I have had a complete break from blogging over the past fortnight, and whilst it has been nice to switch off, I am now itching to get back. If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed we have been in Greece. We returned to Ikos Olivia which is in Halkidiki, the most amazing 5* resort. We were treated like family when we arrived at the hotel, and we spent the week relaxing, eating and sampling the huge cocktail menu they have. The lovely Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos is there at the moment, and I am gutted our holidays did not cross over.

Ikos Olivia

Deluxe Pool at Ikos Olivia


Of course it’s the holiday law that you have to buy at least one new book. My book buying was at 4.30am at Manchester airport, where I treated myself to two Lucy Diamond books. I don’t think I will find a better location for reading a book than this. Oh and one of those cocktails belonged to my husband, incase you were wondering why I had two.

Ikos Olivia Deluxe pool


The wonderful staff making me far too many cocktails. My favourite was a Pina Colada, and believe me I had waited a whole year to sit in the sun and sip one. And I am pretty sure it counts towards your 5 a day as it contains fruit!

Ikos 04  Pina Colado at Ikos OliviaMade

Seeing as though we have not really been at home for the past fortnight, I am going to have to go with ‘making dinner reservations’. There are 4 restaurants onsite which require reservations in the evening, and we dined in the Asian restaurant twice, Italian twice, and then the Greek and French restaurants. The food at Ikos is truly out of this world, with Michelin inspired menus and over 300 wines to choose from. Sadly I don’t drink wine, but I made up for it with champagne, Prosecco and cocktails which are all included.

Fusco Restaurant at Ikos Olivia

Ikos Olivia Fusco Restaurant

Dessert at Ikos Olivia


Is there a better feeling than hearing lots of chatter and laughter. As the kids are getting older, our family holidays are even more precious now. In a few years time we may lose the teen to holidays with his mates, or simply choosing to stay at home. During our time at Ikos, whether it was seeing the teen and his dad chatting about football, or Katie having fun in the pool, I know I will treasure these moments.

Ikos Olivia

Deluxe Pool at Ikos Olivia

Entertainment at Ikos Olivia


Ok we might not have had the warmest of weather in Greece, but that wasn’t going to stop me from wearing summer dresses and sandals. I loved that we all got dressed up for dinner each evening, and really made a night of it. I love that my 11 year old can strike a pose far better than I can.

Ikos Olivia

Summer fashion

11 year old fashion

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And lastly

I hope everybody has a wonderful Easter weekend. We plan on tidying the garden, and no doubt squeezing in some bank holiday DIY. Oh and hopefully I can catch up on the holiday washing. What plans do you have ?

Little Loves

20 Thoughts on “Little Loves – Summer Clothes, Cocktails and Greek Luxury

  1. Oh wow! Your holiday looks amazing! That sky and those cocktails!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Have a lovely Easter weekend xx

    • Tracey Williams on April 16, 2017 at 4:19 pm said:

      Thank you Anna-Marie, it really was an amazing holiday and I could really do with one of those cocktails now x

  2. Looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time away, I’m quite jealous of your poolside view.

    • Tracey Williams on April 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm said:

      Aw thank you, it really was an amazing holiday and just wish I was sipping a cocktail around that pool right now x

  3. oh my those cocktails look just wonderful

    • Tracey Williams on April 16, 2017 at 4:29 pm said:

      The cocktails were amazing, infact the whole drinks book is pretty spectacular, and there is no way you could get through all the drinks in just one week (though I did a pretty good job of trying) x

  4. I’m not going to lie, Tracey … I’m off to google your hotel. We weren’t planning to head abroad this year but I think that you and Sarah might have convinced me otherwise!

    • Tracey Williams on April 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm said:

      Rachel it really is the perfect holiday, and I am so glad we went back. To be honest I can’t imagine staying anywhere else if holidaying in Europe. Has an amazing kids club too for the boys so you can sneak in a spa trip x

  5. I just had to go look up that hotel and oh my word how amazing is it! I’m even more jealous now I’ve seen the website than after seeing your pics on instagram. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend x

    • Tracey Williams on April 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm said:

      The website is stunning isn’t it, infact everything about Ikos is perfection. I am so glad we returned as we were treated like family from the minute we arrived at the hotel x

  6. Those cocktails look so good and the resort looked stunning too – I hope you weren’t to disappointed with the weather on your return #littleloves

    • Tracey Williams on April 16, 2017 at 5:04 pm said:

      It has been so grey and miserable since we got back hasn’t it, but to be honest on some days it was quite cold in Greece. Didn’t stop us from having yet another amazing holiday at Olivia, we all love it so much x

  7. It looks like you had another amazing holiday and I love your outfits (and your daughter’s!). I don’t drink cocktails, but they certainly make for beautiful photos and the food looks absolutely delicious. Bet it wasn’t a lot of fun getting back to our dreary British weather 🙁

    • Tracey Williams on April 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm said:

      Thanks Sarah, Katie can definitely pull off the outfit shots way more than I can. No idea where she gets her love of fashion from. It was really hard coming back, but thankfully we had another week off before we had to get back to the reality of life x

  8. Aww happy holidays, I can’t wait to get away in August now having read this.

  9. Ah Tracey reading this makes me smile, I had such a wonderful trip to Olivia I just loved it, off to read your other post now x

    • Tracey Williams on April 24, 2017 at 5:06 pm said:

      Aw thanks Sarah, I loved following your holiday so much. Even if we were back in dreary England and I was faced with a mountain of holiday washing. Ikos really is the best isn’t it x

  10. Oh it looks like you’ve had such a wonderful holiday!! I’m currently trying really hard not to be overcome with jealousy!! haha xx

    • Tracey Williams on April 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm said:

      Sorry Morgana lol. Had an amazing time and I must admit I am really missing the sun, food and of course the amazing cocktails x

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