Friday, August 31, 2012

Lugano for the Weekend

 Buona Sera!   Today our travels began at Torino, Italy with a lovely drive to  glorious Lugano, Switzerland!  Lugano's views,  are beyond  breath taking,  the town is directly out of romance   novel!  A Perfect paradise for anyone looking for unforgettable beauty and serenity!

Fashion is an expression of it's environment, with brilliant  hues of aqua, terra cotta, rich stone ,sun kissed for an artist, Lugano is a  designers  paradise.

Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is Switzerland's third most important financial centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With aMediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

                  Lovelies, Please enjoy the photos!

Lakefront of Campione D'italia on LAKE LUGANO

View of Lake Lugano
CAMPIONE, is an Italian enclave situated on the shore of lake Lugano, completed surrounded by swiss territory, with only 2500 inhabitant

The pool at  Hotel Novotel in Lugano

Wearing BCGC sweater, American Apparel skirt and Theory Tee

Eatery's along the Lake

Italian woman visiting the cemetery

Thankful for the wonderful Experience!

Saint Mary Dei Ghirli church was renovated by Isidoro Bianchi in the 17th century with staircase down to Lake Lugano

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Torino Style and Chocolate

Hermes in Torino

Allora!  Since  my trip to Italy, was a working experience, today we met with the Vincenzi Family, the Bicerin Producers of Chocolate Liquor,Amaretto, Chocolates and many other products.  The meeting was  extremely productive, ending with a wonderful dinner in the square of Torino at Di Michele Cafe.  A few  important opportunities became  available that I will discuss at a later date. Here are a few photos from day two in Torino. Thank you Andre Vincenzi, for a delightful day with so much knowledge you shared.

Today we also made a visit to "Eataly" the original!  Now also in NYC.  See photo below!  Buona Sera!

View from my Balcony in Torino
Torino Square

Bicerin Chocolate (gift from Andre Vincenzi)

Andrea Vincenzi

Hostess at Di Michele

Girls in the square of Torino

Florist in Torino

Bike Rentals

Cafe near hotel

Story of the Pink Umbrella

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Torino Street Style


Bon Giorno Mia Ragazzi!  After a long day of travel, we finally made it to the Italian town of Torino, just about a hour and a half outside of Milan! Torino  was  full of  lively college students and business people gathering in the streets. The artistic Italian  fashion flair  is present in the town even on this hot day.  Since running on little sleep I will share some photos of the day and fill you on more tomorrow. Ciao!  

Like the Blue Tote

 Great Hostess!  Thank You for great service and delicious Antipasto