Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just 44 days away.



HERE.


Praiano. My town during week 2 of the trip.

27 comments:

the sweet life with olives said...

Yum. Looks like you decided on Italy? I live here, and it's already sunshine and long hot days. I was swimming in a similar water last week and it felt like August. Dreamy. If it is Italy and you want any tips let me know. Love your blog.

Decorno said...

Yes, Italy for sure. I would love your recommendations. Email me if you have advice to share.

Katie said...

Where are you going? I've been in Italy for 5 weeks now traveling and could pass on some tips. Where will you be in August - everyone is abuzz waiting for their vacation month when they can get the hell out of the city, it's been in the 90's for weeks already, but it means much of the country is closed.

You'll have an amazing time though!

Anonymous said...

You lucky girl!

Lolo said...

I'll be thinking of you while I lounge around Detroit. No no, don't be envious. Not all of us can partake of the lovely charms of Hall Road in the summer. The sun shimmering off the endless miles of asphalt, the breeze wafting through the corridors of Carrabarra, Red Robin, Costco and Nino Salvaggio. Make do with the meager lot of your Italian respite and try not to suffer too much.

(I hope the vacation is as long and decadent as you want it to be.)

franki durbin said...

enjoy la dolce vita! XOXO

my favorite and my best said...

wow-zers! that looks like an enormously good time. doing a whole lotta nuthin under the sun.
have a great time!!

Paul Anater said...

Enjoy yourself, though it's hard not to. Where in Italy are you headed?

Stu said...

I am going to Italy for my honeymoon as well :)

Kwana said...

Oh so nice. Please share as much as possible. This looks like heaven.

Hanako66 said...

lucky b

you better bring back some photos

Anonymous said...

Is that heaven? Sure looks like it. Have fun, fun, fun! And drink plenty of wine. It's delicious and cheap over there.

Linda said...

The thing about Italy is that you have to remember that a lot/most of the country closes for lunch. Sleeping in and a late breakfast does not work. Up and out in the morning, a nice lunch, and a nap works.

Portofino is nice. Venice is wonderful even if you will be up to your ass in tourists from everywhere. You might want to read "Miss Garnet's Angel" first. Mediate on Tobias and the Angel. Consider the dog.

Prego.

Ciao.

Anonymous said...

Everywhere you go in Italy in late july will be up to your a$$ in tourists. But, you'll have fun anyway - it's impossible not to. As Lilo's butt states, it's "La Dolce Vita" baby!

mary said...

Have been wondering where you were. Glad that you are fine and that Italy is awaiting, Have a great time... any place in Italy is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

decorno! please share your fashion picks of the season! :)

muranogirl said...

I am thrilled for you! The coast of the Campania region is just gorgeous. I'll take a holiday there with tourists up to my ass any day - although you will more than likely find more Romans on vacation there than Americans, Brits and Germans.
Well Linda's correct about things closing at lunch time. The further south you go the longer the closure too - they can close from 1-4, some don't reopen till 5.
Here's the beauty though of being on vacation: you can do whatever your sweet ass wants!
One of the things I really love about virtually all the beach areas both elegant like Capri and Sorrento or more casual like Sperlonga : Italians take eating well seriously. You can find lovely cuisine even at a small place right on the beach. Don't be fooled by the informality of the restaurant or small seasonal spot - you might be pleasantly surprised and discover your favorite plate of pasta in a place like this.

Maciolek Family said...

Dear Decorno,
thanks a lot for the inspiration! I just purchased 3 tickets to Florence!
Do you have any tips on where to stay, go, sleep?

Maciolek Family said...

I should add that I will be traveling with my husband and our 6 year-old daughter. Any comments/tips from the readers on traveling to Italy with children are greatly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

damn girl, i hope you've got your bikini body ready to go - it's gonna be hot in italy in july!

pasty white flab screams american tourist...notice there are none in the photos you posted. why are italians so beautiful? sigh. have fun, post photos lucky girl!

the paris apartment said...

Now this is some good porn, I'm glad I stopped by!
My friend Erica is there now. She's having a ball!
http://hipparis.com/2009/05/21/our-ligurian-villa-vacation/
She runs a luxe site but is down home in real life. Check her blog for some gorgeous out of the way places.
Buon viaggio!

Anonymous said...

I just got back from 3 weeks in China and now life at home seems so dull and boring.

caroline said...

If you are going to the amalfi coast, you should stay at casa angelina in praiano. it is a gorgeously designed hotel with tons of cool murano glass scultures and breathtaking views

have a great time!

The Lil Bee said...

Lucky, lucky dog.

Kate said...

so jealous! and your pics just remind me what a great trip I had there last September... where else in the world can you live on pasta, wine and tirimisu and lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks... enjoy!

Renee said...

I have never seen anyplace so beautiful.

Renee xoxo

Sarah Jane said...

it looks sooo beautiful there, do you recommend?