Today, after yet another jet-lag induced sleepless night, we involuntarily lounged in bed until 4pm. I wanted to get up, honest I did… but I was paralyzed. Paralyzed from all the walking, up hill both ways. Paralyzed from the cheap but quality wines and spirits. Paralyzed by all the rich, amazingly fresh and decadent foods, also known as the ‘itis… which on occasion, unfortunately, has resulted in the bubble guts.
So we finally got up and hit the town, but this time, without our dear Ioannis. With no one to translate or ask questions for us, things got very interesting, very quickly. While I relied on charades, Hubby, for reasons still unknown, turned to his terribly rusty and disjointed French and Spanish skills to communicate… this ish ain’t Latin based boo boo! At one point, he asked a cashier a question in English in what sounded like his best Greek accent, to which she responded, in a very American accent, ‘huh?’ Nice. We have a few survival phrases memorized, that I’m sure we botch to high hell, but things get a bit murky when we’re attempting to navigate the grocery store or a restaurant menu…
We’re brand new, but it’s good. It’s an amazing adventure and we’re enjoying every gyro filled second of it!
Luckily, we managed to take in a few of the sites (still not jaded yet) before the sun went down and then headed STRAIGHT for the bar.
Such gorgeous photos! And your hair looks bangin! Do tell us how you styled it.
You look amazing as ever- Love the update xoxo
These photos are wonderful.
I'm loving both your style and the view – The style reminds me of Audrey Hepburn – effortless, classic, chic. Enjoy!
I loved Greece when I visited & the food was the greatest!
Mark my words, you'll be modeling for someone after they see these pics. I've always loved your personal posts and fashion, but it's something about that red lip and lighting that really captures your natural beauty. I hope you're living it up over there because it looks good on you!
I'm dying to know more about your look, the hair, lipstick, coat, everything!
OMG! What is that lipstick you are wearing?
@ Silvia, I'm still here!!! Email me! We're partying it up for new years! email@example.com
@ everyone else, you guys are amazing! Thanks for your sweet words! I'll be back soon with more updates and hair travel tips!
Hey Nicky! lol i Live in Greece 0_o you could let us know your coming!!!
ps: you look fab! hope you enjoyed Athens!!!
Nik, amazing pictures!! I agree with the other poster — you should think about doing some modeling. You own that lipstick!! (why is the pj in me jonesing to get to the MAC store :)) As always, the hair is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing the sites of Greece.
I could think of a few worse places to have to work from :-). Have fun!
I'm so excited for you Nikki! Greece is beautiful country and you will enjoy. You and your husband look beautiful.
Loving the hair, especially with the hat. Get it girl! 🙂 Y'all really are just stepping out there. ~KF519
Your hair is fab!! And love the lipstick!
What a wonderful vacation! Thank you for sharing.
What a great adventure. I'm all about the red lips.
Everything looks so beautiful there! I hope you and your hubby are having a great time. By the way that lipstick looks amazing!
Enjoy your vacation! Your hair and lipstick look amazing! Great pics!
This looks like an amazing trip!! And you are looking uber-fab!
you better WORK that red lipstick! you look gorgeous! glad y'all are having a great time. 🙂
Could you try to get an interview on Yaya Dacosta, and her regimen?
You look so good in those pix. The whole package works.
Nikki, these are gorgeous pics. We appreciate and enjoy you sharing your vacation. Your hair has really grown and I love the Ruby Woo Lipstick on you. You and your Hubby have a wonderful time and a safe trip home! 🙂
That Ruby Woo is working for you girl!!!
Nikki your hair looks amazing. I absolutely love that lipstick! It just adds some spice to your whole look.
Greece is a beautiful country. I'd love to go there one day.
i love that beanie/knit hat you're wearing, please share the details of where to buy.
Beautiful pics, lady! What sunglasses are you wearing?
looking fierce! enjoy your time there 🙂
Okay I had to back track and get the name of that lipstick you're wearing, you are rocking it girl!! LOVE the color!
Loving your style!
The sunglasses are fierce hunny!! Are those the Marc Jacobs Cat Eye Sunglasses? Have a great vacation 🙂
Those photos are amazing! (btw, nice trench) =]
Where did you find that hat? It's cute!
This is why I love your blog!
Beautiful, Nik!!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and take in as much of the culture as humanly possible. And u know that the TSA officer was not looking for contraband when he/she patted down your hair. He/She was looking for tracks – all that officer had to do was ask if that gorgeous hair was all yours. HELLO?!
You and your husband look like you're having an amazing time! You've inspired me, I'm going!
Beautiful pics! I had to go catch up on your other posts about your Greek vaca. And your hair looks gorgeous!
Enjoy the rest of your time there.
– Marion (braidsntwists)
That's a gorgeous picture of you at the top. You should model! That lipstick is fire!
And the fun continues! It has only been a day adn I miss your retro roll and scarf!!!! LOL. Enjoy!
Nik, you're the best! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us so that we can live vicariously for you. You are repping FOR REAL for the naturally curly man!! LOVE it! Hope that you and hubby are enjoying your quality time together:)!
Love the pics look so professional!
I don't EVER comment on this site (i just read) but these pics of you are so fantab i had to say something!!! LOVE Your hair and red lips n errthang! WURK IT!!
Nikki, you're seriously making me want to go to the nearest Mac counter and pick up that Ruby Woo lipstick you're rocking! Girl, you look fantastic! I'm jealous of you right now! I want to go to Greece! LOL!
Have fun on your trip!
Love the pics and enjoy the vacay. I'm looking to hit up Belgium next…hmmm maybe I should add Greece to the mix.
Regarding the accent many individuals watch foreig-based shows and emulate accents. I experienced this in China with a young many who spoke in a crisp British accent i.e. thanks to Harry Potter. Who knew? Lol.
I love your hair and inspiration. I have followed you since you was on NaturallyCurly.com. You inspire me!
Keep Rocking Out, Nikki!
Mannie w/ www.theabsolutemost.com
Your hair looks FABULOUS! The Greece air is working for you. I don't think I've seen a pic of you looking better. No pun
You better WERK that red lip!!!!
Funny post! I love that first picture of you. Very mysterious and very glam.
Damn Damn Damn! I'm going to Greece, mark my words! Beautiful pics, hair, lips and have fun!
Nik, I love that first picture of you. All you can see is lips and that gorgeous hair.
I wish you and hubby the best!!!
I've wanted to go to Greece ever since seeing The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (lol). Keep having fun!
Beautiful pics! You look like you're having fun. I've noticed that you have been doing "twist outs." No more twist n curls? are you not putting rollers on the ends now? So curious, bc your hair has been absolutely gorgeous lately, and my hair type is very similar to yours… Continue the fun! ;o)
Looking fab! Looks like you are haveing a good time.
Hey Curlfriend! Thanks for sharing and updating while on your 'working' vacay. Continue doin yall.
You guys look like you're having a great time! Beautiful pictures.
That first pic *breathtaking*! Scenic pictures always put me in a better mood. Thanks for the pick me up.
I'm excited for you and your husband. Until your next post…
Love the first pic…. Gorgeous!! Continue to enjoy as we live vicariously through you!!
Great pics….you guys are so funny! You are survivors!!
Looks like you guys are having a fabulous time!!! The pictures look great!!! Continue to enjoy yourselves!!!
Your pics are great. Loving your hair and lipstick.
Your pics are great. Loving your hair and lipstick.
Thanks ladies! I wish I could have all of y'all over here. We'd shut this ish down.
Hair- dry twist-out using, drum roll… Jane Carter Nourish and Shine! I brought it with because it was the only product that I knew could double as a lotion and hair product. I didn't bring anything else hair wise… just pins, headbands, scarfs and a little Dax.
Jacket- H&M baby!
Scarf- Momma's… I stole it. I can hear her cussing all the way over here 🙂
Jeggings- Pacsun, of course.
I spy……..Nikki! I love the pics. You look amazingly well for someone who has jet-induced insomnia. The Ruby Woo looks good on you, too! Take care abroad, my friend, and enjoy!
And really what's up with the hair? Are you piloting a new product that we've not heard about? Your hair looks fab-u-lous (that means over the top great in ANY country). Do share the international routine!
I love the pics! I'm still amazed at how well we acclimate to places where we don't speak the language and make it work for us. Its a great attribute. Glad ya'll made it work and are having a great time. SN: Why do i have both the jacket the scarf you are rockin? lol…Guess great minds think alike.
Stop it. Just stop. You are killing it! I love your vacation look! Effortless.
Wow, looks amazing? Don't work to hard.
These pics are amazing!
haha! Thanks! shaken, not stirred 😉
Nikki is giving up some serious "spy chic" — love it!!
Wow, that first picture says it all!
What hair products did you take with you? How have you managed to keep your hair looking so good???