Postcard from Greece

June 22, 2011 in Europe,Places,Postcards

In what seems like ages and ages ago, I made my first real-life friend via Twitter: you know, those people whose blog you fall in love with and with whom you engage in witty banter on Twitter, and then make that awkward-seeming online to offline transition.  I discovered Where My Heart Resides via the Sacramento PR community–we were both mentioned in for our social media prowess in landing a job.

Beautiful Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My Heart Resides

As I realized via indie movie dates and over lunch spritzers, Ashlee is one of those girls who is like a real-life, red-headed Barbie: adorable husband, fabulous job, always perfectly coiffed/thrift-store-styled and who is just so darn nice it seems impossible. Did I mention she’s also an amazing writer, DIY crafter and photographer? I’ve been super inspired by her constant progress through her pre-baby bucket list with her husband. No doubt one her recent holidays to Greece was surely one of the biggest boxes to tick off–and I was simply blown away by the gorgeous photos she took. Honestly, Greece shot to the top of my must-see list after drooling over the bluest skies, even-bluer oceans and stark-white buildings as captured by Ashlee. She was kind enough to share with my wanderlust-y readers: enjoy.

Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My Heart Resides

Laundry blowing in the wind in Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My Heart Resides

Motorcycles in Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My heart Resides

Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My Heart Resides

Breakfast in Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My Heart Resides

Door in Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My Heart Resides

Beautiful Greece, Ashlee Gadd, Where My Heart Resides


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  • What gorgeous photos! I am saving Greece for a romantic vacation.

  • Sounds like you have made a great friendship!  These photos draw me to Greece too.  The islands seem so tranquil and beautiful.

  • Hi Christine, lovely photos! I truly admire your determination to live life fully in the moment. I am also pining for a trip to Greece! Can’t have it all at once, but definitely on my bucket list.

    Lovely blog,


  • What lovely photos!! I need to get on to the Greek Islands… it really looks fabulous! And btw. I’m newly following Ashlee too – immediately fell in love with her blog!

  • TheRunawayGuide

    Holy Moly, I gotta go to greece. These pictures are incredible! 
    Safe travels,

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh, as shown by Ashlee’s posts on it, it is PERFECT for a romantic vacation…that’s a very good call 🙂

  • Anonymous

    The blue of that sky just kills me…dying for a beautiful day like that!

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed it! Greece is definitely on my bucket list…some day!

  • Anonymous

    You would LOVE Ashlee’s blog! It’s one of my favorites, and not only because I know her in real life–she’s one of those people with infectious enthusiasm!

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed them–I need to go too! Hopefully soon 🙂

  • Beautiful photos!! I’ll be sure to check out her blog. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Truly stunning!

  • Maggieehigh

    OH, so beautiful!!! Greece is definitely on my bucket list!

  • I’m on a year-long RTW trip right now and am most excited about visiting Greece! The hubby and I have been wanting to go there for our 5-year anniversary. Thanks for sharing the photos and introducing us to Ashlee’s blog!

  • Thank you so much for featuring my photos, m’dear! I’m so happy we met “in real life” and have kept up our online friendship ever since! Cue: cheesy music. Xoxo.

  • Beautiful photos! I’m going to Greece for the first time (Santorini) next spring, if all goes as planned. Hope it looks half so lovely in real life as in Ashlee’s images.

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed them! Hope you like her blog–I certainly do!

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t they? Dying to see it myself 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Me too…one day!

  • Anonymous

    What a perfect place for an anniversary! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Anonymous

    No worries, lovely–they are absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait for another photo/lunch/museum date next time I’m in Sacramento 🙂 Lots of love!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure it will–although I think Ashlee could make anything look beautiful! Enjoy–can’t wait to hear how you like it!

  • melanie watts

    Greece is on my list of places to visit too.

  • I could stare at these photos forever! They are gorgeous! I had no idea the water and skies around Greece could be so blue. I’ll have to add a trip to Greece to my own bucket list too! -Kristina

  • Anonymous

    As it is for all of us 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t they amazing?! I can’t wait to go!

  • Wow. The last photo is paradise.
    Breathe 🙂

  • Kelseyjacoby

    I agree with Audrey. The last one is my favorite! I remember drooling over her instagram photos she was sharing as she and her hubby were experiencing paradise. She only confirmed for me that I must go to Greece sometime in the not-so-distant future. And you know what? It looks like I’ll be going with a group of friends next Fall. One international flight and I’m hooked on traveling – thanks to my sister for getting Married in Cozumel, Mexico. -@Kelso1220:twitter 

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it? Love her photos!

  • Anonymous

    Yay! So glad to hear you’ll be giving your passport a workout!

  • christina

    Hi Christina..I am Christina.. Is that Santorini in rhe photos>???

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure–all photos were taken by Ashlee Gadd (check her site at 🙂

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