About

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Hello and welcome!

My name is Eleanna and I’m very excited to welcome you to Happily Chic! It is an Athens-based lifestyle blog about life’s simple pleasures and all the things that make me happy, from personal style to beauty tips and from travel guides to recipes. Life doesn’t have to be so fast! So let’s take it a bit slower, enough to have time to enjoy the little things.

I was born and live in Athens, Greece. My family’s origins are quite international though. On my mother’s side, my grandma was Russian and my grandpa from an old Greek family of Istanbul. On my father’s side, both him and his parents were born in Romania. After WWII, my dad’s family and him moved to New Zealand. Eventually, they returned to Greece, dad met mom, and the rest is history as they say 😉

While growing up, I wanted to study journalism but at the time it didn’t seem like a solid career choice to my family. So instead I studied Business Administration (got my first degree in Athens but also did two post-grad degrees in the UK). Nevertheless, despite my efforts, I wasn’t cut out for a 9-to-5 life. For a long time I felt completely disconnected from my peers and I was at a loss about what to do with myself, until I discovered blogging in 2012. After a few experiments, I found myself in Happily Chic, which I created in 2017. And I haven’t looked back since 🙂

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