this local band based in Nicosia, are one of the few Cypriot bands that sing in English and tbh, they're unique in every sense of the word ... normally doing about 10 gigs a month the lockdown has given them time to think, differently, yet again!!!
My initial interest was to find out about their gins, Aris explained, "it's what originally brought us back to Cyprus, 'to create a quality craft gin'. Our initial inspiration was the aroma of The Troodos Mountains after a long dry summer when it first rains and we wanted to capture exactly that and put it in a bottle and we called it Aoratas Dry Gin which in fact last year won a gold medal.
It just wouldn't be a fantasy without the adult party games, you know, the ones your mum warned you about 😉 They're loads of fun, so might as well join in ! and and btw, on the way back to harbour there's another 30 minute free cocktail bar on the lower deck, and to top it off, tickets to the top clubs on the island … oh, and don’t worry if you forget your camera coz every trip is captured in HD
it must be contagious, coz everyone honks back . it's an awesome feeling !!
Yiolanda studies the fashion world with a passion, looking for the latest designs and as Brouska represent over 20 of the world's leading fashion designers, its almost a full time job, often visiting Italy, France, Greece and the UK to attend exhibitions and fashion shows. Together they bring you an impeccable collection of Clothes, Shoes and Unique Accessories
Roulla didn't want to just sell normal shoes, Roulla wanted high heels, naturally!, extreme design, of course!, extreme colours, why not?, crazy prints, the crazier the better!, oh and a few studs, that goes without saying, and she told me, within 6 months it was obvious there was a lot of ladies out there just like her age 18 to 90, yes 90 ...
This is a family run business, combining experience and a flair for design with traditional Cypriot hospitality presenting a showroom with an extensive and impressive choice of jewellery designs in platinum, gold and silver, individual pieces, fabulous sets and separate diamonds and gemstones, that can be expertly set into your own designs plus a complete silver collection and brand name watches ... icons and neat little, inexpensive souvenirs ...
George showed me around the grounds explaining; "You can learn so much about marine life here, and rivers and swamps and the Penguins, the first ever in the Mediterranean region, naturally kept comfortable in the appropriate climate controlled environment". Just watching one of their videos I amazingly learned that all Gold Fish don't have stomachs, so they have to keep eating, which means you should feed them small amounts 5 times a day, probably why I was never successful keeping one, but now I know!
I've had the pleasure to work closely with this impeccable hotel since 1993. To be honest if you ever stay here, there's a very good chance you'll go back! I think its because it's still a family run hotel, with many of their staff staying long enough to be family and its without a doubt regarded as one of Cyprus's finest hotels. In fact, they were recently awarded a Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award for 2021 to add to an ever increasing impressive list of awards over the years.
I was delighted to be invited to find out more about this exceptional, luxury chocolate manufacturing company. Established in 1990 by Constantinos' father Stavros. Their story is almost as lovely as their chocolate tastes ... omg! Constantinos made me very welcome as we talked about how it all started ...