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Andria Mitsakos
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Andria Mitsakos is an entrepreneur, lifestyle publicist, designer, writer and global wanderlista. This Greek-American feels most inspired when embracing the art of travel through culture and style, authoring a virtual passport for the creative cognoscenti.

As a passionate traveler since her childhood journeys between Europe, the Caribbean and her New England home, Andria’s curiosity to lead the way was instilled early on as she created her own series of roadmaps to far-flung parts of the world while paving the way for others.

Balancing her time between Manhattan, Milan and Miami, Mitsakos is president of her own communications firm where she consults hotels on design and marketing strategies, creative director of her luxury handbag line Dea Rosa, and founder of Wanderlista Concept Stores Worldwide where she consults, curates and develops hotel and resort retail space and e-shops. From the Cyclades to the Caribbean, Wanderlista inspiration can be found in hip outposts around the globe, including the recently opened Wanderlista Miami, featuring emerging designers and soon-to-be-cult international brands.

With a network spanning the globe, Mitsakos is not only savvy to the latest trends, but helps defines them. Both the arts and philanthropy inspire her travels and design. From singling out emerging designers to helping women in remote villages in Cambodia learn how to sew, she forges friendships that reveal every culture’s best-kept secrets. Her warmth attracts new confidants, while her little black book connects her to old friends in the media, travel and fashion industries.

Mitsakos is frequently quoted in various media, and she maintains her own lifestyle website, Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @wanderlista.

Entries by Andria Mitsakos

An Ode to Betsy: The Betsy Hotel

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:42 PM

It's fitting to describe you as an ode, an Ancient Greek word glorifying an event or individual, or in my case a small splendor of a hotel. I poetically connected with you during my short stint in Miami, Florida, and darling, I thank you for that.

After spending a week...

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'The Cabinet of Curiosities': Thomas Erber's Exhibit Gets Curiouser

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 2:13 PM

Following the successful launch at Colette in Paris (2010) and a raving second edition at Browns in London (2011), the much-anticipated third edition of "The (Contemporary) Cabinet of Curiosities," curated by Thomas Erber, opens its doors in Berlin at Andreas Murkudis' new space.



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Doing It For The Miles...

(6) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 6:00 AM

So it seems I'm always doing it for the miles. Last year it was Thanksgiving in Shanghai, a ceviche crawl in Lima and lunch in Miami. This summer, I spent three months in Greece, so my status on American Airlines suffered. I still needed my 100,000 flown miles to gain...

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Party Like It's 1812

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 3:15 PM

In 1812, she was chased by British men. They were outrun. You however, have other plans (which may or may not include a chase). Plans that include sailing the waters of Mykonos and neighboring islands as the captain of your own schooner. Enter the M/S Prince De Neufchatel,...

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Mykonos, Of Course

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 8:00 AM

It was no surprise that my best week last summer was the time I spent on Mykonos. Strangely enough, even being Greek-American, I had never been to this gorgeous Aegean locale. But now it's a summer must-do (already booked in for end of July until...

I bedded down at the...

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A Girl And Her Greek Island

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 8:45 AM

Minos Beach Art Hotel on Crete is a glamorous old-school escape. Andria Mitsakos, a Greek girl living in Italy, decamps for the summer.

When I was living in Milan last July, I wanted to get out of the city on the weekend, as do all Milanese. I was hooked on...

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Two Well-Designed Stays In Shanghai (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 7:00 AM

2012. The Year of the Dragon. It's powerful, magical, mysterious and energetic. It's everything I want to be.

So it was natural to end up in Shanghai on a whim in February when the Chinese New Year was just ending. I had been on a whirlwind trip from Mexico...

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An Oasis On The Bund

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 7:00 AM

I was working my way down the famous Shanghai Bund (and its bevy of gorgeous hotels) when I came across Les Suites Orient, a super-luxe retreat that practically spills you into the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline.

Comfortably contemporary, this boutique hotel is located only a...

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Searching for Ceviche: Lima, Peru

(7) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Truth is, I had to do a mileage run to maintain my executive platinum on American Airlines and had a meeting in Miami, so I thought heading south to the ceviche capital of the world was a good bet.

Lima is only five hours from Miami, meaning I could...

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Mr. Armani's Milan (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted January 8, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Milan evokes a strong opinion in those who know it; people either love it or, frankly, they hate it. It's not exactly beautiful when compared to its southern sisters, Florence or Rome, and, on weekends, it empties out like it's the holidays: People head to the mountains in the winter...

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The Grace Of Mexico's Lovely Punta Mita

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2011 | 8:09 PM

About seven years ago, I took a sabbatical in Mexico and quickly developed a strong affinity for the hospitality, food, culture and sense of well-being I had when I was there. I was based in Puerto Vallarta at the time and was introduced to its northern neighbor, Punta...

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Scene By Scene: Venice In 23 Hours

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 10:32 AM

The mere thought of Venezia always sends a shiver up my spine. There's that perpetual gasp (and subsequent re-gasp) when I walk out of the train terminal. It always feels like I'm seeing Venice for the very first time.

It's curious. It's dark. Its night and day are as different...

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