Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hiding Away

Being the wife of a photographer, one who has made a good part of his living for many years with travel assignments, has many advantages.  Bill’s schedule is flexible, and we have long periods of time with him home.  Our walls are covered with his amazing black and white images of our family from all over the world.  We’re privy to knowledge about places, both the most affordable and the most exclusive, before most people are.  One of the best perks of Bill’s career is getting to visit the kind of destinations that others dream about.  We’re at that kind of place right now, which, coincidentally while we’re staying here, has (again) landed on the front cover of November’s Conde Nast Traveler Top 100 Readers’ Choice issue: Perivolas in Oia, Santorini Greece.

The purpose of this current trip was many-fold.  It was a chance to get away for our 20th anniversary. Bill also taught a private workshop, and we continued work on a project that has been underway for four years.  From the ruins of an old pumice factory on the island of Thirassia, our friend Costis Psychas has created an elegant private villa, situated in the embrace of a broad cove with the most extraordinary view in the Aegean, 180 degrees of sea and sky and those famed white cliff-side villages of Santorini, a five minute boat ride away.  Bill is the first to photograph the house and I will write the story.  Perivolas Hideaway becomes available for clients next summer.

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