BIRTHDAY AT BUDDAKAN

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Last weekend, my SO surprised me with a weekend trip in NYC for my birthday. I’m always there for work so it was sooo wonderful being there and really enjoying the city. I had gone to Buddakan years ago and I remembered how great the food/ambiance was so I figured it would be the perfect place to celebrate. And it was! We had the most amazing time. Our table was totally intimate, the dishes were delicious and the ambience was incredible. It was really the ultimate dining experience.

Side note, I’ve literally been living in the LAMARQUE Cordelia Coat. I’ve dressed it up in my look above but check out my post Street Elegance in Paris where I am dressing it down! Shop this incredible coat here.

MILOS

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NATURAL SCULPTURAL ART

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MOONWALKING – SARAKINIKO, MILOS

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INCREDIBLE ROCK FORMATIONS

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CHILLING OUT IN PALIOCHORI – MILOS

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UNBELIEVABLE MIX OF FANTASY COLORS AT PALIOCHORI BEACH – MILOS

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BLACK, WHITE AND STREAKS OF GOLD ❤ AT PALIOCHORI – MILOS

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I SNORKELED EVERYWHERE! – TSIGRADO

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FISHING VILLAGE – KLIMA, MILOS

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STEAMED MUSSELS BY THE SEA

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CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS VIEW – FIROPOTAMOS, MILOS

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OUR STAY ON THE WINERY – KOSTANTAKIS WINERY & RESIDENCE

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WINERY GROUNDS

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GRAPES & FLOWERS

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INSIDE THE CAVE WINERY – KOSTANTAKIS WINERY

We stayed on this gorgeous volcanic island for an entire week & the geological beauty that it possesses is completely mind blowing! It’s rich with dramatic coastal landscapes (perfect for campaigns!) and incredible rock formations. I always say how the most beautiful colour palettes are found in nature. We rented a little Smart car, which was soo much fun to drive, and explored every inch of this amazing island. We stayed on a beautiful winery, dipped in the most beautiful beaches in the Cyclades and enjoyed the delicious Mediterranean cuisine. I could never get enough of having fresh fish seaside under the warm sun! It’s impressive to know that Milos has 77 beaches – while we didn’t get to visit them all, we were blown away by the one’s that we did visit! It was tough to chose but Sarakiniko was our favourite of all – with it’s unusual stark white moon landscape, warm blue waters & dramatic caves. Paliochori was mesmerizing with it’s fantasy colours and 50’s music playing on the beach. Getting to Tsigrado was a riot because we had to climb down two steep ladders and rope in a very narrow space between two giant rocks – but the waters on that beach make the adventure all worthwhile. The picturesque fishing village of Klima is a must-see with all the colourful little fishing houses lined up – how cute right?! I can’t wait to go back to Milos again, but in the meantime, time to get back to work!

SANTORINI

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PANO OF OUR VIEW IN FIRA – SANTORINI

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STUDDED LEATHER JACKET FROM SS18 (STYLE PIPER AVAILABLE IN FEB)

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FIRA TOWN – SANTORINI

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KAMARI BEACH – SANTORINI

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ABOUT TO DIP IN TO SWIM AROUND THE VOLCANOES – CALDERA YACHTING SANTORINI

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GORGEOUS ROCK FORMATION

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SUNSET ON THE SEA – CALDERA YACHTING SANTORINI

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OIA TOWN – SANTORINI

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MIXOLOGY BAR – MoMIX SANTORINI

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I’ve been dying to visit this island & I have to admit that it’s as busy as it is for a reason! The beauty begins as the ferry approaches the port, seeing all the white houses lining the cliff tops spilling down the terraced rocks and arriving to an immense rock wall with a zig zagging street going all the way up the mountain leaving you wondering what lies behind it. You can’t describe the view with words and the photos simply don’t do it justice – it’s definitely must-see in your lifetime! We were staying in the town of Fira and when I first saw the view, it was so gorgeous I literally cried. Our first night, we simply brought dinner back to our hotel and enjoyed it with a bottle of wine while watching the incredible sunset. We did a cruise tour with Caldera Yachting, seeing the famous colored beaches and swimming at the volcanoes. We had dinner on board, met some lovely people & watched the sunset aboard the yacht. We ended our evening at this amazing mixology bar in Fira town called MoMix, they make the most interesting and delicious cocktails! Our last day we scoped out the traditional village of Oia, it is totally charming with it’s gorgeous boutiques, fine restaurants, local artists and excellent wineries.

Leather jacket and stripe top from LAMARQUE SS18 (www.lamarquecollection.com)

 

PAROS

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TOWN OF NAOUSSA – PAROS

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PARIKIA – PAROS

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STEAMED MUSSELS & BEET SALAD – PARIKIA

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KOLYMBITHRES – PAROS

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I love taking the slow ferry boat when visiting the Greek islands – it’s so wonderful sitting outside on the deck with a frappe and taking in the beautiful view of the sea, stopping off at different islands and watching people getting off and getting on. The boat ride to Santorini is a little bit too long and the idea of finding an island to stop off for a couple of days to break up the ride sounded like a great plan. And it was – I knew nothing about Paros before visiting and we sure enough were charmed by this discreet little island. Unlike the other surrounding hotspots, Paros gave us a truly authentic experience. It has much less foot traffic however we were amazed to see that it did have that quaint and stylish feel common to the Cycladic islands.

We stayed in port of Parikia, visited a few beaches and discovered the charming town of Naoussa filled with restaurants & shops. Paros initially hadn’t given us exactly the warmest welcome, the first beach we went to was ice cold and we later found out that the beach name was Krios which means cold in Greek! Laying out on the rocks in Kolymbithres was our fave!

VACATION // GREECE

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FIRA, SANTORINI – GREECE

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OIA, SANTORINI – GREECE

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SARAKINIKO, MILOS – GREECE

I am finally back from a beautiful 2 week vacation island hopping in Greece! This wasn’t my first time visiting the country since my roots are from there, however, the islands on our itinerary were completely new to me! We visited 3 islands in the Cyclades : Paros, Santorini & Milos. Even though the islands are in the same area, we were amazed to see that each one is truly different from the other. While Paros is charming, Santorini’s view literally takes your breath away while Milos hands down, has the most beautiful beaches in Greece (imo!). Can’t wait to show you pics from each place soon!

Geni xx