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  1. Ginger Valdes says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos of the Amalfi Coast. I love the light and the way it makes all colors just a little more beautiful. I thought of you yesterday while perusing sale items at Soft Surroundings and found a lovely Mercury glass 9 candle votive holder, and thought it would make a unique menorah, with a little help. Thinking a little far ahead, while your living in the beauty of the moment in Italy!

    1. First of all, thanks so much for thinking of me (and for the kind words)! Must see if I can find that votive holder… πŸ™‚ I’m not actually in Italy now, although I’d love to be. This is from a recent trip, but I’m leading into posting about summer color, so it was a good time to get it posted. And yes, I totally agree about what the light does to the colors!

  2. Beautiful post. I loved Capri and how wonderful it would be to spend several days there. We took the day trip. Missed the Blue Grotto boat trip because of the weather but did see Capri via a ferry type boat.
    Your post was magical with gorgeous photos and beautifully descriptive commentary.

    1. Thank you, Bonnie! We actually never got to the Blue Grotto either, despite the fact that we were there for several days. I’d heard it’s a waste and it was so delightful just enjoying the island and relaxing… πŸ™‚

  3. I too have taken the day trip to Capri,and against my better judgement, my husband and I took the two seater bus up the mountain to Anacapri. It was incredible,but my husband had the imprint of my nails in his arm I had gripped it so hard from fright!
    Once on top,we had lunch at a lovely restaurant perched on a cliff overlooking the bay.
    It was an awesome experience,but the ride down was terrifying. The transportation is a small cable car that I would describe as one of the old miner cars used to transport from a mine.
    I was convinced the cable would snap at any second,but I had little time to fear,as you was a very quick ride down. The experience was truly a ONCE in a lifetime one!

    1. Ha ha! I had to laugh at this comment because I SO understand! That was my feeling when we drove from Sorrento to Positano on the Amalfi Road. My nails were digging deep into the leather in the car that took us there and I vowed never to do that again. Halfway there I was thinking “ok, I really can’t do this”, but there was no choice at that point. Nowadays I actually sit up at night on Google earth checking out the roads I plan to travel. I did this when we went to the South of France and it’s how I decided there was no way I could go to Eze. I hated missing something out of fear, but there are enough lovely towns in the South of France that I didn’t need to worry the entire trip about it. Next up is Santorini and I’m already looking for ways to get up to Oia…

  4. Lovely Lory! You’ve certainly captured the magical charm of Capri. I was there many years ago and your post brought back some beautiful memories. I especially loved the harbor. As I recall, there were some wild donkeys on the island…are they still around? I appreciate how you bring design into a travelogue. Unique and quite lovely. Hugs or should I say Ciao!

    1. Thanks, Pat! Yes, I’m hoping to do more travel posts, but always with a design twist to them… πŸ˜‰ I don’t remember seeing any donkeys, but I have read about them on Santorini, the next place I hope to visit.

  5. I could pack up and go right now . . .

  6. I was fortunate enough to visit Capri with my daughter. We did indeed, take the cliffside ride to Anacapri! It was scary but exhilirating. The Amalfi coast is just about the most beautiful place on the planet, in my opinion. I will never forget all the lemons – some as big as your head πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your trip with us

    1. I completely agree that the Amalfi Coast is the most beautiful place!! In fact I hold that as my standard when looking for new places to visit. But after the Amalfi road, I know I simply cannot do heights. Good thing you can get to many of the towns by boat… πŸ˜‰ (I am glad I saw the Amalfi road once… but never again!) Thanks for stopping by!!

  7. Lovely Capri, although I’ve not visited this beautiful Island, I’ve been lucky enough to visit, Positano and Sorrento, both fabulous and exciting and wish to go back again one day soon.. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  8. ofelia killeen says:

    Lovely, lovely photos Lori! You k ow how to put it all together, home decor and travels. You are a Celebrity! Hope to be there some day. But if you in New York City, there is an Italian Restaurant 60 st., and 3rd avenue. Isle Of Capri traditional Italian cuisine and it’s been in business over 30 something years.You will love to be there. I love all your posts .
    Have a Blessed Day !

  9. Lory,

    Wow, isn’t Capri just lovely! I went there years ago, but just as you spoke of we took a boat over from Positano where we were staying and only shopped and stayed for the day. I had to pop over to this post though because when I saw your photographs of Italy on IG, I was dying! So, so breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Best,
    Sheila
    http://www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

  10. Hi Lory,
    Just found this post by accident and enjoyed looking at these pics so much. I just love Capri and all of the places we visited in Italy and agree that there is no better place on earth. I somehow can’t believe that we’re unable to travel and wonder what the coming year will bring. We had hoped to celebrate our 50th anniversary in Italy next June but right now it doesn’t look promising. We had to cancel this year’s trip which broke my heart. Our dream trip would be a week each in Amalfi, Rome and Tuscany.
    I have to admit that I really love the drive up the coast, riding the funicular and overlooking the cliffs as long as I’m sitting in a vehicle and not walking!

    1. Ahh, loved this comment! I’m so glad you found the post… πŸ™‚ I, too, was hoping to travel back to Italy this year but had to cancel. Let’s hope it’s not too far in the future when we can enjoy discovering beautiful places again!! Happy Anniversary!

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