The first time I went to Puglia, I was instantly in love. There’s just something about this region that gets me every time. As my husband lyrically says, “Puglia stirs the soul.” Between the 500 year old olive trees to the white washed towns, it’s such a unique region.
This time be were welcome by Masseria San Francesco. Read all about this gem in Puglia here.
For Memorial Day weekend, we made a last minute trip to our favorite Amalfi Coast town, Positano. We called last minute and scored the last room at this hotel. We loved having breakfast out on this grassy terrace….
The day was spent at Bagni d’Arienzo and I had a quick hello with local Nicki of Positano Daily Photo. Be sure to follow her on Instagram. Her stories are incredible and always inspire me to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
The next day, we caught a midday train to Rome in time to have an aperitivo and cacio e pepe for dinner. It’s long weekends like that that make me realize how lucky I am to go to Positano and Rome all within a few days!
Things I loved in May
I gave this almond butter chocolate chip cookie recipe a go it was delicious!
May was also the month of updated privacy policies thanks to the European GDRP. Did you also get 57 Privacy emails? You can read mine here.
I was quite inspired by the interiors at Masseria San Francesco. Puglia has a unique atmosphere that blends luxury, simplicity, vintage and charm. I found myself scouring the internet for some finds that could bring this look into the home with natural materials like wood, glass, house plants and linen.
There is A LOT on the books for June! We are planning a long road trip that will cover Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Lake Garda, South Tyrol and Bologna. The plan is to visit old favorites, discover new ones and see our friends get married in Corvara.
This is our farewell tour of Italy. I say “farewell” because we are moving back to California in just a few weeks. It’s bittersweet to say the least. I’m excited to be closer to family, but leaving Italy will be hard. I’ll admit, moving to San Diego makes it much easier. I’m looking forward to tacos, margaritas and exploring my home state!