back in august floating

17 Sep


I’m aware of the fact that you are probably flirting with a brand new sweater, a pair of leather boots and a faux-fur coat because summer is officially over but would you mind wearing your bikkini again until this post is over?


If I had to tell you one thing and get straight to the point is that if you’ve never bought a ticket to Tinos then you were somehow deceived by other Greek islands! And in order to convince you, I chose my favourite part of our holidays there, and a pretty girl winking above to polish up my “propaganda” techniques.


So here we are, lying on the beach of Kolybithra, swinging in hammocks, murmuring Jack Jonson lyrics, tasting juicy tomatoes and local beers from the Surf Club and having the slightest idea on how to ride a surfboard.



And since rarely do people indulge in their favourite “activities” only once, the same schedule was repeated the day after. Τhis place was a heaven with a Volkswagen van!





Looking forward to going back soon? absolutely yes! Good times ensued.


(photography Gertrude G. Milk, thank you Nikki Hayia for breathing the same sun with me)

find more information about the Surf Club in Kolibithra here

a blueberry farm in Portugal!

30 Jul


Set within the Herdade da CostaTerra amidst one of Europe’s most beautiful and untouched coastlines, Uva do Monte can be characterized by both its proximity to the sea and it’s tranquil agricultural surroundings. As the reconversion of an old farmer’s quarters and working environs, the 12 rooms available were inspired by local themes, colours and feelings. These rooms are set to tune your stay to the sound of nature and the sea in a carefree fashion defined by simplicity.


Uva do Monte is, in fact, the regional term for blueberries and this lea has been used by several generations of farmers to grow the most varied fruit and veg. In recent years people at Uva do Monte reconverted the agricultural strategy towards a certified biological production and  grew strawberries, honeydews and zucchinis.









About 2 km away you will find the Aberta Nova Beach – an almost entirely deserted beach and one of this coast’s best kept secrets. At night, when the sea is rougher, you can hear the waves at Uva do Monte and by day you will find that this beach is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the summer sun.



Price range: from 70.00 € / night (for two persons)

Uva do Monte
Herdade da CostaTerra
Lugar das Fontaínhas, RIC 67 Aberta a Nova, Melides
Tel. 213 461 381

the Ippolito summer palette!

28 Jul


On a balmy Tuesday evening I took my camera on hand and walked down the street from my office to meet a girl that is determined to change the way we think about accessories. There is always this bright, wide window from where you can spy her until the moment when she’ll notice you, smile you and welcome you inside.


The showroom is filled with her summer collection  ‘Antithesis’ and Pavlina is more than than excited to share her inspiration behind the final product.


Nat King Cole’s ‘Nature Boy’ lyrics were the beginning of the journey. A journey through feelings, inner search and magic.
Strong bright colors such as coral red, blue, baby blue and yellow, nude paired with black and the earthy brown, work together to emphasize boldness and true romanticism.


She seems also very happy to announce a capsule collection, Ippolito by the sea, including a summer backpack and a large beach bag. Both are made out of soft sackcloth and printed waterproof interior with leather details,designed to carry all our summer memories.


Geppetto, her loyal and famous pal, being constantly spotted with her red lipstick, is by mistake a marketing trick! Α happy tail that says hello to everyone who enters Ippolito’s showroom and shows his affection with every chance ! You can find him staring at you through the window, greeting the pedestrians or playing with a piece of leather from a past collection.


Being a guest at Ippolito means being part of an inspiring environment, a “crammed moodboard”, a spot for coming-by friends, a place to share thoughts and experiences. I always enjoy our witty, funny,  and serious chit-chats accompanied by a glass of wine,many raisins and handfuls of cashews.


shop the Summer Collection Online: one./two./three./four./


Unlike today’s fast fashion Pavlina is classic accessory just like the ones she designs. A girl who will always “thank you”, a kind and generous soul, a designer with excellent taste and an eye for quality,always willing to reveal her secret mantra, a professional story, and eat with you many,many many cashews!


Ippolito Showroom:

38 Voulis Str., Syntagma, Athens, 105 57, Greece

Tel:+30 210 3315051 E-mail:

Opening Hours:

Mon-Wed-Sat: 11.00 – 16.00

Tue – Thu – Fri: 11.00 – 20.00

Shop Ippolito Online:


photos by Gertrude Gary Milk

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