Onar resort, Andros Island, Greece; Honeymoon in September 2011

If this blog’s timeline ran anywhere close to actual life it might seem that I’m ringing in New Year (along with a gaggle of other bloggers, apparently) from sun-kissed Greece! Wishful thinking, that. No, greetings from a bum that mistook the NYE fireworks for the sound of gunfire shots coming from the Axis-end of a skirmish on Company of Heroes game with the hubby. Toasting away on a white beach while the waves tickle our toes… Between our bites of microwave-pizza we managed to say Happy New Year and continued on for at least 4 more hours on multiplayer computer games in our freezing London flat. These are photos from our honeymoon in Andros island in Greece, just two months ago. I thought this might be as good a time as any, if not ideal, to share them since I’m more than certain that pizza crumbs and deflated cokes simply does not photograph. It’s lovely anyway to start a new year reminiscing the trip that supposedly marks new chapter of one’s life, if I’m not being corny enough!

Hope you all had a blasting start to a New Year!

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  1. Oh wow Shini, these photos are so dreamy, Love the bright blues and soft pink hues you’ve captured. I absolutely adore the photo of you in polka dot dress- you look so relaxed and serene! I looks like it was a gorgeous honeymoon. Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Shini, your photos always stun me :)

    In response to your corny caption/paragraph I will give a corny reply:
    I’ve followed your blog for a while now and I can honestly say everyday is something new and exciting to cast my eyes on, not to mention the amusing, journalistic anecdotes that compliments the pictures. I’m a sad little fan and check your blog everyday (if not for a new post – for a reminder of how much I loved the last). Favourite blogger by far, and terribly inspiring. Ha ha i think I win for corniest message. Happy New Year! :D

  3. Gorgeous photos! This really seems like a perfect getaway, it seems magical!
    Happy new year!

    Hugs,
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse

  4. Beautiful, beautiful photos Shini, who cares if they’re a little late?!

    I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon and don’t doubt it.

    Happy 2012!

    life/style/flash.

  5. These photos are so beautiful!You’re a very talented photographer.

  6. You are in total paradise! Such remarkable captures. Have a wonderful new year, Shini!

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  7. Oh too funny about the pizza crumbs and old coke cans…just adore your photographs from your honeymoon! The colours are amazing.

  8. Ohh, it truly looks like the most dreamy place! <3 And the dog is such a cutie – I love it's expression!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

  9. You always have the prettiest photos <3

  10. Shini, your photos are always so beautiful. It looks like your honeymoon was most enjoyable, cheers !

  11. Hahaha! You sound like the coolest couple ever :P Which comp games do you play? I love Starcraft and Age of Empires.

    Anyways! Happy New Year! These photos are lovely <3

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

  12. Absolutely gorgeous photos.

    -Christine
    http://www.trendenvy.blogspot.com

  13. Lovely photographs, as expected! The water looks so blue and clear! It looks like it was a wonderful honeymoon with lots of good weather. Happy new year Shini and best wishes for the start of a great 2012! (:

  14. huaaa! it’s a beautiful place to go!
    I love every single picture that you taken on your honeymoon day.
    I bet it’s the most beautiful vacation in your life :)
    Anyway, Happy New Year!!

  15. Shini, this looks so dreamy. The washed out colours, the splashing shore… it looks absolutely beautiful. Seriously incredible. Wish I could crawl through the photos and spend a few nights at this resort.

    Happy New Year to you and your hubby! Your night sounds quite similar to mine… playing games with Fred, my sister and brother-in-law. Whipped out some champagne 10 minutes to midnight and watched fireworks going on across the horizon. That’s party enough for me.

    xx

  16. I always adore the photos in your blog, great posts and always inspires me!
    Happy New Year!! :)

  17. wow these photos are gorgeous!!!
    sounds like you had a great night :)

  18. gorgeous photos!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  19. These are such beautiful images!

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

  20. Happy New Year ;-)

  21. my dearest, clicking on your blog today (as i do everyday the past whole year at least), i was very surprised cause i was found in fornt of very familiar images.. you see i’m Greek, i live in Athens and i visit Andros island very often.. I’m soooo glad you visited our country, i really hope you had an amazing unforgettable time on your honeymoon here!! Your pics are very beautiful and -undoubtedly- faithful representation of our Greek sunny days.. xxx, joanna
    p.s. you re more than welcome whenever you can for a second round ;)

  22. Your photos are totally amazing!

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  23. Love your blog such an inspiration!!!

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  24. Happy 2012!!
    You seem to have a really nice time in Greece!

    Oh… I now a bit miss summer.

  25. omg, these photographs are so beautiful!
    you always post such amazing pictures!
    <3

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  26. nathalia

    as always! wonderful pictures!! xx happy new year wish you the best!!

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  27. Holy smokes! This is so beautiful.

    I did for a moment wonder what insane blogger trip you’d been whisked away on, but of course it’s your honeymoon! xxx

  28. Happy New Year Shini! Hope it’s a great one for you. xx

  29. Such a beautiful photos! And you are beautiful!

  30. Helen

    These photos are beautiful. (sigh…)
    aw that dog looks so cute and contented!

  31. Congratulations Shini!

    These photos are so magical and beautiful, you are really talented. I’m stunned!

    Polka dot.

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  32. The pictures are stunning !
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  33. Aaah, these pictures are exactly what I need a rainy day like this! So beautiful, all I want to do now is to jump on a plane to Greece…

    Happy New Year!

  34. Really lovely photos!

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  35. so beautoful photos!

    with love,
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  36. woman your photos are os incredibly gorgeous it’s insane :)

    Kisses and I wish you a wonderful year 2012

    xx

    TFC

  37. I’ve been such in a mood for traveling lately that these pictures really get me dreaming about some beautiful and peaceful resort… But I don’t think I’m able to go anywhere in a long time. Certainly very beautiful pictures, it’s almost like you can sense what it was like to be there.

    Have a great year!

  38. wonderful pictures!
    what camera do you have/use?

    xx

    Sofie

  39. your photos are beautiful, and your blog is one of my favourites. happy new year!

  40. You’ve such beautiful pictures that inspire me in every single post you make!
    Thanks for sharing these pleasing photos, in between enjoyable writing and cute content! I really really love your blog! ♥

    Happy new year!
    Lynn

  41. Happy New Year, Great photos, I have a new blog, visit them if u want, thanks
    xxo
    JS

  42. I always wonder if you ever stop astonishing me with your photographs… So breathtaking and dreamy views. Aaand I want that dress!
    Happy New Year Shini xx

  43. Wonderful pictures. Looks like a dream vacation! :)

  44. Wow, these photos are simply perfect. what an eye for composition! I spent new years eve working, but the first day of the year I pretty much spent on the xbox ;)

  45. Have fun! Beautiful photos!

  46. Your beautiful photos literally take my words away!

    Happy New Year!!!

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  47. Such gorgeous photos! Happy New Year!
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  48. happy new year shini.
    wow, greece is so amazing. i think beach will be the next destination for my vacation. :D

    hey, i’m waiting for your gadget post.

    :)

  49. Superly yummy snaps …. as always! Happy New year to you and your hubby!

  50. Beautiful and picturesque as always. These photos have such a cinematic feel.
    What a gorgeous place to have a honeymoon!

    Happy New year! :)

  51. wow. i am so glad i came across your blog. great content, amazing images!!! Have added you to my blog roll, can’t wait to see more.

    happy new year

    x

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  52. Ahh~ wondering what lens you have used here

  53. The first photograph is so picturesque!

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  54. Andros is one of the most beautiful islands around the world..Hope to had an amazing time in Andros!(I’m from Greece and as you can understand I feel proud when I’m listening good comments for my country) anyway..your post is perfect.. Happy New Year! I wish to spend more beautiful moments in 2012!
    cy

  55. Hannah

    Your pictures are beautiful! Have a happy honeymoon!

  56. These photos are breathtaking! Happy New Year!

  57. Sev

    Hi Shini,
    What kind of camera/LENS dis you guys used? I love the depth in the photographs… Everything looks beautiful and relaxing.

    Congrats. on the wedding. I wish you lots of happiness.

    Thank you,

  58. My dearest first of all my warmest wishes for the new year!

    second of all you made my day with these amazing pictures of Greece! I’m Greek currently living in Florence! next time you visit Greece let me know I’ll be more than happy to show you around!

    p.s. just show that also joan left you a comment! we can organize a blogger’s island meeting alltogether! =)

  59. Shannon

    Oh I’m so in love with these photos stunning(:

  60. Ahhhh!!! These photos are SO freakin’ beautiful, they’re making me loose my mind!!! I hope you had the most fabulous time on your honeymoon… by the look of these photos, it’s probably pretty safe to say that you did! Love the ones of you in the water so much, one stunning lady!!!

  61. JH

    Beautiful! Who makes that pink polka dot dress? Love!

  62. Katherine Smyk

    Great pictures!!!

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  63. The pictures are just incredible. So pure! I love it

    x Romi

    http://blaastyle.blogspot.com

  64. beautiful places.

  65. i like the happy looking dog

  66. oh wow, lovely!

  67. The pics of Greece are amazing! Can’t stop staring.

  68. Love all of your pics! They make me want summer even more!!!
    Ohhh I miss greek island so much already :-)

    Manny kisses from Greece
    K.
    kellysboudoir.blogspot.com

  69. Your pictures are so amazeballs ^^
    I just discovered your blog and i’m totally falling for it :)

  70. Vicky

    Shini, where did you get the pastel pink polka dot dress?

  71. OOh it was my mom’s she had it since she was about 25! So quite the vintage!

  72. Vicky

    @Shini, what a pity I can’t buy one. It is really gorgeous, and much older than me 8-)