MY SECRET LIMASSOL
Artist, Gallery Owner, Art Critic & Art Teacher
Irina Sigitova is an artist and art teacher who has lived in Limassol since 1999. She has had many solo exhibitions in Cyprus and has participated in group exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany and France. At the moment, she works out of her own studio, SigitovArt, where she teaches art to young and adult students. Irina is also known for her live art performance shows.
YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?
When I get the chance, I love to go to Marina Beach which is not far from Limassol Marina.
YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?
I like Artima Restaurant, possibly because it is arty, but really they serve the best octopus in Cyprus. I also like M1 Fish Tavern in Episkopi, because I like the way they grow all their own produce. It is a bio tavern.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO GO FOR A COFFEE?
I love LAB in Anexartisias. Inside, it is a very stylish space and is also suitable for meditation. During the evening they have live music performances and sometimes even a good live jazz show.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL?
Columbia Beach is the place I like to go when I fancy a cocktail.
YOUR FAVOURITE WALK?
My favourite areas in Limassol are Molos and the Old Town. They are the best places for walking.
YOUR PERFECT DAY OFF?
I never get a day off as I am always working. My job is what I do and I enjoy it at the same time. I draw and create, but also share with other people how to work and relax.
YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY?
Sirius Dog Charity. I have a Jack Russell and love dogs. This charity does a lot to help dogs in the Limassol region.
YOUR FAVOURITE WINERY?
I love Tsangarides Winery. Their wines are lovely and I particularly like their organic range.
YOUR FAVOURITE WEEKEND AWAY?
There are so many music festivals on the beach in Cyprus, with the best DJs from around the world. This takes me to different places across the island for weekends away, as I follow the music. Next year, I am really looking forward to the Sunset Tribes Festival.
YOUR FAVOURITE CLOTHES SHOP?
Show-Room Set Trend. It is a very trendy place in Limassol. They have limited quantities of romantic dresses, delicate silk collections and all with a Mediterranean style.
Article by Cyprus in Style Magazine