I’m excited to finally start sharing parts of our honeymoon to Greece with you. Today, I’m talking about one of my absolute favorite activities that we had on the island of Santorini – the wine tasting tour! I’m a huge white wine person, and Santorini is famous for it’s white wine varietals especially those that derive from the assyrtiko grape – thus, this was the exact wine tour for me. Well, really any wine tour is good for me but you get it…
But first, what to wear! I saw this Karlie embroidered dress from Fab Finds Boutique and knew it would be the perfect outdoorsy, comfortable dress to pack for the wine tour. It was such a good piece for walking through the vineyards and feeling the windy breezes of Santorini. And for an added earthy piece of jewelry, I topped it off with the Alyce turquoise and tortoise Elaine Turner necklace. This necklace can be worn two different ways depending on what you’re wearing (and it’s on sale!) Adding a crossbody and comfortable sandals was a must as well.
If you ever plan on visiting Santorini, the wine tour is a must! We had such a great time with our guide Vaios, meeting our “drinking mates” and learning about the unusual grape vines of the island- you’ve probably noticed they are strangely low to the ground. It’s because they wrap each vine into a circular wreath to keep them low to the soil and out of the heat. For this reason, the grapes develop a very specific mineral taste which make the wines so distinctive. This is the only place in the world that the vineyards grow this way! Here are a few more photos from the actual tour. If you’re interested, you can find more information on the Santorini Wine Tour website! Here are a few more photos from our wine tour destinations:
One of my favorite things is trying out new products, but sometimes the price tag attached doesn’t make that entirely possible. Luckily, there are now so many great websites and programs that make it incredibly simple and affordable to receive sample products right to your doorstep – including Gloss48.
Gloss 48 is a site featuring weekly promotional sales on up-and-coming beauty brands to let you try new products without breaking the bank. Every day, they pick out a fresh dose of niche products and offer them on sale for one week before they return to full-price. I’ve been able to try a couple of new brands offered by Gloss48, and most recently, I experimented with this mini set of SW Basics. It’s an all-natural brand that produces skin care products using only three ingredients each!
The line is completely chemical-free and uses ingredients like apple cider vinegar and rosewater to lessen the chance of irritation, offer higher potency and have a smaller overall ecological impact. This is a great line for people with sensitive skin or those who are just concerned with using products loaded with harsh chemicals – and it’s on sale on Gloss48 now.
I could definitely tell by trying each one of these products that they are entirely made from natural ingredients – there were no chemical or artificial smells and each had a very rich texture about it. I cannot tell you about long term use of the product yet, but so far it’s very good! (Plus, I just love good packaging too!)
All skin care product in this post and on social media were courtesy of Gloss48 and compensation was received, but all opinions remain my own.
I’m finally getting to show you these photos from my 4th of July beach trip – the perfect opportunity to wear my Elizabeth Chronicles swimsuit coverup! Katie and Rachel are constantly churning our awesome tee and tank designs, so it really is no surprise that they sucessfully tackled summer coverups as well. (You’ll remember the snoball tank and pineapple tee from this post!)
The Swim Sun Sand tank was put to good use on my trip and so was my Summerlicious tee which you’ll have the chance to win tomorrow – but here’s a sneak peek! See the entire collection of Elizabeth Chronicles tees on their website!
I also got to work with photographer Jennifer Boles who is a local photographer in the Destin area – she was seriously so much fun and I enjoyed her energy so much. She was literally hoping on top of those boxes that store the beach umbrellas and balancing on top of bike racks to get the perfect shot. (We have more fun pics from that shoot coming up!) If you’re ever in the area and looking for a gifted and energetic beach photographer, check out her site!
Remember to check out the Gigi New York summer sale – up to 50% off so many pretty things!!