Yearly Archives: 2014
My Venetian Must-Dos:
Stroll: One of the most famous sites of Venice, Piazza San Marco is the social hub of the floating city. People have been gathering here since the 9th century and continue to do the same in modern day. Escape the crowds by strolling during the twilight hour and you’ll catch the most enthralling light passing through the majestic columns and illuminating the classic Venetian street lights.
Gaze: There are beautiful and elaborate cathedral domes all over Italy, but few float on the Grand Canal like the ones in Venice. No one is completely sure how long these architectural marvels will be above water to be admired, which makes Venice all that much more urgent to be visited.
Float: Venice is composed of islands, 118 of them to be exact. Transportation is either on foot or by boat. There are the popular gondolas complete with boisterous and stripe-shirted gondoliers, but also the charming little boats of the Venetian locals, floating around on alley canals.
Dine: The Venetian cuisine is best experienced near Venice’s famous fish market, where catches are acquired that morning and served that afternoon in the most endearing restaurants, some only accessible by small bridges.
Venice has long been on my bucket list of travel destinations. The famously romantic city has been branded with beguiling characteristics that no other place can altogether possess: the elusory time it will continue to float, the mystery surrounding its origins, the fabled love stories that have twinkled with the Venetian chandeliers in its past… The city of water, canals, florid glass, and festival masks: Venice can be as challenging as it is enchanting. The tourist crowds can be unkind, and finding your way around can be frustrating and exhausting. But if you have the luxury of time and allow yourself to get lost, the bewitching city often grows roots in your tired heart, with Adriatic waves rocking the fascinating wonderland and back alleys abuzz with local nightspots.
Oh glorious summer… has arrived in full blossom. Pool season is upon us and oh did you hear? We’re spending the summer in a climate actually friendly to pool-goers in the heat of the season. Yes… I’m a part-time Los Angelino again. In fact, I’ve been too thrilled about this fact to remember to blog, so you must forgive me :). We’ve been working really hard to design our LA place to be home. Between decorating, biking to the beach and walking to Farmer’s Market, I’ve been living the Californian dream and like my dear friend Kym Pham so eloquently put it, “been so infatuated with this little life of mine.”
During the month of May, I was traveling like mad, home for only a total of four days. Most of the work for that month required clothes that were versatile and could accommodate movement. I have recently become a fan of sporty pants that go from gym to meeting and these Athleta pants serve exactly that function. I love them so much I bought them in every color. You can do anything from moving furniture to showing up at date night in them. I paired them with fancy heels, geek-chic accessories and bright colors to go to a South Florida lunch at the Breakers.
| Athleta pants | Christian Louboutin heels | Zara top and purse | vintage scarf | C Wonder glasses |