Monday, January 16, 2017
Dear Family, Friends and Followers,
First of all I would like to thank you for your support in the past year & I wish you all a very Happy & Healthy 2017, living La Dolce Vita!
It's already the 16th of January... I know... december was such a busy month (working, traveling, partying) that I just did not have the time to write on my blog. My apologies! One of my New Year's Resolutions is in fact to publish more often. Hopefully I will be able to fulfill that dream and keep my promise. For daily inspiration, please follow me on https://www.instagram.com/tarasdolcevita/.
Ps. The Christmas decorations shown here depict the Faraglioni rocks in Capri, Italy... the epitome of La Dolce Vita!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
It's the first time ever I'm writing about a store that I haven't visited in person... (you guys know that I usually only publish about places that I've actually been to)... but sometimes you just have to break the rules! Cabana St. Moritz is the younger sibling of Cabana Capri, a wonderful store that I did visit this summer and fell completely in love with.
The owner, Helen White, is a London-based New Yorker who is a former editor at American Vogue. She has such exquisite taste... I literally want to buy every single item in her shop! Beautiful dinner plates, silver-bamboo cutlery, contemporary glass art, the latest beach bags and cover-ups... you name it, it's there.
The same goes for Cabana St. Moritz (Thank God for social media.... allowing us to see what the Swiss store has to offer): stunning tableware, gorgeous home decor, chic fashion accessories and last but not least... lovely Christmas gifts!
Ps. Santa.... I want those mushroom plates....
For more information, please visit:
Photos courtesy of Cabana St. Moritz
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Are you looking for affordable Christmas gifts? Or cute stocking fillers? Look no further! I've done the research for you and found these adorable but inexpensive presents. It's all about hitting the right notes... or in other words... finding something funny, special, comforting and thoughtful. To me it's important that gifts will make the receiver feel good. Let them know you think about them. That doesn't mean you have to buy something expensive. In fact, all gifts shown here are under €10 / $11 and some even under €5 / $5,50!
Fox-shaped salt shaker by Zara home:
Red glass tealight holders by Zara home:
Chocolate bar by Tony's Chocolonely, Christmas edition:
Holly Wreath napkins by Emma Bridgewater:
Jamie, food & travel magazine by Jamie Oliver:
Silver miniature Christmas wreath by The Wunderkammer:
Bergamot glycerine soap by Carthusia:
The Ritual of Light tea by Rituals:
Nutella mini glass jars:
Sunday, November 27, 2016
"Buena Suerte" Cuba!
Monday, November 21, 2016
Fall, it's a season I have a love–hate relationship with... I absolutely love the beautiful colours, the falling leaves, the pumpkins, Halloween decorations and pretty mushrooms popping up in the park.... but I hate those grey, rainy days when you practically can't leave the house.
But when the sun is out, the sky is blue and the colours are those of an "Indian Summer"... it's the perfect time to go out for a walk! I put on some warm clothes, grab my camera, or in this case, my cell phone.... and I'm ready to rumble!
These pictures were taken at the estate surrounding Duivenvoorde Castle in Voorschoten, The Netherlands. For more information about Duivenvoorde, please continue here:
Monday, October 31, 2016
Happy Halloween guys! I hope you will have a wonderful and (if you wish) scary evening! I have to be honest, I usually don't celebrate Halloween, but it's a great opportunity to decorate the house & garden. Some orange Champagne won't hurt anyone either ;-)
Ps. While I was writing this post, the doorbell actually rang and there were some Trick-or-Treaters!!
Monday, October 24, 2016
Capri.... I fell completely in love with you (all over again)! This island with its beautiful colours, stunning views, pretty flowers and delicious scents... to me it's a miracle! Capri, I just can't get you out of my mind! More blogs will follow soon.
Food pictures -besides the pizza- taken at Beachclub Il Riccio:
Sandal made by Canfora: