Unwrap the Box with Desy Karapchanska

Unwrap the Box with Desy Karapchanska

Assembling custom made gift boxes is our way to express our passion for anything Greek of incomparable quality. This is how we get closer to you. But this time we want to turn the spotlight on the people that inspire us. So, this is the seventh episode of the "Unwrap the box" interview concept and we're feeling extra excited today! Our guest for this episode of "Unwrap the Box" is Desy Karapchanska, Managing Director at Atraktos. A place that is really an open platform for dialogue, sharing ideas, exchanging mindsets and shaping our future. And that's exactly what this unique lady does the best! She believes. She never settles & she keeps on trying for the best.

We are curious about what she has to share with us! Five questions, 5 minutes, words that will stay with us forever! #begreek

If you were to put in a box your favorite memory, what would that be?

My favorite memory consists of the below ingredients: family, friends, Athenian sky, a classical Greek terrace, good food, good wine, and my Bulgarian father remembering a Greek song he learned when he was 7 years old. The song was “Varka ston Gialo” from Mikis Theodorakis! 

What’s the one thing that always reminds you of Greece?

What always reminds me of Greece is the coffee shops that have chairs that face the sea, people wearing sunglasses and enjoying their coffee for hours. Any time of the year, in any given sea coast across Greece! 

What would be a perfect gift from Greece?

A basket of traditional products, spirits, and herbs with small jewelry in Azul details, so one can carry Greece - with them and on them - through all their senses - the taste, the smell, the touch, the vision! 

Have you ever tried to make from scratch something for a loved one?  Was it a success?

It is always a success when you invest time and love in creating stuff for the people you love no matter how the result looks like. I have created paintings, birthday cards even furniture for the people I love. The effort and the time I invested during the procedure is what matters. Because nowadays we want everything to be fast and easy and disposable. But these things are not contributing as a “good memory” material! 

If your summer vacation were a gift box, what island of Greece would be a part of it and why?

It would be definitely Kimolos because it has such wild beauty! The “stilvi” aka the shadow of the moon in the sea, the breathtaking squares, the sand you feel under your feet while you enjoy fresh seafood, the sun warming your salt kissed skin, the white beaches, the Greek cheese pie “tiropita” of the local bakeries, the small island alleys lightened by candles of the locals that in their turn lighten with their hospitality your soul and spirit! 

Today's episode of Unwrap the box interview concept with our guest Desy Karapchanska is now over. She managed to mentally transfer us in the summertime. What this amazing lady does the best is being a positive ray of sunshine that challenges you to always try your best and always seek for greatness! 

Who's next to come? Stay tuned!