Santorini: Day 1

Santorini: Day 1

Travel

{ Our first moments in Santorini- so happy! } I couldn’t believe how quickly five days had passed in Istanbul, and our long-awaited honeymoon was down to only another five days. Nevertheless, we were on our way to the relaxing…

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A Teaspoonful of Productivity

A Teaspoonful of Productivity

Personal

Have you ever realized that whenever you are under the weather, your task list seems to creep up on you? While you’re lounging on the couch, snuggled up in a blanket and drinking tea, you have that sudden urge to…

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Interiors

                I’ve been perusing Pinterest during my recovery; fortunately it doesn’t take much effort to pin. The one thing I love about Pinterest, besides all of the obvious answers, is that you really get to know yourself better. Since there is…

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Mother Ficus

Mother Ficus

Interiors

{ Collage created via photos from Pinterest } Our apartment is slowly coming together. I used to put so much emphasis on matching that it became stressful. Now, I purchase pieces that I love and makes us happy to be around…

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Capturing Istanbul

Capturing Istanbul

Travel

“On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens.” – Atatürk My Top 10 Things…

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Shopping Delight

Shopping Delight

Travel

{ Turkish Sweets }  The post you have all been anticipating, well at least I have… the Istanbul Shopping Files! As I mentioned before, here, I promised myself I would dedicate one entire day to shopping in the city. We…

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Hamam Style

Hamam Style

Travel

A must-do on our list was to visit a hamam: a Turkish bath. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, a hamam is similar to what we, in the Western hemisphere, might consider a sauna. We went to the…

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Istanbul: Day 2

Istanbul: Day 2

Travel

Rising before the sun, Petar and I lay in bed, unable to sleep and waited for some indication that the morning was near. It was only 3:30 am. So we snacked on a stash of Oreos I brought over and…

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Istanbul: Day 1

Istanbul: Day 1

Travel

Istanbul Day 1:  After what seemed to be an unusually quick flight, we arrived to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and were greeted by bustling crowds and our transfer service to the hotel. The first moments in a new country are the…

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Travel

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson { Photo: Habitually Chic Blog } After twenty hours of travel, three connecting flights…

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Hittin’ The Road

Hittin’ The Road

Travel

{ Vintage Gucci Road Trip! Image Source: unknown } Two days and counting…. I am so excited for our trip this Sunday. There is no bigger thrill than a bustling airport, filled with people coming and going from all corners…

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No Watering Required

No Watering Required

Travel

The clip from The Wedding Date with Debra Messing and gorgeous Dermot Mulroney always pops into my head when I think of international travel: running around the house panic stricken, in search of passport, all five suitcases and sticking plants…

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First Class Packing

First Class Packing

Travel

Panic mode has arrived at the Frigelis-Puaca residence. No matter how organized I am and well-prepared, I always tend to forget something essential for our trips. * Take for example my trip to Egypt and the Dead Sea- of all things, a bikini…

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Honeymoon Under the Crescent Moon

Honeymoon Under the Crescent Moon

 { Bustling Istanbul: Full of life and shopping. Image via Pinterest } I’m long overdue for a vacation- one year, eight months and six days to be exact, but who’s counting?! This past year has been a whirlwind and this month’s…

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Ready for Takeoff

Ready for Takeoff

 Welcome to NoMad Luxuries! I am getting ready to embark on a new trip, in life and in the world, and found this to be a perfect moment to begin my first blog. I’ve traveled extensively over the past couple of years…

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