The Spirit of the Season Continues...
As the world around us opens to the alluring possibilities of Summer sojourns and enchanting escapes, an overwhelming sense of anticipation and excitement rises from deep within.
Once again, an opportunity presents itself, to revel in the company of your lifelong friends.
To let frivolity reign, and to spend long days captivated by the natural beauty of the Neapolitan coastline.
For this much anticipated retreat, you travel light, relying on knitted polos and bathers through the day, and sumptuous knitwear to keep your warm while you toast the glorious sunset in the cool of the evening.
Indulging in Life’s Simplest Pleasures
What better locale to fulfill this dream, than the romantic Italian island of Ischia, an island bordered by commanding volcanic cliffs and crystalline blue waters.
It makes the ideal setting for picture perfect postcard days on the water. Days where we are all together again.
Days where laughter abounds and we all bond over life’s simplest and greatest pleasures. Days where the buttons on your shirt are merely decoration, and stylish sunglasses are your most treasured accessory. It is in these moments, that your only worry is that there are simply not enough hours in one day.
Sun Soaked Mediterranean Summers
As the cool ocean spray settles on your sun-kissed skin, you are grateful for the embrace of your soft cashmere jumper, packed at the last minute. Your friends playful summer scarf catches your eye, and the breeze, as the boat navigates the gentle waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. We all long for days like today. Days where we rely on sea salt to tame our hair and fortune to charter our course. You cannot help but think to yourself that this lavish escape has been a long time coming.
On the return voyage back to dry land, stories and anecdotes are shared about the beguiling Ischia. About how the island is steeped in history. About how its fine harbour was once immortalised in the annals of the Roman classical poet, Virgil. About how wine grapes and lemons have been grown in the fertile soils for millennia. In this moment, with an understanding of your historical setting, once again you find yourself relaxed, and at peace.
Idyllic Italian Moments
When all that is left of your time spent basking in the sunshine of Ischia is a fond memory, you are grateful that you remembered to snap a polaroid as a keepsake. It sits atop the mantle, pride of place in the hearth of your home. An idyllic snapshot in time, serving as a gentle reminder that Summer escapes bring about our equilibrium.