The photos below are from my first few days of vacation on Santorini in the town of Fira and the medieval village of Megalochori. The town was so quaint- depicted by a maze of white stucco walls, blue colored doors, and bright flowers peeking over every corner . There was one main church at the center of the village, complete with blue dome roof. The town felt so sleepy and truly is the epitome of charming. My friend Alex and I spent our two days walking around the labyrinth of ancient streets and admiring the simplicity and charm of the village. We also took photos at nearly every corner. As you can see, it was nearly impossible not to!
Our hotel, The Vedema, felt like a rustic countryside villa, complete with surrounding vineyards for miles on end. Brad and Angelina stayed here! Alex and I enjoyed exploring the property. There were various hidden pools, a dungeon-feeling 400 year old wine cellar (for a port tasting!), and romantic candle-lit private dinning areas. Our room also came with a closet that is larger than my Manhattan bedroom…we unpacked even though we were only there for two nights. On our second night we enjoyed a fabulous Greek salad and fish dinner, complete with two older men serenading us with their acoustic string instruments under the moonlight and the glowing church clock-tower.
To get back to fashion though, I wore this soft pink and white patterned dress on my first day, and I have worn it many times since. I bought it from a street vendor a few years ago when I lived in Thailand after falling in love with the interesting pattern and the waterfall cut. I find that the lightweight nature of this dress makes it super easy to pack for trips and to throw in my suitcase. Due to the fact that it is strapless, it is great to wear in hot locations and not worry about leaving pesky tan-lines. The pattern easily hides stains, and it is easy to wash. An “easy” cotton dress is a closet staple! I paired the dress with a few pieces of delicate gold jewelry.
Enjoy the magical pictures of Fira, Santorini, Greece…and the friendly stray dog and cat that wanted to be in a few pictures!
Easy cotton dress (similar here)
Sachin & Babi necklace
Gold butterfly ring (similar here)
Sunglasses- street vendor in NYC (similar here)