Before meeting my Greek husband, I had always seen ‘evil eye’ stuff but never really knew the meaning behind it. And, after my Mother in Law explained it to me I became somewhat obsessed. I have bracelets, rings, artwork, keyrings – everything Evil Eye. One day I will shop up a storm in Mykonos at the markets.
So what is the ‘evil eye’. The evil eye, known as “mati” (μάτι) in Greek culture, is a curse thought to be given by a malicious glare/look that can cause bad luck or loss. You may have heard someone giving you the “evil eye” from across the room – and many people around the world believe this to be more than just a saying.
People can knowingly wish negative thoughts on you, but the power of the eye is that some people unknowingly and innocently cast the curse on others. That’s why it’s important to wear an evil eye somewhere on your body to ward off this curse and protect yourself throughout the day.
One day I can’t wait to shop up an ‘evil eye’ storm in Mykonos but for now here are some really cool things I found online.
The perfect bag for Summer // The ICONIC
Cutest little studs // Lovisa
Make your Coffee Table extra cool // Jardan
A simple bangle you could wear everyday // Net a Porter
For the entertainer, A VERY cool set of dishes // MCA Store
Love this phone case // Casetify
I’d wear these slides allllll Summer long // Harrolds
Make a statement with this mirror // Temple & Webster
Even your cocktails can be protected // Peters of Kensington
Loving this cool book mark // MCA Store