Italy Part 1: Sorrento

Being that this is my first written blog ever - I figured I'd start off with my most recent summer trip to ITALY!  I honestly can't get enough of Italy.  I took a trip with my Photography class to Europe (Italy was one of the countries we toured) when I was a senior in high school and it opened this small town (Kahuku to be exact) / island girl's eyes to a little portion of how beautiful our world is and all that I have yet to see!  I knew that I NEEDED to come back and see more!  I ended up going back to Italy to Study Abroad when I was 19 in a tiny town in the Marche region called Macerata.  It was beyond breathtaking and opened my eyes even more. Of course... I knew this wasn't going to be my last trip to Italy so celebrating my husband and I's 5th wedding anniversary seemed like the perfect time to explore more!

So here - first stop, beautiful SORRENTO!  We stayed at the ever so coastal posh, Maison La Minervetta, which I found Pinterest-ing my life away. I later confirmed it's legit-ness on Trip Adviosr... and hello... it was AH-MAZING.  It's located right above Sorrento's Marina Grande and has a private staircase of about 300 that leads straight down to it's historic beach community.  This stylish hotel has only 12 rooms, which is one of the reasons I picked it, aside from it's interior decoration.  Of course the decor is Italian coastal inspired.  There are bold colors of reds, whites, and blues, coastal stripes, sail boats, anchors, italian designed tiles, pottery, and dishes, etc. The hotel staff was so friendly and treated everyone as though they were family.  Definitely another perk of staying in a small hotel.  Big resorts can be fun, but attention to detail is much more enjoyable.

We actually only stayed one night then made our way to the Amalfi Coast the next day, which is where we wanted to spend the majority of our trip.  Because of our brief stay, we made it a point to make the most it!  We swam in their pool which had a panorama of Mt. Etna and Sorrento's skyline, sunbathed on the docks of Marina Grande, took a dive in the crystal blue sea, had an ono Italian seafood dinner then took a night stroll around Sorrento's main square.  Real Italian food is always a plus, but real Italian seafood takes the cake.  SO fresh, light, and full of flavor.  I could go on and on about Sorrento and Maison La Minervetta, but I'll let the pictures do more talking. =)  Ciao! xx

Bikini - Issa de mar
Dress - Cassandra Rull
Shirt - Matt Bruening