My two favourite travel companions hands down are my Balenciaga City Bag and Isabel Marant Bobby Sneakers. They are probably the best value for money items I’ve bought in terms of cost per wear, having worn them all over Europe during my honeymoon and also my recent trip to the Baltic and Iceland. Definitely money well spent.
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear” – Mark Twain
Ah the striped tee. The staple diet, the go-to piece and the when-all-else-fails choice. I can’t stress the importance of packing a casual striped tee when going on holidays. It is one of the most versatile items you can pack in your suitcase and looks awesome with blue jeans or shorts.
Our stay in Santorini wasn’t all sun and blue skies. In fact, on the day we arrived we could not see a single thing. The whole caldera was covered by a weird mist. The locals had never seen anything like it and it was definitely something out of the ordinary. J and I just looked at each other thinking “Shit. This must be karma for all those times we laughed at our friends that visited Queensland and only ever saw rain. HOW is it even POSSIBLE that there be no sun in SANTORINI???”. So this got me thinking. Do I believe in karma? Does anyone else actually believe in karma??
After travelling in Europe for 2 months we finally landed in Santorini, Greece. If you have travelled to Europe before, you will know how sad some hotel continental breakfasts can be. The fare usually consists of some pastries, hard boiled eggs and cheese all seemingly underpinned by days old bread. Not exactly the best way to remember a romantic European holiday by!
Enter the Grace Santorini.
The breakfast at the Grace was spectacular. HELLO! This is how European hospitality should be! A typical breakfast rundown (it changes daily) looked a little something like this:
1) Coffee / Tea / Champagne
2) Selection of freshly baked breads served with homemade jam, butter and Greek wild flower honey
3) Greek summer fruit smoothie with watermelon and melon
4) Greek yoghurt with toasted walnuts and pine tree honey
5) Homemade feta cheese pie with sundried tomatoes in filo pastry
6) Traditional Starapatsada – scrambled eggs with tomato and onion on toasted country bread and Mykonian sausage
7) Traditional Rizogalo – Cinamon dusted vanilla rice pudding with marinated dry fruits.
The menu changes everyday and it is MADE FRESH TO ORDER and you can have it ALL.
It’s the kind of stuff that Masterchef contestants probably dream of when they sleep.
I was in heaven. Total bliss. The Grace Santorini is undeniably one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in.
I’m not entirely sure what is so significant about these blue domes. There’s actually only a handful of buildings in the whole of Oia with these charming blue domes, but the postcards would have you believing otherwise. I searched high and low looking for them and embarrassingly, only managed to find them by following a horde of asian tourists.