Spotlighting two of AWOG’s sponsors

Orsalia Partheni, President of Hellenic Designers Association

The Greek fashion world, with the newly-created Hellenic Designers Association, is hoping to bring together professionals in the field to allow them to better promote Greek fashion domestically as well as internationally, using all available means such as exhibitions, fashion shows and showrooms. Their first “live” meeting took place at Yes Hotel on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, for the cutting of the traditional New Year’s pitta, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our very own 2022 Heart Pillow sponsor, Orsalia Parthenis, is the president of the association.  Other board members include Vasilis Zoulias, vice-president, Ioanna Kourbela, secretary, and Konstantinos Tsigaros, treasurer.  Good luck, Orsalia!

We wish them the best of luck in their newest venture and are certain that Greek fashion will be recognized world-wide for its excellent quality as well as the creativity and flair of its designers!


Sixty-five years ago the first generation of the Tolis family from Ioannina initiated the family tradition in the food industry.  In 1977 Christos Tolis, of the second generation, opened his first Zaharoplasteio Tolis, in Nikaia, Piraeus.  By 2009 the third generation, Taso and Yiannis Tolis, took it a step forward by opening their first pastry factory, Ergastirio Tolis. Both had degrees as pastry chefs and wanted to expand so they opened their second Arto Zaharoplasteio Tolis, in Keratsini, Piraeus, with a full bread bakery on the premises, and along with the coffee, a variety of sandwiches to go, as well as a huge selection of sweets and ice cream.

However, they believed something was still missing. As of March 17, 2022, there came a new addition to the Tolis family:  Tolis SWEETS & EATS in Nikaia, Piraeus. This includes a full zaharoplasteio with bread baked on the premises daily, coffee, homemade ice cream, a vast variety of sweets and a menu of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, with wine and cocktails.

Our family firmly believes that if you continue to follow your dreams and love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life!

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