Amanzoe, Greece — Acropolis dream

Driving up to Amanzoe on the east coast of Greece's Peloponnese this past June, we passed olive tree fields, lush green forests, and tall cypresses. It was the beginning of summer -- the air already warm and dry, a little Mediterranean sea breeze. We went all the way up, to the top of the hill, where we found our modern Acropolis.

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Restaurant As II

It's only holding on a little longer until Spring produce really is here. It's the last of the root vegetables and at As they're making the best of it. Juicy steak and soft parsnips with jus of puffed garlic, cod with a crispy skin with sweet beets and tangy orange, roasted celeriac root with hollandaise and bread crumb dusting -- waiting for Spring to come is very pleasant this way.

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Summer Skincare w/ Rituals

There’s few things I love more than the beach and the ocean. Sand between my toes and swimming in a cold sea puts me at ease and makes me happy. And so I couldn’t be more excited that summer is here. The temperature has finally risen and we wake up to blue skies and sunny days ahead. The city awakens, and whenever possible, we all find ourselves outside, soaking up those precious rays of sunshine and enjoying this summer feeling while it lasts. I love to go out for picnics, to take day trips to the beach and to spend long, warm evenings with friends, blushing cheeks from the day-long sun, and sand everywhere included.

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