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FYC – Frozen Yogurt Café 4- Thessaloniki - StylishlyBeautiful.com

FYC was the first Frozen Yogurt place that opened up in Thessaloniki at the end of 2011, and it’s actually the only one that makes fresh frozen yogurt from scratch. The place came highly recommended and once I visited it, there was no doubt that it was the best of the city. I always stop by FYC when I’m downtown and I’ve taken the girls of the team there, many times. It was recently renovated and as you can see the place looks amazing: modern and minimal. Its frozen yogurt is always fresh and delicious and you can find it in many popular flavors, and with tons of toppings to put on it. Apart from the frozen yogurt which is the main attraction of the place, they also serve smoothies, coffees, waffles, crepes, and lots of different kinds of refreshments. We definitely recommend the pyramid delight (pictured below), where you can choose 3 toppings to put on top of 3 layers of froyo. It’s absolutely scrumptious!

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Spoon Thessaloniki 9- StylishlyBeautiful.comAs you already know, Stylishly Beautiful’s team loves both sweet and savory dishes. But there are times when we can’t resist some temptations. That’s why, our visit to Spoon was inevitable. It’s a sunny and beautiful coffee shop in Thessaloniki’s center with pleasant environment and friendly staff. Personally, I had heard about it because of its waffles, on top of which you can add whatever ingredients you want and create your own sweet combination. Apart from that, you are going to find some great suggestions for breakfast there, like delicious juices and smoothies and various seasonal salads for brunch. One visit will be enough for you to love it like we do, trust us!!

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The prince barsserie - Mediterranean cosmos Thessaloniki 5- StylishlyBeautiful.com

Since the day I found out about The Prince Barsserie, I kind of got addicted to it, and now I go there all the time. Of course I had to take my friends there too, and now it’s our favorite spot when we’re at Mediterranean Cosmos mall in Thessaloniki. The thing that all of us loved the most about this place is its breakfast and lunch. From Monday to Friday you can enjoy your breakfast, choosing among many delicious plates from their menu, while on weekends we suggest you try their brunch, which you’ll find at their buffet from 10 to 13.30, where there’s a great variety of food and drinks to choose from. At the Prince Barsserie, you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner, choosing the most delicious and original foods which you won’t find anywhere else, from their menu, or simply have coffee or drinks with your friends. The place is beautifully decorated and has a very friendly and polite staff. If you are in Thessaloniki, we strongly recommend this place!

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Estrella by Stylishly Beautiful 1

Estrella is a cute and cozy restaurant in Thessaloniki’s center with friendly staff. It is well-known for creating the famous “bougatsan”, a hybrid dessert. More specifically, it’s a homemade butter croissant with warm bougatsa cream which contains real Madagascar vanilla.
As food lovers with a sweet tooth, we had to visit it. Our first impressions are very positive. In its menu, you will find both sweet and savory dishes, suitable for breakfast and brunch. The dishes are beautifully decorated like the ones you’ll find in expensive restaurants. The bougatsan comes in 5 variations; We tried 3 of them: the classic one, one with chocolate and one with red fruits, and we’ll probably try the rest of them in the near future. We also couldn’t resist trying an omelet with bacon and cheddar, scrambled eggs on a bagel and French toasts with turkey and cheddar. And for the smoothie-addicts, there are some delicious suggestions waiting for you. Needless to say, you have to visit it yourself in order to discover Estrella’s delights!!

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Meet the designer - Athanasiou Elena - StylishlyBeautiful.com

We met Elena Athanasiou (and her sweet parents) at their workshop in Ampelokipoi, Thessaloniki, last week. We first came in contact with her work, some months ago, and we really wanted to meet her in person and interview her for Stylishly Beautiful. She welcomed us to her workshop, where she gave us the tour of her space, and informed us about her handmade leather bags which she creates with the help of her parents who have a big experience in the field. Elena started her personal collection of handmade bags in the past 3 years, but you can already see clearly how talented she is. Apart from that she’s the sweetest person you can meet, and we’re sure that she has a bright future in front of her. So, let’s meet her through the interview she gave us.

1) Stylishly Beautiful Team (from now on SBT): Tell us a few things about yourself. 

I was born and raised in Thessaloniki. Ive been in the field of fashion, and more specifically in the field of women’s bags, from a very young age, due to our family business. For the past 3 years, I work on my personal collections, which I  design and fabricate.

2) SBT: What initiated the creation of Elena Athanasiou exclusive bags?

I started doodling my first designs in winter of 2011, while I was at the traditional workshop of my family, in Thessaloniki, which operates since 1992. The truth is that things went relatively quickly from there, since my first Elena Athanasiou Bag was sold in January 2012. 

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3) SBT: What materials do you use for your bags?

I mostly work with 100% genuine leather from Spain.

4) SBT: What inspired your own creations?

Inspiration comes from the simplest, everyday stimuli, which could be a painting or a quick glimpse through the car window while driving through the center of the city.

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5) SBT: Are you influenced by the fashion trends in creating one of your own designs, or are you based exclusively on your own inspiration?

Fashion is definitely something that influences us all, more or less. But I’m always trying to make my creations timeless, so they can last much more than one or two seasons.

6) SBT: How time consuming is the creation of a bag? 

The process has the following stages: Design, Pattern, Sample Final Product. There is no particular timeframe in the creation of a bag. Each bag, can stall you more or less than another one, in each of these stages.

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7) SBT: Which is your most favorite piece, among those you’ve designed so far? 

I don’t have a favorite piece, but I do have a favorite series, and that is «vacchetta».

8) SBT: Which are your future plans/dreams? 

After establishing my brand in my own city, Thessaloniki, I would like to open up an Elena Athanasiou Bags store in Athens.

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9) SBT: Tell us a few things you’d like us to know about you and your bags…

There are certain collections that I present every 3 months, but what makes us special is that we can intervene many times at the first stages of our collections, and create bags that are close to the taste and the aesthetics of each of our clients. We can customize the bags by changing the straps (long or short), the color (many options), the inside of the bag (with or without a lining), the outside (with nickel, gold or without any metallics) or anywhere else, according to the order of our clients. So everyone can create the bag of their dreams, based on our collections.

10) SBT: Where can we find the Elena Athanasiou exclusive bags?

You can find them at our workshop: Eleutherias 52, Ampelokipoi, Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310 742 968. On our site: www.elenaathanasioubags.gr. On Instagram athanasiouelena, and on our Facebook page: Elena Athanasiou Exclusive Bags.

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A Stylishly Beautiful Christmas 8- photoshoot - StylishlyBeautiful.comSince it’s the first Christmas of Stylishly Beautiful, we thought it would be a nice idea to include George to our Christmas photoshoot, a kind of new tradition that only started last year. He happily accepted to be with us, so we spent 1.5-2 months organizing everything, till we could have this shoot for the 5 of us. We would have loved to be the full team together, but unfortunately, Denise couldn’t come to Greece (she has also planned something special for later today, though), but we’re hoping to be all together in future shootings (and finally have an official Stylishly Beautiful Team photo). That day we celebrated Christmas (a little earlier) together, so we can have our party, and spend the actual holidays with our families. Of course we had to dress up and of course we also had to make homemade delicacies to devour later (after the pizzas we ate). We also took footage for a little backstage video, as we wanted to start our Youtube channel (we have so many ideas for that channel, so make sure to subscribe to stay updated!).

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Meet the designer - Natalia Largenti 2-StylishlyBeautiful.com

I’ve known Natalia since we were little kids. We were actually classmates and friends since elementary school. Even back then she was restless, with artistic concerns and she loved to create. Not much has changed since then; Natalia is still a creative soul, but this time she transforms her artistic concerns into gorgeous designs that every woman would love. A visit to her store, Largenti, will convince you! She loves her work and it shows in each of her designs, since she makes sure that all her customers are more than happy and satisfied, with taking care of every single detail.

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As days go by, Stylishly Beautiful will be evolving and we will be sharing new columns and ideas with you! So today we are about to present you our new column called ”places” which will be about the best ”places to be and visit” in our city (or the cities where the other two ”crew members” live). We love these places and we often visit them as a team to exchange thoughts and new ideas about our site! So today we proudly present to you our beloved Sugar Angel | Workshop & coffee in our beautiful Thessaloniki

Since we found out about it, this is the only coffee-place we choose to visit in Thessaloniki and the reasons are countless! Just to start, the place is so gorgeously decorated, with the air of a French bistro and many vintage mirrors! There are always fresh flowers on the tables and the most important thing is that it’s a smoke-free place!

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