Morning everyone! Sorry I did not give much news last week but I was on holidays touring Puglia!
Puglia is one of my favourite areas in Italy. It is completely in the south. If you think of Italy as a boot, it is properly the heel of the boot! The whole area is truly a dream. So much that Condè Nast Traveler US elected last year Apulia as one of the world’s 20 most beautiful tourist destinations and was the only Italian entry… and that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel choose it to get married over there last year! Why? Cause Puglia has it all: in addition to sumptuous beaches and villages (several of them classified as world heritage by the UNESCO), you can play golf, tennis, do some cycling or trekking through the olive fields or go explore the national parks around the beach coast. Puglia is really a dream. A dream holiday destination.
But enough said now. Place to the pictures of this incredible hotel where Justiiiiin got married. The hotel is called Borgo Egnazia. It is a five-star L hotel with stunning views of Roman ruins and the Mediterranean sea. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake booked the entire resort which includes 63 rooms, 28 villas with their own swimming pools, a cigar lounge, a reading room, obviously a gorgeous spa, olive tree or jasmine gardens, a beach club, a cooking school and many other things.. Needless to say, these guys have taste. ;)
Happy summer everyone!
Friuli Venezia Giulia is a great spot if you are looking for a cheap, safe, not too crowded place to ski. The cool thing about this area? You can ski over Italy, Austria.. or Slovenia! Anyone in the mood of real “cross-country” skiing ;)
Ski and mountains lovers great news: the ski season is officially opening this weekend! I am personally off to Zermatt to celebrate with friends (the opening weekend of the ski season is always a very festive (and special) moment!). Apparently a perfect storm has just dropped almost 1m of fresh snow over there and it will be sunny again by tomorrow! Full report on this weekend (including our very hot beach themed after-ski party..) next week. In the meantime, I decided to make some posts to present you a few top skiing destinations. Today: the charming region of Alta Pusteria in the Dolomites!
Which Fashionista did not dream of becoming a Stylist one day? At the same time, while this profession of course always appealed to me (this means free clothes and bags right? ;), I always sort of wonder what does a Stylist really do… put clothes and accessories together? Pfff.. how difficult could this be? Don’t we all do it everyday, some of us in less than 5 mn?
Well, the other day, Italian Designer Paola Frani and her team had the great idea to arrange a day for us to come play the Stylist at her Showroom in Milan with all the clothes and accessories she designed for her new Spring / Summer Collection. Everything was there: 2 gorgeous models, a professional photographer, a shooting set, the whole Spring / Summer Collection.. all waiting for
us me to “make it happen”: Continue reading
Today I want to make a little “spotlight” on a very special piece in a women wardrobe: her wedding shoes!
Whether you want them as high as the sky or short and comfy to accompany you through the day, the choice is a tough one. One of my friends had one of the most beautiful pairs I ever saw: a “jewel shoes” pair from Rene Caovilla, an historic shoemaker from Venise. Known as “sculptor” in the business, Continue reading
I now left Saint Tropez for Florence and what could I possibly do first in Gucci’s hometown but to.. visit the Gucci museum! Located right in the center of Florence, on the famous piazza della Signoria, the museum is a must-visit for all the fashionistas Continue reading
Back home after a long day..
After Montepulciano, we went on to explore grapes pleasures by having a little road trip through the gorgeous hills of the Chianti region Continue reading
Siena is, together with Florence, one of Tuscany’s most beautiful city and a must-see if you want to experience a trip back to medieval times! Continue reading
If you love wine and would like to pass a beautiful summer evening, head to Montepulciano! Continue reading
Two pictures beautifully edited by my friend V. from our weekend together in Portofino.. Happy days ;) Continue reading
One of the coolest thing to do in Puglia is to visit (for a night, dinner or even just for a drink at sunset) one of the masserias! Masserias used to be Continue reading
Hum.. I don’t know what you are dreaming about this Sunday.. but me, it is about going to the new hotel that Francis Ford Coppola opened in south of Italy (must be my summer hormones!). Francis Coppola indeed completely restored, with French super star interior designer Jacques Grange, an old 19th century palazzo Continue reading
Today we went to visit San Fruttuoso, a tiny little village close to Portofino, accessible only from the sea or on foot, which has two main attractions: an ancient lovely abbey and.. the “Christ of the Abyss“.
I don’t think I need to add any comments to these pictures..