• Abbondanza!

    Ravenna, Italy…we made a beeline across the Adriatic Sea and landed at Ravenna, Italy. Another tiny town I knew nothing about! Famous for it’s ancient Mosaics and its tie to Dante.

    This is no place I ever thought of visiting, but I never met an Italian town I didn’t like… You always know when you are in Italy; even in a small town like this there is the unmistakeable mix of food and fashion done only in a way the Italians can do it, set amongst holy sights and ancient architecture!

    I am mesmerized by all the sights: I go from ogling into store windows obsessing over the best looking sunglasses & chicest designer fashions to marveling at intricate mosaics at the Basilica di San Vitale and then stumbling upon Dante’s tomb. Just as I walk into a shop ready to spend my euros, the gate comes down and the store closes…it’s lunchtime in Italy and nothing gets between an Italian and food!

    So twist my arm, I shall do as the locals…MANGIA time! I wander into a crowded little storefront that looks more delicatessen than restaurant,” Pasta Fresca e Piadina”. I am in love! Freshly made pasta is laid out, you choose the pasta, and then Mama takes it to the back and cooks it up with fresh sauce!
    They also love Piadina here more than pizza…it’s like an Italian quesadilla filled with a myriad of options. I guess I’ll have to try it all!

    I can’t forget fashion! I notice the hip Italian men rocking raw edged scoop neck tees…back home everybody is still pushing how low they can go in the v neck, but here it’s the scoop…the men do have great clavicles! I even see it layered, another Italian signature…
    Women here are also are mix masters; ethnic, 80’s, Chanel, color, etc all at once! How do they make it look so right? A major chunky statement necklace seems to be on every Woman! Ok, I think I carb loaded and need a nap….









  • A new obsession!

    I love finding that one thing, that new accessory, that cool piece that becomes like a new toy on Christmas morning…

    I am totally surprised by how much fashion shopping there is in Sitges…mostly beach oriented, but definitely cool watches, amazing glasses/sunglasses, and shoes. What has surprised me is the designer beach towels…who knew you could get a Moncler or Dior beach towel, I guess everybody likes to get their designer fix in a different way!

    Well, I am totally obsessing over my new flip-flops,of all things! I know everybody is still coveting their Havaianas, not me…I found these all rubber sandals here in a cool little store that I want in every color!

    These made in Italy matte rubber “Henry & Henry” flips have a grooved sole and are as light as air…you don’t even feel you have anything on! I think the bright range of colors are great way to “pop” your wardrobe…best of all they were 24 euros or just under US $30.

    I love that I can discover new destinations as well as new fashion finds! Luckily I am practicing some self control and not buying every color cause I have already reached max capacity in my luggage…20120710-113104.jpg20120710-113140.jpg