Postcards From A Greek Island #1

It’s often a risky business to look forward to a break so much and have the highest expectations of the place you’re hoping will provide a respite from life’s daily routines. There’s always the real chance of disappointment when the anticipation has been building for months.

In the case of our trip to Kos and week long stay at the Blue Lagoon Village resort, our hopes were more than surpassed in so many ways.

From the sunny skies and accommodation standard to the variety of food on offer and the overwhelming warmth of our Greek hosts, it was a truly idyllic holiday.

Maxi dress – Allium B // Watch – Michael Kors // Stackable rings – thanks to Luxuria Jewllery* // Multi-gemstone stackable bangles – thanks to Luxuria Jewellery* // Wishbone ring – Rachel Galley // Sandals – Moda in Pelle

Due to our room being unavailable at check-in, we received a one night complimentary upgrade to an executive suite complete with private plunge pool on the terrace – not a bad start to any holiday in my book.

A late night, post-flight swim and sampling of the bottle of fizz definitely helped to wash away the vestiges of a long day of travel.

Resort exploration was the only real To Do item on the list. After all, it’s important to suss out the locale of additional restaurants, which of the four pools you want to dip into first, how big the play park is and where the ice cream on tap resides. The priorities according to Junior Child.

One of my own priorities soon became abundantly clear upon discovering the pool with the swim up bar that served up a mean Pina Colada. Who needs ice cream when you have that?

Stripe Trapeze dress now on sale at Gap

The week very quickly moved down through the gears to the slowest of paces.

Time flowed between late morning lazy breakfasts, hours spent poolside in an effort to maintain a reasonable body temperature amid the hot Greek summer days and evenings sat down to three course meals followed by cocktails and numerous family games of Uno. At which I now rock by the way.

Hat – Pachacuti // Seafolly tote – Coco Bay Beachwear // Juliet Dunn poncho – Beach Cafe // Jets By Jessica Allen bikini – Beach Cafe // Silver aviator sunnies – ASOS

Mid way through our week we spent a blissful day on the beach in a rented private gazebo with all day waiter service. Elevated off the baking hot sand on comfy beds with water and fresh fruit on tap and later in the day, a bottle of fizz, is now the only way I want to spend time on the beach of course!

My own theory of happy child, happy holiday was proven many times over during our week away.

With her hardest decision being Greek or Italian for lunch, a daily visit from the “Towel Animal Lady”, unlimited access to ice cream and sprinkles and as many in-water hours as possible without sprouting gills, my freckle faced girl was pretty much in raptures the entire time.

Jolene sliders – Dune // Seafolly Madagascar sunglasses – Simply Beach

As for us? We’d happily go back right now.

* I love the jewellery at Luxuria online boutique and was thrilled to showcase these pieces on holiday. If you fall in love with the gorgeous designs too, I’m pleased to offer Online Stylist readers a 25% discount with code OLS-25 from now until 31 August 2014.

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    • says

      Thanks Jo – it was pretty wonderful! Already seems like a a long time ago but thats what makes holidays so special I guess. Hope you enjoyed your last few days on the Costa del Dorset! See you soon! xxx

  1. says

    Ok so I bought the breakfast dress after you featured it along with the stripe trapeze dress and some other bits also went into the basket! Now, about Kos. I have friends who go every year and love it and I have toyed with the idea of going somewhere different for a change and also about trying out an all inclusive. So I have the same clothes and am toying with the idea of the same holiday, it really does look like a lovely place and looks like you had a great time x

    • says

      Yay for the breakfast dress gang! I don’t think you can go wrong with Gap for holidays or any time so I don’t blame you…and that stripe dress is great for hols, especially when in the sale. I think you’d love that resort in Kos Sharron. We were a bit sceptical of the whole all-inclusive after doing our own thing in villas but it was really lovely and great for kids of all ages – definitely recommend. Let me know and they’ll recognise you by the Breakfast Dress! xx

  2. says

    Helllooooo!! Welcome back. These pictures look wonderful; looks very similar to the place we stayed in Portugal. Blissful and perfect for children. Your daughter really looks like you! So sweet. Holidays are everything aren’t they? There is something so bittersweet about them. You have to have the contrast between ordinary life to appreciate them. Looking forward to catching up properly over the Autumn – another Limewood meet up?! 😉 L

    • says

      Thanks my lovely friend. Good to be back but am already missing the slow pace and that wonderful resort! Still, exactly as you said and as I said to Jo in another comment here, we need the contrast to appreciate the break. I am starting to see JC look a little like me which is lovely – she certainly has my stubbornness too! Ah the school holidays! Yes definitely to another Lime Wood coffee in the autumn…am looking forward to hearing more about your time in Florida. Have a lovely weekend xxx

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