The Benefits of Travel

The Benefits of Travel

I’m feeling the inspiration and creativity that comes from traveling.

When we travel we are open to new experiences, new tastes, new sights, new smells, new rhythms, and to new people. We met many lovely people along the way from a talented French man who was on our train returning home from Venice to France. I simply adored hearing him say “oui madam”!!!

The Benefits of TravellingHe had just finished his engagement as MC and as a performer at Carnevale in Venice. Those closest to me know that I would love to attend Carnevale in Venice and when I learned that our plans in Italy meant we couldn’t attend I felt just that little pang of sadness. But the universe brought Carnevale to me, and I experienced it through his amazing photos and stories. The colours, the costumes, and the make up that took more than two hours to apply, allowed the experience to unfold right before my eyes. Such a gift.

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye.

Then we met a wonderful, gorgeous Italian taxi driver with a beautiful presence, sparkling blue eyes and heartwarming smile. He is also a model (with dignity), is moving into his new home and is now working on decorating and styling plans with his interior designer.

We were so impressed with this young (33 year old) man that we engaged his services for three more taxi trips. In conversation he told us his birthday was coming up and it just happened to coincide with mine! That’s the third person to come into my life who celebrates on the 26th.

What surprised me the most is that he messaged my husband all the way from Italy to wish me a happy birthday!!!

Travel expands our thoughts, our relationships and makes one realise that we have more in common than we do differences. Finally, in the words of Mark Twain….

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness”.

 

Love to you all

Eugenia xx

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Greek Life now available at Wallaroo and the Riverland

Greek Life now available at Wallaroo and the Riverland

I’m super excited to have met the lovely Jane who has opened a pop-up shop in the seaside township of Wallaroo.

You can find Villa34 just outside the new Foodland in the mall, and if you step inside this lovely little store you will be amazed by the wonderful range of beautiful homewares, fashion, coastal themed decor, and of course you can get your signed copies of Greek Life.

Villa34 has a bricks and mortar store in the Riverland at Barmera as well as the pop-up store that is located at Wallaroo for the summer.

I’m so happy to have met Jane, who is a kindred spirit, and is deeply passionate about home styling, interiors, and fashion, and I’m proud to have my book Greek Life stocked in her seaside pop-up store and at Barmera in the Riverland.

Take some respite from the heat of the day to be inspired by this lovely shop that is so conveniently located.

 

Do drop in to see Jane to get your signed copies of the Gourmand award winning book Greek Life, and to get something special for your home.

Support local. Buy local. Support those who support me.

Happy holidays!

Eugenia xx

 

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Free Calendar from Greek Lifestyle

Welcome to Greek Lifestyle!

I’ve had some wonderful days at my beach house, dipping my toes into the sea, soaking up some sun, enjoying the salt on my skin, and sipping the amazingly delicious Greek style icy cold coffee frappe.

I’ve spent time with my husband, prepared delicious meals and enjoyed the ‘catch of the day’ from his many hours spent fishing. Long walks by the sea helped center my thoughts and my spirit. I ate, drank and celebrated the festive season with our neighbours and indulged in a few too many treats! I planned my year ahead and reflected on the year that was. I quietly celebrated within my heart the joys and accomplishments for me, both as an author and as a professional, and took the valuable time to reflect on the beautiful man my late father was and just how much I’m missing him.

This meant that I was a little late in creating my calendar.  So here it is, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing you the first free, downloadable and printable calendar for 2018. You can find the link at the bottom of this post.

Eugenia PantahosAs  you know, I love thought inspiring philosophy, and I simply love to be organised. As a way to say ‘thank you’ for joining me in the celebration of Greek Life, this simple yet sophisticated calendar will add a touch of glamour to your home or office. I like to put mine on a clipboard in my office and I also keep a copy on my fridge.

The free calendar from Greek Lifestyle offers an inspiring quote, it has plenty of room to make notes for each day of the month, includes a list of the 3 things on your weekly to-do-list, plus a little space for the things that you mustn’t forget.

I do hope that you enjoy this gift from me to you!

Spread the word, and let you family and friends enjoy the experience too.

You can download your free printable calendar here.

Enjoy!

Eugenia xox

 

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Greek Life a Self-Published Success Story

Greek Life a Self-Published Success Story

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A little while ago, I learned that my book Greek Life, a celebration of family, culture, and food, was to be shared as an example of what a self-published book could look like. with regard to design, layout, and content. A much respected book store owner who fell in love with Greek Life when she first saw it, was the guest speaker at this event and she had chosen my book as an exemplary example of a self-published book!

What you need to know NOW about Greek Life

A book about family, culture and food by Eugenia Pantahos

My friend Doris had called me excitedly to let me know that that my book Greek Life was to be discussed at this event.  Naturally I jumped at the opportunity and eagerly accepted Doris’ invitation to join her, and  when I arrived I found that Doris had reserved a place for me to sit next to her . The two of us were first time authors and we listened and learned about others who had gone before us on this unknown journey of writing and publishing.

You can only imagine my surprise that Greek Life was to be showcased by such a respected person, and of course, how could I not go along to listen to what she had to say.

I sat there in awe, watching her hold up my book, and talk about not only the design elements, but also about the way in which I wrote Greek Life, describing it as tenderly written. I know that my readers express the same experience when reading Greek Life, often being moved by the story of family and the anthologies surrounding the food.

This lady was so passionate about my book, and what was amazing is that with her expertise and years of experience she instantly recognised the ‘non-negotiable’ design elements that  I had envisioned for my book.

It was a moment that I won’t forget, seeing my book being held up for all to see, and certain pages shown to the audience. Seeing this through the eyes of an audience member, but also as the author, was surreal and humbling.  I felt quietly proud to have my book discussed so passionately.I was simply amazed that my book had been chosen for this event, and thank Charmaine from Mostly Books for her heartfelt and professional views.

Eugenia Pantahos is bringing her book Greek Life to Canberra. Join her as she shares her story. Signed copies of this limited edition book available on the night. Don't miss out!!!

Greek Life – a self publishing success story

When bringing Greek Life to life, my vision was to publish a book of the highest quality, one that created a celebration around Greek culture, and one that was supported by thought inspiring philosophy and beautiful photography. Choosing the final fonts and colour schemes, and the placement of images in a meaningful way, meant that Greek Life is now regarded as the foremost book on Greek culture. That’s something I’m truly proud of.

Join those around the world who have placed Greek Life at the heart of their homes. Learn about the essence of the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle that is celebrated through seasonal and delicious food both for times of celebration and for observing cultural events. Be moved by the story of family and migration, and harness your inner domestic god or goddess as you experience ‘real’ Greek food. Expand your thinking with thought inspiring philosophy, and take an intimate journey with me through the pages of Greek Life.

If you would like to watch this short 2 minute expose start listening from 19 minutes in 🙂

I hope you enjoy this little clip!
Eugenia xox
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Greek Life a special order

Greek Life, a special order.

Welcome to Greek Lifestyle!

I’ve been busy autographing books and getting them into my wonderful stockists. Have you got your signed copies of Greek Life yet? If not, simply visit the most convenient store in your state. The full list of stockists can be found here.

Signed copies of Greek LifeThese copies of Greek Life are being sent out as a special order and I’ve personalised and autographed them especially for my customer.

Wherever you live in Australia, be it South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia, you’ll be sure to find a stockist nearest you.

If you live remotely, then I’m happy to personalise your books and have them sent direct to you. Simply email me at jeanie.pantahos@bigpond.com

The hardcover version of Greek Life can easily be posted overseas for those living outside Australia. As you would expect, postage and handling will cost a bit more, but I know that it will be worth it. Need convincing? Check out the amazing REVIEWS that my readers have sent me.

Greek Life is a great gift for birthdays, graduations, kitchen teas, for your bridal party, Christmas or any occasion for that matter.

I love learning what Greek Life means to those who have my book, whether they chose to buy it, or were given it as a gift. My heart skips a beat and is filled with joy and happiness, as my readers share the similarities of their family’s journey, share their thoughts, or when they send photos of the book sitting in pride of place in their homes.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me on this journey.

Love and blessings,

Eugenia xx

 

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Greek Galatopita

Greek Galatopita – Milk Pie

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Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy a delicious and mouthwatering Greek Milk Pie, known as Galtatopita. You’ll love the aromas of vanilla essence and the creaminess of this amazing milk pie. Enjoyed warm, or chilled overnight, it matters not. Cut this pie into pretty diamond shapes, and place on your most gorgeous cake plate….and then quite simply surrender to the deliciousness that is Galatopita. The recipe can be found in my book Greek Life. You will love this family favourite. Here’s a clip of how to make this sublime Greek sweet.

Enjoy the gastronomic journey!

Eugenia xx

 

 

 

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Greek Life – a book about family, culture and food

Greek Life – a book about family, culture and food

My journey as an author has been exciting and unexpected. When I first published Greek Life, it was to be a family book to pass on to future generations of my immediate and extended family. It’s become so much more. Now Greek Life is available nationally within Australia and more recently 3 amazing business have added my book to their shops.

I’m thrilled to announce that Greek Life is now available in Hobart, Perth and Darwin! If you live in these wonderful places, I’m asking ‘have you got your copies of the limited edition cultural cook book Greek Life’?

If not, don’t delay. Get yours from Hill Street Grocer in Hobart, Boffins Books in Perth, and Parap Fine Foods in Darwin, and join the celebration that is Greek Life.

Learn about the when, why, and how of Greek culture, all brought together with authentic family recipes, thought inspiring philosophy, full colour photography, anthologies around food, the seasonality and benefits of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle and so much more.

Visit greeklifestyle.com.au to read to learn more about me and my book, to read Press and Reviews, and find an Australian stockists nearest you.

There is limited stock of this timeless book now in its second print run. Greek Life is a book of the highest quality in not just content but also in presentation. It sits proudly in homes around the globe, so be sure to add it to yours and to join the celebration that is Greek Life!

Eugenia xx

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