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UP IN THE AIR

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STYLE

UP IN THE AIR

Photographer: Panos Davios
Styling: Harris Davlas
Words by Eleni Papaioannou

High over the city, with a glass of pure Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva in my hands, I am the king of the world!

How many chances do you get to feel on top of the world, in one lifetime? Many, I will say. It all depends on the way you look at your life and the way you treat your reality. For me, it only takes a few things to get my spirits lifted, but they have to be exclusive and perfect. So, when I decide to make a perfect day out of an ordinary nine-to-five, I put on my favorite uniform and head up to A for Athens hotel in Monastiraki, watching the sun set through a perfect glass of Diplomatico.

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MY BASICS

·Looking at the color of this shirt just makes you want to dive into fresh, clear waters, am I right? For me it’s all about my love for blue, the connection to the sky and the love for fine fabrics, like cashmere.
·Brooks Brothers don’t only make the best suits around, they are also pretty handy with Bermuda shorts, as they treat them with the same respect and meticulousness they do a fine suit. They are comfortable, easy and very “dressy”.
·Are you over your espadrille complex yet? Because if you are, these fascinating knitted ones are just waiting for you to walk the line!
·Smart accessorizing is for smart people: whatever you might be wearing, if your watch and your sunglasses have this much personality, you are playing a whole different ballgame than anyone around you. Imagine being well dressed, as we are sure you are. Dynamite.

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WHERE TO BUY

·Blue plain Cotton Cashmere shirt by SuitSupply, available at www.suitsupply.com
·Madras Bermuda Shorts by Brooks Brothers, available at Brooks Brothers stores, 4 Stadiou Street & Golden Hall
·“Per la moda Cyclades” leather knitted espadrille, available at Perla Pura stores www.perlamoda.gr
·Watch Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph by OMEGA, available at www.omegawatches.com
·“Nomad” brown tortoise, white middle layer sunglasses by Jim Frames available at www.jimframes.com

HOW TO MAKE IT

Exclusiva Perfect Serve
·A serving of Reserva Exclusiva
·Jamon, pecan, orange cinnamon marmalade
We serve the Diplomatico in a cognac glass and offer accompanied by a pecan nut wrapped in jamon, and a teaspoon of orange cinnamon marmalade.

A FOR ATHENS
The rooms and apartments of this new urban hotel are right in the center of the city, above Monastiraki Square, and they have soon become the living and beating heart of the street. Everything is here; Psirri, Plaka and the Acropolis are just around the corner. I love the top floor, as it offers the most spectacular view of this historic and at the same time contemporary neighborhood. www.aforathens.com

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