The perfect first beverage in Italy: Bellinis.

Villa d’Este

2015-04-12 10.34.43This hat is no longer with us. It is now somewhere at the bottom of Lake Como. My hat blew off during a birthday cruise around the lake. Lauren tried to save it but I told her it wasn’t worth it. I found a pretty good replacement topperĀ on the trip.2015-04-12 10.38.43Wisteria only blooms for two weeks of the year. It was such a treat to be able to see these gorgeous purple flowers exploding all over the town.

IMG_0797IMG_0801IMG_0902The warm afternoon light over the lake made this my favorite time of day.


striped dress: Joie // hat: BCBG (old but similar here) // shoes: Kate Spade // wallet: Tory Burch // sunglasses: Ralph Lauren

I was on the fence about packing this dress (it is very similar to other things in my suitcase) but it turned out to be the first thing I put on. Isn’t it funny how that happens?

Italy was absolutely amazing. Lake Como was already my favorite place on earth, but I liked it even more than I remembered. I loved being able to practice my Italian. It came back to me much quicker than I expected. I’m going to spread my vacation photos out over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy!