Tatoi Summer Palaces: A day in the woods

Tatoi Summer Palace is the former summer residency of former Greek Royal Family. It is located in mount Parnitha and it is in a densely wooded area.The Palace is now abandoned but the property is still in pretty good shape. Buildings are not habitable obviously but its a great place for a walk, bike riding or a picnic!

January had been a very busy and difficult month with work and the University so this week on my (one and only) day off we decided to visit the area. Weather was great so no need for  heavy coats,I was able to pass the hole day with a sweater and a boyfriend blazer. Walking is a great exercise,despite my boyfriend’s complains on the matter.

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Marina Vernicos

Now if there’s one person I follow religiously on Instagram that is Marina Vernicos. And that is for one simple reason: She is one of the people that can make me dream and travel through her pictures. Marina Vernicos is the daughter of George Vernicos, a very successful businessman and entrepreneur.They both share a deep love for the sea and  Marina – the artist of the family- has depicted the beautiful aspects of the Greek sea countless times. She has showcased quite a few exhibitions and worked with several brands on successful campaigns. 

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Why taking few days away from everything is always a good idea..

So I know that most of you are next to a beach somewhere,sipping cocktails and Instagramming about it but I am at work, doing the night shift and thinking of the last vacation I took. Now this time I didn’t go on a roadtrip or in one of the islands, but instead we decided to go to my boyfriend’s country house,only an hour away from Attica. Although I had 6 hole days we felt so tired and didn’t really want to start looking for hotels and places to visit. In reality, I only needed to sleep and eat, and of course see the beautiful blue sea and relax.

Weather was not ideal, the beach bar had the music a little bit too loud for my taste at night and I managed to destroy one of my swimsuits, but still : It was a break from reality I really needed.

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Methoni trip

What’s up crazy fashion babes? How is summer treating you so far? My days sound a lot like a Rihanna’s song (work work work work work) but I enjoy meeting all these new people everyday. Earlier this month we took our second roadtrip for the summer and it was just great! Turns out roadtriping is my new favorite way to travel,although it needs more time if you decide to leave your country too. 

Anyway,this time we went to Methoni,which is around 300klm away from Athens,in Peloponnesus. It’s not one of the most touristic areas of Greece and I really love that cause you can always find nice hotels in good prices and home cooked food. 

On our first day we decided to stop to Polylimnio waterfalls. This has to be one of the most beautiful places in Greece I’ve even been: nature at its finest and small crystal green lakes scattered everywhere. It is quite the walk,with some occasional light climbing, so make sure you have nice shoes with you! I was wearing slippers so I had some hard time in few parts of the climb but is was still manageable. We spent about two hours in the area and still didn’t see the half of it so if you’re in for the trip make sure you have a lot of time and supples (water,swimsuit,shoes,hats and sunblock!). 

(wearing Sugarfree beach overall and one piece swimsuit)

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First Roadtrip of the summer

OMG! What a weekend! this was the first time I had 5 days off from work so I sure took advantage of it.Me and my boyfriend decided to take a roadtrip! We visited Galaxidi, Arachova, Delphi and Nafpaktos.We were lucky enough, although in Athens the weather was cold, to have the perfect weather and enjoyed very much out time there. We stayed in a beautiful small hostel in Galaxidi, called Xirolakas,  and it was so peaceful and relaxing that I wished we could stay longer! Let me share with you couple of my favorite looks from the trip!

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The weekenders: traveling with style on a budget

Hey there darlings! What have you been up to? I’m getting ready for my first summer excursion (road trip! Heeeyyy!!) so as I was doing some packing I thought why not share it with ya! Summer is by far my favorite season for so many reasons. Although the busiest time at work I always put in good use my days off. This time we are heading to a nice village, 3h away from Athens, by the sea so there’s no need for heavy packing. The trick in these cases is to pack light but smart. Creating looks that are comfortable but still can put you in the spotlight! 

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