Unusual Party..

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Unusual Party : a unique collaboration between Unusual Florence and Fabbrica Europa, held last Saturday at Spazio Alcatraz, Stazione Leopolda!

Music by the Parisian duo Nôze and the Tuscans  Celluloid Jam and Camillocromo Beat Band. Techno beats, electro-swing, pop, electronic and  folk, an amazing performance from all of them!

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

“Fuori di taste” 2014..

From 6-11 Mar 2014 Florence was full of delicious events due to Fuori di taste, the fair dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles.! Last year I attended only Boutique Nadine‘s event, but this year I had the chance to taste more in food and drink, and discover some new places around Florence!

Saturday for lunch I was at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro an amazing space between restaurant and wine bar along the Arno river. The event was called #ilgiroditaliaintrepiatti – a tour of Italy in three dishes prepared by the chef Andrea Campani. Later I visited the spectacular and inspiring furniture store Flair at Palazzo Gianfigliazzi Bonaparte, to taste the artisan chocolate Autore and Ivaldi’s Moscato D’ Asti. On Sunday I couldn’t miss Boutique Nadine‘s event “Marinai donne e guai” (sailors women and trouble). An unusual tasting of fish products, sweet temptations and lots of craft beer, all accompanied by the amazing performance of Compagnia Brick

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Andrea Campani – Allegra Giudici

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Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

– Lungarno Acciaiuoli 80r -50100 Florence +39 0550290423

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Flair (flagship store)

– Lungarno Corsini 24r – 50123 Florence +39 0552670154

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Stefano and Riccardo from gnam box

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Boutique Nadine

– Lungarno Acciaiuoli 22r – 50123 Florence +39 055287851

– Via de’ Benci 32r – 50123 Florence +39 0552478274

photos © chrysoula papagianni

About last “fuoriditaste” night..

Fuori di taste is back and this weekend Florence was full of delicious events! Soon I’m going to post photos from the events I attended but now I’m sharing with you some moments from yestereday’s party at UB vintage store with great music by Ghiaccioli e Branzini.. Enjoy!

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Rethink Athens : the transformation!

Almost a year ago we posted the results of the Rethink Athens competition won by the dutch office OKRA architects with the architectural proposal titled “One step beyond”. Yesterday was released an impressive video showing the transformation of the city center. The works for implementation will begin in the second half of 2014. Looking forward to that!

Linguini with Steamed Meatballs..

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Have a nice week everyone!

Lunch time and i’m at school eating a sandwich in front of my computer.. Yesterday however I prepared an amazing dish, pasta with steamed meatballs recipe by Gennaro Contaldo. You definitely have to try it!

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The photos of this recipe are taken with my new lens (thanks Katerina and Yiannis!!) and there isn’t any filter added! I can’t wait for the exams to be over so that I can use it outside my kitchen..!

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Ingredients

  • 100g stale bread, crusts removed
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 250g lean beef and pork mince
  • 1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • a handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g linguine
  • Parmesan cheese and rocket, to serve

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And below the video of Gennaro cooking!

photos © chrysoula papagianni

Pumpkin farfalle..

 

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Lunch time! Today we had an amazing pasta with pumpkin sauce, recipe by Gennaro Contaldo!

An amazing dish which is perfest for a quick lunch as it is really simple to prepare. That’s the thing I like about his recipes, they are very simple with few ingredients and always delicious! More recipes from Gennaro coming soon!

 

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Below you can see the recipe!

photos © chrysoula papagianni

 

 

Homesick..

3 months passed that I’m away from my home and my beloved Athens. Don’t get me wrong Florence is an amazing city, but it has a major drawback, there is no sea! Okay there’s the river, but can it be compared with the sea..? Very often i walk along the river, to relax or to drink a coffee, and of course to see the sunset! Walking by the sea however, has another feeling, the smell and the soft breeze, that’s the part i miss the most! Τhe most beautiful and relaxing walk is from my house to the Flisvos Marina!

A walk full of sun, palms, boats, people, dogs, bicycles, chess, colors! My favorite time to take this walk is around 16:30-17:00, until the sun goes down completely!

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This post is dedicated to my friend Thekli, who also loves those magical strolls!

photos © chrysoula papagianni

Thom dancing once again..

I’ve just heard this new song from Atoms for peace new album Amok.. It’s called Ingenue and Thom is dancing again!

Amok was released on February 25th and is available for streaming from February 18th..

The group consists of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar and piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea (bass), longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (keyboards, synths), Joey Waronker of Beck & R.E.M. (drums) and Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco (percussion).

The first songs i’ve heard from the album sound a lot like Radiohead stuff (to me), but i think that’s inevitable with Thom Yorke as a singer.. I just love him! What do you think?

Last September i had the chance to see Radiohead live here in Florence! It was an amazing evening that i’ll never forget.. Here are some photos from the concert..

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As you can see the stage was fantastic, for every song there was a different setting, a unique game of colors, lights, cameras and monitors that were constantly changing..

Below some photos while me and my friends were waiting for the concert to start..

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

Lightning Bolts

Nick Cave’s song about Athens.

“And in the cradle of democracy the pigeons are wearing gas masks”.

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

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