Lifestyle Monthly Favourites

June Favourites 2023

Music

The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley

An iconic Elvis Presley song that was introduced to me by my father.

Missing You – John Waite

A 1984 gem that describes how it feels to miss your ex-lover, while trying to deny those feelings.

Rum And Coca Cola – The Andrews Sisters

A fun little song about one of my favourite drinks…

Cherokee – Ray Noble & His Orchestra

Ray Noble’s Native American inspired songs such as Cherokee are wonderful jazz standards of the 1930s that still appeal to a large audience today.

Oh Mami – Eeni Foureira ft. MC Daddy

Eleni Foureira’s comeback after her pregnancy is a dynamic summer song that will certainly leave its mark.

Books

The Moonlight Sonata by Yiannis Ritsos

In 1956, the poet Dimitris Doukaris, a friend of Ritsos, went to the Athenian house of the poet Melissanthi to express his condolences for the death of her husband. When the time came to take his leave, the woman told him that she would accompany him to the endo of the street.

And then another street, and another, until they arrived at his house. Then she went back.

The street was uphill. As she reached the top of the hill, her mourning-clad silhouette was oulined against the rissing full moon.

This simple anecdote that Doukaris told hid friend gave rise to this poetic monologue, one of the most beautiful ever written.

Life in the Victorian Age by Andrew Kerr-Jarrett

A illustrated edition in the “Journeys into the Past” series that is very informative about daily life in the Victorian era.

Movies

Invitation to a Murder (2023)

1934. Miranda Green and five other strangers, are invited to the remote island mansion of billionaire Lewis Findley. As the weekend progresses the clues about why they have been invited begin to unfold along with a sinister mystery.

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships — both old and new — begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

Shops

Zakapa

📍Constantinou Oraiopoulou 2, Iraklio, Athens, Greece

Zakapa is an all day bar in the northern suburbs of Athens that is ideal for a drink after work.

Aktaion

📍Liberty Square, Rhodes, Greece

This historic cafĂ© is near the port and it’s magnificent view of the sea as well as it’s delicious treats make it among the best in the island of Rhodes.

Mevlana Shisha Bar

📍Socratous 76, Rhodes, Greece

Mevlana is a tradiotional Turkish café in the old town of Rhodes, near the Mosque of Suleiman.

Some local friends took me there and we had an amazing time with Turkish coffee, tea and iced shisha.

Ahoy Dive Bar

📍Platonos 14, Rhodes, Greece

Another place that my local friends insisted we visit. Ahoy is a brand new bar that specialises in numerous alcohol brands and offers high quality drinks and cocktails.

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