Hello friends! How are you doing? I’ve just come off a long weekend (Monday was a holiday) but very cloudy and rainy. That’s why I’m reminiscing of the previous weekend when it was pleasant and sunny, os I took out my beige boots for a walk. On that said weekend, my husband ventured out in Gazi neighborhood of Athens. The area took its name by the Natural Gas plant that operated in the area, which is nowadays used for various exhibitions (in the past it has housed an art exhibition and numerous fashion shows), but also houses the Industrial Gas Museum and a cozy cafe that I’ve placed on my mental to-visit list.
The area around the former plant (now known as Technopolis Gazi) is full of restaurants, cafes and bars. The fact that a metro station opened up in the area almost 10 years ago made it even more accessible and popular. My favorite cafe/bar in the area has to be Gazi College, but on this occasion we had lunch at Butcher Shop, which as the name implies is ideal for meat lovers.
After lunch we explored the area a bit more by walking down Pireos street towards Benaki Museum (Pireos str Annex), which houses modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Currently it hosts “As One”, a collaboration between Neon and Marina Abramovich Institution, which runs until the 24th of April and I’d like to visit!
Opposite the museum is a real life chocolate factory which belongs to Pavlides Chocolate company (part of Mondelez International), which produces a renowned dark chocolate bars for more than 150 years among other chocolate related products!
My outfit for the day included something old and something new! The old is this patent leather clutch by Louis Vuitton which was my first luxury bag that I got 12 years ago thanks to a scholarship I got at university! The new things are my beige boots by Call It Spring, which I got from Asos. The boots have a long and funny story because when they first arrived each shoe had a different size and none of them was the size that I ordered! Asos customer care was super helpful and sent a replacement pair while I sent the initial back! So today I’m happy to rock my beige boots!