Sailing in Santorini

I promise to share all the details about our wedding day. I can’t believe it’s been three weeks already. Time flies! I want to wait until we get our professional photos and video back before sharing all the good stuff. In the meantime, we’re back from eleven days away from our incredible honeymoon. Ben and I decided to simply pick two cities (within reason) that we wanted to travel to. Initially, we both really wanted to travel to Southeast Asia, but decided to pick a few cities a bit closer to home. It wasn’t hard to settle on Venice and Santorini.

What is there to say about Santorini? Where do I even begin? Webster’s dictionary definition of ‘picturesque’ should simply say: ‘See Santorini.’ White-washed buildings, black sand beaches, crisp white wine, epic sunsets, and some of the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted. We were shocked with the weather- super hot during the day and cool at night. We stayed at White Pearl Villas and loved how private it was yet close to the hustle and bustle of Oia. Our villa came with a private plunge pool and large deck on a caldera. We felt like we never wanted to leave!

About six months ago, we decided to splurge and booked a private catamaran cruise around Santorini. We were so lucky to work with Michelle Jackson as she helped us coordinate our honeymoon and our cruise with Oia Sunset. We decided on the Lagoon 400 tour, and it was five-hours of pure bliss.

A private driver brought us to Ammoudi Bay, and it was super crowded when we got there in the morning. There was a huge line of several dozen people waiting to board their boats. Ben and I were happily surprised to cut to the front of the line since we had booked a private cruise. (SCORE!) The people at Sunset Oia were so friendly and helpful.

We spent the day with a captain and one-crew member. The boat was beautiful. It had a private bathroom and ample areas to rest both inside, outside, and in the sunshine. We made about five different stops to see the sights and swim in the deep blue waters. Our own playlist blaring, I sipped my wine and couldn’t stop smiling. It was a day we will always remember.

On a related note, I’m sharing a few of my favorite high-waisted two-pieces and other swimsuits. Summer may be nearing an end, but I think it is always appropriate to make swimwear purchases. (The one I’m wearing above is from JCrew and currently sold-out.)

The Statement Earrings You Need This Summer

There is nothing I love more than a good pair of statement earrings. If you’ve been following me on stories, you’ve heard me talk about Lobe Wonder. I’ve been using them to support one of my ear lobes after partially tearing it during my friend’s wedding this spring. The weight of heavy earrings and the all-night-dance-party didn’t mix well. I plan to visit my dermatologist, Dr. Klein, in the fall to have her stitch and fix it. Until then, I use Lobe Wonder and find that it is a perfect way to handle the weight of heavy earrings.

I wore these earrings to my best friend’s ‘Goodbye Party’ a few weeks ago and got tons of compliments. Nobody could believe they were purchased for under $15! (Yes, this is the same friend who hosted the wedding where my lobe injury occurred.)

Local friends- you’ll know how much I love Shelala for all my statement earrings. Even if you’re not local, they ship anywhere in the US, and they always showcase new products on their IG page.