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Do you embrace the art of travel through culture and style?
Meet Andria Mitsakos, publicist, writer, accessories designer and global wanderlista.
From Manhattan to Mykonos (and everywhere in between), she voyages far, authoring a virtual passport for the creative cognoscenti.
Currently re-discovering Greece.
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#Wanderwednesday - Wandering back in time during New York Fashion Week
If you’re like me and never know where in the world you will be when fashion week rolls around, time seems to slow instead of speed up. As I stream coverage of my favorite collections several thousands of miles away from the chaotic hub of NYC, I can’t help but let my mind wander back in time.
I’ve been following certain designers for years and always look forward to their rich and engaging shows. Diane Von Furstenburg is one such designer, who never disappoints. Her claim to fame is her signature wrap dress which has changed over the years but retained its effortless chic (which is perfect for a frequent-traveler like me).
Diane’s attention to detail has spanned across decades which is why her familiarity with the female form continues to bring us cuts and styles perfect for the modern woman with a classic twist.
The duration of my stay at the Datai has been one filled with wonder and fascination. Narrowing done just five things was not easy but the below are just some of my favorite things about this tropical paradise.
1. Beach Villas- “designed to follow an environmentally sustainable framework. Contemporary interiors enhanced with touches of nature and rainforest accents”
* Outdoor rain shower
* Private pool
* Private sun deck
2. The Spa
* Four spa pavilions located in a tropical rainforest
* The Datai massage, Balinese massage, and warm stone massage
3. Having my blackberry almost snatched by monkeys :)
4. Helicopter rides above Datai Bay with Peter Wesley Brown (see above photo)
5. Rainforest exploration (or at least admiration ;) ) The Datai is nestled inside an ancient tropical rainforest.
*Photo credit: Peter Wesley Brown
New from @Wanderlista: #fridayfives-5 things on my mind this week:
Going: Langkawi, Malaysia, Andaman Sea
Wearing: A Djellabah dress by WALLA YHMAAK
Learning: Engrossed in Tash Aw’s The Harmony Silk Factory
Inspiring: This coral color..in a sea horse no less from the Andaman Sea. You’ll see it on fall runways (the color, not the sea horse).
Giving: Adopt a tiger though WWF Malaysia
Fur: a perfect travel companion
Freezing cold on the plane sound familiar? Fur is an ultimate travel companion. In addition to the cashmere socks in your carry-on, it’s the perfect cozy-up piece to accompany you in the sub-zero interior airline cabin. But more than that, I love Quentin’s direction in his new collection. Pieces that not only will keep you warm, but when traveling, they are the show piece of your wardrobe. Pack the black and grey essentials, then toss some Quentin on to finish off the look.
I’m forever obsessed with swimwear, so it’s no surprise that when I visited the @normakamali boutique on 56th st. this week, I raided the new swim boutique. Wanting to choose some pieces that could work well in Punta Mita this winter, as well as my upcoming Shanghai sojourn, I bought this dress in natural and black. It’s going into my Shanghai suitcase pronto! Will pair it with some couture from Quentin Veron for a sultry winter look.
The Zora Swim Dress from Norma Kamali
Quentin Vernon Couture FW 12/13
Le week end’s agenda is the darling village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Last night, I slept in silence at the charming Hotel Gounod, named after the famed French composer known for Ave Maria and opera Romeo et Juliette. As the oldest hotel in the village, it’s steeped in history (Gounod wrote Mireille here). Their tea room is remarkable, and host to one of the most outstandingly eclectic collection of religious art I’ve ever seen. Strange to some, but it just kind of works. Rooms are lovely, service is exceptional and location is in the epicenter of the village.
Style tip: When the temp is up, embrace the bustier trend. I picked up this top from Provence’s own Souleiado (The house is famed for their ‘French Indiennes,’ gorgeous cotton-printed fabrics that landed in Marseille in 1648 and soon flourished by the high middle class and royals.) and pair it with a maxi skirt for an effortless summer look. I love the red.