A farewell to Thessaloniki

casual chic street style by Stella Asteria

Have you ever seen me looking that happy in Thessaloniki? Probably not. It’s because I am leaving! 😀

This was not an intentional blog post but we got some nice photos that I love to share with you, as my last post in Greece for now. We took these pictures on Christmas Eve during our walk in Thessaloniki’s seashore. My father was visiting us and happily took some shots of A. and me, so we finally got a few good photos together, apart from phone selfies! We really have to start using must learn how to use our tripod.

Thessaloniki is my hometown, but this city and I are so over for many years now. I have been living all my adult life in Mykonos, for more than ten years now, and if it wasn’t for Anestis I wouldn’t even be visiting Thessaloniki. Anestis has also relocated in Mykonos with me for the past years, but this year we had to be in Thessaloniki for a few months to do some things that needed to be done. I live just fine in Mykonos where is my base, my life as an adult (I live there since I was 18) and my company. Besides, my family and friends are always more than happy to visit me in Mykonos, so I really had no reason to come here. It’s always good to remember where you started from, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay at the starting point. A glimpse of a postcard can do just fine! Life goes only forward and so should we.

Now it’s time for a new chapter in my life, much anticipated. Bye bye Thessaloniki and bye bye Greece for now. See you next post, or better, see you in my new life.

Until then, take care and keep dreamin’ big!

PS: The next post will be on Friday 27th. In the meantime, if you want to follow our journey, let’s keep in touch at Instagram or Snapchat. I would love to see you there!

xoxo

Stella

 

I was wearing:

Massimo Dutti coat (similar)

H&M sweater

Zara jeans (similar here)

Miu Miu ballerinas

Chanel bag

Chanel sunglasses

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

casual chic street style by Stella Asteria

Thessaloniki Streetstyle

casual chic street style by Stella Asteria

Chanel boy bag & Miu Miu ballerinas

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    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 12:42

      Thanks Melanie, glad you like it! 🙂

  1. 20/01/2017 / 11:38

    How exciting, Stella! I can’t wait to see where you are going. I adore Greece and always love seeing the country as a backdrop to your photos, but I am so eager to see where you land! Love and luck to you in your new life and new adventure! xxx

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 12:43

      Believe me Lisa, you already love the new place much more! 😀 Thank you so much for your beautiful wishes all these days that I keep you waiting! It really means a lot! Have a great weekend my gorgeous friend! xo

  2. 20/01/2017 / 15:18

    This post brought a smile on my face! So happy for you Stella! Such a nice picture of you two!
    I want to start taking more pictures with M as well, I feel selfish for having many good pictures of myself and none of him.
    It’s just so hard to get him before the camera. Happy you’ve decided to post the pictures, they are beautiful!

    Cheers to you sweetie!
    Love from https://tbymallano.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 16:29

      I totally feel you Tatjana, lately I go behind the camera too and take some shots of A. However we really must try to use our professional tripod which is resting in its box for over a year now haha! We will definitely take more shots together at our new happy place 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my darling, it’s always a pleasure to read your comments! Have a great start to the weekend!xoxo

  3. 20/01/2017 / 17:03

    Wow great news! 🙂
    I can’t wait to see new photos from this new place:D
    Lovely outfit as always my dear.

    Happy friday!
    Maja
    http://www.mycosmosoul.com

    • Stella Asteria
      30/01/2017 / 16:23

      Thank you so much Maja! <3

  4. 20/01/2017 / 18:11

    I hope the next chapter is a great one for you, so happy that you’re getting chance to move on, especially if it’s the right choice for you. Happy 2017 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 23:28

      Thank you from my heart for your thoughtful comment and wishes my dear Rosy. You really make me smile! Happy 2017 with lots of blessings for you and your beloved ones! Hope you are having a great start to the new year so far. Hugs <3

  5. 20/01/2017 / 18:55

    Such a gorgeous outfit honey! I have a crush on white lately, so I love your coat! <3 We are planning our vacation in Mykonos this may, do you have any recommendations where to stay/where to eat/shop/ what to visit?

    You are so lucky to live there!

    Big hugs!
    Verena

    http://www.my-philocaly.com

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 23:26

      My dear verbena, so nice to hear from you! Thank you for your lovely comment! I am so glad you are planning to visit Mykonos in May, it’s the BEST period one can visit this beautiful island! I will write you from my personal e-mail and we will take it from there, and help you plan the best vacation in Mykonos! 😀
      Have a great start to the weekend and talk soon! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 23:12

      Thanks!

  6. 20/01/2017 / 20:18

    These pictures are beautiful Stella! It’s always nice to go back home for a quick visit but I agree you don’t have to stay. I cannot wait to see where you are off to next but I have no doubt it will be fabulous!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 23:49

      Thank you my dear Jackie, means a lot! Have a great weekend as well hun! xo

  7. Jo
    20/01/2017 / 20:32

    A new chapter opens in your book of Life. Im sure it will be a page turner for you, and for your happy band of followers, too. Wishing you both a wonderful life in your new home.
    xoxo Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 23:11

      Thank you from my heart my dear Jo! You’re the best! Are you any better now? xoxo

      • Jo
        21/01/2017 / 18:43

        Dearest Stella. I must tell you that I am feeling a little better. My cough is easing and I am able to sleep. I hope that next Wednesday I will have confirmatiin from my Doc that all will be well, soon. It was not my intention to clog up your beautiful blog with my health issues, but it is so sweet of you ask how I’m getting on. For a complete change I m thinking of asking suggestions for my bedroom makeover. Colours mainly.
        Love, Jo x

        • Stella Asteria
          22/01/2017 / 18:48

          So glad to hear you are better my dear Jo! Let me know on Wednesday or whenever your doctor confirms! And you did not clog up my blog at all! <3 Bedroom makeover sounds so interesting! I am mostly into whites lately, especially for bed linen etc, I find them super chic and calming! Our new bedroom is light brown with white and I love it. The previous one had this dark brown (almost black) color which is too much for a bedroom of 15 m2. I am not that good in decoration, but I think it depends on the size of the bedroom and the lighting. Do you like tapestries? xoxo

          • Jo
            23/01/2017 / 13:33

            I love tapestries. There’s a shop in Brugge where I could spend hours looking at them.. some would fill a whole wall. Others, a more manageable size. Some are the traditional type of designs. But my eyes keep settling on the modern designs. Ooh, Stella. They are soo pretty. I know that, these days, most are machine made (Brugge lace, too). Are you thinking what I’m thinking? My room is 14m2 with a large north facing window. White woodwork, and white bed linen is a must, along with a white or patchwork quilted bedspread. But enough about me. How are you in your new home? Unpacking boxes, I quess. I hope there’s room enough for your dresses.
            xoxo Jo

          • Stella Asteria
            25/01/2017 / 12:23

            Oh that sounds like a really nice and stylish bedroom! White is so relaxing and energising at the same time, according to the mood! I just found a small tapestry shop here in paris yesterday that was phenomenal! I am quite finished with unpacking and today I get back to work and officially starting my life in Paris. It is a big change, but so wonderful! I am so astounded with the kindness of the people in France, and seriously don’t know where to start from about all the things I love here! Should write a blogpost about it asap! How are you my darling? Has your doctor confirmed everything is ok? I hope you feel much better and that you are having a great week so far!
            PS: From my new bedroom I have Eiffel Tower views, and actually it’s lights fall straight into our living room and bedroom! Thrilled is so little to express how I feel! <3 Big hugs! xo

  8. 20/01/2017 / 21:19

    Such beautiful pictures my dear Stella !
    And I would be happy to be in either place 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      20/01/2017 / 23:11

      Thank you Lorena! It’s all matter of perspective and choices 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      22/01/2017 / 18:48

      Thank you 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      22/01/2017 / 18:45

      Thank you dear, glad you like it 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      30/01/2017 / 16:23

      Thanks

    • Stella Asteria
      25/01/2017 / 12:24

      Thank you my dear Eni! Have a great day! xo

  9. 23/01/2017 / 16:17

    Oh yay! So excited for you babe! Sounds like you are going to be so happy beginning this new chapter in your life!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • Stella Asteria
      25/01/2017 / 12:19

      Very very happy 🙂 Thank you so much Emily! xo

  10. 23/01/2017 / 17:06

    So exciting that you are starting your new life!! Love your Instagram updates and I think you are a very brave couple to leave your home and start over somewhere else!! Wish you all the best of luck!! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Stella Asteria
      25/01/2017 / 12:19

      Thank you so much Susanne, I am sure you can relate to all this as much as anyone! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      25/01/2017 / 12:18

      Thank you so much Anaivilo, means a lot! Will visit your blog soon! Missed your posts! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      25/01/2017 / 12:18

      Thank you Jenny! x

  11. Jo
    25/01/2017 / 20:47

    Dearest Stella. You are like a much needed breath of fresh air that has blown gently into my Life. But I am losing the plot. Are you now living in Paris, or is this a working visit. How lovely though. You must go to Shakespeare &Co and browse the bookshelves.
    All things considered, the Doctor is pleased with my recovery. But I must build up the strength in my lungs and airways. She is going to keep a
    check on my health.
    I’m so pleased you think my bedroom nice. I have a mind to have the walls in the palest of yellow. My favorite colour. I love yellow flowers. Daffodils, sweet scented nasturtiums, all the little flowers. In season, I have them on my kitchen table and in the sitting room. They bring rooms alive.
    Big hugs from me, too. Jo x

    • Stella Asteria
      26/01/2017 / 12:48

      Thank you so much for your lovely words my dear Jo! Yes, I just relocated to Paris, although I haven’t been able to post about it on the blog yet, just on my instagram and socials 🙂 This bookstore Shakespeare & Co is one of my favourite spots in Paris! I imagine that if you would come here, we would be spending endless hours searching for books there! 😀 You won’t believe, yellow is my favourite color for a bedroom, such a lively color with so many amazing hues to chose from! I am so glad your doctor confirmed you are ok! Please take care of yourself and have a lot of fresh ginger-honey tea! Kisses and happy almost-Friday! xo

      • Jo
        26/01/2017 / 18:26

        Ginger and honey tea is now on my shopping list. For some weeks now I’ve been having a glass of Wheatgrass with my breakfast. It seems to be good for everything. Time will tell if it’s of benefit to me. It’s not an unpleasant taste, and so far, my completion hasn’t turned green.
        What was I thinking when I wrote, Nasturtiums? When I really meant, Frisias. Don’t you just love their long fragile stems, topped with little scented flowers. I do.

        • Stella Asteria
          29/01/2017 / 22:33

          I really feel like you are inside my mind most of the time Jo! 😀 I love freesias so much, especially for their long fragile stems! Yellow and white ones are my favourites! How is your health? Have you started the bedroom makeover? Hope you had a lovely weekend! Sending love your way! xo

  12. 26/01/2017 / 04:36

    Wishing you all the best in the new year at your new home in Paris! Looking forward to reading about your new journey :). And of course I love this outfit, the denim + fishnet pairing is so on point! You always manage to inspire me with your blog posts hun! Have a great rest of your week 🙂 xo~ Lena
    http://www.thewanderliste.com

    • Stella Asteria
      26/01/2017 / 12:49

      Thank you so much my dear Lena, you are always so sweet with me! Will post soon on the blog about my new adventure and definitely visit yours asap! Wishing you a lovely day! xoxo

  13. 27/01/2017 / 00:33

    Wishing you all the very best on your next adventures Stella, it’s always important to remember home because as the saying goes the home is where the heart is, and it will aways be home 🙂

    Looking forward to your up and coming posts and as always you have captured some beautiful photographs above!

    Thanks for sharing your posts and excited about following your journey!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • Stella Asteria
      29/01/2017 / 22:30

      Hello my dear Laura. Actually Thessaloniki was never a home for me, at least never felt like one. My home is in Mykonos and in my new life in paris from now on! 🙂 Thank you so much for your beautiful comments! Congrats again for your wedding, you where such a beautiful bride and couple! And this Jenny Packham dress <3

  14. 28/01/2017 / 01:18

    Hi my dear! These photos that your dad took turned out amazing! I’m glad you and your bf have some well-deserved lovely photo together 🙂 Now, I’m so happy for you and this new chapter in your life. Moving out to another country must be tough but I’m convinced the rewards are even greater. I’m not gonna spoil your readers saying where you’re living now 😉 but as I said on Instagram when you announced it, I wish you all the best and I applaude you for sticking to your dreams!
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

    • Stella Asteria
      29/01/2017 / 22:28

      Thank you so much Deb, I really smiled with your comment both here and on instagram. Probably most already know but thank you haha! Will announce tomorrow with a new blog post! Thank you for your beautiful wishes, it really means a lot to me! Wishing you a wonderful week! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      29/01/2017 / 22:26

      Thanks a lot Magda, I really appreciate it! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      29/01/2017 / 22:26

      Thank you!

  15. 29/01/2017 / 15:35

    Ohh babe I really really love this outfit! Just the right look to stand against the cold! I am all over the fishnet trend so no surprise I love that detailing of your look!

    Sophie xx http://basicapparel.de

    • Stella Asteria
      29/01/2017 / 22:25

      Thank you honey, so glad you like it! xoxo

    • Stella Asteria
      29/01/2017 / 22:25

      Thank you so much Sandra, and I am glad we agree! 😉 Have a great start to the week!

  16. 30/01/2017 / 13:38

    Aww my dear Stella, I’m so happy for you! Moving out to another country must be tough, but let’s start this new experience in Paris and share with us more stunning pictures of your new life !
    What a wonderful picture of you two!
    My best regards
    Julia

    • Stella Asteria
      30/01/2017 / 16:05

      Thank you for your sweet comment my dear Julia. I think that at this times the most difficult thing is to stay in Greece. Of course we will have to be in Mykonos for at least 4-5 months per year, where our business is located, but this place has nothing to do with the rest of Greece. There is still some life, prosperity and positive energy around. We are only 10 days here in Paris and we already see significant differences in our daily life, not to mention that we have both be given even job opportunities. We have our own businesses but still.. I am only worrying about the language but I am sure we will do just fine with that too 🙂 Have a great start to the week! x

    • Stella Asteria
      30/01/2017 / 19:25

      Thank you from both of us Nissi! <3

  17. 31/01/2017 / 22:13

    Oh wow- your father is a very good photographer!! I love the shot that he captured of you two! Such a romantic picture. 🙂

    I really wouldn’t mind living in Mykonos for a few years LOL. I have a feeling being by the sea and in the sun would do me some good. Still, it’s wonderful to always challenge yourself and keep moving forward in life. These types of changes build an inordinate amount of character. They open up your eyes to what the entire world has to offer.

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

    • Stella Asteria
      01/02/2017 / 12:02

      I am sure you would love living in Mykonos, judging from my experience, being close to the sun and sea has many benefits for overall health. Winter is not heavy at all there, and people actually go to the sea for swim even in winter! And it’s always sunny! It’s a small paradise to live at! But after 13 years there, and the terrible economical/political/ethical conditions in Greece I wanted a big change and I am so happy I found it in Paris, France. Mykonos is not affected by these conditions though, it’s like the Monaco of Greece, but still.. change is change 🙂 Happy February my darling!

  18. 03/02/2017 / 00:49

    Well congratulations on the move. And love what you are wearing, very inspiring. I still need a nice non body con coat like this.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Stella Asteria
      03/02/2017 / 12:34

      Glad you like it and thank you Allie 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      08/02/2017 / 11:23

      Thank you so much my dear Zorica! I am having the time of my life in Paris. It is still a new beginning but as you very well said, this is always more than welcome and exciting! Happy hump day 🙂

  19. 13/02/2017 / 11:01

    Loved the pictures and the outfit. The thumb ring looks chic !!

    XOXO

    • Stella Asteria
      13/02/2017 / 16:51

      Thank you Elle 🙂

  20. 09/03/2017 / 23:48

    Congrats again on your move! Awesome pictures, that one with you a your fiance is the absolute best! So beautiful!

    • Stella Asteria
      11/03/2017 / 14:13

      Thanks so much Kasi! <3

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