November 9, 2012

Parco Naturale - Maremma

Would you like to enjoy the nature and wild unspoilt countryside, beaches and authentic towns and villages? Discover Maremma - the wildest part of Tuscany.
It sounds like an ad, but I couldn't resist ;) I just fall in love with this place!

It's a beautiful regional park where you can commune with an intact nature and wildlife. Formed by Uccellina Mountains, the pinewood of Marina di Alberese and the mouth of the river Ombrone, represents a precious mosaic of ecosystems shaped by man in different periods and ways, without degrading it.
It's like another planet. The man suddenly calms down and recalls his roots.
The park represents an ideal natural habitat for horse and bovines, hares, foxes, porcupines and wild boars. And that beautiful wild beaches... It was amazing when young fox came to us during our picnic, hoping for a snack. Anyway, there were wild animals everywhere, like it was some kind of safari. With a little luck you could see a flock of flamingos. Nearly as at the zoo, just without bars and crowd of people with cameras. Just you and the nature. An unforgettable experience. The other face of luxury.
Simple and unpretentious - la dolce vita.

blouse: Twin-Set by Simona Barbieri
shorts: forte_forte
sunglasses: Oliver Goldsmith
hat: Borsalino
bag: Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony
flats: flip*flop

October 21, 2012

Val d'Orcia - Castello di Velona

Castello di Velona is a luxury hotel built as a medieval fortress in the 11th Century, located among the hills of Siena, in the heart of Val d’Orcia Natural Park, where the Tuscan tradition is defined by history and nature, by art and flavour. This is just like an open window on history’s landscape. Of course Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are just up the road here. Contact with the beauty of nature makes it a true oasis of peace and happiness. 
Already miss this place. I'll have to come back here someday...

bikini: Emilio Pucci
sunglasses: Oliver Goldsmith 

October 14, 2012

Val d'Orcia - Montalcino

Summer is already over, so it’s time to finish this Italian Holiday trilogy at last.
Our last vacation week began in this little medieval town in southern Tuscany in the valley of the Orcia river.
Val d’Orcia is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages. It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern film and photograph. You know perhaps, that Ridley Scott shoots his millenium blockbuster Gladiator's paradise scenes just in the Orcia valley. Also unforgettable English Patient finds its background there. Whereas the Shakespearean classic Midsummer’s Night Dream with Michelle Pfeiffer, sets direct in this charming town, etc.
Montalcino with its medieval walls built in the 13th century, is also famous for its Brunello di Montalcino, counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines. Perfect supper place. Brunellos by the glass, mmmmm... lucky to be here!

blouse: M Missoni
pants: Hugo Boss Sports (vintage)
hat: Borsalino
sunglasses: Oliver Goldsmith 
sandals: Marni at H&M

October 4, 2012

Oans, Zwoa... Oktoberfest!

Bavaria - a state in the south of Germany. It's the place where you can find all the stereotypical German things that you won't find in the rest of the country: the traditional leathershorts, postcard-looking mountains, the Oktoberfest and even the silly thigh-slapping folk dance as seen in that one Chevy Chase movie. 

In Bavaria there are five seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn and the Wiesn. The Wiesn is the best of those. Everybody is drunk and happy during the Wiesn, also known as, already mentioned, Oktoberfest. Aaaaa, Munich is located in Bavaria! xoxoxo
/quote: Urban Dictionary/

Dirndl: Lodenfrey
blouse: Closed
hat: Pokemaoke
pumps: Elizabeth&James

September 23, 2012

Urban Dirndl

D'URBAN DIRNDL by Eveline Stoesser

Based in Berlin, amazing idea for Oktoberfest, D'URBAN DIRNDL is a timeless investment, destined to become a forever piece in our wardrobe. And because I never pretend to wearing Tracht - the perfect choice! Das Dirndl is a classic and like any classic should be reinvented at time to time. Eveline Stoesser does it like no one else with her universal combination of urban and tradition. It's probably first Bavarian dress made of African wax print. So Berlin! Take a look at this amazing colors and patterns! 

TIYE - you would be mine! 

P.S. Originally, the wax resist dyed fabrics came from Indonesia which were then exported to the Gold Coast and spread over West Africa into Central Africa. They became extremely popular and over time the Africans customised and personalised the designs. Nowadays they are primarily made in Ghana and have strong cultural, social and economic importance.