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French but with Eastern European origins, I am married to a Greek and live in the UK. After 15 years in advertising I felt like putting my own creativity to the test via The Continental Touch

  • French Women: Revisiting the Myth

    How to be a Parisian wherever you are … I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm when my lovely neighbour knocked at the door one morning to give me a double spread she found in the Sunday Times dated 24/08. ‘Perfect, this… Read More ›

  • Oktoberfest

    October is upon us. It is the month to celebrate beer and sausage in style, and to enjoy an Oktoberfest. Did you know that, in the past, a frankfurter sausage was synonym of luxury? Think about it… next time you… Read More ›

  • Philotimo or The Greek Secret

    This morning, my Greek husband kindly shared this short movie with me. 15 mn well worth watching. It’s about values and how one Greek word, φιλότιμο/philotimo (literally love of honor/friend of honor), has inspired – and still inspires – successful… Read More ›

  • CT is for Cretan Tale – our logo explained

    Having studied literature and philosophy in France, and having spent some years in advertising, I developed the ability of rationalising, post-rationalising, interpreting, over-analising and over-thinking, giving a meaning to things that weren’t even particularly looking for one. When I came… Read More ›

  • CT is for Continental Touch

    The Continental Touch will make you discover (or rediscover) Continental European living. It’s all about modus vivendi; lifestyle. How did the idea come about? As my dad would say, if I got £1 (or €1 for that matter) each time… Read More ›

  • Hello les jolis foulards…

    Summer is on its way, our woolen scarves have found their place at the bottom of our drawers and we can say Hello to lighter options: the ‘foulards’ – French for neck scarf. When I was a teenager, one of… Read More ›

  • Thank You

    To all our followers so far: thank You! We have reached the 1,000 mark and are delighted that our concept could appeal to people like you, all over the world. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions… Read More ›

  • Easter in Kerkyra (Corfu)

    Easter is just a couple of days away. We could have written a post about Easter eggs, about Catholic versus Orthodox Easter (on the same day this year) or about Tsoureki (a traditional sweet Easter bread) But…. 1/ We’ll prepare… Read More ›

  • Bonne Journée!

    Today is the International Francophonie Day (Journée internationale de la Francophonie), which celebrates French language and culture across the world. ‘Francophonie’ shouldn’t be defined in geographical, political or historical terms only. It is more than that: It’s about shared values… Read More ›

  • Tell me lies or ‘Raconte moi des salades’

    ‘Raconter des salades’ is an expression that means ‘telling lies’ in French… Well, on this occasion, we won’t be telling you lies when we talk salad. What’s to say about salad? For a start, I have always been puzzled by… Read More ›