August 3, 2015

Cats love Tease

Here in Cats Love Athens, we are known for maintaining a loyal relationship with beautiful bakeries and pastry shops. While i was in Lisbon some days ago, i was strolling somewhere near Rossio, quite close to the Botanical Garden , in the Pra├ža das Flores, when i found the cutest pastry shop in Lisbon. Its name is Tease.

Tease has a big variety of cupcakes, tarts, yummy cakes, great coffee and basically anything anyone would want for breakfast. The cupcakes are filled with fruit flavors such as mango and its sandwitches are what champions should have for breakfast.

I went there almost every day i was in Lisbon and my days there started in the best possible way. If you ever find yourselves in Lisbon, you should definitely pay it a visit.

info: tease bakery

July 31, 2015

Once upon a time in a cat cafe

A few days ago, I had the chance to visit the marvelous "Lady Dinah's cat emporium" cat cafe in East London. As you are all aware of we are huge cat lovers and this cafe had to be our ultimate tea-time destination. Well, I have to admit that this place, which combines fluffy cats with tea and tasty cakes is indeed the best cafe that I have ever visited.

Our 1h 30 minutes visit included a lot of cat strokes, games with the cats, bird watching, drinking tea and eating yummy cakes. It was a truly unforgettable experience.

July 27, 2015

Um gato em Lisboa

''For me no flowers can match the endlessly varied colours of Lisbon in the sunlight''
                                                                    -Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

July 24, 2015

A letter to Aggeliki from Lisbon

Dear Aggeliki,

I received your letter and i hope you are well. The last couple of weeks were a bit hectic about our country's financial state, but now things have started to get a little better and we all hope for the best. I really like the park that you visited and i wish i'd be there to go for a stroll with you.

This month was really special to me because i got to visit Lisbon, Portugal. The first images from my vacations were from the super cute hostel that i stayed in ,Traveller's House, which is literally in the heart of the city.  I arrived on Saturday, July 11th  and since then i experienced the most colourful city i have ever seen. Lisbon is full of warm and friendly people, yummy food, and a relaxed and breezy atmosphere that makes you want to stay there forever. 

I flicked through the pages of pretty books about gardens of the city in a beautiful shop downtown, called A Vida Portuguesa. This place has the nicest things, such as fragrant soaps, city postcards, colourful tins of yummy fish, books about Lisbon, chocolate bonbons and generally beautiful objects that tell an extraordinary and revealing story about Lisbon, its people and its particular taste, and stuff that showcase Portugal in a surprising light.

I went to LX Factory, a special little place in Alcantara-Mar after a nice stroll in Belem. I found and bought a cute little ''Pepa loves'' bag that i carried with me everywhere in the city.

I visited the museum dedicated to Fernando Pessoa, Portugal's most notorious author. There were many things of him there, his last pair of glasses, his passport, furniture of his bedroom, manuscripts, even his very own typewriter. One could almost feel as nostalgic in there as when one reads the Book of Disquiet.

I even visited the Oceanarium of Lisbon. Look how cute these little penguins are! 
The truth is that i saw and experienced so many things in Lisbon, that won't fit in one letter. More to come soon! 

Lots of kisses and hugs!!

July 20, 2015

A letter to Georgia from London

Dear Georgia,

I hope your are well. I'm looking forward to hearing about all your recent adventures. Well, today I'd like to write you about something important, something that really matters and in the end it's the only thing that we really possess. Memories, memories of all these people we really love and care about.

All these past days we lived terrible moments of fear, disorientation and fanaticism. During all these past weeks I had a growing feeling to book a flight and come back to Athens. I was so homesick because I miss Athens, I miss my family, my cat, you and all my friends. Even though Greece was in the front page of all newspapers, I really wanted to go back to all those places where I lived so many precious moments, to relive all my memories.

Recently I read on ''Kafka on the shore" by Haruki Murakami that "Memories warm you up from the inside, but also tear you apart". I firmly believe that this quote is so true. So, I'd like to show you this beautiful park, to share with you these fresh memories of mine and in one way you could be a part of them as well.

So, Holland park is a little cozy park in the middle of this busy city, a true paradise. There, you can see couples sitting side by side, holding hands and reading books, families having yummy picnics on the grass. You can enjoy a lovely stroll through a romantic garden with colourful roses and the peaceful Kyoto garden, which is a place dedicated to the Japanese culture.

Every single thing in this garden has its "memories", like these logs. They carry so many stories from the past, their stories.

 Oh! Also, I'd like to show you this vase because it reminds me that all we need is indeed love and of course some flowers...

Lots of kisses and hugs!!!