Travel

I just got back from Greece

It’s really bittersweet coming back from vacation. One part of you is SO sad that you’re leaving such a beautiful place, but the other part of you is glad to have your routine back. Okay, I’m not really a “routine” person, so it’s mostly bitter, rather than sweet, for me. I’m actually vehemently against a routine and I am so glad that I have a job where every day is a little bit different, but if I could get paid to travel and experience the world I 100% would. In a heartbeat.

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Christie, me, and Amanda at the Acropolis

 

So back in December, my two friends and I decided to book a round trip flight to Athens. That’s all we did. We figured we would fill in the rest later. And that we did. Here’s how we did it.

STEP 1: Decide where you’re going within the country

  1. Santorini from June 25-28
  2. Mykonos from Jule 28-July 1
  3. Athens from July 1-4

STEP 2: Book transit from place to place

We used SeaJets for the fast ferries from Santorini to Mykonos (2.5 hrs) and Mykonos to Athens (just about 4 hrs).

We also decided to just get all the flights out of the way on day 1 so we flew from NYC to London to Athens to Santorini. And a fun-filled day it was.

STEP 3: Decide where to stay in each place

Since our friend, Christie, had done a study abroad in Greece four years ago, she had a pretty good idea of where to stay. Since she spent the majority of her time in Santorini in Kamari Beach, we decided to stay in Fira. More on that later.

When it came to Mykonos, we decided to stay in the party-centric Paradise Beach. Didn’t do a ton of research on this one, but again more on that later.

In Athens we weren’t picky. We just wanted to be within walking distance to the major tourist attractions. We ended up staying in a really nice Home Away right in the city center.

STEP 4: Don’t overthink it

That’s pretty much all we did. The few excursions we did we decided to just play by ear when we got there. We would have all driven each other crazy over-planning and over-booking. I’m glad we did it that way.

We ended up having a f*cking awesome trip. More on that later. Any questions?

Always,

Allie

P.S. Follow me on Twittah. Ya won’t regret it.

 

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Fashion, Lyon, Travel

Lyon: Camieu

25/07/2012

Well, I went shopping again. (Click here for the online store!) But in my defense, I got the most adorable four dresses for only 45€. I really love the sales (soldes) here. I just want to come back every January and July with an empty suitcase and fill it up with pretty things. Is that weird?

Here are the dresses I got:

  1. Strapless floral dress: This one has a great waistline. It slims to just the right spot and then knows just where to get into that A-line skirt. Pair it with a teal cardigan.
  2. White shift dress: SUCH a classic. Add some rose gold accessories to this and you’ve got a winner. Plus a neutral and neon accessory and you’ll be the most talked about girl in the room.
  3. Lilly Pulitzer-esque floral dress: Once someone said to me that “it looked like Lilly” I had to buy it! Not only that, but it has an adorable cut out and a bow on the back!
  4. Red shift dress: This one looks so cute in a nautical theme. Add in a navy and white striped cardigan, a gold belt, the Lilly Pulitzer shell yeah necklace and these Sperry wedge sandals.

I also got a pink one identical to the red and white shift dresses because I’m obsessive.

Then we went to go see The Dark Knight Rises. IT WAS AMAZING. Seriously go see it. First of all, in French movie theatres, they take their concession stands seriously. They had not only salted popcorn, they also had kettle corn. And they do ice cream there too. I’m so into that.

Me at the theatre

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