Sunday, 19 August 2012

Twelve or "Postcards from the Edge (of Italy)"

It's BOILING in London right now.  You know where else is just as hot, arguably more so? Italy, that's where.  So it's fortunate that I went there for a week's holiday and actually managed to experience some summer after months of endless British rain.  Pedantics would say my timing was off as my trip abroad coincided with the start of the current UK heatwave, but whatevs... I was in ITALY, the land of pizza, pasta, ice cream and a shedload of famished mosquitos.

I stayed in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region (try saying that after a few too many Proseccos) in northeast Italy and the scenery was breathtaking - picture perfect rustic villages and miles and miles of vineyards stretching off to the distant Dolomites.  Jesus, Mary and Joseph, it was idyllic.  I spent a day sampling the delights of one of those vineyards and then wobbled off back home by bike afterwards.  Drinking and riding is NOT advisable!  Another day was spent at Lignano beach and yet another in Venice which I swiftly fell in love with.  I hear it is only just a close second to the Vegas Venice, which is also on my list.

I most definitely failed at photographing the majority of my outfits as I was so taken with my surroundings, so let's treat this post as an advert for holidaying in Northern Italy!  Here's what I wore in Venice:

Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square), Venice.  Hotter than the sun.
 Sunglasses: Therapy at House of Fraser
Dress: H&M (Size 8)
Sandals: Topshop (Size 5)

As usual, here's a close-up of the print, no point in keeping it under lock and key, boom boom:

I guess I can show you my vineyard-visiting outfit too, although it's not one of my best.  It was chosen in the knowledge of having to visit said vineyard by vélo (and YES I know that's French, not Italian).

Vest: H&M (Size 8)
Shorts: Fat Face (Size 8)
Vineyards & Dolomites (Humongous)

I'll finish off now with a vertical slideshow of holiday snaps, a pictorial boast, if you will. Starting with my boyfriend sampling some wine at the vineyard:

Not drunk yet?  Er...
Vine time
Still not drunk, no siree
And some more of Venice, where it took an admirable amount of self-control to stop myself recreating Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' video:

Rialto Bridge
Obligatory gondola shot.  No Cornettos here.
I <3 Venice!

1 comment:

  1. Love the Venice dress!! And you so should have recreated Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'!!!


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