Ο Κουμπάρος | Best Man

Nikos J. Tsourougiannis, one name… many Stories!!!

I met Nikos in the summer of 1992, when my family decided to visit Chios, homeland of my father, for the summer vacations. Nikos was working as “garcon” in a local restaurant/tavern, that the owner was Nikos’ cousin… one of his real cousins, since when we met we thought we were related as cousins!

-Nikos, meet…Nikos… your cousin!

Since then we act as real Hiotes and we move side by side. The Nicks, the TsourouZartaloudia, Lembrentis & Adonaides (i.e. in 1995 we participated in the play Lembrentis… a huge theatrical success!!!)

We were together in beach parties, in good and bad times of our lives. We made a summertime friendship into a four season friendship! So, in August 2010, while we were having our first drinks in Hook Bar, me and Athina hugged him and told him the good news… “On the 15th of July 2011 we will marry, will you be Nikos’ Bestman?” The sparkle in his eyes and his huge hug translated into a deafening “YES!”

Consequently, Nikos from “cousin” became to friend and he will be my Bestman. He will give me a great gift of being part of my Family!