It was really fun making my own Christmas ornaments last night at TGI Fridays, together with my girlfriends and the new Havana-inspired cocktails, with three different types of Havana rum and lots of fantasy. All thanks to Valia of value.com.
Jean-Paul Gaultier fashion show was a party, an ode to music stars!
Disco balls and colorful headlights warmed us up of what was next and “Kiss” at the front row was another hint.
Models came out dressed as Grace Jones and then the music changed to Eurythmics “Sweet dreams” and multiple Annie Lenoxes appeared -and then changed again and black models came out as sexy Michael Jacksons under the matching soundtrack. Dancers were giving their own show at the back while gorgeous girls were parading as Charlotte Gainsbourgs, Madonnas, Boy Georges, Sades, Catherine Ringer and David Bowies,
in perfect alignment with the soundtrack!
The finale was dedicated to Amanda Lear playing herself and the show ended with the dancers and Jean-Paul running down the catwalk in laughs, overloading the guests with party vibes!
I have also taken a couple of videos but you have to wait for those a bit, dear fashion junkies.
a mid-summer warm night under a full moon at Thission, out at the wonderful terrace of George C. Carabellas’s soon-to-be-ex-house was the set-up for a cocktail soiree, something 0f a goodbye party, a good chance to catch up with friends and use chalk (i don’t event want to think when was the last time I wrote on a blackboard), declaring on the walls what consists one’s summer manifesto. Pretty girls and handsome boys was, apparently, the secret theme of the gathering: Miss-Athenes, Michael Pandos, LemonCake, Dimitris Sarantou, All You Need is Style, Dimitris Petrou, Stamos Michael and Olivia were just some of the beauties that paraded at the architectural jewel at Thission.
Bettina boutique collaborated with Zolotas jewel designer for the third of Bettina’s synergies, to create a double heartshaped pendant in every type of gold. 14th of February was the day of the presentation, followed by a party at Salon de Bricolage, packed with boys and girls l.o.v.ing it