June 23, 2015

the noel bar: for it’s always christmas!

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How do you celebrate the beginning of a new era with a good friend? Maybe over a”Kunta Kinte” cocktail? Is it Noel that makes everything seem perfect and optimistic and joyful? Is it the name? Or the vibes? Or the warmest atmosphere in town? Yes it is! It’s Christmas day in the middle of a flaming, balmy summer!

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So if you ask me, there is really no better way to spend your afternoon, or night, or even your morning day-off but celebrating your small achievements at Noel, surrounded by gipsy, jazz, funk and soul tunes, baroque, theatrical and mystical interior touches and any of the cocktails and dishes from the menu!

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 Nikki enjoyed the “Kunta Kinte” cocktail, a Mediterranean version of the Polynesian “Tiki”. The sips i stole from her glass reassured me that following Yiannis Korovesis and his cocktail list  at any spot around town was proven the right thing!

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Now are you ready to shut down your laptop, grab your things and your bestie and reserve a seat at the bar? It’s a magical place, turning your wishes into actual goals. And if you dare to imply that I’m exaggerating, i have to pinpoint that here it’s Noel, οr Christmas in the middle of June and yes, everything is possible!

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our advice: apart from the cocktails, do try the thin truffle pizza and the Sunday brunch menu! our favourite spot is near the window or at any seat under the chandeliers!  And don’t forget that the Nasturtium flower in the ”Kunta Kinte” cocktail is edible too!

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Noel Bar, 59B Kolotroni Street, Athens. For more information visit their Facebook page here.

(photos by Gertrude, thank you Nikki for sharing you thoughts, your love and your cocktails with me!)

June 20, 2015

outdoor living!

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Do you a have a special room for the ice-cream hour? For me the front balcony can perfectly host the refreshing events, including the cocktail and the granita hour! So if there in an outdoor space that hasn’t yet been treated right, go for a mini decoration party! Do as you please, but don’t forget your string lights, some fancy pillows, a hammock or a scarf tent, thousand of pots and plants, lots of colour and your favourite music! Enjoy alfresco!

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