about the mediterranean wanderer
I’m Paula, the Mediterranean Wanderer.
And this is the story so far…
I had the perfect life. The perfect partner and all the security and stability you could imagine.
On the outside, it looked idyllic…
On the inside, a huge chunk of the puzzle was missing…
What was this taunting void in my life that nagged and wouldn’t go away…? Passion. I’d lost my passion and derailed from my life’s purpose.
A series of events set some major personal life transitions in motion. I packed up 8 years of life in my idyllic home and closed the door on an 11-year relationship.
Terrified and nursing heartache, I boldly entered into the wilderness of life.
Facing fear, doubt and uncertainty led me to experiencing one of the greatest breakthroughs I could have possibly imagined. It shot me back to life.
I haven’t looked back since.
Diving head first into my passions, I became reacquainted with the very things that have been closest to my heart – my greatest loves are…Writing, Food and Travel.
Since packing up my life, I have been working as a professional writer for Get Lost magazine, Nourish magazine, Dumbo Feather, The Melbourne Writers Festival, Broadsheet and countless private clients.
Nurturing my love affair for food, I host culinary tours across Melbourne for renowned television presenter Maeve O’Meara, as well as creating private dinners creating rustic home-cooked fare, as a tribute to my Greek heritage.
I’m passionate about my heritage, and feel blessed to be in the company of the incredible men and women in my life that have served to support and foster the strength that carries me today. As part of my blueprint, journeying to Greece is an extension of uncovering that heritage and the platform for hosting my bespoke retreats. Our travels together are merely the vehicle for you to experience the greatest degree of nourishment, creativity, immersion and the chance to explore like a local. Wandering off beaten track haunts on the islands of my family and visiting some of my most treasured places, known only to a fortunate few.
With an 8-year background in hospitality and the experience of building a restaurant from scratch, I love nothing more than sharing my food passion with others. Food is to be celebrated and there is nothing more rewarding than feasting in a celebration with the people you love. Warmth, abundance, heart and passion – that’s what I aim to create when I’m hosting for others. If you’re up for it, then let me cook for you.
When I’m not cooking, writing, or wandering down hidden trails through Greece, I spend my time in the company of my dearest friends. Being nurtured by thought provoking conversation, being curious about the unknown and learning to lean into my fears, understanding that it is the only way of uncovering the depth of what is waiting to be revealed…I hope we get to meet some day.
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