My wife and I once dreamed of touring Greece when we were newly married. We thought of the washed white houses of Mikonos
amidst the clear blue Greek summer sky. In the evening, we imagined having dinner at one of those centuries-old balconies in Santorini
overlooking the vast placid sea of Aegean. Fifteen years hence, and after the continuous barrage of tuition fees, housing mortgage, insurance premiums, car loan, utility bills, medical bills, etc. We’re still at it—dreaming of our little Greek getaway. We even have our Gien
Alice set, a finely crafted ceramic dinnerware set of Mediterranean-inspired blue and washed white shades, to remind us of our aspiration. When I look at my wife (and she at me), I see wrinkles and tired skin. But never did she waver a bit believing that one day we’d be drinking wine in Santorini
. She must love me that much.
Gien is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.