I was transported back to one of the greatest days of my life while indulging in the latest edition of Lonny Magazine over the weekend. Lonny is my go-to source for design, fashion and gift giving inspiration. This month, I was beyond excited to read their feature on photographer Mirabelle Marden, whose family home is not only stunning but is in one of the most magical places I have been blessed to visit.
I spent a day on the island of Hydra, Greece last November with a dear friend. We hadn’t planned on visiting any of the Greek islands but with a day to spare, we thought, why not. We boarded a fast ferry, something this island girl is quite familiar with, and were off.
Although it was November, we decided to pack our swimsuits just in-case. After exploring the shops and speaking with a few locals, we made our way to a restaurant about a 20 minute walk from the center of town but boasting fantastic views. Twenty minutes into our walk with no restaurant in site, we discovered a little beach and decided to take the plunge. Although the beach itself was quite rocky, the water was breathtaking. Below is one of my favorite photos from the day.
We never did find the restaurant so we decided to head back to town to make sure we made our ferry, The Flying Dolphin, back to Athens. With little time to spare, we grabbed a spot at an outdoor bar and enjoyed a late bite. And while my mythos beer and greek pizza were satisfying, my favorite part of the dining experience was the brief statement on the menu:
We are lovers of the beautiful, yet we remain simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without being lazy. Poverty is no disgrace for us; the true disgrace is in doing nothing to avoid it. We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not only as indifferent but as a useless character. We alone do good to others not upon a calculation of interest, but in the confidence of freedom and in a generous spirit.
A great outlook on life if you ask me. Hydra… can’t wait to be back in your beauty again!