Paradise Found: Nocelle, Italy

We ended our Italian holiday on the Amalfi Coast.  Our train ride from Rome was an adventure in itself and if we had planned it differently we could have taken a few tourist stops on the way.  However, this being the last leg of our trip, we were ready to just have a few drinks and relax on the beach.   The train takes you through Naples, Pompeii- with views of Mt.Vesuvius, and finally arriving at the beautiful Amalfi Coast.  We took a ride up to Nocelle on our first night to catch the sunset.  Nocelle is a quiet little village nestled up in the mountainside and it overlooks the entire coastline.  It certainly has the most spectacular views and didn’t disappoint!  We took in the sunset and headed off to dinner down the cliffside in Positano.  Don’t you just wish vacation life was real? read more

Daytime denim in Rome

Every morning in Rome we fixed ourselves a croissant and cappuccino and people-watched over our balcony before heading out for the day.  Even though we visited during September, it was still summer weather so I spent most of our time there in shorts or a skirt.  Zara is one of my go-to stores for vacation wear since they are always stocked with great basics to mix and match.  I picked up this adorable denim mini for under $20 and was able to transition it with different tops throughout our trip. read more

Roman Holiday

Kevin and I took the train from Florence to Rome and were so excited since it was both of our first times visiting.  We wanted to take in Rome slowly, so we gave ourselves a few extra days to explore.  We stayed in an adorable Airbnb located near the Spanish Steps that put us in walking distance to all of the sights, which worked out perfectly (minus the 90 degree heat and humidity)! read more

Tuscany Travels Part II

I felt that this deserved its own post.  This was the best meal we had on our trip, and possibly one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.  EVER.  It’s up there.  If you ever find yourself in Tuscany, be sure to stop here and order exactly what we had.  Thank you to our local tour guide Franco Fadda for taking us and ordering up this deliciousness! read more

Tuscany Travels Part I

Ever since I laid my eyes on Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun I’ve dreamed of visiting Tuscany.  You can only imagine my excitement when Kevin and I took a day trip from Florence to wine taste Tuscan style. read more