The most gorgeous turquoise water you've ever seen, fresh pasta, limoncello, bright boats – what’s not to adore about the Amalfi Coast in beautiful Italy? The Amalfi Coast is one of the most picturesque places in the world. On top of the sights, everyone is so hospitable, captivating and kind.
Being around all of these vivid colors and sights left me longing to create a collection that reminded me of my time there. When you go out to dinner in any of the towns in that area, they serve you little shots of icy cold limoncello after dinner. Oh...Italians and their wonderful digestif obsession. You can get used to it pretty easily.
Highlights of the coast are Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Ravelo and Pompeii. Each day spent in any of these places is an endless feast of sights and taste.
Spectacular villas and hotels, a breathtaking view through death-defying winding roadways… everywhere you look, it’s like a postcard. Giant lemons, boats cruising, colorful flowers and people who also love this piece of heaven as much as I do. Così romantico!
The best way to explore a destination is with a local private guide. You can rent a boat, hike, visit a lot of interesting hidden places. Our local guide was Aurora. She was very easy to work with and kept us informed. Seeing the Amalfi Coast by private boat was amazing. We were able to stop anywhere we wanted and swim as long as we wanted. The views were truly awesome. We were taken to a beach restaurant for lunch that had excellent food. A waiter had a short story for us:
“George Clooney, Sting, Rod Stewart, Scarlett Johansson...”our waiter gestures towards the boats. 'They all come here during the summer...' He pauses dramatically…'But those boats don't belong to them. Theirs are molti (much) bigger,' he says. We couldn’t stop laughing. It was a wonderful relaxing day!
Next day, we drive up to Ravello where I visit the famous Villa Rufolo or Cimbrone. The entrance is on the main square (Piazza Vescovado), just across from the Duomo. You enter through a 13th-century, square Moorish tower. After purchasing a ticket, you walk along an inner pathway until you reach the Moorish Cloister. Best known for its colonnade of pointed arches, the cloister is an outstanding example of the Arabic-Sicilian style of the period.
After that – Positano. It’s an amalgam of houses, arches, domes and bungansville, fall from the peak of Comune and Sant'Angelo a tre Pizzi mountains. The white houses are very similar to the ones you find in Greece.
When I think about Sorrento, I think about the city of orange and lemon groves. Land of mermaids, colors, mysteries and legends. Aurora told me to taste their local dish gnocchi Alla Sorrentina. It’s an Italian dish made with gnocchi, sauce and a few basil leaves that are simply mouthwatering. And then – limoncello. Sorrento's original limoncello is unlike any other. We recommend taking an evening stroll or 'passeggiata' a to Piazza Tasso. You can stop by cafés and enjoy pleasant city views and of the sea beyond.
This coast was so inspiring that I tried to capture the spirit of our experience through our Limoncello Collection. The collection captures the essence of lemons and sunny beaches and includes from pillow, art prints, barware, and makeup bags that feature light green and shades of yellow that seem as if they have been painted from a canvas. You will have fuelled daydreams of the Amalfi Coast for the day!
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