Boat neckline, boater hat, nautical stripes? I was definitely channeling my sailor style today. I count myself very lucky to live by the water in Naples, and ever since I moved back here three years ago, it’s been one of my resolutions to enjoy more of what this special seaside city has to offer.
I suppose it follows that a Naples, Florida girl would have a certain soft spot for Italy, given that natural “Naples” connection. The ties are especially strong for me, since I spent two years studying abroad in my hometown’s European namesake. I was just sixteen when I arrived, so all things Italian tend to make me feel right at home. Granted, Florida and Italy are worlds apart, but if you know where to look, there are quite a few little pockets of Italian inspiration here in the Sunshine State.
It’s official, I’ve pardoned my parkas and Sorels for sandal weather once again! I loved trying out my best snowy weather style in Aspen last week, but this Florida girl couldn’t be happier to defrost back in sun-soaked Naples in this striped sundress.
I just got home from an amazing trip to Aspen. I always like learning a little bit about the history of the places that I visit. Sometimes I do a little research, but sometimes I just stumble across something unexpectedly historical.
One of the main attractions of Aspen is, of course, the skiing. But as a Florida native, my skiing skills are very beginner-level. If you aren't a black diamond skier, there’s still plenty of fun things to do in Aspen. One quintessentially Aspen activity is a ride on the Silver Queen Gondola.
I just spent a few days in Aspen, Colorado, and it’s definitely not your normal ski town. You might imagine log cabins and plaid, but Aspen is very upscale. I was almost as excited about all of the high-end restaurants as I was about going skiing. I brought along my new down coat from The North Face to keep me warm and chic, even on my way to dinner in a snowstorm...