I wanted to share with you my photo diary from my last trip to Sicily, which was my first time on this beautiful Italian island. It’s definitely my favourite country for summer getaways, because of the weather, the architecture, the nature, the food and very nice, friendly people. I was there for a week, which was long enough to explore the west and the south side of the island. First thing you need to have in mind while planning your holiday, is that Sicily is huge, renting a car is necessary to travel around, otherwise you might be stuck in a hotel which is often located far away from the city center. Okay, maybe there is an exception. I know one beautiful hotel where you can definitely spend a week without having a car (only transport from the airport has to be arranged – it’s 2 hours driving). Casa Talia, the lovely boutique hotel located in Modica, south side of the island. I felt like I was in the perfect place where I could live with my future husband till the end of my life, have kids, eat breakfast with them in the garden under the shade of the olive tree and just be the happiest person in the world. I know it sounds a bit unrealistic, but I guess you know what I mean. Some people might not agree, but a hotel for me is not just a place where you sleep and eat breakfast. It’s a place which makes the whole holiday experience unique and special, where the interior inspires me for changes in my own flat, finally a place where I’m creative and get big new ideas. A hotel not only has to be impressive but you have to feel like home. Casa Talia is definitely the place where I felt like home. I can highly recommend you choose it for your summer holidays.
( Jacquemus polka-dot shirt or here, or here or here, Levi’s shorts , Saint Laurent sunglasses via SmartBuyGlasses )
( The Kooples dress, Chanel boots , Nannacay mini straw bag)
Sporty swimwear is definitely my favourite. Not only for training at indoor pools or the gym, but also for summer trips by the sea. There is no doubt, Calvin Klein does the best sporty swimwear. Every women with a different body shape would find a suit that fits both halves of their body.
If you’re wondering where these pictures were taken? It’s Ischia, a very beautiful island in Italy, right next to Capri, where I spent a week of pure relax. Mezzatorre Resort is a paradise located only 10 minutes from the main harbour in Ischia. To get to this paradise we had to take pretty much all possible forms of transport: bus, plane, bus ferry and taxi, which took us the whole day. But trust me, the long journey was worth it! Mezzatorre has its own private park, pool, beach and spa, as well as few restaurants with great Italian food. The area is huge, so you can be sure to find a quiet spot to read a book or just sunbathe. If you’re planning summer holidays, definitely consider Ischia! It’s just as beautiful as Capri but less touristy.
( wearing Calvin Klein top and bottoms, Zara flats, Akollekt jewellery )
One of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever been to, with that unique vintage vibe, but a modern touch, The Portobello Hotel. I haven’t had a chance to show you any London hotels yet, as I live here. Although many of you often ask me to recommend some nice hotels to stay in London and I don’t know what to say. From now I can highly recommend this gem in a heart of Notting Hill, my neighbourhood and definitely my favourite area in town. If you want to experience sleeping in a room with a large bed and a huge window with a view to a typical Notting Hill garden, ask for room #16.
The Portobello Hotel
22 Stanley GardensLondon
W11 2NG London
( wearing Saint Laurent t-shirt or here, H&M skirt, Lovers & Drifters tee, Gestuz trousers )
‚When one door closes, another shoe box opens!’ someone once said ; ) So here they are, my new Chanel kicks. They look perfect with a little black dress, especially this velvet turtle neck dress from & Other Stories and the mini backpack. Very 90’s , very Whitney Houston from ‚How will I know’ video clip. We took these pictures in Paris, during my last trip for fashion week.
( wearing & Other Stories turtleneck velvet dress, Chanel boots, Louis Vuitton backpack )
Paris is almost my second home. I visit it every month for different projects, jobs, especially for fashion weeks. This time I came to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week and had a chance to stay at a Sweet Inn apartment. It’s something in between a hotel and a private apartment, where you feel like home for a few days. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a living room like in a typical flat. You can make your own breakfast or dinner, relax on the sofa after busy day in Paris. If you need any help, there is always someone to help you from the team, so you never feel lost. For me it’s much more convinient than staying in a hotel. Sweet Inn have so many great and cosy apartments not only in Paris, but also in Barcelona or Tel Aviv ( on my ‘Must Visit’ list this year! ).