MARY-ANN & CO
Happy ‘International Women’s Day’

A message for ‘International Women’s Day’ The women of today could be described as strong fighters. They are asked to fulfill multiple roles daily and are expected to play these roles well. Being a mother (and very often a father), a wife, a lover, a housewife and of course.. a working professional can be a …

March 8, 2020
Sculpture appreciation at the V&A Museum in London

This month, I visited the V&A Museum in London, the world’s leading museum of art and design (and also my favourite museum 🙂 ). Whilst wandering around the museum’s halls, I came across a sculpture that I really liked named ‘Vertumnus and Pomona’. I took some photos of it and decided to research the story behind …

February 13, 2020
Good Girl Gone.. Blonde

Well well, let me begin by introducing myself. My name is no longer Mary-Ann, it is now Margot. Okay, I wish I was Margot Robbie but hey, I feel like a new person thanks to my new hair. Whether we admit it or not, hair is VERY important to many women. Each woman’s hair holds much …

January 15, 2020
2020, meet Mary-Ann

2020. Wow. I don’t know why, but this number makes me feel excited.  I’ve never been so excited for the arrival of a new year. Last year, I remember feeling so unbothered about the arrival of 2019. I mean, it is just a different year, right? Nothing changes. Unless you’re changing job, or moving to …

December 30, 2019
2020 – The Year of Thailand

I have decided that every year I am going to travel to a different country outside of Europe. And each year is going to have a theme, influenced by the country I travel to. Last year (July 2018), I travelled to California and spent about a month there. While I was there, I observed everything …

November 15, 2019
Our E-SHOP is Live

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF PRINTS. I have finally gained the confidence to set up my very own E-Shop as part of the MARY-ANN&CO website. I must admit, I feel pretty proud of myself as it did take me a while to figure out how to make it look nice, be user-friendly, and display all …

July 2, 2019
Q&A with MARY-ANN&CO

The other day, I was talking to a friend about the MARY-ANN&CO website and brand, as she was asking me a bunch of questions that I was surprised she didn’t already know the answers to. We have been friends since forever and she was one of the very first people I had talked to about the …

May 30, 2019
My 2019 Reading Journey

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Last year, before the arrival of 2018 I wrote a (very long) blog about how to change your game in 2018. 2017 was a tough but highly productive year for me. It was the ‘Year of Change’ as I moved from England to Cyprus, I worked three jobs simultaneously, I lost friends, …

January 2, 2019
Baker & Founder of ‘Peace of Cake’

I interviewed Rafaella Michailidou, an aspiring young lady, who has recently founded ‘Peace of Cake‘ , an innovative Cupcake business, with a twist. Rafaella is 26 years old, she has a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Biology, which she gained at the University of Cyprus and she also has a Plant-Based Professional Certification. Rafaella …

November 13, 2018
Drone Pilot & Founder of ‘National Drone Photography’

I spent an afternoon with Markos Charalambous, a very hard-working, creative and business-oriented 25-year-old. I originally decided to interview him as I was fascinated with his Drone Videography that I came across on YouTube, however during the interview, he revealed a lot of interesting facts about himself and his so-far professional path. Markos founded his …

October 15, 2018
Neapolitan Cuisine in the heart of San Francisco

In July 2018, during my visit to San Francisco, my friend and I decided to go for dinner at quaint little Italian Café, located in the Financial District. The name of it was ‘Caffé Macaroni‘, a cafè that has been in the heart of the City since 1990 and is so small, it can probably …

September 14, 2018
The world is a small place

It never ceases to amaze me how the phrase “It’s a small world” is so often casually used and yet so often is so unbelievably true. It’s also very true that it is never too late to follow your dreams, regardless of your age or circumstances. Here’s how I found out… In July 2018, I …

September 3, 2018
My visit to the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco

I had never visited a ‘tea garden’ in my life until July 2018, when I visited the Japanese Tea Garden located inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I had heard and read a lot about it both before and during my visit to San Francisco, so there was no chance I would have returned …

August 1, 2018
7 tips to get you in the mood to write and be a successful blogger

Sunday evening and I am sitting at my desk, wondering what to blog about in the month of June. To be a successful blogger you have to blog regularly and about topics that are interesting and add value to people’s lives. There are so many topics that I’d like to research and discuss in my …

June 3, 2018
An afternoon at Mount Lycabettus, Athens

I visited the city of Athens at the end of April 2018, for a mini-break with my best friend. Athens is an interesting city with lots to do and see. I must admit that even though the aim of this trip was to rest and escape from reality for a couple of days, I secretly …

May 30, 2018
My experience at the London Design Museum

During my visit to London, I made sure to visit the Design Museum, located near Kensington High Street in London. The Design Museum is an independent charity devoted to raising understanding of today’s designed world, which surrounds and affects everyone. My visit to the Design Museum was a rather good choice since it was a rainy …

February 6, 2018
Change your ‘game’ in 2018

We are just a few breaths away from the finale of 2017 and the arrival of 2018, so I thought that I would end the year on a pleasant note, with a list of some of the most useful insights for work and life. At the beginning of last year, I decided to make some …

December 31, 2017
Bougainvillea Memories

Bougainvillea is a tropical and subtropical woody, evergreen, shrubby plant, which is perhaps one of my most favourite plants. When you live in a Mediterranean country like Cyprus, you are bound to spot the beautiful flowers they produce, that bring colour and liveliness to every corner of the island.  The reason I like them is …

August 1, 2017
Your recipe for success at work

It is the 1st of May today, so let me begin by wishing everyone a Happy International Workers’ Day! Inspired by this special day in May, which is focused on work and labour (also known as Labour Day in some countries) and the fact that it celebrates the achievements of workers, I have written a …

May 1, 2017
Light at the end of the tunnel

I recently visited the beach as I was feeling de-energised, confused and stressed out about a bunch of things. So much is always going on. One minute everything is moving at too fast a pace for me, the next minute things aren’t moving fast enough. Most of us strive for balance and peace in life …

April 1, 2017
My Obsession with.. Doors

Call me weird, but I am obsessed with photographing doors. There is just something about them that draws me to them. I have a dozen of photos of doors and believe me I could talk about them all day as I find them so intriguing and fascinating. Doors are full of patterns, textures and designs. …

March 1, 2017
Graffiti – Art or Vandalism?

I’ve not travelled to many places in the world, but I have been to several big cities where I have noticed and photographed graffiti quite often. Anyone passing through an urban cityscape is most likely to also observe the colourful, provocative and in some places illegal ‘eyesores’, so-called graffiti. I was recently looking through some …

February 1, 2017
Hala Madrid!

Hidden gardens, ancient buildings, tucked away cafés, gorgeous markets, excellent food, flamboyant locals. These are a few of the things that make Madrid, a favourite Mediterranean destination. Exactly a year ago, in January 2016, I visited Madrid as I was always curious to see what made it a beautiful city and an increasingly popular tourist …

January 1, 2017
Black and White captures the Soul

I haven’t been a photographer for very long, as I only started to think about it seriously back in January 2014, when a friend of mine encouraged me to do so. However, I’ve always enjoyed carefully looking through books on Photography, reminiscing through vintage family photographs stacked in my home and generally paying attention to …

December 1, 2016