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vine-covered arbor, there’s a view – one that carries the beauty of Greece and the memories of Giorgios’ childhood and travels. “I have different layers of gardens,” Giorgios says, overlooking it all from his porch. “It’s intimate. When you grow up in Europe, flowers [are everywhere], and flowers make you happy. Nature is kind of my escape.” Giorgios admits school was not his forte when he was growing up in the small northern Grecian village of Karista. He’d rather help his mother cook, or more often run around their fields planting vegetables and climbing trees to watch as others made wine. To Giorgios, this was formal culinary training. “Having a heroic mother like mine, through her food, you were enlightened,” Giorgios says. “You become healed, in a sense. [I learned]

ABOVE Bin 54 Executive Chef Kevin Draper preps ingredients for the cocktails. LEFT Giorgios and Marika Caraganis remodeled this pool house two-and-a-half years ago. “We designed it on a napkin with the intention of hosting a lot of events,” Marika says. 72

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