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, www.wanderlista.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @wanderlista.