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By Lena Harizopoulos

Paris, Cannes, Athens, Istanbul.
From rainy mornings at Saint Tropez, nights at Cannes’ Croisette, back to Athens and Chiara Feragni’s arrival to celebrate Madame Figaro’s 20th anniversary party , I always come to the conclusion that luxury is a state of mind.
It lies in the simplicity and the joie de vivre.

Last week’s joyful moments


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This is a shot I took, just before departing from Cannes.
There are no filters, because they are not needed.
The sun set light enabled me to shoot the best spontanuous pics

….Again here in Cannes, the thing I enjoyed the most was not my Michelin dinners or the champagne parties
but the jogging at the Croisette watching the changing colours of the sky and then resting on a bench watching the sea and the locals around me.


Back in Athens, the event of the season was the “Glitter Everywhere20 years party of Madame Figaro Magazine with Chiara Ferragni as guest of honour.
Here are a few peek of Chiara’s entrance plus the Maraveya & LenasBlackBook team before the party



Chiara Ferragni for the #GlitterEverywhere Madame Figaro party

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Pre party preparation at the Maraveya atelier, downtown Athens


Giouzenis jewels sent to us for #GlitterEverywhere MF party

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Vivianna Maraveya with a personalised Maraveya dress and our beautiful photografer Maria Lorenz

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Mary Sinatysaki and the Maraveya Team

After that fashion-glitz event, my agenda was full of tastings and launches, a few that I really enjoyed


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Chefi The restaurant. A dinner I enjoyed the most last week. A review coming up soon


New Bruch menu in town. CITY BISTRO-CITY LINK

New Bruch menu in town. CITY BISTRO-CITY LINK

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City Bistro s new brunch menu. Review coming soon…

….Stay tuned for Istanbul’s best and more festive Athenian moments to come next week