Instagram {aspects} #17 – Hot

This month was the total opposite – temperature wise – from what I’ve encountered back in February in Boston . Here’s a peek to refresh your memory! The thermometer hit 39 degrees Celsius (that’s 102 Fahrenheit to you) many times during the last week. Needless to say that the a/c is on full mode both at home and at the office and trips to the beach are in order every single weekend! Varkiza is my favorite beach near Athens and you’ll find plenty of photos from that particular beach on my Instagram feed!

Despite the heat I went for a day trip to Nafplio wearing my new summer dress and beloved floppy hat!

During #throwbackthursdays (or #tbt) I share photos from my trips to Washington DC (cherry blossoms anyone?), New York City and Big Sur!

Here on the blog I shared the following posts to spark your wanderlust:

Foodie’s guide to Boston

 A walk around Downtown LA

Driving away to Malibu.

Stay in touch with me on Instagram for summer photos (as this is going to be my vacations month) and snippets from Athens architecture (which I always find enticing to shoot)!

Day trip to Nafplio

Syntagram Square Naplio

Nafplio is my favorite day trip destination from Athens. In just 2 hours ride you step back in time and visit Greece’s first capital city after it was liberated from the Ottoman Empire. Now,to be honest at that point Nafplio was a significant city since ancient times. Back then it was called Tirintha (now an archaeological site) and was located a few kilometers from the city’s current position. If you look up to the hill above Nafplio you will see Palamidi fortress built by the Venetians back in the 18th century.

Palamini fortress, Nafplio

Palamidi should be your first port of call when arriving in the city. It’s better to drive up there and walk around the fortress grounds before it gets too hot during the summer months. From here you have a wonderful view over the city and of course Bourtzi castle in the middle of Nafplio’s harbor.

Every time I visit, I like to wander around the cobblestone streets of Nafplio’s old town. These streets are full of cute little shops, cafes and restaurants. On Vasileos Konstantinou street that connects Trion Navarchon square with Syntagma square (old town’s central square) you will find my favorite ice cream parlor Koustenis which is a local brand and was recommended to me by Vasia who lives in the city, so she knows best! Then on Staikopoulou street behind Syntagma square you are going to find a couple of restaurants/taverns as well. My favorite one there is Vassilis (and I keep going back again and again)!

Koustenis ice cream

During past visits I also liked to walk along the paved path that leads to Arvanitia beach, a few miles from Nafplio port. Last week though it was too hot to even attempt such a thing! Well, there’s always next time! For the time being I leave you with more colorful photos from my day trip to Nafplio!

Related: Spring City Breaks in Greece

P.S. Linking up to Weekend Wanderlust , Monday Escapes with Packing my Suitcase and  My Travel MonkeyTravel Tuesday with Christine and Sara!

Colorful street in Nafplio Balcony in Nafplio

Floppy Hat

Floppy hat and sun dress in Nafplio

Last week my husband and I went on a day trip to Nafplio to meet with friends It was hot and sunny so I opted for a light sun dress and my trusted floppy hat!

The latter is a new addition to my accessories list! I always had an affinity for hats, but smaller ones like fedoras. The floppy hat though was love at first sight! I was playing around with it at Macy’s while my friends looked for gifts back in March. When I placed it on me I realized that it suits me far better than fedoras…so I had to make it mine! It is an essential part of my beach attire this summer(you might saw it on Instagram)!

The summer dress is another new acquisition that I got during the summer sales and I’m loving it! It needed a small alteration (that I performed myself) but it was perfect and decided to snatch it as I saw increased demand on the store (and it was the only piece on my size)!!

Related: Boho summer dress

So, today is all about my outfit (which I adore I must admit), but stay tuned because on Thursday’s travel post I’m going to tell you all about Nafplio, which is after all ideal for a weekend break all year round!

Outfit details: hat and sandals BCBGeneration, dress Pepe Jeans, bag Coach (old), bangles  (old) Coach, Anna Lou of London, sunglasses Moschino! P.S. the lipstick is NARS Audacious lipstick in Brigitte and I got it because Alexa Chung wore that shade at the Met Ball. To be honest it’s the best lipstick (shade wise) that I’ve ever got!

P.S. Linking up to What I Wore, Trend Spin Link Up, Passion 4 Fashion.

Foodie’s Guide to Boston

Foodie's Guide to Boston

I’m back with a new foodie guide! Last time it was Montreal and this time is all about Boston (Cambridge and Somerville as well) the city I called home from September 2014 to May 2015. This post covers the restaurants and cafes I’ve visited in this lovely city, which you should also check too if you find yourself in the area. I hope you’re not hungry by the way, because this post is kind of dangerous!

Alden & Harlow

Alden & Harlow is an American restaurant which uses locally sourced ingredients. Add delicious cocktails and semi-industrial interiors to the list and you have the perfect restaurant for dinner! During the weekend it’s open for brunch as well. Need more info? Here’s the review I wrote about Alden& Harlow.

Area Four

I’ve read about this pizza place on Twitter, blogs and online magazines until I finally got to visit 2 weeks before leaving Boston!! Their pizza is delicious and is served on a high tray! I’ve also heard from multiple sources that the garlic knots are to die for! Area Four is located on 500 Technology Square, Cambridge MA

Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain is a chain bakery café for sandwiches, soups and of pastries (think croissants and scones). It has many locations around Boston and I’ve tried both their hot sandwiches and scones and I’m a fan!

California Pizza Kitchen

Yes I know…another chain restaurant on the list, but there’s pizza involved!! I first tried CPK in Michigan back in 2008 and loved it! I don’t find their pizza too fatty and greasy and it’s an easy lunch option (especially when you’re in a mall)! CPK can be found inside Cambridgeside Galleria (Cambridge) and the Prudential Center (Back Bay).

Foundry on Elm

Foundry is a pub/restaurant on Elm Street Somerville (Davis Square). It was the first restaurant I visited in Boston. I loved their pork belly sandwich and their beers (although I can’t recall the exact one I’ve tried). You’ll find Foundry on 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Galleria Umberto

Galleria Umberto, which is an Italian restaurant but much more different from the other two I’ve included in this list. This place is very basic in terms of amenities and menu items. You have to choose between Sicilian pizza, arancini and another item (I think it was baked potato). Oh! you’re probably going to see a queue outside the restaurant at lunchtime and they close when they run out of dough, so come here early! The pizza was very tasty and authentic I beat myself for not getting a second slice! You’ll find Galleria Umberto at 289 Hanover Street, Boston, MA.

Georgetown Cupcake

If you’re a fan of cupcakes with fluffy buttercream frosting then Georgetown Cupcake should be on your list! It’s conveniently located on Newbury Street (so you can pop in while shopping)! They have some staple flavors and many rotating and seasonal ones! One thing you should know is that every day they make a free (yes free) not on the menu flavor that they announce on Twitter. There are only 100 made (on each location) every day and you have to order it by name! Never tried it, but it’s really cool right?!

JP Licks

JP Licks ice cream

JP Licks is an ice cream parlor chain all over Boston! I wanted to visit early on, but with fall being chilly and winter freezing I patiently waited till spring! They have some standard flavors and new ones each month. I believe that their claim for best homemade ice cream is credible and you should add JP Licks to your list. You can find information about their locations here.

Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods has been around since the ‘50s and is synonymous to fresh fish and seafood. My favorite dish there is the lobster roll (because I wouldn’t dare order a whole lobster!) and if you are a soup fan you have to try their clam chowder or the lobster bisque! Legal Seafood has many restaurants around Boston, but my favorite one is on Long Wharf.

Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe is a cupcake, ice cream and retro candy shop located in the North End (57 Salem Street, Boston, MA). I’ve tried their cupcakes which are delicious!

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

Oh where to start about this place!! If you love hot chocolate and decadent desserts then this place is for you! It’s the one restaurant/café I’ve visited the most while in Boston! The hazelnut hot chocolate is my favorite one, as well as the OMG cookie (if you’re in for a “small” treat)!! The dessert pictured above is pizza with peanut butter, bananas and marshmallows. We split it between 2 persons but it was sooo filling due to the marshmallows…better order half next time! Max Brenner is located on 745 Boylston Street, Boston and you can read my review right here!

Mike’s Pastry

If you happen to read any guide about Boston either on print or online Mike’s Pastry will definitely pop up as a “must visit” Italian pastry shop in the North End. It is particular famous for the cannoli but they have other desserts as well like cookies, brownies etc. You’ll find Mike’s Pastry at 300 Hanover Street, Boston.

Papagayo

Papagayo is a nice Mexican restaurant on 4 locations all over Boston (South Boston, Downtown, Assembly Row and Saugus). I’ve only been there for brunch (available at the South Boston location) and can report that the menu features not only a large number of brunch classics like Eggs Benedict, Scrambles eggs, pancakes, but also Mexican dishes like Quesadillas and Burrito. I went for a classic with a twist: Mexican Eggs Benedict (pictured above on the left), which consists of: poached eggs, English muffins, Chipotle Hollandaise, Chorizo, home fries, chili-lime dressed greens! I can assure you they were delicious and not so spicy!

Papa Razzi

I have an affinity for Italian restaurants, so Papa Razzi could not possibly escape me. It’s located right on Newbury Street and it’s obvious that I like to combine (window) shopping with eating apparently! I’ve tried pizza and niocci and both dishes stole my heart! I like the interior of this place as well!! You’ll find Papa Razzi on 159 Newbury Street, Boston.

Post 390

I won’t lie: I visited this restaurant with the sole purpose of trying the Belgian Liège Waffle Sundae (pictured above, but not currently on the menu). My friends and I got there half an hour before dinnertime so we were given the late lunch menu and all of us opted for the burger and then dessert! Post 390 can be found at 406 Stuart Street (corner with Claredon), Boston.

Quincy Market

Quincy Market is an old school food hall. It’s a rectangle building lined up with every kind of food store you can think of: hot dogs, clam chowder, pizza, burgers, Greek food, cookies and chocolates!! I’ve tasted bits and bobs from The Dog House, Kilvert and Forbes bake shop and Bagelville.

Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar

An old diner turned restaurant near Davis Square, Somerville! If possible find seating on the front part of the restaurant which is the old diner car is. I’ve tried the pulled pork sandwich and a Southern Iced Tea! I can also confirm that the non-alcoholic drink with lemonade and lavender is delicious! Try the pies as well (if you do have a space in your stomach that is)! You’ll find Rosebud at 381 Summer Street, Somerville.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is a gourmet burger chain restaurant originating from New York City. The menu features burgers, flat top dogs, frozen custard and of course drinks. I liked the burger, but wasn’t impressed by the fries. Shake Shack is located in 92 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA and 234 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.

Sound Bites

Sound Bites is a very popular brunch destination in Somerville during the weekends. You’ll see people queuing outside rain or shine! Being smart (and since I didn’t work) I’ve visited on a weekday when it’s easy to find a table! This place is definitely going to be hard for people who have trouble choosing, as the options are never-ending: vast assortments of omelets, waffles, eggs Benedict, pancakes… Everything you can think of is in the menu!! I’ve tried the egg benedicts and the scone plate (which consists of omelet, ham, hash browns puree and a scone of your choice). Sound Bites is located on 704 Broadway, Ball Square, Somerville.

Tatte Bakery

Tatte Bakery, Cambridge MA

Tatte is a really nice bakery/cafe with branches in Cambridge, Boston and Brookline ideal for breakfast and brunch. I’ve tried the Croque Madame which was served in a croissant and my husband got poached eggs and one of those delicious croissants pictured above! Tatte is the closest you can get to a French bakery in Boston (although it’s not French)! You can find details about Tatte locations here.

The Painted Burro

The Painted Burro is a nice Mexican restaurant in Davis square ideal for dinner or brunch. I’ve been there for dinner and tried the Carnitas Cubana torta (sandwich). Unfortunately I couldn’t take decent photos of the place since it was cloudy outside and the indoor lights were not adequate and I was bummed  because the restaurant features funky wall paintings! The Painted Burro is located on 219 Elm Street, Somerville, MA. For colorful photos of their offerings check out their Instagram account.

Toscano

Another Italian restaurant on the list! Toscano can be found on two locations: Brattle Street off Harvard Square and Charles Street in Beacon Hill. I’ve visited the Harvard Square location twice and loved it! Of course I’ve tried the pizza which was delicious, but also the meatball starter and the veal Milanese! If you do visit or even better reserve a table there make sure to be seated near a window (bonus points if it’s right on the corner), as the location is ideal for people watching!

So here’s my recommendations about restaurants and cafes in Boston! I hope you enjoyed them and if you plan to visit Boston do pin the post for further reference! If you’re also interested in things to do in the city I’ve written about the Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill and Harvard Square! An all over guide about the city will surely follow in the coming months!

P.S. Linking up to Weekend Wanderlust , Monday Escapes with Packing my Suitcase and  My Travel MonkeyTravel Tuesday with Christine and Sara!

A walk around Downtown LA

downtown Los Angeles

It’s not secret that I fell in love with Los Angeles when I visited back in March! Before I planned my trip I had no idea how vast LA is, where the different neighborhoods are positioned on the map or which places to visit except for Beverly Hills and Santa Monica! The bits and bobs I knew about LA came from TV series (hello Beverly Hills 90210), films and of course celebrity blogs and magazines (I honestly can’t recall how many times celebrities were spotted on the Grove (which, yes I managed to visit back in March).

The one place I knew nothing about was Downtown LA which was undeveloped (and neglected) for many years. Surely it’s full of skyscrapers and office buildings, but there are also museums, open spaces, interesting restaurants and picturesque neighborhoods like Little Tokyo.

Related: 12 Fun Things I did in Los Angeles

Our walk around Downtown LA (aka DTLA) starts from Walt Disney Music Hall, as we parked nearby!! The Music Hall was design by architect Frank Gehry, whom I admire! The building was completed in 2004 and now houses the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. I suggest you walk around the building and visit the Blue Ribbon garden, which features a water-lily fountain created by broken porcelain, dedicated to Lily Disney.

Museum of Contemporary art

Moving on we passed by The Museum of Contemporary Art and headed to Bottega Louie, which is a desserts’ paradise straight out of Paris! Those lilac pastries stole my heart, but I decided to be more practical and opted for a huge macaron with raspberries and chocolate cream!

Next stop: Little Tokyo. It’s no secret that I love everything that has to do with Japan (it’s on my bucket list), so I was really happy to visit the area. And I bought some Japanese stickers as well. For my collection!

It was getting late in the afternoon so we made our way back to our car passing by LA’s City Hall and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, which has to be one of the most modern churches I’ve ever seen).

We got a little glimpse of DTLA, but if you do make it there, here are a couple of places you should check out: Arts District, Staples Center (that’s were the LA Lakers play) and El Pueblo de Los Angeles! If you’re a books’ fan add The Last Bookstore to your list. Oh and a drink atop The Standard Hotel wouldn’t hurt either!

Have you visited Downtown LA? Any cool places I should add to my list?

P.S. Linking up to Weekend Wanderlust , Monday Escapes with Packing my Suitcase and  My Travel MonkeyTravel Tuesday with Christine and Sara!

California department of transportation

Eclairs Bottega Louie Los Angeles theater mural in Little Tokyo Building in Downtown LA

Instagram {aspects} #16

My oh my…a month passed by since my last re-cap and SO many things have happened. So many! I returned back to work, trying to adjust back to the Greek reality after 9 months abroad and what do I get? A referendum! (not to mentioned closed banks and zero interest in working). But I’m hoping for the best because I’m an optimistic person!

Politics aside (which are not the topic of this blog) I got to explore new places in the city, discover new street art and try out new (for me) cafes and restaurants like Rock & Balls and Indian Kitchen! I attended the Swarovski press event for the upcoming fall collection, checked out Marianna G’s swimwear (and accessories) and learned about sun protection from Hawaiian tropic (p.s. their sunscreen and after sun smell deliciously)!

My throw back posts were of course about Alden&Harlow in Cambridge, MA and that classic view of Boston from MIT’s sailing pavilion and walking around Greenwich Village in New York City.

Also on the blog this month:

The Essential Guide to getting around the Greek Islands

Bohemian summer

Foodie’s Guide to Montreal

10 Greek Beaches you shouldn’t miss

So, how was June for you?

P.S. Follow me on Instagram for more updates!

Drive away to Malibu + dine at Geoffrey’s

“Hey hey, you know what to do
Oh baby, drive away to Malibu” – Hole

Zuma Beach, Malibu

Driving away to Malibu would be a brilliant weekend idea…if only I lived in LA!! Still during our 3,5 days stay in LA back in March, my friends and I managed to spend an afternoon driving to Malibu, frolicking (well sort of) on Zuma beach and then dining at Geoffrey’s.

Malibu is just a 30’ drive (with no traffic) from Santa Monica and about 60’ drive (with no traffic) from Los Angeles. Malibu stretches 34km along the Pacific Ocean and is “home” to many beaches including Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach, County Line, and Dan Blocker Beach.

In my mind Malibu was a beach town, like Santa Monica or Venice, but it’s not. The houses are scattered on the hills and along the beach (in most places). We drove past restaurants (top-notch I should add) and open air malls and reached Zuma beach. The goal was simple: dip our toes in the ocean. Which was cold naturally…We also tried our luck at beach volley for the sole purpose to have some photographic documents 😛 Then we lounged a bit looking at the ocean and realizing that there’s nothing on the horizon and made plans for dinner!

Malibu High School sign Malibu

Before going to California I had read about Geoffrey’s at Christine’s blog so I suggested it. We booked a table through Open Table (I love this app) and made our way to the restaurant! We ordered 2 appetizers and 2 main courses split among 4 persons. For the first time I tried coconut fried shrimp and I was mind blown! I’ve already researched recipes and want to try at home! The other dishes featured are: quinoa stuffed pepper and herb crusted salmon.

We dined while people (and view) watching and agreed that Geoffrey’s location reminds us of a cafe/restaurant in the southern suburbs of Athens. Well of course the Greek cafe doesn’t overlook an ocean though!!

We then made our way towards Los Angeles County Museum of Art…you know for the lamp sculpture.

Related: 12 Fun Things I did in Los Angeles

Have you ever been to Malibu? What do you thing about it?

P.S. Linking up to Weekend Wanderlust , Monday Escapes with Packing my Suitcase and  My Travel MonkeyTravel Tuesday with Christine and Sara!

Geoffrey's Malibu Geoffrey's Malibu

 

Sightseeing in Montreal

Sightseeing in Montreal

What a difference a season makes! I’ve been in Montreal 3 times total, but two of them where during winter time so I had to layer with warm clothes, winter hats and boots (something like that). During my last visit back in early May, the weather was so warm that I even wore shorts….in Canada! OK I know that summers are warm in Montreal and by warm I mean high temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius, but it’s something I hadn’t experienced before so I was more than happy to de-layer, go out and explore the city!

We started our exploration from Old Montreal, where the first French settlement once was. We walked from the port towards Notre Dame Basilica, which is probably the most exquisite church I’ve ever seen. Then we made our way to Place Jean Quartier and Montreal’s Town Hall through the cobblestone streets.

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

Quartier Latin was our next stop! More specifically Juliette et Chocolat where we had a light lunch. It was too hot for their hot chocolate so I got something that involved ice cream and salted caramel. After lunch we walked towards Plateau Mont Royal and specifically St. Louis square, which has beautiful houses and it’s my favorite spot in the whole city! The Plateau (as locals call it) is a hip French neighborhood with lots of cafes and restaurants, many of which I’ve featured in my Foodie’s guide to Montreal.

Pit stop at Juliette et Chocolat

When I’m out and about sightseeing I like to be comfortable, so denim shorts + t-shirts is my go to combination! I always strive for a cross body bag when I’m travelling, because I want to have my hands free and keep my belongings close to me! This Nine West bag is my latest favorite as it is just the right size for me and keeps all essentials!

How about you? What’s your sightseeing style?

St Louis Square, Montreal Loukas Jeans at Mile End, Montreal

The Essential Info Guide to getting around the Greek Islands

The essential info guide to getting around the Greek Islands

Greek islands are a popular summer destination and it’s easy to understand why: the sea, the sun, the whitewashed villages, the delicious food! Pins like this help as well, right? But when the time comes to sit down and actually plan a trip to the Greek Islands, logistic questions arise: which islands to choose, when it’s the ideal period to visit, how do I get there and so on. I come across these questions ever so often so I decided to tackle them one by one:

1) When is it the ideal time to visit?

If you like seeing lots of people, crammed streets and overpriced hotels, then July and August are your thing (no really, there are people who like this kind of vacations). For me June and September are the best months. In September (and even early October) the sea is warmer than June, so that you know *wink, wink*

2) Which islands should I visit?

Now that’s a really good question! I know that all of you get “bombarded” by photos of picturesque villages and beautiful beaches and don’t know which island to choose. That was the question I had in mind when I wrote my post “Which Greek Island is ideal for you” which I strongly encourage you to read.

Related: 10 Greek Beaches you shouldn’t miss

Leros, Greece

3) How to get to the islands?

Most island have international airports, so there are direct flights from Europe and of course from Athens. Here you can find a map of all Greek islands that do have airports. Smaller islands have ferry connections with nearby larger islands. For example the Small Cyclades islands (Schinousa, Donousa, Koufonisi) are connected to Naxos. Now let’s tackle the islands in groups.

Cyclades have very good ferry connections with Piraeus port (the vast majority), Rafina port (Andros, Tinos and Mykonos) and Lavrio port (Kea and Kythnos). There is a metro line that connects Athens to Piraeus port, while for Rafina and Lavrio KTEL Attikis buses (regional buses) are your best bet. Their starting point is Mavromataion street. You can find the website here, but unfortunately it’s only in Greek.

In order to visit the Dodekanese I suggest you fly to Rhodes or Kos and then take a ferry. The Norther Aegean islands are also connected with Piraeus via ferry but it takes lots of hours, so it’s advisable to fly there.

Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos) are connected with Volos and Agios Konstantinos (a coastal town 170 km north of Athens) via ferry and flying dolphins (the latter sail only from Volos, are faster, do not take vehicles and cannot sail if it’s super windy).

The Ionian island are connected with mainland Greece in the following way: Zakynthos and Kefalonia (and Ithaki) are connected with Killini (in the region of Ilia) via ferry. Lefkada is accessible by car and Corfu is connected to Igoumenitsa (major port in NW Greece) via ferry.

Heraklion and Chania in Crete are connected to Piraeus with ferry which sails overnight but do have day routes as well during weekends in the summertime. Ferry travel takes approximately 8 hours for Heraklion and maybe a little less for Chania. There are three ferry companies that sail to Crete: Minoan Lines (only to Heraklion),  ANEK (to Chania and Heraklion) and Blue Star Ferries (to Chania and Heraklion).

Naxos, Greece

4) Is island hopping possible?

Of course it is, but it depends which islands you want to visit as they are not interconnected. First of all check out the map of Greece to have an idea, where the different group of islands are located. I’ll give you some examples: Serifos-Sifnos-Milos are on the same ferry route. Santorini and Ios are on the same ferry route. Mykonos can be combined with Andros and Tinos (if you sail from Rafina). Paros and Naxos are also in the same route. But if you want to visit Milos and Naxos for example you have to return to Piraeus and then get on a different ferry.

You check out the website Open Seas where you can look for connections between islands, and also book ferry tickets. It’s essential to determine which island(s) you want to visit beforehand, so as to plan your transportation accordingly (and determine downtime as well).

I’m also linking to the websites of the 3 major ferry companies in Greece (for the Aegean sea, as the Ionian has only local routes): Hellenic Seaways, Blue Star Ferries and Aegean Speed Lines. This will give you an idea on ferry routes and if your island hopping is doable!

Pro Tip: One thing you should keep in mind is that not all vessels are equal in terms of amenities and of course modernity. There are older vessels that are cheaper but takes them longer to reach their destination and then there are the so-called High Speed vessels which have shorter trip time.

5) Do I have to book ferry tickets and accommodation beforehand?

As far as ferry tickets go, I’d say yes especially for popular destinations like Mykonos and Santorini. A friend of mine almost didn’t get from Heraklion to Santorini because he hadn’t book tickets in advanced and the ferry was full (that happened at around 23rd of June. On a Monday).

As for accommodation, you can definitely get away with not booking in advance especially in early June and September. I personally tend to be proactive with booking in advance. You can find the vast majority of hotels on Booking and off course holiday homes at airbnb.

 Elafonisos, Lakonia, Greece

You can find more photos from the Greek Islands (with links to related posts) right here. On a side note I started a Facebook page for my blog, where I’m not only going to share my posts, but also share travel related inspiration and tips as well as lifestyle inspiration and tips! You’re more than welcome to join me there as well!!

Now let me know, what specific information about visiting and getting around the Greek Islands would you like to know?

P.S. Linking up to Weekend Wanderlust , Monday Escapes with Packing my Suitcase and  My Travel MonkeyTravel Tuesday with Christine and Sara!

Bohemian summer

boho summer dressThere are two things I like to do on weekends. Either lounge at the beach, swim and work on my tan (the latter is a joke actually because I never spend too much time under the sun and I do wear sunscreen) or walk around Athens’ city center.

Yesterday I did the latter. It was my wedding anniversary, so my husband and I went for lunch at Indian Kitchen in Athens and then strolled around Plaka in order to suit my outfit. I chose this summer boho dress for the day. It’s very light and comfortable. I styled it with a gold/white necklace to keep up with the boho theme, taupe heeled sandals and a coral cross body bag.

Outfit details: American Rag at Macy’s dress, Nine West bag, Dyrberg/Kern necklace, Nine West high-heeled sandals 

P.S. More boho inspiration right this way: Hera Kimono by Nidodileda, Bohemian Grey 

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