korcula, croatia

the quiet narrow allies leading to the water's edge
the chaotic store fronts with abundance of stone jewelry
the history of Marco Polo's birthplace and family home (which is under a lot of controversy)



mljet, croatia

the sparkle of the blue waters
the very lonely monestary located on an island in the middle of the lake
the fresh smell of pine through the forest  
the refreshingly but frigid water washing my feet 
the peaceful walk through the dirt tracks passing everything from gardens of lavender and rosemary to small vineyards


dubrovnik, croatia

the thousands and thousands of red rooftops
the black swallows swarming above the city 
the bold, brave & thick city walls 
the bell towers and church domes which poked through the blanket of red rooftops
watching through a bird's eye view the lives of those that live in the city - hanging laundry, kitchen dishes drying, drinking coffee in their gardens

kotor, monténégro

the sail into Kotor through the fjords
entering the city of kotor through the enormously thick city gates  
the extremely exhausting but rewarding climb along the city walls and to the Fortress of sveti ivan- about 2000 steps up - the view is one of the best i have EVER seen 
the perfectly positioned and enchanting church of our lady of remedy on our way to the top of the fortress 
the itty bitty stoned alleyways throughout the itty bitty city



the majestic volcano Etna 
the never-ending views of blue ocean
the charming cobbled streets lined with lemon and orange trees
the main piazza with its horse fountains 



the fascinating tiles plastered everywhere from church domes to sidewalks to hotel floors
the hot volcanic stones between my toes  
drinks overlooking the southern italian glamour from la sirenuse 
the most incredible authentic lunch at da adolfo 
the unpolished charm and wildness of the amalfi coastline 


utter peace on the journey up to Mount Salerno 
sweeping slopes with spectacular views 
serene private gardens overflowing with Hydrangeas and Periwinkles dotted around Anacapri 
sailing through lovers arch and around the ruggedness of Capri 
saying yes to forever and always  


the silence and beauty of walking along the streets of rome at 6am, the only other people in site being dog walkers and street cleaners
the constant chime of church bells
the distressed but oh so beautiful pastel coloured roman buildings 
ancient rome and its imaginable grandeur back in the time
the best pizza (and I mean best) at a bare bone hole in the wall pizzeria - Pizzeria Da Baffetto 


off & away

The adventure begins today! 
-> London -> Rome-> Capri -> Amalfi -> Sicily-> Dubrovnik -> Split 
-> Rab -> Venice -> Provence -> London
I am so overwhelmingly excited and simply cannot wait to experience the sheer magic of it all with the most incredible person I know and love.
I really am going to try and chronicle the little bits of lovely I stumble across {God knows I have been the worst at it of late}


come & gone | old & new

Christmas has come and gone. It was a whirlwind if frenzy but I enjoyed it all (of course). From decorating my first Christmas tree to baking treats to wrapping presents to hosting and being hosted. The sad feeling which blankets you at the end of it all has passed and the refreshing feeling of the new year has dawned. I look forward to a year full of travel, fun, love, laughter and incredible things. Here is to 2015.

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