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The Tale of Two Islands – Santorini and Mykonos Part I

Greece was everything I had imagined. It was as beautiful as every picture I saw on Pinterest when doing my research on these wonderful islands. I have to admit that Greece is now my most favorite place to be in the world! I honestly became very aware of who I am as a woman and Santorini took me to a mind altering state which only underscored what it is I REALLY want in my life.

This is me overlooking the spectacular Caldera from my fabulous hotel, Cosmopolitan suites.

The islands of Greece are a rugged type of beauty, full of rocky cliffs, breath-taking sights, and winding roads and paths. My friend recommended visiting Crete next time, the largest island in Greece. She also mentioned that anyone visiting the island might be interested in renting a vehicle for their holiday from somewhere like rental-center-crete.com, car hire allows you to explore the island at your own pace! If you do choose to visit the Greek islands, you’ll be happy to know the people are friendly, the food is delicious, and the lifestyle on the islands is different than anything I have yet experienced. As a brown girl, I was made to feel very welcome as I suspect they know the plight of brown girls here in the USA. We are special there. We get stares admiring our beauty, our exoticness. The moment you smile back, like opening your arms, the Greeks become your best friend!

Santorini and Mykonos

So I traveled with my younger beautiful cousin to these beautiful islands to both Santorini and Mykonos, and I will state right off the cuff that the islands are distinct in many ways but equally as beautiful. They are both very different in their vibes, culture, and lifestyle.Continue reading

It’s Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkin Time! Anybody who knows me will tell you I truly enjoy decorating my home for the holidays and seasons!  After traveling all  September for my birthday, (wait til you read my blog on Mykonos and Santorini!! ) I rejoice in knowing that soon I get to pull out my cartons of Autumn Harvest and Halloween décor! While my kids do not help decorating at all, they do enjoy my efforts and actually look forward to the change in each room! My rooms are inspiring and create a sense of warmth during this time of year.  Check out my inspiring ideas ! Let’s get those pumpkins ready! Continue reading