Italian Summer Part Two: The Amalfi Coast

I am well aware that the Amalfi Coast needs zero introduction, by virtue of the views and birds-eye pasta spreads that have almost certainly been dominating your Instagram feed (if your ‘following’ list resembles mine in any manner). After a, frankly, anxiety-maxing drive to our Airbnb in Ravello (click here for some money off your first stay if you’re planning your next getaway), we were rewarded over the following couple of days with the best spaghetti vongole of our lives, a caprese salad overdose and postcard worthy townscapes that my photos below, nor even Emily Ratajkowski’s vacation photos cannot fully do justice (it is really that beautiful over there).

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Italian Summer Part One: Puglia

My family and I ate/drank our way through the southern half of Italy for two weeks in July, and I’ve been so excited to share our photos from the trip. Over the course of 14 days, we (meaning my dad- I was in charge of the glamorous Google Maps navigation post) drove from Puglia (in the south of Italy) to the Amalfi Coast, up to Naples and eventually Tivoli before a final 6 day sojourn in Rome.  Every region we saw was magical in its own way, but Puglia will always occupy a special cubby-hole in my memory (which I will return to, most likely via the smell of good olive oil and/ or salty post-swim wet-bottomed car rides). The locals there were warm and charming, fellow-tourist-sightings sparse, and I can’t wait to return. Some of you may recognise these photos from my Instagram feed- I couldn’t stop myself from posting a few rather than waiting to compile them into a post. If you are planning to visit and have any questions about our trip I would be happy to answer them in the comments section.

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A Conversation With: Rachel Nguyen

Three months is possibly the lengthiest hiatus I’ve been on with regards to posting- I don’t have any (good) excuses, but I do have some ideas and content lined up for upcoming posts, so look out for attempts for redemption ASAP. In the meantime, I had a FaceTime chat with Rachel of That’s Chic chic-ness and here are a few nuggets from what we talked about when we weren’t going off on tangents, which I can either attribute to A) me being a bad interviewer/ conversationalist, or B) Raych  being too fun and easy to talk to. We met in person for the first time when I visited LA two years ago and have had but brief reunions in Paris and London, and yet she’s one of those personable yet irrefutably cool girls who can make you feel like you’ve known her forever. Plus, she has YouTube skills and style like nobody’s business. Hope you enjoy the following fragmented bits of our catch-up!

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Budapest Photo Diary and Guide

And here are some of my favourite photos from our trip to Budapest. Audrey and I had an amazing time pruning in the thermal baths, pigging out on paprika chicken whenever we had the chance, and admiring the city’s beauty- Budapest hasn’t seen the best of times as far as its history is concerned but everyone was amazingly warm and hospitable, and its worth a visit for the chimney cake alone. See the end of the post for some of our recommendations, and I hope you enjoy the photos.

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