Hello from Mykonos! I am finally back home. Everything is bright and beautiful here and I can’t wipe off that sunny smile on my face! 🙂 I’ll never forget the very first time I came to Mykonos with my university spring break. It took quite an effort for my friends to convince me to join them, but as soon as I stepped foot into this amazingly beautiful island, I knew I had to live here! I found myself a job as a waitress at a beach bar and a nightclub right away, in order to be able to cope with the high living costs of Mykonos, and after a few weeks, I was back here for good!
As soon as I finished my studies, I decided to relocate in Mykonos permanently and experience the island life during winter months too! I established my first company, which was an online travel guide for Mykonos Island where one could find information about the island, restaurant/hotel/shopping suggestions and reviews, as well as villa & yacht rentals. At the same time I was also working as a freelance web designer and doing my internship in a real estate agency, as I was not allowed to be an intern in my own business (sounds fair).
Hard work and a series of fun, karmic events turned my little travel guide Mykonos Gold, into one of the leading real estate and yachting agencies in Mykonos and a few years ago I entered the real estate game independently, specializing on luxury villa rentals and yacht charters. My other half came to live in Mykonos permanently too, and he is now my business partner as well (not to mention that he has also became my personal photographer for the blog). Nowadays I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything different from this job (and blogging of course). The contentment I feel when I know that our guests are having their dream vacation in Mykonos and that everything is arranged perfect for their stay, is indescribable. I am so deeply thankful to have a job that brings joy not only to me but to many other people as well, like my colleagues, the employees at villas and yachts but also to our guests who are always happy with us! I do my job with all my heart like I am expecting my dearest friends in Mykonos, not just my clients. Their smile and “thank you” is the greatest paycheck for me.
So it took me a few weeks but I got again into the rhythm of Mykonos, eased into my job’s pile of work and numerous villas’ inspections that were waiting for me, found a beautiful new house to live in (since our previous one turned into a hotel). I had given it time, and it worked out well. Time to get to work.
I hope that my story would inspire you to follow your heart and gut instinct and to reassure you that if I managed to do all these things, then you can do anything you really want. If you happen to come for vacation, please feel free to drop me a line! I would love to guide you around this paradise on earth, called Mykonos 🙂
Do you plan to come to Mykonos any time soon? What do you love the most about your job?
Please feel free to share your thoughts with me! I am always happy to read your comments.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!
I was wearing:
Diesel jacket (bleached it myself – similar here and here)
Light grey t-shirt (similar)
Parthenis Pants (no longer available, similar here and here)
Zara Backpack (no longer available, similar here)
Dior Homme sunglasses (similar style)
Photos by: Anestis Iliadis
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Μπραβο ρε κοριτσι εχεις καταφερει παρα πολλα και η ιστορια σου ειναι πραγματικα σκετη εμπνευση!
Θα κατεβω Σαντορινη φετος αλλα οταν και αν ερθουμε Μυκονο θα σε στειλω ενα μνμτακι.
All the best!
Σ’ ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!
Θα χαρώ πολύ να τα πούμε κι από κοντά όταν έρθεις! Καλό ΣΚ!
Wow! Where do I begin? First, I love the photography! The beauty of your home is breathtaking. I’ve always wanted to travel to Greece. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to live there. The food, the scenery, the people. What’s not to love? Hopefully one day I will make an appearance. If I do, I know who to contact. 🙂
Second, your ensemble is the perfect Friday/Weekend attire. I love the color combination and the simplicity of it all. The denim jacket and scarf adds that extra oomph. Can’t go wrong with a great denim jacket! Third, congratulations on doing what you really love. A lot of people are not as fortunate. I’m still on that path. The economy is so bad in the U.S. right now. So I’ve managed to channel my misfortune into something I truly love. If I’m unable to find a job in my area of study, then I’ll use my 9 to 5 to fund my passion- photography & blogging.
Have an awesome weekend my friend, and thanks for sharing this post. You’re truly an inspiration. My apologies for the long comment. LOL.
Thank you so much my friend, it’s always great to hear from you! It’s indeed a wonderful place to live as well as rest of Greece, except for the terrible economical & political conditions here too. I wish you all the success with your blog and everything you do in your life, I know how vital it is to do what you love! Happy weekend to you as well my dear! Kisses from Mykonos and hope you get to come soon 🙂
That means a lot! Thank you for your well wishes! <3 <3 Or should I say Σας ευχαριστώ για τις ευχές σας! I hope I translated this the correct way. LOL.
I am impressed!!! <3 Good morning my dear! xx
Stella these pictures of Mykonos are stunning! I keep seeing pictures of this beautiful island and it makes me want to jump on a plane and visit. You are lucky to live on such a beautiful island, it really does look like paradise. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I can see why you had to come back, I would too!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Thank you for stopping by Jackie, always glad to hear from you! I hope you get to visit really soon 🙂
Have a great weekend too!
Love these easy breezy wide leg trousers! Perfect for Mykonos. You look stunning as always!
Thank you Kathrine!
You look incredible! I love how your neutral palette doesn’t overpower your stunning location shoot, rather compliment it perfectly! Simply stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you Lauren, glad you like it 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend as well!
This is like a bloggers DREAM!!! The backdrop is so gorgeous everywhere you look!! Wow, just wow. You are incredibly blessed and so lucky to live there. Love your effortlessly chic look too! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend -xx
Thank you so much my gorgeous, that place is indeed a bloggers dream!! have a wonderful weekend too! <3
Just love the combo– Grey, white and denim..very serine and fresh
Thank you 🙂
These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to take a vacation forever
Amazing look und gorgeous photos ! <3
Thank you Marie!
Beautiful pics! Mykonos looks so pretty. Love your outfit and your hair!
Thank you Vanessa, glad you like it!
What a breezy, beautiful outfit!
Ahhh Stella. Lucky Stella 🙂 to be able to love your job as you clearly do makes it no longer so much of a job, and more of a passion. Which is the best thing that could happen to anyone. I confess, I envy you 🙂 what a paradise.
Thank you Sheela! Have a great weekend 🙂
Wow! Fantastic look and beautiful place! <3
Thank you Wioletta!
It´s always been a dream of mine to go to Mykonos and now I am so jealous of you!
That outfit is also perfect for the trip, the entire white look with the denim jacket makes it so chic.
Have lots of fun!
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Thank you Camila, I hope you come soon 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Oh Stella! First of all, the photography itself is gorgeous, let alone that dreamy location! As for your story, it was damn good inspiring and motivational for me, really. I’m in a transition process where I plan to start off a little business by my own and it scares the hell out of me because this is not the best ‘finantial’ moment in my country as we’re in recession. Anyway, I felt more encouraged after reading your lovely story and I really thank you for that.
If I ever go to visit the gorgeous Mykonos I will for sure drop you line! 🙂
Hi Deb, thank you for stopping by and for your lovely words! It makes my day knowing that I have inspired you during this transition process you’re in. It’s definitely scary in the beginning but as soon as you let go of fear (i.e. what may happen, how will other react, will I be good, will I have the money that I need to invest etc etc) everything will start fall into place! Wish you all the best for this new beginning in your life and hope you’ll come in Mykonos one day soon 🙂 Have a great weekend my dear!
You and the flowers are so nice.
Thank you Linda!
Aaw I really really wanna go to Mykonos one day! The pictures are stunning and I looove your pants 🙂
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Thank you Carmen, I hope you get to come to Mykonos soon! 🙂
Gorgeous pictures! I love your blog so happy that I found it. I can’t wait to read more x
Thank you dear 😀
You look absolutely stunning, and the backdrop is breathtaking. I need to visit Mykonos!
Thank you Siffat! Yes come to Mykonos 🙂
beautiful outfit! it looks great with the location haha 🙂 making me want to go travel!
Thank you Carolina, glad to have given you a travel inspo 😉
Love this! Great post babe x
You look great !
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This is an awesome post Stella.
It is indeed important to follow your dream and you did just that. Now it is paying off.
It is also a blessing to have a partner who is supportive and you have that too.
You look well in this laid back look.
Do have a fantastic weekend and take care of you.
Much Love ? Mojisola
Thank you so much Mojisola! Yes I’ve got lots of reasons to be thankful for :))
I whole you are having a great week so far!
This is the most amazing story ever babe!!! You are a true #girlboss! I visited Crete for a month last summer and would move there in an instant if at all possible. Hugs, Kait
Thank you so much Kait! Hope you visit Mykonos too one day soon 🙂 Happy Sunday my darling!
Wow, such a beautiful place!!! I need to make my way to Mykonos for sure! Greece is just so lovely!
Thank you Joti, I hope you will come soon in Mykonos!
I would love to go there, it’s so beautiful! Love this outfit!
Thank you Violette, I feel the same way too about Paris 😉
It has always been my dream to visit Mykonos but I haven’t managed to make it come true yet. So great that you can call this beautiful place home!
Thank you Anouk, I feel so grateful to call that place a home! Hope you get to come to Mykonos one day 🙂 Happy Sunday!
This is a very inspiring post and the photos are fantastic. I have never been to Mykonos although it has been on my list for a while now. I think I need to visit soon!
Thank you Yvonne! Feel free to drop me a line when you come 🙂
I’ve always wanted to travel to Mykonos! This place is incredible! This year I’ll travel to Kos again and I’m so exited. Greece is so beautiful! 🙂
Your look is gorgeous and suits you perfectly! Love how you styled the white pants and shirt to the den im jacket, great color combo!
Have a wonderful sunday hun!
Much love, Pisa
Thank you Pisa! I am very glad you like this look but Greece as well! Wish you a great vacation at Kos, it’s a very beautiful island too! Happy Sunday my darling! ♥
Lovely post, dear! Have a nice day .x
Thank you Faye, have a nice day too!
Congrats on the business and following your dreams. You look effortless and chic!! Just amazing
Thank you so much Diana! 🙂
Hi Stella ! 🙂
It’s always a pleasure to read you, you’re photos are so beautiful and your experience is so attractive !! I hope I’ll follow me dreams, you are beautiful and I really want to visit Mykonos one day and Greece !
Look forward to meeting you in Paris !!
Hi Serena, how are you? I hope the weather is better this week 😉
Thank you so much for stopping by, I look forward to meeting you in Paris too, but who knows maybe you come to Mykonos first hehe!
Have a great week honey!
Love your outfit! 🙂
Have a good day 🙂
Thank you Patrycja! Have a great day too 🙂
ALWAYS on point <3
Thank you Konstantina mou <3
beautiful outfit and picuters!!<3
Wow amazing! I’ve visited Greece before but never the islands. You look amazing and I really can’t wait to visit one day!
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Thank you Chels! 🙂
stunning! both the photography and your story! How amazing that a little trip turned into this adventure for you =o) I have never been to mykonos but it’s on my list for sure!
Thank you dear!
simply amazing ) best combo of style and travel i have see in a long time. you have just put mykonos on my top list of places i need to visit.
Thank you so much dear! So glad you like it! 😀
Amazing pictures! You make me want to book by flight right away!
Thank you Merel!
You look absolutely stunning! I’ve been dying to go to Mykonos!
Thanks Molly, I hope you come soon! xx
you look absolutely flawless. Me and my bf are going this summer to Athens and I can wait it all Ive been thinking about. your post just made me crave it more. great post hun x
Thank you so much honey, and I wish you a wonderful time in Athens! If you have a free day you can come to Mykonos from Rafina port (it’s just 2 hrs with the high speed boat) ;)) just saying hehe! Have a great week!
How gorgeous! I’ve never been, but my god this looks amazing!
Thank you Lauren!
You look positively chic in Mykonos, it agrees with you 🙂
These gorgeous pictures really make me miss Greece and my family!
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Thank you so much Angelique! Where does your family in Greece live?
I hope you have a great week so far! Kisses xx
Super chic style in a very beautiful place.
Thank you Christianne!
Beautiful place and amazing pictures! You look so cool!
Such an effortlessly chic style and the place is beautiful!
Thank you Prudence!
Very very beautiful!!!
Amazing photos! You look stunning xx
Thank you girls 🙂
Such beautiful photos of a stunning place! Mykonos is definitely on my travel list!
Thank you Laura!
Great photography and elegant outfit! Mykonos suits you!
Thank you Athena 🙂
awesome photos!!! Your look is perfect!! Love the post
Thank you Irene!
You look gorgeous, and your outfit is perfect with your background! Your story is very inspiring, and congratulations on your success! I can tell Mykonos is beautiful from your photos, it is definitely on my list of places to visit! Have a fab week! 🙂
Thank you so much Kasi, I hope to see you in Mykonos soon 🙂 Have a great week!
Gorgeous, Stella! You’re a vision in white and I love the denim jacket too! This is such a great summer look!
Happy Monday, love!
Thank you Vanessa! 🙂
You look absolutely STUNNING, Stella! I love your outfit, it’s so fresh and perfect for embracing your city! Mykonos is definitely a place I want to visit, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and have seen so many lovely photos, too! Then again, all of Greece looks magnificent! I also want to congratulate you on building such a wonderful business from scratch, I really commend you for it because I can imagine it wasn’t easy! Now I know who to go to whenever I do make my way to this lovely island 😉 Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind and encouraging words Jalisa! I can’t wait to share more about Mykonos and my life here! Hope you are having a great week so far too honey! Kisses xx
I can see why you love it there. This island is GORGEOUS!!! Your job sounds like a dream. If you’re hiring, I may just have to drop everything and join you haha.
Yasmin can you imagine how wonderful that would be?? haha! Seriously!
I hope you have a great week so far! Kisses 🙂
OMG you look gorgeous, i’m so glad I’ve discovered your blog x
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Thank you Yuliya! 🙂
OMG!! I so envy you living the dream in Mykonos!! beautiful place. and I love your styling!!
Thank you Darlene!
Your outfit is just perfect for the location. The light blue denim jacket is not common and goes well with the white ensemble. I love the Greek islands, wish I can go there soon 🙂
Thank you dear!
First of all I have to say you look simply GORGEOUS!!!!! You make me want to chop my hair and go a bit darker!!! Mykonos is definitely a place on my travel list! You pictures said it all! The white walls, the flowers, the beautiful Mediterranean sea (my favourite) and if you add to this list the FOOD (super important) I guess it’s like heaven. I loved to read your post! It’s very inspiring to see that you followed your guts and are now living the life you want. It shows that everything is possible with hard work and a positive mind!
Love this look, it’s just perfect!
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Thank you Aurelie, I am very glad you like everything and delighted to read that my story is inspiring for you! I hope you have a great start of the week so far! Kisses xx
this is so beautiful! ♥ outfit on point and that place take me there, please!
Thank you Claudia! 🙂
Ahhh I love how you made the outfit post around the little town! Everything looks so beautiful (besides your amazing outfit). I love how the white wide pants fit so well to your surroundings!
Thank you Sophie, I am very glad you like it 😀
Amazing look darling! Love the entire outfit! Stay fabulous! Lovely photos as always! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
much love, Len
Thank you my gorgeous! Have a great week! xx
Beautiful pics! Mykonos looks so pretty, just a beautiful place. Love your outfit and your hair! x
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Thank you Ann-Marie!
Love this whole look so much! the perfect mix of girly, sporty, edgy and effortless !
Thank you Laura!
Gorgeous photos, Mykonos is stunning. xo
The pictures are so beautiful and I love your flared pants. I wish I could come to Mykonos sometime soon and you are so lucky to live there.
Thanks dear, I hope you come to Mykonos soon!
Your story is so inspiring! Its so amazing that you moved to Mykonos and grew your own buisness so successfully! I have always dreamed of visiting here and your photos make me want to go even more. I adore this look on you, the white and denim look incredible with the white bricks
Thank you Rachel, it means a lot! 🙂
Stunning pictures !!! I love the white on white on white with a touch of denim ! It’s perfection ! 🙂 Xx
Thank you dear!
OMG such beautiful photos babe! I want to go Mykonos so badly
Glad you like it Alanda! 🙂
You look so elegant and chic in your outfit. MyKonos looks like such a fantastic place to visit. The background compliments your white outfit very nicely.
Stunning post and really do like your gorgeous Dior sunglasses too!
Thanks for sharing your picturesque images with us Stella!
Thank you so much Laura! Your photos in Rome are mesmerising! Have a great rest of your week and thank you for stopping by!
Loveeee your outfit, such beautiful backgrounds !
Thank you Desiree!
Wonderful landscapes and perfect outfit for walk around, these pants seems so comfy.
Glad you like it Rebeca, they are very comfy yes!
Two things to say! First great photos, bravo to the photographer and second I love mykonos , it is an every year destination for me!! 🙂
Thank you Sofi 🙂
fantastic photos! I’ve never been to Greece but dying to go now!! glad you have such a wonderful time.
You made one different style and the look was superb….it is really looking best on you….nice collections…..great time…..