Travel: A Day In Spetses

We're back from our Greek sailing holiday (we sailed with MedSailors again, just like last summer going around Croatia--more on that in a later post!) and I finally finished editing all of the pictures we snapped while we were away! I started packing for my holiday ages before we left; throwing old dresses, suits from previous summers, new pieces and what-have-you in a pile on my bedroom floor. Very organized (not!). But then I minimized. I separated most of the clothes out, whittled down my final picks and shoes and carefully rolled everything into my little suitcase making space for Thomas's steady cam and bottles of sunscreen. One dress I knew had to survive the cut--this lovely printed number by Emily & Fin. The rest of my travel wardrobe was less specific, but this print immediately reminded me of Spetses with its white buildings with orange tiled roofs, stone paths and crystal clear waters. I had an inkling of what to expect in Spestes by looking up our sailing route before we left--a little research before you travel can definitely help you pack a perfectly coordinated holiday wardrobe! I enjoy matching my surroundings and this was pretty much peak matching. The print is called Moroccan Riviera (and you can get it as a skirt, blouse, or dress), but it easily could have been inspired by this Greek island.  

Spetses Town was quite charming and we had a lovely time wandering around the narrow stone alleys admiring the colorful doors and clouds of bougainvillea. We stopped for ice cream and to pet the occasional cat--there were adorable cats everywhere we went in Greece--before heading back to our boat for a quick dip before dinner. There was a heatwave while we were on holiday and coming from the Northern Irish climate meant we were not prepared for the heat! Being on a boat definitely made things more bearable since we were on the water and could catch the sea breezes, or hop in the sea itself for a quick swim whenever we felt too warm to function. Wet hair and salty skin quickly became staples of my holiday style, thankfully milkmaid braids work just as well wet as dry! After our evening swim we headed back to shore for dinner by the water watching the sun set and people ride by in horse-drawn carriages.


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