MY SECRET LIMASSOL
KONTOR 202 Atelier & Lifestyle Lounge
Ivanka Pittelkau lives and works in Limassol. She is the co-founder and co-owner of the family-run business, ‘KONTOR 202 | Atelier & Lifestyle Lounge’. KONTOR 202 greens-up interior spaces, with the application of preserved flowers, plants and moss. With a background in shipping, and a passion for interior design, this business came to life three years ago, and can be found in the old town of Limassol.
YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?
My favourite beach, is, without doubt, Lady’s Mile. I love its endlessness, and it is especially inviting for taking long winter walks.
YOUR BEST RESTAURANT?
Fat Fish is always a good choice. I’m a seafood lover and, as I live on an Island, I just love sitting by the beach and enjoying just that. It has a great selection of fresh fish, and I cannot miss the opportunity for octopus and some Barbouni, whenever I’m there. Their wine list is also exceptionally good, as is the atmosphere and service.
YOUR BEST PLACE FOR A COFFEE?
Admittedly, I don’t have a favourite coffee place. There are many good places and it always depends on my mood. For a relaxed coffee, business meeting or catch-up with friends, I would probably choose Four Seasons Hotel. For people watching, I would go to 2GO in the old port.
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL?
Madam it is! It has such a good vibe, with such an eclectic and international mix of people. The cocktails are top-notch, with an overwhelming selection of Gins to choose from.
YOUR FAVOURITE WALK?
A walk through the Old Town of Limassol, along Molos Promenade and the Old Port or up high in the Troodos Mountains.
YOUR PERFECT DAY OFF?
Since we’re rarely at home these days, my perfect day off would definitely start with a lengthy coffee in bed. A German-style breakfast would not go amiss either. And then, a road trip, preferably through picturesque mountain villages, and eventually deciding on a local taverna, to enjoy some delicious Cypriot food.
YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITY?
Make a Wish Foundation (One Dream, One Wish). Giving life to our children of the future and giving them, and their families, all the support they need during difficult times. Everyone has dreams and wishes, but if they were your last, then they, most certainly, should be fulfilled.
YOUR FAVOURITE WINERY?
Vlassides. I’m in love with their Sauvignon Blanc.
YOUR FAVOURITE SPA?
I cannot refuse a couple of hours in the relaxing atmosphere of the Amara Hotel.
YOUR FAVOURITE WEEKEND AWAY?
Mountains. They are just magical, and there’s so much to see and do. Couple these with a stay at Casale Panagiotis and we’re all set.
Article by Cyprus in Style Magazine