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fun day at the women’s market in the old town of Nicosia

We had the most fun day ever today. Two of my closest friends joined me and Georgie for a day in the old town of Nicosia. I love those parts of town. My last job was bang in the heart of everything and it was one of the reasons why I loved my day-to-day routine.

Every first Saturday of the month a little market called Gynaikopazaro – women’s market- is held at the end of Ledra Street. It is the same spot where the original Gynaikopazaro was held in the 20s. No men were allowed then and women would sell homemade goods ranging from food to linen. Today more than 30 traders set up tables full of handmade goodies and brilliant secondhand finds that make up a beautiful creative atmosphere. Today was special though as my favorite cupcakes were on sale. Two sisters with busy schedules bake a variety of cupcakes – coffee, chocolate, vanilla, lemon, carrot- decorate them oh so beautifully and then dare you not to try them. Couldn’t resist. Never can.And while hours can be spent scouring through the accessories, books and clothes, a little shop called My Shop is another reason Ledra Street tops my list of places to go. Run by the same person who organizes the market, My Shop is a haven for retro lovers. There’s antique furniture, French Connection clothes, Cowshed products and the coolest retro home decor I ever did see. Actually I don’t want to ruin it with my rambling so have a look at the pics. Phenomenal, right?

So after our little shopping expedition we headed to Diosmos and Kanella, a shabby chic cafe on Onasagorou street where we all munched on mushroom risotto and a rocket salad. Divine. Georgie loved the risotto so I guess I can add that to his ever-expanding diet.

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  • Reply teafortwo cupcakes May 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    great blog eleni!! keep up the good work!

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