Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Passion for "30 Days of Dress for Success" - Day 4

Today I had a lunch date with my friend D so for my outfit du jour I decided to incorporate a few of the colours which are currently trending. The classic black and white as always, and the burgundy or the ox-blood as some like to refer to it, which is totally the “it” colour right now! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Passion for "30 Days of Dress for Success" - Day 3

How is your Monday so far? I must confess I sort of had a lazy weekend where my work is concerned. I caught up with a few of my friends so there was plenty of socializing. What did you do guys? As promised, I am back with my 30 Days of Dress for Success, and for Day 3 there was no colour palette. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Passion for "30 Days of Dress for Success" - Day 2

Casual Friday look! As I continue with my 30 Days of Dress for Success, for my second look I went for something more casual. For everyone, dressing for success might be different. If you are working in a corporate environment then of course you would consider whether to walk into your office wearing a pair of ripped jeans, in my case since I am my own boss, I dress depending on the occasion. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Passion for "30 Days of Dress for Success"- Day 1

Happy Thursday fashionistas! With Fashion Weeks kicking off at the moment, and all the street style inspiration happening all around, I was encouraged to do something slightly different so I am going to start my 30 Days of Dress for Success. It’s a good motivation to dress up, and try something new every day, to be creative and bring out some old clothes, that are actually back in fashion. Since these days I am mostly stuck behind my computer, working intensively on the launch of my #passionforgreece project, I tend to wear shorts and t-shirts. But since my office is mobile, I worked from my friend’s office today, thus it was a good opportunity to start my 30 Days of Dress for Success.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Passion for Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Happy Tuesday darlings! I am back with more travel stories to share about my time spent in Crete. In my previous post I spoke to you about my day trip to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and the Spinalonga Island. Since I have so many photos to share, I decided that Agios Nikolaos deserved a separate post, so here we go. Agios Nikolaos meaning Saint Nicholas is a coastal town, located on the east of Heraklion which is the capital of Crete. Agios Nikolaos is best known for being a tourism town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi. Its main tourist attractions include the small lagoon called the Lake Voulismeni where you will find traditional fishing boats, ducks, pigeons and many small caf├ęs. There is also small beaches in the town, the tiny island Agioi Pantes, the archaeological museum and numerous fairs that take place in the area. This place became well know in the 1960’s when it was “discovered” by famous cinema directors such as Jules Dassin, Walt Disney, BBC producers and many others.

In the evening we came back to Agios Nikolaos after visiting Elounda and the Spinalonga Island, to have dinner at a restaurant that was recommended by a friend. The place is called Maistrali it is a family owned fish tavern located by the sea, serving traditional Cretan Greek cuisine. After dinner we walked around the town so that I could take a few more night shots of this place for my up and coming project #passionforgreece. Until next time, thank you for reading. xoxo ES

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Passion for Arkadi Monastery, Crete

I appreciate great architecture, and my…was this monastery something else! The Arkadi Monastery is found in Rethymno, Crete and it is one of the Eastern Orthodox Monasteries underlining the catholicity and universality of the Church. It has unbelievable natural beauty, once you find yourself inside you feel total serenity, like you blend in with the environment. This monastery is very rich in history and each year it receives many visitors and pilgrims from around the world. Here you will find your own unique experience, at least I did. Until next time, be inspired and count your blessings. xoxo ES

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Passion for Elounda and Spinalonga Island

I’ve been hearing a lot about Elounda and over the years having cooperated with a number of luxury hotels in the area, it was only natural to be curious about this famous place. So we decided to take a day trip from Rethymno go all the way to Ag. Nikolaos which about a two hour drive (yes Crete is big) and then stop over at Elounda and perhaps also visit the famous Spinalonga Island which you have probably heard about from Victoria Hislop’s novel “The Island”. 

Once we reached Elounda we decided that since we came this far it would be a pity not to cross over to the Spinalonga island and since there were boats heading out every one hour it was a great opportunity to discover this place. It is approximately a 15 minute ride from the port of Elounda. In the 20th century the island was subsequently used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957. It is notable for being one of the last active leper colonies in Europe. Today it is a very popular tourist attraction in Crete. There is no accommodation on the island, nor any coffee places so you might as well take some water and refreshments with you. In the evening we drove back to Ag. Nikolaos for dinner and then back to Rethymno. I will be sharing more updates about Crete in the posts to follow. Until next time, have a great day. xoxo ES

Monday, September 1, 2014

Passion for Falassarna Beach

You are probably thinking, what is this girl doing? Has she taken all the beaches of Crete by storm?! Not quite! First of all let’s cheers to September! What are your September resolutions, other than updating your wardrobe for Fall? Since my time in Crete was very busy and I was terribly late at updating you with my posts, you will be seeing a few more of my Cretan adventures before I finally decide to put some clothes on. Ok let’s get serious, but not too serious. So back to the subject of September resolutions, well my list is full, so full that I feel totally chained to this computer. Ok enough with the blabbing, as I have mentioned to you a couple of times before, I am working on launching my big secret project #passionforgreece which I am planning to have up and running the latest end of this month, so yeah I am pretty busy!

Now let’s look at the pretty photos. Here I am enjoying the most magnificent, breathtaking sunset and a cucumber cocktail at the Falassarna beach in Chania, Crete. This beach has won prizes for being the most beautiful beach in Crete and is in the list of the top 10 beaches in Europe. A long coastline of sand and crystal clear blue water. What else do you need in life? An easy recipe on becoming a beach bum! Until next time, lots of love your way. xoxo ES