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Monday, September 15, 2014

Captain John Traditional Houses Review

♔ Address
Captain John Traditional Houses
→ Oia, 847 00, Greece | +30 2286 071638
→ No receptionist at the desk after 16:00
→ The hotel is less than a ten minute walking distance from the town and supermarket.

♔ 4 Night Stay
→ Booked a SUITE ROOM (one queen bed room with a twin bed and a cot)
→ Pricing: $$
→ Room includes: LCD TV with satellite channels, kitchen, refrigerator, private bathroom, hair dryer, sofa bed, living room, free wi-fi in rooms, shared spa tub, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, daily housekeeping, iron/ironing board (on request), free nearby parking
→ Free wi-fi in room
→ Safe deposit box in room
→ No complimentary breakfast is included but free milk, juice, croissants, and fruits are left in the room

♔ My Rating
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

♔ Review
The Captain John Traditional Houses is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have stayed in. Of all the places in Greece, coming to Santorini was the trip that I highly anticipated because of the view and after having stayed, photos do not do it justice. My family and I chose to stay in the suite house which is Captain John's largest room with the highest view. The view is of the Aegean Sea, the volcano, the town of Oia, and the cliffs of Santorini. It is also a lovely and peaceful location to watch the sunset instead of heading toward the cliff of Oia where everyone crowds around. The rooms are cleaned and towels are changed daily. They do not really have room service or complimentary breakfast because the staff is not always around. In Oia, there are traditional houses instead of hotels which may explain why there is no room service. However, the houses come with everything you need from a complete kitchen with a few complimentary snacks and beverages to a spacious living room where you can relax and socialize. There is a table outside the house where you can sit, enjoy the view, and have breakfast. Taking a dip in their jacuzzi was probably one of the most memorable experiences I have because it seemed like I was right on the edge of the cliff with the view in front of me. The jacuzzi is shared with the other guests staying in the houses but you will always find a time when no one is there and you can have it all to yourself. I would definitely come back here if I plan to visit Santorini again in the future

*Note: This is not a sponsored post. This post contains content that are 100% my opinions and photos taken by me. My intention is to write about my experience and assist you on your travels. I would also like to thank the hotel for my pleasant stay. If you would like to learn about my adventures and travel guide in Santorini, stay tuned!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Meskita Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Photography by my mother and me.

Fashion week is officially over! The last show of the evening that I saw last Thursday on 9/4/14 was the S/S 2015 collection of Meskita at the Theatre in Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This collection was new to me because it was the first time I heard of Meskita so I did some research and found out that the line was by Alessandra Meskita, a Brazilian fashion designer. Most of her lines consist of resort, swimwear, and lingerie. With that in mind, I had an idea of what to expect at the show.

After seeing the collection, I am now a fan of Alessandra's designs. I was very impressed with the collection because all the pieces were beautiful. The models all came out with half ponytails and open-toed strapped heels. The collection consisted of light shades and neutral tones with gold accents everywhere. Pleats continue to be a popular trend for skirts and maxi dresses, but also for outerwear. High-waisted knickers and crop tops also are a consistent trend to do not get rid of them yet from your wardrobes! Meskita was a wonderful show to end the night and I am looking forward to see what Alessandra has in store for the following season. Thank you for having me!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lord & Taylor and Refinery29: Brand Assembly

Photography by my mother andme.

After my visit to Trina Turk (post here), I headed over to Lord & Taylor because they were having an event on the second floor. Lord & Taylor along with Refinery29 curated a showcase of designers of contemporary women's apparel called Brand Assembly. Some of my favorites were the dresses and skirts by Priory of Ten and bags by Etelka. There were tons of people there as well as a DJ, a runway show (which I missed), free drinks, and mini make-overs with Laura Mercier (love her tinted moisturizer). I love how eventful NYFW is and how you get to see everyone dressed up. I could not stay for very long at this event because I had to run to the next show I was attending. The week becomes very hectic and everyone is usually running all over the place but if you ever get the chance to be a part of NYFW, definitely take the opportunity to experience it. Thank you to Renee for inviting me!