September 17th, 2010 / posted by paularath

The heavenly house where we are honored to stay on Paros.

We have settled into a lovely, luxurious “schedule” on Paros. We arise for the sunrise, take a long walk, usually around the little roadways and down to the beach, then back home for breakfast of the best yogurt ever with honey we bought in the mountains near Meteora – directly from the beekeeper.

We go back to the house and read or play cards or we drive around a little to find new beaches, villages and farms. The house is surrounded by sheep and goats and a few cows. This morning the poor shepherd was having a problem with one of his flock. It was the loudest sound we have heard since we arrived – he was calling to his sheep. The quiet is so lovely!

We then have lunch in a little taverna somewhere. Yesterday it was the tiny port town of Piso Lavadi, with its colorful fishing boats lining the bay. The reds and blues against the turquoise Aegean are gorgeous.

We swim in the late afternoon in the clearest, most beautiful water I have ever swum in. Golden Beach is within walking distance and it’s such a no-brainer. Northern Europeans and Greeks from the mainland love this place. Since eating out is not my favorite thing, we usually have dinner at home. Cooking here is an adventure anyway. The supermarket is a trip when you don’t read Greek. Thought I was buying chicken but it’s pork. But it’s very good pork so who cares?

Kalispera from Paros!

– Paula Rath

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Patrice Collins
September 17th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

As always, your posts are transporting. Your vacation sounds so relaxing and stimulating at the same time. Such an exotic destination. Enjoy!

Sue Roach
September 17th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Looks beautiful, is Jerry painting? Have a wonderful time!

September 19th, 2010 at 9:45 am

Jerry started painting yesterday, working on the palletteto capture the colors. Paros is a dry island and the Aegean provides a counterpoint with every imaginable shade of blue and green. Swimming in it is heavenly, if we could only capture the shimmer of the sun through the water!= Paula

Patrice Collins
September 18th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Hello PaulaI have to share this link with you. This link shows designs for 10 of the designers. Amongst those are the 3 finalists. It clearly shows how all designers stepped up their game for this show. Some of these designers have already been sent home. From what is shown on this link, they are all very talented. You may have seen this article online already, but just in case you have not…. enjoy. fun and relax.

September 19th, 2010 at 9:51 am

Aloha and kalimera Patrice!I am so grateful for that link! We tried to watch the episodes we have missed but Lifetime doesn’t allow them to go international so we struck out.I just KNOW Andy is a finalist, and perhaps the winner. I also love Mondo! Andy said that Mondo ended up being one of his best friends form the show, along with Christopher and Michael Drummond.- Paula

Patrice Collins
September 19th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

As you may have heard, Mondo won this last project. It was based on using Jackie Kennedy as the muse. His outfit was whimsical as well as lovely and very well done. Here is a link of this last episode:

Patrice Collins
September 19th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I am not surprised. Who could resist trying to capture to wonderful colors on canvas.Hope someday to see the paintings. What about your Paula, do you think you might paint while your there?

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