Naxos + Paros | Greece

Naxos

Naxos was beautiful – the biggest island of the Cyclades. The town reminded me of a little Athens and was bustling with Greeks on a mini vacation to the islands.

 

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The gate, ‘Portara’, which is thought to be the entrance to Apollo’s Temple is situated on a hill just outside of town and is beautiful to see at sunset.

 

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There is also a beautiful castle if you venture into the little alleyways in Chora.

 

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Naxos is a very barren island with beautiful blue water that is striking against the rocks.

 

Paros

Unfortunately I was a bit slack with taking photos in Paros but here is a bit of a taste of it.

 

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The main town Naoussa is lovely to walk around in at night. It has fantastic shopping, restaurants and places for dessert!

And if you’re looking for food other than Greek food the little hidden gem BuonVento is the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to (outside of Italy that is).

 

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

4 Swimsuits To Bring On Your Beach Holiday

Continuing with my summer series, I have put together some of my essential swimsuits I bring with me to beach holidays.

Ok, so maybe you don’t need to bring all of these. But if you’re like me, you still will!

 

Strapless Bikini

A strapless bikini top is always a good option on tanning days when you want to avoid those tan lines. I also find them particularly good when my shoulders are burnt and my normal bikini straps won’t cut it.

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Colourful Top: Zimmermann | Black Top: Pretty Little Thing | Black Bottoms: Seafolly

 

One-Piece

I think it’s always a good idea to bring along a one-piece on your beach holiday. It’s a great option when you want to be a bit covered up and it also looks great with shorts or a skirt to go for food after a day at the beach.

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One-Piece Left: Zulu and Zephyr | One-Piece Right: Afends

 

Classic Two-Piece

A classic triangle or bralette style bikini is great for when you’re at the beach playing games or just generally messing around. The halter neck or bralette design will keep it perfectly in place regardless of what you might be doing!

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Black Bralette: Triangl | Yellow Set: Seafolly | Black Bottoms: Seafolly

 

The Fun One

I always like to bring along a kind of different, fun piece that I can play around with using accessories, in particular, sunglasses. I love playing around with different colours and styles to make bikinis a bit more fun and fashionable to wear!

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Red Set: Sirma Boutique | Sunglasses: Max Mara

 

I hope this has given you some ideas for your next beach trip!

Leah x

Milos | Greece

As part of my summer series, I thought I’d post some pics of the Greek islands I am visiting on my holiday.

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I am touring around the Cyclades and stopping off at a few of the islands in the area. My first stop was Milos.

 

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I stayed in the port town of Amadas and would highly recommend it if you’re coming to Milos. It has cute little shops and restaurants along the port and absolutely beautiful beaches across the island.

 

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The islands in the area can begin to look the same but each have something special about them. Milos is known for its beautiful beaches and has 41 beaches on the tiny island! Taking a boat out for the day was the perfect way to see a few of them!

 

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My favourite part was probably Sarakiniko, which is the classic Milos beach with the white rocks.

 

Stay tuned for more island photos!

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

Sydney | Warm Weekend

Sydney is basically like my second home so I never think to take pictures when I go but this time around I thought that I would!

I spent a quick weekend in sunny Sydney and took a few snaps of what I got up to and here they are!

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We went to one of my favourite beaches in Sydney – Balmoral Beach. If you’re looking for a nice, family friendly beach but don’t want to have to deal with the tourist crowds of Manly or Bondi, it’s a great beach to head to. There are great cafes along the street and lots of places to lie in the sun!

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The best place to go for breakfast at Balmoral would definitely be the Boathouse Cafe. You can sit right on the water with beautiful views of the boats and they have a great selection of food and drinks – my favourite was my ice latte, it was amazing!

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On Sunday, I went to a couple of street markets – this pic was taken at the Fitzroy Garden market which is just a small market with some cute jewellery, food and clothes stalls.

I was also lucky enough to be around for the annual Glebe Street Fair which was a massive market with live music, food, jewellery and clothing stalls. Luckily it was a beautiful day in Sydney and the Fair was absolutely packed!

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If you love Japanese food, you have to go to Toko on Crown Street, Surrey Hills. I went to a dinner event at Toko on Saturday night and it was phenomenal. My favourites had to be the salmon tartare and sashimi. It’s definitely on the more pricey side but I highly recommend giving it a go!

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I hope you enjoyed the snaps from my quick weekend getaway!

Leah x