Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Beauty Happens

Fashion high priestess Suzy Menkes once described him as the man who “turned Grecian folds into 21st-century clothes” and his effortlessly fluid designs are anchored on the principles of complex simplicity and impeccable technique. Angelos Bratis – who worked alongside the likes of Vionnet as head designer and was hand-picked by Giorgio A...

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Corfu Cravings

For almost two decades, the prolific Irish journalist and author Richard Pine was a 'pen pal' to literary legend Lawrence Durrell.  The two writers were united in their passion for words but also shared an unshakeable bond with Corfu. Here, Richard Pine - who has just edited a previously unpublished novel of Lawrence Durrell’s set entirel...

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Memoir: The School of Life

John Zervos’ mid-century Spetses was a Spetses of shipping tycoons, Russian ballet legends, kings and presidents. Here, he shares with Insider his enduring impressions of his boarding school days at the Saronic island’s infamous Anargyrios College, which was modelled on Eton and immortalized in John Fowles' classic 'The Magus'. ...

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Mr. Hospitality: Chrysanthos Panas

He’s been dubbed The Greek Gatsby for his glamorous lifestyle and stellar A-list parties. But it’s in changing the shape and flavour of Athens’ entertainment landscape that Chrysanthos Panas will leave his true legacy, as Amanda Dardanis discovers. Accompanying Chrysanthos Panas for a stroll around his Athens stomping ground i...

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Daniel Egnéus: An Existentialist In Exile

Athens’ ‘in-your-face’ attitude and brutalist architecture finds its way into Daniel Egnéus' wistful illustrations and sketches. The Swedish-born artist – who has worked for some of the world’s mightiest brands including Chanel, BMW and Time Magazine - morphs the city’s beauty, warts and all, into a contemplative, illusionary poem, says S...

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