Bathe like a Greek Goddess!

You may think that bathing like a Greek Goddess involves immersing oneself into a bath of olive oil a la Cleopatra without the milk. Personally I’ve never tried this. What I have tried are some lovely Greek bath/skincare products which hopefully will make you feel like a Greek Goddess and leave your…

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Gus on the Go: Greek for Kids

Whether we like it or not, we live in a digital age where gadgets, gizmos and social media are at the forefront of our professional and personal lives. Apps are now seen as the fastest, most productive way of selling a service or product. Despite all the negativity surrounding how much…

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BlueMATI Greek Jewellery Haul

As some of you may know I have long had an obsession with the evil eye /(mati) ‘eye’ – a curse believed to be caused by a malevolent glare. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury and that you can catch the matiasma, from someone’s…

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Girls with Greek Expectations! New Kindle Boxset OUT NOW!

Yiasas everyone! So I have crawled out from my hermit cave where I am taking a break from the blogsphere to bring you all some exciting news! Today is the launch of FANTASTIC GREEK SUMMER READS: THE GREECE IN ME – a BRAND NEW kindle boxset that I have created…

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Christina Louca Fashion Designer

Looking to update your wardrobe with some fun vibrant pieces? Look no further than up and coming Greek fashion designer and inspirational artist Christina Louca. Christina first approached me last summer with the idea of a collaboration and was kind enough to send me a few sample pieces from her collection to try…

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Greek Easter Traditions

This weekend is Greek Easter. The Greek Orthodox Easter dates tend to differ from Western Easters and are based on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar. Greek Easter is always after the Jewish holiday of Passover and must be on the first Sunday after the first full moon…

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How to read a Greek coffee cup

A few weeks before my father met my mother, his aunt read the future in his coffee cup. She told him that she saw the shape of an aeroplane and a heart, which she inferred meant that he would meet a foreigner and fall in love. My father had scoffed at…

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The Pale Greek

“Her olive-skin was smooth and supple, her dark doe eyes lined with fluttering eyelashes, and her hair fell in tight ringlets down to her waist. As for her armpit hair…” Just another stereotypical Greek description which is quite often, completely untrue. Ok so the dark curly hair might be prominent (but…

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Valentine’s Gift Guide for the Greek in your Life!

Can you feel the love tonight? If not and you don’t know what to get your other half this Valentine’s Day, then this list might just save your bacon!

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Introducing The Gluten Free Greek!

I am very happy to introduce to you all my newest blogger affiliate and longest-serving friend: MY SISTER! CHRISTIANA BOTZIOU. After months of gentle prodding Christiana has finally succumbed to the blogger generation to bring us THE GLUTEN FREE GREEK. You can follow her facebook page and on twitter.

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Top 10 GREEK New Year Resolutions

New year resolutions are very easy to make and even easier to break, as many of us find come mid-January when we just can’t be bothered anymore. My Greek family are exceptionally proud of their own statement that they ALWAYS stay true to their word. But when it comes to resolutions,…

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The Big Fat Greek ‘Mecendes’ Obsession

Not sure what to get your Greek man this Christmas? Thinking a back wax voucher will suffice? Or maybe even some Grecian 2000? STOP. RE-THINK. THIS IS A GREEK MAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. So only a MECENDES will do.

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The Twelve Days of Blogmas! Greek Traditions

In the run up to Christmas there are lots of fun events and festive frivolities to enjoy, particularly at the weekends when you can take the kids out to see Santa or take the in-laws out to visit the Grinch. I’ve been brimming with blog ideas this month so I…

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My Obsession with the Greek Evil Eye

Have you ever felt unwell after someone has complimented you? Do you get a headache every time the old woman next door looks at you? If so, you may have been inflicted with the EVIL EYE. Known as the μάτι (mati), ‘eye’, the evil eye is a curse believed to be…

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Greek Goddess Hairstyle Tutorial VIDEO

After nervously releasing my Natural Greek Goddess Beauty Parody on YouTube last month, I was surprised at how many of you commented saying that you enjoyed my comical approach and would love to see more ‘vlogs’. I must stress that I have absolutely no wish to become an official YouTuber. For one…

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Pip’s Big Fat Greek Christening

A few weeks ago the second most important Big Fat Greek family event of my life occurred: my son’s christening. The first of course was my wedding. Which now pales in comparison to the christening. 

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