This is one of my favourite places on earth. My best friend has a house here and my mum’s boyfriend, who is a builder, is doing up another house in the next village so my family spend at least a month here every year. It’s amazing.
The nearest big town near where I stay is called Alba and I adore it. The buildings are beautiful and there’s quite a few churches and other historical stuff – one of the churches has a roof painted like the night sky which I love. Also there’s an amAzing ice cream shop there called La Romana which seriously makes the best gelato I have ever tasted in my life. The best flavour by far is biscotto della nonna but the lemon granita (kind of like a slushy) is freaking delicious too if you’re vegan.
Another of my favourite places is Aqui Terme which is a Roman town (great for lil classics enthusiasts like moi) and it also has really pretty buildings, as well as a hot spring fountain which smells really weird but I kinda like it.
And of cOUrse there’s Milan. I felt so vogue when I went here because everything is so sleek and fashionable and there’s modern and historic all at once. Also yummy food and tons of shops.
Piemonte is so great that it’s even fun to do literally nothing all day – just relaxing and reading or going in the pool or having a picnic. My friend’s house also has a lot of resident cats which are really friendly – my favourite is the smallest kitten who we named Kronos who is actually the naughtiest thing and so funny.
Anywayyyy I’m hopefully going back in a couple of weeks and I’m so freaking excited !! (I’m even excited to visit Asti Lido 2000 aka the chavviest Italian water park ever)
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday??
silver jewellery against tan skin, sun hot on your back, patterns on skin from lacy tops, wandering european cats, glowy lipgloss, the fresh tartness of homemade lemonade, lazing outside with a book, soft music in your earphones as you gaze at classical art, picnics and freedom
(all pictures can be found on my tumblr)
This snazzy place isn’t exactly a well known place but I went here today with my dad and brother and I actually love it.
Basically it’s an area near where I live that’s part of a natural harbour (hugest and weirdest shaped harbour honestly) and there’s a long path round the outside where you can walk along the side of the water and it’s so pretty !!
My favourite part was this beach which was pretty out of the way. There were no other people there apart from a couple with their extremely cute dog (pictured – isn’t she an angel??). There were also a load of smallish oak trees along the back of the beach which had grown into some really cool shapes and also made pretty jazzy benches. I think it would be so much fun to go there in the evening with some friends and have a little fire and food and bonding time.
There were also so many animals – I saw rabbits, deer and even two baby foxes which were so freaking cute, as well as tons of butterflies and bees and things and basically I felt very at one with nature lol.
Also I am now starving and tbh I could eat a baguette or ten so bye my dudes.
The last few days have been pretty uneventful but also kinda nice. I’ve been on loads of walks in the country (so many flowers) and this really nice beach. Except on the beach walk my whole family thought it would be freezing so we all wore jeans and it was actually so boiling I eventually had to strip and walk around in just a bralette in public eek.
My mum and I went to this little place with a few cute shops yesterday and they were really cool and kinda quirky. They sold things like old french books with pretty pictures and poetry written on little cards and vintage milk bottles. Also I had some amazing homemade lemonade and chocolate and walnut cake.
This afternoon my little cousins talked me into playing ‘extreme hide and seek’ which was hilarious because I am a boss at hide and seek and I sat in a bush for an hour because they couldn’t find me. But oh well, I used the time to make an ivy crown and turn myself into a forest nymph. It was cute.