Friday, March 21, 2014

The Sun of a Beach Does Dublin

“When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”
― Seán O'CaseyThree More Plays: The Silver Tassie, Purple Dust, Red Roses For Me

The Forty Foot awe-inspiring curvy eroded rocks welcome the Sun of a Beach to a cloudy Ireland.

On St.Patrick's Day, I did not just choose to watch the parade extravaganza in downtown Dublin. The Irish sun was playing for yet another day "hide and seek" with my high expectations but  the futile date did not break my sun-hunting spirit. A visit to the Forty Foot in Dublin acted as a sort of cathartic pilgrimage to my overloaded mind. With me I fetched my new soft "friend" from home Athens, Greece, my Sun of a Beach towel. Founded by two beautiful, hard-working and summer-loving Greek women, fashion designer Melina Pispa and stylist Ellie Rountou, Sun of a Beach, the company that bears the familiar sea urchin as its logo, is a premium line of beach towels with a twist exclusively designed for the style-savvy beach bum, Melina and Ellie informed me upon their return from their successful Paris show where they exhibited their unique products last month.   

Melina Pispa & Ellie Rountou, AKA the Sun of a Beach duo extraordinaire

Made in Greece of stone beige 100% super soft Egyptian cotton, my 95cm x 145cm lush beach towel with the eye-catching summer-themed print from the "Heart Urchin" collection, harmoniously blended in the historic suburban Dún Laoghaire seascape. Depicting sand dunes and blue skies tinted with hazy clouds here and there, the printed cotton fabric on the one side of the towel works as an aesthetically pleasing generous canvas that has also a practical purpose: it is exceptionally smooth, absorbent, comfy, pretty and indulgent. It also comes with a very snazzy burlap bag with the ingenious sea urchin emblem and logo that can be used as a beach bag: 2 in 1! And they are not just for the summer but for all year round, for boys and girls. Recently, a new collection for children (Little Urchin) and babies (Baby Urchin) was inaugurated.  

The only thing that is left is for the sun to appear at last and I am gone again with my Sun of the Beach cosy companion and my surf board. To be continued, then. 

See you at the beach!


Find your favourite Sun of a Beach towels on our eshop:

or at the following stores:

ATTICA, Golden Hall, 37A Kifissias av., Marousi, Athens, +30 211 1814000

POP UP STORE, 2 Patriarchou Ioakeim, Kolonaki, Athens, Greece, +30 210 7238981

A LA MODE, 27 I.Metaxa, Glifada, Athens, Greece, +30 210 8982024

A LA MODE, 38, Sotiros, Piraeus, Athens, Greece, +30 210 4221946

ZALI, Antiparos Agora, Greece, +30 22840 61717

BELVEDERE Hotel, Mykonos, Greece, +30 22890 25122

DETROIT, 6-8 Kiriazi Str, Kifisia, Greece, +30 210 6232886

JETBLACK, Limanaki Naousa, Agora Parikia, Paros Island, Greece, +30 2840 23877

ROOM 96, 96 Filoktitou str, Ilion, Athens, Greece, +30 2102692822

SOTRIS MYKONOS, 12 Matoyianni, Myconos, Greece, +30 2289077213

ZAFEIRIA, Chora Patmos, Greece tel:+30 2247033373

KIKA BEACH, Paralia Vrahatiou, Greece tel: +30 27410 55120

L'ILE CHAUSEE, Apolonia, Sifnos, Greece tel: +30 22840 33922

FENA FRESH, Pavlou Mela 8, Thesaloniki, Greece tel: +30 2310 257447

MYRTO , Ethikis Adistaseos 4 Ierapetra, Crete, Greece, tel: +30 28420 27275

C de C by Cordelia de Castellane, Irodotou 24, Kolonaki, Athens, Greece, tel +30 210 7291011, Kasaveti 19, Kifisia, Athens, Greece, tel +30 210 8086808

APRESKI, Nikiforou Theotoki 61, Kerkira, Greece, +30 26610 39975