INSPIRATION

Winter Inspirations

January 16, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Winter Inspirations

There’s no way around it, the winter season is in full effect.

It’s not all bad—there are many things to love about this time of year: bundling up inside with the ones you love, binging on Netflix, cozy sweaters, the crisp white snow, and of course the magical holidays. But if you’re anything like myself and many others, now that the holidays are over, winter can start to feel overwhelmingly dark and cold. When it seems like the season might never end, one thing I find therapeutic is a nice trip into the Pinterest vortex for some much needed inspiration. So in the spirit of being an overly zealous image enthusiast, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite winter-inspired photos that remind me of the best bits of the season. And hopefully they will help you feel a bit more excited too, as we hold our breathe for the arrival of spring.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Mykonos | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

December 4, 2016
HANNAH SHELBY: Mykonos | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

For our final stop on our Greek Honeymoon, we made our way to Mykonos. A perfect compliment to scenic Santorini and charming Folegandros, Mykonos is a “jet-setter” island full of lavish beach clubs, high end restaurants, designer shopping, and lots of beautiful people looking to have a good time.

We arrived into the new port in Mykonos via SeaJets from Folegandros. The ride took about 3.5 hours and was EXTREMELY choppy. The day we took the ferry was an extra windy day but I would not recommend this to someone who is prone to sea sickness or generally creeped out flailing around in a boat on large bodies of water. SeaJets are much smaller in size (and faster) compared to the larger lines such as BlueStar. So if you’d prefer a smoother ride over saving time, that would be your best option.

Most hotels will pick you up at the port. I would recommend setting up this service as the island is very busy and this promises a stress free experience. 

We decided to stay just off of Platis Gialos beach. There is a bus station located right in Platis Gialos with easy access into Mykonos town and to all the beaches along the southern coast of the island: Agia Anna, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Elia, Kalo Livadi and Kalafati. This makes it a great location if you’re looking to explore most of the island without a car. Once we arrived at our hotel and settled in, we walked around and checked out the nearby beaches, hotels and restaurants. You can feel the energy of the island immediately, with lots of people and excitement all around.  nammos-mykonos-32829-10226196image credit ^^Psarou is one of the more upscale beaches with a “see and be seen” vibe and is home to the well known Nammos beach club and restaurant. There is never a shortage of yachts hanging out in the Psarou bay, or champagne bottles being popped at Nammos.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Folegandros | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

October 12, 2016
HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

Second stop on our Greece Honeymoon Adventure: Folegandros!

After 5 days on the very popular island of Santorini, Folegandros felt completely different—like finding a hidden gem that few have yet to discover. We met no Americans on the island, only other Greek tourists and visitors from other places in Europe: France, Italy, and so on. Our time in Folegandros was relaxing and utterly charming, everything you imagine an idyllic Greek island to be: beautiful quiet beaches, breathtaking sunset views, and the most picturesque Chora set high atop a sheer cliffside overlooking the Aegean sea.HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide HANNAH SHELBY: Folegandros, Greece | Photo Diary + Travel Guide Continue Reading…

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Santorini | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

September 21, 2016
HANNAH SHELBY: Santorini | Photo Diary + Travel Guide

First stop on our Greek Honeymoon Adventure, the beautiful Santorini! Greece has been at the top of our travel bucketlist for many years. The combination of scenic views and beaches of all types, delicious fresh food, and endless options for both adventure and relaxation make Greece a perfect honeymoon location. We began our trip around the Cyclades on the island of Santorini, followed by Folegandros and Mykonos (posts on those islands coming soon!)

Below is a recap of our time in Santorini as well as travel tips on visiting this unbelievably beautiful island.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE, FASHION & BEAUTY

Greece Guide: Packing Inspiration

August 18, 2016
HANNAH SHELBY: GREECE PACKING GUIDE

We’re headed to Greece for our Honeymoon in a week, so in the spirit of white-washed Choras and bright blue waters, here are my top picks for exploring and relaxing around the Cyclades. HANNAH SHELBY: GREECE PACKING GUIDE

 

1. Nothing says Greece more than an easy-breezy white dress. I love the two piece style of this White Linen Reformation Dress. And bonus: You can wear the pieces separately too.

2. An oversized bag like this Topanga Tote from Eliza Gran fits everything you need for a day sailing around the islands, lazying around at the beach, or even exploring local villages.

3. This pair of RE/DONE Vintage Levi’s High Rise Shorts pairs perfectly with an off the shoulder top for daily adventures out and about on the islands.

4. A classic round style updated in a fun flecked tortoise. Opa! Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses

5. One thing is for sure: the sun in Greece is intense. Take cover in this  Straw Fedora Hat by Lack of Color.

6. I love the feminine scallop detail on this classic white Antibes bikini by Marysia Swim, perfect for channeling your inner Jackie-O and enjoy the day relaxing beachside in Mykonos.

7. One of the best aspects of a relaxing vacation: the sound of the water nearby, a cold drink next to you, and a good beach read you can sink in to without interruption.

8. Because you can’t take your entire closet with you, it’s always best to bring versatile items like this Chloe Drew Bag, which works great as both a more casual daytime bag and dressed up for nights out on the town.

9. No better time for embracing your inner gladiator then when in Greece. I love the black and white color combo on these Soludos Gladiator Lace Up Sandals and the fun tassel detail.

10. Throw this Faithfull Blue Coverup Dress on over your bikini after a day at the beach, and suddenly you’re ready for cocktail hour :)