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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FASHION & BEAUTY, TRAVEL & LEISURE

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 :)

 

LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

A Caribbean Dream: Our Tulum Wedding

July 2, 2016
HANNAH SHELBY: Tulum Wedding

After our first visit to Tulum, we instantly fell in love with the calming energy, delicious food, hospitable locals, and all the natural beauty that makes this Caribbean paradise so unique.

When we began thinking about our wedding, we knew we wanted to incorporate travel and adventure, as these had become a foundation of our relationship. We also knew we wanted something small and intimate, and a place all our closest friends and family would love. Tulum checked all the boxes and helped in making our decision an easy one. The idea of saying our vows surrounded by the white sands and turquoise waters, and then dancing the night away under the Caribbean stars with plentiful mezcal and guacamole sounded like an absolute fairytale to us. So that is what we decided to do!

After lots of research, we found a perfect private property right on the beach, and directly next to one of our favorite hotels, Sanara. The property accommodated exactly the size wedding we were looking for, and provided the perfect intimate setting.

Thinking back on our wedding weekend feels like a dream. As you get older and busier, it seems to be more and more difficult to get large groups together in one place, let alone together on a tropical vacation! We feel like the luckiest couple in the world to have shared this experience with our nearest and dearest. It was everything we imagined and so much more, truly a dream come true.

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