Influenced by her childhood travels and the grand matriarchs in her family—visionary women who were shoe and textile designers in the mid-century—Andria Mitsakos has voyaged far, authoring a virtual passport for the creative cognoscenti.
Born in Boston to an interior design mother and a social scientist father, she spent her childhood shuttling between Europe, the Caribbean and her New England home, and traces her roots to some of history’s most hospitable people, the Greeks. New cultures, architecture, style and hospitality became a natural part of her life.
Carrying that passion and curiosity worldwide, she began sourcing furniture and accessories for hotels in the Caribbean after graduating with a degree in communications from Boston University. Her work in the travel industry led her to develop marketing strategies for hospitality clients all over the globe, although her creative spirit stayed close to her soul, thus Wanderlista was born. Today, the lifestyle brand echoes Andria’s ethos of travel, and she also consults on developing hotel spaces and hospitality furniture manufacturing in Athens, Greece. She lives between Athens, Miami, Mexico and the Caribbean.