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Suitcase Series: Eugenie Niarchos, Founder Of Venyx

Venyx, founded by Eugenie Niarchos, is one of today’s most exciting contemporary jewellery brands.

Characterised by its beautiful use of precious gemstones, with futuristic yet bohemian influences, the brand is a huge hit with the fashion set – with whom Eugenie is very well connected.

Hailing from Greece, growing up in Paris, and currently based in London, jet-setting is very much in Eugenie’s blood. “I am a keen traveller, and take great inspiration from every destination I go. I carefully nurture these experiences as the starting point of every creation for the Venyx world”, she muses.

With a healthy dose of wanderlust, and a stash of her beautiful jewellery, we delve into Eugenie Niarchos’ travel psyche…


What is the first trip you remember taking?

When I was seven, I took a trip with my mum to the Grand Canyon. I remember waking up early to watch the sunrise and was blown away by its beauty.

What’s been your most memorable trip and why?

We took a trip to Antarctica over Christmas two years ago. It was the most beautiful and untouched place on earth. The landscape took my breath away.

What’s your favourite ever hotel?

I loved staying at the Aman in Utah (Amangiri). It’s a beautiful hotel in a very special location.

Where or what is your escape?

I always love going back to my roots in Greece, there are many beautiful places to discover. I love going to Mykonos because it’s a fun and lively destination, but I also love to explore the untouched Cyclades islands, which are full of mystery.

If you could go anywhere tomorrow it would be…

I have to say India, in particular Rajasthan. I am in love with the country. The colours, the music, and the food. I feel transported to a different era when I’m there.

What’s your idea of a luxury holiday?

A home away from home, with a great atmosphere, friendly people, and great service.

 

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Where do you get your holiday inspiration?

I regularly read Conde Nast Traveller and love scrolling through the EarthPix Instagram account for holiday inspiration.

My top bucket-list destination is…

Kashmir for its beautiful landscape, untouched scenery, and tranquility.

If you could sit next to anyone – dead or alive – on a long-haul flight, who would it be?

Cleopatra: I am fascinated by her life, and the time she lived in.

 

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What’s on your travel playlist?

This is dependant on my mood, I have many playlists on Spotify. When its sunny, I love listening to Bob Marley, and anything else reggae!

How do you switch off?

Listening to white noise on the Calm app.

What is your jet-lag recovery tip?

Stay hydrated and avoid alcohol.

Who is your favourite travel companion?

My best friends Bianca, Noor, and Artemis. We love to explore new places and have a lot of laughs along the way.

What is your suitcase stalwart?

A Pair of Gold Venyx Payal Anklets. I wear them all day, every day.

What is your number one packing tip?

I usually start packing a week before, so I can edit my choices, and feel organised. I especially love the packing cubes by Paravel.

What is your most treasured purchase from your travels?

In each country I travel to, I collect a T-shirt to remind me of my expedition. Some of my most treasured pieces are also stones from Jaipur.

Where is home and what are your must-do’s for any tourists visiting?

I am based in London right now, but I’m always on the move. My favourite days in London are spent wandering along the river in Little Venice, and getting lost in the Science Museum or the V&A.

First thing that comes to your mind…

Hand-luggage essentials?

My cashmere blanket scarf by The Elder Statement to keep me warm whilst travelling.

Packing: roll or fold?

Fold.

In-flight book or in-flight film?

Both.

Music or podcasts?

Music.

Time filler on a long-haul flight?

TV shows on my iPad.

Holiday tipple of choice?

Mojito.

Beach or City Break?

Beach.

Ultimate holiday treat?

Sleep.

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