Monochromatic Monday :: Aegean Escape

Grecian Inspiration Board | Camille Styles

Did you have a favorite crayola when you were a child? Mine was always cerulean, inevitably decreased to a nub long before the others in the box. No white piece piece of paper was safe from it’s bright blue intensity. As an adult, I’m still drawn to it’s energy. Even though I rarely cook, it’s only a matter of time before I break down and purchase Vefa’s Kitchen — the comprehensive Greek cookbook written by Vefa Alexiadou — if only for the sake of it’s gorgeous cover art designed by Julia Hasting. Greece seems to be the most cerulean place in the world, with it’s waters, sky, painted buildings and even national flag all drenched in my favorite crayola hue. I’ve still never been, so today I’m dreaming of a booking a vacation on the Aegean Sea surrounded by the perfection of bright blue against crisp white… but in the meantime, I’ll be swooning over the latest Greek-inspired collection from Chance and the gorgeous promo shorts shot on location in the island of Paros. Enjoy!

image sources {row 1} yiorgos kaplanidis for chancejulia hasting for phaidon, blue water via deviant art, sophie heywood {row 2} hazel terry, image of plate found via pinterest (original source unknown), octopus print scarf by lily and lionel, ralph lauren ad found via eclectic the blog, {row 3} photo of candice bergan on set of the 1966 film “the day the fish came out” photographed by constantine manos found via magnum photos, home of pequenina rodrigues photographed by manuel gomes da costa for spanish elle, still from short film by thanassis totsikas for chance, belltower image source unknown (image found via pinterest), image via popara.mk

 

 

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27 Responses to “Monochromatic Monday :: Aegean Escape”

  1. Quinn Cooper

    Beautiful blues! Love these shades. Reminds me of vacation and a land far far away. There is nothing in the Northeast that resembles those type of blues.
    Aegean blue is what dreams are made of.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Quinn! The Texas sky is famously blue, but more of a robin’s egg shade. I’ve never seen anything like these photos in real life, myself. Would love to visit and see Greece in person some day!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thank you so much, Julia!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Kelsey!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Tell me about it! I need to see a beach sometime soon!

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  2. Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls

    There is hardly any color that screams summer as much as this gorgeous shade of blue! It reminds me of the blue rooftops on Santorini island (never been there but I’d really love to!). It instantly put me in a great mood :) Thanks for brightening my Monday afternoon :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks so much, Ivana. I want to visit Santorini, too! Hopefully we will run into each other there someday. :)

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  3. Lisa

    My favorite crayon was Tickle Me Pink–so much so that my mom actually called Crayola one time when I was little to ask if there was a way we could get a box of all pink crayons, since it was the only color I used for a good while! :P

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Lisa, that is awesome. That’s actually a great idea, too. Crayola could make a killing on a box of pink shades!

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  4. Camille Styles

    *sigh*… this board zaps away any Monday morning stress and takes me to an instant place of serenity. Who said having “the blues” is a bad thing? ;)

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Right? Blue gets an unfair rap! I’ve always thought of it as a happy color.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks! Blue is my favorite — very summery!

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  5. Emily Wignall Design

    i love this bright happy color! and, I keep seeing Vefa’s Kitchen at my local library and vowing to check it out when i have more time to use it…maybe this should be the week!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Emily. Checking out a copy from the library is a great idea. I’d love to learn more about Greek food in general.

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  6. R

    Oh, I adore this colour! When I was little I always said that my favourite colour is “the colour of the sky”. Such a gorgeous colour, even sounds beautiful. Love your collage!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thank you so much!

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  7. diane smith

    Love the color…I am ready for my Greek vacation!
    D

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Diane! My bags are packed.

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  8. Jo-Anne

    Love the Greek collage! I got married on Mykonos island in Greece just over 2 years ago and it was every bit as magical as one can imagine. :)

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Ah! I’ll bet that was amazing, Jo-Anne. Mykonos sounds SO magical. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Maria Claire

    Love Mykonos! Santorini is surreal! I’m Greek and have been to Greece numerous times. It really is that blue! My husband thought all the images he saw of Greece were enhanced. The colors are majestic and the sea is crystal clear – even in deep waters. Heaven on earth. Not to mention a perfect climate – cloudless skies in summer, and if you think you know what chicken, tomatoes, watermelon, or zucchini really tastes like, go to Greece and eat! Organic is normal there.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Wow. Thank you so much for sharing all this with us, Maria! So fantastic to have a real Greek in this comment thread. The food sounds incredible. When I was flipping through Vefa’s Kitchen I started to think that I would really like the food there… now you’ve completely sold me on visiting Greece someday!

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