vacation style 2

back to milos!  i’m still going through some of the photos, and i look at them anytime i’m completely overwhelmed with work…it’s my escape.  i can still feel the sun, smell the sea, taste the fresh tomatoes.   

here’s an outfit i wore for a date night.  i love this dress for greece, it’s the color of the sea!  and that bun- made possible with one of these genius things.  and yes, that lipstick is the one i mentioned here.  

stay tuned friends, i have a travel giveaway coming up next week!  it’s my first ever giveaway, i’ve been waiting for the right fit to come along and i think this is the one! 

dress: geren ford (a few years old), shoes: seven for all mankind (similar), clutch: lauren merkin, bracelet, jcrew

milos greece, our favorite beach

a look back on our trip to milos continues today with our favorite beach!  one of the things we love to do most on vacation is have adventures on chartered sailing trips.  this day we were especially lucky because we arrived late and the charters had all left for their day sails, but there was one captain left who had been planning on staying in and fixing up his boat.  he was sweet enough to offer to take us out alone for a special price (OMG!) so we spent a full 9 hours exploring milos from sea!  it was incredible, by far our favorite day there.  and when we arrived at this incredible spot we were the only ones there (and truly felt for a minute like the only people on the planet).  we swam to shore and explored the sandy beach, tucking rocks and driftwood into our swimsuits to bring home with us.  

if i ever need to “go to my happy place”, it might very well be here.  turquoise water, a long stretch of white sandy beach, a bright blue sky with plenty of sunshine, no one in sight except my husband, a catamaran floating in the bay…heaven. *sigh*

melian hotel in milos, greece

today i’m continuing our look back at our time in milos!  we stayed at the amazing melian boutique hotel and spa in pollonia, and i’ve written about some of the things i loved best about it after the jump…

pollonia is a charming little fishing town and the melian hotel is just a short walk away from the town’s center where the older locals spend their days hanging out with their friends at the seaside restaurants.  i imagine they’re chatting about their families, politics, local gossip and how strange the tourists are. pollonia is just as you’d imagine a small fishing town on a sweet little greek island to be, it’s slow paced and delicious.

the rooms that we stayed in were comfortable with modern amenities and both had patios that faced the sea. we slept with the windows open every night and feel asleep to the sound of waves and a cool sea breeze. we slept like a dream.   

i’m big on hotel toiletries, not big in the way that i hoard them to bring home with me (most of the time) but big in that i believe they can make my stay 25% better. the melian has really incredible smelling products- and their basil lemon body wash made the showers feel even more luxurious and special!

we had this for breakfast every morning, usually on our patio: fruit, and a basket of fresh baked goods, including my favorite chocolate croissant (oh how i miss starting the day off with those little treats)! and i can’t mention breakfast without mentioning the sweet and amazing group of people that work at the hotel and made sure our every need and wish was met.  it was some of the best service i’ve ever experienced, they made our stay.

those last two are just a couple snaps of the hotel!  i wish we had taken more but we were too busy soaking it all in and pinching ourselves. still, i hope this provided a little peek into our incredible stay at the melian!  *this may read like a sponsored post but sadly i’m in no way affiliated with the hotel, i just like to gush about their amazing little corner of the world. and hopefully it wil inspire some of you to visit!

my favorite vacation kitty

hello friends!  we’re back from our favorite vacation yet, a magical greek island called milos. it was even more amazing than we hoped it might be.  i’m going to fill you in on alll the details someday soon and we have lots of pretty photos to share!  hopefully i’ll be able to offer up enough to help you fantasize yourself there when you’re next in need of a mental getaway.

in the meantime, here’s a snap of me with my favorite stray cat that spent most breakfasts with us (and even snuck onto our balcony and hopped in bed for a cuddle with me one morning!)  it’s a battle for me to travel to places with so many strays, i want to adopt them all!  i left a piece of my heart with this sweet little tomcat.

we’re back to work but daydreaming about incredible greek food, the mediterranean sea, and sunsets that last for hours. i hope the end of summer is being sweet to you.

*mara hoffman coverup (on sale!), matt bernson sandals, clare vivier la tropezienne tote, marc jacobs watch

my vacation snags

we finally decided on where to go next month while we’re in europe for a wedding.  we’re headed to milos, greece for a week of sun and fun!  i’m most looking forward to sailing around the island and making it our personal mission to find the best food and best beaches.  i just snapped up this mara hoffman beach coverup and these matt bernson sandals on shopsbop’s ONE DAY ONLY sale. (20% off items marked down to 50/70% -enter code EXTRA20 at checkout). it’s my favorite sale they do, i always find the best steals!  and that coverup is going to be perfect to throw on to wander around the island, and those sandals seem just comfortable enough to handle some good walking.  head over now to see if anything you’ve had your eyes on is up for grabs!