This is my edit of my favorite Greek small businesses and independent brands whose values and designs not only evoke a strong sense of community, but also joy, meraki and craftsmanship.
With Easter fast approaching, whether it’s creating a beautiful table setting for dining or looking for an elegant Easter candle for the church, WAKS is your go-to Greek brand for candles. Hand-poured and hand-packaged in a small production facility in Athens, WAKS candles are crafted with Greek-ness and sustainability at their core. WAKS candles are made of a blend of soya and beeswax; they have a 100% cotton wick, while Greek traditional crafts and clay-making techniques inspire their vessels and pots. Their glass, ceramic or wooden containers have been designed with upcycling in mind, as they can be reused around the house and the garden, while also being refillable. Comprised of comforting and indulgent lasting scents designed to uplift, refresh, rejuvenate and calm, WAKS candles are so reasonably priced. This Easter WAKS candles have joined forces with the jewelry brand Hermina Athens to create a limited edition of rustic Easter candles featuring a silver eye charm, that’s bound to sell out.
Here are some of my picks for something special for yourself or a gift for a loved one.
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I love eating and I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, as well as having people around. One of the biggest challenges, when I first moved in the city apartment with MrA, was to style a very old kitchen and later on to decorate a new, modern space that looked almost "clinical" without any accessories.
In both cases, my aim was to create an efficient, organized, but yet stylish kitchen. I was looking for space-saving storage solutions, so that I could have enough countertop space for food preparation, but at the same time to display utility items that would add a bit more personality and warmth to our kitchen, without creating a visual clutter.
Here are some ideas on how to create a stylish culinary stage that reflects your personality: