A few more shots from my trip to Santorini last month. As I mentioned in a previous post about pools, Santorini is an island with the huge numbers of little pools. Some of them have an amazing sea view, but we found one which reminded me of the pool from ‚Swimming Pool’ movie by Francois Ozon. What a coincidence that I was wearing similar striped bikini, exactly like Sarah ( played by Charlotte Rampling ). It was really funny!
I’ve just come back from beautiful Santorini. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to, without any doubt. I had to choose between Santorini and Mykonos for my first ever trip to Greece, but finally my choice felt on Santorini. I was surprised it was not only all about luxury hotels and turquoise pools, but mainly about the white architecture, cute houses and pastel-colored doors, spiraling paths between them, old school restaurants, which strongly reminded me of milk bars when I was in a high school in Poland and of course the incredible sunset views to the Aegean Sea. In short, I strongly recommend visiting Santorini to anyone!
WHEN? The best time to visit Santorini is not during the high season, but just before or after it, so in May / early June or October. There are three reasons. First of all, it’s less busy, which is very important because it’s a very small island. Secondly it’s not too hot but you can still enjoy sunny, warm weather and wear a bikini all day long. Finally it’s much cheaper and just affordable.
WHERE: Aqua Luxury Suites in Imerovigli. It’s a less popular village than Oia, but still very beautiful and much less crowded. In Aqua Luxury Suites you’ll have your own terrace with a stunning sea view. Some suites and apartments have their own pool, which makes your stay more or less like from a dream 🙂
FLIGHT: We flew to Santorini directly from London. It was quite a long flight, almost 4 hours on a plane which was a bit exhausting for me, especially because it was a cheaper airline. The airport in Santorini is tiny and, I’m not afraid to say, below standard. It’s very ironic, because the island is famous from it’s luxury hotels. As they say, ‘Nothing is for free’ and in this case it’s not about money.
EAT: Don’t expect any popular fast-food chain restaurants or cafes. In Santorini you’ll find a lot of traditional restaurants with Greek Cuisine. Try Saganaki ( fried cheese in filo pastry ) , Tomato – kefides or just greek salad made with fresh vegetables. In the grocery stores there is a huge range of olives, nuts and other Greek speiclities. For the sweet tooth try baclava!
Views of New York are always breathtaking, especially when you can admire them from an amazing hotel. I had a pleasure to stay in The Sago Hotel in Lower East Side, one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever been to. It’s located in the coolest area of Lower East Side, close to all bars and cafes. Not only the interiors make you feel like home, but also the friendliest stuff. We didn’t want to come back to London! These pictures were taken in the penthouse on the 8th floor and this view just took my breath away.
I also wanted to show you my tiny jewelry from two Polish brands Apart and Artelioni. It’s classic and timeless. Nothing can bring a smile to our face like a pretty necklace ( or a mix of necklaces ) or a ring. I’m back in London and already miss New York like crazy!
Paris it’s always a good idea! I’ve just come back from a few days long trip to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week. I had the pleasure to stay in The COQ Hotel my favourite boutique hotel located very close to Jardin de Luxembourg and Saint Germain. I feel like it’s my home away from home. I’ve stayed there for the second time and enjoyed it even more than the last time. I love small boutique hotels because they’re cosy, very often run by its members, who take care of their guests with special attention and it feels like home. The lobby and the lounge in COQ hotel is arranged in a beautiful living room setting ( I wish I had such an amazing one in my London flat! ) with designer furniture and home accessories, from magazines to photography books. Plus a lot of plants and a glasstop roof which gives the whole area a winter garden look where you can enjoy your time with a glass of French wine and eventually play Scrabble or Monopoly, or more realistically work on your computer or iPhone.
You can see more photos from my trip on my Instagram. And if you’re planning to visit Paris soon, I can highly recommend a stay in COQ hotel.
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These are the photos we took over the Christmas holidays back in my home country Poland. I’m so in love with the area that I lived in, I love the mountains and the forest, it’s definitely something I really miss when in London. The beautiful scenery you can see on the pictures is a short ride away from my parents house. The dress I was wearing reminds me of the dress from Michael Jackson video clip, which is one of my fav songs recently. I listen to it all the time, sometimes even forgetting where I am, I break into spontaneous dance on the London tube.
ph. Magdalena Zielasko
( wearing Realisation Par dress, Miista shoes, Chanel necklace )