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Close Your Eyes Skin Lover, You’re On the Greek Isles – in San Francisco

How great is this? You're lying in a skincare studio in San Francisco, looking at what little decorations there are in a minimalist setting and it seems you're floating away to the Greek islands.

That's just what the designer of Monastery, Jacqueline Sullivan, had in mind when choosing the décor, picking what reminds of the Cycladic islands architecture and flora, to get you in that relaxed mood wondering what's behind the Platinum door.

She picked on the Greek heritage of the brand's founder, Athena Hewett, assembling an oh-so-modest look of a white-washed interior, punctuated with colorful objects and sculptural furniture, said the site The Spaces.

A chartreuse lacquered display table designed by Los Angeles studio Waka Waka provides a focal point, with complementary lighting and shelving filled with small objects, ceramics, stones and Greek candlesticks.

Hewett said her introduction into aromatherapy came from her grandmother, who would press skin-healing oil from their home-grown herbs and plants, the approach she takes to her place's ethos.

There's dried flower sculptures against a white wall to make sure you think you're in Greece, home of the sun.


NEW YORK – Entrepreneurs and friends, Nick Jonas and John Varvatos, along with one of the world's leading premium spirits organizations, Stoli Group, in 2019 introduced a collaborative project – Villa One Tequila.

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ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.


US Congress represenatives Gus Bilirakis of Florida and Nicole Malliotakis of New York – both Republicans – assailed President Joe Biden's administration for no longer supporting the EastMed pipeline project by Greece, Cyprus and Israel.


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY – In the presence of distinguished guests, the vasilopita was cut by the Federation of Greek American Educators in the community hall at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights on January 23.


Meet Methuselah, the Oldest Living Aquarium Fish

SAN FRANCISCO — Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world.

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